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Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi
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Ranked #81 of 2 706 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 28 June 2018

The food was very good and the service was good. We didn't have reservations but could sit us right away inside. If you want to sit outside then it's best to make reservations. The views are great outside but can still see the view inside. My daughter had the sushi (avocado roll) and she really enjoyed it and it was only $5. I had the coconut shrimp and it was tasty ($13), we shared the edamame as an appetizer ($6) and that was cooked good.

Overall very good food for the price.

Thank Delia G
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Varied menu Great fresh seafood! Sushi menu interesting. Try the entree lump crab cakes meal ( I substituted au gratin potatoes for rice) you will love it! Pretty view of the water and lots of outdoor seating as well. Getting there early for dinner was a great option from our convention

Thank Nancy C
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

While on a business trip to Tampa Stopped by on Saturday afternoon for a late lunch. Ate in the outside bar area at a high top table. Great view, sushi rolls above average, really liked the seaweed salad. Server super nice but stretched thin as computers went down. All in all a nice experience!!

Thank Tina L
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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

Thank rdchristian
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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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