Jackson's Bistro-Bar-Sushi

★★★★☆
  • 601 S Harbour Island Blvd # 100

    Tampa, FL 33602

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  • 813-277-0112

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Jacksons security staff are steroid infused manias that look for any opportunity to harm its paying customers. I have personally seen them shove women to the ground. Grab them by their hair, broke bones, choking people because they are

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★★★★★

Jacksons security staff are steroid infused manias that look for any opportunity to harm its paying customers. I have personally seen them shove women to the ground. Grab them by their hair, broke bones, choking people because they are

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Gross and Tired. Food was cold the wait staff were more interested in going outside to take a cig break than refreshing our drinks and bringing our food when it was Hot! NEVER EVER go to this dump again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Gross and Tired. Food was cold the wait staff were more interested in going outside to take a cig break than refreshing our drinks and bringing our food when it was Hot! NEVER EVER go to this dump again.

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We went here based on the location and one recommendation- never again. Crab stick instead of lobster in "lobster" advertised appetizer. Disgusting, mushy, puny, tasteless sushi. I could go on, but I think that's enough. Very sad place food-wise. It has potential to be a knock-out because of it's location, but not at this rate.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went here based on the location and one recommendation- never again. Crab stick instead of lobster in "lobster" advertised appetizer. Disgusting, mushy, puny, tasteless sushi. I could go on, but I think that's enough. Very sad place food-wise. It has potential to be a knock-out because of it's location, but not at this rate.

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This was our second time visiting Jackson's. The first time we went with friends, had sushi and it had bugs in it when it was served to us. Called the manager, who did replace the food but seemed really not to care. Went back tonight. Service was terrible. They never even came back to fill our water. Food was so so at best. I can promise that I will not go back and I recommend to anyone considering this resturant to consider some place else.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was our second time visiting Jackson's. The first time we went with friends, had sushi and it had bugs in it when it was served to us. Called the manager, who did replace the food but seemed really not to care. Went back tonight. Service was terrible. They never even came back to fill our water. Food was so so at best. I can promise that I will not go back and I recommend to anyone considering this resturant to consider some place else.

Pros: Location

Cons: Food Quality, Service

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My party of six visited Jacksons Sunday at 1:30 pm 7/26/09. The first thing we noticed was there was no air conditioning. After being seated, it took about 15 minutes before we had a waiter come to the table. She took our drink orders and sent us to the buffet. The food was nothing special, Denny??s and Village Inn have about the same quality. The drinks were overpriced (one split of champagne cost $16), the food was mediocre and the service was only fair. We will never go back, think twice there are plenty of other restaurants in the downtown, Hyde Park and South Tampa area.

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★☆☆☆☆

My party of six visited Jacksons Sunday at 1:30 pm 7/26/09. The first thing we noticed was there was no air conditioning. After being seated, it took about 15 minutes before we had a waiter come to the table. She took our drink orders and sent us to the buffet. The food was nothing special, Denny??s and Village Inn have about the same quality. The drinks were overpriced (one split of champagne cost $16), the food was mediocre and the service was only fair. We will never go back, think twice there are plenty of other restaurants in the downtown, Hyde Park and South Tampa area.

Pros: none

Cons: No air conditioning, slow service, blah food

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My husband and I have tried Jackson's 2 times. After our first experience which was mediocre at best, we decided to give it another shot. The first time the food was ok but poor for the price we paid and the service was not great. The second time we went to Jackson's we brought our friends from New York. Our order was wrong, I had to go to the bar to collect my own drink, the service was absolutely HORRENDOUS and the food they brought us, though it was the wrong food, was still nothing special. The manager did not even seem concerned whatsoever that our server was absolutely incompetent and RUDE. From food to management, this place barely deserves 1 star.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I have tried Jackson's 2 times. After our first experience which was mediocre at best, we decided to give it another shot. The first time the food was ok but poor for the price we paid and the service was not great. The second time we went to Jackson's we brought our friends from New York. Our order was wrong, I had to go to the bar to collect my own drink, the service was absolutely HORRENDOUS and the food they brought us, though it was the wrong food, was still nothing special. The manager did not even seem concerned whatsoever that our server was absolutely incompetent and RUDE. From food to management, this place barely deserves 1 star.

Pros: NONE

Cons: bad service, food overpriced for quality, bad management

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I have been a patron of Jackson?s for over two years and have always had excellent service and food. The staff has always been ready to serve my party with the best and most professional service of anywhere in the Tampa area, the food exceptional and reasonably priced. It has been my experience with any food /beverage establishment that there are times you can?t expect the personal service you would typically get. Do not expect your cocktails to be served in Waterford crystal on New Year?s Eve, Gasparilla, and Redbull Flugtag and do not expect your bartender or server to stand by your table waiting for your party to decide whether or not you should order the bean dip because it might give you gas. These are their busiest nights and any bar serving thousands of drinks in one night will serve in plastic?glass has to be washed and sanitized. Jackson?s is known for its nightclub which is busy with the younger generation on Friday and Saturday nights. If a quiet dinner is your game?I suggest you go earlier in the evening or pick a weekday night. There is also a very important rule when going out anywhere ?Reap What You Sow Wherever You Go. I am a firm believer of treating anyone who waits on me in a restaurant/bar the same way I would treat my banker, doctor, dentist, and broker. Servers/bartenders should be treated with respect. They are not my servants. They are professionals trained to provide a service to me. They work mostly for tips and should be given just compensation for the service they provide me?just as a doctor or dentist. I am never treated as a stranger when I go to Jackson?s. I look forward to my next visit where I can count on dependable service with a spectacular view of the bay?and hoping to get a quick look at a celebrity or two that frequent Jackson?s when they?re in town.
Not to mention some of the best bartenders in town!

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★★★★★

I have been a patron of Jackson?s for over two years and have always had excellent service and food. The staff has always been ready to serve my party with the best and most professional service of anywhere in the Tampa area, the food exceptional and reasonably priced. It has been my experience with any food /beverage establishment that there are times you can?t expect the personal service you would typically get. Do not expect your cocktails to be served in Waterford crystal on New Year?s Eve, Gasparilla, and Redbull Flugtag and do not expect your bartender or server to stand by your table waiting for your party to decide whether or not you should order the bean dip because it might give you gas. These are their busiest nights and any bar serving thousands of drinks in one night will serve in plastic?glass has to be washed and sanitized. Jackson?s is known for its nightclub which is busy with the younger generation on Friday and Saturday nights. If a quiet dinner is your game?I suggest you go earlier in the evening or pick a weekday night. There is also a very important rule when going out anywhere ?Reap What You Sow Wherever You Go. I am a firm believer of treating anyone who waits on me in a restaurant/bar the same way I would treat my banker, doctor, dentist, and broker. Servers/bartenders should be treated with respect. They are not my servants. They are professionals trained to provide a service to me. They work mostly for tips and should be given just compensation for the service they provide me?just as a doctor or dentist. I am never treated as a stranger when I go to Jackson?s. I look forward to my next visit where I can count on dependable service with a spectacular view of the bay?and hoping to get a quick look at a celebrity or two that frequent Jackson?s when they?re in town.
Not to mention some of the best bartenders in town!

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Rather then taking the boat down, docking and spending our new year at Jackson's, we decided to take a cab, enjoy and ring in a new year at a place once called fun, friendly and valued. Calling ahead we were told by a girl who i suppose really had no clue, that Fireworks WOULD be shot off and what better way then to see them form the waterfront? Not warned of a cover charge we were herded into lines with tacky signs above lengthy lines A-D, E-H, VIP and so on. Pointed into the VIP line only because we were spending CASH, we were promptly FLEECED of $120.00 to then be shoved into an area of drunken children, dressed as though we had arrived at a high school prom. Laughing it off we were then issued 2 watered down driunks made from a make-shift bar and an igloo cooler. Still no worries here as they were under $20.00 for the 2 and SERVED IN A CLEAN PLASTIC CUP. The staff having been increasingly rude and less caring over the last 3 times I've taken new people to Jackson's for the first time, this night would be no exception. No one told us that although going through the VIP line, we would have had to pay yet an addional $80.00 to find a spot ON THE WATER to watch the fireworks. My date asked me to get a refund and go somewhere, where we could actually HAVE FUN. You know, some place like the waterfront helipad across the water at TGH . It occurred to me that Jackson's has finally become a place where they needed our money far more then I did. Hailing the first cab pulling in the driveway, we jumped int and said "ANYWHERE BUT HERE"... 2 hours before the New Year, Jackson's LOST an old and good customer and we scurried to find an alternate ending of the year. We ended up at an awesome little GAY BAR called CITYSIDE on Henderson and Dale Mabry. The staff ROCKED,m the music was GREAT, the drinks HAD LIQUOR IN THEM and we began a New Year as I hope you All did. HAVING FUN "NOT" AT JACKSON'S.

