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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
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi
FEATURES
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, 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, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The 3 professional bartenders on the inside at Jacksons Tyler Meredith & Erica are very customer centric given that the bar is aways on 8 cylinders . Everything lines up for the consumer at HH inexpensive & delicious Sushi appetizers served with generous cocktails "...What else could one want "More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not the first time going to Jackson’s Bistro. We have been going to Jackson's 4 years since our anniversary in 2018. Jackson's has become our choice restaurant for celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, graduations and this past Sunday August 7th,2022 we once again chose Jackson's...to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Our server was Aaron, he was very gracious and made for a pleasant celebration dinner. As we were having a very pleasant dining experience after finishing our meal and before ordering dessert Aaron informed us he was being cut that another server would take his place. This incident almost dampened our anniversary dinner as we could not understand why management would cut a server while still actively serving customers. My husband and I found this to be highly inappropriate. Fortunately, a replacement server could not be found to take Aaron's place and our anniversary celebration dinner experience ended on a very good note. Overall, we truly enjoy going to Jackson's and look forward to going back in the hopes this incident would not be repeated.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 7, 2022

I've been to Jackson way too many times to count. I live locally to Tampa. Prior to COVID the Sunday buffet was great and dinner was nice and the view is always wonderful. Recently the last several times I've dine there it's been a grave...disappointment. Recently as 07/01/2022. I was there for an evening dinner with a guest. I had the Pesto Chicken. The dish cam out in a thick green (looked like flower enhanced) pesto that was terrible. Of course sending it back was an option but now I cannot dine with my guest because their dinner has arrived also and I would need another 20 min to get a new and different dish. Ruined the night. Now if this happened at Chili's or some such place where dinner for two is about $50 total perhaps it would not sting so much. But with dinner and drinks totally $180 for two and the night being ruined by a bad dish, it stung. Stung enough to say I am not returning.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022

Excellent staff and food arrival 15 minutes to closing They did not rush us we enjoyed our time food was fresh highly recommend the grouper and crab my daughter who has seafood allergies recommends pesto pasta and chicken waitress Morgan the best

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022 via mobile

Have dined here for years. I actually reviewed them in 2019 and it was quite negative . They have had ups and downs put definitely on the up over the last couple of years. Great and exciting menu, fantastic service , probably the best I...have ever experienced, and the food has been consistently fantastic. The ambiance and venue , especially outdoor dining can’t be beat. Their updated and upscale website now matches the premium experience but their prices are far from premium and in fact represent the best dining value in the Tampa Bay area. Keep it up Jackson’s !More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

This restaurant was recommended by friends. Photos were beautiful as well. First thing I noticed when entering from the outside were the fingerprint smudged windows on the doors. When we walked in I noticed numerous cracked floor tiles and the inside bar is dismal. We...actually went to the outside bar during a heatwave, but the bar itself was much more festive. I felt this restaurant needs a freshening up. Food was ok, not great, not bad. Although we asked our server not to put our dinner orders in until we finished our appetizer, they came out within minutes of the sfaff removing our appetizer plates. They have a fried polenta side dish which is more like a square toasted piece of cornbread. Not a creamy polenta which may have been a nicer, more elegant side with our fish. Fish tasted fresh, not many sauces were offered. Service was good. I don't think I will return, too many other restaurants to try and this was so so...More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

The food was indescribably incredible. It may be a little pricey for some but well worth the splurge. The waiting staff were all helpful and pleasant.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022

Great waiter, and his recommendations were just right. We had the lobster tempura sushi, the wedge salad, and shrimp cocktail. Everything nicely presented and a wonderful lunch for three of us. Even our teen loved the sushi!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022

Great atmosphere and service. As a foreigner you can sometimes feel a little overwhelmed by how hospitable the staff at US restaurants can be - this was one of those places. All was great - even the weather in december.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed April 18, 2022 via mobile

Excellent menu. Food prepared quickly and perfectly. Excellent staff. Good drinks. Beautiful water view.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022 via mobile

On the Tampa river walk, had lunch here, and it was great. The burger was perfectly prepared, and the service was excellent . Highly recommended..

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022 via mobile

Did not wanna give us a table claiming no space due to reservations while open table showed that they have space. Probably because we had a baby in the party

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022

The food was delicious, but the view of the water and the large boats was fabulous. Sit outside and enjoy some great drinks and some fabulous food. I had a chocolate truffle cake for dessert that was one of the best I’ve ever had and...my husband had the crème brûlée which was the best he’s ever had! This is a great area has lots to watch and do.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022 via mobile

Went to Jacksons for dinner and was really pleasantly surprised. Everything was delicious. The sushi was very fresh and since we were a group of six, we ordered a lot of apps. Coconut shrimp was some of the best I’ve had. Big butterflied gulf shrimp...that were cooked to perfection. The red snapper was also very good. Not overcooked like many places like to do. We were all very impressed with the food and it was a great place to unwind out on the patio. The drinks were good, although some Luxardo cherries for the Manhattans and Old Fashions would be nice. If you go, try the peanut butter torte - it was amazing!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

Had lunch with my husband. Service was awesome. We both had salads which were delicious. Sat outside so the view was great. Very pleasant lunch date.

Date of visit: March 2022
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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.
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I did not notice a separate room for that type of function. Guess you could rent the entire space?
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

Yes, Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi offers takeout services.

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5