About Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi opened on Harbour Island in 1997 and has been witness to a rapidly changing downtown Tampa. Because it is locally owned and independently managed, Jackson’s can keep up with the demands of an ever evolving Tampa and deliver the upscale experience and tremendous value that our Guests demand.

601 S Harbour Island Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Franklin/Channelside

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 277-0112

Website:
http://jacksonsbistro.com/

Entertainment:
Friday Night Happy Hour- Live Entertainment

Saturday Night – Tampa’s Biggest House Party
Jackson’s sexiest night brings a South Beach vibe to Tampa. The music is provided by local and guest DJ’s who mix up the hottest and most current trends. Jackson’s sleek and swanky style is the perfect place to get your house music fix. VIP tables and cabanas are available nightly.

Saturday Latin Nights are sure to get you dancing! The music starts at 10pm and plays inside the Backjack's Lounge and outside on the Terrace.

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Whether you’re organizing a business lunch presentation, rehearsal dinner or a memorable event, let Jackson’s do everything to create an unforgettable experience for every one of your guests. We combine the perfect venue with our attention to detail and offer a waterfront location with spectacular views- making Jackson's the ideal destination for all your event needs. Whatever you imagine for your event, we're here to help you realize your dreams.

We'll help you every step of the way, from planning and budgeting to coordinating the day or night. We'll personalize the menu that is right for your event and when requested we offer pre-event tastings. Events come together here! Celebration, Corporate, Group Activity, Presentation, Reception, Seated Meal, Wedding, Workshop.























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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!

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (57)
Waterfront (53)
Great for Outdoor Dining (47)
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Good for a Date (40)
Special Occasion (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Good for Groups (26)
Romantic (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Casual (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Fun (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Business Meals (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
People Watching (15)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Authentic (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Cozy (8)
Healthy (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Seasonal (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (4)
Live Music (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was really good. The price is reasonable. The service is really slow.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

It’s was amazing

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing meal! This was our first trip to Jackson's but it won't be our last. Sat outside and it was absolutely beautiful. Wonderful service and great food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Great outdoor dining on the water. Outstanding service. Free parking validation. Delicious sushi.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely love this place. Great customer service and food. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Spicy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Incredible view. Food is "ok".....sushi was "ok". Big menu with lots of options and a good wine list. Really good for after work drinks and app's.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Never disappoints when I’m in Tampa. Delicious food and wonderful wine swlection

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Jackson's ROCKS!!!! That's all you need to know... Sunday Brunch is also amazing!!! P.s. you can get your parking validated as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service , great cocktails and exceptional food. The lobster with pasta was beyond delicious. Highly recommend this great place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The waterfront location and views from outside worked great. The food choices were all good and the bittle wine prices very reasonable.
Service was efficient and friendly.
Will be returning from across the bay in the future.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service could be a bit better.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had Sunday brunch here and it was AMAZING. We are buffet lovers and this spread was really one of the best I've seen in a while. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had a great time and meal. The lobster roll appetizer was especially delicious. Waiter was friendly, service was very good. Views nice. Not noisy or crowded as it was an early 5:15 pm, Thursday evening reservation.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

It’s our favorite place to take out of towners. And it’s our date place!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food and service. Beautiful restaurant and setting inside and outside!

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We all had a fine meal consisting of seafood dishes and the wine selection was decent. We sat outside to enjoy the scenery however the music emanating from the outside bar was loud and obnoxious. It was club style music played at a high volume and made conversation difficult, and this was at 6 o'clock!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Been there before. Love it. Great food, great service, great view (when sitting outside).
Great dining spot before going to Amalie Arena

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Had a great pre-concert dinner - both food and service by Edwin. My friend went with sushi and I enjoyed the chicken Marsala. Very convenient to Amalie Arena. Sufficient parking and 2 hour complimentary so not paying for parking at restaurant and at the arena.

