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Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi
Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://jacksonsbistro.com
  • Phone: (813) 277-0112
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Keith Williamson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Friday Night Happy Hour- Live Entertainment
    Saturday Night – Tampa’s Biggest House Party
    Jackson’s sexiest night brings a South Beach vibe to Tampa. The music is provided by local and guest DJ’s who mix up the hottest and most current trends. Jackson’s sleek and swanky style is the perfect place to get your house music fix. VIP tables and cabanas are available nightly.

    Saturday Latin Nights are sure to get you dancing! The music starts at 10pm and plays inside the Backjack's Lounge and outside on the Terrace.
  • Special Events & Promotions: PRIVATE DINING

    Whether you’re organizing a business lunch presentation, rehearsal dinner or a memorable event, let Jackson’s do everything to create an unforgettable experience for every one of your guests. We combine the perfect venue with our attention to detail and offer a waterfront location with spectacular views- making Jackson's the ideal destination for all your event needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin/Channelside
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the garage below the restaurant and we can validate for the first two hours. Each additional 1/2 hour is $1 or maximum of $6 with the ticket validation. (Parking garage is owned by a separate company.)
A word from Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi
Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi opened on Harbour Island in 1997 and has been witness to a rapidly changing downtown Tampa. Because it is locally owned and independently managed, Jackson’s can keep up with the demands of an ever evolving Tampa and deliver the upscale experience and tremendous value that our Guests demand. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Awesome brunch! The best I've been to in this part of the country. Absolutely something for every taste."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Anytime we want a nice variety of food, well prepared with nice views and good service we, think of Jackson's Bistro for Brunch. Food was pretty much well prepared. The service staff was attentive and was there anytime we needed something like more coffee or clearing plates. They had a nice omelette bar but the only negative is they did not have fresh eggs for another choice, which was a bit unusual."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "From the moment my party arrived and was "greeted" by the hostess to the end of meal waiting to finally leave this place it was a horrible experience. Arriving at Jackson's early for a reservation at 8:15 to find the place in complete havoc, the hostess all 3 of them looked lost and confused, one even had flip flops on which just screamed "unprofessional". Due to my reservation name being under a my father's I was called he and sir just for reference I am a woman but I suppose that was confusing. The server was awful, completely overwhelmed with tables, unknowledgeable about the food and drinks. Food was burnt and small. I was completely embrassed that my father had to pay for such a meal."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I brought a friend from out of town there and we both thought it was really average. The restaurant decor is nice and a little more upscale, but there were so many kids running around. The service was very average. We had to ask for everything, water, bread, more water, our drinks that we had ordered, dessert menu. The bread knots were hard. I had the chicken Marsala which wasn't very good. However, on the positive side, my friend had the sushi and said that was very good."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Made a last minute reservation on July 4th. Great food & Great service!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We went for an early dinner on the 4th and stayed a while but left in time to see the fireworks just across the channel. The food and drinks were all served timely and were very tasty. Don't skip the dessert as the key lime pie was some of the best I have ever tasted. Inside dining is an option but I always enjoy outside patio dining when available."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A very pleasant evening, we will definitely return.. A good time was had!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The only negative was parking. The parking attendant did not accept our validated ticket for our 4th of July dinner stating they don't accept validations on special occasions. Otherwise it was a very nice dining experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "First off came here Thursday which was a calm night there I'm assuming which was great. However my wife and i for some reason were stick in the corner with horrible view and over booked section because easier had no time for us. Bigger party must have been priority. Had to ask twice for drink menu. However when drink arrived, it was great. Lobster tempura roll amazing. Wife had steak which was great but ravioli came out cold due to waiting on steak to be finished I'm guessing. Overall experience was lacking so hard to decide of food was worth it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was my first time at Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi. It was a great choice for us. Convenient to the Convention Center and Hotel. The environment was great. Our server was attentive. The food was delicious. There wasn't any problem obtaining a reservation. We made up our minds last second. When we arrived, our reservation was on file. it was so convenient to use open table."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My family has often gathered at Jackson's Bistro....some travel 40-50 miles...for the best brunch anywhere! The many selections and fresh dishes offered makes the dining for the entire family/group a wonderful experience. The view is beautiful and whether you dine inside or outside, the same great service is accommodated!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Jackson's has friendly service and solid food. Had a great experience. The views on the water are beautiful too."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We were there for our 23rd wedding anniversary. Sunday night, so it was a little quiet, nice to sit out by the water. Food came out of the kitchen a little to quickly, probably due to the quiet Sun. night, my husband got his bisque only minutes after our calamari came out. My filet was cooked perfectly, my husband enjoyed his scallops. The lobster risottos he was not a huge fan of,I think that was more risotto in general. My only wish was that you offered a smaller cut steak- 4 or 6 oz filet would have been nice, although my husband did enjoy finishing it off! Our waiter was wonderful, was helpful with wine and dinner choices. Dinner was quick so we sat after paying to enjoy the sunset, and he kept us supplied with fresh ice water. T"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have been to some very expensive Sunday Buffets in the Tampa area and Jackson's out shines them all. Great food, large selection and very good service. The red snapper was cooked to perfection as was the poached salmon."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I think the only thing missing on Fridays night is some better music. I could not hear the guy playing music, he was in front of the open bar."