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“Atmosphere and location great; food average”

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi
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Ranked #81 of 2 704 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: American, Asian, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, 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 24 June 2018 via mobile

I remember nearly 20 years ago when Jackson's opened and the food was as great as the location including Sunday Brunch.. The location and atmosphere continue to be a WIN but the food seems to have fallen short and I would categorize it as average.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

It’s my birthday and I just wanted to come out to have a drink on the water. We paid $10 parking, $10 per person to get in and $10 for one drink. ALL SEATING was VIP. It sucks!!!! $40 and all I could do is stand and have one drink. Waste of a night! B

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Luis H, General Manager at Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for letting us know about this situation. We strive to provide a valuable and fun experience for everyone that chooses to join us and we're sorry that this was not your experience. We take your comments seriously and will use them to review our practices. We appreciate the feedback and hope to remedy this visit for you in the future.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Thought this place was going to be touristy and just ok. What a great surprise food was amazing. Ambience was great. We were sitting outside to watch the sunset on the Summer Solstice. Couldn’t have been better. Our server, John Paul, was incredible. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you John Paul for helping to make our romantic Solstice celebration perfect :)

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

We were on the Riverwalk and it was time for a nice cold drink. We decided to come here and sit at the bar. We didn't order any food as we had already had lunch. The Bartender
was very friendly and made a couple of drinks for us. I asked a couple of questions about the area he offered us some things to do which we took his advice. Glad we did, made it an outstanding day! Next time we will come for lunch!

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Thank Michele L
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Jacksons has long been a favorite ! Fantastic food and service. On the water, with spectacular views of downtown. Cool and stylish atmosphere with a variety of settings indoor and outdoor. Truly remarkable, a must!

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