Over the past two decades, 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.

Florida Trend Golden Spoon Hall of Fame

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Best Fine Dining

Best Steak Restaurant

Best Restaurant for Romance

Best Desserts

Best Chef – Irv Miller

Best Restaurant – Downtown Pensacola

Best Steakhouse

Best Original Menu

Best Steak

Best Desserts

Best Wait Staff

Best Place for a Business Lunch

Best Selection of Wine by the Bottle

Raves & Reviews

Chef Irv Miller is another member of the Pensacola Celebrity Chefs. As executive chef of Jackson’s Steakhouse, Pensacola’s premiere venue for prime grilled meats for the past decade, he anchors Palafox Street’s restaurant revival.

Marc d’Entremont, Culinary Travel Examiner

I was blown away by the 5-course-meal that just got better and better with every dish. And might I mention the exceptional wine pairing with every course! With advance notice, Jackson’s will accommodate any diet and they will hit it out of the park!

Carolyn Scott, The Healthy Voyager, Huffington Post

The building dates from the 1860s and sits on Plaza Ferdinand, where young Old Hickory took Florida from Spain in 1821. The menu, however, is 21st century steaks, game and seafood, with uptown grits, fried green tomatoes and shiitakes.

Chris Sherman, Florida Trend

For dinner, head to Pensacola’s downtown for its famous restaurants. … For something extra special, try the fare at restaurants the Pensacola Celebrity Chefs call home, like Jackson’s Steakhouse, where you can dine on creamy crab cakes, crispy fried oysters and tender scallops.

Nancy Ryerson, New York Family

It is not unusual to see a black limousine glide up to Jackson’s, which many locals consider to be the city’s best restaurant.

Winnie Hu, New York Times

When Chef Irv Miller opened Jackson’s Steakhouse in 1999, there wasn’t exactly a lot going on in downtown Pensacola. But Irv and his co-owners took a chance and set up shop, serving locally caught grouper and grain-fed beef. Soon people took notice of the potential offered by the historic area around Palafox Street and Plaza Ferdinand VII.

Erin Shaw Street, Southern Living

For the best in fine dining, head to Jackson’s at the corner of Zaragoza and Palafox.

— Wanda McKinney, Southern Living

If you’re vacationing in the Pensacola, Florida, area this summer, make sure to plan for a meal at Jackson’s Steakhouse.

— Taste of the South, 2011

[Jackson’s Steakhouse] serves Midwestern grain-fed beef and fresh seafood that are hand-selected. Considered one of Florida’s top restaurants.

Stephanie Gaughen, USA Today

Famous Folks

Jackson’s Steakhouse is a favorite spot for celebrities, athletes, politicians, and other distinguished guests to Pensacola. Below are just a few of the most recent visitors; click here to view our full “Famous Folks” gallery. Who might you see?