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Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

4.4
1742 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Sushi
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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
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Phone number
(813) 277-0112
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Franklin/Channelside
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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.
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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.
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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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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

Private Dining

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!

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4.6
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Nothing short of amazing. Would definitely go again. Good mix of demographics. Great any occasion except a sporting event. Great service, atmosphere and food. James was knowledgeable and courteous. Love it.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Go to McDonalds or just about any place other than Jackson's Bistro for Brunch. Service sucked....... How long does it take to get something to eat with? Food was cold. The staff did not know what they are doing. The carving station had a brisket. The carver was not cutting it against the grain. WTF?

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I have been to Jackson's Bistro several times, but I've never gone for a late dinner. I must say the quality of service just isn't the same. The service wasn't bad, but it wasn't great as per my usual experience when I attend dinner between 5-7:30pm. The lobster bisque was not good. I've never had bisque without lobster meat and the flavor was odd tasting. I truly should have known when I looked at the cost. I never tried it before because I was concerned it was so cheap. I was right. You shouldn't even be able to call that soup lobster bisque. The fritter in it was awful as well. When my waitress asked me how was the soup, I replied, "ugh its ok". Her reply was, "glad its good!" She was not attentive and in a robotic mode of sorts. Seemed happy to get us out of there. Since this was the first time that my service and food was off, I'll give Jackson's another try. However, it will be just one more try with the hopes of better food/service.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant and perfect location for date night

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Food and drinks not good...not worth the money. Drinks warm and the food sub par.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was super tasty and loved the menu options. Good sushi selection. Incredible view while dining. The servers are all very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and drinks being served. Overall wonderful experience and would definitely recommend this restaurant! Will definitely be coming back.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We loved he location. My only complaint is that we ordered an appetizer and it came out with our dinner. So we didn’t even end up eating the appetizer. I ordered the coconut shrimp and found them a little difficult to eat since the whole shrimp, tail shell and all, had been battered and fried. I once ate a piece of a shrimp shell and became ill from it, so I am extra careful now when I eat shrimp. They were good but just hard to tell where the shell on the tail started. Otherwise the location is pleasant.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress was excellent. The food was good, though heavy on the oil in the entree - chicken and shrimp in pasta. I would not order this again. Please do not go so heavy on the oil.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had an early (5:15) reservation so the dining room was just being seated. Merry quiet with soft music in the background and the views are spectacular!!! The food was excellent as was our service.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Wait staff was disorganized. We sat for 40 mins before asking hostess where the server was. Once served very long periods of no one checking on us as well as delivering the check.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food is overrated & not worth the price.
Really appreciate the ambiance
Good staff

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Birthday brunch. Was noisy but the food was good

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I was quite disappointed in my most recent brunch at Jackson's. I have been a few times and this experience was rather underwhelming and disappointing. Almost everything on the buffet (if you order from the action stations you are good) was not the right temperature. French toast, waffles, scrambled eggs all colder than you would have hoped for. The smoked salmon and peel and eat shrimp are delicious because they are intended to be cold. The biggest concern I had was the amount of flies on the cupcakes. The buffet is not set up outside but people are often coming in and out so I expect a fly or two but the whole top tier of cupcakes were covered in flies. Not the way you hope to end your meal!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary with our dinner at Jacksons! It was a nice atmosphere and service from Juoquin was amazing.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our overall experience was just above average. Surprised by the number of children. Our server was too busy to give us excellent service. The food was good but nothing exceptional and too busy to sit outside for the view.
Steve Sapato, the most famous unfamous speaker in America and damn fine business coach

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Birthday and new job celebration . Food was tasty , ambiance was great ! Will definitely return!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food and service was just ok. Food is maybe a 6/10.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Beautiful view. Food always good with many menu options. Worth it for the scenic spot with the excuisite sunsets. Doesn’t disappoint.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I enjoyed my meal along with the scenery. I would dine at this establishment again.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Sitting at table with the public constantly walking next to you... view great...but, annoying being constantly passed by.
Sushi was no where as good as could be... it was average...

