About Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi
Tampa, FL 33602
Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi opened on Harbour Island in 1997 and has been witness to a rapidly changing downtown Tampa. Because it is locally owned and independently managed, Jackson’s can keep up with the demands of an ever evolving Tampa and deliver the upscale experience and tremendous value that our Guests demand.
American, Seafood, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Friday Night Happy Hour- Live Entertainment
Saturday Night – Tampa’s Biggest House Party
Jackson’s sexiest night brings a South Beach vibe to Tampa. The music is provided by local and guest DJ’s who mix up the hottest and most current trends. Jackson’s sleek and swanky style is the perfect place to get your house music fix. VIP tables and cabanas are available nightly.
Saturday Latin Nights are sure to get you dancing! The music starts at 10pm and plays inside the Backjack's Lounge and outside on the Terrace.
Parking is available in the garage below the restaurant and we can validate for the first two hours. Each additional 1/2 hour is $1 or maximum of $6 with the ticket validation. (Parking garage is owned by a separate company.) On Saturday nights there is valet parking available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Whether you’re organizing a business lunch presentation, rehearsal dinner or a memorable event, let Jackson’s do everything to create an unforgettable experience for every one of your guests. We combine the perfect venue with our attention to detail and offer a waterfront location with spectacular views- making Jackson's the ideal destination for all your event needs. Whatever you imagine for your event, we're here to help you realize your dreams.
We'll help you every step of the way, from planning and budgeting to coordinating the day or night. We'll personalize the menu that is right for your event and when requested we offer pre-event tastings. Events come together here! Celebration, Corporate, Group Activity, Presentation, Reception, Seated Meal, Wedding, Workshop.
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Thank you for your interest in Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi for your event! Jackson’s Bistro is a waterfront restaurant with a great view of Tampa Bay and Downtown Tampa. We have space available for groups of any size, from ten people to over 500!
Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi Ratings and Reviews
My wife, daughter and her fiancé dined a ...
My wife, daughter and her fiancé dined at Sunday Brunch. It was our second time to enjoy Brunch at Jackson's. We loved the outdoor seating to enjoy the weather. Our server, Joseph, was a pleasure and did a great job.
No issues, food was great, atmosphere was what we expected and everyone left very satisfied and full
This was our first visit to Jackson's an ...
This was our first visit to Jackson's and it was a lot of fun! This was their big-time Sunday brunch, and the place was very energetic--wild! The buffet has everything imaginable, although we didn't partake of everything. If you have a big appetite--a lot of our fellow diners did--this place will definitely not disappoint. It must be crazy on a Sunday where the Bucs are playing.
I went for drinks and appetizers for a b ...
I went for drinks and appetizers for a birthday. The drinks were amazing, atmosphere was awesome, the food that I did have was good. The service was horrible. We even tried to ligthen the mood and make jokes but she just had an awful attitude that night.
Wait staff was horrible. Took forever to ...
Wait staff was horrible. Took forever to get drink refills and part of our good never came. It was left on the back table in the kitchen...per the wait staff. Unseasonably cold, heaters were not turned on. I couldn't wait to leave.
Waited 10 minutes for drink order to be ...
Waited 10 minutes for drink order to be taken and was seated 55 minutes before food arrived. Asked for a manager and no one came by. Checked out and was given the wrong tables bill. Not sure it could go worse for a good family lunch with small kids waiting.
This was not a welcoming experience. We ...
This was not a welcoming experience. We arrived 10 minutes before closing time on a Thursday, and even though we were reassured that it wasn't too late and we put our order in quickly, it felt like they were waiting for us to leave the entire time. Our drinks arrived without garnishes because the bar had already closed up the limes and olives, and they turned the heater off before we had left (we were sitting outside).
The front manager was absolutely excelle ...
The front manager was absolutely excellent and went out of his way to be accommodating. He and his staff asked numerous times if we were being taken care of and were we enjoying the meal, etc.
This was during an exceptionally busy time the night before the college football national championship game. Most Restuarants couldn't care less because the patrons are from out of town and everything is packed, BUT Jackson's Bistro was different and did an outstanding job in seating, serving and truly being nice to all the patrons! 5 stars!!!
Experience at Jackson's was touch and go ...
Experience at Jackson's was touch and go. Huge restaurant with a decent vibe, but there's a musty smell to the space and the service was poor. Really enjoyed the sushi we ordered, but the other dishes were less than steller. The crab cakes were flavorless and the ribeye steak looked more like chuck roast.
My wife and I had an amazing experience ...
My wife and I had an amazing experience the entire time we stepped foot in their door from Jackson's honoring our request through Open Table to sit outside and got a perfect table with a beautiful view to our waitress Lisa giving us amazing service with knowing the menu and wines inside and out and being the most kind. Thank you for making our date night amazing, we'll be back!
We dined at Jackson's Bistro on a beauti ...
We dined at Jackson's Bistro on a beautiful, unseasonably warm January evening and had a delightful time. The wait staff was attentive without being suffocating and quite knowledgeable as well. The menu was varied and full with excellent appetizers (coconut shrimp in particular), seafood, pasta, beef, pork and vegan options as well. The setting out on the patio overlooking the Bay and Downtown Tampa was truly special. We would definitely revisit Jackson's when in the area.
Lovely waterfront restaurant with great ...
Lovely waterfront restaurant with great service. Casual and fun atmosphere with excellent seafood. The starters and desserts were excellent, and entrees well-timed... no rushed service on a busy New Years Day dinner seating. Dogs were welcome on patio and all were well-behaved and added to great ambience. We look forward to returning to Jacksons on our next visit.
View, weather and service was excellent ...
View, weather and service was excellent for Christmas brunch. Was disappointed in carved meat selection. No ham or turkey. Would like to see more vegetables that aren't starch; I.E., green beans, broccoli, or brussel sprouts. Would recommend to visitors for the view alone. Request outside seating.
Jackson's never disappoints. We went for ...
Jackson's never disappoints. We went for Christmas brunch and they offered everything from eggs to dessert and everything in between. Our server, Joseph, was attentive and friendly while not being intrusive. Very nice afternoon.
Food was fine but not exceptional. Of al ...
Food was fine but not exceptional. Of all the reservation dates, we booked the Sunday Tampa city had blocked off the main access to Harbour Island for a walk-a-thon. I am not familiar with downtown Tampa and usually avoid entering the maze of streets. My GPS does not do detours and it was stressful. Finally made it to Jackson's and could not find the entrance ramp to underground parking elusively tucked into the hotel courtyard. Valet pointed it out, and I parked. I ascended stairs to ground level and walked the length of complex from the hotel to Jackson's. Signage to enable parking close to Jackson's is non-existant. One of my mature guests found the curved stairway difficult. Stairs? Elevators? Signage? Frequent diners surely have easier experiences, but my experience was a trial by fire.
We came from Kanss for a family special ...
We came from Kanss for a family special night out to reward our daughter for a major grad school accomplishment. Everything was perfect, especially the food. Thank you for one of the best dining experiences we have ever had.
Wonderful location with view, excellent ...
Wonderful location with view, excellent service, tasty food. When one of our dishes arrived at room temp, vs. hot, waiter immediately made good and replacement meal was expedited so that I was still dining with my companion.
Sushi as always very good. Waiter was ki ...
Sushi as always very good. Waiter was kind but really came every 2-3 minutes and ask if all is okay and toped our wine glasses even we did not even drink a drop between his filling. It was a bit annoying. We felt that he wanted us to order another bottle wine.
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