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have eaten at Jackson's a number of times. The food is fair, but the ambience is why we go. This time was not so good. My husbands meal was way to sweet - he had the scallops. He did not like his dish at all. Our app and salads came out in a timely manner, but we waited almost ½ hour longer for the main entree to be served. Bottom line- slightly disappointed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Sitting on the deck overlooking Tampa Bay makes a great way to distress after a long week. The food was good-not spectacular, but good. The salmon was well cooked and my husbands grouper was grilled well."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I've been coming to this place for years. Food is always good, cant go wrong with anything on the menu. It does get pretty lively in the evening especially on weekends so go earlier if you want something more quiet. View is great on the water and service is fast. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I recently met a close friend for dinner hoping that the restaurant and view would inspire great conversations over a delicious sunset dinner. Our table was by the window, but everything else was a nightmare. Any conversation was supplanted by a screaming child and by a very loud din/clamor that made hearing difficult snf impossible as the baby cranked out his/her loud yells/cries/etc., (I love children, but this noise in an already noisy restaurant was awful.) The food was not very good. I expected a high level of preparation/presentation, but only one appetizer was excellent and everything else was simply poor. The bar outside hopping and super loud, too, and the whole ethos was all drinking and being loud. Very, very dissapointing."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Having brunch on the deck at Jackson's is like a long drink of water--calm and relaxing. The food is OK--nothing special, the usual brunch variety. But, sitting on the deck, enjoying a cup of coffee and good company is worth the price of admission."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "everything was great except the waiter it took.her a long time to check on the table and bring things back had to ask several times for water"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Jacksons is still a great place to dine even with the rain pouring down. It reminds me of sitting on the back patio, enjoying good company, great food and it's raining in the background but, we were always dry and comfortable..."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Was not impressed with food or service. My dinner was extremely spicy yet the menu did not mention this. The service was slow for the number of people in the facility. Quality of food was very good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This was a very special time for our family. Our grandson was adopted from Florida. We spent 8 days at a hotel close to Jackson's Bistro waiting on final paperwork. Jackson's was his first restaurant. I made a reservation to sit outside and specifically let them know our special occasion. They called me the day of and confirmed my requests. Upon arrival they said "I hope you are sitting inside". After speaking with 3 employees we were finally moved outside. Throughout the entire dinner nothing was mentioned about our special occasion. Don't waste your time or money at this restaurant. Find another who recognizes your requests. However throughout our disappointing evening we did have a very attentive waitress."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I took my grandson to lunch after graduation. He loved the sushi and had the grouper special. Although we had to sit inside, we had a memorable lunch and our server made it perfect!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We love to go to Jackson's for brunch, so we decided to go for dinner last Thursday. As soon as we saw the menu we noticed the price is extremely high for what they offer. The special of the day was $40 for a steak with shrimp on top. The lobster risotto was horrible, it was undercooked, and the consistency was dry. I was expecting so much more, but it is not worth it for dinner. Just enjoy the view during brunch. The service is amazing, but not the price."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Being right across from the Tampa convention center means this restaurant is perfect for lunch during events. It has a decent variety and good food. Our service was a bit slow--being tight on time means orders should be taken promptly (we waited awhile between when our drinks were served and when our order was taken)."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food was excellent, there just wasn't enough of it for the price...great wine list, great location...all in all, a very enjoyable experience! Came over from Palm Harbor for a little different dining experience. We will be back but maybe have a snack first!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Nice outdoor dining along the water. Sushi very good. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our server was very friendly, very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to recommendations, especially with wine. They have these beautiful outdoor cabanas...I'd like to come back and sit out there sometime. We did have a drink at the bar outside after dinner, and found the same friendly, helpful service out there. Food was very good - I didn't see anything ridiculously inventive, but standard upscale fare :) However, I think the laid-back, non-pretentious service we received from the time we walked in, is enough to get me to come back. Way to go, Jackson's Hiring Managers! :)"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Would give it 3.5 stars if I could. We went for an early Saturday dinner and had three different sushi rolls. One roll was amazing, the other two were good but certainly not the best or most flavorful I've ever had. I would go back and give it another try. The ambiance was great and service above average."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Outdoor dining might have been nice if the music from the outdoor bar didn't make it impossible to hear your dining companions. A gin and tonic I the bar had no gin in it. Bar waitress was unhelpful, bordering on rude. The dinner was mediocre at best. Won't be back. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The service is very good and the sushi was even better. The chef created us a roll that was flavorful and original and the gelato was wonderful as well. Jackson's is right on the water in Tampa and offers terrific view."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Everything was pretty much acceptable. Friendly service. The ceiling falling apart really was disturbing to me. Had me wondering what the kitchen looked like. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Made online reservations. Hostesses were rude, but our food and server were excellent. Will go back and recommend. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary with dinner here and it's all around a great experience. Great atmosphere, amazing view of Tampa on the water, extensive wine menu and quality food. It's a solid go-to spot when you are wanting a good dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I live about an hour from Tampa. Jackson's Bistro has become our restaurant of choice when we visit Tampa. The food and service have always been good. The outdoor dining ambience is outstanding."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Enjoyed the view from our table outside, the appetizers and sushi were great- wine reasonable price. The waitress seemed a little busy so it was hard to nail her down, the outdoor was packed so it was understandable--she was very pleasant. We will be back soon."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "My family had another great dinner at Jackson's. Sushi is always fresh and amazing. My 5yr old sushi eater (and food critic) loved the Philly Roll. He says it was "Awesome". I had the Red Snapper and Scallops... Cooked to Perfection! My wife loves the view. I recommend Jackson's for any family looking for an upscale family night out! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014