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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


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
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You cannot beat the location, particularly if you want to watch the sunset. The service was friendly and efficient, and the food was tasty. However, I was a bit surprised by the portions; I left hungry. I think there are better options in the area.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JStatler71
David H, Manager at Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! I am disappointed to hear that you left hungry, most of our portions are very generous. I hope you give us another chance, I would be happy to go over the menu with you. Thanks again, Contessia

Reviewed 6 days ago

We shared a family dinner together to celebrate my husband's and my birthdays. We had a semi secluded table that overlooked the outside dining area and marina. It was very comfortable to enjoy our family conversations and able to hear each other, than like other...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank granna08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for somewhere to eat on a rainy day and found Jaco's. Busy but the helpful staff managed to clear a table and fit us in. Good food and service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MBann
David H, Manager at Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We hope you have a chance to visit during sunset, we have a tasty "Happy Hour". Thanks again, Contessia

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good was great wonderful atmosphere beautiful outdoor seating. Chef made a special order for my wife that she loved. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Jaco’s tonight to celebrate our 10th anniversary - so we obviously wanted something special and believe me, we were NOTdisappointed. Wow. We ordered filet mignon and this was possibly the best steak dinner I have ever had. The meat was so tender...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jenniferdemp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went downtown to see the Christmas lights on Palafox. Jaco's was right there at the end of Palafox and we had heard it was good. We weren't disappointed. I had the Blackened Salmon over a bed of black beans and rice with a salsa...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Skeet L
Reviewed December 8, 2018

My husband and I went to Jaco's for the first time last evening. We went for an early dinner - got there around 4:30. Our server, Keith, was very knowledgeable about the menu, attentive and friendly. We ordered cocktails (there was a unique variety of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Chris K
David H, Manager at Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Chris, We are pleased you enjoyed the cocktails, our talented bartenders create new concoctions monthly!! I will let Keith know what a wonderful job he did. Thank you so much for the review. See ya' soon, Contessia

Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Hadn’t been to Pensacola for a few years and decided to see how it has changed. It’s a great little downtown. Jaco’s sets out near kind of breakwater/ pedestrian walkway with a marina beside it. Great setting! We hit during brunch and they offered $2.00...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank georgebB4523EW
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

The hubs and I love to watch a good sunset at Jacos and munch on the pomme frites appetizer (we really just eat it for the sauces it comes with!) and the drunken berries for dessert. So simple but so delicious!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mandzulis
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Location, location, location is matched with an outstanding menu and superb service. We went to have a glass of wine and enjoy the sunset and stayed through dinner. It was a great experience. If we lived nearby we would be regulars!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tjinAlabama
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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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