Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

4.4
3371 reviews
$30 and under
American
Within walking distance from the Amalie Arena, Tampa's Convention Center and Tampa's Downtown Riverwalk, Jackson’s unequivocal dining experience has been a staple for locals and visitors alike for over twenty years. Located in beautiful Harbor Island, right on the water you can enjoy premium handcrafted cocktails accompanied with chef inspired local cuisine all while enjoying a breathtaking view of Downtown Tampa. Big enough for your next business party yet intimate enough to share any of your special occasions, no matter the occasion Jackson's is the perfect venue to celebrate.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3371 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMRDRV
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great!!! Definitely recommended!

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jayem
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Satisfacción

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da1randy
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

I took my son out for his birthday… The food here is very bland, no seasoning at all. The best thing was the salad and Salmon. Our cocktails where not made probably and with very little alcohol. Noise level was a bit high. There was a language barrier with our server and manager was not polite. Other than that it was just okay. Probably won’t be back though. There are many restaurants that have much better food and cocktails around the same price.

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vipJayfromTampa
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and staff

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AlanW
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Terrible service. Took too long for our drinks and food.

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vipRosa
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff and great food. The views are spectacular and the drinks are perfect. This restaurant has it all.
Thank you for the great relaxing experience and the taste of the food was delicious.

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SteveG
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The atmosphere, service and food were all very good. Great views and a fun place to enjoy dinner. The only comment was the food came out to fast between apps and dinner.

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JRam
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great view seated outside… thunderstorm tolled in and they quickly found us alternative seating inside. Food was great but my only complaint was that I wish my grouper filet was at least half the size of my wife’s generous salmon filet. Anyway, the service was good and staff friendly. I would have liked some chopsticks provided with my sushi/sashimi.

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edkup
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We sat outside. Our server was very attentive, did a great job. Food was top notch. Great selections.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Brunch has no breads or toasters. Foods were not labeled in many cases. Fish and sushi had no signs. Shocking that for the price no beverages are provided. Disappointing experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Perfect views and wonderful dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great day. Our server Joe was wonderful! I’m leaving this review because my last experience here was not great. It was my birthday we had reservations and it took forever to get service. Today was a totally different experience in the best of ways.

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vipStephenieA
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Much needed girl time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was awesome Agusto was an amazing host. Very professional and courteous and funny and understanding

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Maria
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Certainly not worth the money we paid for our meal. My crab cakes came out overdone and blackened, the island mule was heavy on the lime, low on anything else. The best thing we had was the bread before our meal.

I'm sure it's a decent place but my biggest complaint is that the money you pay is not in line at all with the value/quality you receive.

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Allison
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

We came here for drinks after dinner. Each of us had a cocktail and shared a charcuterie board. The view of the bay was lovely, and the live music was a nice touch. However, our waiter was a bit stand-offish and it was very clear that he wanted us to leave ASAP. He was noticeably surprised when we didn't order dinner, and he kept coming back to our table to move us along. I believe he "checked in" with us no less than four times. We felt rushed and couldn't enjoy the evening. The drinks were great, but the charcuterie board was definitely underwhelming.

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WendyC
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Our server Dominic was amazing.

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vipCatgirl
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful evening; food, atmosphere, views and service. Definitely need a reservation to avoid a long wait. They do an excellent job of honoring reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience! Our server was incredible especially considering we were a big group! Nonetheless it was a good time, good food and drinks!

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JamesW
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Disappointing food taste, temperature and portions. Waiter smelled like cigarette smoke and cleared appetizers and bread without asking.
Was a poor experience at any price but worse due to the high costs.

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Jenna
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Wasn't sure if they were trying to turn things around quickly. Service was too fast. As soon as the salads came out, the food came out shortly after. Wasn't able to finish appetizers and salad before dinner. Overall, I brought people their for their first time experience and they enjoyed the view and the food.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious lobster rolls with chunks of lobster meat and a roll that tasted like quality bread were a treat. We chose salads as a side. Portions are generous and quality high.

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MAGGS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

After having a couple of great drinks, the hirohito and passion fruit, and a tasty tuna tataki with a magnificent veranda view of the river we were looking forward to a great evening. We ordered a sashimi plate and pan seared snapper. The sahimi diner which was chefs choice of diffrent 9 sashimi. It had 2 orders of salmon 2 tuna and 2 orders of yellow tail. Not much of a variety. It did have octopus wich I specifically asked for, but to a great deception the last two were smoked salmon(again salmon) and surimi. It took me back to when my dad and I went to catch surimi at nite! ROLF. The sashimi dinner was a complete uncreative misunderstanding. My wife had the seared Snapper and scallops,Twice!. The first time the plate had been sitting under a heating lamp way too long as explained by the waiter since the sashimi took too much time to come out. 65 mins from ordered time till serve. The waiter kept forgeting things, replenish water, cuttlery, etc. No one including the waiter never asked hows everything. The second time the scallops were great, the fish over cooked not seared the Asparagus undr cooked, not crunchy...raw..In conclusion: Great place for happy hours and appetizers...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner was outstanding along with the service

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SeanH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good service and view of Lightning Championship boat parade :)

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Locatio= great
Service=good
Food=average
Cost=very pricey
We went for our anniversary and had a 7:45 reservation. Got there 30mins early and had a drink at the bar while waiting for a text out table was ready. After 8:15 went back to the hostess to ask about our reservation and they said they texted. I never got the text and verified the number. We paid the bar tab, then got seated. Wait staff was very polite but did not ask what occasion brought us. We ordered apps, and dinner. The apps were ok buy not offered any type of bread or roles, (We had to ask for them). Our dinner came and it was again.. ok. We had desert which was, you guessed it..ok. For the price I would have expected a much better experience and more favorable meal. To put a night cap on the event (at no fault of Jackson's, the valet got us the wrong car)
To wrap it up, I would say for a night out for drinks and dancing with a wonderful view, Jackson's is a perfect place. As a high end dining for that special occasion location, it's a shame because they are in a prime area to check off all the boxes..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I, literally, she’d a tear...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I’ve been here 3 times since moving to Tampa from NY 8 months ago so it’s safe to say that Jackson’s is among my top restaurants to visit. Try the lump crab cakes or the seafood linguine or the coconut shrimp - they’re all superbly prepared and not lacking in flavor. Let your tastebuds be assaulted with flavor bombs while enjoying the nightlife ambience.

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GregP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Service was polite. But pretty slow and inattentive

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vipWesC
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great place to dine before a hockey game or an event at the Amalie Arena!

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Robert
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy coming here! Our server needs a shout out! He was amazing!!

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vipMuma
Tampa
167 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner experience at Jackson was spectacular: We had the best server, Joe, he was patient, friendly and respectful. He gave us service with a kind smile. We took our time and enjoyed every minute of it. The 4th of July Fireworks nearby were the best we have seen.

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williamD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place, no issues. Parmesan crusted swordfish and lobster roll sushi were excellent

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KyleT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Our server Augusto B was terrible he hardly ever checked up on us (my boyfriend and I) while he checked up on the table next to us constantly (a larger party). When the food came and he had made a mistake and we asked if he could right the wrong by just putting the sauces on the side he gave us attitude. Throughout the dinner he neglected to check up on us still and after we were finished eating we were sitting for a good 10-20 mins before we got our check. The large party that had gotten there after us was leaving before us at this point. I have never experienced this kind of service at Jackson’s before and I will most definitely be coming back but if I am given this server I will be requesting a new one.

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JaimeW
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Must go here whenever you are in Tampa! Great everything!!!

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Lisa
Denver
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding/service was exceptional. Highly recommend.

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vipSandraH
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great stop on our way to a Bolts game. Menu impressive. Food great. Service wonderful. We will be back!

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vipsrqrob
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible quality and variety of food in a lovely waterfront setting. Buffet brunch probably the nicest I've ever had. Huge variety of Asian and American cuisine.