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“Nice upscale restaurant”
Review of Marina Jack

Marina Jack
Ranked #49 of 1,046 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice upscale restaurant”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

The food was good and did not have to wait to long. They are right on the pier so the view is very nice to watch while you eat. They also have valet parking which is always nice.

Visited March 2014
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Tallahassee, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
343 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Options”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

There are numerous dining options at Marina Jack- formal, semi-formal, casual, inside, outside, with dog. We opted for the casual, semi-outside (under the building) bar-like area. It was self-seating and we were "greeted" pretty quickly considering we just wandered in. It was about mid-way into the lunch rush but the place was not packed. Our drink order was taken and delivered efficiently. The server appeared to have to cover quite an area but managed to pause long enough at our table to answer a number of questions about a dish (specific dietary needs). The food did take a while to get delivered. We were told things were not running smoothly in the kitchen. The order did finally get delivered as ordered (well done burger with fries and a tuna-stuffed tomato with fruit). The burger and tuna were fine. I was not overly impressed with the fries or tomato but that is probably more a personal preference than something really wrong with them. The fruit was fresh and tasty.

  • Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Delicious food, Great view of the Gulf”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Reserving well ahead, this lovely restaurarnt offered an upscale atmosphere, delicious food and a lovely view of the ocean. We phoned four days ahead and got on the priority seating list. Valet parking was very convenient. Seated at a window overlooking the water, we surveyed the menu which offered exquisite cuisine. Although filled with patrons the restaurant was quiet, and the service was excellent and we were not rushed. Our lunch was scrumptious. We will definitely return to Marina Jack!

  • Visited March 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Patio Is Super”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Had an early light dinner near sunset and the patio atmosphere is very relaxing. You can watch the boats, both big and small, entering the marina or tying up at Marina Jack's dock.
It's always good to start with a Rumrunner, tasty with a bit of a kick. We had the Reuben and the Cuban- both were generously stocked and better than average. Definitely an enjoyable evening at Marina Jack's.

  • Visited March 2014
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Benton Il
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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“DID NOT LIKE AT ALL”
Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Poor atmosphere. Loud, not many choices on menu. One of best areas on the water was for people with their dogs! THAT DID IT FOR US! WOULD NOT EVER GO THERE AGAIN. Restaraunts that allow animals is disgusting!!

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