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“Great water views - perfect for sunset”

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi
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Ranked #83 of 2,543 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Asian, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited Jackson's based on several recommendations and were not disappointed. Food and service were great, the only drawback was a 90 minute wait to sit outside. But, it was Friday evening so I'd suggest planning ahead if you want to enjoy the beautiful sunset on the water.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great food and above average service. We had the tempura lobster roll for an appetizer and it was absolutely delicious. I had scallops and red snapper on black jasmine rice with a curry sauce that was awesome.

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Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

The location and the view were the best things about this place. The food was terrible. We ordered two seafood specials and the fish tasted old and the scallops were under cooked. The tomato salad had bad tomatoes in it and was smothered in raw onions that over powered everything else. Even the bread tasted old. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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JacksonsBistro1, Public Relations Manager at Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2014

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We'd love to learn more about your recent experience. Please email us your contact information at info@jacksonsbistro.com, so we can chat in me detail about the experience to ensure that something like this does not happen again in the future.

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Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

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Reviewed May 25, 2014

We indicated when we made our reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary. The staff very thoughtfully wished us a happy anniversary. Our server, Jose, was great. I especially enjoyed the 'Smores Bar dessert. You can't beat the view & we enjoyed the sunset while on the patio having a leisurely dinner and drinks.

Thank ichiban
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

Interesting enough, their sushi is not that bad! Flat breads, pizza and other pub-like fare fill the menu. Its vibrant and loud, with a decently priced wine list - not a sophisticated one, but you can certainly find something you can live with and enjoy. Great for after work happy hour hanging out by the water.

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Thank Rita V
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