Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

4.6
1339 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 1339 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKathy
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so great! Best cheese grits in town. .

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vipKathy
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the most wonderful dinner. From the food to the service, everything was so great. I had the scallop special & they were the best scallops I’ve ever eaten.

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vipCatherineC
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Consistently great service

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KimP
Naples
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our meal was delicious and our service was good. However, the food and drinks were overpriced. $25 for a cocktail is over the top.

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vipStephenD
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, menu, and atmosphere! I would highly recommend Jack Dusty for any type of celebratory dinner. You won't be disappointed.

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Barbara
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting, service and food exemplary. And it always is

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RAlan
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting for a casual dinner. Great food and service and just generally a pleasant place to dine. Didn't feel rushed at all.

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vipWonderful
Tampa
62 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service (Danielle), food & ambiance were excellent! It was an extremely busy night & it was handled well by all!

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MichaelB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was better pre-covid. But the Sarasota cioppino is one of my favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four. Our friends were in town and we heard great things about your restaurant. In fact I’m going to make another reservation for five people next Tuesday March 2nd.

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HenryH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living locally, we’ve been to Jack Dusty’s many times, and always enjoyed it. Unlike when we had dinner here last September, everyone was masked and observing social distancing. Our server John was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always look forward to dining here
My granddaughter loves it there too!!

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vipappreciateanicesurprise
Naples
46 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We generally like Jack Dusty and eat there at least 4x/year. But when we went last Saturday, something was off. 5 minutes after we ordered, our entrees were served, indicating they were pre-prepared. Our group had the Cioppino, the Salmon Special, Shrimp & Grits and soup & salad. We get that some of these items could have been pre-prepared, without adverse taste affects. But all four orders? My salmon in particular was bland. And our whole $200+ meal was over in <45 minutes. Very odd. We'll pass on Jack Dusty for a while, as there are plenty of other fine restaurants in Sarasota.

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AssuntaS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!
We have so many food allergies and restrictions and every one of them were accommodated
We cannot express how wonderful that is!
Thanks for a great night!

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vipjohnny
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food arrived immediately and before the cocktails. The ceviche was returned as inedible and not charged.

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vipCassieDee
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! We eat here frequently, but the Valentines menu was superb. Specifically the Cioppino and the Oysters!

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vipTomO
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant!!!

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LMZPA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It was Sunday, Valentine’s Day. Was not told there would be a limited menu. Arrived at 11:30 & was told too late for breakfast—no brunch options. No VD decor. No small chocolate. Nothing special. Ordered cocktail and was awful (something have ordered elsewhere—marguerita made with vodka, not tequila). Both had fish tacos—served lukewarm when delivered. I LOVE this place and have not been disappointed before, but this time was a real letdown. We were two recent widows trying to treat ourselves in VD. SO depressing. The server, MacKenzie, ran around trying to find something for us and did come up with a cookie. So she gets kudo’s!!!

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vipJustOK
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Menu was severely limited and they have taken off many of the long time favorites like the fat Jack’s fries and sticky toffee pudding desert.

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was fine nothing super special... it was ok for RITZ

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vipAndreaW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

As a guest of the hotel we expected better service. We were seated in an undesirable area of the restaurant and practically forgotten - others seated after us had their drinks and bread and appetizers while we waited for even water to be brought.

Very disappointing

We asked to be seated outside and were told they could not accommodate us - meanwhile we saw empty tables outside for the entire time we were there

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vipbobmcm
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and the service were outstanding.
Did not like the layout of the restaurant at all, it was used as a walkway for hotel guests and others who were just strolling by your table to look outside. The setting was not in keeping with my view of an upscale hotel restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I have dined at this restaurant many times over several years. The service has definitely deteriorated particularly in the last 12-18 months. I imagine some would chalk that up to the pandemic.However, I don’t believe that’s the reason. Their staff is disinterested and does not appear to be well trained as one expects from a restaurant at the Ritz Carlton. Certainly this staff is not living up to the quality service the Ritz Carlton is known for. They can and should do so much better.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous chef!! The best in town, Chef Andy, makes every meal a dream come true. Lovely server and service, beautiful ambiance. Going to the Ritz is always a special occasion!

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vipmichaela
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jen

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vipRick
Naples
41 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was outstanding. Our server was April. She was knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Actually she made the dining experience for us exceptional. Thank You, April.

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2323food
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Attentive host and servers. Feel safe during Covid. Only downside is loud construction next door!

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Suep
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had a beautiful view of the Marina while dining. First class all the way!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed until further notice.

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Lucy
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance! Wonderful lunch spot!

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vipmichaela
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor, Helen, Michael, Lyle, Jeremy, Jen, José, along with the entire team at Jack Dusty always make our time at the club enjoyable.
Great service, Great people, Best Restaurant in Sarasota.
Thank You.
Best-
M.

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vipedwardb
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in Sarasota .

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tims
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely love this place, and the setting. service and food were terrific, especially our server Michael

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vipdiner1357
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with a friend.. our waiter was beyond awesome!!

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EveG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat in the outside dining area. Outside temp was 60 degrees. Plenty of space heaters to stay warm. A delightful evening!

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vipedwardb
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John is an excellent waiter!!

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vipsusank
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We have been to the Jack Dusty a least a dozen times and have always enjoyed it. Until now. The service was so poor this past Wednesday. After being seated no one approached our table for 15 minutes. We watched as tables around us were seated, and served, by a different server. We finally asked the hostess if she could please send a server to our table, which she did. But service remained just as poor throughout the meal. For example, the ketchup I requested to go with my burger and fries arrived after I was done eating. Further, we never got the brown bread and so on. What is usually a terrific dining experience was a very unpleasant one this time.

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vipDaveS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very good meal with an excellent cocktail, "The Siren" and wine. Our server was Jeremy and he did a great job and was very helpful with everything.

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Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails is rated 4.6 stars by 1339 OpenTable diners.

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