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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (57)
Scenic View (54)
Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
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Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Romantic (29)
Worth the Drive (26)
Casual (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Great for Lunch (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fun (16)
Hot Spot (16)
People Watching (16)
Great for Brunch (13)
Business Meals (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Healthy (9)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great Beer (5)
Live Music (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Organic (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

My first visit and I will return. Beautiful space and views, excellent service and very good food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is mediocre at best. Definitely does not justify the price, but won't say it was awful. Just not something I would do again. For the price range, there are far better places in the area.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our waitress was fantastic.... the food outstanding..... all and all a wonderful dinning experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Good food. Quiet enough you can have a normal conversation. Convenient to walk to Amelia Arena.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great meal and ambience.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

My wife and I noticed this restaurant the last time we were in Tampa and thought we’d give it a try on our next visit. Making our reservation through Open Table was quick and easy. We were there for lunch and enjoyed the outside seating. The service, food, and view were great. We both had sushi and have only good things to say about the food. We will definitely be visiting again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had an unbelievable time, food delicious, superb service excellent value

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The place was recommended to me, and was disappointed. We sat inside facing the waterfront, the food was delicious, and service was great.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent service, food and location. I would definitely return and I would recommend it to all.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Healthy, Vegan, Romantic, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

great diner for a birthday with a very nice view. Service very nice

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent waiter, great food, perfect location - definitely worth the drive from Sarasota, we will be back often!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I made reservations and arrived on time with whole party. Informed the hostess that we were here and was asked to stand aside for a few minutes. Numerous parties came in after us and were seated immediately. Most did not have reservations. I went back to the hostess stand and we were seated, finally. We ordered our food and never saw the waiter again. One of my daughter's never received her salad. We never received refills on our waters. My daughter finally had to basically grab the waiter and eventually received her salad (after we were all done eating). The food was disappointing for all of us. I will not be back, nor would I recommend Jackson's to anyone.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great restaurant with spectacular view of downtown Tampa and excellent food!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Buffet was great, lots of choices. Service was too.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 26, 2017

beautiful view right on the water! Excellent sushi and macadamia crusted swordfish is perfect

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our server didn't know the specials and had to go check. The Brick Chicken was a brick - hard and dried out. Finally she came back to check on us. We ordered another dish which took 25 minutes to get. I asked the flavors of gelato and again she had to check. It was very good. I ordered coffee which took time to have refilled. One person ordered Port. The glass was filled with sediment. The parking is comp for only 2 hours, but due to the service it took additional time for dinner. Not complaining about $5.00 for 20 minutes but it was unnecessary. We will certainly never go back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

What is there to say " Great Place, food, and everything " Yes I would recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vegan, Good for a Date, Live Music, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food and service! Will definitely come back. The outside patio is great!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Enjoyed all th option
On the menu. Great food, great service and excellent views.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was great but felt that the server was rushing bus through like a typical weekday when people would be in a hurry. It was Thanksgiving dinner for me and my adult son visiting and just wanted to enjoy.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Didn't want the pressure of all the Thanksgiving day preparation. Have two toddlers. Decided to do something different. Knew it was the right decision once we got there. All there seemed relieved to be out, and happy to be at Channelside. Have no complaints. Would do it again. Arrive early. Don't think twice if in the same position! Enjoy!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, People Watching, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fun, Kid-friendly, Live Sports
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

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

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It’s was amazing

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (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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