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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (77)
Great for Outdoor Dining (69)
Scenic View (61)
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Good for a Date (51)
Special Occasion (40)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Romantic (37)
Worth the Drive (36)
Casual (34)
Good for Groups (31)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Great for Lunch (28)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Fun (21)
Hot Spot (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
People Watching (19)
Business Meals (19)
Happy Hour (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Great for Brunch (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Healthy (14)
Authentic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great Beer (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Vegan (5)
Live Music (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Live Sports (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

One of the finer dining experiences in Tampa!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service always very good. Menu is very diverse something for everyone .

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Dont go on sundays unless you want a buffet other wise expect overweight buffet abusers on sunday

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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a great time eating at Jackson’s.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Jackson’s is a very good restaurant with a varied menu. It’s location on the water, near Tampa Convention Center, is quite scenic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

I enjoyed my business dinner at Jackson's. We had a nice water view , quiet for business discussions , service was very good. The food was very good with nice portions for the money. I will come back with my family next time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was excellent but the extent of selections was a little under what we normally see at Jackson’s. The sushi was cut poorly and was extremely thin making the presentation less than desirable. Possibly new management? Will probably give it another try later.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The vegetarian burger was decent, but for the upscale restaurant that this is, I would have expected more vegetarian/vegan options. My date ordered the filet mignon and according to him, it was excellent. The service was decent, but we were ignored for a good 15 minutes before anybody asked if our server had come by. Overall experience was good.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Lunch with family and friends before a show at the Straz Center. Food and service was amazing. Thanks Dominic!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice view. Excellent meat. Recommended. Valet parking only.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Dirty wine glass and under seasoned entree - Grouper with Blue Crab Cake - is the reason for only 3 stars. Unfortunately, we could not sit outside to enjoy the waterfront view because it was too cold!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved it but the ambiance could have been a little better. Felt casual for such a high price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic Sunday brunch as always.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was awesome we went for my grandma birthday she loved it

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food, our server, and management was all great! Definitely plan to come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Live Sports, Waterfront, Fun, Scenic View, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was good but the reason I booked the reservation was because it was billed as sushi bar. The seafood was fresh but the quality of the presentation and cut of fish fell flat. I could have gotten better at an all you can eat Chinese Restaurant that has sushi near where I live. The rice was not packed and fell apart in the soy / wasabi ...the tuna was paper thin. It was amateur hour.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We met friends here and there is nice waterfront seating and warm inside seating environment. We tried the sushi, but would not recommend this restaurant for its sushi. Our friends had a colorful vegetarian dish and smoked salmon, which they said were very good! Overall, this was a positive experience with good service and good food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our first time here. We were not disappointed or surprised - a good solid tourist trap restaurant is what you will get. The server was efficient (maybe too efficient) and the food was average. One person is our party of 3 had Sushi and commented that he would not order Sushi there again but would just go to Yoko’s.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and great service! The five of us had a really nice time and enjoyed the meal! We had the best margaritas as well!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our server, Sequoia, was terrific.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, flavorful food. Unfortunately the service put a damper on our evening. Server did not meet our expectations!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good food, great service and wonderful view

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

They were closing at 7 we arrived 630 and it took 15 mins to get a waiter.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Let's start with something easy. You go to the parking garage and it cost $5 per hour but your supposed to get 2 hrs for free when the restaurant validates the ticket. They said they did but it cost me because the ticket was not validated. We ordered an appetizer of Sushi and soup. They were both really good. Dinner was a complete flop and the sad part was it was our Christmas dinner. Me and my wife shared a meal. It came out cold, the sauce had filmed over and the fish and scallops we're cold. My son's medium filet mignon was beyond well done. It took forever for them to give us a replacement. It took so long my wife and myself were done and it came out medium well. you would think that you would think they would give you a discount or something but you would be wrong. Now to talk about service, our waiter was around sometimes but not really. I even tried to get with the manager but he was more worried about cleaning the floors instead of taking care of customers. I was sadly disappointed.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Ambiance and service was excellent and overall the food was very good. Some items were almost cold and the $38 prime rib was very tough. The outdoor dining area was beautiful as was the interior dining area. The desserts were excellent and almost the best part of the meals.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I love the outside seating! Love the music they play that reminds you it's a special occasion and not just some restaurant. My food was delicious and drink prices were extremely reasonable!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dining. Along the River view, beautiful outdoor dining. Food is Good, portions are generous... talking with friends is Priceless!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It has been a long time since I have been to Jackson's, and was there twice in just a few weeks . I forgot how great the atmosphere and food was. I would recommend Jackson's for any occasion

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We made a reservation for Christmas Eve dinner and everything was perfect! Got seated right away, with a riverfront view. I got the sushi bowl that was on special - it was amazing! Drinks were okay, nothing special, but the food was all delicious. The PB torte dessert is a must have! Loved watching the sunset while we ate. It got a little chilly after dark, but they had outdoor heaters that they turned on. We walked the riverfront afterwards. Will definitely come again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas family brunch

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Saturday night Christmas holiday time ... also, the Lighted Boat PARADE along the Hillsboro River. Restaurant was fully booked! Many people, lots of activities... food is good, salads have fresh ingredients, burgers are mouth watering, servings generous, servers pay attention to details. I had booked a table outside it was perfect evening!
Fairly noisy - but all the more reason to be outside!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Have not been to Jackson’s in years, but will be going more often now. Easy to get to, walking distance to Amalie & wonderful waterfront dining

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great seafood and great desserts. James was our waiter and was excellent. He took care of us perfectly. When in Tampa, we will always go to Jackson's. We highly recommend this resteraunt.
Jeff, Sue, Sarah and Eric Johnson.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Healthy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our waiter Steve made the visit even that much better!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great waitress, quality of food was perfect. Had a table on the river which was beautiful.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I can only speak for myself but I enjoyed the lobster and crab roll. My ginger salad was a bit light but tasty. Really nice Chateneuf wine .

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent service and food. Great views as the restaurant is on the waterfront.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Cozy
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Would not recommend for brunch. Not quite right to advertise a buffet with a carving table and have nothing there to carve! Long lines for pasta since the only meat was dried out turkey. Even salads weren't refilled the whole time we were there. We hosted another couple for brunch there prior to the Tran-Siberian Orchestra concert at Amalie Arena and we were embarassed.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Only complaint need more lunch choices on buffet like salad choices etc

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Awesome food. James was the best waiter ever. First visit and I’m def going back

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