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Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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Crab Cake Salad
Corn, black beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, thai chili dressing, mango salsa
Corn, pancetta, black beans, avocado, tomatoes, roasted red pepper, cheddar jack, tortilla strips, cilantro lime dressing
Tender Blue
Tender steak strips, portabella, asparagus, tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, fried onion strings, creamy balsamic dressing
Fresh mozzarella, garden ripe tomatoes, pesto, balsamic reduction, arugula
Greek Chopped
Cucumbers, tomatoes, chic peas, kalamata olives, red onion, pepperoncini, roasted red peppers, feta croutons
Boston Bibb Lettuce Wraps
choice of chicken, shrimp, or beef, bibb lettuce cups, sesame Thai chili sauce, mango salsa
Antipasto Platter
Cured meats, imported cheese, asparagus, olive tapenade, eggplant caponata
jaco’s homemade focaccia w/ a variety of spreads including the Italian butter
Fried Green Tomatoes
Arugula,​ balsamic reduction, chive goat cheese
Jaco's Guaco! (& Salsa)
Fresh salsa topped w/ avocado, cilantro, roasted garlic & homemade tortilla chips
Pomme Frittes
French fries w/ a red pepper aioli, parmesan peppercorn sauce
Ahi Tuna
tempura vegetables, wasabi mashed potatoes, spinach, Thai chili reduction includes soup or salad
Crab stuffing $+4.95
Blue cheese sauce $+2.95
Filet Mignon
Garlic​ truffled mash potatoes, seasonal vegetables, steak sauce includes soup or salad
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Balsamic honey glaze, roasted herb potatoes, spinach, tomato vinaigrette includes soup or salad
Salmon Salsa Verde
Soy ginger glaze, parsnip puree, ratatouille includes soup or salad
Brioche bun, red onion, tomato, bibb lettuce, steak sauce, jaco’s pickles
Grouper Sandwich
Seasoned grouper, brioche bun, tomato, pickled tartar sauce, red onion, bibb lettuce
Jaco's Tacos
Flash​ fried grouper, sweet chipotle sauce blue corn tortilla shells, mango salsa
Fish Bouillabaisse
Seafood risotto, saffron tomato broth, sausage, pesto crostini
Bella Mushroom Stack
Portabella, pesto risotto, kalamata olives, feta crumbles, tomato cream sauce
The Palafox
penne pasta, Italian sausage, kalamata olives, spinach, balsamic reduction, shaved parmesan, choice of creamy tomato basil, roasted garlic olive oil, or parmesan cream sauce
Italian sausage, tomatoes, red onion, roasted garlic, kalamata olives, feta crumbles
Island Style
Shrimp, crab, pancetta, spinach, jalapeno, avocado, red onion, mango salsa
Rustic Veggie
Corn, spinach, tomatoes, asparagus, red onion, avocado, roasted red pepper, fresh mozzarella, black bean garlic spread
Roasted Chicken or Pork
Corn, pancetta, scallions, spinach, tomatoes, jalapeno, cheddar jack, buffalo or BBQ sauce
Tender Blue
Steak strips, caramelized onions, asparagus, mushroom, blue cheese, balsamic reduction
Wild Mushroom
Pancetta, truffle oil, caramelized onions, asparagus, balsamic reduction
Italian sausage, tomatoes, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, fresh basil, pesto spread
Evoo blend, tomatoes, spinach, fresh basil w/ shaved parmesan
Italian sausage, pepperoni, tomatoes, onions, roasted red pepper
Fresh mozzarella, roasted garlic, tomatoes, fresh basil
Laid-back spot offering American chow & tipples plus Sunday brunch in casual digs with marina views.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tierra was amazing and the drinks was even better ALOHA MARGARITA!!! But the food was nothing spectacular. Order the chicken scallopini the meal under perform it had a lot of flavor but it just didn’t fit together the mash potatoes was bland and the asparagus...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sheaylad
Reviewed 2 days ago

March 18th, 2019 I came and tried The Palafox: Penne Pasta, Italian Sausage, Kalamata Olives, Spinach, Balsamic Reduction, Shaved Parmesan, Choice Of Creamy Tomato Basil, Roasted Garlic Olive Oil, Or Parmesan Cream Sauce. $13.95. The sausage was tasty and the parm cream sauce was decent,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank damiandagger
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

John was just amazing. He suggested great food, had excellent knowledge of the menu, was very attentive to our needs. He was a 5 star server overall. I will be back for John! And the fried Oreos

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Kenny W
David H, Manager at Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the 5 star review! We are very proud of John.... and our Deep Fried Oreo Cookies! Thank you for your visit, we hope to see you soon! - Contessia

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I discovered Jaco’s while visiting Pensacola recently. We popped in for an early lunch and Robert was our server. He was so nice and helpful. And the food and drinks were amazing. We returned to Jaco’s twice more during our five day...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank KimmyP72
David H, Manager at Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased to see such an AMAZING review, Thank you Kimmy! We are delighted that Robert took such great care of you. We hope to you are able to visit Pensacola again very soon. Thanks, Contessia

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is usually great, food is good and there is nice outdoor seating. Located on the side of the bay with a great view of downtown and the surrounding water on three sides. It is a wonderful way to spend an early Sunday afternoon and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Q3406XZkennethm
David H, Manager at Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the review! Sunday "Fun"day is best celebrated with a Bloody Mary. We hope to see you soon! Thanks, Contessia

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food beautifully prepared. Excellent service! I needed to order off-menu due to medical restrictions—no problem! Very enjoyable meal. We ordered bruschetta as appetizer and poached salmon on asparagus as entree. Everything was perfect. Will definitely go again when I’m in the area. Lunch was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PanfriedVI
David H, Manager at Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! I am so happy to hear "everything was perfect". This review makes my day! Thank you, Contessia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met some friends from Ft Walton Beach and they recommended Jaco’s based on reviews. We weren’t disappointed and our server, Cathryn Jones was truly awesome. She was very attentive and extremely knowledgeable in how the dishes we asked about were prepared, etc. She was also...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ddetert
David H, Manager at Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! We love having Cathryn on our team, she is amazing! Please know we have a free parking lot across the street from the restaurant on Jefferson Street. We hope to see you soon. Thanks, Contessia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Showed up in person and got on the waiting list for 30 minutes. The host had the wait time just right. Our waitress was very nice and gave us updates about our food status. It took about 40 minutes once we placed our order and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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David H, Manager at Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review, we are always looking for ways to improve. I would love for you to give us another chance, make sure you ask for me! I will go over the menu with you and together we can select the perfect meal....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food was a bit underwhelming. We visited for the first time for dinner on a recent Friday night. We had reservations for 8:00, arrived a few minutes before 8:00 and were seated right away. Service throughout the meal was excellent. The Crab Cake Salad...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank IAteItAll
David H, Manager at Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Underwhelming is definitely not how we want you to remember us! Thank you so much for the detailed review, we are always looking for ways to improve. I would love for you to give us another chance, make sure you ask for me! I will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went there for the first time, and we were satisfied with our orders. The view is excellent, and our waiter named, Tony was one of the best waiter that we had in a long time. Even the manager helped served our...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank EllaH827
David H, Manager at Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

GREAT! Thank you so much for the review. We hope to see you again soon! -Contessia

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We didn't, but I would be ready for a little wait. They have an open bar which allows you to get a drink and walk around the boat dock while you wait.
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