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…

Sandwiches & Burgers You Won't Be Able To Resist!

Both of the menus at our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks (the Sushi & Asian Grill menu and our main restaurant menu) offer a wide variety of dishes to please a wide variety of tastes. Today we're giving you a closer look at the many hearty sandwiches and burgers that Backwater Jack's gets a lot of requests for. There are quite a few of these, so you're going to have to get yourself back to Backwater Jack's often so you can try them all!  

Ribeye Steak Sandwich
A 7-oz. ribeye charbroiled and topped with sauteed green and red bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions on a hoagie roll.

Jack's Burger
A half-pound of the highest quality beef charbroiled and served on an Asiago kaiser roll.

Cheeseburger Deluxe
A half-pound of the highest quality beef charbroiled and topped with sauteed mushrooms, onions, bacon, and cheese of your choice served on an Asiago kaiser roll.

French Dip
Thinly sliced roast beef with sliced Swiss cheese on a ciabatta bun with au …

The Party's in Full Swing This September With Amazing Live Music & More

The best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks happens right here at Backwater Jack's every single week! A lot of places choose to slow things down after Labor Day, but not your favorite waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks

We don't plan to stop partying any time soon. First, here's a quick look at the awesome entertainment we've got planned so far throughout September. Be sure to always keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and last-minute additions to the lineup too.  

September's Live Music
Kirk Brown Blues Band Thursday, September 12
Christiana Friday, September 13
TBD Saturday, September 14
London Strangers Sunday, September 15
Whiskey Trio Thursday, September 19
TBD Friday, September 20
Phat Mike & the Bartenders Saturday, September 21
Moore Sudds Sunday, September 22
TBD Thursday, September 26
Johnny G & the Allstars Friday, September 27
TBD Saturday, September 28
London Strangers Sunday, September 29

The Pool …

Gotta "RIDE" Back to Backwater Jack's for the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 2019!

The 13th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest is coming back to town September 11-15, 2019. (That's next week!) There will be lots of fun and exciting things happening all over the lake area and quite a few of them will take place right here at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant! From awesome live music to fantastic daily specials, you've simply gotta get back RIDE back to Backwater Jack's!

Awesome Live Music The best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks is featured on the stage at Backwater Jack's and September is packed with some of the greatest bands. You can see a full live music schedule here. During Bikefest, these are the incredible entertainers we've got lined up for you.  Thursday, 9/12Kirk Brown Blues BandFriday, 9/13ChristianaSaturday, 9/14TBD (Watch the BJ Facebook page for updates!) Sunday, 9/15London Strangers
Delicious Daily Specials Of course, everything on our menu is special every single day but on certain days, we offer some of our d…

Lake of the Ozarks Labor Day Excitement - ALL Weekend Long!

The only place you need to plan to be this Labor Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks is Backwater Jack's! Every single day of the extended holiday weekend we've got something awesome going on. (Yes, even Monday!) In addition to the amazing food & delicious drinks we offer on a daily basis at our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, check out the additional excitement we've got in store for you.  

We're starting the weekend out on an impressive musical note with Griffin & the Gargoyles. This extremely talented group of musicians is an amazing cover band that has the ability to jump from rock to funk, Motown to hip-hop, and more on a moment's notice! Expect to hear a little bit of everything performed with unique energy and a freshness that will have you on the dance floor all night long! 

Saturday's a great big, eventful day filled to the brim with excitement from open 'til close! Beginning at 11:00 am, our final Z…