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Marina Jack, Sarasota, FL

Marina Jack

4.4
4.4
1437 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located on the second floor of Marina Jack, The Main 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. We suggest a casual elegant dress code and request no shorts, tank tops, flip flops or hats. Reservations available for the The Main Dining Room only.

Marina Jack offers additional dining (reservations not required for the following areas):
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.
No dress code required for The Patio or Deep Six Lounge

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 30 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 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, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,437 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for scenic views

1,437 Reviews
  1. bo52

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was good. We asked for a window table and they provided. The acoustics were a little off. A fella in a table about 50 feet away was facing the wall and his voice hit the windows and it was like he was having a conversation with us the whole night. An unwanted conversation. Food was so so. My wife was jonesing for oysters and wouldn't you know, they were out. Calamari... eh. Drinks were good. We both had seafood pasta dishes. Cooked well, and price was reasonable. All in all, I'd say it was an average experience.

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  2. stevenstlou

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    great view and delicious food, beautiful restaurant

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s too pricey! Food was delicious but could have been more and presentation could have been better for a minimum $40 plate!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was wonderful. Food is very expensive. Ordered chicken Milanese and it was pounded so thin it was almost translucent. Clearly has been cooked in same pan as fish. Almost inedible. Guest liked Lobstercargo and scallops. Grouper was overcooked. We were seated in the one of the last tables with a very limited view after I had repeated asked, in advance, for the better view as we were entertaining an important out of town guests.

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  5. PamelaN

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fish dishes were delicious. Service terrific! Was noisy, however.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good, . I was disappointed we couldn't get the lobster tail as a meal as I've done in the past. We came for the prime rib it was tender a d good. Bit definitely cooked more than I like Preferred med rare a.d it was more.to medium ed well.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been coming to Marina Jack’s for decades, and have always had a good experience. This time wasn’t a bad experience, just wasn’t as good as we would have hoped. There were many tables open by the windows and though we knew asking for one didn’t guarantee a spot, those tables never filled and we would have loved a window seat. We weren’t told the specials and when my husband overheard another table being told what they were, he was disappointed because the special was exactly what he wanted. Our meals were average, which was disappointing for the price. We will still come back but this wasn’t the memorable experience we were hoping for.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I had the Grouper Oscar which was bland, tasteless and overpriced at $55. My husband had a NY strip and scallops which he enjoyed. The server was excellent and since I obviously didn’t enjoy my meal she gave me dessert on the house.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best experience in Sarasota. We had filet mignon and scallops with jasmine rice!

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  10. Jogo88

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great to take tourists or business people for the view. Food was above average but not to get excited about. My side order was cold and tired. It was replaced. Our waitress, Gabbie, was excellent. Very expensive.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress must have been new. This was our 2nd time at Marina Jacks. 1st time.. fabulous, this time, terrible. She took forever to get to us and bring items that were requested. Didn't know what steak sauce was (i.e A1) so she brought "something" else. Never asked if we would like dessert. In her defense, she was overwhelmed, and had too many tables. We contemplated complaining to the manager but he looked like he had had enough of this day as well so we let it go. So disappointing!

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  12. RachelS

    Western NC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    View was nice but we were seated in the far back corner of restaurant on the right. Servers kept stacking dirty trays and dishes by our table and extra chairs. Made us feel like we were in the broom closet. I had double lobster tails. Waiter didn’t mention they were $80. Funny because the same add one for tails would only have been $60. Shrug ??!!

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  13. maglorio

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    As regular visitors to Sarasota we have been to Marina Jacks often, usually sitting outside in the casual bar area. The live music is great, the food is good, drinks are tasty and the vibe is fun. Great place! But, recently we dined in the main dining room and had a completely different experience. Overpriced with indifferent service.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for Mother’s Day. Service, view and atmosphere was great.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible food for the price. Extremely hot in the building.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was Mother's Day and they were understaffed. We were patient but when you're paying $70 for a fish entree, you need a little more attention. My husband's short rib was 90% fat. The waitress was apologetic but we still paid for it. The shrimp scampi was very good.

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  17. DianeS

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table location, server Robert and food was great. As with everything prices were higher than what we thought they would be. My husband had 2 lobster tails $80. A martini and a Cosmo 32.50. Pricey!!!!

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  18. KT60

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A spectacular restaurant with an incredible view. The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was five star. Highly recommended.

