Awesome Appetizers That Will Satisfy Your Hunger Deliciously

Sometimes you're kind of hungry, but maybe not for an entire meal. That happens a lot when you've been hanging out at our waterfront pool at the Lake of the Ozarks. You've worked up an appetite but it's not quite time to eat yet. Something delicious from Backwater Jack's appetizer menu is just the thing to satisfy your hunger! 

Backwater Jack's Appetizers
The appetizer menu at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant is filled with traditional favorites, succulent seafood, the biggest Crab Rangoon in the lake area, and so much more! Even if you are ready for lunch or dinner, it's going to be hard to resist enjoying one of these first. 

A dozen jumbo chicken wings fried to a golden brown and then tossed in your choice of our homemade sauces: Original Hot, Sweet Honey Jerk, or Half & Half.

West Key's Boiled Shrimp
Succulent shrimp boiled in Cajun spices, chilled and served with fresh-cut lemon and cocktail sauce.

Backwater's Buffalo S…

You'll Never Get Bored at Backwater Jack's!

Anyone that makes their way to the lake area is most likely looking for some fun. After all, it's an incredible vacation destination. We do everything in our power to make sure that visitors to our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant enjoy a memorable time they can brag about to their friends and remember fondly for years to come. Take a look at some of the amazing things you'll find at Backwater Jack's to keep you from ever getting bored while you're here.  

That Awesome Pool
Folks have been getting themselves back to Backwater Jack's for years, but the addition of our fantastic lakeside pool and swim-up bar seems to give them all an extra reason to stick around a lot longer! There are lounge chairs and tables both in and out of the water, sunny spots, shady spots, and it's conveniently located next to our big outdoor stage. 

We have hosted quite a few unbelievable pool parties and there are a lot more on the way! Our SWIMDUSTRY pool parties at 10 …

The Best Live Music & Most Exciting Pool Parties at The Lake of the Ozarks This August!

How are you enjoying your summer so far? Here at Backwater Jack's, we're loving it! The weather's been great, the customers have been incredible, the live music has been outstanding, and we've experienced quite a few of the best pool parties at the Lake of the Ozarks! The season's not over yet and we're planning tons more fun for everyone this month too. 

August Music & Event Schedule
No matter what type of music is your favorite, it's very likely to be on our music schedule. We have incredible bands playing nearly every night of the week and they cover a wide range of musical genres. The one thing they all do have in common is that they are all amazing and perform the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks

Wed, Aug 1… London StrangersThurs, Aug 2… ChristianaFri, Aug 3… Queens BoulevardSat, Aug 4… Queens BoulevardSun, Aug 5… BoomchuxMon, Aug 6… Clay HughesMon Aug 6… SWIMDUSTRY PARTY @ 10PMWed, Aug 8… TBDThurs, Aug 9… Phat Mike UnpluggedFri, Aug 10..  …

Tequila Fun Facts To Prepare You For Our Margarita Madness Pool Party!

The Margarita Madness Pool Party at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant is nearly here! (This Saturday, July 28, as a matter of fact.) To prepare you for this awesome day at the Backwater Jack's pool filled with fun, live music, salsa dancing, samples, drink specials, Hornitos tequila, and margaritas (plus margaritas, and more margaritas!!!) we've provided you with a few fun facts to broaden your knowledge about some great topics; tequila, margaritas, and our very own upcoming pool party.  


* The #1 tequila market in the world is the good ol' U.S. of A., larger than even Mexico! 

* True tequila must be made in Mexico, the same as true champagne must be made in Champagne, France. If it is made outside of specific areas in Mexico, it is referred to as an agave spirit.  

* Tequila is made from the agave plant. Many believe this to be a type of cactus, but it is actually a member of the lily family. 

* It's the heart of the agave plant that …

The Margarita Madness Pool Party is Coming to Backwater Jack's!

Who's ready for another awesome pool party at Backwater Jack's? Not only do we have the best lakeside pool at the Lake of the Ozarks, complete with an awesome swim-up bar, but we've gotten pretty skilled at throwing the most fantastic pool parties in and around it too!

Each Monday starting at 10 pm we host our SWIMDUSTRY pool parties along with Effen Vodka, where we celebrate another successful weekend of hard work by relaxing and letting loose. Every holiday weekend we bring you those amazing Zero Ducks Given Pool Parties. Next up, we're adding margaritas to the mix and throwing a magnificent Margarita Madness Pool Party!

Pool Party Details
Most likely just about any day of the week, if someone asks you if you'd like to have a few poolside margaritas, your answer is going to be YES!!! On Saturday, July 28, 2018, from 11 am-7 pm, we'll be sipping specialty margaritas by the pool (and in the pool) all day long. There is NO COVER to attend this event, but you do nee…

5 Reasons You Should Try the Sushi at Backwater Jack's

Lots of people get themselves back to Backwater Jack's year after year for a taste of that delicious Coastal cuisine with a Midwestern flair that we're famous for. Lots of you don't yet realize that we now serve the best sushi at the Lake of the Ozarks out by the pool too! 

You don't find a lot of places that serve sushi in the lake are, and we're willing to bet you won't find anyone that serves sushi that tastes as incredible as ours. Just in case you haven't had the pleasure of trying Backwater Jack's Sushi & Asian Grill yet, here are five great reasons why you should. 

Take Your Taste Buds on a Trip
Seafood is a popular menu choice at the Lake of the Ozarks. When you go the non-traditional seafood route for our neck of the woods and order sushi, it's like letting your taste buds travel beyond our mid-Missouri borders. The dishes we serve are everything you would expect from a fine Japanese restaurant plus more!

The culinary artists of Jina Yoo…

National Pina Colada Day is Coming - Get Ready!

It seems like there is a "holiday" on the calendar for just about every tiny little thing in the world. When it's an important one worth celebrating, we feel it's our duty to bring it to you guys. For example, the annual National Pina Colada Day is coming up on Tuesday, July 10, and the bar that makes the best frozen drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks think's that is a very important cause for celebration!

Backwater Jack's makes a mean Pina Colada, and they are so popular that sometimes it's hard for us to keep up with the demand, especially on those really hot days. (Good thing we have that awesome pool for you guys to cool off in while you wait your turn!) In honor of the Pina Colada holiday coming up, we present this wonderful song for you to enjoy while you read all about this amazing drink. 

The Pina Colada A Pina Colada is a sweet rum-based cocktail containing the delectable flavors of coconut and pineapple, most often frozen but it can be served over ic…