Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

4.7
1496 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 1496 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a lovely evening at Jack Dusty. We were especially impressed with the birthday dessert!!! The waiter was amazing have recommendations and was attentive to our needs. Overall a wonderful night

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food, ambience and service! Very highly recommended!

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AliceS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best restaurants I’ve been too! So accommodating for our post-wedding brunch.

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RonM
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 10 anniversary and the staff could have treated us more special. Bus boys, waiters and the front deck hostess greeted us with congratulations and treated us to complimentary drinks and desserts. It was very special, would highly recommend them for any special occasion.

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JohnF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was great and good setting. Our server Mike was probably the best service we’ve had at a restaurant other than Ruth Chris. Highly recommend Mike and this restaurant!

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RoseB
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service always. A reliable option every time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great kitchen and great service! In sitting outside, the overall ambiance was pleasant and refreshing. With the water, marina and lush green grounds, you forget where you’re at for a bit.

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vipPatsyC
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations of friends

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vipSKBrandy
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely view of water sitting outside. Matthew was our server and he was terrific. Food was very good.

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vipFrequentDiner
Tampa
45 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed and made to feel special for our evening at Jack Dusty. Every staff member was pleasant and appeared to really enjoy their work. A cocktail at the lively bar was made special by Andrea with a lesson on ice cubes. It was a stormy night but the wide portico allowed for a dry dinner table outside overlooking the lagoon. Each course was presented nicely and delicious. The ceviche very fresh and the flank steak seasoned and cooked perfectly. The chicken was also done very well. Strawberry spoon cake came with a candle for birthday celebration. A perfect place to celebrate a special day.

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AlanS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. I had grouper and side salad. Fun place to people watch.

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donotbite
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food tasty and ample. Bar noise a bit loud but tolerable.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JeGr
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were staying at the hotel, so it was an easy choice. The food was amazing ... lots of fresh specials. And if you like Crafted Cocktails, this is the place for you. Very active bar scene in the evening.

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JonO
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service - am I missing anything? 🎩

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place, family friendly and fresh simple menu.

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Eat2live
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jack Dustys is one of my favorite restaurants in Sarasota. The food is always excellent and the service unrivaled.

My last visit we dined inside on a Saturday night. Live music was playing and it was an enjoyable evening. At times it was very loud as there were several tables celebrating birthdays. However, It did not take away from the excellent meal and stellar service one always receives and dining at Jack Dustys.

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Love4Peace
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio dining with wonderful service. Would be perfect if they added guitar music for the weeknights!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding! Great service and atmosphere!

GB
vipGeorgeB
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here - all first-rate - food, service and setting. Ritz-Carlton always a safe bet, and didn’t disappoint!

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vipKvetka
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was celebrating birthday with my girlfriends last night. Our waiter Jorge went above and beyond to make it extra special and memorable for us. We were very well taken care of and I would highly recommend this place, for the excellent service first of all and gorgeous evening view if you sit outside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rather disappointing experience. The place looks and feels like a bland, boring and sad canteen. The service was ok, the food pretty much reflected the atmosphere: tasteless and boring. Total waste of money and time! While making reservations, we were asked if that would be a special occasion and we checked the box for Anniversary but that was also overlooked and nothing happened, not that we were expecting a preferential treatment but would be nice if had just a better table reserved. The fist and last time for sure!

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msspfl060714
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was delicious. The bread in a tin can is odd and not that great. The latte was delicious and really great size. Overall, delicious food.

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vipStephenB
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night!!

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vipGoldie
Tampa
117 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The Good, Bad and the Ugly (not listed in that order:)

The fish dip gets smaller as do the quality of crackers. The drinks were delicious and my favorite in the entire Sarasota area. Service was perfunctory. The desserts were impressive!

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vipFuturedesigner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were place at a table near the entrance to the dining area. People were using it to get to the pool. Not exactly elegant. My dish was over salted.

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jenniferS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Spent the evening dining out on the beautiful balcony. Service was good & our food was fantastic. Everything was brought in a timely manner & the live music was delightful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great spot to grab a drink. The food underwhelmed this time around. Steak was over cooked, charcuterie board was uninspired and lacking, and the soup was not great or as advertised. Drinks were very good, and I have had great food here before, but this time around left a lot to be desired, especially for the price.

MP
vipMPS67
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always special to eat at the Ritz and my birthday lunch was great overall. Food was terrific but service was very slow and waiter was not at all friendly or welcoming…maybe because it was a Saturday? Or maybe they were understaffed?

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vipLauren
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The cocktails alone make this place worth the visit!

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vipGoldie
Tampa
117 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garrett was the best waiter ever, attentive, fun stories, loved him. The smoked fish dip was fantastic, pure fish unlike other places that use a lot of cream for filler. The crackers I'd buy in a market for every day eating, too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my fiancé’s 30th birthday and everyone made the day amazing and special. I requested a spot with the best view of the water they could give me and they delivered. Amazing food, amazing atmosphere and we loved the live music. Thank you so much for helping me make his birthday special!

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Bugsy
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Certainly not what we expected with a restaurant associated with the Ritz.

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vipDocfu
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated the morning after my bday here for brunch

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vipHR55
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

While the service was perfect and the view is relaxing, the food falls to a distant third. Likely best left to tourists in a rush to feed the family.

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Rodney
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere with excellent service

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars - Phenomenal!
Servers were very attentive, and prices reasonable for high quality food and service.
Beautiful view from the patio overlooking the marina for dinner.
Everything from the appetizer to dessert was delicious.
Highly recommend for a date night!

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vipHerbR
Naples
89 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch with a gorgeous view. Will most certainly return.

LB
vipLeahB
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for John as your server, then have the best meal, and the best time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great . Food was delicious.

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Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails is rated 4.7 stars by 1496 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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