Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

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$30 and under
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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.
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Chicago
56 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

d
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was exceptional. Delivery of food, checking on our water glasses, etc., was also timely and professional. Only thing amiss was that the waiter was the antithesis of engaging. Almost robotic. Maybe he had a long day. On the whole, still great.

D
New England
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first experience at Jack Dustys was excellent. Our server was excellent from helping us choose our wine to the choices for dinner. My only criticism would be a little too much salt on the Kansas Strip Steak,otherwise everything was excellent especially our server making it a memorable evening. My wife had the grouper and it was plentiful and delicious. I would definitely return to this restaurant.

MP
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sunday brunch with friends was great! They have a wide selection of wonderful tasting dishes and the service is outstanding.

LS
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down our favorite place and the best place in Sarasota.

MA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I have celiac and they made sure I had a safe meal. They were very attentive. Atmosphere is very romantic at night looking out over the water. Five star service. Wait staff is the best!!

J
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Jack Dusty was fantastic! Sammy (I believe that was her name) was a fantastic waitress! We went for my husbands birthday and she made the night special. The food was outstanding! I would highly recommend this to other people. And ask for Sammy, because she was great! :)

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We love Jack Dusty and we go there frequently hence we always request Helen however she was not available Sunday night. Instead the team decided to have a bartender serve us instead of a senior server. He was not attentive and service was poor; not your typical jack dusty experience. I was very discussed as there were 5 guests with us who have never been and they were not very impressed, especially after i have talked up the restaurant. I am not sure they will come back, nor stay at the hotel.

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The server was superb but the strip steak was sadly lacking. Over cooked and very fatty. A very poor piece of steak.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service... amazing food and a great crowd to keep it fun.

S
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience with incredible drinks and outstanding food in an atmosphere that you can’t tire of.

LM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. She made the meal enjoyable.

M
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

our wait staff were incredible!!!

SM
Jacksonville
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here last night. We sat outside on the beautiful terrace. I only had the kale salad which I enjoyed and split the Jack Dusty fries, which are pretty amazing, different and delicious. Our server Jennifer (I think that was her name) was busy, the restaurant was slammed on Friday night, but she was still very attentive.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service we have ever experienced. Everything was cooked perfectly and the service and atmosphere were first class.

d
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy birthday!!

S
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. The waitress and sift manager checked on us often. Recognized it was my birthday and we shared a wonderful dessert. Couldn’t be more pleased.

l
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful
Just one thing I mentioned 2 things we were celebrating and although we didn’t order desert they could have brought over a complimentary something to the table
Otherwise meal and service were outstanding as always

MK
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Craft cocktails and artistically prepared food never fails to satisfy! The attentive yet unobtrusive service is second to none. Great place to celebrate a special occasion or just time with that special someone!!

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Left my credit card and thnx to great staff and open table got a call and went and picked up my card. Thnx to all

AR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great ambiance, great everything. We will be back. I wish we would have stayed at this hotel. Everything is just gorgeous.

JD
Tampa
45 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very disappointing experience. Server was not friendly and they were out of certain dishes. Cerviche was chewy. Over priced for sure.

TI
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was Ok service was very slow from the order of food to table 50min Food was just OK for a Riz should have been better

e
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen is the best waitress in Sarasota !!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and service . Outstanding peach cheesecake and mango sorbet wait staff phenomenal
Loved it will be back

P
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fish tacos were so yummy and waiter was excellent!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

v
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Went to Sunday brunch, like we do all the time because we like their buffet and guess what! They decided not to have their buffet that day because occupancy was low in the hotel. Needless to say we were disappointed. The dining room was full though but so we just had to order from the menu. The menu items were the same as what they usually have at the buffet. So we just ordered a bunch of dishes to share. Service was really slow, our server did her best but she just had too many table inside and outside. Food took an hour to come out! Really an hour for an omelette, pancakes, and such. The hostess just said next time we should call the same day and ask if the buffet is on. So call at 8:00am to see if brunch is happening at 10:00am. Really?

EG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service from Jorge! He went the extra mile to make our dining experience a complete delight! Also, I left my credit card behind by accident, and the hostess (brilliant) remembered I had made the reservation, so she was able to give me a call before I drove too far away! Thank you so much! Food was fabulous!

M
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the entire experience. It got hot outside and we were accommodated to move inside for desert.

BC
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

What has happened?
Food used to be so good .... but last night it wasn’t. Also it was a lot of money for very little food.
Service was very very slow (and it was not busy). You thought we were sitting outside but that is not what I booked. No bother - that was sorted.
But the menu needs a relook.

No doughnuts either - That is a huge miss - our boys were gutted.

And then no discount as Gold Marriott Bonvoy guests.
As SPG members we used to get a discount on the food but not anymore.

Never mind - it’s a shame as we used to love dining with you but last night not up to scratch.

MM
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this dining experience exceeded out expectations. We will be going back!

n
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This used to be a lot better. Unfortunately it seems to have changed for the worse. Food and service were fair at best. Nothing exceptional. No real value in going here given all of the other great restaurants that are available and close by in downtown Sarasota.

e
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in town and Jen is the very best waitress .

E
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever Andy was fun & experienced, great evening

CS
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best fish meals in Sarasota. The service was very good and we love their homemade bread!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garrett was the most amazing server. He was knowledgeable and attentive. Excellent service!

OT
Memphis
82 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. We felt like we had been treated like royalty!

OT
Memphis
82 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We had a lovely experience after a long day.

O
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Nice venue. Impeccable, attentive service. Wish food matched the service.

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