Of course if you're going to be at Marina Jack's to board a boat, you might as well add a meal to your adventure! Marina Jack's offers three distinct dining experiences. We like the informal atmosphere of the Blue Sunshine Patio. To be honest, the cuisine is fairly standard and the waterfront view is somewhat obscured by boats and docks. Nevertheless, there are a limited number of eateries in downtown Sarasota where a person can actually sit in the vicinity of the water while they dine. True, a couple rooftop bars have been popping up in recent years. Their views of the bay are spectacular, but they don't deliver on the feeling of waterfront dining.
The indoor second floor dining (the Marina Jack Dining Room) has a more refined atmosphere, menu, and view. And the live entertainment is a nice touch! - which is why Marina Jack's remains on our list of recommended places to visit.