Succulent Seafood Dishes at Backwater Jack's

In case you didn't realize it already, October is National Seafood Month. You've still got a couple of weeks to celebrate, and Backwater Jack's has got quite a few delicious ways for you to do that. Even though our Sushi & Asian Grill is closed until next season, the main kitchen at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant & bar has a LOT of different seafood dishes that you're going to love!  

Half of the appetizers on our menu have seafood as one of the tasty ingredients. These are an excellent way to start any meal!   

Snow Crab Clusters
Nothing but the freshest snow crab clusters! They are boiled hot and served by the pound with a tub of butter. 

Seafood Nachos
These baked nachos are made up of a big pile of tortilla chips topped with tomatoes, black olives, onions, shredded cheddar cheese, and a seafood mixture of shrimp, scallops, and crab meat. 

Stuffed Mushrooms
Large mushroom caps are stuffed with our handmade crab and cream cheese mixtu…

Don't Miss the 33rd Annual Lake of the Ozarks Fall Harbor Hop This Weekend!

It's time once again this weekend for one of the best annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks - the 33rd Annual Fall Harbor Hop! Everyone here at Backwater Jack's always looks forward to this awesome fall poker run on the lake. Get those calendars marked now for Saturday, October 13, 2018, so you don't miss any of the fun!  

The Hop
In case you haven't had the chance to enjoy the annual Harbor Hops that take place on the Lake of the Ozarks each spring and fall, 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 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 to collect, and you're welcome to play more than one hand if you like. Next, you'll travel to 6 more stops, picking …

The Daily Specials at Backwater Jack's Can't Be Beat!

You can still join us at the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks 7 days a week for delicious food and spectacular drinks. On specific days, though, Backwater Jack's likes to feature special menu items at unbelievable special prices! Five of these were going on all summer long, but we've recently added a Friday favorite that a lot of people are very excited about. 

If "rainy days & Mondays always get you down," then a trip to Backwater Jack's can at least cure any crabbiness that Mondays may bring you. (We're actually great for rainy day blues too because we've got a big indoor dining room with a fantastic lake view!) 

Each Monday you can get 1-pound of our delicious Snow Crab for $13.99. Feel free to order more than just a pound! In addition to that yumminess, you can also get $1 off of our famous Pain in the A**'s and Rum Runners too. Those are all bound to put a smile on your face. 


7 Reasons You've Still Gotta Get Back to Backwater Jack's

Fall has arrived but our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant is far from done for the season! The weather is still pleasant enough to do most of the same things you enjoyed all summer long, and it will be late in December before we're ready to take a break. Here are 7 reasons you've still gotta get back to Backwater Jack's, and the sooner, the better! 

That Cool Heated Pool
The best lakeside pool & swim-up bar at the Lake of the Ozarks is still open for the season! Since it's heated, we can keep it at a comfortable 83° so that even if the air's a bit cool, you can still "chill out" in our awesome pool. Of course, you don't have to get in the water to enjoy lounging poolside and simply soaking up the relaxing vibe. If you do want to swim, come in soon. Our pool will be open through the end of September for sure, but after that, it's all up to how Mother Nature decides to treat us.  

Fantastic Sushi
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There's Still Time for Sushi & Swimming!

Autumn officially "falls" upon us this weekend, but there's still time for you to enjoy the heated pool at our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as the amazing food from our Sushi & Asian Grill down by the pool. The sushi and the pool are both seasonal, but we're not ready to put them away for the season just yet! 

Bring Your Swimsuit
This week the weather has been absolutely perfect for hanging out in the best waterfront pool at the Lake of the Ozarks. We plan to keep the pool open as long as the great weather holds out, at least until the end of September. The pool is heated and a comfortable 83°, so even if there's a slight chill in the air, the water is still enjoyable. Be sure to keep your swimsuits handy when you head back to Backwater Jack's just in case you feel like taking a dip!

Of course, you don't need a suit to sit in a lounge chair by the pool and simply soak up the relaxing ambiance it creates. The other si…

AUTOPALOOZA is Coming Back to Backwater Jack's!

Back by popular demand, it's time for AUTOPALOOZA 2018 at Backwater Jack's in Osage Beach! Polish up your classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles and get ready to show them off at our 2nd annual car & bike show at the Lake of the Ozarks on Sunday, September 30. Even if you don't have a classic vehicle of your own to show off, come on out and enjoy the show! 

You can register your vehicle for the awesome car & bike show in the parking lot of our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks between 11 am-1 pm. The entry fee is $20. The show will go on all afternoon, with awards being given away at 3 pm. Award classes this year include: 

CustomClassic2000 & UpTruckCustom Bikes...and More!In addition to having the opportunity to view some extremely impressive cars, trucks, and motorcycles, there will be fun giveaways happening throughout the day. We'll also have the amazing Kirk Brown Blues Band on stage that day, so bring your dancing …

Join Us For Tons of Fun During the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 2018

The Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 2018 will be hitting town September 12-16 this year. If you're looking for a great time, you've simply gotta "ride" back to Backwater Jack's! There will be lots of fun things happening all over the lake area, but quite a few of them will take place right here at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant

Incredible Live Music The best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks can always be found on stage at Backwater Jack's! Stay tuned to our Facebook page for occasional last-minute additions to the lineup, but here are the bands we already have booked for Bikefest Week.  Thursday, 9/13:MisLeddFriday, 9/14:TBDSaturday, 9/15:ChristianaSunday, 9/16Steven Woolley
Delicious Daily Specials
The taste of everything on our menu is special already, but specific days of the week, certain items are made even more so with the special prices we offer. Since Bikefest takes place Wednesday-Sunday, it will cross over with some of our aweso…