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“First time dinner at Jackson's” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Jackson's Steakhouse

Jackson's Steakhouse
400 South Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
(850) 469-9898
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Ranked #18 of 580 Restaurants in Pensacola
Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Classic sophistication meets style and chic at Jackson’s Steakhouse, where the decadence doesn’t stop at the front door. Indulge your friends, family, and clients in an incredible experience of culinary excellence. Located in the historic downtown district directly on Ferdinand Plaza, Jackson’s remains one of the most desirable dining destinations in Pensacola.
Milton, Florida
1 review
“First time dinner at Jackson's”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We are both in hospitality and have heard that Jackson's is the place to go for fine dining as well as special occasions. We had also heard that the food and atmosphere were well worth the price point. So we decided to give Jackson's a try.
We had a 7pm reservation. We were greeted by name and were told "Happy Anniversary" by everyone we met. Our server, Scott, was very warm and personable. He was extremely knowledgable and helped us with some wonderful selections from their new menu.
The food and drink were fantastic, our appetizer and steaks were perfectly cooked, and the wine paired beautifully with our selections. We enjoyed ourselves immensely until a family with two small children (ages 2 and 4) were seated near us at 8pm.
Within 15 minutes the atmosphere was shattered with fussy children up past their bedtime. At that point, we might as well have been at Chili's. We quickly finished our dinner, ordered our dessert to go, rushed the check, and left as quickly and as gracefully as we possibly could.
What a dismal disappointment. Fine dining should be "all encompassing". We loved everything about Jackson's, except for the atmosphere. When you eat at a restaurant of this caliber, you are paying for an experience as well as food and beverage. Thus the 3 star rating. I suppose we might try again another time, but it will not be for a special occasion.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Navarre, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The food is always delicious at Jackson's, but be ready to pay for that quality and amazing service..however it so worth it! The Filet Mignon(ordered medium well)melted in my mouth and the baked oysters app was delicious. The staff is always on top of things and go beyond top customer service. Will be back for sure....

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gulf Breeze, FL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Pensacola”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Excellent service and food. Best chef in Pensacola. Fine dining and our choice for special occasions. It can be a little pricey.

Visited October 2012
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Pensacola, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Jackson's in downtown Pensacola”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Again, excellent food, wine list, service, and location. The owner of this restaurant also owns Atlas and Fish House.

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Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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“The best in Pensacola”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Our visit was for a retirement party of a friend. From the appetizers to the dessert, everything there was just wonderful. The spring rolls were so flaky, tender and wonderful. My husband's filet mingon was fork tender, juicy and wonderful as well. My fish dish was the same. The berry cobbler for dessert was hot, juicy and oh so good. Same for hubby's creme brulee. The service is impeccable, atmosphere quiet and definitely upscale. Jackson's is a destination not to be missed if you want fine dining,

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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