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Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

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Mon, 3/25
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Crisp Calamari Rings
Point Judith Calamari Rings, lightly breaded and fried, served with Sweet Chili Spicy Mayo Sauce topped with Peanuts
Coconut Shrimp
Butterflied Tiger Shrimp, lightly breaded with Sweet Coconut Shavings and Vermicelli Noodles, fried and served with a Sweet Chili Tangy Orange Whole Grain Mustard
Yellowfin Tuna Tartar
Chilled Yellowfin Tuna, Mango, Avocado and Crisp Wontons
Maine Lobster Tempura Roll
Maine Lobster Meat, Cucumber and Seasoned Sushi Rice in Tempura Batter, fried and served with Spicy Mayo Eel Sauce
Pork Spring Rolls
Minced Vietnamese Style Pork, Julienne Vegetables, Cilantro, Mint and House Made Nuoc Mam Sauce in Fresh Romaine Lettuce Wraps
Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cake
A Large and Delicate Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cake with Key Lime Buerre Blanc and Roasted Corn Relish
Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella
Hearty Beefsteak Tomato, Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil drizzled with Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
Steamed Soy Beans Served Naturally Naked in Sea Salt
Ponzu Parmesan Edamame
Steamed Soy Beans Tossed with Citrus-Based Ponzu and Aged Parmesan Cheese
Add Grilled Chicken $5 | Salmon $7 | Scallops $8 | Grilled Shrimp $7 | Jumbo Lump Blue Crab $9
Bowl $11.0
Starter $7.0
Jackson's Salad
Goat Cheese, Carrots, Red Onions and Kalamata Olives over Fresh Field Greens lightly tossed with House Made Balsamic Vinaigrette
Bowl $11.0
Starter $7.0
Caesar Salad
Baked Parmesan Crisp, House Made Herbed Focaccia Crostini, Fresh Romaine Lettuce lightly tossed in our House Made Caesar Dressing
Wedge Salad
Baby Iceberg Wedge topped with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Tomatoes, Red Onion and Creamy Gorgonzola Dressing
Thai Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled Chicken Breast, Julienne Carrots, Snap Peas, Red Onions, Red Peppers, Crispy Wontons, Peanuts and Field Greens lights tossed in an Asian Style Vinaigrette
Grilled Marinated Chicken Salad
Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast, Bocconcini Mozzarella, Roma Tomatoes, Onions, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Hard Boiled Eggs and a Tangy Tuscan Vinaigrette
Portobello Flatbread
Fresh Portobello Mushroom, Rosemary, Fontina Cheese on a Crisp Flatbread drizzled with Truffle Oil
Beef Filet Flatbread
Sliced Beef Tenderloin, Caramelized Onion, Smoked Gouda and Fresh Pesto on a Crisp Flatbread
French Onion Soup
Classically Inspired French Onion Soup made with Caramelized Onions and Beef Stock in a small Crock with Melted Swiss Cheese and Homemade Croutons
Lobster Bisque
Crisp Blue Crab Fritter in a Lobster Cream Base
New England Clam Chowder
Our Chef's Homage to a Traditional Seafood Favorite, Chopped Manilla Clams in a Creamy Chowder served with Saltine Crackers on the side
Miso Soup
Traditional Japanese Soup, Silky Tofu, Mushrooms and Scallions, Flavored with Tuna Jerky
Wild Mushroom Chicken Marsala
Chicken Breast Cutlets, Sautéed with Marsala Wine and a Wild Mushroom Medley. Served with Potatoes Au Gratin, Sautéed Baby Spinach with Garlic and Crisp Onions
Jackson's Brick Chicken
Dome cooked Soy, Spice, and Lemongrass Marinated Frenched Chicken Breast served with Potatoes Au Gratin, Grilled Asparagus and a Classic Demi-Glace
Chicken Penne
Seared Chicken Breast, Broccoli Florets, Roma Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Pine Nuts and Penne Pasta in a Fresh Pesto Cream Sauce
Fresh Basil Pesto Marinated Grilled Vegetables
Grilled Zucchini, Squash, Asparagus, Tomatoes and Bell Peppers with Thai Red Curry, Ginger, Garlic, Coconut Milk Sauce over Steamed Black Jasmine Rice
Seafood Scampi
Tiger Shrimp, Jumbo Sea Scallops, Sautéed Spinach with Garlic, Roma Tomatoes and Linguine Pasta in a Savory Scampi Sauce
Lobster Carbonara
Maine Lobster, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sweet Peas and Pappardelle Pasta in a Creamy Garlic Cheese Sauce
Choice of Small House Salad, French Fries or Fresh Cut Fruit
Maine Lobster Roll
Maine Lobster Meat, lightly tossed in Mayo on a House Made Focaccia Roll served with Coleslaw and Cape Cod Potato Chips
Classic Cheddar Burger
8 oz. USDA Prime Grilled Ground Beef, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Green Leaf Lettuce, sliced Tomato and Onion on a Brioche Bun
Jackson's Signature Pastrami Burger
8 oz. USDA Prime Grilled Beef Patty, Thinly-sliced Pastrami, Havarti Cheese and Harissa Cilantro Mayo on a Brioche Bun
Veggie Chipotle Burger
Black Bean Chipotle All-Veggie Patty, Sliced Avocado, Baby Arugula, Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions and Harissa Cilantro Mayo on a Brioche Bun
Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cakes
Two Large and Delicate Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cakes, lightly breaded, then pan-fried and baked. Served over steamed Black Jasmine Rice and Grilled Asparagus with a Key Lime Buerre Blanc Sauce and Roasted Corn Relish
Pan-Seared Grouper & Crab Stack
Pan-seared Local Grouper topped with Jumbo Lump Blue Crabmeat and Chardonnay Butter, over a Crisp Potato Pancake and Sautéed Baby Spinach with Garlic
Pan-Seared Red Snapper & Jumbo Sea Scallops
Pan-seared Red Snapper and Jumbo Sea Scallops over Steamed Black Jasmine Rice and Julienne Vegetables with a Spicy Thai Red Curry, Ginger, Garlic, Coconut Milk Sauce
Sesame Crusted Yellowfin Tuna
Sesame Crusted Yellowfin Tuna Filet, Pan-seared over Seasoned Sushi Rice and Stir-fry Vegetables with a Soy Glaze
Grilled Salmon
Grilled Salmon Filet with Roasted Garlic Herb Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus and Whole Grain Mustard Cream Sauce
Cold Water Pacific King Crab
Decadent Jumbo Cold Water Pacific King Crab Meat over Steamed Black Jasmine Rice, Grilled Asparagus with a Key Lime Buerre Blanc Sauce
Macadamia Crusted Swordfish
Jack's Grandmother's famous Thick Cut Pan-fried Macadamia Nut Crusted Swordfish Filet. Served with a Crisp Potato Pancake, Sautéed Baby Spinach with Garlic and a Key Lime Buerre Blanc Sauce
Jackson's serves USDA Chairman's Reserve American Beef wet-aged a minimum of twenty-eight days. Our mid-western grain-fed Beef has abundant marbling that enables our steaks to be flavorful and grilled to perfection
Filet Mignon 8 oz.