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★☆☆☆☆

Rather then taking the boat down, docking and spending our new year at Jackson's, we decided to take a cab, enjoy and ring in a new year at a place once called fun, friendly and valued. Calling ahead we were told by a girl who i suppose really had no clue, that Fireworks WOULD be shot off and what better way then to see them form the waterfront? Not warned of a cover charge we were herded into lines with tacky signs above lengthy lines A-D, E-H, VIP and so on. Pointed into the VIP line only because we were spending CASH, we were promptly FLEECED of $120.00 to then be shoved into an area of drunken children, dressed as though we had arrived at a high school prom. Laughing it off we were then issued 2 watered down driunks made from a make-shift bar and an igloo cooler. Still no worries here as they were under $20.00 for the 2 and SERVED IN A CLEAN PLASTIC CUP. The staff having been increasingly rude and less caring over the last 3 times I've taken new people to Jackson's for the first time, this night would be no exception. No one told us that although going through the VIP line, we would have had to pay yet an addional $80.00 to find a spot ON THE WATER to watch the fireworks. My date asked me to get a refund and go somewhere, where we could actually HAVE FUN. You know, some place like the waterfront helipad across the water at TGH . It occurred to me that Jackson's has finally become a place where they needed our money far more then I did. Hailing the first cab pulling in the driveway, we jumped int and said "ANYWHERE BUT HERE"... 2 hours before the New Year, Jackson's LOST an old and good customer and we scurried to find an alternate ending of the year. We ended up at an awesome little GAY BAR called CITYSIDE on Henderson and Dale Mabry. The staff ROCKED,m the music was GREAT, the drinks HAD LIQUOR IN THEM and we began a New Year as I hope you All did. HAVING FUN "NOT" AT JACKSON'S.

Pros: ON THE WATER (when you can get to the water)

Cons: SHALLOW STAFF (with service better at McDonalds)

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Jackson's is obviously a popular spot based on its location. One would think the service and quality of the restaurant would be top notch because of this. We waited over 2 hours for our food last night, and eventually just cancelled the order and left. It was the worst restaurant experience I have had in Tampa. The waitors, the manager, and the staff were all part of the problem. It seemed to be everyone's first night. Every couple at the table seemed to have a similar story of a past experience at Jackson's. I guess it is our fault for going back to this sorry excuse for a restaurant. Go get a beer after work, sure, but don't bother to sit down and order. Better off at McDonalds.

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★☆☆☆☆

Jackson's is obviously a popular spot based on its location. One would think the service and quality of the restaurant would be top notch because of this. We waited over 2 hours for our food last night, and eventually just cancelled the order and left. It was the worst restaurant experience I have had in Tampa. The waitors, the manager, and the staff were all part of the problem. It seemed to be everyone's first night. Every couple at the table seemed to have a similar story of a past experience at Jackson's. I guess it is our fault for going back to this sorry excuse for a restaurant. Go get a beer after work, sure, but don't bother to sit down and order. Better off at McDonalds.

Pros: Location

Cons: Service, Quality, Food

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been to jackson's many times in the past few years. brunch is my favorite time to go, can't beat the spread for under $20. friday night's is a little ridiculous if you try to go for a nice evening; it turns into a club-type scene for those "north of kennedy" folk. most other nights are a steady crowd of decent people, minus the losers and cougars... also, for priding themselves on being a high-class restaurant, they need to get a better handle on their hostess/seating situation.

2
★★★★☆

been to jackson's many times in the past few years. brunch is my favorite time to go, can't beat the spread for under $20. friday night's is a little ridiculous if you try to go for a nice evening; it turns into a club-type scene for those "north of kennedy" folk. most other nights are a steady crowd of decent people, minus the losers and cougars... also, for priding themselves on being a high-class restaurant, they need to get a better handle on their hostess/seating situation.

Pros: brunch on the water, parking garage

Cons: trashy crowd on friday nights, little overpriced but a very beautiful spot to dine.

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The best brunch in Tampa. Sit outside with the beautiful view & enjoy a mimosa while you eat a great selection of food. Our place for all special afternoon occassions.

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★★★★★

The best brunch in Tampa. Sit outside with the beautiful view & enjoy a mimosa while you eat a great selection of food. Our place for all special afternoon occassions.

