Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

4.7
766 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Who is Jack Dusty? Jack Dusty, so named for the 18th century short-hand term for the naval store clerk whose responsibility included doling out the daily lot of rum to sailors and maintaining the ship’s inventory of food supplies, offers guests a bevy of dining and drinking options with indoor/outdoor seating and views of sparkling Sarasota Bay and beyond. Jack Dusty features modern classic seafood, offers a lively bar and presents a prominent cocktail program.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(941) 309-2266
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Caleb Taylor
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
US-41 and Gulfstream
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Parking details
Valet parking is complimentary for guests of Jack Dusty.
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Special events & promotions
Jack Dusty would love to host your special occassion celebration. Birthdays, graduations, engagements and more as only Jack Dusty can. Make your event truly once-in-a-lifetime. Contact us for details.
clay.kearney@ritzcarlton.com
matthew.kiner@ritzcarlton.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 766 People Are Saying
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PE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This night was a “ special” promotion night
Food was ok but portions were pathetically small
Actually insulting small
Will never come back

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SR
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Only complaint was when we arrived...very disorganized hostess station. I also received a notification from Open Table that the restaurant reported our reservation cancelled, which was not the case. We were on time however whatever was going on with the couple in front of us made us late.

In any case, our waiter was fantastic and the food incredible! We loved it. Thank you!

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MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was fantastic. Our complements to the chef. My wife had the Beef Tenderloin and I had the Quinoa salad with New England Clam Chowder soup. The service was very good also as they were attentive and made sure that we were taken care of. However, the noise level was high. As a date night, I would not recommend the restaurant - It was hard to have a good conversation over the noise. The restaurant is good for after work drinks and get togethers. Eating out on the patio would be a better choice for conversations.

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BD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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DM
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here on my birthday and they were fantastic. they surprised us with dessert and champagne at the end of the evening. Food was delicious, service was excellent and the ambiance can't be beat here in Sarasota. We sat outside and it was a beautiful night.

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J
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Usually very good , but this time was disappointed.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a special occasion and had a wonderful dinner. The service was outstanding and the food tasted absolutely delicious. Beautiful view. Highly recommend!

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KB
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the atmosphere at Jack Dusty's. And the service is always excellent. Great cocktails, too. I dine there every time I come to Sarasota.

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The highlight of our trip to Sarasota. Our waiter was phenomenal, the food was exceptional, and a picture perfect setting to boot! They even sent us home with a kit to make their awesome naval brown bread with our young sons! If you are in Sarasota and have the chance, you must dine here!

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JS
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It wasn't very crowded due to being off season and effects of red tide. It would have been nice to sit outside but red tide was present. The food is just okay there. We had lobster rolls. The roll was flavorless. The lobster was good. The brown bread is tasteless and should be removed from menu.

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Tampa
340 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We dined here prior to a Van Wezel show because of ease of parking, proximity to theatre and excellent food. Our server was attentive and accommodating to our time schedule.

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WW
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner Wednesday 9-19, terrific food, over the moon service from our server Taylor. Attentive to our every need and then some. Will return and highly recommend.

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LS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Delicious meal! Attentive service! Very accommodating! Lush surroundings! Highly recommend!

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B
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

April the server is an asset to the Ritz Jack Dusty.
Glad the service has improved!!

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PT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cathy and I were reliving our first date that took place only one year ago at Jack Dusty. Our first date and our one year anniversary have left a lasting imprint in our hearts created by the restaurant ambience, however this was enabled primarily by the extraordinary staff.
Thank you to all for making our evening so special and memorable!
Cathy and Paul Tomass

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GH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Jack Dusty’s. The bread is amazing. Shisheeto peppers are the best idea in appetizers.

It’s worth a try for a great evening.

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GM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy Jack Dusty for a nice relaxing evening. The service is excellent and the food was very well prepared. The ambiance is wonderful sitting outside enjoying the evening looking at the water by Sarasota Bay.

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H
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in this Restaurant - fabulous experience - it was a wedding anniversary - the staff had signed a card - really nice touch - perhaps everything is a little over priced - but it is the RITZ after all -
Although we did not really ordered dessert - a nice touch would have been a small complimentary dessert for the Anniversary occasion. We have been surprised like this in other upscale Restaurants.
We had a wonderful server - Jennifer - very attentive -
my next visit - we will arrive a bit later - as I like lots of people around me in a beautiful place like this.
Again, Thank you - recommended highly - and we will be back with a group of friends - we are The Fine Dining Group - Thank you all gain for making our visit a memorable experience.

