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Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi, Tampa, FL

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

4.4
4.4
3999 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Within walking distance from the Amalie Arena, Tampa's Convention Center and Tampa's Downtown Riverwalk, Jackson’s unequivocal dining experience has been a staple for locals and visitors alike for over twenty years. Located in beautiful Harbor Island, right on the water you can enjoy premium handcrafted cocktails accompanied with chef inspired local cuisine all while enjoying a breathtaking view of Downtown Tampa. Big enough for your next business party yet intimate enough to share any of your special occasions, no matter the occasion Jackson's is the perfect venue to celebrate.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 121 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (813) 277-0112

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    George Aviles

  • Private party facilities

    Thank you for your interest in Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi for your event! Jackson’s Bistro is a waterfront restaurant with a great view of Tampa Bay and Downtown Tampa. We have space available for groups of any size, from ten people to over 500!

  • Private party contact

    Nick Smith: (877) 563-1975

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Cross street

    Franklin/Channelside

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the garage below the restaurant and we can validate for the first two hours. Each additional hour is $5 per hour. (Parking garage is owned by a separate company.) On Friday and Saturday evenings there is valet parking available.

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment- Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at our Island Bar. Hospitality Night Mondays featuring DJ Fuentes at the Island Bar from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We truly enjoyed the atmosphere, and the view from outside of the bay. The waiter and waitress staff were phenomenal. The brunch was absolutely delicious. I will be coming back to this restaurant.!
  2. WD

    WineDame

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Having Sunday Brunch with friends and new friends.
  3. XS

    XiomaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!!!! Beautiful place it was my first time there but will definitely not be my only time, can’t wait to go back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service from the hostesses and waiter. Food was good. View was excellent.
  5. s

    stevej

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Our main course (mahi-mahi) arrived at the same time as our soup. The food runner said he would take it back and make a fresh order. When our main course arrived the fish was so dry. The serving bowl was vey hot like it was sitting under a heat lamp. In my opinion the order was the first one the was delivered to the table and just kept hot. When we first seated there was no napkins or silverware. We ordered coconut shrimp. When it arrived still no napkins or silverware. We had to catch the hostess going by our table and ask for place settings. My soda was empty and the server said he would refill it for me. He must have forgot until he came back to check on us later. My daughter graduates college in May. My plan was to make reservations for my whole family for afterwards. Not sure I still plan on making those reservations.
  6. P

    Panda381

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Thanksgiving dinner!
  7. JG

    JohnG

    Tampa

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The Thanksgiving Day special was mediocre. The dark meat was shredded. The service was slow. The coffee was undrinkable.
  8. D

    Datenightout

    Tampa

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Got to the restaurant a little early. We went to the outside bar for a quick drink. Got to the table and were greeted by Luis. We had the turkey dinner. The portions were reasonable. A couple slices of white meat with a cranberry gravy was flavorful. Shredded dark meat. The meats were moist. The stuffing was outstanding. There were some roasted Brussel sprouts. They were good and on a celery root puree. Nice touch. We split a salad and each had a starter of butternut squash bisque. Everything tasted great and was worth the price. Our server was outstanding. Friendly, professional and he made us feel very welcome. Luis suggested a nice Chardonnay to accompany our meal. He was definitely one of the highlights of the evening.
  9. SH

    SarahH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience. The server was awesome and the food spectacular. Did not disappoint at all. I will be coming back in a few weeks.
  10. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We were seated even though we showed up early. I had a hard time having a conversation over the music. 2 meals were good, 2 just ok. I didn't have high expectations for Thanksgiving. Server was great. Went there on a friend's recommendation but won't return
  11. SC

    SammieC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We decided to celebrate Thanksgiving
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always !
  13. RW

    RichardW

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Horrible ! We have been here many times and this was awful ! Salad was dry, service was way to slow
  14. RW

    RiaanW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Jackson’s. Great location, great food, great atmosphere and obviously drinks.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sad and boring
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I like Jacksons. The food is usually decent. Good service and view. The decor of the restaurant is in dire need of a makeover. It looks like 1994 and very dark inside. Needs a refresh.
  17. BH

    BobH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The brunch buffet has never disappointed!! The weather was a bit wet and windy, that certainly wasn't Jackson's fault. One of my favorite places downtown, we will return!!
  18. R

    Ronnie

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing, professional service and great food. We will definitely return when we’re in the area.
  19. s

    spicedoc

    Orlando

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance. Quick service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Mediocre food, friendly but inconsistent service. Good location with paucity of competition.
  21. SW

    ShelleyW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner! It was my birthday, so we had a lovely table and view of the waterfront. It was a bit chilly and we thought there might be heaters, but I guess this was an unusually chilly night and they may not have outdoor heaters. In any event, our server was Luis. He was very charming, pleasant, and very on point with everything including suggestions and info about the brunch on the weekends. The food was absolutely delicious and the cocktails were great. We will definitely be back and will ask to be seated in the area where he will be working!
  22. EH

    ElizabethH

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was great! Food was delicious and the view was perfect
  23. SB

    SusanB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Jackson’s for our Anniversary. The whole experience was great! We arrived a little earlier than our reservation and they were able to seat us right away. We went at 5:30pm and were the only diners inside the restaurant!! It was like we had the restaurant to ourselves! Next time, we will try sitting outside to watch the sunset. We will definitely go again!!
  24. MR

    MelRose

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The only thing that kept us from giving five stars was my and my husband's steak. He ordered his medium rare and it came out well done. While the server easily took it back, by the time the replacement steak arrived the remaining five of us were finished with our meals; and we do NOT eat quickly! My steak was overcooked as well, but not to the degree my husband's was. A third steak in our group was cooked correctly. One out of three is not acceptable for a restaurant of this caliber/price range.
  25. SJ

    SashaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    All the food was good, except one of my friend's pasta was cold. Our server however was amazing and went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night! Our server Luis was wonderful!
  27. LG

    LiznethG

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They need more chicken options and gluten free friendly meals.
  28. KD

    KathyD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I couldn’t have asked for a better evening to celebrate family members 50th anniversary. We sat outside and the weather was perfect. Morgan was our server and she was very attentive and courteous. I will definitely be returning.
  29. DT

    DavidT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Great location horrible service took 40 minutes before we even got a waiter or waitress and we had to ask the hostess before that even happened my snapper wasn't at all what it said on the menu the food was just okay the snapper was also overcooked for a fancy place I've been to a lot of dive places that are better than this place
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reba concert
  31. JG

    JoelG

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service by the staff, highly recommend this place, sushi was top notch as was the meal (grouper/crab on rice) 10/10 dining experience for us.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Waiter was extremely too slow. We arrived at 8:39 and didn’t have anything on our table until 10pm.
  33. M

    Monix

    Tampa

    55 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    I been a customer for a long time but lately I found the service had changed. Last week I had dinner reservation and also attended the Halloween party, we waited almost a hour to get our table but we was ok with the wait seating at the bar to have drinks, there was a lot of people and the barman looked like was stressed and couldn’t handle the volume, he was extremely rude with an attitude to serve us. I asked for a Mojito only but he understood we want water and a mojito, rudely went out the bar to get us water and throw the glass of mojito on the corner of the table I wasn’t sure if it was my order or someone else’s order then he brought the water and we said we never asked water he misunderstood, my fiancé said for him to relax, but the barman too it in a wrong way showing and attitude and upset face. I just couldn’t believe it… but I didn’t say anything or complained because I didn’t want to ruin our night. Also yesterday, we got an attitude from one of the hostess. We arrived a bit earlier from time of our reservation and we asked outdoor seating, I explain to the girl we were a little earlier more or less 45 min the girl said it was ok then another hostess closer to her took the lead and whispered on her gear and she look at us with an attitude and said would seat us when closer to the time of our reservation, told us to seat at the bar and have drinks… my fiancée got a little upset noticing her attitude and lots of table available outside and asked her why she couldn’t seat us right way? She said all that table were reserved, with we didn’t believe. Anyway, we went to the bar and he came back to the front again to ask for a table then she said would do her best to seat. All tables was still open outside. So finally after 25 min she called to say table was ready. An older customer like us, we are big spenders too, we don’t deserve to be treated like this. There is a lot of great places in Tampa to choose from we’re we can have better service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great for people and boat watching. I had a delicious salad and the best crème brûlée ever. My friend said her poke bowl was the best she ever had. Great service too.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Service was slow. Because we initially went to the bar and had drinks on the table, servers kept walking past assuming we’d been taken care of. After 20 minutes we had to flag someone down. Slow to take our order. Slow to refill drinks. Slow to clear plates. Slow to run our check. Restaurant was not very busy, lots of the wait staff standing around the hostess station. Food was good, had Mahi and a seafood tower, fairly reasonable price. Would come back for the view and the fresh seafood but be prepared for the slow.
  36. SF

    SouthernFood

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Visit to Tampa and Jackson Bistro recommended for seafood and good quality food. We started our meal with an appetizer calamari and was very disappointed right off the start. The drinks ordered was very disappointing. The calamari was none like we have had before we don’t even know how to describe. I ordered a half dozen of oysters and my husband ordered blackened swordfish as a special request. The oysters were so small that you had to scrape the shell to get very little oyster out and when my husband question the swordfish that did not look blackened it only looked grilled the server replied by saying I put the order in that’s all I can do. Very disappointed!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service, and live music at the right level.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect first date vibe!
  39. P

    Pastalicious

    Tampa

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time going to Jackson’s for brunch and they didn’t disappoint. The variety of food to choose from is amazing, and the outdoor atmosphere was refreshing. Server was friendly and attentive. I already booked another date for my family to go together.
  40. T

    Tiana

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Our server didn't come check on us at all really. I had to get help from other people walking by.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 277-0112.

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi is rated 4.4 stars by 3999 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 121 times today
Google Map for Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Franklin/Channelside

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the garage below the restaurant and we can validate for the first two hours. Each additional hour is $5 per hour. (Parking garage is owned by a separate company.) On Friday and Saturday evenings there is valet parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    George Aviles

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment- Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at our Island Bar. Hospitality Night Mondays featuring DJ Fuentes at the Island Bar from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (813) 277-0112

  • Private party facilities

    Thank you for your interest in Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi for your event! Jackson’s Bistro is a waterfront restaurant with a great view of Tampa Bay and Downtown Tampa. We have space available for groups of any size, from ten people to over 500!

  • Private party contact

    Nick Smith: (877) 563-1975

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