Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

4.5
2884 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 2884 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SuzanneP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Second visit ordering a hamburger with no cheese and hamburger came with cheese.

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Garrett
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely brunch and pleasant experience

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a wonderful experience. The food was great, the service was great, and the atmosphere was great. We had a table overlooking the water. Definitely will be back.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We were rained on our waiter didn't offer to have us moved. Our waiter took a long time to wait on us. We were never served any bread while we waited. After we ate we sat there for 15 min either waiting for our check to to have dessert offered to us since I was there to take my husband out for his Birthday. Not a good experience 😕

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LauraB
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Guidelines followed when eating outside. Food was delicious. And of course great view!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The charcuterie board had very little on it ... maybe 6 tiny bites of cheese. The food was cold and tiny portions for the price. Loved sitting on the water. The view is nice. Probably would not go back

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding!

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Tae3
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was wonderful! The food was excellent. My only regret is that there was a band at the bar and, even though we were outside, we had to almost scream to hear each other. When we go for lunch that is not a problem.

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scottj
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very cool location. Food was ok, location and view made the restaurant a good place

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LyndaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great anniversary dinner food was wonderful service great loved the music a wonderful experience highly recommend

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ChristopherD
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome sushi and very good sake selections. Excellent service and water view.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was relaxing

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keng
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service slow. One meal cold. Others good.

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Napoli1217
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Server was terrible. He brought our apps and dinner at the same time. Bread was stale too. My grouper was uncooked half way through. They did take it off the bill. So there’s that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Most of the food items were delicious and I’m glad to see Jackson’s back with the buffets My only concern is that there were no employees making sure people were using the hand sanitizer stations and exiting through the entrance. It was chaotic. I would like to see employees handing out the plates instead of allowing patrons to grab them without clean hands. I hope management sees this and make adjustments before people start holding back.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table great service

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ScottW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and food. Indoor and outdoor dinning is nice.

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Roman
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was terrible and the service worst, the view was very nice!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and great location. Lunch was excellent

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JosephM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 6. somehow we won the weather lotto and had a beautiful cool evening. Table was riverside overlooking the city and the yachts. Great food great atmosphere. we took 3 hours to dine and enjoyed every second of it. Highly recommend Jacksons Bistro.

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Rgsflying
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Jackson’s for my wife’s birthday. Dinner was excellent as was the service. Couldn’t have asked for better. They brought out a slide cake for my wife. We were eating outside and there was live music which was nice. That brought the noise level up but in a good way. Will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel made sure we had a great dinner! Great service and food.

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StephieHJ
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to Jacksons at least once a week. I drive all the way in from Plant City. Outdoor seating is wonderful. Great food and service as always!

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KykeR
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service

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SwtSunshine
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service from our server, lovely ambiance and price was fair.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love Jackson’s! We frequent there. However the Sunday Brunch was very uncomfortable. You serve yourself and customers were not respecting social distancing. They did provide hand sanitizer and disposable gloves.

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lornabee
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buffet and attentive service

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MariilK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Since COVID-19, to staff safe we only eat at restaurants that have outdoor seating to avoid getting the virus and that's one reason why we chose Jackson's Bistro Bar and Sushi. The food was great, we order the Shrimp Appetizer, I ordered the Grouper with Blue Crab Spinach, and mash. It the best Grouper I've had since moving to Tampa. The ambiance was perfect as the outdoor seating is beautiful at night. We were not impressed with the waiter because we had to ask for napkins and bread and he actually forgot until we asked again.

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vipMike
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Non obtrusive yet very responsive! Food (sushi and sashimi) came out fresh tasting and presentation was perfect! Perfect location with great outdoor seating!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed a quick lunch with outdoor seating after an appointment at TGH. Jackson’s was close by, so we decided to try it. We were seated next to the water in the bar area with a great view. Aaron (I think), was our server. He did an excellent job. We got the grouper sandwich, truffle fries, grilled vegetable platter, and French onion soup. All items were delicious. I felt comfortable with covid precautions although due to my being on chemo asked to sit even further away from people than normal. We will definitely go again.

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AdamR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first brunch at Jackson's, and it was fantastic! There were so many wonderful choices, the food was great and the service was spot on!

Loved every minute of it!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was awesome! Thank you!

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AndrellB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food was great!!!The atmosphere was not the regular dinner service expectations.

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TamelaD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Must visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipTrentino
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

As a Tampa local I have visited and hosted business events at this site, bar service to the table is slow every time
Food is good, grouper sandwich is the best value on the menu, recommend ordering a few appetizers and the grilled vegetables for the table and resist ordering the costly entree's and opt for mid range meals

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vipRandiG
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a nice time sitting outside on a beautiful saturday afternoon

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our overall experience was terrible because our food was cold, our waiter never checked on us and we were seated next to a loud party. I would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was delicious!!!! Romantic place and beautiful sunset view. Service was wonderful!!

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PeggyP
Tampa
1 review