Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
They tried to seat us next to where a large wedding was going on and you could not even talk. Then they tried to put us at a high top table. It was my Birthday and I chose the restaurant and I was sorry I did.
Service was spotty. Sometime waitress was attentive and other times not present. Lobster salad had an ammonia taste and smell which indicates it was beginning to spoil. Ritz Sarasota not up to its highest standards.
Wife's go to restaurant for her special occasions.
This was our first dining visit to Jack Dusty's and, overall, we were quite impressed. The food was excellent, the ambience impressive and the service competent. We sat out on the porch and enjoyed the view and vista immensely, however, the night we visited (Saturday night), the hired musician seriously compromised our enjoyment of the dining experience - his music was too loud, too repetitious and too annoying!! We could barely hear each other speak!!! A restaurant of this caliber should know better than to employ amplified music to accompany a fine dining experience. Background music featuring a piano or acoustic guitar would be a much better accompaniment for a dining destination of this refined reputation. We were very disappointed.
Beautiful setting/venue, uncompromising service, delicious food.
I took my mother there for Mother's Day and we had a wonderful time. We had a great view of the boats and water. The plates were on the expensive side but not on the ridiculously expensive side. We would go again for sure.
Service was great......friendly, efficient and helpful. Food was outstanding.
The food was very good and the service was great.
I would like to review my recent experience at Jack Dusty for dinner on May 5th. I had booked reservations for 7:30 PM, excited to have a wonderful dinner on the water. However, the only thing wonderful about this experience was the food. Upon arrival I had request to be seated outside, even though reservations were made in advance we still weren't seated for another 25 minutes. After being seated, service was extremely slow and our waiter hardly came by. When our waiter did arrive, I had asked for a pitcher of water which was never received. While we waited for our food I went to use the restroom, while I in there the lights went completely dark - I couldn't see to even open of the stall. Not exactly an enjoyable experience. Overall, as returning customers next time we will have to reconsider.
great service, would like to see the menu switched up!
Great service and good food while enjoying the awesome view. We had a good time.
Hands down the best restaurant in town! Every bite is amazing, and even their drinks are memorable. Beautiful views and impeccable service. We go as often as we can.
Great food and service and the outdoor dining provides beautiful views! The brown bread made with molasses and honey is awesome!
Service was great, food was fabulous. Will be back.
Everything was amazing! The smoked pain killer and mahi-mahi special were delicious.
A magical evening with outstanding food, impeccable service, and unique beverages. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.
Waiter was great. Menu I thought very limited. Noisy out on patio. I will return for cocktails but not dinner.
Great breakfast with great view!!
Beautiful and great service, look forward to going there another visit.
Perfect night. Wonderful food. Great service
The server was great, it was our anniversary and she comped a dessert. They had one vegan option and no tofu last night. How does that happen? How was there no substitute? They gave extra veggies but charged the $29 for veggies and rice! The other dish was a lot of shells but very little sea food altogether.
The waitress was great.. the limited cocktail and food has gone on too long. Will we be back soon , probably not. But again.. the waitress was great.
Between the atmosphere, food and service Jack Dusty's is Five Star on all counts!
A birthday lunch for my best friend of 48 years!
Great food & cocktails! They were very accomodating for a vegetarian!
The swordfish special was delicious and they let me change from the grits that were offered to mashed potatoes. Our server was very nice and attentive. The only negative was that the air conditioning was much too cold.
Menu is just too limited.
Great lunch with a dear friend .
Celebrated a joyous occasion with my sister!
Hostess not very welcoming or friendly. Asked for outside table. We had reservation. Placed at worse table inside. My friend went outside and got a table outside which was a first come first serve. Hostess never mentioned. Simply said 1 and 1/2 hr wait. Didn’t even try. Frustrating. Wine
Pour for $16 glass for first glass small. However second much better. Waitress was awesome and attentive and thorough. Very very good
My favorite please to eat outside and feel like I am in Florida
One minor- perhaps more vegetarian choices
Beautiful setting, but the food was very average. $164 lunch tab for four people without cocktails. I get that it is the Ritz, but if I am paying a premium for food I would at least like it to be amazing.
Service was very slow. It was raining and we had to ask 3 times to move to a table away from being poured on.
Stayed at the hotel for 4 days. Breakfast was always nice. The one night I ate there, they wouldn’t accommodate my guest with severe hearing loss with an outdoor table because they said they were full. The waitress rushed us through dinner. There were two lovely outdoor tables that never were used the whole time we ate.
Nice cocktails and beautiful views. Go for the ambiance not for food... it’s average.
Beautiful outdoor dining, great food and ambiance!
Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails is rated 4.6 stars by 1422 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.