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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

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (38)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
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Scenic View (30)
Good for a Date (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Bar Seating (22)
Romantic (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
People Watching (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Casual (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Cozy (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Healthy (6)
Authentic (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a wonderful business meeting over lunch. The service was five star and the crew worked as a team. The food and drinks were fantastic! The fresh seafood is first class. We moved out to the Terrace after the lunch and enjoyed fresh air, coffees, liquors, and incredible desserts. Thank you, we will be back:)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, People Watching, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We have eaten here before and it was very good. However this time it was disappointing. my wife's salad favorite was removed from the menu. She got another but it had ingredients that were not listed and she could not eat. I had the sea scallops which were tasty but you only got 3 tiny scallops for $40. I was still hungry after I finished. Very sad.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined 6 days ago

Wasn't a busy night! We waited 15 minutes before anyone came to our table. I had to ask the
hostess if anyone was going to wait on us. Food was nothing special, small portion=high priced. WE don't care to return.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A go to place for terrific food, professional service, and a wonderful atmosphere. It’s not stuffy or pretentious.
Worth a visit and save room for dessert.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 13, 2018

When we checked in at 4:30, the hostess/manager took us to an obscure table way off to the side. We asked her if we could have the four-top in the corner by the window (there was literally no one else in the restaurant), and she said that they had reservations at 6:30, would we be gone by then. Not a good start. Our waitress was fine. Drinks were good. Our dinner took a LONG time to come out (now there were two other tables occupied). Once our dinners arrived, the hostess/manager came over and apologized for the delay (we had not complained), and comped our drinks (good move). We left the restaurant around 6:00; still only about three tables occupied. Then we waited 15 - 20 minutes to get our car from valet parking.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Three of us ate here recently for a birthday dinner. We sat outside which was pleasant. It was a very busy night and the service was fair. The food, however, was very disappointing. The fried green tomato appetizer was good, but the entrees were not. Two of us had burgers. How can a restaurant charge $18 for a burger that is nothing more than a bun and meat patty that isn't hand formed, nor made of high quality beef, and is tasteless and dry? No creativity whatsoever. It's pretty difficult to make a bad burger. The beet salad with chicken was fine but, again, no imagination at all. The wine prices are laughable. They charge per glass what you would pay for a bottle at any retailer. Absurd! This restaurant has the potential of being a great spot due to it's location, but it is not up to the standards of Ritz Carlton.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wonderful ceviche appetizer, delicious tenderloin with creative and delicious sides . April was fantastic. Great manager attention to the small things we needed and any corrections. Really appreciated the small things they did to make our evening wonderful. The Brie and atmosphere is wonderful - quiet, peaceful and understated elegance - typical of the Ritz recommend the tenderloin over the ribeye and the ceviche over the tuna poke ( which didn’t have much flavor)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent place to enjoy a special meal. We loved the seafood selections. Service by Melissa was very friendly and professional. The ambience is very relaxing.

Tags: Healthy, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always a great outing, great service, great food, great ambience both indoors and out.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

A Tiny Birthday cake (cupcake) would have been better than Doughnut holes!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Beautiful spot. Great food and service!!!!
I will definitely go back again when the weather warms up and we can sit outside

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 3, 2018

A great place for a unique dining experience. The food is fresh and the presentation has a creative nautical theme. A must see when visiting Sarasota.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I had the cornbread crusted fish which was superb. The brown bread served with the meal is to die for. Their version of french fries were excellent and served uniquely. The other two said their entrees were great as well. Beautiful casual environment as you would expect from the Ritz Carlton. Staff were professional and efficient. Can't go wrong with this one.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We stopped in on a trip to Sarasota. The view is gorgeous, food was fantastic and service was outstanding! We had a waiter named Lyle, who even overheard conversation and doubled our doughnut hole desert order! (Addictive!!)

