Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

4.7
1508 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 1508 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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NessunDorma
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

For an elegant dining experience with excellent cuisine, Jack Dusty is hard to beat. The lovely "Florida" setting facing a small boat harbor and glamorous high-rises was matched by the sumptuous meals my wife and I enjoyed as the sun went down. It was a wonderful way to celebrate her birthday. Highly recommend!

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cottage64
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Jack Dusty’s for a nice lunch and that’s exactly what we had beautiful, and relaxing. The server was great as were the people who bust the tables. We weren’t rushed and our cocktails were perfectly made

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Anonymous
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The porch is amazing. Our server was wonderful as well as the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a birthday and had a wonderful evening together. Lyle was our server and took great care of us while giving us enough room to talk and celebrate. The food was delicious, the drinks were tasty and the evening was a great success. We are very satisfied with having selected Jack Dusty’s for our special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly cooked salmon, great attention to my food allergies, lovely outdoor setting.

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RichG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. We sat outside and it was awesome! Service, food, and ambiance was phenomenal

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vipGoldie
Tampa
119 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant! Great view, our waiter Lyle was excellent, didn't bother us, but was attentive to our needs. The fish dip was excellent, love the crackers! The blistered shishito peppers and cocktails were also delicious.

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TomM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Service is fantastic, and so is the food. Well worth the drive and the price.

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BelindaJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom and dad to lunch after her baptism and to celebrate her new in Jesus! We had the calamari which was delicious and ordered clams and salad. Our waitress was fun and it’s such a beautiful place to grab some lunch.

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vipGoldie
Tampa
120 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing!! Went there for a friends anniversary, perfect table overlooking the water. Danielle was an outstanding waitress, so sweet and accommodating. I was happy she took her mask off, nice to see real human smiles! Food was delicious!!

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AllisonE
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful wait staff!!!

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craigi
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food, ambiance and service was over the top, thank you Matthew, you were absolutely fantastic, well done, and thanks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
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 on September 21, 2021
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
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
25 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
2 reviews
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
15 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!

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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.

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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
120 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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Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails is rated 4.7 stars by 1508 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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