Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

4.6
1422 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1422 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

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.

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vipGreekCritic
Tampa
73 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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.

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nomnomnom
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wife's go to restaurant for her special occasions.

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vipMarkM
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipVibes
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Beautiful setting/venue, uncompromising service, delicious food.

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SusanC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Rich
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great......friendly, efficient and helpful. Food was outstanding.

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DavidC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was great.

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MirandaP
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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.

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HeatherT
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, would like to see the menu switched up!

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GladysC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food while enjoying the awesome view. We had a good time.

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SarasotaLocals
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMark
Tampa
45 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and the outdoor dining provides beautiful views! The brown bread made with molasses and honey is awesome!

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vipFrea
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was fabulous. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The smoked pain killer and mahi-mahi special were delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A magical evening with outstanding food, impeccable service, and unique beverages. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

DJ
DJQ1
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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General
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Waiter was great. Menu I thought very limited. Noisy out on patio. I will return for cocktails but not dinner.

JD
vipJenniferD
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast with great view!!

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PriscillaS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful and great service, look forward to going there another visit.

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vipValerieZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night. Wonderful food. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipHarrycocob
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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vipJAFFIE
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between the atmosphere, food and service Jack Dusty's is Five Star on all counts!

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Jeanne
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday lunch for my best friend of 48 years!

JC
JeffC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & cocktails! They were very accomodating for a vegetarian!

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vipChabot
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipDeniseF
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Menu is just too limited.

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vipedwardb
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with a dear friend .

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KeithV
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DebG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a joyous occasion with my sister!

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vipbeacon
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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vipDrSteve
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My favorite please to eat outside and feel like I am in Florida

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vipmrirad
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance
Excellent service
Excellent food

One minor- perhaps more vegetarian choices
Thank you

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WendeeP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

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.

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DonnaM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Anniversary dinner

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Lilly
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow. It was raining and we had to ask 3 times to move to a table away from being poured on.

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vipJenniferG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

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.

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PamC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Nice cocktails and beautiful views. Go for the ambiance not for food... it’s average.

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Leg23
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining, great food and ambiance!

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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.

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