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Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

4.5
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2840 Reviews
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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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.5based on recent ratings
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Pomme176
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good eats with a beautiful ambiance. Can be a causal outing or a nice night out as well. Great at night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to eat. The scenery makes it even better.

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Catgirl
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackson’s Bistro is one of the best spots for dinner in the downtown area. Great selection of really good foods and wines; with an outstanding view of the river.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service with a nice view of the riverwalk

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was my fathers birthday and it couldn’t have gone better. Great food and service. Sure to come back again and again.

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vipKimsun
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried a couple of their speciality cocktails before dinner and was surprised by their refreshing taste. Excellent scallops and fish.

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LesC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere with food prepared with excellent taste and cooked perfectly.

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DarrenB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Servers: when you wear your mask your mouth AND nose needs to covered! Very disappointed that there was a server half wearing his mask! A fine dining establishment should know better!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My out-of-town guests and I were looking for a nice seafood restaurant on the water. Jackson's fit the bill perfectly. We arrived about a half hour before sundown and enjoyed the waterfront location before being seated inside. The food was delicious, service was excellent, and for a fine dining restaurant, the bill was not excessive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed thoroughly

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Catgirl
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Delicious food, excellent service and gorgeous view. Definitely need to go back soon.

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Jimboy
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for outdoor dining by the waterfront. Good food selection for a light, easy afternoon with friends.

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Jgtz
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely a great place for a romantic date night. Sitting outside at night with the river and city view.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is incredibly beautiful and the service is second to none.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Dad and I had an amazing experience at Jackson’s bistro thanks to our server, Jake. He was very very polite and was very helpful with our many questions about the menu. The environment and overall experience was very peaceful and happy. I would 10/10 recommend!

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DanniS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and so was the waiter. We really enjoyed our time. Will definitely go again.

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alex
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

this was my first time coming here and it was a nice restaurant. The food was good and we liked that they served sushi. There was a younger crowd their and it seemed pretty busy but not way over crowded. our waiter was great and very friendly and explained the menu options and drinks with us. It was me and my wife's anniversary so he got us a desert on the house which was very nice of him, The desert was creme brulee and it was not the best i've ever had and it seemed they did not cook it long enough so the shell still very soft but tasted fine. The sushi was great and it was good size for the price and we had the sweet chilli calamari and that was really good. I would go back but maybe wait for it to cool down so we can sit outside because that seemed to be where the restaurant shined more because of the view of the bay and city.

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LexingtonSC
Colombia
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. I would recommend this place to everyone that is in the area and looking for great food

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Portis
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sushi was amazing, the main course needed some seasoning. Dessert was really good, nice ambiance and service was great. I would recommend and definitely try the sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my mom’s birthday! We were able to sit outside which was pleasant and all of the food and service was excellent. Would definitely recommend!

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vipKimD
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Very disappointed in the sushi, it didn't appear fresh (inedible) & the devil eggs were very runny.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow but food was good! Love the outdoor seating!

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JanetB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great drinks and bartenders while we waited for our table too! Live music during happy hour, and a table right by the water! Couldn’t ask for a better way to celebrate our wedding anniversary!

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CaylaE
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! They specialize in seafood but their filet was out of this world! Will always recommend! My wife is a vegetarian and of course she was definitely catered to with this amazing menu!

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Brandondiner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff were very attentive without being intrusive. We ordered Lobster roll, grouper sandwich and Lobster mac n cheese. They were all delicious

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CharlieF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

One word...
Disappointed It was way too loud. No masks. Unsafe.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and it was perfect. Got a great seat right by the water.

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BeckyA
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could go on and on here about how WONDERFUL our experience was but just know: WE WILL BE BACK and I cannot wait! Dominick was our server. He let us enjoy the view, made recommendations when I asked and was polite. Not pushy. There was an acoustic guitar player playing (we were there for my birthday dinner at 5:30 on a Friday evening) and he was great too.

Our service was incredible. We got the cheese and charcuterie board and it was YUMMY. Will def order again. Then I got crab cocktail and my friend got a wedge salad. I would opt for the shrimp cocktail next time as the crab was in a bunch of mayo/aielo (sp?) sauce and I misread the description but I still finished every bite of it.

Friend had strip steak with mushrooms and it was done to perfection. I had the grouper with crab and the sauce that came on it did not have much taste but I was full by then anyway.

Then, I had put in that it was my birthday (on that day!) and without prompting, they brought me a HUGE piece of chocolate cake with whipped cream and berries. Super nice and super yummy. No way we could even eat it all.

The atmosphere was FUN and we enjoyed overlooking the HUGE yachts, people walking their dogs below us and the absolutely perfect sunset.

It honestly was a perfect evening. And I can't thank this restaurant enough. By the time we left, the place was full - although social distancing of the tables was in place.

Don't forget to take your parking ticket to get validated. When we left garage, we owed $5 more because the setting was so perfect that we were there for about 2.5 hours.

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Anniversary
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night with my girlfriend on our 1yr anniversary. Fantastic food & good service.

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CindyB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband's birthday, and it was a Perfect place for dining, Indoors in nice and outdoors is awesome also.
We sat outside by the water and it was absolutely beautiful which made for the perfect dining experience. My husband wan even given a delicious cake with Happy Birthday written on the plate!!! Our waiter Jaffray was outstanding!!!
Definitely going back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, energy, drinks, and service!

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vipJohnH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love Jackson's. Server was great. Just took a long time to order and get the food. I'm sure the fact that we had our two young kids with us made it seem longer than it was. Hard to keep there attention.

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Constance
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Loved sitting on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was and awesome experience, I was there to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. it was our first time there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Server never checked back with us after we ordered our food until we were completely finished. Once he finally came I let him know that we were still missing items. Sushi came last and it was hot as if it had been sitting.

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Jade13
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great until I went to get out of the parking garage and had to pay. I was told by the valet that parking is free for the first two hours. What he failed to mention is that you have to get your parking ticket validated in the restaurant. Kind of an important piece of information. So I paid $10 for an hour of parking. Grrrrrr.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food,service, and atmosphere. Server was great and we will definitely be back

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Robert
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience<