Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

4.6
1376 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 1376 people are saying
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WendeeP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Anniversary dinner

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Lilly
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
2 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table outside for an Easter dinner, and both the food and service were outstanding! We can’t wait to go back and dine again!

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vipCharles
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Sarasota and Jack Dusty is where I go to feel like I’m on vacation in my hometown. The ambiance next to the water is beautiful and the service impeccable. Of course, the food is always a delicious treat as well.

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Adelle
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The burger was good, but way overpriced at $20, and came with no mustard, mayo, or ketchup. We liked the bun especially. We were stuck at a small table next to a serving cart, when there were many empty tables, although we had made reservations. It was difficult to enjoy the view at that table.

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BillA
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very disappointed.I expected much more from a dining experience at the Ritz Carlton casual or otherwise

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vipsusanm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance and service was excellent! I would highly recommend Jack Dusty’s!

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vipBillS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The patio bar was somewhat attractive on the water but not very well arranged and surprisingly small. The service for drinks was slow. We ate in the outside area separate from the patio bar area. The service was very good as was the food. Highly recommend the ceviche as an app.

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KassandraB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Jack Dusty for our anniversary dinner and it was amazing. Five stars were easily earned by the staff, the ambiance, and the quality of the food. If you are looking for a nice night out with a spouse I would highly recommend choosing Jack Dusty.

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PoojaB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

the food and ambience was awesome but our server was rude.

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DaniellaC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cenamos ceviche y un plato con camarones delicioso

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vipMav430
Central Coast
42 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice venue with indoor and outdoor seating. Service was prompt and friendly and the food was comprised of fresh ingredients and prepared well. Wine list is limited in quantity but a few good choices for red and white. Vibrant scene and the noise level picked up as the evening went on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Nursing home food. Bland, salt less, and unimaginative menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

AC is freezing

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CarolynD
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

When you make your visitation make sure to specify where you want to sit there is a table overlooking a pool that is wonderful we had a hard time getting it as they said it was reserved. We sat there for 2 1/2 hours with no problem. The profiterole was fantastic the drink was wonderful the fried green tomatoes or so so

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coastalgal
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an exquisite dining experience! I had family in from NY and we decided to eat breakfast at the Ritz on the outdoor patio. So happy we did! Everything was outstanding! The food was presented beautifully, flavored perfectly and the portions were more than adequate. The service was impeccable. We all felt so special with the attention we received from the staff. Really friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating team. The view was lovely as well. The Ritz is truly a very special place. Thank you to all!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all a great evening

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vipHibiscus
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danielle is exceptional. She even remembered my usual cocktail order.

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albertoz
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Jack Dusty multiple times. In the past few years, plus now(March 2021) The food is consistent, and never "hit and miss".
Most recently we had breakfast there; our waitress Jackie was phenomenal.
We had breakfast a couple days prior to that and had Lory as our waitress.
Both were so excellent and attentive to our needs
The food remains 4 star on my own 5 star scale(I love to cook so I'm always critical
of myself and what I eat).
At any rate, I HIGHLY recommend Jack Dusty's for breakfast , lunch or dinner.
We have NEVER encountered anyone on their staff who has been unpleasant, and my wife and I truly appreciate that.
Cuodos to Jack Dusty's staff and their cheerful , can do attitude.

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vipEriepants
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Jack Dusty, and Lyle is the best waiter in the world

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vipncstate
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food both outstanding as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and great atmosphere

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Healthydiner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

This was a special birthday lunch for a friend with a chocolate dessert requested in writing as well as phone to the restaurant to confirm.

A key lime bar was delivered by the server with no explanation, shared $12. I emailed the manager who is reimbursing the charge which is nice, but does not recover the chocolateless birthday memory

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ZabM
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were amazing. Loved the smoking jacket experience. Waiter was great. I will definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere! Steven, our server on the patio was great. Great attention to detail and made us feel special. Class act!

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vipAnnE
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My experience got off to a bad start when a gentleman who was standing at the front door and employed by the Ritz was harassing people about mask wearing as they walked in the front door. The mask mandate was lifted in FL but apparently Ritz/Marriott has strict guidelines that go against the governor's orders.

Also - the chicken dish on their menu has a strong curry taste but did not state it on the menu in the list of ingredients. It was horrible.

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vipCamjam
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great experience, set ice was good and food was tasty.

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SuzyK
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server, SAMMY was FANTASTIC! We will request her ALWAYS! The "Bread in a can" was a wonderful suprise!

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vipBessy
New England
78 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Jack Dusty is always consistent with food presentation and service. We were able to eat safely and leisurely on the outside terrace.

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vipColleen
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Was treated rudely by the hostess when I requested to be seated outside. Was told I should have made that request in the notes on open table. Then, was ignored completely when we agreed to sit inside. Server didn’t know the specials, brought the wrong wine to the table after we had waited a significant amount of time for it, and spent too much time talking at our table. It was our evening to enjoy with old friends! Very, very disappointing especially for a Ritz Carlton property.

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vipVibes
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch service, food and cocktails. Attentive to COVID precautions.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have a great time. Would go back again for lunch. Menu is limited but the items delicious.

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JenniferS
Memphis/West TN
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the Ritz for our vacation. Ate breakfast every day, lunch and dinner once each. Amazing food, presentation and service. Highly recommend

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KathleenS
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We were celebrating my friend’s b’day. We are locals and had both been to Jack Dusty several times so we had certain expectations from our former positive experiences. Our waitress McKenzie had good timing (except when we first sat down and didn’t see her for a while) and was friendly and attentive. The setting on the terrace was relaxing with the lovely water view on a particularly beautiful day. Tables were an appropriate distance apart. Our disappointment arrived with the food. It just wasn’t up to the usual standards. My bread-less grouper sandwich (my request) was rather bland and the grouper didn’t taste as fresh as it should have with JD being right on the gulf. I ordered a side of the veggies which were also subpar, tasteless and a tad soggy (sautéed or roasted would have been my preference). My friend’s fries were quite good as was the key lime bar we shared for dessert. I know Jack Dusty can do better because I’ve had very good food there. I also thought their menu items were a bit uninspired maybe due to their whittled down choices as compared to our former dining experiences.

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Millie
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Casual and limited menu. Expensive (Orange juice $8). OK for family with kids and good bar.

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JanS
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely setting, and the food and service are what you have been brought to expect at a Ritz. Outstanding place for lunch, and a lovely view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Inattentive servers

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Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails is rated 4.6 stars by 1376 OpenTable diners.

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