Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

4.5
3427 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
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STeveK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Caesar Salad was dry. Entrees are over priced for the portion. Meal came out Luke warm. Didn’t have the ingredients for my cocktail. Had to wait for our wine. Bread and pesto offering was great. Best part of the experience.

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PMMM
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Sunday buffet was well picked over by 1:45, and the dishes that were available were not even warm. I ended up with an omelet, which was good. Pricy for an omelet. Recommend including drinks in the price.

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Moults
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Hostess staff was very warm, welcoming and swift in getting us to a lovely window table. However it took quite a while to be greeted by server, then a very long time to receive beverages. Food was very good but server was not attentive or timely in checking in on us...missing utensils when food delivered and reorder drinks came so long after ordered we were ready for our check when they arrived...

This is a perfect spot to dine before an event at Amelie - they really know how to get diners in and out well before concert start time!

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GretchenS
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Wonderful evening dining outside with Steve as our server. From start to finish everything was top notch.

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DeidraD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Ridiculous. Website sets a reservation for 2:15 and then they close at 2:30… had to leave and go to another place .. waiter was a sweetheart and he genuinely felt bad … as a suggestion, maybe stop making reservations by 1:30 so people will not waste their time coming there. Just dumb

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ShaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was great with the exception of someone’s dog barking at the table next to us and I don’t even believe it was a service dog because it seemed very untrained. I’ll still give the experience 5 stars, however because my boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch date.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed this place and plan on returning soon. Sitting outside looking upon downtown Tampa and the water was absolutely beautiful. There was an entertainer singing live and it was awesome as well.

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vipLAPD
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three out of four of us had a wonderfully delicious meal. The fourth ordered a grouper sandwich, but said it wasn’t grouper, others agreed. But the grilled Salmon and Sushi were delicious.

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ESS1
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent waterfront experience. Good food and drink options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was beautiful and the food was excellent

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Colby
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Refreshing change from the chain restaurants. Menu appropriate to the region and season. Beautiful outdoor dining viewing the waterfront.

TD
vipTerryD
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

First visit to Jacksons. A friend and I ordered the seafood platter, shrimp, crabmeat & a dozen oysters. The oysters had an unpleasant flavor and texture. We brought this to the attention of our server, Mason and he offered to get replace them. I lost my appetite for oysters but we enjoyed the crabmeat and shrimp. Our server took the oysters off our bill and was very apologetic and did everything he could to make the situation right. We shared a lobster roll and a cup of the chowder both which were very good. We enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food minus the oysters and plan to return to try something else on the menu. Service is just as important as the food experience, and Mason did a fantastic job at making an unfortunate part of our food experience better. I will go back and check it out again.

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BrianK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, variety of menu and service overall. Highly recommend

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GiannaF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience here. Great food, great views, great atmosphere!

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Adolfop
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant I've been Super excellent services 👌 Food Great and very friendly place to visit with Family

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Beautiful view sitting on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was top notch. Will be back !

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ToniV
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was celebrating 3 Birthday's (all adults). We absolutely love Jackson's. Highly recommend them 😊

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Paco
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place, location, service…!
Exellent overall experience dining outdoors. Bar also very nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

New to the area so trying out a few places, this place being one of them. Very average experience not worth the price they charge in my opinion. Service was great food did not impress.

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LMRT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good and a lovely place to eat with friends and family. Have been here 3 times in 3 days!

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Mash
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent time, sisters and I took my mom to lunch. They accomodated us, tables were spaced, outside eating was wonderful. I rained heavily and we were outside in the fresh air and unaffected due to the nice coverage for rain and shade.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was very nice

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome experience. We sat inside, overlooking the channel between Harbour Island and the convention center. The drinks were excellent (and strong!), and the food was delicious. The crab cake appetizer was the best crab cake I have ever had in my life. The portions are extremely generous as well. Neither me nor my wife came close to finishing our meals. Just a great night.

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Kaye
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is good however the price for their brunch is not worth it as they only have few food selections and the server that is assign for the brisket doesn’t look like he wants to serve us the food

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I made birthday reservations outside. The hostess forgot to inform the waiter about it and also the hostess weren’t the best overall when we arrived. The waiter was awesome but the hostess are horrible

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Tampa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great location..service ok but nothing special……..

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EddieJ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always and the service was great!

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ExeterTraveler
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely our favorite outdoor Tampa venue! Service is always terrific as is the quality of the offerings!

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donnag
Tampa
49 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, pleasant atmosphere and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday trip for both women at the table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Our server was Michael and he was great! He made sure our experience was the best by observing us to make sure he didn’t interrupt us having our moments, but made sure he assisted us when we needed. This made my husband’s birthday even better. The outside view was worth it

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vipSteve
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly consistent. Food always great, but this experience hinges on the waitstaff. Ours was phenomenal. Could not have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Disappointed to say the very least. Service was unprofessional.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food exceeded expectations. We had the calamari for appetizer and it was fresh and breaded moderately. The sushi is incredible and they are accommodating for children.

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DianeR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great tasting food, cocktails are strong and the Service is good. The Linguini pasta dish was fresh and enough for 2 people. The Florida Sunshine cocktail was super refreshing with natural tasting juices and plenty of vodka. I would definitely go back and next time sit outside to enjoy the water view.

MP
MichaelP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The restaurant appearance was immaculate, but the food was bland no real seasoning. I don’t if it was a bad night for the cooks but my family and I were not satisfied! Will not be going back😕

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews