On Saturday we went to enjoy the Sarasota Slam event at Marina Jack and while there had lunch as well. We’ve been here previously when it was the Portside Patio, but not since it was revitalized. For starters, I love that it is covered. It makes it much more enjoyable to eat outside. For lunch, I had the Black Bean Garden Burger. It was very tasty. The best I’ve ever had! I think the bun was a bit large and didn’t add anything to the sandwich. I removed the top bun and kept the bottom. The burger itself was very flavorful. I love that it was grilled and crispy on the outside and not mushy like some veggie burgers. I didn’t care for the mushroom topper that was under the cheese since I don’t like mushrooms, so I just removed that. The garlic mayo spread was yummy and added additional flavor! The fries were really good and crispy too! To drink, I had the Mango Tango Martini and it was great! Especially on a super hot day. My husband had the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and an ice cold beer. He says his sandwich was hands down the best! This lunch was an overall great dining experience. You should give it a try!
Here are more details about the Blue Sunshine Patio Bar & Grill taken from the Marina Jack website:
The Blue Sunshine Patio Bar & Grill is a total revitalization of the former Portside Patio, featuring an all-new wrap-around bar area, recessed lighting, and an elegant water feature. Live music is featured daily on the patio, hosting live entertainment like Kettle of Fish, The Big Z Band, and The Greg Billings Band. The Blue Sunshine Patio Bar & Grill offers a fresh, updated menu featuring delicious entrees and bar snacks like Oysters Rockefeller, Chipotle BBQ Ribs, and fresh Tortilla-Crusted Grouper. The Blue Sunshine Patio Bar features one of the best Happy Hours in Sarasota. Enjoy drink specials and $5 appetizers on Sarasota Bay from 4:00pm to 6:00pm every weekday. The Blue Sunshine Patio outside deck area is also “doggie” friendly, so bring your favorite four-legged friend (leash required) for a unique experience. The Blue Sunshine Patio Bar & Grill is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, 11am to 11pm.