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
125 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (91)great for outdoor dining (88)special occasion (50)good for groups (49)romantic (43)great for brunch (32)great for lunch (24)fit for foodies (23)kid-friendly (19)neighborhood gem (18)hot spot (18)late-night find (14)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (8)Show More
  • Very Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Enjoyed a great night out starting with our service....excellent! Food was perfect and ambiance was very classy. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service, food and night view was 110 % out of 100%. Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Awesome dinning experience for a party of six business dinner. Amazing ambiance with outdoor dining on the bay. Food was tastey, fairly priced, and appropriate portions. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view of the bay
    DeeBee
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great place to bring friends when they are in town to show off Tampa.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A good time
    happywithit
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Happy with most aspects except my request for a romantic spot outside....our table was outside but not close to the water, instead it was next to a main walkthru.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Whenever we are near Tampa on a Sunday we try to visit Jackson's - they have a good Brunch buffet with lots of choice to suit most diets. This year it was a lot busier and I guess others now appreciate the value. Well worth a visit, but book a table if you want to eat after about 11.30 am.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Value Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Pros: Outdoor patio seating Best value brunch in the area Good assortment of breakfast and lunch items Cons: Service disappointing. Waitstaff came across as unfriendly. Slow to refill drinks. Dropped check prematurely. Path to get to buffet area from outside patio was congested.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    golferpro
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Will make this a favorite .....enjoyed the first time experience....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening at Jackson's
    TravelingITGuyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We ate outdoors and couldn't have had a more delightful time. The setting was beautiful, the wait staff was attentive but not over-bearing and the food was delicious. We topped off an enjoyable evening with a few tasty desserts from their great selection. We'll be back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Superb! I cannot think of one thing I would suggest to change. Excellent service, great food, beautifully view and enjoyable environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Gr8time
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    First time going to Jackson's was lunch, then went back for dinner the next night. Both experiences were outstanding, food wise as well as service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Evening in Tampa
    NewYorker
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Very poorly run from hostess to server. Sat outside next to a giant blow dryer despite the fact that there were a few tables with a lovely view they refused to use all nite. 2 hostesses very confused. Waiter, terrible. Hour and a half to get dinner and not that busy..took 2 requests just to get napkins. Fish dishes were okay but severely overcooked. Waiter keep apologizing for everything but never changed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch!!
    JTowers
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've gone twice in one month. The food is great! The selection is abundant and the views of Tampa are very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Vickie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I made reservations and they were immediately confirmed. There was no waiting for a phone call or wondering if there was availability to seat us at the date and time that I had selected. I received a confirmation email the day before. When we arrived at the restaurant, the hostess confirmed my reservation and they were ready to seat us immediately. The food, service and ambiance was perfect for our Sunday Brunch. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night
    KIMBO
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised at the romantic atmosphere. The host staff and bar service was friendy. The wait staff was cold and rude. My grouper was over cooked and the steak we ordered was undercooked. I would go back for drinks- but skip the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the ambiance
    Vinoluv
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Outdoor seating and view is beautiful. Right on the water. The wine list is impressive and reasonably priced. For a celebration this is a great spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • js1228
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Good Down Town Restaurant
    hoseb
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great view of downtown tampa bay, food was delicious, waiter was helpful with wine selection
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    TpafoodVIP
    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
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate