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Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

634 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(941) 309-2266
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Caleb Taylor
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Cross street
US-41 and Gulfstream
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Parking details
Valet parking is complimentary for guests of Jack Dusty.
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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.
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
What 634 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viptodd5181 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful restaurant
Our waitress was amazing
We sat outside- not much light to see the menu or our food but the view was incredible

Summerdinner (New England)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Lovely atmosphere. Delicious cocktails.
Took a bit too long for my liking for our entrees to come out but server apologized. And they were out of one of their dessert options by 830 pm. Otherwise would have given them 5 stars.

debra (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Lobster bisque was thin and too fishy. No lobster chucks whatsoever. Cerviche excellent but shrimp and other contents looked cooked. Half a Lobster tail very small, filet mignon perfectly cooked but all, including spinach with potatoes, came out luke warm. Tuna was excellent. Cooked correctly and generous portion. We gave it a “b” at best.

Debi (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with nice outdoor dining area. You can not see the sunset because condo's block the view, but you are on the water in a little alcove...very pretty and tranquil. Make sure to insist on a table with a view as they will try to seat you at the worst tables first ....(there are tables outside with large concrete pillars that block the view totally and they try to seat these tables first...don't accept this...why sit outside and stare at concrete) The tables with water views are lovely. Wine menu, dinner menu and even the dessert menu are very nice. I would call the dining experience - fine dining with more of a casual flare. Definitely will be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was excellent and service ( Taylor was server) was superb. the only negative was a group of 3 couples on the sofa and chairs near the table who were only drinking and were very loud.

RobC (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Another wonderful evening at Jack Dusty. Cocktails on the patio and a table under the veranda made for a perfect night. Food was delicious as always and service was attentive without being disruptive.

vipshrecchi (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Restaurant is backyard of Ritz Carlton hotel facing swimming pool and marina. Great atmosphere. I felt food menu wasn't so great variety.

A2girl (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Birthday dinner- ate outside. Couldn't have been nicer.
Will be back

shelbournedelight (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

4 grossly intoxicated men at the table directly next to ours on the outside patio. UNACCEPTABLE! Service was mediocre and slow. Pork entree was not edible. We have been here several times in the past and always enjoyed the experience. WILL NEVER RETURN AGAIN! Not what we expect from the Ritz-Carlton.

vipDisappointing (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Jeremy, the server was great, but the kitchen was backed up and the food took an hour to come out after we placed our orders, was the first time that service was not up to par with what it usually is, food was good and service was great, just took way too long.

Satnitediner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Enjoyed the outdoor table setting on a beautiful evening. Waiter was attentive and not intrusive. My husband enjoyed my surprise dinner date

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

A single shot of regular Patron tequila was $18. I expect bar charges to be high but that was exorbitant.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Our experience was fantastic! The service was impeccable and the food delicious. This restaurant never disappoints us. We will return again soon.

vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful views and great service from Edgar our waiter. The chickpea salad and crab and fried green tomatoes were excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I love Jack Dusty's and try to go everytime we're in town. The food is fantastic and the staff are great!

vipNanny (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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:)

Richmorre (Tallahassee)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

SRQfoodie (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

It was our first visit to this restaurant. Their reputation for great cocktails was definitely deserved. If you enjoy English Gin, try the Lily Rose.

Mimi (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

vipStateguy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 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.