Great view on the water. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I have always left 5 Stars for the Brunch. However, the last 2 visits, the food taste was not at all up to par. We went late the last time, believing the lateness (around 1) was the factor for the not so great food taste. This time, we went at 11:30 and the food taste was still just "so-so". If they have new cooks, I'm hoping they will learn the recipes really soon!!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a great spot to enjoy our brunch. I was a little disappointed in some of the food temperatures. A few items that should have been hot were not. Also, the shrimp was overcooked so it was hard to peel and chewy. Even with those two issues I would recommend Jackson's for Sunday Brunch because there were many more positives than negatives. There is something for everyone. The staff was very friendly and helpful too.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My daugther and son-in law in from Pittsburgh for a Private after wedding dinner, we had a wonderful time. The food and service was very nice. Thank you, we will be dining their in the future.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were in town for a wedding and got there a day early. We walked the river trail then stopped for lunch outside. It was fantastic and the food was delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our food was wonderful however our server was quite terrible. Hardly checked on us and when he did he barely spoke.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Nice place. Fun time. Good we had reservations. Would go again. A bit tough for those who are hard of hearing due to noise level.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Service was just ok, waitress was absent for rather long periods, water glasses remained empty a couple of times.

Food was excellent and fresh.

Atmosphere and view was excellent.

A little on the noisy side with tables rather close.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Bruno Mars show

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We went there for dinner before attending Bruno Mars concert. We had reservations. Drinks and meal took a little long to get, We were sat outside which had a beautiful view of the water. It got windy at the table and the curtains around us were blowing on the our table. We had to adjust/tie down the curtains ourselves. No one working that area seemed to notice the inconvenience to our table and the table behind us. Overall, it was a nice place to spend with friends before the show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Third time was a charm, at least that's how many times it took the kitchen to get the order right. Not only that, but after it was right, the waiter acknowledging all along that it was the restaurant's fault, he became abrupt and inattentive. That said, the food was tasty and it has excellent views.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great deals for great food every time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Beautiful setting and delicious food. I've had the salmon twice and it is the best I've ever had.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Very good food. Enjoyed the sushi and seafood pasta. Excellent service. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Spicy, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We were sat in the back by the kitchen / serving station so we had bus boys looking over our table almost throughout the meal which made it kind of annoying. I was also quite hot compared to the rest of the restaurant. For appetizer we got calamari. The calamari was very fishy tasting, so much so that none of us ate it. Since it was expensive we just had it boxed up to take home to pets. The food was okay. I asked them to remove pasta on my dish and add vegetables instead. There was so little of it that it really didn't seem like it was worth the price. I could have purchased the ingredients and made it at home for far less. Our waiter was great and very accommodating to our needs so we tipped him well before we left.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The meal and the service was good. What WASN’T good was the host staff getting us a cab back to the hotel. They told us 15 minutes max and after half hour we walked to hotel (5 blocks). The good news is you can get there. The bad news is you can’t get home. Grrrrrr

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The place was absolutely packed, which is NOT a bad thing. We were able to score a table close to the water. We were celebrating our 24th Anniversary. I had no idea we would be forced to eat off the buffet, I picked this restaurant (at the request of a friend) out of two others.... because of the menu.
I would very much like to come back when we may order off the menu. We did stay for a couple minutes and enjoy a cocktail and watch a little water activity.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Came to Jackson’s for brunch with out-of-town visitors. The location is great, with expansive views over Tampa Bay. It gets another thumbs up for free and convenient parking. I wasn’t wowed by the food - it was mediocre. Surprisingly for a brunch, I couldn’t find any hash browns. They had several fish dishes but no rice or potatoes to go with them. Fish in a Thai curry sauce demands some rice to accompany it! Temperature of the supposed-to-be-hot food was tepid. Sushi was supermarket standard - which surprised me as it’s supposed to be their specialty. Overall, it was OK for a one off, but I will not return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great place! From Boston and went with my wife and son ( who attends UT ) . Seated outside, fabulous views!! Food was excellent and server was attentive and polite. This place is a must try!! We will be back many times I'm sure, loved it!!

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I absolutely love Jackson’s and why I chose this restaurant to celebrate my 40th. The outside seating view is amazing. To top off the view the food and cocktails are mm mm good!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and service! Price point is commensurate with food and ambiance. Very nice for a special occassion or just a good meal.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Enjoyed the outside dining area...server was a good sport putting up with our teasing

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We sat outside by the water. We had salads & yummy sushi.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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