Pros: water view

Cons: parking

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not the fancy-pants kind, but tasty sushi at reasonable prices. nice for fun, light meal. romantic with nice views and good service.

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★★★★★

not the fancy-pants kind, but tasty sushi at reasonable prices. nice for fun, light meal. romantic with nice views and good service.

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Excellent! My husband and I walk to the restaurant once a week and found the service along with the sushi to be excellent. I travel every week coast to coast and I am always happy to return to this restaurant. The service is always pleasant and we have always been seated immediately with only one exception. The weekends (Fri-Sat) are busy so you should definitely make a reservation. It isn't San Fran sushi but for the Tampa area it's quite tasty. Their newly enclosed tables (with white linen drapes) outside are a nice added touch. I highly recommend this place!

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★★★★★

Excellent! My husband and I walk to the restaurant once a week and found the service along with the sushi to be excellent. I travel every week coast to coast and I am always happy to return to this restaurant. The service is always pleasant and we have always been seated immediately with only one exception. The weekends (Fri-Sat) are busy so you should definitely make a reservation. It isn't San Fran sushi but for the Tampa area it's quite tasty. Their newly enclosed tables (with white linen drapes) outside are a nice added touch. I highly recommend this place!

Pros: Ambience, food and wine list

Cons: crowded on weekends

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There is no doubt that this place is full of fake people and wanna-be millionares. skip this place for sure, door folks and staff are gaulkers and very rude to women. Brunch is not to par and rather expensive, try the vinnoy or the red rose dinning room in plant city for the best brunch. hint to possers: real millionares dont hang out a jacksons, we sit back and laugh at you all !!

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★★★☆☆

There is no doubt that this place is full of fake people and wanna-be millionares. skip this place for sure, door folks and staff are gaulkers and very rude to women. Brunch is not to par and rather expensive, try the vinnoy or the red rose dinning room in plant city for the best brunch. hint to possers: real millionares dont hang out a jacksons, we sit back and laugh at you all !!

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My friend and I went to Jackson's on a Friday night based on the reviews from MSN. It was a horrible experience from the start. My friend was beautifully dressed but was told by the bouncer that next time she had better wear heels. He did this before slapping a tacky, flourescent pink wrist band on her arm. Inside, the bar staff was mostly friendly, however the patrons were far from it. I've never encountered so many fake, superficial, rude people in my life, nor have I ever seen so many plastic body parts. Drinks were good but over priced...the view was lovely but completely ruined by the unwelcoming atmosphere. If you are a real person who enjoys conversation and meeting new and interesting people, do not go to Jackson's. You will find nothing but cold shoulders and superficial ridiculousness. Young movers and shakers? Hardly...just wannabe millionaires with nothing to talk about.

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★★☆☆☆

My friend and I went to Jackson's on a Friday night based on the reviews from MSN. It was a horrible experience from the start. My friend was beautifully dressed but was told by the bouncer that next time she had better wear heels. He did this before slapping a tacky, flourescent pink wrist band on her arm. Inside, the bar staff was mostly friendly, however the patrons were far from it. I've never encountered so many fake, superficial, rude people in my life, nor have I ever seen so many plastic body parts. Drinks were good but over priced...the view was lovely but completely ruined by the unwelcoming atmosphere. If you are a real person who enjoys conversation and meeting new and interesting people, do not go to Jackson's. You will find nothing but cold shoulders and superficial ridiculousness. Young movers and shakers? Hardly...just wannabe millionaires with nothing to talk about.

Pros: Nice location

Cons: Stuck up and superficial

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I enjoyed eating outside but there was not enough light to read the menu. The sushi was good, as was the service. I would go back!

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★★★★☆

I enjoyed eating outside but there was not enough light to read the menu. The sushi was good, as was the service. I would go back!

Pros: location

Cons: price

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WOW had not been here for awhile. Came this weekend. The place was the place to go and be seen. Had dinner which was good. A little of an older crowd then I like. Went to the nightclub and had a great time. All sorts of different things going on. Entertainment, DJ's, loaded with lots of pretty people. We had a great time. Dinner was great. Food and service were excellent. The club was for sure the hottest in town now.

2
★★★★★

WOW had not been here for awhile. Came this weekend. The place was the place to go and be seen. Had dinner which was good. A little of an older crowd then I like. Went to the nightclub and had a great time. All sorts of different things going on. Entertainment, DJ's, loaded with lots of pretty people. We had a great time. Dinner was great. Food and service were excellent. The club was for sure the hottest in town now.

