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2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236-8997
941-365-4232
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11:15 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:15 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 229
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    Very good
  • 121
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  • 55
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Great View with Seafood Galore

We were seated near a huge window overlooking the bay and a massive yacht that must need 10 crew to leave the dock. I daydreamed being on that yacht, but awoke when i realized I wouldn't even qualify for a crew member! Oh, well, the food at Marina Jack is pricy but well worth every penny for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
DrMike60
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Longboat Key, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Longboat Key, Florida
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were seated near a huge window overlooking the bay and a massive yacht that must need 10 crew to leave the dock. I daydreamed being on that yacht, but awoke when i realized I wouldn't even qualify for a crew member! Oh, well, the food at Marina Jack is pricy but well worth every penny for a special occasion... More 

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Sarasota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Recently we booked the Marina Jack boat for 10 people. We chose the hour and a half lunch cruise. It was delightful, clean, relaxing. Lunch buffet was amazing! Captain gave highlights of landmarks around the bay, and the waitresses were right there for anything we needed! I've been on the dinner cruise as well and it's just as nice. Thank... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food was over priced. If you get the right seat, you have a lovely view, but there are many tables that are tucked away from the windows.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful ending to our boat trip. We docked and had lunch at Marina Jack's. Food was good, drinks were cold and the wait staff was attentive. They even had a band, which was very good by the way. All n all - an enjoyable day!

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sarasota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Made a family reservation for Thanksgiving weeks in advance. Day before, they call and say they are over booked and we would have to change our reservation times. That, and the previous problems I've had there will keep my family from doing business with this operation.

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Wyckoff, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Marina Jacks is more than a restaurant, it is an entertainment experience. There is no better place to spend an afternoon or evening than at either of the two outside restaurants. The location and views are the best in Sarasota. Though the food is not the greatest, the drinks are excellent and the service is outstanding There is live music... More 

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Venice, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Great view of the harbor, watch the boats, your pet by your side, great service, good food, nice drink menu! Love that it is pet friendly. Nice Park right next door is also pet friendly. Park your car and stay for the day!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Marina Jack offers three restaurants under one roof, all They have a fine dining restaurant, which is in my opinion over priced and not worth it. Then they have a small enclosed area which brings your food down from their upstairs restaurant and although the menu is limited well worth the price. Then they have the outside and bar which... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The view is great, Sarasota harbor. The music is nice. Mostly oldies (60s and 70s), the service is outstanding. The food, however, is very average. I had a California BLT wrap. The B was bits used for salad, the avocado was substituted by goat cheese, and the rest was just lettuce with very little T. My husband had a hamburger... More 

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Kensington, MD
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71 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

On our yearly trip to Sarasota each year to visit my cousin, we decided to have Easter dinner at Marina Jack's. We'd been before with my cousin reluctantly agreeing to go. The view is wonderful, he said, but the food is just so so. You pay for the view. We went, I ordered 'safely' and enjoyed the view. We had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236-8997
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-365-4232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:15 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:15 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:15 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:15 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:15 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:15 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:15 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?