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Marina Jack II

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Address: 2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236-8997
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+1 941-365-4232
11:15 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:15 - 01:00

Dinner cruise.

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Spectacular Sunset from Patio

If you want to feel you've arrived after a winter up north, it's hard to beat the lively atmosphere of Marina Jacks. The food isn't the best but the patio tables that look over... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to feel you've arrived after a winter up north, it's hard to beat the lively atmosphere of Marina Jacks. The food isn't the best but the patio tables that look over the gulf are. By sitting outside you can hear the live music in the background while having conversation at your table. The view out over the... More 

Thank BathMonkey
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Docked here to grab a bite to eat and use the facilities. Easy tie-up, friendly staff. Very convenient - with great views!

Thank ddinsd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Elegant dining with excellent food choices. Waiters will answer anything you need to know regarding ingredients, etc. The views are breathtaking of Sarasotas lovely waterway. You can watch the sun set if you are there at the appropriate time. Music is on the first level..indoor or outdoor.

Thank jtwins
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sit out on the lanai and enjoy the sites and sounds of this old stand bye seafood spot. Right downtown off Burns & Main

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Marina Jacks at 4 pm thinking we would beat the crowd but the place was empty. We sat overlooking the bay but after eight minutes where no one came to offer service, we moved closer to the bar..... no service offerings again. So, then we moved to the second indoor bar room with pricier food options and... More 

Thank Jim C
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must be the best restaurant location in Sarasota, but sadly the food was not wonderful for the price. We had crab bisque to start, which was too salty for our taste. My grouper was fresh and well-cooked, and the mashed potato good, but the broccolini had stalks thicker than my fingers, had barely seen boiling water, and were impossible... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the mahi tacos as an appetizer which were delicious. Our meals were excellent. We really enjoyed the atmosphere. We sat outside which was great, could hear the music being played under the roof cover, and watched the sun set.

Thank Baynaked
Havana, Cuba
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For several years we have spent time in Sarasota and Marina Jack's was a favorite. The last two times we've gone, service has been terrible and the drinks, stingy, to say the least..and late in coming too. Perhaps the alcohol evaporated while we were waiting for it? Well, to say the least, we won't be going back.

1 Thank DonBloss
Franklin, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the bad review posted last week and felt compelled to set the record straight. Salad, rolls, blue cheese dressing, salmon, prime rib, green beans, mashed potatoes, key lime pie, service, cleanliness all excellent. Prime rib portion was very generous. Out at 6 and back at 8, beautiful views of the Sarasota waterfront at night. Gladly, there was no narration... More 

Thank David R
North Port, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have heard about this for a couple years since we bought down here 3 years ago. First of all because of the time change we could not see anything after sunset and that was a bit of bad thing. The food was just terrible they had salmon and prime rib the salmon was so fishey tasting and the rib didn't... More 

1 Thank Stewart G

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