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  19. admirer

    Naples

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was great with great views. The food, however, was mediocre at best and overpriced.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were disappointed to learn that this was a buffet-only offering, having not been warned in advance. Further, we were nearly finished our plates when the drinks finally arrived. Lastly, we had requested a table that would not require steps specifically as one in our party requires the use of a walker. The staff seemed unprepared for this as we had to stand around for 20 minutes waiting for a table to be assigned to us. That was more than disappointing. We have visited many times and may choose to return some time in the distant future.

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  21. iinsic

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marina Jack still has one of the best Mother's Day brunch buffets in the region. We're glad this venerable tradition survived the pandemic.

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  22. Denise

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was all good. Did not realize it was going to be a brunch buffet. All good

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The was a fantastic Mother's Day brunch. I highly recommend and hope to visit again soon!!

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  24. LynnF

    Miami

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time here, love the views. The waiter tried to tell my father that "because of the sunlight coming in from the windows", he was unable to really see the fact the "his steak was really prepared like he asked" and not what we all saw was "overcooked". MJ did bring a new medium rare filet, but it took 15 min and we were mostly done with our meals by then. No offer of a free dessert or drink for the mistake/inconvenience. Restaurant wasn't overly busy btw.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful view in window but wow Extraordinarily hot. Since setting sun a daily occurrence for this prime location and such a high end restaurant I’m surprised they don’t have some alternative to clunky blinds being lowered and blocking views. Even an extra air vent for the area or something. A very heavy rich menu. For this day and age to have no veggie main or healthy creative salad main is surprising. Opted for the Grouper with crab and it was exceptionally flavorful and did have nice sides of asparagus and new potatoes with hollandaise style sauce but for this level of restaurant again would just expect more complex, interesting. Apps also very heavy and nothing new and exciting. Server was nice but racing around, water went empty. For such a stunning setting and higher end menu nothing made it special. No reason to go back.

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  26. RIch

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    This is probably one of the most over priced and poor quality meals I have ever had. The appetiser, an octopus salad in what could be designated as a greek style was just passable. The main course, grouper with lump crab meat with a hollandaise sauce was, frankly inedible and a poor excuse for a dish. The grouper was over cooked and dry, the sauce was a “gooey mess” dropped on top of something white that masqueraded as lump crab meat. Only the potatoes were properly cooked. The wines were so over priced as to be a joke! Do not eat here, try one of the really good alternatives in Sarasota who know how to cook great food.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It as date night for 4 couples. We found the prime rib to be tender and seasoned perfectly! The duck had amazing crispy skin. The grouper was cooked to perfection. The oyster Rockefeller was so tasty and to top the dishes was a refreshing watermelon margarita and tango tango martinis!

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  28. MikeR

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, excellent meals, great service and a delightful view.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a birthday celebration. Nice view and very attentive service. Surf and turf was very tasty. grouper was tender, flaky and delicious generously covered with crab meat.

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  30. JanG

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic as was the view and service. 5 star

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  31. NatK

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Mediocre food with the beautiful view. The view is what you will pay for!

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  32. Gerry

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was overwhelmed. Salads with the coconut shrimp were not great. Chicken Milanese was dry needling fresh lemon.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sit outside and enjoy the kickback vibe and awesome drinks instead of the inside which is just average on the best day.

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  34. SteveW

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a must stop when we’re in Florida! All of the food is amazing!

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  35. DebY

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. All my guests were happy with their food items. The waiter was great overall the view was good so we enjoyed the night.

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  36. MaryF

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lauren was excellent and the grouper oscar and tomato basil soup was the best I ever had. Great experience overall.

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  37. ScottyH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate at the Deep 6 Restaurant. Nice view of the water but that’s about all that was good. Grouper was terrible - ate one bite. Chicken was pounded way too flat. Waiter took our order, brought our food and didn’t come back to check on until we were ready to leave. Food was way overpriced as well.

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  38. SamA

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely great restaurant. Food was awesome. Presentation. Quality. Servers were fantastic (especially our 3 Colombian waiters). View superb. Highly recommend

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view is beautiful and the service was excellent. Glad we were able to enjoy the sunset while eating a delicious meal.

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  40. Golfgal

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, ambience and service. Pricey, but you pay for quality.

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FAQs

Marina Jack is rated 4.4 stars by 1437 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 30 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
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
  • 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, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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