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed New Year's evening at Jack Dusty. The service was excellent and the food was even better. My wife had the Cioppino and said it was excellent. I had the New Year's eve special (steak and lobster) and it was also excellent. We have had dinner Jack Dusty about half a dozen times and it is always a special treat. One of Sarasota's finest restaurants,

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Loved this place. I recommend for all occasions.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Booked a month ahead on Open Table and was offered a bar high top table even though multiple standard tables were available.
Hostess at front desk quite rude and waitress seemed lacking in knowledge.
Cocktails were very good.
Food not acceptable- beet salad tasted like it came out of a can and ahi tuna was served as 2 tasteless slabs.
Tuna was cold and had no flavor. Grouper en papillote lacking in spice or flavor.
Manager did offer to give us a complimentary meal in the future but we haven’t decided whether to try this restaurant again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nothing short of the “best” place in Sarasota to enjoy for dinner and any special occasion. First class service from start to finish. Great atmosphere and nice vibe for anything from cocktails to dinner. Our server, Arielle was off the charts the best server you could every request.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful experience! This evening started out shaky , but was saved by outstanding service, food and a complete investment by the hostesses. Not only would I return to this place repeatedly, but I would highly recommend it. The people that work here care about you having a wonderful experience. That is HEART that you cannot buy. Great job everyone...my family and I truly enjoy Jack Dusty as a family favorite. Happy New Year!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was good. Nice outside. Portions small. I had the linguine frutti de mare. My wife asked for a bite and it was already gone. She had the whole snapper fried which was barely legal.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of the best spots in Florida. Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and great food.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food at a reasonable price. Excellent service . All factors considered, a 10.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent! We arrived for Christmas dinner at 3:30 - not realizing the dinner service started at 5. Our waiter, Preston, immediately arranged for us to order off the dinner menu. He also made great suggestions for cocktails and was thoroughly professional and accommodating throughout the service. The meal was delicious and the setting on the water is beautiful. It was a wonderful dining experience overall. Highly recommended.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Gorgeous setting and fantastic food. What more can I say!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was excellent I love the ambiance of the place and the wait staff was teriffic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Arrived 30 minutes ahead of schedule. Hostess was too busy answering phone and would not seat us. Other staff was scrambling to find and set tables. Then sat us 30 minutes late. Restaraunt looks tired and does not live up to online description. Food is mediocre. Ho hum hotel food. Not up to Ritz brand promise. Table service ok. But amateurish. Have Gold Club membership but won’t be back. Too bad.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The staff is always kind and courteous. We went fishing and they cooked up the fish we caught. It was amazing. Our 3 children always have a good time and they will go the extra mile to accommodate their "picky" food requests. And the hand crafted cocktails are a must for the parents! We love this place and we go back every year we are in town.

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The ambience lovely because on the water. Being outdoors the best. Nice bar inside too. We just had cocktails and appetizers and were very happy with selection. The boat made of gingerbread and chocolate fantastic.
Lovely get together with good friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The service at Jack Dusty is always good, as is the food. It's a fine local option. But the restaurant overall is feeling very worn down. If a little more attention was paid to the quality of the furnishings and the cleanliness of the walls and floors, I think the experience would be greatly improved.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great for everything. One of my favorite places in the area. “The Siren” is a favorite drink for all of my friends. I love it for their weekend brunch buffet, a relaxing lunch on the patio, and drinks with dinner after work, special occasion, or date.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Cozy, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything about our experience at Jack Dusty was FIVE STARS! Food, service, valet, everything!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent service. Inventive cuisine.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Have dined here a few times. We were able to get a table outside. The weather was perfect for the evening. Only complaint I have is the guy playing his guitar and singing was a bit too loud. I assume it was from where he was set up which was in the covered area of the dining area. The acoustics don't seem to be the best area unless the amps are turned down some. Couldn't really enjoy the conversation with my husband. The waiter was great as was the food. Also, we would have stayed longer but there wasn't any room to sit at the bar and have another cocktail.

We will return.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great meal and phenomenal service - One of our entree's was taking longer than the other and the Chef sent out an appetizer on the house for the delay! Thank you Chef!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very small portions especially for big price tag . Spotty service

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I really wish this would have been a good experience. We took or friends here before going to a musical at the Asolo theater. The service was extremely slow. We actually needed to get up and go find our server and check on our food. It came out cold. Our clam chowder had a film on it from setting so long. I really loved this place but this was so disappointing I don’t know if I can talk my wife and friends into trying it again. The dinner was nearly $300 and I really can’t believe the service that the 4 of us got.
I would like to hear from the manager as to why it wasn’t the experience that we were used to from the past.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Staff was extremely nice and made a special occasion noteworthy. Food was a delight and the wait staff very attentive, however most of the tables are outside seating.
Only negative was the noise level. There was a very large party (more then 10 people) standing close by waiting to be seated and they were LOUD.
Despite the noise, this is a place we would visit again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Was celebrating my parents 39 year anniversary. It was a very nice experience. Will definitely be returning back soon dale!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The tuna poke and seared swordfish were declicious

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent food and service

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