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“Great service, Good Food and Nice view!”

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi
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Ranked #36 of 2,399 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Asian, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Franklin/Channelside
Description: 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 pleasure, we offer an award-winning selection of fine wines from around the world that you can enjoy sampling by the glass or savor by the bottle. We invite you to indulge in creative pairings, new-to-you wines or reunite with a hard-to-find wines featured on our extensive list of wines by the glass. We also offer handcrafted cocktails that can both complement and complete your brunch, lunch, dinner or favorites from our popular sushi bar. Jackson's central location within the heart of Tampa places you within close proximity to the Tampa Convention Center, Amalie Arena, leading hotels and celebrated cultural venues. Whether dining before a concert, taking a break from a trade show, entertaining business clients or gathering with friends and families, Jackson's allows you to enjoy the moment while also enjoying a memorable meal. It is our pleasure to serve you. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great service, Good Food and Nice view!”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Perfect location just steps from the Tampa Bay lightning arena, poised on the water’s edge. The venue has a inviting appeal and the staff is pleasant and playful. The food is creative and delicious, but the specials run out quickly. The wine list is brief but brilliant and features some items that enable a degree of “newness” to those that enjoy wines that are not of the traditional varietals and possess interesting flavor profiles from seldom represented terriors. Certainly a good destination for a meal, but don’t be put off by it’s facade as it tends to appear much like a tourist trap typical of other “wharf-side” properties.

  • Visited May 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice place for a quiet dinner”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Went here on the recommendation of the hotel staff. Decent pork chop ... the pork chop at the restaurant in the hotel we were staying at was better though. Nice view of the river though, so they get a point for that. Includes two hour parking as well.

Visited January 2013
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Lithia Springs, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Outdoor Eating if the weather is nice!”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Nice view of the bay = close to the convention center and descent food. Convenient and well worth the reasonable pricing. Good service, if just a bit slow at times.

  • Visited January 2013
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Merritt Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Disappointing overall”
Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Our waitress who took care of our table was slow and confused randomly bringing food, not bringing the drinks, and getting the orders wrong or forgetting them. We were a table of 4.
The food was OK, Tuna Tataki was boring at best, shrimp tempura roll was tasty, Thai chicken roll was OK. The lobster ravioli was too over-seasoned but still good. Atmosphere was very good. We sat outside. Maybe it was an off night but don't think I'll go back

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Brentwood, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great appetizers and atmosphere”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We sat on the patio and had wine and appetizers. The view is nice, the appetizers were yummy. The wine by the glass is limited but drinkable.

Visited December 2012
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