Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

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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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JA
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It was a better brunch in years past. I found this brunch isn't as good, but just ok.

WS
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Environment is stale, feels very dated. Although sushi is in the name, the fish is clearly not fresh and each roll was overly chewy. I regret not leaving prior to ordering.

JR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one the finest I have ever been too. I went with my Girlfriend and it was incredibly nice. If the weather permits, I would recommend going outside and eating by the river. 9.9 out of 10 score.

E
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but not exceptional in any way. More expensive than it should be. But tasty and with a great location on the river.

IM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great ! Service was awesome ! And the view is beautiful !

RB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My date and I enjoyed everything from the food to the views.

RP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 2

I would have given it 5 stars but I didn't get what I requested which was outside dining and I made reservations two days prior. The food and service was good.

LD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to make a reservation at Jackson’s prior to attending a concert at Amalie Arena. We go to Tampa quite a bit but have never eaten there. We really enjoyed it and will definitely visit again. Great relaxed vibe, great view, great service, and great sushi!

MT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff. Seated promptly. The view was amazing and the food was easily 5+ Stars.

NP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of six, got there on time and the table was ready-great view. Zack was our Server and did a fantastic job. He was very attentive to every need we had. We were there to celebrate a birthday and that person received flowers-Zack had a vase with water brought to the table to place the flowers in-they care about our experience and it really shows. We will certainly be back!

K
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, great people! Definitely recommend!

LP
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and a great time. The best costumer service.

KB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with tasteful decor, friendly staff and excellent menu choice.

LD
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very friendly and knew the menu like the back of his hand. He made our experience very nice and he was a funny guy. He answered all the questions we had and made sure we got the best service he can provide

B
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food. I stopped by for their endless brunch. Everything was amazing. Mimosas are a must!

J
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Food taste and quality does not equal value. Noticed a kid put a marshmallow in his mouth and then he noticed the charcolate syrup bowl. He took the marshmallow out of his mouth and dipped it in the charcolate syrup. A teenage was informed she gave no impression for concern or exchange of the item. Grouse and nasty. I will never eat at the buffet again. Buffet are not for kids when family member don’t monitor.

KF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for my girlfriend’s birthday!!! Food, service and setting was excellent!!

T
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for your exceptional customer service and the fine dining experience. My friends and I truly enjoyed Jackson’s and definitely plan to return soon.

V
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. Beautiful sunset views from the outdoor dining area. Food and service were excellent.

JP
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great; the view was wonderful at sunset and our food was delicious! Clam chowder was great along with my red snapper and scallops! Can’t wait to visit again!

J
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was well prepared. The pesto and oil dip for bread was incredible and our waiter did and excellent job. Would return in a heartbeat.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

French toast and potatoes were cold. The omelette and fruit were good. Desserts were not fresh.

PM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice view of the harbor. Sushi was excellent, and our server was very helpful. My wife's entrée, a vegetarian plate, was somewhat disappointing. It was more of a side dish made into an entrée. She did like her gelato, though. She had the coconut and I agree that it was excellent. As for me, I thoroughly enjoyed my sushi and found the sashimi to be excellent. I can't say as much for the lobster bisque or my gelato. The bisque was just a bit too "old sock" for me (Think parmesian aged past its prime). The mint chocolate gelato was not nearly as flavorful as the coconut. Server was very good and professional; hostesses not so much. So, a very good experience but not a great one. I recommend for the view if you like outdoor dining by the water - especially if you are a sushi fan. Otherwise, you might consider other dining options while in Tampa.

P
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening. We were vacationing in Tampa and the good, service and location at Jackson’s were all perfect! Thank you for a terrific dining experience.

L
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I came here for my birthday dinner! Based off your website I expected more food wise! I had the Ribeye and it was horrible. No flavor what so ever For $42. Longhorn steakhouse has better tasting food! I really believe you all charge for ambience And not taste! I’ll never come back and word of mouth is powerful

R
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very nice and service is fast and friendly. We had a reservation and had no wait time whatsoever despite it being 7:00 on a Saturday night.

R
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I ordered the red snapper and scallops which were fantastic. My friend ordered the special and loved it. Our waiter was very attentive and all of the staff were pleasant. The views are great and I highly recommend Jackson’s for all occasions.

JM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic date night spot or special occasion place. Server was efficient and knowledgeable. He recommended the Tomato/mozerella appetizer and it did not disappoint. The food was fresh and drinks were strong. It was loud on the patio, but it was a Friday night and busy. Even outdoor dining was bearable in the summer heat with all the fans running,

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great place to take visiting family and friends but a little overpriced.

MT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Variety of food was not what I was expecting. For the price, the food choices were basic. Drinks are not included. Seating is far from the buffet. Staff and service were great.

RM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere and overall service was great, even though my red Snapper was bland, no flavor, drink were also okay😔, I would still recommend or visit again.

m
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and views. Decent menu. Food well prepared however not quite to the level of the price points.

G
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time ever going out to eat on the river in Tampa, FL and this was also my first time eating at Jackson's. Sushi has been a staple of my life since childhood when my mom introduced me to it at the age of 9 years old. My love of sushi is one of the reasons I decided on Jackson's for a date location with my boyfriend. Also, because I wanted to try somewhere new. When you're from a small town you have the same 7 restaurants too many times to count. This was a breath of fresh air and the environment was very relaxing and calm. We ate dinner pretty early in the evening so it wasn't too busy and we were served with excellent customer service. I would recommend Jackson's to anyone looking for somewhere that has quality sushi, a great atmosphere and friendly staff. I will definitely be coming back to try other things on your menu!

MA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Entrance was welcoming, service was instant, food was delicious, and my birthday dessert was delicioso!!!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

We went there for sushi and they did not want to gives us the sushi menu. Tried to talk us out of it because kitchen was backed up. I said we drove one hour for this and he went back to talk to manager. Manager said no. Only after we said we would leave did we get sushi menu. Service slow!!!!

k
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Sunday evening right before a concert at the Amalie. We were promptly seated at our reservation time,asked if we wanted to be inside or outside (it was about to pour so we opted for inside).

We told them we were going to the concert, so our server made sure our meals came quickly, validated our parking, and brought us our bill. The food was great (I had the brick chicken and my husband had the lobster carbonara), the drinks were good and brought fairly quickly for a crowded night at the restaurant. Overall, it was a great experience, and I highly recommend it (with a reservation) before an event at the Amalie. The first two hours of parking in the garage were free with a validated receipt, and we picked up our car 3 hours later paying $5 per hour to park.

KF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jackson’s Bistro is awesome! Favorite place for Sunday brunch! Had a lovely waitress name Jacqueline. She was very sweet, always smiled, made sure all needs were taken care of! The whole staff greeted my family before leaving

T
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were sitting outside and it started to rain, the staff was very accommodating to us. Thank you

T
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waitress Lena was amazing and the service was excellent as well, great food and wonderful atmosphere.

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