Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

4.6
3150 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3150 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The view was perfect, service outstanding. Food is average, you will enjoy the view more than the food.

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DianaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Walking in being greeted was very friendly. The waiter was not attentive to our table we had to constantly look around for him because he would come to the table and disappears for 15 mins or more so it took a long time to get our order taken as well as asking for refill of water/tea. We had to ask for things I thought should be initial set up like bread.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time sitting outside and the view is worth dealing with a little of the Florida humidity. Got the grouper sandwich, yummy! Also had sushi, tomato and mozzarella. Delicious! Daniel was our server and was excellent! One of my favorite spots in Tampa

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience5

I would rank seafood quite below "major" chain seafood restaurant that rhymes with "eb obster". Mojito was great! Margarita way below average. Tuna appetizer way above average. Sushi worse than grocery store! Servoce Meh. We found a few gems- go there for drinks, appetizer and great water.view. Be realistic and you will be happy.

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RussM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Server seemed a bit awkward, but nice guy. E.g. waited longer than one would expect for one of our party to take final bites to take a plate.

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PeggyP
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The meal was very salty, and couldn't taste the flavors. Very disappointed and I bring a guest at least once a week.

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AnkitaR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was a good experience. The grilled salmon was a bit dry. But the ambience was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food took forever, it was an off night and the waiter did mention the kitchen was backed up but we were there from 7:30-10:30 and didn’t even get dessert.they did not comp anything either.. food was trickling out of the kitchen. The chicken Francois was more like chicken Marsala. The crab cakes weren’t that great and the pork chop was undercooked.

We had been there before and enjoyed it so it was disappointing .

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Bentley
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The location is great. Who doesn't love waterfront dining, but the food quality and flavor was a total let down. Very disappointed. I would not recommend at all.

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CedricM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Atmosphere for Brunch, Will be back

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TonyaS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is delicious! My omlette was soooooooo good!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole night was nice. I was a little off put with having to pay for valet. Did not realize the option to self park was easier and also free.
The restaurant was very nice inside. Lots of kids which I was not expecting as late as my reservation. I started with the small charcuterie board with no explanation of the meats and cheese I was eating. I had sushi which was amazing. Probably the best sushi I have in a long time. Overall I was pleased with everything.

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shar
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food was amazing. Seated next to very disruptive table with kids running through the restaurant. Disappointed this was not addressed by Mgmt.

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved our waiter Ryan he was fast will come back for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Jacksons Bistro used to be one of the Tampa Bay area’s best fine dining experiences on the water.
unfortunately those days are gone I don’t know if there’s a new management or new ownership but the last three times I’ve been there the quality of food is gone downhill and the service of waiters is pathetic and ambience is lacking everything fine dining stands for.
My last visit I watched as a lady was allowed to bring a dog into the restaurant and this dog continue to bark quite often even though there is outside dining where dogs can be and not bother anybody.
As I was leaving they allowed a man to drive his segway into the main dining room and then proceeded to park it across from his table next to two other people with a water view.
If I had made reservations at a nice restaurant with a water view and somebody parked their motorized vehicle next to me like I was at some sort of hospital I would be upset.
Many people do not even dress up to go there anymore might as well well be a McDonald’s and let’s not start talking about the outside. They let the valet go and you are forced to park downstairs for a price of $30.
And the outside bars is a train wreck of youth and spring breakers with no manners with the noise level almost unable to hear yourself.
While waiting for my table I sat at the outside bar and after 20 minutes of waiting for bartender attention, I asked for a Malibu Baybreeze double tall, either he didn’t speak English well or he was an idiot because he brought me a single. I said a double tall is a tall glass.He said oh ! as he proceeded to pour my drink into a tall glass and add a few more pieces of ice the reason people order a double tall is because you’re so busy and they know they’re not gonna get your attention again so they order double tall which is supposed to be two drinks.
Pathetic and I won’t honor such sad service with my hard earned dollars.

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JayW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very tasty. We sat outside in the evening and it was pleasant. The place tends to be crowed so I would recommend a reservation. The service seemed a bit slow, so allow enough time. On Friday night the parking costs $30.00 if you stay more than 2 hours.

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RobertJ
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating and excellent service. Would recommend this restaurant

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NoRush
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow even if it was not that busy. My wife’s order was not correct and it took a while to get it right. Had to wait on drinks refill

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TeresaDavis
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More of a family get together. Every trip we always pick a night to go out for a nice dinner. This was a winner! The drinks were great and the food was delicious! I would describe it as a classy casual atmosphere. Our server was very catering although busy. My only little complaint was there was no kids menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Convention Hotel restaurant. Excellent location, but totally unable to service the large number of available seats. Waiter had too many tables to keep up with. Took forever. Appetizer cold when delivered. No offer of 2nd drink or bread until complaint. No attempt by manager to apologize. Poor value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic bar and restaurant! The views were wonderful. Plenty of social distancing. Great staff. Very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! Smaller portion sizes but just the right amount to get the job done. Get the swordfish!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent and we loved it

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TraceyM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice, excellent staff. Nice ambience especially at night. Nice outside seating. Food was Incredible

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our food was good but both beef entrées were supposed to be medium and they came with a medium well sticks. The service was OK but very slow we were there way over two hours and just ordered an appetizer and main dish. Also it took forever to get our check and then the server ran our card for the wrong table so we were charged double of what our check really was...He must've noticed it and tried to cancel it but it is already gone through so then he ran our card for our table also. So both charges were pending on our account when we get home and we had to call the restaurant to find out what it actually happened. We love the venue but it was not our best visit.

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Kevin
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Sunday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor seating.

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vipTerryD
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue great service and great food!

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vipMuma
Tampa
165 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole, our server, was super helpful, kind and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was great. What we didn’t like that we booked the table beforehand and on the reception they gave us the worst table. Once we got to the table one of the chair was dirty, I told the hostesses about it and they said “it’s okay”.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Our table was in the shade and when we asked to sit in the sun, the hostess said no though there was a table behind us in the sun. A family walked up and asked for a table in the sun & didn’t have a reservation. I was a bit disappointed.

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MinH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

About $60 per person and nothing special. Sushi was average with average presentation. Seafood dishes were disappointing quality

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipDiningout
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio for dinner and it was a beautiful evening. The restaurant was very busy but there was no sacrifice in our service. We had mostly seafood and sushi and thought it was fantastic. Also there was a band in the nearby bar area and the music was a nice mix and not so loud that you couldn’t carry a conversation.

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CathyM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sushi wasn't fresh. Waiter was pleasant. Wasn't impressed with food quality.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The ambiance was nice, however our table top rocked like a boat any time someone moved their arm from the table. Our service was kindly for our party of 4 but a 2 top was seated adjacent to us, and they were paying for their food before ours was even served. It didn’t seem like we were being well cared for although we were spending $200 for a party of 4. Food was decent but somewhat average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

We went there before going to another event.We had to wait over an hour for our food to arrive. After waiting that long, food was bland, nothing special. Due to the delay in getting our food , We were late for our event. Will not come back here. There are better places in Tampa to have dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review