|Location||400 South Palafox Street|
|Established||March 12, 1999|
|Owner||Great Southern Restaurant Group|
|Executive chef||Irv Miller|
|Slogan||Southern Charm, Superb Steaks & Seafood|
|Hours of Operation|| M-Sa: 5:30 PM-til|
|Phone number||(850) 469-9898|
Jackson's Steakhouse is a restaurant located at 400 South Palafox Street, at the southeast corner of the Zaragoza Street intersection. The restaurant is named for Andrew Jackson and faces onto Plaza Ferdinand VII, where he accepted the transfer of Florida from Spain in 1821.
Jackson's was opened in 1999 by Barry Phillips and Irv Miller, who served as general manager and executive chef, respectively. In March 2008 the restaurant was purchased by Collier Merrill's Great Southern Restaurant Group.
Jackson’s Steakhouse occupies the ground floor of the revitalized 1860s-era building that originally housed H. Pfeiffer & Company Mercantile. The building overlooks Plaza Ferdinand—where, in July 1821, General Andrew Jackson accepted the transfer of Florida from Spain to the United States and raised the American flag in Pensacola for the first time. He served briefly as governor of Florida and then returned to Tennessee with his wife Rachel. In 1828, Jackson was elected seventh president of the United States. In 1935, to commemorate this historic event, a bust of Jackson was commissioned and placed in Plaza Ferdinand.
In 1998, a group of like-minded entrepreneurs were inspired to renovate the old building and open a restaurant in honor of this American hero. The name of the restaurant would be Jackson’s, with a re-creation of his signature serving as the logo and theme of the establishment. In keeping with this idea, since the restaurant overlooks the plaza where this moment in history occurred and where the bust of Jackson stands, they decided to create an atmosphere—from the handcrafted tree-branch light fixtures to the mural behind the bar—that would virtually put patrons in the park.
Hours and information
Jackson's offers lunch service Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday Jackson's opens at 5:00 for cocktail service and begins dinner service at 5:30 p.m.. A "prelude menu" featuring a discounted table d'hôte selection is available until 6:00.
Jackson’s Steakhouse procures only Midwestern grain-fed beef from the heartland of America. The Proprietor’s Cut and fresh, local seafood are hand-selected and artistically prepared to perfection. Our great steak cuts stand tall with the superb flavor of wet-aged beef that is like no other.
Over the past decade, Jackson’s Steakhouse has earned the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator eight times. Also, as an eight-time consecutive recipient of Florida Trend magazine’s Golden Spoon Award, Jackson’s Steakhouse is considered one of Florida’s top 25 restaurants and is placed by the Distinguished Restaurants of North America in the top two percent of all fine dining restaurants in the country.
The phone number is (850) 469-9898.