Sarasota’s most buzzed about new seafood restaurant, lounge and marketplace is Jack Dusty: Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails. With an identity all its own, JD serves classic seafood and modern composed-plates, offers a lively bar, prominent cocktail program, and a grab-and-go marketplace, all while celebrating the unprecedented views of sparkling Sarasota Bay.
Who is Jack Dusty? The restaurant’s name harkens back to nautical lore and was an 18th century short-hand term for the naval store clerk. “Jack” referred to the additional national flags flown at the bow of a ship and later became a general term for sailor (Cracker Jack). “Dusty” comes from “Jack of the Dust” who was once the Purser’s steward working in the bread room, handling the flour. The Jack Dusty, under the “Purser” was responsible for doling out the daily lot of rum, or “grog” to sailors on board ship. In later years, the Jack Dusty was assigned the task of meticulously maintaining the inventory of the ship’s rum and food stores. Today, Jack Dusty is a symbol of camaraderie and community; festively gathering together to enjoy a good meal and drink.
Reservations: (941) 309-2266
For more information, please visit the Jack Dusty
Hours of Operation: Marketplace
6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Breakfast
7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner
5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Lounge
11 a.m. to Close