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Thu, 10/6
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Exceptional Service
1. Exceptional Service
"we really loved the elegant setting and friendly, efficient service"
Kay B
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2. Exquisite Views
2. Exquisite Views
"we got to sit outside and have a beautiful view."
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3. Unbeatable Entrées
3. Unbeatable Entrées
"delicious. My main was the Cioppino which is the best I have ever had"
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About
Experience vibrant waterfront seafood dining and craft cocktails at Jack Dusty. Blending a wide array of dining options with Sarasota, Florida's vibrant cultural lifestyle, our restaurant is ideal for even the most discerning palates.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed August 30, 2022

I typically do not eat at hotels for breakfast but decided to during my stay at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. The food at Jack Dusty was delicious! There was a large variety. I do recommend making a reservation as there were people waiting when we arrived....We sat outside and had an amazing waitress who contributed to an amazing breakfast. Jack Dusty is a lovely restaurant!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022

I made a reservation for 2 of us and when I arrived, the hostess wanted to seat us inside next to a large family. When I asked about a table outside, she said I didn't request outside. Deidre overheard our conversation and checked to see...if the table was reserved, and it was not, so we got to sit outside and have a beautiful view. Topher was our waiter and he went out of his way to explain the specials and the history of the restaurant. They both made our experience exceptional. I really appreciate them going the extra mile for us.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed August 26, 2022 via mobile

Our plans for a little stay-cation, long weekend started here at the Ritz-Carlton, and our first night was having dinner at Jack Dusty. Even though we had reservations at 7:45, the great hostess and managers did accommodate us when we walked in very early at...6:00. After a long drive from the East Coast of Florida, we were pretty hungry and ready for an all out dinner. A nice table inside for four, far enough from the large bar area, with a nice view, of the outside, we were greeted by LYLE, who was on his game. Great service, attentive, always there when needed, a highly seasoned veteran server!!! Thank you Sir!!! A bottle of Puligny Montrachet for the ladies and a bottle of Barone Fini Pinot Grigio for dad and I opted for a bud light with a lime . For our apps we started with the cheese board, and smoky fish dip to share, a split fried green tomatos with crab meat and a split of a regular salad wedge. All starters was were absolutely flavorful, nice size portions and delish!!! Perfect for taking off our hunger pains and paired perfect with our beverages. For our main course, a house special Prime Rib, herb crusted, medium rare perfection for my love, a whole fried snapper for mom, wow...seafood Ciopinno for dad with a nice wine sauce and I had the sous vide half of fried chicken, perfectly executed!!! For dessert, we were way too full, but Lyle insisted that he can bring dessert up to our Presidential Suite after dinner so we said yes!!! He took great care of us and did bring the tray of key lime tart, Coconut rum cake, and two bread puddings. Out of control delish!!! Topped it off with some more wine and cocktails in our room and we were done for the night!!! Overall, great service, great food, terrific ambiance, plenty of beautiful people watching. Nice touch to have one of the Managers ( Vertrell spelling sorry) stop by and check on us.Can't beat this fine eatery under the Ritz -Carlton!!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2022

Great outdoor area and nice options for breakfast - the avocado toast was enormous and the hummus worked really well. A sweet leafy salad helped break up the salinity. John the server had an amazing memory, soaking up custom orders on table after table.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 7, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful lunch at Jack Dusty - fish tacos and lobster roll always so delicious and the siren is a must have cocktail! Only wish the menu had a few more options

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022

Jack Dusty was a friendly (and busy) bar/restaurant. We had the nicest bartender/server for the entire stay as we like to eat up at the bar. Andrea is friendly and was a wealth of information about the city.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022

We had a relaxed lunch here and enjoyed it so much we went back for dinner! The menu is pretty similar for both times but we really loved the elegant setting and friendly, efficient service. Great ambiance - a lovely place to end our wonderful...Sarasota holiday.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022

My husband and I landed in Sarasota after a long day of traveling and missed our reservation by an hour due to flight delays but the hostess was very accommodating and sat us right away. Our server, Chip, was incredibly thoughtful and attentive. He gave...us great recommendations and continued to check in and ask how we were doing and liking our meal. He provided us with an experience we truly enjoyed and helped us start our vacation on the right foot. The food was delicious and we loved the dessert, will definitely come back next time we visit Sarasota.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022

