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3 Great Reasons to Visit Lake of the Ozarks This Winter

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Sure, since our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant is closed this time of year, you probably don't think there's any reason to head to the lake area looking for fun. On the contrary, even though you can't get back to Backwater Jack's just yet (but very soon!) you can still enjoy a trip to the lake. 



It's gorgeous around these parts year-round, plus during the off-season, everything seems to flow a bit more of a slowed-down, relaxed pace. We've got a couple of great examples of fun upcoming events featured in today's blog too. If you happen to be coming from out of town, don't forget that you can reserve our incredible Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental right next door to Backwater Jack's to stay in while you're here! 



Mardi Gras Pub Crawl
This year Valentine's Day falls on the Thursday before the Lake Pub Crawl which is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2019, so it's a great excuse to plan an extended weekend right here a…

The Best Vacation House Rental at the Lake of the Ozarks Year-Round

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Our waterfront bar & restaurant is currently on a winter break (but we'll be back again and ready to party in spring 2019!) Even so, you can still be close to Backwater Jack's any time fo the year when you stay in our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental house! There's plenty of room to bring along a few friends, plus 3 options to choose from depending on the size of your group. 



THE COZY HOUSE
When you choose to rent both floors of the Cozy House during your vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll be just 100 feet away from Backwater Jack's. The entire house can accommodate up to 16 people. If you only need enough space for 8 or fewer guests, you can rent just the upper level or the lower level instead. 

The Upper Level
The upper level has four bedrooms (each with a queen-size bed,) 2 full bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a great covered deck just a few feet from the lake. It has an open concept living, dining, and kitchen area. 

The kitchen has a fridge, oven, micr…

Last Chance for Backwater Jack's in 2018 is This Weekend!

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The 2018 season for our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks will come to an end this Sunday, December 2. We're always sad to see closing day arrive at Backwater Jack's every year because we'll miss you guys over the winter. On the other hand, it's also an exciting time because we know how to throw a final weekend blowout that you won't want to miss at the end of each season!  


4 More Days!
Thursday, November 29-Sunday, December 2, 2018, are the final days that Backwater Jack's will be serving all of your favorite food & drinks until we open back up next spring. The doors open at 11:00 am for lunch and we'll be here until you've had dinner, and if you stick around, we can share a few memories of the past year over drinks after that! 

This gives you the chance to enjoy one more Raw Deal Thursday this year, with great deals on oysters, shrimp, wings, and canned beer. There's also time for one last Friday Steak Night when we offer…

How To Enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks

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The holiday season is upon us, starting this week with Thanksgiving. If you are lucky enough to get to spend your extended weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks, Backwater Jack's has a few fun suggestions for you on how to spend at least some of that time.  


Break Time at Backwater Jack's
We'll be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018, to celebrate Thanksgiving, but your favorite waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks will open back up on Friday so you can take a break from all that hectic Black Friday shopping! As a matter of fact, we'll be here all weekend long starting at 11:00 am each day with all of your Backwater Jack's favorites. 

If you're hosting a house full of people for the holiday, this is a great way to keep them entertained, plus get everyone out and away from the house for a while! We'll most likely even have some great live music on our stage for you to enjoy. (Keep an eye on the Backwater Jack's Facebook page for updates ab…

5 Things We're Thankful For This Year

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Thanksgiving will be here in a few days, which has us pondering over the many different things that Backwater Jack's has to be thankful for. Believe us when we say that there are a lot more than 5 reasons to be thankful this year, but the following list sums up the big ones quite nicely. 



Our 2018 Season is NOT Over Yet!
Your favorite Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant hasn't closed for the season quite yet. As a matter of fact, weather-permitting, we're still open every Thursday-Sunday at 11:00 am through the end of November! It's nice and cozy inside, we've got our full menu and fully-stocked bar both available, and our weekly specials are still going strong. These include: 
Raw Deal ThursdaysFriday Steak Nights Sunday Fun Days Right now we have our final day for the 2018 season set for Sunday, December 2. We'll be featuring a ton of food and drink specials to end the season, so you definitely don't want to miss that! Mark your calendar now a…

People LOVE Backwater Jack's! Take a Look...

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A lot of seasonal venues in the lake area have closed for the season, but not your favorite waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! You can still get back to Backwater Jack's 7 days a week this fall, and it's every bit as wonderful now as it is in the summer. (Usually a little bit quieter, but still just as fun!) 

Just in case you think we're a little biased in that opinion, we've gathered a few recent reviews for Backwater Jack's from across the web. These people have been having a fantastic experience here with us over the past few weeks, and you still can too. 


"Stumbled upon this place while passing through for the day and happened to get the crab leg special. Really quite good crab legs for a great price. The atmosphere here is great, with lots of decks, overlooks, swim up bars, seating both indoor and out. You could easily waste an entire day here that's for sure. We had a really good time."
-Joshua Appel, Google review
"Grea…

Savory Sandwiches & Unbelievable Burgers at Backwater Jack's

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Backwater Jack's in Osage Beach is proud to offer an eclectic blend of food items that combine the styles, ingredients, and cultures of South Florida and the Carribean with traditional favorites of the Midwest. The menu at our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks features something for everyone, from amazing appetizers to incredible entrees. Today we're putting the focus on the many savory sandwiches and fantastic burgers we serve daily.


All of our sandwiches are served with lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, and your choice of a side dish. You can also choose to add cheese, bacon, sauteed mushrooms, or onions for an additional charge.  

Classic Club Sandwich
A toasted triple decker filled with turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and American cheese on wheat bread.

Triple Decker BLT
A toasted triple-decker filled with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on wheat bread.

Bacon, Chicken, Cheese Grille
A marinated 8-oz. chicken breast grilled and topped with bacon an…