Pros: Food , Service, View

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This is your typical next to the hotel bar and reataurant. Good service in general. Very big place. Probably a good place for a wedding.' I'd say the type of place you'd go to in a party or convention. It's got a lotta room!. The food is good but not like going to Las vegas or something. It's Tampa let's get real. It's got a good setting and overall the food is good. They have sushi too which appeases to a lot of people. But I'm sure if you tried harder you could find a smaller place with better food outside downtown. If you are staying at the Wyndham or Hyatt then go there. It is close. It is on the harbor water so the view isn't too bad either; especially if you like looking at condos.

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★★★★☆

This is your typical next to the hotel bar and reataurant. Good service in general. Very big place. Probably a good place for a wedding.' I'd say the type of place you'd go to in a party or convention. It's got a lotta room!. The food is good but not like going to Las vegas or something. It's Tampa let's get real. It's got a good setting and overall the food is good. They have sushi too which appeases to a lot of people. But I'm sure if you tried harder you could find a smaller place with better food outside downtown. If you are staying at the Wyndham or Hyatt then go there. It is close. It is on the harbor water so the view isn't too bad either; especially if you like looking at condos.

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I went to Jackson's on Friday night and could not have believed how amazing the crowd was. The crowd was large and for sure the place to be in Tampa. The restaurant has always been good but I had never gone to the club. I was in shock. Alot if different entertainment and great music. It is the happening spot for sure in Tampa. The outdoor deck was full and they had private tents for VIP parties. I was surprised as we always have come for dinner during the week and had never known this happened on the weekend. I have always had a great time and never knew it could be even this good. Tampa has always lacked a great nightlife choice now it has found it.

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★★★★★

I went to Jackson's on Friday night and could not have believed how amazing the crowd was. The crowd was large and for sure the place to be in Tampa. The restaurant has always been good but I had never gone to the club. I was in shock. Alot if different entertainment and great music. It is the happening spot for sure in Tampa. The outdoor deck was full and they had private tents for VIP parties. I was surprised as we always have come for dinner during the week and had never known this happened on the weekend. I have always had a great time and never knew it could be even this good. Tampa has always lacked a great nightlife choice now it has found it.

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My first visit was on 03/26/05, and what a find! Great location, inventive food, and a solid wait staff that went above and beyond to insure my party had a great time. Professional, classy and laid back at the same time, and a totally wonderful experience from the time my party walked into the restaurant, to the time we left. A great place, and a hidden gem in the Tampa Bay area. I HIGHLY reccommend that everyone try this exceptional venue.

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★★★★★

My first visit was on 03/26/05, and what a find! Great location, inventive food, and a solid wait staff that went above and beyond to insure my party had a great time. Professional, classy and laid back at the same time, and a totally wonderful experience from the time my party walked into the restaurant, to the time we left. A great place, and a hidden gem in the Tampa Bay area. I HIGHLY reccommend that everyone try this exceptional venue.

Pros: service, food, atmosphere

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We had a birthday party for my husband at Jacksons a few weeks ago and it was nothing short of perfect and amazing. The food was incredible. The service was fine tuned. The server was very personable and was always a step ahead of everyones needs. He thought of everything. The place is located on the water and although the patio was closed due to the cold we had a great view of the Tampa skyline and water. My husband has still not stopped commenting on how great everything was. It was his best birthday ever. I am glad to have been able to give him this magical evening. I can not say enough great things about the experience. A great luch place too. Go there alot for busniess lunches when we have clients in town.

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★★★★★

We had a birthday party for my husband at Jacksons a few weeks ago and it was nothing short of perfect and amazing. The food was incredible. The service was fine tuned. The server was very personable and was always a step ahead of everyones needs. He thought of everything. The place is located on the water and although the patio was closed due to the cold we had a great view of the Tampa skyline and water. My husband has still not stopped commenting on how great everything was. It was his best birthday ever. I am glad to have been able to give him this magical evening. I can not say enough great things about the experience. A great luch place too. Go there alot for busniess lunches when we have clients in town.

Pros: Great Food, Stellar Service, Great View

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The place has slipped, but the location is still gorgous

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★★★☆☆

The place has slipped, but the location is still gorgous

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Prompt seating, moderately attentive service, very friendly and helpful service, rediculously pretentious presentation, very mediocre food, cream on EVERYTHING. Chef has an appalling lack of imagination. Outdoor seating is nice, but music is much too loud (it was turned down upon request), smoke from other diners was annoying.

