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Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Mattison's City Grille is perfect for Market Day Saturday breakfast, Sunday Brunch, lunch, dinner, late night dining, and enjoying drinks at our outdoor, covered bar with live music. Chef Paul Mattison has created an exciting al fresco menu from casual sandwiches, to brick-oven pizzas; from mouth watering lamb, filet and fresh seafood, to special salads and appetizers. You will come for the atmosphere and stay for the food.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Mattison's is open on three sides, making the whole restaurant essentially outdoors. They check every customer's temperature before seating them, and the tables are a safe distance apart. And excellent food at fair prices is served here! The burgers and fried clams are the best...in Sarasota, and service is quick, friendly, and professional. Highly recommended.recommendedMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were drawn in by the great evening weather and the music coming from the restaurant. However, we were very disappointed w/the quality of the food....I ordered a grill chicken sandwich which turned out to be a ground chicken sandwich which was terrible....Will not return...to this establishment, but will listen to the music from afar....More

Date of visit: August 2020
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MattisonsRestaurants, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am so very sorry you didn't like the Chicken Burger. It is very different from a grilled chicken sandwich. I hope you give us another try. The menu changes every week with different options.

Reviewed July 12, 2020

Yes, hot, but the place to be is Mattison's City Grille. Outside eating, cool breezes, awesome waitstaff, best of eats, great prices. They take your temp as you enter, so BE SAFE. And tell Randy Jasmin sent you.

Date of visit: July 2020
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MattisonsRestaurants, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2020

Yes, it is very hot oustide. We have fans all through the restaurant. The cool breeze is great. We make everyone wear a mask and temp everyone. Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed June 26, 2020

mattison’s, Thursday early evening, the busiest restaurant on main st. Blackened mahi-mahi sliders n goat cheese bruschetta, enjoyable, tasty n light. 12” meaty bone-in pork chop with veggie hash, holy cows!!! Luvin’ it!! Chocolate torte, did god make this? Arturo is awesome, keeping his real...coolness against the harshest torture of heat n humidity outdoors.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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MattisonsRestaurants, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review. See you soon!

Reviewed June 15, 2020 via mobile

If you stop in for dinner make sure you try the bistro steak I have to say it’s the best steak I have had in a while. Our server Tiffany was an amazing!

Date of visit: June 2020
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MattisonsRestaurants, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2020

Thank you for sharing your great experience. See you soon

Reviewed June 10, 2020

We have been going a bit stir-crazy lately, staying home and eating the same, old things, so we decided to head over to Mattison's downtown for lunch on Saturday. We also needed a place that was adhering to the protocols for eating out now. (some...restaurants are NOT doing what they should be doing!) Well, Mattison's fit the bill for us. Outside, covered seating and centrally located for meeting my sister-in-law, who lives in South Sarasota. Emily was our server and she was wonderful! We get a bit carried away with all of our 'special requests' and she delivered with a smile (well, I think she was smiling, she had a mask on) The fish sandwich was great and that jalepeno tarter sauce is divine. My husband had the Chicken Ceaser (Emily suggested having it blackened) and he loved it. Drinks were great and Emily kept us well hydrated! Mattison's tables are at least 6 feet apart and all the staff are wearing masks. Thank you Mattison's, you got us out of the house!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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MattisonsRestaurants, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review. We take pride in following the 6ft away and staff wearing masks. We take all employees temperatures daily. So happy you feel safe with us as we follow the protocol. Thanks for making us your first restaurant...More

Reviewed June 9, 2020

I’m so stuffed! The food was delicious, the guy playing music was UNBELIEVABLE and Emily was a fantastic waitress. This restaurant exceeded my expectations.

Date of visit: June 2020
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MattisonsRestaurants, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review and stopping in.

Reviewed June 9, 2020 via mobile

Salads and happy hour martinis were awesome! Our server Emily was super attentive. Great first stop on our trip to beautiful Sarasota.

Date of visit: June 2020
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MattisonsRestaurants, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2020

So happy you are enjoying your vacation. Thanks for the great review and stopping in.

Reviewed June 8, 2020

Service was great! The food was fresh and delicious! We were in Sarasota for vacation. The atmosphere was relaxing.

Date of visit: June 2020
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MattisonsRestaurants, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review.

Reviewed June 3, 2020 via mobile

Went there to meet my brother in-law for some pizza, first time out since the beginning of this pandemic. We were greeted by Jonathan and he was so welcoming and sat us at our table. We ordered two Margarita pizza which came to our table...cooked to perfection! Our server Dakota was warm and took great care of us and we never lacked her attention! All in all great first night out in a awhile and honest Mattison’s is one of our go to place! Thank god they are back in operation and looking forward to returning soon! Thank you Jonathan and Dakota!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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MattisonsRestaurants, Owner at Mattison's City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy you enjoyed everything. See you soon!

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