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

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (85)great for outdoor dining (76)good for groups (48)special occasion (44)romantic (35)fit for foodies (31)great for brunch (25)neighborhood gem (21)hot spot (21)great for lunch (16)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (10)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Service and location great. The food was poor.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Jack sons has such great possibility. The staff was good and the location perfect. Unfortunately, the food was anything but remarkable. The fish tasted far from fresh. Come on Jacksons! You can do better than that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great evening!
    LambiePieVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a lovely, earliy dinner before a show at the Straz. The appetizers were great, especially the crab ravioli and molten aged provolone. My snapper and scallop entree was excellent and my BF enjoyed his crab and grouper entree. The wine list is short, but still has some good selections. We were too full for dessert, but hopefully next time. Excellent service as well. I almost forgot to mention - the waterfront view is really lovely, especially at sunset.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place - So so food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I made a reservation with a window view, thinking it would show the water. Only problem between water and window is the outside dining area, so our view include a group table. Ordered calamari and the sauce was a lime Thai, which I didn't really enjoy and the calamari tasted quite rubbery and old. The Lobster Bisque was quite good. We ordered a cappuccino and it came cold, the waitress had to find a hot pot of coffee to heat it up. The shrimp and scallops with sauteed spinach and fresh tomato scampi sauce was quite watery and didn't have that much tomato. The chicken was good. The crème brulee was the best thing served. Our waitress was very good and kept coming to the table to check on us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Kevin
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great atmosphere out server Zoltan was attentive & full of suggestions. Highly recommend going here you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jackson's with friends
    Luv2EatOut
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a reservation and arrived on time, but we were told to go to the bar and wait. The food was absolutely delicious!!! Three people at the table had scallops and they were a hit. I must also add the lobster risotto was fabulous! The Faust wine was yummy too! Our server needed a bit of training on pouring the wine. I would say the meals and wine were a tiny bit over-priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Date
    Bekcaboo
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I made reservations, it was close to the Straz. We arrive a little too early, they sat us right way and got our drink order before the kitchen opened. We ordered sushi and it was all amazing. The wine menu was great, including flights of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for friends
    Luvditso
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Recently I revisited a spot I had not been to in many years, Jackson's. Years ago the service was great and the food was wonderful and for the life if me I can't remember why I had not been in so long. The service was impeccable the food was outstanding and this time I brought 7 friends who made the brunch so memorable! We enjoyed so much more than the great scenic views if Tampa... Jackson's let us enjoy each other! I will me back soon!!! Thank you Jackson's !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance
    Beachlover11
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We've had brunch at Jackson's several times and have never been disappointed. The selection of food is outstanding, catering to all different types of tastes and dietary restrictions. The outdoor seating is beautiful during most months of the year. It's a great place to hold special occasion celebrations. I highly recommend Jackson's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On the Water is Always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Indoor bar, outdoor bar, indoor seating, outdoor seating - on the water. Even before you get to sample the sushi, which was fresh and done well, you are put in a great mood by the location and staff. We just stepped off the airplane and I wanted a waterfront location. Open Table reviewers were telling the truth about Jackson's. Wish I lived closer so I could make it a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chaotic
    NeverAgain
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My dining experience was chaotic and disappointing, at best. It was decided by the restaurant that, in order to accept more reservations, the entire buffet area was relocated to the exterior of the restaurant. This resulted in a crowded, disorganized and chaotic environment with long lines and a cafeteria feel. Also, another consequence of relocating the food options was that the complete brunch menu was not offered. It was disappointing to know that the restaurant chose the quick dollar over customer service and consistency.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice
    Jacksons
    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
    Panther
    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
    lisaluvsfood
    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
    ivang
    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