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★☆☆☆☆

Prompt seating, moderately attentive service, very friendly and helpful service, rediculously pretentious presentation, very mediocre food, cream on EVERYTHING. Chef has an appalling lack of imagination. Outdoor seating is nice, but music is much too loud (it was turned down upon request), smoke from other diners was annoying.

Pros: Convinient, quick seating

Cons: , poor ambience

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We are regular customers at Jackson's Bistro & gather with friends to enjoy your wonderful atmosphere of the famous free buffet, dancing to the great bands or, to the nice DJ. What I could not understand was that Sangria was not the specialty from the bartenders. Awe, NO special Sangria??? This is not for real for Jackson's sake!!!
Sangria is world known & very popular in many restaurants particularly in the South. May I suggest Sangria contests. This would bring in many types of people to try them out & good for business!
I will give you the best Sangria recipe, but in one condition. That you call it : "Zita's Sangria Specialty".
Cheers!
Zita
PS: Should have "Make Friends Nite" to meet people - (just by introducing yourself & yak it up).

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★★★★☆

We are regular customers at Jackson's Bistro & gather with friends to enjoy your wonderful atmosphere of the famous free buffet, dancing to the great bands or, to the nice DJ. What I could not understand was that Sangria was not the specialty from the bartenders. Awe, NO special Sangria??? This is not for real for Jackson's sake!!!
Sangria is world known & very popular in many restaurants particularly in the South. May I suggest Sangria contests. This would bring in many types of people to try them out & good for business!
I will give you the best Sangria recipe, but in one condition. That you call it : "Zita's Sangria Specialty".
Cheers!
Zita
PS: Should have "Make Friends Nite" to meet people - (just by introducing yourself & yak it up).

Pros: Excellent Location, Free 2 hr. Parking, Great Fri. buffet!

Cons: , Music sometimes loud, No dessert samplings

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AWESOME! I visited Jackson's recently after more than a year since my last visit: WHAT A REMARKABLE CHANGE! The staff has been retrained, the chefs have been retaught, the menu has been reworked and the decor is under an ongoing renaissance! If you haven't been in the last six months, you owe it to yourself to check it out again. Plus, they have just opened a brand new 270 degree all glass banquet room overlooking downtown Tampa!

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★★★★★

AWESOME! I visited Jackson's recently after more than a year since my last visit: WHAT A REMARKABLE CHANGE! The staff has been retrained, the chefs have been retaught, the menu has been reworked and the decor is under an ongoing renaissance! If you haven't been in the last six months, you owe it to yourself to check it out again. Plus, they have just opened a brand new 270 degree all glass banquet room overlooking downtown Tampa!

Pros: Great Value, Convenient, Great Wine Menu

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Although I do enjoy Jackson's for lunch and after-work cocktails, I was incredibly disappointed in their Sunday brunch. The food was mediocre and cold plus it was quite the expensive ordeal. For what I was paying I would have expected much better. Still, it has good views, good lunch and good drinks!

2
★★★★☆

Although I do enjoy Jackson's for lunch and after-work cocktails, I was incredibly disappointed in their Sunday brunch. The food was mediocre and cold plus it was quite the expensive ordeal. For what I was paying I would have expected much better. Still, it has good views, good lunch and good drinks!

Pros: Views, Drinks

Cons: Buffett is bad, Pricey

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Yes, the service is a bit slow, but that doesn't matter when it comes to their brunch buffet. Open on Sundays from about 11 to 2, the buffet is one of the best values in town. And the food is always great, with good selection and good views.

2
★★★★★

Yes, the service is a bit slow, but that doesn't matter when it comes to their brunch buffet. Open on Sundays from about 11 to 2, the buffet is one of the best values in town. And the food is always great, with good selection and good views.

Pros: Good view, Great value, Sunday brunch

Cons: Slower service

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After a bit of a shaky start a few years prior, this place is a Harbor Island favorite for well-heeled young and older professionals...

The food is well above average, the service is good...the bar area is outtanding for "sight-seeing" and the outside terrace overlooking the Bay provides a nice setting...

Parking below the building and anywhere around the ajoining hotel/office complex is sometimes difficult.

2
★★★★☆

After a bit of a shaky start a few years prior, this place is a Harbor Island favorite for well-heeled young and older professionals...

