Gotta Get Back to Backwater Jack's SOON! (The Season is Almost Over!)

We all knew it was coming. It's just about time for your favorite waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks to close out our 2019 season. Don't be sad about it. Instead, focus that negative energy into a positive desire to get back to Backwater Jack's as many times as possible before this season is over! (And of course, feel happiness in the fact that we'll definitely be back again next spring!)

Closing Day 2019:
Saturday, November 16
We closed down the Sushi & Asian Grill and that awesome pool after the Fall Harbor Hop in October. At the beginning of November (last weekend, actually) we reduced our hours down to only Thursday-Sunday. Both of those were signs that our final day of the season was arriving, and now we have an official date for it. 

As of today, you've got 8 more days (and nights) to head on over to our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant & bar to enjoy all of your favorite foods and drinks again before they're gone until next year. …

It's All Treats (No Tricks) for Halloween at Backwater Jack's!

It's Halloween week & at Backwater Jack's with no tricks, just all treats! This year Halloween happens to fall on one of our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant's Raw Deal Thursdays, meaning extra treats in the form of delicious discounts! More about that below, plus a peek at a few more of the tasty treats that will be waiting for you here. 

Raw Deal Halloween
For those of you that aren't already familiar with our Raw Deal Thursdays, it's the day every single week, all season long, that you can get three of our most popular foods at discounted prices! 

We're talking about oysters, wings, and shrimp... OH MY! (No, the wings aren't raw, but they taste so great we just had to include them too!) You'll need something to wash those all down with so we offer $1 off all of our canned beers as well.   

Great BIG Apps
Remember when you were a kid and someone dropped a great big, full-size candy bar into your bag? Well, most of our appetizers are bigger than…

Read What People Are Saying About Backwater Jacks

Just hearing us call ourselves the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks may not be enough to make you believe it. That's where customer reviews come in. It's a lot easier to trust an unbiased opinion when it comes to recommendations of places to dine.
Today we've gathered a few reviews from around the internet about Backwater Jack's. Once you read about the great time and delicious experiences that these recent visitors had, we're hoping you will want to come by soon and give us a try. 

Reviews from Google
"The place was very beautiful with a swimming pool and live band that was awesome! The food was also great😃 We had onion rings, chicken wings and garlic chicken pasta. For drinks we had cheesecake and coconut margarita. The suggestions were great as well as service and met our expectations."

"Great sunsets, good food and entertainment. Not to mention very good friendly service."
-Ken Hagenbaumer

"Best spot at th…

Celebrate Seafood Month at Backwater Jack's

In case you didn't already know, October happens to be National Seafood Month. We are done serving sushi at Backwater Jack's for the season (but don't worry because it will be back next spring!) That doesn't mean that we are done serving seafood though. As a matter of fact, you'll find some of the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks on the menu we are still serving 7 days a week! 

Seafood Appetizers
Seafood is a delicious way to start off any meal. 

Snow Crab Clusters
Nothing but the freshest snow crab clusters are served at Backwater Jack's! They are boiled hot to order and served with a tub of butter. (You can find a meal-sized portion of these on our dinner menu too!) 

Colossal Crab Rangoon
Four oversized wontons stuffed full of Jack's own crab & cream cheese mix. They are fried to a golden brown and served with our homemade apricot sauce. 

West Key's Boiled Shrimp
Succulent shrimp boiled in Cajun spices, chilled, and served with freshly cut lemon and…

Last Chance For Sushi & Swimming This Year!

The time has finally come for the best sushi at the Lake of the Ozarks to go into hibernation until next spring. You do have a few more days to get yourself back to Backwater Jack's to enjoy our Sushi & Asian Grill down by the pool, so don't be too sad just yet. 

Last Day For Sushi
Although the main restaurant and bars will remain open for a couple of months longer, the closing day for our Sushi & Asian Grill has been set for Sunday, October 13, 2019. This happens to land on the Fall Harbor Hop weekend (which takes place on Saturday, October 12) so we know a lot of you will be joining us for that already. 

Make it a point to come in this week before the Hop and then hang out with us for Sunday Fun Day after as well. That gives you plenty of time for one final roll!  

Only the Best
The culinary artists of Jina Yoo's Asian Bistro out of Columbia, MO are in charge of our sushi kitchen and they are experts at this type of cuisine. You'll find many classic dishes like th…

Gotta "HOP" Back to Backwater Jack's for the 2019 Fall Harbor Hop

It's time to gather your crew and get ready for the 34th Annual Fall Harbor Hop at the Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, October 12, 2019. All of us here at Backwater Jack's look forward to this incredible poker run on the lake each autumn. (We love the Spring Harbor Hop too!) Here are this year's Harbor Hop details so that all of you can be sure to join us. 

How to Harbor Hop
In case you haven't had the chance to enjoy one of these action-filled Harbor Hops, here is how it works. (If you already know all about how to hop, you can skip down to the prizes and details about the best card stop below!)

Your Harbor Hop begins at Backwater Jack's or any of the over 40 participating bars & restaurants on the list. (You can find the full list by visiting At your first stop, for a $20 donation, you will receive the first card of the 7 you need for a complete poker hand. You can even play more than one hand if you feel like it. Next, you'll tr…

Steak Nights Are Back At Backwater Jack's!

Fall is here and the busiest part of our season has slowed down at Backwater Jack's. You know what that means... Friday Steak Nights are back! Our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks offers delicious dishes on a daily basis, but every spring and fall our Friday nights bring you an additional mouthwatering menu option. 

Friday Steak Night Special
Each Friday night beginning at 4:00 pm, Backwater Jack's gets your weekend off to a delicious start! Our succulent special for the evening is a premium 7-oz. Filet Mignon dinner for only $14.99. That also comes with one of our fantastic side dishes for a hearty meal that will satisfy the hungriest of appetites. 

You also have the option of turning that deal into a Surf & Turf dish by adding grilled shrimp skewers for only $5 more. YUM! Lastly, you're going to need something to wash that all down with. Our fully stocked bar offers many excellent options but a nice glass of wine pairs wonderfully with a steak d…