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n
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. We decided to sit outside -- view was excellent. Service by Jose was outstanding. Only complaint was we were bombarded with flies when the food arrived. Spent my whole meal swatting off flies. So suggest inside seating next time or table maybe under one of the fans.

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DR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was ok, drinks ok, would not go back. Portions small, presented well, flavor ok.

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b
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed everything about Jack Dusty.
Interesting decor, excellent and knowledgeable wait staff. Great dishes: none of the all to common white rectangular plates which make for akward cutting.
Very good, well prepared and uncommon food choices.

Only drawback for us was being seated next to a serving station where wait staff noisily grabbed utensils and chatted.

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a
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Jack Dusty is normally one of our go-to restaurants. Always great food and drink. Last night it was just okay. I had the swordfish special. It was bland. My wife had the cioppino. It was over-spiced. Just a bad night, I guess. We'll try again. The service, as always we terrific. BTW, if management is reading this: try changing up your menu more often. Thank you.

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T
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved a table at Jack Dusty for 7:00PM Saturday through Open Table. I did not get the option of requesting outside or inside seating. We arrived early Saturday and were told our table would be outside. Even at 6:40PM, September 1st in Sarasota Florida is hot and humid, outside is not an option for me unless I am wearing shorts and t shirt and I was not. We thought the hostess did an excellent job reacting to the situation. After the option of a hightop bar seat, which we declined, we did get a low top table inside. Our waitress did a great job through out the night. She checked on us often and kept the beverage glasses filled. We ordered Oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer, we both enjoyed JD's take on a classic. For entrees we both ordered the filet on a bed of creamed spinach and fresh potato chips. I thought the filet and spinach were excellent and at that price point, an excellent value as well.

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KL
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed JackDusty's for a birthday celebration. Lyle, our waiter told us unique things about the restaurant and the food on the menu. He was attentive and gave us space and the time we needed to enjoy every part of our dinner. The drinks we started with were outstanding. Try the smoked wood drinks for a new experience. The brown bread that is served with warm rum butter is excellent and we all loved our food choices. We had the cioppino and the tenderloin along with ceviche and one other starter.

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c
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So many great things to say about Jack Dusty. Try The Siren cocktail. It’s delicious! Had excellent food, table and service by Helen. Can’t beat this place! Thanks everyone!! See you again soon. Cheers!

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SH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a girls night out- pretty awesome! Food was excellent, service great and setting perfect!

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DR
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Hostess Amy received us with intuition, charm & information which set the pace for what was to come.
The ladies began with a “Siren” , a bit pricy, slowly sipped & perfect for convesation .
Our server, Esteban, was professional, informed, helpful, diplomatic & “handsome” directed the perfect play, each scene (course) pleasuring (we) the actors!
Outstanding; thank you to all!!

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OG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful dinner ❤️ So delicious ahi tuna and so yammi deserts menu 😍

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LG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, the service is fantastic and a great place for sunsets! We come on vacation to Florida every summer and this is one of our favourite spots to have dinner at.

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m
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent raw bar ! The server was fantastic kudos to her !! Try to key lime creme brûlée! Best ever !!

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AR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Lyle. Excellent food, particularly from the raw bar. Cocktails were tremendous as well.

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j
Indiana
42 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast while staying at the hotel. Very good. Love the espresso bar too

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J
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our experience was very nice..... our waiter was excellent I believe his name was Andy
Was a little pricy but very good

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V
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, unparalleled food, superb service. The perfect venue for an anniversary celebration with the woman of my dreams.

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t
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went here for a birthday celebration. The service was great and we all enjoyed the food.

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e
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has the best seafood in Sarasota. Always fresh and well
preparedness Our waitress Jen was really fun and excellent with her first class service.

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F
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

There was only one other table during lunch
Had to find the server
poor response to services and food was cold

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HT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with excellent food. Our server, April, was one of the best in Sarasota. Helpful and attentive but never overbearing. It felt like she was a long time friend.

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MD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and the cocktails were amazing! Beautiful setting. Went for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will come again.

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NS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Kids running around with no parental supervision. The view was a wall. The drinks ere overpriced, but the food was great

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