The food is well above average, the service is good...the bar area is outtanding for "sight-seeing" and the outside terrace overlooking the Bay provides a nice setting...

Parking below the building and anywhere around the ajoining hotel/office complex is sometimes difficult.

Pros: on Harbor Island!

Cons: traffic

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I moved into Post at Harbour Island in April and go to Jacksons quite frequently. The food has always been great. I have always been well taken care of and the venue is great. You can go on a weeknight for a salad or a sandwich or on the weekend for something more high end. the club and the bands seem fun but never have really gone into the club.

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★★★★★

I moved into Post at Harbour Island in April and go to Jacksons quite frequently. The food has always been great. I have always been well taken care of and the venue is great. You can go on a weeknight for a salad or a sandwich or on the weekend for something more high end. the club and the bands seem fun but never have really gone into the club.

Pros: Great Food, Great Overall

Cons: Parking limited

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This restaurant has it all. Whether you've just spent the day shopping downtown, baking your buns on the beach, or you've decided to go out for your birthday, this is the place to go. The indoor dining offers casual to elegant ambience while the outdoor area is breezy and beautiful. It overlooks the Tampa Bay and the lights of downtown. The food is always delicious and the service is first class. We can always be assured to WOW our company when we take them to Jackson's!

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★★★★★

This restaurant has it all. Whether you've just spent the day shopping downtown, baking your buns on the beach, or you've decided to go out for your birthday, this is the place to go. The indoor dining offers casual to elegant ambience while the outdoor area is breezy and beautiful. It overlooks the Tampa Bay and the lights of downtown. The food is always delicious and the service is first class. We can always be assured to WOW our company when we take them to Jackson's!

Pros: Comfortable atmospher, Convenient parking

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I tried Jacksons first because this guy on a plane who sat next to me raved about it. The food is wonderful. They just got a Chef from Oyster Catchers and the menu has really improved alot. We go there or Carrabas at least once a week. HAve always enjoyed both.

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★★★★★

I tried Jacksons first because this guy on a plane who sat next to me raved about it. The food is wonderful. They just got a Chef from Oyster Catchers and the menu has really improved alot. We go there or Carrabas at least once a week. HAve always enjoyed both.

Pros: Good Food, Great Service

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Live on Harbour Island and dine there alot. Has a great outside patio and good food. Menu is reasonable price wise and you can eat a quick week night dinner or have an expensice celebration. They have from Sandwiches to Surf and Turf. The Sushi is great. Alot of more Americanized items. Service has always been good for me can't think of when I ever have had a problem.

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★★★★★

Live on Harbour Island and dine there alot. Has a great outside patio and good food. Menu is reasonable price wise and you can eat a quick week night dinner or have an expensice celebration. They have from Sandwiches to Surf and Turf. The Sushi is great. Alot of more Americanized items. Service has always been good for me can't think of when I ever have had a problem.

Pros: Great Food, Reasonable Prices, Hospitality

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I had dinner there with a group of clients last night and it was incredible. I could not have asked for a better time or meal. The food and service were a 10 and the only thing better was the view. I will be back again and again I am sure.

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★★★★★

I had dinner there with a group of clients last night and it was incredible. I could not have asked for a better time or meal. The food and service were a 10 and the only thing better was the view. I will be back again and again I am sure.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, View

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I have been a regular at Jacksons for years. The food and service is always perfect and the atmosphere can not be beaten. If you want a fun place to eat or a great place to bring buisness clients this is your place. If you just want to chill on the outside deck overlooking Tampa Bay this is your place as well.

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★★★★★

I have been a regular at Jacksons for years. The food and service is always perfect and the atmosphere can not be beaten. If you want a fun place to eat or a great place to bring buisness clients this is your place. If you just want to chill on the outside deck overlooking Tampa Bay this is your place as well.

Pros: Good Value, Great Parking, Excellent Service

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Jacksons holds a real special place in my heart. I used to go there Friday night for Happy Hour because it is the place in Tampa to meet singles on Friday. I met my wife there and we were married and had are reeption there. We have spent two great anniversaries there as well. The food and service has always been incredible. The location and view is exceptional as well. A sure bet for all!!!

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★★★★★

Jacksons holds a real special place in my heart. I used to go there Friday night for Happy Hour because it is the place in Tampa to meet singles on Friday. I met my wife there and we were married and had are reeption there. We have spent two great anniversaries there as well. The food and service has always been incredible. The location and view is exceptional as well. A sure bet for all!!!

