Marina Jack: Sarasota’s Favorite Marina, Fine Waterfront Dining & Sightseeing Cruises!

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A Sarasota area landmark and favorite among locals and tourists for “laid-back” waterfront dining overlooking Sarasota Bay (serving lunch, cocktails, and dinner) both al fresco (a casual bar menu), and in the more formal dining room located on the second floor. Marina Jack is a Fred Bollaci Enterprises Preferred Destination and a great venue to enjoy the sights and flavors of Sarasota. The Dining Room features an award winning wine list and an extensive menu featuring steak, seafood and pasta prepared with fresh locally sourced produce, dairy and seafood along with other creatively inspired items from other regions. Open daily for lunch, Plated Sunday Brunch, and Dinner, the Dining room is a perfect place to relax and enjoy! The restaurant also features Gluten Free and vegetarian menu items in all menu areas. No formal dress code is required. Food is consistently excellent–on a recent visit my guest and I enjoyed a great salad, perfect Oysters Rockefeller, gigantic Shrimp Cocktail with their signature house-made cocktail sauce, and Tuna Tartare. The wine list is extensive as is the cocktail menu–the specialty cocktail of the day was pineapple infused Vanilla Rum from Siesta Key Rum, located right in Sarasota.

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Other menu favorites on the dinner menu such as Grilled Whole Maine Lobster, and Broiled North Carolina Mountain Trout, as well as their signature Bouillabaisse features Lobster, Jumbo Prawns, Scallops, PEI Mussels and White Fish Poached in a Flavorful Seafood Broth of fresh Fennel, Saffron, fresh Corn, Potatoes, Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions and Pernod. Steaks are lightly seasoned and cooked to perfection at 2,500 degrees. All Entrees come with a variety of side selections to choose from including examples such as Smashed Truffle & Creamy Yukon Gold Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus, Sautéed Spinach & Garlic and Broccoli served in Garlic and Olive Oil.


The Marina Jack II Sightseeing Cruise is a favorite way to show off Sarasota to visitors–the best way to fully appreciate the area’s beauty is on the water! Enjoy a relaxing, narrated sightseeing lunch tour or sunset dinner cruise through the Bay, Intracoastal Waterway with spectacular views of the city and barrier islands, and out into the Gulf of Mexico–all paired with delicious dining, outstanding views, and exceptional service. Docked behind the Marina Jack restaurant, located on the Downtown Sarasota Bay front, our air conditioned salons and open air outside deck, every seat has a view of the water, on the 96′ cruise vessel!


Marina Jack
2 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236

About Fred Bollaci

I'm CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises. I lost more than 100 pounds while living "La Dolce Vita" and I'm now known as "The Healthy Gourmet." Sample the good life with me through fitness, fine food, and good wine. Meet chefs who cater to a healthy gourmet lifestyle through my Golden Palate blog.
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