Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Gotta HOP Back to Backwater Jack's for the 32nd Annual Fall Harbor Hop!

It's time once again for the Annual Fall Harbor Hop! This Saturday, October 14 is your chance to take part in an awesome day on the water "hopping" from waterfront bar to waterfront bar picking up cards for a winning poker hand. Backwater Jack's will have cards for you, along with the best-tasting food, most amazing drinks, and the best heated pool at the Lake of the Ozarks. After grabbing that card, you're going to want to stay a while! 


The Hop
Here's how Harbor Hop works. You begin at one of the more than 40 participating waterfront bars and restaurants on the list, pay on optional $20 donation to register, and receive the first card for your poker hand. If you want to play more than one hand, go ahead and register more than once! 

You then get to spend the rest of the day "hopping" from place to place picking up a new card at each stop. Once you have a full hand of 7 cards, you'll turn it in at that final location. If you're not happy with the hand you've been dealt, you may purchase an additional 8th card for $5. As long as your final hand is turned in before 7 pm, you'll be eligible for some great prizes. 

The Prizes
The dollar amount of each of the prizes depends on the amount of money raised from entrance fees. Winners will be alerted by mail, and the prizes are divided as follows: 

  • 1st Place: 10%
  • 2nd Place: 9%
  • 3rd Place: 8%
  • 4th Place: 7%
  • 5th-10th Places: 5% each
  • 4 Worst Hands: 4% each
  • Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2% each
  • THE BONUS: In addition to the regular prize winners, a section winner will be recognized. To be eligible to be a section winner, a player must draw all 7 cards for their poker hand within one of the four sections listed below. 


The Best Card Stop
There are a lot of card stops to choose from, but you're definitely going to want the route you choose to bring you by the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Weekends are always better when you have the chance to eat some of that amazing food our kitchen is famous for putting out. You can even order many of our Sushi & Asian Grill menu items from the main restaurant this time of year. 

Last, but certainly not least, our pool is still open through October (weather permitting) and the water's perfect, because the pool is heated! Make sure you've got your suit on underneath whatever you're wearing to Harbor Hop so you're ready to take a dip, and if you need something dry to put on when you're done, we've got some awesome Backwater Jack's sweatshirts that are perfect for a chilly fall evening. 


You will need to tear yourself away long enough to make 6 other stops, but no worries, because we'll be open and ready to party once the Harbor Hop is over at 7 pm. The following locations are subject to change, so it's a good idea to check the Fall Harbor Hop website before heading out on Saturday. (We're in Section III)

Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section ICabana Jones (Formerly Bump's) - 3.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Beauty View Resort/Gas Hole - 5.5 MM Soap Creek - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill - 7 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Frog's Bar & Grill - 8 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Checkpoints Dam, Main Channel, 13 MM - Section II 
Beavers at the Dam - 0 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe - 1MM (Jennings Branch Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill - 3 MM (Jobson Hollow Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina at Glencove - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shady Gators #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Shady Gators #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #1 - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #2 - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bobbers Restaurant at Alhonna Resort - 8 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina - 8 MM (Buck Creek Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #1 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #2 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bikini Pier - 11.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lake House 13 at Pointe Oasis - 13 MM (Chimney Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III
Lodge of Four Seasons Marina - 13.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Backwater Jack's - 17.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #1 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #2 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Kelly's Port - 19.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore - 1.5 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Formula Boats of Missouri - 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Surdyke Port 20 - 20 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge - 21 MM (Woodland Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Redhead Lakeside Grille - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Papa Chubby's Food & Booze - 26 MM (Crab Tree Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Checkpoints 28.5 MM - 38 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm - Section IV
Larry's on the Lake #1 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #2 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pier 31 Marina - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
The Fish & Company - 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) - 11:00 to 7:00 pm
Bulldog's Beach House - 33 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Chesnie's Cafe - 33 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #1 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #2 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Nautifish Rum Bar - 3.5 MM Big Niangua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals - 35 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bear Bottom Resort - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ready To Hop?
We're excited about an awesome event this Saturday, and we bet you are now too! Keep an eye on our social media this weekend to see what awesome live entertainment we've lined up for you, and don't forget to bring your suit to enjoy the best waterfront pool at the Lake of the Ozarks before we have to shut it down for the season. If you're at the lake the entire weekend, join us at Backwater Jack's on Friday for Steak Night, and come back for Sunday Fun Day Mimosas and Bloody Marys! There's always an awesome time waiting for you right here! 




