Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

4.5
3454 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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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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Jackson’s bistro, always great service and tasty food. Nice views if you are able to sit outside. Little disappointed in the size of the calamari appetizer for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Don’t waste your money! Go to Eddy V’s!! My fiancé and I came here for Thanksgiving and WOW what a let down. My experience started when we put the restaurant into our GPS and we were told that it would be closed by the time we arrived. I had made reservations for 7:30 so I called to confirm. I was told that they were open, but not seating past 7:30 so I needed to be there at 7:30 on the dot or I was not going to be seated. After arriving on time, the girl at the hostess desk rolled her eyes and seated me letting me know that I needed to order quickly because the kitchen would be closing at 7:45. The server then came over to greet us (Ray) and immediately took the sushi menu away from us because the chefs wouldn’t have enough time to make sushi for us. It was very evident that he was trying to get off work to go home early and spend time with his family on Thanksgiving, which is 100% understandable! Unfortunately, I only know this because he mentioned it throughout the entire meal and made us feel extremely rushed like his holiday experience depended on us leaving. The food was awful as well (just look at the photo). The fish was dry, the veggies were salty, and I don’t know what kind of sour/spicy sauce was in that plastic cup on my plate, but it was worthy of a gag. Lastly, when I tipped our sever 15% at the end of the meal, he loudly announced to everyone nearby that he was sorry we did not enjoy his service. What?! Ungrateful and absolutely the cherry on top of a terrible experience. This was my fiancé and I’s “family” celebration too. Our extended family is on the other side of the country. I hope Ray went home and had a good Thanksgiving though.

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dmkin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was really looking forward to dinner for a birthday celebration. The food was subpar, cold and over priced. Very disappointing- especially for the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view…awesome food.

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BobF
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before a hockey game

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Jacksons Bistro was a nice experience. We were the late afternoon into evening & had exceptional service. Everyone was on point & very pleasant. And the ambiance fit the time of day. Daytime water views, very comfortable. Evening at dinner also very pretty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good service 2as excellent

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Susie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Been there several times for brunch, but yesterday was disappointing. There was not the assortment of food, omellette line had some fixing that was incompetent, and service was poor.

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Fabulis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really awesome place. Food was really good and service was perfect.

JL
JoyceL
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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KathyB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Kathleen was excellent. It was my birthday and she was very kind.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and so was our waitress. So attentive and helpful

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Tons of kids with parents but at their own table and teenagers. That were celebrating sweet 16’s. Goofing off in bathroom throwing toilet paper. Was expecting a more mature upscale atmosphere. Food was great but a Friday night i don’t want to be surrounded by minors.

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Janet
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have dined here a few times and have never been disappointed. Beautiful view, great food, and the staff is very nice/helpful.

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KarenM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a girls luncheon to celebrate our friend's big birthday. Everyone was happy with their meal. They brought out a delicious large piece of chocolate cake with a lit candle, which was very nicely complimentary! You can't beat the beautiful Tampa view :-)

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vipClosL
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Easy to appreciate the bay and surrounding areas.

The sashimi dinner is just outstanding.

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HenryR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and setting was outstanding! The food is very good. A very pleasant experience! We will go back next time we’re in Tampa!

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ShelbyG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The girl who sat us was incredibly rude and had a horrible attitude. Service was all around slow for a Tuesday evening. Food was sub par.

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StephanieT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the Hostess on down to our server, Chelsea, the dinner experience was great.
Food is good and being outside on a beautiful day was great.

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stuK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was good at the bar and happy hour great. Our waitress did an excellent job, but she was covering all the outside tables at the time.
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lauries
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious grouper with crab stack!

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EJett
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Ohio and had a great experience..Our Sushi was great and the ribeye was cooked to perfection. Additionally, the ambience and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual.

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AnneS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and service was good with one exception. My husband ordered 2 sushi dishes and only one arrived. We told the service person who brought the order and also our waiter. Both said they would get the second dish but neither did. The waiter acted surprised when we told him the dish never arrived when we were paying our bill. He did a good job except for this. The surprised act was a bit disingenuous.

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vipTimA
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped for dinner on our way to the James Taylor/Jackson Brown concert.we had a great table and the food and service were excellent!

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TampaFoodie
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Started with a salmon and avocado roll that was fresh and presented well and just delicious. Main course was grilled salmon, which was among the best I've ever had. Came with grilled asparagus and roasted potatoes. I typically ask that they slightly char asparagus, which was handled perfectly. Dessert was the carrot cake. Again, among the best I've had. Finished with a latte. If the weather is good, sit outside. Jackson's is on the water and the view of the downtown Tampa, particularly at night, is awesome. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but the drink prices are ridiculous. My Manhattan and Old Fashioned were both watery and the server forgot my second drink. The wait was a good 30 min.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Basically unless it’s raw, it’s overcooked. Calamari had too much breading and was super chewy, bread was stale, the French onion soup was literally black on top from being burnt and I’m surprised it left the kitchen and then the grouper was too overcooked to eat. Mashed potatoes, spinach and sushi were good though. Mason our server was awesome, a lot of fun and energetic, saved the experience.

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BobF
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before a hockey game

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went before hockey game. Service was great and food was wonderful

SA
vipSALT
New England
73 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great location - awful food….

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vipLeah
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrated a night with friends here and it was great! We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful views. The food and especially the desserts where incredible.

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CynthiaN
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Exceptional service. We will be back to dine with you.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are in Tampa GO HERE! The food is so delicious and the servers are amazing. I really wish I remembered our servers name, but he was so helpful and very attentive. We sat outside because they have a beautiful view of the water and you can also see parked yachts. Make sure to try the yellowtail sushi, SOOO DELICIOUS!
Cant wait to go back soon!

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BarbaraO
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and prepared perfectly. Servicer were pleasant and prompt with taking orders and serving food. Atmosphere was beautiful (we sat outside). Would definitely recommend and will be returning in the near future.

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RickG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yesterday was our first time dining at Jacksons. Gregory our server was very knowledgeable very sweet and on top of things. We had a beautiful view of the water a little chilly but it certainly did not spoil our lunch.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a wonderful evening. We've been several times, & have never been disappointed. The food is fantastic, & the waitstaff are friendly & courteous. Always a pleasure. A Must Go!

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EricC
1 review