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Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

4.7
4.7
1851 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.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 309-2266

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Glass walled Semi-Private Dining Room accomodates up to 15 guests. Outdoor space and alternative indoor space may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for more information.megan.neal@ritzcarlton.comAnthony.aviiles@ritzcarlton.com

  • Private party contact

    Clay Kearney: (941) 309-2443

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Cross street

    US-41 and Gulfstream

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is complimentary for guests of Jack Dusty.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,851 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for scenic views

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Seafood

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  1. LK

    LindaK

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Had surf and turf. Lobster was delicious. Steak was inedible.
  2. KJ

    KathyJ

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Buzzed Bee drink was refreshing.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    I mistakenly thought I had a reservation for Sunday Brunch. The Sarasota Ritz no longer has a Sunday Brunch and not only that the breakfast buffet stops at 11:30 am. I was very disappointed as our reservation was for 11 am. The breakfast buffet was the usual breakfast buffet provided on a daily basis. The quality of the food was good but not in the category of a Sunday Brunch.
  4. MS

    MSFA

    Baltimore

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. We are going back later this week. Our server, Sammi was excellent.
  5. DD

    DeltaDog1994

    Phoenix

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate out outside. It was an idyllic location. Food and service were terrific. We will be back. Thanks
  6. JR

    JeffR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good but certainly not great. Service just OK. Think the place is more designed for transient tourists as it has a nice atmosphere but food expensive and unremarkable. I would recommend for just drinks and conversation but would go somewhere else to eat.
  7. J

    Joeandmelissa

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was spectacular and service perfect. Garrett did an outstanding job. We will definitely return.
  8. C

    Chip

    Baja California

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sammy our server was great- food was very good _ nice atmosphere!
  9. t

    thomas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, wonderful service and great food.
  10. JG

    JGKMD

    New Mexico

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Limited vegetarian options in
  11. C

    Connie

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love sitting on the veranda at Jack Dusty! It’s so romantic. The food is delicious and my favorite drink is the Siren. We started with the smoked fish spread and a tomato based sausage soup, both were good. Of course, we had the can bread which comes with your meal - it’s warm and lovely! My husband had the grouper, which he said was delicious. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. I ordered the filet mignon, and on the menu it does not tell you what vegetable comes with it. I wish the waiter would’ve told me it was eggplant and given me another option. Also, I was really looking forward to dessert. However, because the waiter knew it was my birthday, he brought out a dessert with a candle, which was obviously very kind of him, but I would’ve preferred to choose my own dessert. The dessert was a rum cake which was moist and had good flavor, but wasn’t what I was looking for on my birthday! I just felt a little cheated because I didn’t get to see what the desserts were and make my own selection.
  12. M

    Marge

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is lovely, open to the surrounding pool area and waterway. Friendly service from the valet to the waiter.
  13. RB

    RobertoB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, valet parking … consistently excellent. Have been there 6+ times since 2019.
  14. JD

    JDee

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The view and atmosphere were beautiful however the service was not as favourable. Our server was very kind however it was clear that he was being pulled in many directions and attention was placed on a few key tables and not others.
  15. DF

    DavidF

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening and dinner was great! Service was extra special !
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everthing was exceptional .
  17. K

    Kuipers

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best night here. Great food and the service was top notch. It was beautiful on the outdoor patio. We will definitely be back!
  18. JI

    JettI

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I surprised my man with a night out here. I've been before but he hadn't. I requested a table outside which was perfect. We had Lyle for our server and he was also very nice. I always luv hearing the story of the place and the "jack dusty"s of the old shipping traditions. Also the entertainment they had was great. I didn't catch his name but he played covers and it was just him and a guitar. Really great song choices.
  19. GT

    GandTonLBK

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super spot. Friendly welcome, free valet. Great service. Nice views 2 weddings happening. Siren cocktail was not worth $$$ but the house fries were!! They are fabulous! Best dark and stormy cocktail in Sarasota also!
  20. G

    Goldie

    Tampa

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mike was an excellent server. After a trying day of retail sales, I needed friendly service and he provided 100%. Food was incredible as was the steel band compliments of the wedding happening just outside the veranda. Only complaint is the price point is high 32$ for shrimp on a salad and 18$ drinks, but it is the inflationary times. Love this place!
  21. c

    cathyp

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was great. Location is fabulous and our server was top notch!
  22. RC

