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“Drinks with a great view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marina Jack

Marina Jack
2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236-8997
941-365-4232
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Ranked #168 of 794 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Tampa, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Drinks with a great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I went for a cocktail with a date on Memorial Day weekend. The outdoor seating was fine and the view of the marina was great. My run runner was very tasty and the bottles beer was cold. I have eaten here in the past but not this visit. My server, a very nice blond lady, was very attentive and helpful.

One bad note was the gentleman who stared ranting at servers and other customers. He was obviously demented and was elderly and alone. I asked a bartender about him and was told he is a regular and always makes a ruckus. I replied that if he yelled at me for no reason I would never come back. Management did nothing for the table of four the man was ranting at but he did leave finally. Management needs to bar this person and people like him from this establishment or risk lose loyal paying customers.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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286 reviews 286 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Beautiful view-mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

My wife and I ate on the deck, so this is not a review of their inside restaurant.

The view is to die for. Boats on the bay. Beautiful sun. Good live music. But the food and the drinks are decidedly mediocre. Average bar food. Average bar service. I'm not too familiar with the are but there has to be something better.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“OK stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I am sure the upper levels of this place attract people who want fine dining but the downstairs bar, although the view is fantastic, was a little disappointing. The drinks were ok and atmosphere was typical for a Monday, dead !!! I doubt if I will rush back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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sarasota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“not my favorite”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I do not want to support a place which does not do it's civic duties, does not pay taxes, and does not share it's wealth with the city, who's property they are leasing.

Visited April 2013
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

Came to celebrate a birthday. Awesome waiter, great food and atmosphere. Key lime pie was delicious. Great view of the marina.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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