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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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Today
11:00 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 6
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  • 4
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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
My new fave place!!!

My friend and I ate here at the recommendation of another friend and we were not disappointed. Our food was excellent from start to finish. We ordered the blackened Mahi Mahi sandwich which was delicious and the french fries sprinkled with a light dusting of parm cheese...the plate was clean! Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Vickie S
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My friend and I ate here at the recommendation of another friend and we were not disappointed. Our food was excellent from start to finish. We ordered the blackened Mahi Mahi sandwich which was delicious and the french fries sprinkled with a light dusting of parm cheese...the plate was clean! Our server was very knowledgable about the menu and was... More 

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Excellent flat breads with many multiple toppings and choices. Superb salads as well featuring their 'Southwestern' ! My personal favorite is Jaco's Antipasto.....wonderful salamis, cheeses, thinly-sliced ham accompanied by an olive tamponade. Very good bar with all bottled beers. A Dee Light !!!

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Pensacola, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stopped in on a Friday night so the place was busy, as expected, but the view was gorgeous and watching the sun set over the water is a great way to spend your time waiting. We went to the bar to grab drinks while we waited. My husband had a beer (Southern Pecan) and I got a Pear Ale... More 

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new orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Trying to find a restaurant that would take a reservation for 30 on a weekend in Pensacola is never easy, after having multiple places refuse the party because of size I found Jaco's. Not only was the setting perfect, followed at the end by a perfectly timed firework display from the baseball stadium, the staff was incredible. Food was served... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited over Valentine's week. The weather was mild and we enjoyed sitting on the terrace overlooking the harbor. Our server, Tom, was very personable and we began the morning with bloody marys and mimoas. I ordered the Fried Green Tomato stack (with arugula, capicola ham, goat cheese and hollandaise). It was FABULOUS. This is a well-visited establishment by the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited several months ago and enjoyed our experience. Different story this time. Got there early, before 5:30pm. Lots of wait staff and plenty of open tables so many of the staff were standing around talking. Never too busy while we were there. Service was terrible this time. Our waitress was also waiting on tables on the complete other side... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I love dining on the water front and was very impressed with the view and loved the menu. The menu made me want to come back often to try all the options. I ordered a capreze salad because I love gourmet salads and I'm not a big eater. I just love different flavors. Maybe the waitress thought we were trying... More 

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Mobile, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Searched for a good place to eat on the water...this was it. Delicious food. Great atmosphere! Definitely coming back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Went here for dinner knowing how great it was, and all of my expectations were greatly exceeded. The good was excellent as always, but the best part was the service, I've worked in the industry for 10 years and Ariel, our server, was one the best most genuine I've ever had. Absolutely phenomenal all around. Will definately come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I get together every few weeks for dinner. We try to visit restaurants which are new to us. We'll last night we visited Jaco's. Our meal was great, the marina view was beautiful and our server (Nancy) was very personable and attentive. We both agreed that we will return.

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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: Doing business, Entertaining clients, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?