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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
  • Email: info@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: Fantasy Fridays start at 10pm on Friday nights. With music ranging from Top 40, 80's and 90's and Miami Mix, there are sounds to please everyone.
    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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Absolutely beautiful view and absolutely subpar food. What a complete and utter waste of money. The waitstaff and especially the maitre'd were unfriendly and rude. The maitre'd acted like it was a chore to seat us. Being 1500 miles away on an Easter evening.... What a shame. Have a drink at the bar and enjoy the view. Don't waste your money at the restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a great time and great meal! Our server Henry was outstanding! Can't wait to comme back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I was in Tampa at a convention and picked it because of the location. The food was great and sitting outside overlooking the water was great."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We love having Jackson's in our backyard...happy hour, dinner and brunch....we can enjoy them all outside and overlooking the water. The food is delicious and the service is always great!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Can't wait to go back! Food was excellent, the view from our outdoor table was breathtaking and our waiter, Scott was friendly and helpful!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Staying at the Marriott so I decided to try Jackson's because of it's location and it looked like a lovely place. The setting is nice and from the outside you would not be off put. We ordered multiple food, some from the main menu and multiple sushi items. The food was ok, nothing great but just average. The table next to me outside had a woman w a dog who smoked. I found that annoying. There was an outside band playing so it was lively and the bar scene looked lovely. My biggest complaint was the service. It was awful. I had gone twice the week I stayed in Tampa and I thought maybe it was a one off. But no. Slow doesn't even begin to describe the speed at which anything happened. The servers both times couldn't multi task."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great day outside for someone from cold country - service was great - food was good - the view over the water was outstanding. Can't wait to get back when the weather warms up for the locals."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Our dining experience at Jackson's added to our great theatre experience at the Straz Center seeing "Disenchanted." Had a wonderful girls day out with 20 girlfriends!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great location on the water but the food is nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The restaurant staff was a welcoming and helpful. The wine selection was great to choose from! I ordered the Chicken Marsala the sauce was great but the chicken was bland but the sauce added great flavor to the meal."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The view was lovely and we had friendly service from all, but..... 1. Salmon was really over cooked 2. Sushi was very dry and tasteless 3. We ordered 2009 french wine but was given 2010 (that's huge) 4. Never received our starters 5. Full of tourists We won't be going back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I've been here in the past, but my recent trip was very disappointing. It had been 2 years since my last visit. It will be many more (never) until my next visit... a shame because it's a super location. There were 4 in our party and we were all unhappy with our meals. They were edible, but sub-par. Sesame ahi tuna was 5 small slices that had a lovely iridescent color (yuck!), ribeye was thin and chewy. Burger was greasy and dry all at the same time, and pastrami was slimy deli meat. My recommendation? Come here for drinks, but eat somewhere else."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food was fine - no problems, nothing special. The service was slow, but he was friendly. We should have sat outside - the view looked great, as the restaurant overlooks the water. I think it would be a great spot for drinks after work or for dinner before an event at the convention center or Times Forum."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "3rd time we've been to Jackson's. 1st time I've been disappointed by the service. Too much time elapsed between our appetizer and our entrees. Waiter was out of sight for the majority of that time. As always the ambience was terrific and the food was good."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Come for the food, but leave more time than you would usually need for a meal."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Located on the harbor and close to hotels. Food is very good and the outdoor seating is beautiful. A must try."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Wonderful view of Tampa's Channel and food was above average. But, the service seems to depend upon how you look and how you are dressed. The tables that received good service seemed to have older couples which, 60 and older, were well dressed, the younger couples were not told about the specials and seemed to receive less attention. I hope this was just one waitress and not the culture."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We we're entertains friends from Maryland and wanted to treat them to a nice place. We had never been to Jackson's Bistro. After finding it on open table we decided to give it a try. It is a great find. The experience fron entering the door to leaving was fantastic. We were given a warm welcome, seated quickly and given great attention from our waiter, Chris. The food was great as well as the service. I would highly recommend Jackson's Bistro for business or family dinner. We can hardly wait to go back and enjoy their outside dining. The outside overlooking the water will be romantic evening."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Highly overrated food, and very overpriced wine. Service was ok to adequate. Location was great (waterfront)."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Jackson's had great ambiance and presence. We had dinner a bit earlier before groups really started coming in so we had the attention of the server for our entire meal. The food was great, however with any place that has a high price per plate the portion size was a bit small. Aside from that I cannot complain. The food temperature and presentation were great. I would say I would dine again however probably for a special occasion ."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This place is great for what they offer. All you can eat, gourmet-level foods and lots of people to watch. My only complete with the food is that shortly after it's delivered it is picked over. You would expect the residents of Harbour Island to be a bit LESS combative about the food.. Oh well. If I could I would go there every Sunday"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Beautiful view, great food! As a NYer, I will look forward to all my future visits to Tampa just to come here for dinner. Must go! You will not be disappointed!!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We had an awesome time for brunch. Chris our sever was the best. The food and atmosphere made our girls day extra special."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Jackson's is very good, but not quite as good as a few years ago It has slipped a little, but still very good. Used to be Fantastic..."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Dinner with out of town guests did not impress. Food quality and portions were poor. Don't plan on ever going back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food for Sunday brunch was not fresh and only adequate in taste."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "A bit cool, 55...but with the heaters we sat on the deck. Great acoustic guitar music. Great food and service. We will return."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "While it is a great view (can't be beat for city view of Tampa), the food leaves some to be desired. For the price, we were expecting better tasting food, (it was just average). Service was good but we would not reccomend for the food alone, go for the view and ambiance. If someone is visiting from out of town, take them here. We ordered seafood, (Lobster bisque, shrimp & scallops, and lobster mac-n-cheese); and it all was just average tasting. S.E."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Food was very good and there are endless options of breakfast and lunch food on the Sunday brunch. I almost felt a little overwhelmed by so many options! My only complaint is that woman working at the hostess stand was very rude to myself and other patrons. When I went to let them know I had arrived for my 10:30 reservation and request a table outside she rudely let me know that I was 15 minutes early, my table would not be ready until 10:30 and they could not accommodate my request for an outside table. I understand that they can not meet all requests for outside seating, and that is OK...but it did bother me that throughout our entire brunch (about 1.5 hours) there were many open tables outside."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Jackson's had the best brunch we have ever been too. The food was fresh and amazing. I would recommend Jackson's for any occasion."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Jessica, our waitress, came right over with the specials, wine list, and cocktail list. She was very energetic, friendly, and knowledgeable of the menu and the local area. Our food came out in a timely manner and was cooked to perfection. Other members of the wait staff stopped by ocassionally to ensure things were going well. There is definitely a team vibe going on with the employees which makes for a very smooth operation. We are definitely looking forward to going back with friends and family. Hopefully once the weather warms up we will be able to sit outside and enjoy the view. Thanks for a great dining experience and Kudos to Jessica!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the delicious Sunday brunch spread! Price was a great value for all the food we got! Would be exceptional value if they included champagne with brunch, but it was $5.15 extra per glass...ouch! The set up for the brunch buffet was a little awkward & crowded. It was outside the restaurant, in the hallway. Made for crowded & difficult access to the front door of the restaurant. Otherwise, was a gorgeous view & beautiful decor. Very classy atmosphere, even though the dress code was causal."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "French people and settled from 3 months to Tampas, my boyfriend and I, we are returned in this restaurant to have lunch for the Valentine's day. We were very well welcomed, as the weather was beautiful we were able to have lunch outside and taken advantage of the view and the sun, it was very romantic. The food is there simple but sophisticated. We chose to begin two Lobster Bisque, it was so delicious !! And after, two signature salads (Crab Wedge and Blackened Salmon Salad) were very good also ! Dishes, very well presented, remind us the French-style class which misses us a lot here. The raport quality / price is there very correct. This restaurant is a very beautiful find and we definitely would return to try more dishes !!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a nice time, but the food was average. Side selection is VERY limited...and they have no flexibility with the menu...or maybe our waitress was just being lazy. And we were NOT being picky eaters....."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "An excellent opportunity for you to take your special someone to something different, refreshing, romantic and a good bite to top it off."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My friends and I chose Jackson's to celebrate Valentine's day, there were six of us. . The food and drinks was great, the service was fabulous, the view was fantastic and dancing in the club was the icing on the cake. It was a great night!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Waited on after two couples arrived after us (two persons)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The view is to die for, the food was very good, presentation was elegant, but... the waiter seemed harried, inexperienced, and acted as if waiting on us was about 3rd on his "to do" lists. I had friends from out of town and we wanted the great view. I have had other positive experiences here so I am going to assume that this is one waiter and not the norm."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Really enjoyed their Sunday Brunch. My daughter was in town and we wanted to enjoy a Sunday brunch before her flight out of town. We couldn't have asked for a better place. We were seated outside by the water and it was a perfect day to enjoy the good food and great company. A little disappointed they originally didn't have me checked in with Open Table reservation but that was soon remedied. All in all a very enjoyable Sunday Brunch."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "had dinner here before going to a hockey game and they were able to accomodate a quick dinner. Food was good, the grouper stack was very good. Conch fritters were just so so. The nly thing I didnt like was the server trying to upsell the choices we made."
    Dined on 2/6/2014