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Marina Jack, Sarasota, FL

Marina Jack

4.5
4.5
1306 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
From patio self seating to fine dining upstairs, Marina Jack offers a variety of options for the best of watefront dining. The Blue Sunshine Patio Bar & Grill features your way to dine al fresco in a family friendly environment while enjoying your favorite tropical beverage. The Patio menu features a variety of Appetizers, Salads, Soups and Sandwiches. The Deep Six Lounge & Piano Bar features your favorite casual setting. Located on the second floor of Marina Jack, The Dining Room has an award winning wine list and an exceptional menu featuring the finest steaks, seafood and pasta. Relax and enjoy your dining experience overlooking the inter-coastal waterway of Sarasota. No formal dress code is required. Come and let our professional staff make your experience exceptional! There is Live entertainment 7 days week in the evening, times vary.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 96 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (941) 365-4232
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Lino
  • Catering
    Call 941-365-4232 EXT 5
  • Private party facilities
    Call 941-365-4232
  • Neighborhood
    Sarasota
  • Cross street
    Bayfront Drive
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,306 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for scenic views

1,306 Reviews
  1. WilliamJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was average for what they charge.

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  2. DianaLynn

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David gave us great service! Food was very good! Fantastic cocktails! We had a very enjoyable evening! The Birthday girl felt very special with the delicious Birthday desert!

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  3. MahlonY

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, food was great. Excellent experience!

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  4. MaryH

    Tampa

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Party of 6 for a late lunch-excellent service everyone loved their meal even the 9 year old. Wonderful table right against the windows. Only ding against them was it took a long time to get our meals. John our server, was simply the best. The gentleman pouring waters, etc also very gracious, adjusted the blinds for us. First class.

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  5. BurtonG

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was superb and the food for our 9 people was uniformly excellent we were there for 3 hours with no sense of slowness. The view of the Bay from our window table was great of the sunset. And the price was reasonable for the quality of the meal. And they surprised me wife with a birthday dessert with a candle

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  6. MaryS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Having a wonderful meal with superb service while overlooking the magnificent ocean view, does it get any better?

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  7. Twins

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never disappoint at Marina Jacks. Been going there for 20 years!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was wonderful! We have been here several times and never had such terrible service. We had to ask for our waiter, drinks, bread and our check. The waiter was nice but had too many large tables. We were celebrating a birthday and had requested a window table weeks in advance and was seated at a table in the back. Not the experience we were hoping for! When you pay over $600 for dinner you expect better service!!

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  9. TJ100

    Tampa

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a big group, but the restaurant was flawless.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Servers all seemed like it was their first day on the job.

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  11. NOVAFoodie

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant is very overpriced and overrated. The food was fine but nothing special at all. They messed up my friend’s order and did comp us for it. Our server was attentive. We wanted to enjoy the sunset but a building blocked the view and the windows were all steamed up:(. My cocktail was not good — overly sweet and artificial tasting.

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  12. Bingo1

    Cincinnati

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had family in from out of town and asked for a window table. While we were not right at the window, our table had a lovely view of the harbor and water which was much appreciated. Our waiter was kind and attentive. Our food was good although crazy expensive, frankly. While I would recommend Marina Jacks to a friend, I would warn of the expensive menu and recommend for only a special occasion.

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  13. BGSTMS

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service for our table of 8. One person was very delayed but the wait staff was very patient and very quick to take care of us when we were waiting and then ready to order.

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  14. lefty

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It happened to be a late rainy Sunday afternoon but being there brightened up our whole day. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, the window seat gave us a wonderful view despite the pouring rain. We went to Marina Jack to treat our visiting friends and that it did!

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  15. Paul

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both ordered bagel & salmon. They came with greasy potatoes. The food was stale

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  16. VernonH

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food in the dining room is excellent! The service was poor for this type of dining experience…Waited 20 mins to be seated with reservations. The bar tender couldn’t make a simple Martini sent back twice … Waiter forgetful and bus staff dropping trays on multiple occasions. Prices up and service down so I wont be back for a while.

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  17. Missy

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The meal started out ok. We has a reservation and asked for a booth. No booth was available which is fine but we were seated in what feels like an put together dining room with "rental type folding chairs". Not that this is necessarily bad but if you charge $45-$85 for an entree with a server who is friendly but not experienced then this makes a disappointing experience. We order the octopus appetizer which was very tough. The appetizer was delivered to the center of the table with no plates. We has to ask for plates which took about 5 minutes to ger the attention of a server who was not ours. But was helpful. We did not get a knife to be able to cut the octopus and the butter knife we had was not gonna do the job on this very tough octopus. Then we were not given a new fork when our entree arrived. Our appetizer plates had not been removed so it worked out for us to use the same fork. And these are basics. I don't think our server even had knowledge that these basics had been overlooked. The entree dish we had was very good and the server was friendly and removed the octopus from out bill. The restaurant is a great location but not at the expectations of a special occasion restaurant.

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  18. BetsyR

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only disappointment was that the menu online was NOT the menu at the restaurant. Neither of the two entrees I was hoping to order were on the menu.

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  19. GordonG

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time eating in the upstairs dining room We were given a table by the window with a beautiful view of the harbor. Excellent food and service.

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  20. Gto5

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is great, service excellent and ambiance fantastic!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a little later than the reserved time, but then the attention and the atmosphere were wonderful, and the food was delicious.

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  22. BrianG

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great views of the harbor, food quality poor. We will not be returning.

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  23. MarkK

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I reserved a table for my mom's 80th birthday, which was on Valentines Day. I noted that in my reservation request and asked that they make it special. I was disappointed that no one mentioned it during our dinner, but she still enjoyed the dinner. The food was great. It was a 4 course set menu with 3 different price levels. We really enjoyed the food. The service was another story. Our waiter was not very attentive, which was disappointing for the high cost of the meal. I had to flag him down to get another glass of wine and we were done eating for at least 20 minutes before we could get our bill. For what we paid, I would have expected more attentive service.

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  24. LynneaW

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have to say Marina Jack's customer service from the host to the manager to our waiter understands customer service. They went out of their way to make sure all guests had a wonderful Valentines Day. When I left I went up to the manager and told him thank you for being so accommodating. We will go back and I'd recommend. Wonderful views, good food, and wonderful staff.

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  25. DaveW

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The dinners were $130, each. Food was tasteless, French onion soup like water, the shrimp appetizer was served on a plate, and the shrimp was warm not cold. No presentation for the food at all. Felt like I was eating in a buffet. It had been several years since we ate there, the service and food has definitely declined! The waiter had no clue on any question we would ask him. Didn’t even know what my dinner came with. The fish was the size of a small women’s fist. For $130, it only came with mashed potatoes no vegetable. My husband’s fillet was maybe five bites. We are very disgusted and will never be back.

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  26. MikeR

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Valentine’s Day set menu, very nice selections, perfectly cooked and presented. Very good value and obviously a great location. All in all a wonderful evening.

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  27. rivercitymom

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fine but not really "amazing" for as much as it cost. The service was a little disappointing. Waiter was very nice but everyone working seemed stressed and were running around.

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  28. WaltM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Don't go on a special day like Valentines Day. They were extremely understaffed and it took forever for e everything. I had a complaint about the food (they gave me chicken instead of grouper) and when the manager asked how everything was, he walked away before I could answer the question.

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  29. LidoEd

    Naples

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    THE FOOD WAS GOOD AND SO WERE THE PORTIONS. THE PRICE FOR THE PRICE FIX VALENTINES DINNER WAS PROHIBATIVE. THEY NEVER MENTIONED THE PRICES IN THE RESERVATION I MADE.

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  30. Andrea

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! Pricey but worth it if u can afford it! Service was very organized and attentive. Large portions nothing skimpy)

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  31. DavidL

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent, and you can beat the views. Diego was our server and he provided us with outstanding service. I can't wait to comeback

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  32. Ron1K

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant for a special occasion. Beautiful environment, service and excellent menu. It is a bit pricey but worth it for a special celebration.

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  33. RobertH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff were all great. Everyone pitched in to help each other and were polite and courteous. The view was nice and that s what you're paying for. The food was well below what I excepted. Every meal comes with the same sides, this idea lacks creativity, Sea Bass should not have the same sides as a pork chop. The food was all bland. We opted out of dessert after eating the main course.

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  34. njken

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere is fantastic. You’re sitting right on the Marina in front of the beautiful yachts. Our server Reggie was outstanding! Friendly, knowledgeable and a great help with our food & wine selection. She understands what good service is all about!

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  35. travelgirl

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my husband's birthday i wrote it on open table and not one mention of it. Very disappointed.

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  36. Sally

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. They were able to accommodate special requests in changing a recipe. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining room has spectacular views of Sarasota Bay, the food is beautifully prepared and presented, and the service is lovely. We enjoyed it entirely and will be back!

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  38. KirstenS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey but food, service, location were wonderful.

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  39. MrSquid

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All in all a great experience. Good and service were great

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  40. EricS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Party of 8, birthday for mom. Good service, good food but sat for a bit and wasn't hot. Still would recommend.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Marina Jack is rated 4.5 stars by 1306 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 96 times today
Google Map for Marina Jack

2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bayfront Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Sarasota
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Lino
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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