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About Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

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.

1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
US-41 and Gulfstream

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 309-2266

Website:
http://www.jackdusty.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is complimentary for guests of Jack Dusty.

Executive Chef:
Caleb Taylor

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

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

Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Special Occasion (22)
Waterfront (21)
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Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Scenic View (15)
People Watching (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (7)
Casual (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Comfort Food (1)
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 2 days ago

Relaxing friendly ambience, exceptional food and high-quality service. Exactly what you expect from the Ritz.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined 5 days ago

This is hands down the only place in Sarasota where you get that at home feeling while still receiving that Ritz Carlton level service. 5 stars

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Went before a show at Van Weisel which is just down the road. Great experience. From valet parking to waiter everyone was top notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Jack Dusty’s was better than expected. Awesome selection of seafood and great service! One of a kind experience. Can’t wait to come back to Sarasota to come here again.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice waterview table. Courteous and friendly service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food and service are excellent. The only issue that we had was when we were being seated we requested a table with a view and were told it was reserved. It sat empty during our entire meal. This left me with a bad taste. Too bad

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Another excellent experience at Jack Dusty’s!! Sammie made our dinner a great evening-exceptional service!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This is 2nd great dining experience at Jack Dusty’s. Will be back again in May when we visit from California. Our waitress was exceptional, unfortunately forget her name.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Jack Dusty’s never disappoints. The chef created a delicious vegetarian pasta / vegetable dish for me that was off menu. The handcrafted pina colada was amazing. They handle larger parties well. Excellent servers and excellent food.

Tags: Vegan, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service and atmosphere. Live music was nice during dinner. Our waitress was outstanding. We were there to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Everyone was very nice. Will go back soon.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere and great location on the water. There was a wedding happening at the same time as our dining which made for a little noise and traffic. Our waiter, Joe, was amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Jack Dusty restaurant is absolutely my favorite place to take friends and family. Love hand crafted cocktails like the incredible "siren" complete a beautiful orchid flower encased in ice! Loving the super good Cobb salad . My best pick is the Lobster Roll just like I am used to from my hometown of Newport, RI. It includes the best homemade potato chips. The table is invited to taste warm molasses bread with rum butter, a treat for everyone! Do I love it here ? Absolutely!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food great choices excellent service

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waiter "Joe" was exceptional - very attentive, informative and fun to kid around with

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We always love our dinners at Jack Dustys. Great service and great food. Their new evening singer is wonderful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wonderful food and superb service. I think the service was some of the best I’ve experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I visit Jack Dusty's every time I'm in town. I eat here when I am on my own when I have clients with me and I bring my family on occasion.
It has a beautiful view. I love the 3 dining areas: outside, inside more formal and inside with a more cool vibe. The bar area is very hip and comfortable. The food is great. My favorite is the steak. That molasses bread is ah-mazing. And this time you had some kind of zucchini/potato on the side. OMG..that was wonderful. There are great wine choices and good cocktails. Finally, the service was great. The hostess was very accommodating and the server was knowledgeable, friendly, and paid attention to our needs.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We were seated in the main dining room area which and the temperature was very cold. Our waiter tried to accommodate us as we moved and he talked with management about the air conditioning situation. He was very attentive, helped the three of us celebrate our birthday lunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fabulous! That's it! This place does it right in every way!

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Love this place for a great after work drink with friends, Sunday brunch, and talking with friends on the outdoor patio.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We just love it here! The food is always wonderful, and they are accommodating to our special requests.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We ate at the restaurant for my birthday. I had the Caesar salad and the pork chop with Brussel sprouts. The food was delicious. They serve a delicious bread out of a can. As it was my birthday, they served me the donuts in a bag with 2 sauces.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely selection of seafood appetizers and a yummy bowl of clam chowder. It's worth it to go for the beautiful setting.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The breakfast buffet was just OK, the eggs Benedict English muffin was hard as a rock and you could not even cut through it with a knife. Waffles were cold and the gravy for the biscuits and gravy was very runny/watery! The most unfortunate part occurred when we were getting up from our table to make only our second trip to the buffet, we were asked by someone who was there to clean tables if we were heading out, even though it was clear that my phone and sunglasses were still on the table. It felt as if the help wanted us to leave, even though we only had one trip to the buffet with a very small plate! I expected so much more from the Ritz Carlton!

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Waiter was perfection!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Beautiful location, delicious food & great service.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Fantastic ambiance, service & unique menu & spectacular views. One of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

It was my daughter's 17th Birthday and all she wanted was to stay at the Ritz-Carlton for her birthday so we didn't want to leave the hotel at all so I made reservations for her Birthday Dinner and it was the best decision I could've made hands down one of the best places especially for the occasion. April our waitress was absolutely wonderful and so knowledgeable. we will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Waiter was attentive, helpful, but seemed very high strung, agitated, nervous which made us a little uneasy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Lovely restaurant in the Ritz Carlton. Food was delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

When you first walk in it may feel as if it's just another hotel restaurant. But that's where it stops! From the time we were greeted by Kate (host) to when our check was brought the service was Top Notch. I hinted on the OpenTable app that it was my 12th anniversary and boy did they go above and beyond. Nothing corny, no song and dance just a classic handwritten note and a visit from Mirza the restaurant manager just thanking and congratulating us. It made the night very special. I can not end this without mentioning how excellent our server Sammy was... very polite, courteous and most of all patient. She made the evening a pleasant one. Do not leave without trying the Fried Green Tomatoes crab cakes... OMG!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Very quiet Monday night. Seated in the bar for some reason . Service was slow at first, then improved. Scallops were good, filet was okay. Good but not amazing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Waterfront
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great experience and the service was awesome. Look forward to go back again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We've been here many times. They must have gotten s new chef/management again because they have new items on the menu and things were cooked differently. The presentation of the food was not anything to be excited about and we were not thrilled with the appetizers. Everything was fresh but nothing had good flavor. We didn't finish any of them. Our main dishes were good and the bread was also but left slightly disappointed.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent service, limited menu. A bit overpriced, then again it is at the Ritz. Food was good, but just not Capital Grill good. Nice atmosphere being on water and enjoyed patio area.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The service and attention were great, the food was good, but getting it took quite a wait.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Anniversary! Melissa (server) was the best! She convinced me to get the Shiner cocktail. Worth it for the $!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food and service was terrific. Great menu selection and service.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Definitely sit outside. Service was perfect, every dish we ordered we loved.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We love it

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