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

First date. Jackson’s made me look good! Great food great service.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Friends were in town and we went to Jackson's for dinner. Had reservation but ended up sitting in bar area outside. Great meals for all four of us and a view that couldn't be beaten! Outstanding waitress a swell. All around great!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great meal. Sat outdoors. Great views. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We went to enjoy a family Sunday brunch. I have been to Jackson's previously but after this experience will not be coming back. They serve a brunch buffet on Sundays, most of the selections were empty and not getting refilled. French toast, fruit, croissants, smoked salmon, sushi and desserts were empty or almost empty the whole time. When we asked the server for more strawberries (we made a couple of trips and could not get any) we were told they completely ran out. It felt like hunting for food instead of enjoying a nice meal. Very disappointing! I would recommend Oystercatchers in Tampa or 400 Beach in St.Pete instead.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The Sunday brunch was good. Seafood lovers will enjoy it tremendously. Turkey was great. I enjoyed the breakfast foods and dessert. Wish prime rib was at the carving station. Overall, great ambiance on the patio overlooking the bay.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went for sushi, it was just ok. The spicy tuna roll looked very dark and really had no flavor. The sexy lobster roll was unique and had a good taste and the spider roll was average. Their other food looked good and might have been a better choice. You can’t beat the outside tables on the water!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a great experience. Our server was attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. A wide variety of selections and great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was good and sitting outside is always fun. Service was quick.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This is a Great restaurant, and great view!!! Great for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Loved it! Great service and super food! Hope to be back!

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Hostess was great, she greeted us with a smile and complimented our appearance which was really sweet. The Waiter was not however. Didn’t get a list of the specials. Wasn’t very friendly. No acknowledgement of my date’s birthday after it was made clear on the reservation. Wouldn’t come back for a special occasion like this again. Now I have to find a way to make this up to my date. Very disappointing evening.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Had a wonderful time

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Enjoyed the sushi, especially the tempura grouper roll. Portions are generous and easily can be shared. Sitting outside on the water was especially nice as the sun set.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We stopped at Jackson's Bistro for lunch, after picking up a friend from the airport. We got a great table on the patio.
Service was very good. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the food. My friend ad I ordered from the Sushi menu, and it was great. Very fresh and beautifully presented. My husband had a shrimp pasta dish which he loved.
The location is lovely. I do not think you could choose a better place to go with friends or family.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I enjoyed the macadamia crusted sword fish and it was to die for...I can't wait to return and go back there. The Peanut Butter Mouse dessert was very decadent and a sure winner. All my business guest (8) enjoyed everything they ordered and service went off without a hitch never had to chase down my server for anything wanting. Scott our server was a true professional. Thank you for making my dining experience with my overseas guest very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

This restaurant was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday. The food was delicious, the server very friendly and the view amazing.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The sushi was decent, we asked for extra spicy and they put extra jalapeños on the rolls which was nice. We also ordered fried calamari and it came out cold TWICE. The service was very pleasant but SLOW! The view (right in the water with lots of seating there) and ambience (do) was in keeping with a nice vacation out.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

My plane was late, they accommodated without issue, adjusting my reservation by over an hour, and asked about my trip! Everyone was very pleasant and courteous, the sushi was amazing (the whole reason I selected this for my first meal in Tampa)! Both the Nigiri pieces and the rolls were fantastic, as flavorful as I've had anywhere else in the country. The structure of the Nigiri was just a little bit lacking, but that didn't affect the flavor in the slightest! Absolutely fantastic! Tiramisu doesn't really go with sushi, but it's a weakness of mine, so I ordered it anyway...heavenly. Light & creamy, with a little side of blueberries and fresh whip, it was amazing. My only complaint is that my schedule didn't allow me to come back again!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Such an amazing restaurant! Superb food, outstanding service and an atmosphere that makes for the perfect ending to your day.

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