    RichC

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a special night. The food and service are would you would expect at a Ritz Carlton property. Not too formal, which we enjoyed, but very classy service and menu. Highly recommend!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great experience. The food and craft cocktails were spot on. The service was impeccable, our server Garrett couldn’t have been more attentive and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Jack Dusty for your dining needs when in downtown Sarasota. A great experience with a view!
  24. C

    Cottagers

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and adult daughter and I always enjoy having a lunch at Jack Dustys. We live locally and find the atmosphere at the Ritz Carlton wonderful. Our food is always fresh, prepared beautifully, and portion sizes are very good. Our cocktails are always served well prepared and at the right temperature. We would like to commend our server who we have had before, Jorge. He is top notch and gives excellent service. He is an employee to be cherished.
  25. f

    foodaficianado

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating at Jack Dusty is always a pleasure. From the view of the water from the outdoor balcony, to the fabulous food and the professional staff, nothing is less than top notch. Our waiter Lyle was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The "smoking jacket" drink is one of their specialties and a must order item.
  26. J

    Joanegal

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the salmon, red snapper, and grouper. Great soups and salads. Desserts were yummy with our cappuccinos. This is our go-to place when we have special guests.
  27. LF

    LoveFood

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    The food and ambiance were terrific but waitstaff lessened the quality and enjoyment of the meal.
  28. V

    Vogie

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amy was a wonderful waitress. Our view was beautiful, the tables were not on top of each other. We celebrated 55 years here and this restaurant and The Ritz made it extra special.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    The worst service I’ve experienced at the Jack Dusty. The food was delicious, but our server stopped by so infrequently that we went to the bar for water and drink refills. The ambiance was also poor. A DJ was working near the bathrooms during dinner, with flashing strobe lights - not really the experience we expect from the Jack Dusty.
  30. AT

    AaronT

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Oysters were pretty weak. The grouper and house salads were great though.
  31. B

    Beverley

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place has changed since we were last there. Now there are more tables in what was only ore dinner drinks area, although there were a few areas. The actual bar area was pretty busy. Our food was amazing, our waiter Lyle was exceptional, knew all about the drinks, the food and was always checking to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. There were many dietary items on the menu and also gluten free bread too.
  32. RM

    RitaM

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  33. b

    bonz66

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Okay, so it’s the Ritz, so the prices are what you’d expect. That doesn’t make them acceptable. From $34 for chicken to $72 for a (16oz.) Ribeye, $38 for Cioppino, just seems a bit over the top to me. I’m not one to return a meal unless it’s inedible, but, at $38, my salmon should have been perfect, but it was overcooked, dry and chewy, instead. Served on a bed of truffled and buttery mashed potato, with several spears of soft asparagus, there was nothing special or memorable about this meal.
  34. c

    craigi

    Savannah

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, food and ambiance!!
  35. B

    Brian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were really good. Calamari has really good flavor and not too chewy. I had the fried whole snapper. It was very good. The oysters were probably the smallest I’ve ever had, that’s really my only complaint.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely dinner in the midst of a fire alarm and heavy winds. Nevertheless, the staff managed to make us feel secure.
  37. e

    edwardb

    Chicago

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jan was excellent as our waitress!!! Helped make it a great evening. Ed and Pam
  38. GH

    GregH

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best hotel restaurant we've ever been. Staff was efficient, very friendly, not pushy. Cocktails were fabulous. Dinner excellent.
  39. JH

    JayH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The last couple times that we have visited, Garrett(our server) gave us exceptional service. We will definitely be back.
  40. J

    Jetchic

    Treasure Coast

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While this restaurant sits in the lobby of the Ritz Sarasota it’s not as upscale as one would expect. The food is a mix of something for everyone and a cool vibes environment. Lyle our server was on point as he was in the past. Crafty cocktails and a wide selection of wines are available. Very small bar considering it’s the hotels only bar, however they do have a nice outdoor patio area. Everyone working there is very accommodating and goes above and beyond as most ritz employees do.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails is rated 4.7 stars by 1851 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

Additional information

  • Cross street

    US-41 and Gulfstream

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is complimentary for guests of Jack Dusty.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (941) 309-2266

  • Private party facilities

    Glass walled Semi-Private Dining Room accomodates up to 15 guests. Outdoor space and alternative indoor space may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for more information.megan.neal@ritzcarlton.comAnthony.aviiles@ritzcarlton.com

  • Private party contact

    Clay Kearney: (941) 309-2443

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