Hand-trimmed, Center-cut Beef Tenderloin Steak with Potatoes Au Gratin, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables and a Classic Demi-Glace
Ribeye Steak 12 oz.
Hand-trimmed, Center-cut Beef Ribeye Steak with Potatoes Au Gratin, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables and a Classic Demi-Glace
Sliced Marinated Flank Steak
Soy-Marinated Beef Flank Steak, Thinly-sliced served with Potatoes Au Gratin, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables and a Wild Mushroom Marsala
Duroc Pork Chop
Premium Duroc Pork Chop with Potatoes Au Gratin, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables and an Apricot Fruit Chutney
New York Strip 12 oz.
Hand-trimmed, Center-cut Beef Sirloin Steak with Potatoes Au Gratin, Grilled Asparagus and a Classic Demi-Glace
Potatoes Au Gratin
Gourmet Seasoned French Fries
Crispy Thin Cut Onion Strings
Lightly Sautéed Baby Spinach
Thai Jasmine Rice
Grilled Asparagus Spears Basted with Lemon Butter
Maine Lobster Mac & Cheese
Seasonal Medley of Mixed Vegetables
Established 1997 Thank you for making Jackson's your preferred place to dine. Whether you have been here before or are joining us for the first time, we appreciate the opportunity to enhance your dining experience with our exemplary service and excellent food. Jackson's location on Harbour Island offers our guests unparalleled, sweeping views of the city's sparkling waterfront and dynamic skyline. From sunrise to sunset until late night, our vantage point overlooking the Tampa Riverwalk, Bayshore Boulevard and beyond is ideal for enjoying the special events, recreational activities and native wildlife that make this waterfront an integral part of the city's pulse. For your dining and drinking
$10 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Japanese, American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Jackson's enjoys a prime location on the water side of Tampa Bay. The food is good and they also serve sushi. Everything was very good for a restaurant with an eclectic menu. My wife had a tuna dish and I had the sushi. After lunch...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Trevi_Sal
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a beautiful place to have dinner. The weather was beautiful and the sunset beautiful. The seating is gorgeous and the whole place has a beautiful atmosphere to enjoy whether it is a date or a group of friends. My food was fantastic. I had...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Decided to give Jackson’s a try on the last night of a recent trip with my wife. Tried the sushi as an appetizer and it was good. Grouper with crabmeat was good, as was the snapper dish. Enjoyed the meal, but wouldn’t necessarily go back....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank NY-Spartan
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great location overlooking the water. Easy to dock your boat/yacht nearby. Varied menu that can satisfy any taste.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 805chuckf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at the outdoor bar overlooking the water. We had dinner and drinks. It was packed but very comfortable. Food was good as was the service.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DonnaZ597
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t get me wrong - I’ve dined here plenty of times and find that, if you can land a choice outside table, the views are the best in Downtown Tampa. Food’s typically mid-fare and middling quality, and the service is pretty good. My problem is...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank starwatchsam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a business dinner at Jackson's while in town for a convention nearby. It was a beautiful night and we were seated outside. Our server was very friendly and engaging. The food, wine and drinks were great as well. This is a great place for...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Country1968
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a wedding reception here, and was impressed by the quality of the food, great view, and wonderful atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank crunchy_jax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located near the Westin Waterside in Tampa. They will validate parking. During happy hour (select selection drinks and small plates), it is difficult to get outdoor seating to enjoy the water view. The regular menu is quite varied, includes sushi. The Thai...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mjp575
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch but soooo disappointed in the drinks. We can tell when there’s a quarter shot in our drinks and if you like 9/10ths ice and mixer, this is your place. No lie!

Date of visit: March 2019
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May 4, 2018|
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Response from Patrick S | Reviewed this property |
Definitely for dinner or large groups. If it is only one or two people it is possible to eat in the bar areas without much trouble.
February 19, 2018|
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Response from NewTraveler52 | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice a separate room for that type of function. Guess you could rent the entire space?
December 10, 2017|
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Response from Berry J | Reviewed this property |
Dinner menu items start with burgers at 13, nice fresh fish dishes from 25-30, and steak or king crab for 30-45. Nice selection with a budget for everyone. Drinks are on top of that of course.
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