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Backwater Jack's Awesome Appetizers: A Snack, a Meal, or Both?

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Sometimes you're kind of hungry but maybe not for an entire meal. That's a great time to have a look at the appetizer menu at Backwater Jack's. Of course, if you're not sharing with someone else, many of our appetizers are hearty enough to substitute for an entire meal on their own! 

Regardless of how hungry you actually are, the appetizer section at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant & bar is a great place to start. You'll find tasty app choices on both our regular menu and at the Sushi & Asian Grill. Maybe you could take an "appetizer tour" of the place and order a few from each kitchen!


Backwater Jack's Appetizers
The appetizer menu at the main 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 a great big lunch or dinner, it's going to be hard to resist enjoying one of these first. 

Colossal Crab Rangoon
Four oversized wontons s…

Get Ready For an Awesome August at the Lake of the Ozarks & Backwater Jack's!

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Tons of you have been hanging out at our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and having an incredible time over the past few months. Even though summer seems to be winding down with many schools beginning soon, we're not done partying yet! 



This August, Backwater Jack's has some awesome events coming your way plus, as always, the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks! Mark those calendars now & make plans to get back to Backwater Jack's.  

Friday, August 9
Silent Disco
The excitement of a great big dance party but without all the loud noise! Wait... what? Our Silent Disco 21+ poolside dance party (with NO COVER, might we add) is an event where participants are given light-up headphones with the ability to receive 3 different channels. We'll have 2 awesome DJs broadcasting to two 2 of those and music from our live band, The Zeros, will be available on the 3rd channel. 

Dance the night away to whichever type of music you're in the mood for an…

Popular & Unique Foods You'll Find at Backwater Jack's

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Backwater Jack's uniquely combines the styles, cultures, and ingredients of South Florida and the Caribbean with traditional favorites of the Midwest. This Coastal cuisine with a Midwestern flair is amazing on its own, but we are also able to offer the best sushi at the Lake of the Ozarks for your dining pleasure. 


Every single dish we serve is unique in its own way but here are a few items that are extremely popular with diners at Backwater Jack's. 

At the Main Restaurant 
Our waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks has been around for quite a while although we've grown tremendously over the past couple of years. We still cook up incredible cuisine in our main kitchen and we've added a second menu down by our fantastic pool. Here are a few customer-favorite menu items from our main restaurant. 

Fried Potato Salad
Nobody seems to be able to resist the lure of our signature Fried Potato Salad! It's listed as a side dish but it's a menu item that alw…

Service Industry - Get Ready to Raft at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Employees at the bars and restaurants around the lake area work hard to make sure everyone visiting has an awesome time while they're in town. Backwater Jack's, along with our friends from Malibu, are setting aside Tuesday, July 30, 2019, to give all of those hardworking service industry folks their very day of fun on the water. 


Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant will be home to the 1st Annual Malibu Service Industry Raft Races! Everyone in town is welcome to hang out at the pool & cheer on the teams but this competition is reserved for service industry employees. And guess what... it's FREE to enter!  

Gather Your Team
The party rafts, oars, and life jackets will all be provided. You just need to show up with your team, and possibly a cheering section of your personal fans. Sign-up starts at 11:00 am with races beginning at 1:00 pm. Additional rules will be provided the day of the event, but here are the basics. 

All teams must consist of 2 males and …

Shrimp Fans - You've GOTTA Get Back to Backwater Jack's!

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We've got a wonderful variety of delicious dishes to choose from at Backwater Jack's but today we're focusing on a small food that packs BIG flavor - shrimp! It's a very popular item to order at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant and we offer it in a wide variety of ways. 


Raw Deal Thursdays
One of the most popular days of the week around here is Raw Deal Thursday. It's not because everyone is trying to get an early start on the weekend (although a lot of them are!) but rather because every Thursday Backwater Jack's offers amazing deals on shrimp, oysters, and wings! You also get $1 off canned beers to wash it all down with and amazing live music to listen to while you dine! 


Shrimp on the Menus
In addition to the Raw Deal Thursday shrimp, our restaurant menu and the menu at the Sushi & Asian Grill down by the pool offer quite a few savory shrimp dishes 7 days a week. 

Jack's Baked Seafood Nachos
A pile of tortilla chips topped with tomato…

Margarita Madness at the Lake of the Ozarks (In Pool Party Form!)

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Who's ready to get back to Backwater Jack's for another exciting pool party? Well, you're in luck, because the best lakeside pool & swim-up bar at the Lake of the Ozarks is gearing up for some poolside "Margarita Madness" on Saturday, July 27, 2019


We already celebrate margaritas at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant every Tequila Tuesday and this month we're adding a special Saturday celebration to the mix. If you're a tequila fan, you won't want to miss a moment of the action! (If you're not, well, you will be after we get through with you!) 

The Pool Party
More than likely if someone asks you "How about sipping a few margaritas by the pool today?," your answer is going to be "YES!!!" On Saturday, July 27 from 11 am-7 pm we're doing exactly that! Make plans to join us and our good friends from Hornito's Tequila for a very special Margarita Madness pool party. There is NO COVER to attend this eve…