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

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://jacksonsbistro.com/
  • Phone: 8132770112x
  • 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: Sushi, Seafood, American
  • 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: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (93)scenic view (87)good for groups (49)special occasion (46)romantic (43)great for brunch (38)great for lunch (28)fit for foodies (22)kid-friendly (21)hot spot (20)vibrant bar scene (20)neighborhood gem (19)late-night find (18)notable wine list (10)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    our waiter clearly was given too many tables and we waited a bit longer than i would like to place our drink order, only to find out that they "don't always carry" the bottle of wine that we wanted. did not offer us something similar just asked what our "back up" would be. other than that i thought the service was good, waiter was very nice and helpful. the food was okay, i left feeling full but nothing i would write home about. will not be returning for dinner but maybe for a bar night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • World traveler
    wineisgood
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Jackson's Bistro on Tampa Bay is a good place to dine, especially on the water. However, it is not exceptional, but perhaps some day it will be. The food and the service was slightly above average. The wine list was very good. Our party was four persons, and the table was small for our size group.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food!
    Anastasia
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Lobster mac and cheese just amazing! Overall food is great and view is nice!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    LambiePieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We arrived before our reservation and were seated right away. Service was attentive and not too chatty. There was a decent selection of wines by the glass, and our meals were delicious. We especially liked the crab ravioli and the molten cheese appetizers. We had the chocolate cake for dessert, with a scoop of gelato, and the cake was so big we had some to take home. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jackson's - Incredible
    Jacksonsthebest
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We visit Jackson's several times a year and are always pleased with our experience. Great wait staff, incredible food and the ambiance is worth pictures. In Tampa - Jackson's - Harbor Island is the place to go!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oksana
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We loved it for the atmosphere and service. We had sushi, but they also have a nice variety of other dishes. Great wine and cocktail selection.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Brunch Ever!
    Margo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is my favorite brunch spot. I have been to several restaurant all over this country. Jackson's brunch is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • losing its luster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    maybe the pending sale has spooked some but our server was picked off the streets of tampa and showed it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    Barrie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were greeted and seated right away outdoors under a large canopy. View of the water was so nice. Our waitress was very helpful with food suggestions. Had a great experience. Would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    sinkholeexpert
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    You will not find a better brunch anywhere. Amazing. Great place to take out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Rican
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had brunch at Jackson's. We had a reservation and were promptly seated even though the restaurant was crowded. The group of 4 all had the brunch. There were no lines in omlete bar or pasta bar. The food was good but not great. We sat outside and the views were amazing. We will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good date night spot
    Tpafood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As long as the weather is nice, dining outside at Jackson's is really beautiful! Gorgeous view and great food! We had the pesto chicken penne and tuna tartar and both were delish!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful but just ok food
    LuvEatingOut
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I was really disappointed with the food. It is a gorgeous restaurant with a great view...but the food was bland. I will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good spot
    Iwasjustok
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My daughters and I really enjoyed having some sushi for an appetizer, their first experience, and our overall dining experience was enjoyable. Our server was attentive without being overbearing; our entrees were well prepared and nicely proportioned. Overlooking the water during dinner was a nice bonus. I will definitely return the next time I am in town!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best Date Spot
    Casper
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Made reservations here for a date on a whim just to check it out and eat downtown (at a convention all weekend). Sat outside with an amazing view to look at as the sun set right in front of us, the food was so spectacular, our server was attentive and very friendly, and the overall atmosphere made it a great experience. The underground parking was an added bonus and convenience. We will definitely return and I would recommend for anything from date night to family dinner. Amazing experience overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    ClassyfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Jackson's has great sushi! The seafood is consistently delish and the dining is complimented by great service and a stunning view! Jackson's is a must do in Tampa!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was phenomenal!!
    Jacksons
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food was average. My scallop dinner was very salty and scallops were just barely cooked. Two of us that ate this dish weren't feeling well later in the evening. I advised the waitress the food was salty. Appetizers were good. I enjoy this place mostly for the outdoor atmosphere and experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch is AMAZING!
    VinceVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    SO much selections on the Sunday Brunch for a great price. Sit outside and you have a view of Tampa Bay directly in front of you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Florida
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Excellent food. Professional service. Beautiful view of Hillsborough Bay.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view!
    CMFG33629
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our group of three arrived early in the evening to celebrate an 84th birthday. The hostess found us a beautiful view after we turned down two others. Our server was knowledgeable and very pleasant. The birthday boy is an avid snapper fan and felt it was prepared impeccably. The parking is not convenient for dealing with limited endurance. Had we known the situation, we would have dropped him off in the front and then parked. Other than that, it was a very pleasant experience!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Wayneville
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I found Jackson's to be a great place that's priced well for dinner. At first we thought we were over dressed, but around 730 the well dressed crowd started showing up :-). When we got there, we saw almost everyone in summer beach attire. Absolute nothing is wrong with summer treads so I am not at all knocking anyone. With that said, we plan to visit for Sunday brunch soon in relaxing summer attire. I will definately recommend Jackson's for your romantic night or anything else. Love this place !!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EarlVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very nice. Great ambience and great view over looking Tampa bay. Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tampa in JULY
    SBfoodie71VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Large venue, indoors or out. Food was surprisingly good--seemed odd to have sushi on a large menu--but friend had two rolls and said they were fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab Dining Experience
    iluvjacksons
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The calamari and tempura lobster roll were wonderful. The grouper fresh and cooked to perfection. The crème brulee' the perfect dessert. Henry is the most attentive waiter, gave us excellent wine choices and made our dining experience extra special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    ls55VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I dont recommend the sushi. I got the spicy tuna which was fine but nothing special. My other roll was tuna but wrapped/topped with salmon. The salmon was quite chewy and I really couldnt finish it. Dont get the sushi.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The brunch was excellent
    Wonderful1
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I would recommend the food on Sunday. We had a wonderful time as a couples group of three. The setting was prefect. We set outside under the bestow and enjoyed ourselves. It was a great day in Tampa Bay for friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Execellent!!
    rmoore47
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Overall an Excellent resturant!! My family of 5, just moved to Tampa and was looking for a Sunday Brunch buffet. Jackson exceed all requirement with their variety of food and kid friendly atmosphere - a plus having a 7, 4, and 3 year old. I highly recommend it. Bring your eating stomachs. There is plenty of food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Requested quiet table for business lunch. Staff was most accomodating! Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Must Do Brunch
    Margo
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Awesome brunch! The best I've been to in this part of the country. Absolutely something for every taste.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Try it You'll Like it
    Zeeker
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Harbor Island Restaurant
    TeddyP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Made a last minute reservation on July 4th. Great food & Great service!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July 4th - up in smoke
    Embrassing
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost perfect
    PaulKaram
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • flafisherman
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    A very pleasant evening, we will definitely return.. A good time was had!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reserved42
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The evening was a birthday celebration a well as the 4th of July. The place was packed due to a gymnastic conference and the holiday. They seemed prepared. All staff was polite. Food was excellent, especially the crab sushi. Dinner portion was a bit small for the price but very nicely prepared. Bistro was recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed! We were charged $10.00 to park on the way out, contrary to being told that it was free for under 2 hours, when we parked. That ended things on a bit of an annoying note. Otherwise a great evening meal and fun.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad service, too many kids
    AvidDiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but sketchy experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    mama73
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Jackson's has friendly service and solid food. Had a great experience. The views on the water are beautiful too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hank you for a great anniversary!
    Dinner
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet