Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

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$30 and under
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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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.6
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New England
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful location right on the water. Had a burger - good, not outstanding. It came with fries, which were good. Carrot cake for dessert was delicious!

JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Great atmosphere
Good dancing
Good parking
Very comfortable eating area

MM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we loved it. Definitely a new go-to spot for us. We enjoyed sitting outside and looking over the water / Tampa. The view was wonderful. The service was spectacular! Very attentive, friendly and accurate. And the food was delicious. 5 Stars from us!

PH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here. Great to sit outdoors. All food great.

JL
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Preferred when you didn’t have to eat from the brunch buffet. Food was great, but, a lot of items seemed to be empty and take forever to be replenished. Would skip brunch and eat at the bar next time. Server was great!

KT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The place is really nice, a bit expensive but worth it. We wanted to sit outside but we were seated inside. A little noisy. Food was excellent.

KP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The bottle of wine I purchased was awesome!! this was my first time and it was my birthday! The dish I ordered was so bad!! I ordered the chicken penne pasta it was terrible!! I do not recommend this place! The service was ok could of been more friendly!!!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seat along the water made for great company with my friends

L
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic night for dining with great friends as we sat out on the Outside Patio & enjoyed our wonderful dinner! The food was delicious, our server Steve was very attentive & the ambiance was super! Highly recommend this dining experience! The Key Lime Pie is NOT to be missed! Best I ever had!!!

OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joyful time with friends. Food was wonderful and the water view is fantastic.

Y
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The restaurant is Lovely! Great ambiance! Wonderful location and view! Our server, Steve, was having a bad day, a VERY bad day. Screwed up everything. Drink order, food order, crashed into chairs and heaters, Forgot he took our order and came back twice to ask if we were ready to order? He apologized often, but it was to the point that we asked him if he was feeling ok.
I would go back, I plan on going back, but do not want Steve as my waiter.
Sorry Steve.

SS
San Diego
77 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place on the water. Friendly servers. Great range of food options.

OT
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love sitting on the patio. Food great!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

TP
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch was our first time they had a HUGE variety to choose from! Pasta station, omelet station, carving station

MY
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

RD
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views of the river when you sit outside, is awesome. Food is always prepared deliciously. We've dined here many times. Sunday's brunch is one of Tampa's best. Get reservations wayyyyy early for it, or you won't find a table.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our server was slow to start. Table was wobbly.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi & grouper with crab all excellent! Beautiful view if seated outside.

JD
Tampa
45 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always the best at Jackson’s

SK
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant to celebrate the first day of 2020.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We had one gluten free diner with us on New Year’s Eve. This was due to celiac, so not a preference. Chef Mario intentionally gave me erroneous information when I spoke to him prior to our dinner. He first said that my daughter could only have pan cooked chicken and steamed broccoli. Having looked at the menu prior i asked him about other options. There were plenty of possibles. He then must have gotten annoyed with my question and said anything could be made gf, including that they had a dedicated fryer for the French fries. Weird turn in the options, but he said that he would be there that night to assist.

We got there and chef Mario was not working(first lie). The sous chef was very helpful. He advised that the fryer was not dedicated (second lie), so what I had been told was a lie that could have had bad consequences for my daughter. The sous chef helped us navigate the menu and we were able to order a bun less steak burger with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. There were also other options.

I would never recommend Jackson’s. If their chef was willing to give me bad information that could impact a child, then I wouldn’t trust them to prepare any meal ever. I feel that they use their prime location as a crutch and don’t value customer service as part of the package.

Very unfortunate, but there are much better restaurants in the area.

T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I would not go back on New Year’s Eve. They are too busy focusing on getting ready on the party outside. Very distracting and you can’t see the water

JU
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackson's is one of our favorite "go to" restaurants.

K
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on the patio. It was a perfect evening and service was superb.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Everything was just OK. It was a nice view, but we had music from the bar and music from the restaurant blaring at us at the same time at the table. Again, our waitress was very sweet. The sushi was just OK. The group or was fantastic and the sword fish despite being highly recommended, was just mediocre. The gelato and sorbet at the end was delicious.

GA
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Are outside.

y
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! My family and I Love this place.

AS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

FOH was outstanding!

Great job Mason.

Lobster mashed potatoes was awesome

ST
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience is very good, the costumer services was very good from the hostess to the server.
Food was tasty and price adequate although a bit higher.
Noise level is high, but we had a good time!

DS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Solid D. I might be inclined to rate Jackson's a C, but the food was overpriced. I ordered the grouper sandwich, for example. The bun was bland and uninspired, as well as soggy because the order must have sat on the counter for a while (the big clue were the luke-warm fries that had gone soggy.) The calamari was ordinary - nothing special here. Overall, I felt that this venue was dated, overpriced and lacked the quality I was expecting. My family will not return.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were so rude. I let them know we were celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary in advance and they sat us in the rain. When a table opened up right next to us, they wouldn’t move us. They said they had another reservation who specified that they wanted to sit by the railing. I said that I had also requested a seat with a nice view due to our special occasion. They didn’t really care, so we canceled our order and left. We’ll never go back.

DB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Excellent service and good food but fish portions were too small.

S
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal at Jackson's Bistro. We sat outside under the canopy and we had a great view of the water and boats. Our ahi tuna appetizer and sushi rolls were great and I highly recommend ordering from their sushi menu! We will definitely eat there again!

G
1 review