Service was excellent, food was very expensive and mediocre, sound level was thunderous, terrible dining experience.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Laura L, General Manager at Jack Dusty, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2022

Dear V9250Glpaulm, Thank-you for taking the time to share your review with the TripAdvisor community. We appreciate your kind comments regarding the excellent service you received and take your constructive comments to heart. Please accept our sincerest apology for your disappointing dining experience. While our...More

Reviewed March 14, 2022 via mobile

Children’s reviews: Child 1 - loved the Mac and cheese 10/10 Child 2 - ordered noodles with butter and rated 7.5/10 Adult - both pastas were delicious!! Bread is different but Child 1 enjoyed! Service was polished as usual despite the busy restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 2, 2022

Food was very good as was the service. It was often crowded and without a reservation, for breakfast, we had to sit at the bar, which was not a negative issue.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022 via mobile

Went here for the first time to celebrate my husband’s birthday. And boy, we were pleasantly surprised. We had requested outside seating, the table was overlooking the pond and Sarasota bay, and all the tables were well spaced. My old fashion was well crafted. Ordered...the fries as an appie for both of us, they were great! I had the crispy chicken with asparagus and boursin smashed potatoes. As Julia Child has said (I think) if a chef can make a great moist roasted chicken, they know what they are doing. I must say, this was the best I’ve had. My husband had the shrimp and grits with andouille sausage. This was great too. We were comp’d with a banana cake and well made vanilla ice cream in honor of his birthday! Thanks to our server Mike, and the kitchen for making a memorable meal.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022

Just had breakfast but what a disappointment. My husband's potatoes were stone cold, I had avocado toast--bread tasted like it was toasted last week: hard and tasteless and the avocado was cold as in already prepared and refrigerated, not fresh. Not a great combination with...a poached egg. The side salad was delicious though. Service was good but for these prices, the food was not interesting, beautifully presented, hot nor tasty.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Laura L, General Manager at Jack Dusty, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2022

Dear bluewar, Thank-you for taking the time to share your dining experience with the Trip Advisor community. We take your feedback very seriously and reviewed your comments with the senior leadership and culinary teams of our Signature Restaurant for remedial action to avoid any recurrence....More

Reviewed January 24, 2022

My wife made a reservation online for our anniversary Dinner at 7:30pm. Got there a bit early but was escorted to our table right away. atmosphere was great as usual. Jeremy of server was a true professional very attractive and helpful and make up feel...welcome. The smoke fish dip was great. Salads were fresh although I think the cheese on the beet salad was a bit salty. I ask Jeremy to choose my entree as servers always know what pairs best and he hits it out of the park. Thanks again for a memorable experience. D.F.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 7, 2022 via mobile

Visited for my birthday dinner and were extremely happy we chose this restaurant. Ambience and service was great - not too fancy- and the cocktails and food were fantastic. Started with their famous homemade bread and then shared fried green tomatoes topped with crab as...an appetizer. Both delicious. My main was the Cioppino which is the best I have ever had. ( and I try it in every place I go that serves it). Nice flavor with lots of melt in your mouth fish, mussels, shrimp, scallops and clams with crostini to soak up the broth. Hubbys salad Nicoise was just ok. Then they kindly brought out a birthday dessert for free which was a chocolate lava cake to die for. Can’t wait to return.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Response from tiamia2016 | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for the info. I am a bit hesitant. I will check out the new menu. It can't be any worse then what it was. Such a shame to have served such mediocre food and menu in such a beautiful setting.
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You will see casual to semi-formal depending on what's going on there that day. I went on a day they had a dance contest and there were gowns everywhere. So cool. When I go I see lots of casual pants, cute tops, some sexy... More
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I actually saw a small dog right inside the restaurant. It was yapping and nipping at diners. ankles. Nobody from the Ritz Carlton staff asked the owner to take the dog out. So I guess the answer is yes.
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Jack Dusty is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5