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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

5 Reasons to Visit the Lake of the Ozarks This Fall

The lake area is a very popular vacation destination all summer long, but not everyone realizes what an amazing place it is to visit in the fall too. If you're not lucky enough to live here year-round, Backwater Jack's has 5 wonderful reason why you should travel to the lake area this time of year. 

photo courtesy of Funlake.com 
Backwater Jack's is still open!
Even though our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant is a seasonal place, our season is far from over! Weather permitting, we hope to still have our incredible food and drinks available to you all fall long, and possibly a little longer. 

We've got lots of outdoor seating for the pleasant days, and plenty of indoor seating when the weather pushes you inside. We have shut down the Sushi & Asian Grill already, but don't worry, because we've moved enough of the ingredients and equipment up to the main restaurant that we can still serve you quite a few delicious dishes off of that menu in addition to our regular menu.   


The HEATED pool is open too!
The pool, on the other hand, is still open and ready to swim in. Weather permitting, we hope to keep it open throughout October. This is possible because we've recently added a heater, so the water is cozy and comfortable for a relaxing dip in the water. 


It's a calmer trip.
One of the best parts about being at the lake after summer is the fact that there are fewer people in town. We still draw a big crowd here at Backwater Jack's, but we've expanded enough that you won't feel crowded at all. You probably won't have to wait for a table, but if you do, it will be a much shorter wait. With fewer people to serve this time of year, we have more chances to get to know you a little better while you're here. 

Fall Harbor Hop is coming. 
There is still one more awesome annual event happening on the water - The 32nd Annual Fall Harbor Hop on Saturday, October 14, 2017! It's an exciting poker run on the lake where you have to visit at least 7 of over 40 checkpoints to collect cards for a (hopefully) winning poker hand. Our waterfront bar & restaurant is thrilled to be one of those stops. Next week's blog will have even more details about it for you. For now, just make sure you set that day aside for some fun on the water!  


The scenery is colorful.
We are very lucky to live in an area that is breathtakingly beautiful all year long, but fall brings along with it a rainbow of gorgeous colors everywhere that you look. It doesn't matter if you're cruising on the water or taking a road trip in your car, there is gorgeous scenery everywhere that you look. On a nice day, you can enjoy an incredible view from our deck, and even if you have to sit inside, we've got large windows that still allow you to see that awesome lake view. 

With all of those great reasons to visit the lake area this time of year, we bet you're ready to plan your trip right now! While you're making those plans, we hope that you fit more than one visit in to our Lake of the Ozarks bar & restaurant. You can even pick up a cool Backwater Jack's sweatshirt while you're here to keep warm as the temperatures get cooler, plus make all of your friends jealous! We'll see you soon. 




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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Spectacular Specials Every Week at Backwater Jack's!

Every day at the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is an awesome day to be here, but our weekly specials give you an extra reason to be here on certain days. (Also, plenty of reasons to show up more than once a week!) Backwater Jack's has the best weekly specials in town, and we've added an extra one for the fall featuring tender, juicy steak!


CRABBY OL' MONDAYS
We've got a delicious remedy for a "case of the Monday's" here at Backwater Jack's. When the weekend's over and you're a bit "crabby" about another long week starting, head on over for this incredible special. We'll give you some great pricing on a pound of succulent Snow Crab, plus discounts on our tasty Rum Runners and Pain in the A**'s. Bet you're looking forward to Mondays now!


TEQUILA TUESDAYS
Arriba! Who needs Taco Tuesday when you can celebrate Tequila Tuesday here with us!?! Our awesome house margaritas are Buy-1-Get-1-Half Off, and the same deal goes for shots of Jose Cuervo or Sauza Tequila. Order up a plate of our Jack's Baked Nachos to go along with it, and you're all set! 


WINE-0 WEDNESDAYS
You can make it over the mid-week hump and go into the rest of your work week a lot more easily when you join us for wine every Wednesday. We'll give you $1 off each glass of our house wines. For an even better deal, get the entire bottle and we'll take $5 off of that! 


RAW DEAL THURSDAYS
Oysters, wings, and shrimp... Oh my! Add beer to those, and you've got an awesome special headed your way! Every Thursday we offer $1 off all of our canned beers to go along with some incredible food specials. All day we serve wings for .49 cents each, shrimp for .75 cents each, and oysters for $1.25 each. Delish!


