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Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi, Tampa, FL

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

4.4
4.4
3929 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 82 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (813) 277-0112

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    George Aviles

  • Private party facilities

    Thank you for your interest in Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi for your event! Jackson’s Bistro is a waterfront restaurant with a great view of Tampa Bay and Downtown Tampa. We have space available for groups of any size, from ten people to over 500!

  • Private party contact

    Nick Smith: (877) 563-1975

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Cross street

    Franklin/Channelside

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the garage below the restaurant and we can validate for the first two hours. Each additional hour is $5 per hour. (Parking garage is owned by a separate company.) On Friday and Saturday evenings there is valet parking available.

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment- Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at our Island Bar. Hospitality Night Mondays featuring DJ Fuentes at the Island Bar from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,929 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tampa

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. BH

    BobH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a beautiful brunch overlooking the water!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dad and daughter date
  3. MC

    MarkC

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A tasty lunch with a fantastic water view.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time perfect food and view for a date night. Make sure you park in the garage because they validate it for free
  5. KE

    KEILAC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Need improved service, they bring me the bread after asking 3 times, is supposed is complementary and they bring in the end after my appetizer and food. I order a drinks and take forever, terrible never again just for drinks and nice view
  6. DJ

    DonnnyJoe

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    Way over priced. $40 for breakfast is ridiculous AND I was charged extra for a cup of coffee. Come on!!! My wife liked it better than me.
  7. OA

    OliviaA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The flys kept getting in my Martini The waiter did not charge me Oysters we not cold & fresh
  8. C

    Chas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emily was amazing. Definitely going back. The food is always good and it’s peaceful.
  9. s

    sarac

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The outside dining area was very nice. Great service. The food was blah. Way over priced for what it was. We were going to order crab cakes but $17 for 2 small pieces that’s a no. My mahi tacos were extremely bland and the sushi was just ok. Drinks were great though.
  10. HB

    HilaryB

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boss and another of our colleagues was visiting Tampa for the first time from Chicago. I chose Jackson's based on the location and the excellent online reviews - I was not disappointed! Our server, Mike, was (in a word) WONDERFUL! He spent quite a bit of time with us answering questions and explaining the menu. Myself and another in our party had severe allergies - he went out of his way to make sure we were happy with what we had ordered and explaining what was safe for each of us, as well as providing detailed recommendations on each of the courses. I've eaten in Michelin-starred restaurants where the service provided was not as attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable as Mike's. If you eat at Jackson's, see if you can get seated in his section (unless you don't tip, in which case, go elsewhere.) As far as the food: each of our dishes was delicious - I had the charcuterie plate and several sushi rolls (all of which were excellent), while my fellow diners had seafood and steak, respectively. These Chicago natives were ENTHUSIASTIC about the quality and flavor of the food (and if you've ever been to Chicago, you know their food scene creates HIGH expectations.) As far as booze, I was happy with the selections on offer, but I'm not super picky - if you're a wine snob, this may not be the best place for you. The wine list was pretty average for an upscale Florida restaurant. They do have a few interesting by-the-glass choices, and they offer splits of champagne, which is a nice touch. The cocktail menu is whimsical and fun - interesting variations on classic drinks, but nothing groundbreaking. I enjoyed dining here as I didn't feel rushed at all. I was able to relax and enjoy our meal. Word of caution: we were seated in a booth away from the main flow of traffic. It is quite a busy place and it did get really loud later in the evening, so if you are like me and don't love the NYC dining room feel, request a booth or table on the outside of the patio.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The best service ever. The view was amazing! The food was average honestly. But the service and view makes it totally worth it!
  12. ML

    MelissaL

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great anniversary experience!!
  13. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! Have been here a few times, and it only gets better every time I’m there!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Salad was spoiled. Waiter only came out to give us food. Only refilled drinks one time so most of our time we didn’t have anything to drink
  15. MC

    MelissaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious and our waitress Morgan was fantastic. The restaurant has a terrific view of the Tampa waterfront. We plan on taking family back there when they are visiting.
  16. TF

    TampaFoodie

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an early reservation before an event/concert at the Florida Aquarium in mid September. It was hot and humid outside so we got a window seat indoors. Had a great view of the water. Was a light early dinner of wine & sushi and then a salad. Excellent! Service at arrival, while seating, and during dinner were all super. Definitely recommend!
  17. SS

    SaeSaeK

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Blackened mahi mahi lacked flavor and broccollini was super hard, mac n cheese just okay, and caesar salad was soggy. You are definitely paying for the view of the water/location when you're here. Last time I dined here and got sushi, it was extremely mediocre. A million better places in Tampa that are more worth your money.
  18. AF

