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Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

4.5
1646 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Waterfront (89)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (76)
  • Scenic View (71)
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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What 1646 People Are Saying
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NicoleM 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The Caesar salad and Sexy Ben Roll were out of this world. Fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (Tallahassee)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

I enjoyed my meal at Jackson's although the service was slow and our server, although efficient, was not particularly warm or friendly. However, the food was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The atmosphere was great, the food was delicious, and the service our server (Joaquin) provided was excellent!

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Tennisgirl (Tampa)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Occasion was dinner before theatre and belated valentines celebration . We had a reservation and had requested outdoor table but none available under covered area so we were put back outside by window but lots of foot traffic constantly walking passed us so sadly spoiled the ambience of our belated Valentines dinner. But our server Rocky was excellent and the food was excellent as always and although pricey unusually large portions neither of us were able to finish our entrees and we had no appetizer or salad. So the food and service somewhat made up for the ambience we had hoped for.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Have been to Jackson's several time on prior visits to Tampa - this was the first time I have been disappointed. Sushi was good as usual but regular food items off the menu didn't "pop" as in prior visits, just ok.
Our server was terrible - maybe that's what reflected negatively on the food. Had to bus our table ourselves twice to get rid of dirty dishes and glassware. Will probably go back just because of location but will eat at bar.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food and loved being able to sit outside and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.

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SashaJ 
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

Venue is GORGEOUS, great views and the weather was great so we sat outside..but that's where it ended. We were there for brunch, food was cold and we found SEVERAL spots of MOLD on the grapes. Server was horrible. I probably won't be back and it is a shame because it is such a beautiful place.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Made reservations for a friends birthday celebration, requests and instructions left with my reservations were not adhere to when we arrived. We were placed by the kitchen instead of a waterfront view, and had to have someone told about the birthday celebration even though I had called ahead of time and left instructions on the OpenTable reservation

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Been here twice and food is amazing. First time i stayed for music/club. Very good music selection. Had a blast.

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CindyK 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were there before the hockey game. Love the food options and quick service.

Great service and awesome food

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PRaeJones (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Wonderful service and wonderful food. Macadamia crusted Swordfish fantastic.

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BillW 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day, on the way to Andrea Bocelli, everything was superb. Crab Cakes & Lobster Roll were exceptional. Recommended by us foodies !!!

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ValerieR (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Jackson’s has amazing water view and outside dining. The food was amazingly great. Elegant enough that you feel great dressing up. Yet cozy enough that you’re able to lounge. Great atmosphere. Loved it!!

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vipColumbus (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was terrific. We sat outside which was comfortable and provided a great view of downtown across the river. Our waiter was very good, providing suggestions that were on target and his service was excellent

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RalphD (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Turned out to be one of the best dinner experiences in a while. Reservations were prompt. Skate Fish in a Chipino style sauce with chorizo and fingerling potatoes was on the special as well as a 32 OZ Cowboy steak. The grouper and scallops we solid. Go figure. That's A-List stuff. The food came out hot!!! What a surprise. Oysters, Shrimp - satisfying! The view was great and the service was kind. The wine-list is one of the best in town - not only because there's something for everybody's price range - and I know a thing or two about that. It was a super night.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Rad dude sick bro super awesome pitted as fooooooook

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vipDave (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Slow service. Martini was warm and not properly made. Nothing special about the food. This was a major Valentines’s Day disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s day

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StefanijaP (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went with boyfriend for Valentine's dinner. Food was fantastic as well as the drinks. Loved the garden mule with the mottled berries. Staff was so friendly and very attentive. Great location on the water. Will be going back for another date night soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Destroyed my idea of what I perfect date could have been. If it wasn’t for the ambience and the view. We would have walked out! Augusto the server needs to learn the term patience and formality, the host desk needs to learn not to be homophobic, let alone be completely disorganized, and the bar staff outside needs to pay attention when two guys are waving their hands up for a drink at a half empty bar. 30 minute wait with a reservation, rude staff, and no personality or color to the service. For what I thought would be a place for the perfect date, turned out to be just another beach bar shack with good food.

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KianaN (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Jackson’s Was Great! I Had The Shrimp & Chicken Pasta, It Was To DIE For. I’ll Definitely Be Back To Try Brunch & Dinner Soon.

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Alanna (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Not a great experience. First the soda came out flat - which put me off but not a game changer. The grilled chicken panini was not good. The chicken had a very strange texture and the rest of the ingredients weren’t very good either. We didn’t even finish it, which is usually unheard of. The sushi was just ok. The location was nice, right on the water with outdoor seating. I would not recommend this restaurant and I would not come back.

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saljane (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Waiter was great. Food was very poorly execuited. Looked good, bland, cold, and my steak was sent out w. Immeadiate apologies it was not rare, but medium, w. Encouragement to SEE IF YOU LIKE IT? UGGGHHG. WHAT?! Why would any chef send out an overcooked steak? Save the kitchen money? Also, sweet potato fries were STONE COLD.
Liked the view. The waiter was cool. He brought a free desert and was attentive.

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Kim17 (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We were a group of 4 business associates looking for a decent meal after our arrival in Tampa for a convention. We are not demanding but did expect to get the basics of decent service. Beers were delivered to the wrong people twice- after an unconscionable wait. Water came after two requests. Our server Kristy needs some additional training.

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ChrisP (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was great, service was good as well. Beautiful Scenery of downtown. Make sure to bring your parking ticket up to the restaurant, they will validate it. Sake was decent, sushi was very fresh and lobster Mac was outstanding.

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Mikeshy (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The setting is spectacular. The parking is easy. The service was excellent and the food was very good. We were there for the Sunday brunch buffet. There were lots and lots of choices. L Ike many buffets, some of the food was overcooked and dry. All in all it was nice.

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DevotaN (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We went there for brunch (Sunday brunch) and I was not dissapointed. Lovely selection, friendly staff, affordable and great outdoor sitting as well as inside. Great time!

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Really really nice for *older* birthday meals. I wouldn’t say to bring young kids here for an evening meal, the whole place turns into a nightclub around 11. The food is amazing and the view was great.

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TaylorS (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I happened to come across this on open table while searching for a romantic restaurants for my hubby and I to go to for date night and decided to go here because of the amazing reviews... we were not disappointed. The location was beautiful, the food was delicious, and service was way above par. I had some of the best sushi (crazy salmon) I've ever had and one of the best steaks too at this restaurant and then afterwards my husband and I were able to walk right out of the restaurant and onto a walk way on the water with beautiful views. I will definitely be returning to this restaurant for other special occasions.

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