Pros: Great place for singl, Incedible food, Awesome view

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My girlfriends and I go to Jacksons on a Fridays nights fot he Band, Drink Deals, and the Men. I think all the Millionares in Tampa headquarter out of Jackson's. maybe its the location on Harbour Island maybe its the 13 Ugly Men Partys I don't know. The outside patio is great and we also hit it during the week for dinner. the menu from the Dining Room is available outside on the deck. The food is good, we always are well taken care of and its fun sitting out on the deck and watching the sun set. If you are in the single set you can find your millionare here.

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★★★★★

My girlfriends and I go to Jacksons on a Fridays nights fot he Band, Drink Deals, and the Men. I think all the Millionares in Tampa headquarter out of Jackson's. maybe its the location on Harbour Island maybe its the 13 Ugly Men Partys I don't know. The outside patio is great and we also hit it during the week for dinner. the menu from the Dining Room is available outside on the deck. The food is good, we always are well taken care of and its fun sitting out on the deck and watching the sun set. If you are in the single set you can find your millionare here.

Pros: Clintele, Value and Specials, Great Valet

Cons: Not a one

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I have been to Jacksons several times the last few weeks. The food and service has been incredible. I had a steak and my wife had a a seafood dish. They were both incredible and really a good value. Our server Shawn was amazing and very personable. We started going here because we go out alot and wanted someplace nice but reasonable. Also Sunday Brunch is the best I have seen anyplace in Tampa. A sure win.

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★★★★★

I have been to Jacksons several times the last few weeks. The food and service has been incredible. I had a steak and my wife had a a seafood dish. They were both incredible and really a good value. Our server Shawn was amazing and very personable. We started going here because we go out alot and wanted someplace nice but reasonable. Also Sunday Brunch is the best I have seen anyplace in Tampa. A sure win.

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I WENT TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY THERE LAST WEEK. WE HAD A REALLY FUN TIME. FOOD AND SERVICE WERE GREAT. MAYBE IT WAS ME BUT I THOUGHT THE DRINKS WERE TO STRONG. HAD A FUN TIME AND OUR SERVER REALLY MADE IT EXTRA SPECIAL FOR US.

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★★★★★

I WENT TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY THERE LAST WEEK. WE HAD A REALLY FUN TIME. FOOD AND SERVICE WERE GREAT. MAYBE IT WAS ME BUT I THOUGHT THE DRINKS WERE TO STRONG. HAD A FUN TIME AND OUR SERVER REALLY MADE IT EXTRA SPECIAL FOR US.

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I don't understand all the bashing that Jackson's is taking on this site. Every time I get to Tampa I always eat at Jackson's and have NEVER had a bad experience. They just unvailed a new summer menu that is just incredible!!! The service and the food is always above my expectations, not to mention their excellent wine menu. Keep on doing what your doing Jackson's, You're MY favorite!

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★★★★★

I don't understand all the bashing that Jackson's is taking on this site. Every time I get to Tampa I always eat at Jackson's and have NEVER had a bad experience. They just unvailed a new summer menu that is just incredible!!! The service and the food is always above my expectations, not to mention their excellent wine menu. Keep on doing what your doing Jackson's, You're MY favorite!

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I read the reviews and couldn't believe it would be that bad. The service there couldn't get worse. 15 minutes to get a drink and the waitress just never would take our dinner order. I watched a family get up and leave because the wait staff wouldn't even talk to them for 15 minutes. Jackson's spent too much money on the real estate and not enough on the cooks and staff. And yes the manager was trying to smooth over some issues at our table before the night was over... No wonder it was empty. DON'T GO.

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★☆☆☆☆

I read the reviews and couldn't believe it would be that bad. The service there couldn't get worse. 15 minutes to get a drink and the waitress just never would take our dinner order. I watched a family get up and leave because the wait staff wouldn't even talk to them for 15 minutes. Jackson's spent too much money on the real estate and not enough on the cooks and staff. And yes the manager was trying to smooth over some issues at our table before the night was over... No wonder it was empty. DON'T GO.

Pros: nice view

Cons: bad service, weak drinks, bad food

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This place has the worst service in Tampa. They are rude and slow. The view is great, but not worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place has the worst service in Tampa. They are rude and slow. The view is great, but not worth it.

Pros: View

Cons: Service

 

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