    AngyeF

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jackson’s provided a gorgeous view of downtown Tampa paired with relaxing outside dining. Had family in town from Wisconsin and this was the perfect spot. Our server Angel was very friendly and gave excellent suggestions. The grouper sandwich was delish!
  19. KK

    KaseyK

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere outside and great food! Our drinks took so long to come we ordered two on the next round, so bar service is slow. Our server Joseph was a great guy and accommodated our table, but you could tell he was spread thin. Overall though when you are having dinner with friends it’s always a good time.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Not as good as usual. The server didn’t really understand English. The bread and appetizers came out together, then after one bite our entrees arrived! We told them to at least let us enjoy our appetizers first so the food was taken away and obviously just put in the warmer. This made the steaks dry and they couldn’t even refresh the garnish. Quite a disappointment after spending over $400 for our meal!
  21. T

    Trump2020

    San Antonio

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Recommended by our concierge. Excellent seafood with lots of choices. Every bite was tasty. The polenta cakes were a special treat along with the crab cakes.
  22. BJ

    BenJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and excellent food.
  23. DX

    DXJ2020

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Celebrated a birthday.
  24. t

    twojohns

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Brunch ever!! So much food!!
  25. DF

    DFoodStarr

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, Service was even better. Great Value and an outstanding view.
  26. J

    Jentel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting for romance or family. Grilled salmon was marvelous. You won’t stop talking about this place!
  27. j

    jayem

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice out door service was great.
  28. LL

    LijiaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, with a wonderful view of downtown! Had a rather large party sat next to us which at time was a bit loud. The crème brûlée was soo good! Definitely will come back!
  29. JS

    JessicaS

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday dinner
  31. SG

    SaltyGranny

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance and location of Jackson's is one of the best in the area. The restaurant is grown and sexy, yet charmingly casual and sophisticated. The food is good -- its neither outstanding, nor is it horrible. It is a "good" meal, but not necessarily a memorable one. Again, the view, location and ambiance still make a great choice for a special or fun evening out.
  32. AD

    AnthonyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food some maybe too many ingredients challenging the palate. Nice views.
  33. KP

    KevinP

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Great service. Beautiful place. Mahi mahi tacos were awful. Cold, doughy, under-cooked and bland. Unfortunate experience.
  34. JL

    JuLima

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We were excited to try Jackson's outdoor patio. Made reservations way ahead of time. Unfortunately, the experience was very disappointing. Our table outside had no view to the bay and very little effort was made to change our table. Finally, other patrons left and we were moved. Cocktails were not good. Appetizers were good (Calamares and Oyster Rockefeller). Some entrées were excellent (Pork Chop); some ok (Grouper and Pastas). My crusted snapper was terrible (I couldn't eat). I would give 1 star if it wasn't for our servers and the fact that some of the entrées were appreciated.
  35. j

    janicef

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the variety of offerings and always enjoy the sushi menu! Our server was friendly and attentive and our food was delivered in a timely manner. We love the views and were happy the music was not overbearing so we could hear each other talk.
  36. JR

    JasmineR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The views were beautiful. Our server Angel was great and has good recommendations. The Food was delicious. Our favorite were the oysters and the lobster mac n cheese.
  37. C

    Carl

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Unfortunately, this was an expensive disappointment . Everyone in our party had a portion of their meal that was cold and mediocre at best. For the prices of the entrees we expected way better quality:( We came for fresh seafood (as it was recommended by someone who used to live in Tampa) and we definitely chose the wrong restaurant for that. Sadly we will Not be back. Location on the water was the highlight of the experience.
  38. PL

    PatL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food, awesome atmosphere in outside dining!!!!
  39. KM

    KathleenM

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance was great. Seated promptly at my reservation time. Service was great very attentive. Food quality was mediocre at best. Sunday brunch was busy but not worth the 40.00 per person price tag. Maybe at 25.00 I would return but not for 40.00. The desserts were ok, the breakfast items were below par. The sushi was just ok. The meats looked real dry. The omelette station lacked variety options. The view outside was great. Most of the food was bland.
  40. DB

    DavidB

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service. Nice to have an all you can eat brunch available

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 277-0112.

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi is rated 4.4 stars by 3929 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 82 times today
Google Map for Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Franklin/Channelside

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the garage below the restaurant and we can validate for the first two hours. Each additional hour is $5 per hour. (Parking garage is owned by a separate company.) On Friday and Saturday evenings there is valet parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    George Aviles

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment- Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at our Island Bar. Hospitality Night Mondays featuring DJ Fuentes at the Island Bar from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (813) 277-0112

  • Private party facilities

    Thank you for your interest in Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi for your event! Jackson’s Bistro is a waterfront restaurant with a great view of Tampa Bay and Downtown Tampa. We have space available for groups of any size, from ten people to over 500!

  • Private party contact

    Nick Smith: (877) 563-1975

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