Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

4.4
3309 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3309 people are saying
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anna
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Overall very good ambience. Would go back to have a drink but the food wasn’t the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Overpriced bland food and the cocktails are terrible. Paid for top shelf tequila and I could tell it was house. Poor service to top it off. Waiter was spread too thin.

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vipStuart
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience…best dinner view in Tampa

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vipJcprice1990
Tampa
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Our waiter was outstanding and professional. Cocktails were good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent service

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Pammy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling from NC to celebrate birthday, Jackson's was the best choice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall

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SFDining
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Solidly mediocre food and indifferent service, with a nice ambiance.

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TEDC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food arrived in a timely manner, the service was excellent and the greeting staff were courteous.

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Locals
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Location was great . Food is average .mostly undercooked . Friendly staff .

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LynnC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We waited over 40 minutes for our order, and then part of it was wrong. We waited another at least 15 minutes for it to be corrected. We also asked for ketchup for a burger, and had to wait about 20 minutes for ketchup to be brought to the table. In the meantime, my meal just sat on the plate getting cold and our drinks were all watered down. The server did bring us two fresh drinks after we asked for them to be replaced. I just do not understand what went wrong. I love Jackson’s and will return, but this lunch experience was very frustrating and disappointing.

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MarthaM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice meal, loved the house made pesto dip for the bread.

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floridaboymom
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always love going to Jacksons! Love the sushi most. Best part of our last visit was the maskless staff!!! It was so wonderful to see people's smiling faces again! Morgan was our server and she was as sweet as can be. Thank you!

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MarinaGreenwood
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful
We loved you server Daniel

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MatthewK
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all excellent service, great atmosphere, love the seating at riverside, delicious foods. Day trip to Tampa and stopping by lunch, not disappointed at all. Great variety of menu, I’m so happy with service was outstanding and friendly. Easy parking and reasonable price of meal. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Incredibly mediocre food. Very bland, no flavor.

Blue crab starter was riddled with shell bits and was basically just mayo coated crab.

Disgusting pairing of Thai curry with the snapper. The sauce had crusted over and was lumpy, but even if it had been fresh it was a terrible combination.

The grouper was ok.

Really the only positive things I can say are that our waiter was nice and the view was good. There are far better places to spend your money though than Jackson's.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the while atmosphere! Wonderful place to eat. The sushi is super good!!!

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APal
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love eating at Jackson’s but please replace the potatoes with a different dish. They are dry and tasteless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sequoia was outstanding. He guided us through the menu and took excellent care of my wife and I as we enjoyed our one day off together in the past month. The food was outstanding and we had a beautiful outside table with views of the water. We will definitely be back.

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SoniaL
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Wonderful sushi. Great view and good food.

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TracyD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Sushi in the Tampa area! We drive regularly from Clearwater, it's THAT good!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Didn’t like the devils eggs, too much mustard. The pork chops and chicken francase was very good. Would go back

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Pink Lady was a little plain, but everything else was delicious! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and kind. Our drinks, apps, and meals came out in perfect time. We didn’t feel rushed nor forgotten. Our drinks were never empty. Everyone’s meals were delicious and cooked perfectly. We will absolutely return for another special occasion!

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vipMichaelDaytona
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone you order will not disappointment we love it here

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CharleneW
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were visiting from New York and had an excellent dinner. The food was great our server was friendly. The music and the location by the water made for a nice romantic dinner night with hubby 🥰. I would recommend Jackson’s Bistro Bar& Sushi to family and friends

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate a birthday. The sushi was great. Loved the coconut shrimp and calamari. Everything tasted fresh. The carrot cake was delicious too. Definitely recommend coming here. Everyone was friendly and the atmosphere was really nice too.

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SERiNO
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

I had the Shrimp Cocktail appetizer and the Teka sushi roll and another sushi roll that had tuna inside and eel on top.
The shrimp was excellent. Extra large jumbo cooked perfectly.
The Teka roll was just tuna inside. But I wanted to dip in sweet Thai chili sauce. The other roll was very very good and I would order it again (pic added).

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Edie
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great luncheon afternoon with my Michigan daughter. She was impressed with the location on the water, as well as the food and friendliness of the staff and patrons.
I certainly recommend Jackson’s not only as a place to take your out of town guests, but also for we locals to enjoy a nice luncheon or dinner with our best friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to book here last min for my sisters birthday ! We needed up having a great night and the waiters were perfect ! Only complaint is there was almost a 4in wait for food but it was definitely worth it ! Thank you !!

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JeremiahB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love going here. I take my clients and visitors here because the food is always great, the selection has something for everyone, and the restaurant environment is relaxing. We had a great time! I love the sushi!

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Enjoy
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely beautiful spot on the Riverwalk! Wonderful food & outdoor seating was fantastic!

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tonij
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Our reservation was at 2pm and we were seating outside promptly. We immediately went to the buffet and most of the food items were finished or picked over. I went to the hostess stand and asked what we were to do for food and she stated that they would be replenishing the items until 3pm. We returned to our table for our drink order and had to make multiple trips to the buffet looking for fresh food items. Our waitress introduced herself and stated that there were 2 others that would be assisting her with our service. Our waitress disappeared and the other 2 never came over or even looked our way. We were finally able to flag down our waitress for a 2nd drink order, she dropped of the drinks and we did not see her again until she delivered the check. This was the worst buffet experience ever and I will never return for the buffet.

On a more positive note:
We were here a week prior, for dinner and was served by Sequoia, who was extremely attentive and provided an excellent dinner experience for us. I will only return for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food selection could have been better, and fresher. The customer service was outstanding. I also would have liked the option of ordering from the menu.

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JoeW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Average food. Waitress was very sweet but service was average at best

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BUDDY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

DO NOT ORDER STEAK SANDWICH. BREAD WAS LIKE A BRICK AND HARDLY ANY STEAK

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GNemz
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Hmmmmm...our second time here and we were very disappointed. Food was just ok, Haley our server was outstanding, their wine list is so so with decent selection but they don’t give the vintage year...odd. We reserved an outside table a month ago and when we arrived, we were “told” by the hostesses “no you are inside as we sold out the outside seating a week ago”. What??? The manager Michael did come over and apologize but let me just say this....Jackson’s is a tourist trap restaurant and the entire clientele were touristy folks who would be “ok” with this level of mediocrity. Not us....

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MelissaS
London
2 reviews