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Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille

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American, Tapas
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997 South Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
(850) 432-5226
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 181
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  • 98
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice view of the boats

Great place with a view, good eats and friendly bartender who happened to be moving on to another job the next day. We had the lettuce wraps, not to be confused with PF Changs but delicious in their own way. We did not stay for dinner as we wanted to experience other places as well. Nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Marilyn S
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great place with a view, good eats and friendly bartender who happened to be moving on to another job the next day. We had the lettuce wraps, not to be confused with PF Changs but delicious in their own way. We did not stay for dinner as we wanted to experience other places as well. Nice opportunity for outside dining.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good food and service. Located right in palafox marina. Food was very good as well as service. Jacos had a diverse menu and a really good drink selection. It was a bit noisy but a fishing contest was occurring outside and a sailboat race had just finished so it was hopping.

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Miami, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food and service were good. This place is a little pricey for lunch (in my opinion). I had the vegetable flatbread which resembled a pizza.

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Pensacola,Fl.
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Jaco's is a wonderful place to sit and have a drink as you look out on Escambia Bay. My friend and I had lunch there and both of us had flat bread. She had the steak flatbread, which was very tasty. I had the pesto flatbread and added feta cheese. Wow, the flavors were intense and perfect! I will definitely... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I'm a picky eater. I like great food for good prices and I'm willing to go out of the way to get there AND I am a local, local, local gal. While staying at a friend's place in Pensacola, I asked about places to eat; right off the bat she said "Jaco's". Don't miss it. She was right. We came... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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100 reviews 100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Headed through Pensacola on a trip across the Panhandle of Florida, we came upon Jaco's due to the Tripadvisor recommendations. The reviews were right on the mark. Food is creatively prepared, service was great, and the view of the bayfront provides a great reason to sit outside. Even on a hot day, they keep the area well ventilated and cooled.... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

First time here today and we were not disappointed. The two burgers and the mahi blackened sandwich were all wonderful. The service was great and even better was the location directly on the bay and boat docks. We will be back here every chance we get.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had lunch here outside on the patio overlooking the bay and marina. We had seafood, I had the blackened mahi rueben and he had blackened mahi tacos along with pomme fritte's. We would highly recommend this place for good food and great service.

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Mobile, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Met friends for dinner. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The building and decor is warm and welcoming. We decided to move to the outside deck to enjoy the evening and the view. I had the citrus salad with salmon and was not disappointed.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

From the crab cakes to the swordfish to the catch of the day... one will not be disappointed!!!! One of the best places to eat in United States!!! Everything, from appetizers to main courses to dessert, are gourmet!!! Get the key lime pie for dessert!!!!

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Additional Information about Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille

Address: 997 South Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone Number: (850) 432-5226
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 997 South Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: (850) 432-5226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?