FRIDAY NIGHT STEAK NIGHT
Everybody's favorite fall special is back! Come on in for a mouthwatering 7-oz. premium cut of Filet Mignon paired with one of our famous side dishes, and you can even add a demi-glace sauce or grilled shrimp. In addition to that tasty treat, we'll also be offering wine specials by the glass. 


SUNDAY FUN DAY
After a big weekend of partying hard, chill out with us on Sunday with a little "hair of the dog" for brunch. (Later too, because we celebrate all day long!) Every Sunday you can get Mimosas for $4.00 and Bloody Marys for $4.50.


Which days will you be here? 
One of these weekly specials may entice you to plan on coming to Backwater Jack's on a particular day, but in reality, no matter what day you show up, you'll always find something perfect on the menu to keep you satisfied, including the best sushi at the Lake of the Ozarks

Throughout October, you can also still enjoy that unbelievable pool we put in this year! We've added a heater, so the water will be excellent for at least a few more weeks. (Make sure you've got your suit on when you stop by for the Fall Harbor Hop October 14!) We expect to see you all real soon. 





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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Still Plenty of Time To Swim & Enjoy Sushi at Backwater Jack's!

Backwater Jack's has always been an awesome place to hang out, but this season two of our new additions made it even better - the Sushi & Asian Grill and the best pool at the Lake of the Ozarks! Even though summer is technically over this Friday (the first day of fall) we aren't closing up either of our popular attractions anytime soon. Instead, we've decided to extend our summer through October! 


80° Heated Pool
Yes, you read that right, the pool at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant is heated, so we can keep it open for you to enjoy a few weeks longer. The water will be a comfortable 80°, which is perfect for relaxing with a cocktail from the swim-up bar on a lazy afternoon. 

According to the weather forecast, we've got some days ahead of us that the temperature will be in the 80's, and possibly even the low 90's, which means Mother Nature isn't ready for summer to be over yet either. Throw on you suit and get yourself back to Backwater Jack's for a dip in our awesome pool while you still can! (Through October!)    


World Class Sushi
Right next to our incredible heated pool is this year's brand new Sushi & Asian Grill. We've got the best sushi at the Lake of the Ozarks, with an amazing variety of dishes that you need to see to believe. Once you taste them, you'll be completely won over! Take a look at this humongous menu full of unbelievable deliciousness, then get yourself over here and give it a try. 


APPETIZERS
-Crabby Basket - 4 dungeness crab and pepper jack filled crab rangoon with spicy ginger vinaigrette
-Edamame Hummus - Edamame hummus - grilled pita (add vegetable cut-ups for extra charge) [GFO]
-Burning Lips Edamame - Steamed edamame pod - garlic chili sauce [GFO]
-Pork Gyoza - 6 fried or steamed gyoza - soy ginger vinaigrette
-Jina's Balls - 2 deep fried spicy tuna, crab and crawfish rice balls - hollandaise sauce - sweet teriyaki sauce
-Shrimp Bad Hair Day - 3 shrimps wrapped in shredded phyllo dough - deep fried - spicy mayo
-Chicken Nachos - Wonton chips - grilled chicken - mozzarella - pepper jack cheese - salsa - house pickled jalapeno - black bean aioli (substitute grilled tuna for extra charge)
-Shrimp Shumai - 6 steamed dumpling wrapped in rice paper - soy ginger vinaigrette
-Fried Kale - Kale - wasabi soy vinaigrette or Parmesan garlic dressing
-Jumping Beans - Steamed edamame pod - kosher salt [GF]
-Grilled Edamame - steamed edamame pod - garlic - rosemary - sesame oil
-Chicken Lettuce Wrap - Grilled chicken - chopped vegetables - garlic oyster sauce - iceberg lettuce [GFO]


SALADS
-Seaweed Salad 
-House Salad - Spring mix - julienne vegetables - feta [GFO]
-Squid Salad
-Salmon Salad - Grilled salmon filet - spring mix - julienne vegetables - feta - wasabi soy vinaigrette or spicy ginger vinaigrette [GFO]
-Coconut Shrimp Salad - Coconut shrimp - spring mix - julienne vegetables - feta cheese - house made mango salsa - spicy ginger vinaigrette


FRIED RICE [GFO]
rice - Asian vegetables - bean sprouts - egg - sesame soy sauce

  • Original
  • Chicken
  • Dungeness Crab
  • Grilled Shrimp

SIGNATURE ROLLS
-Tail On Fire - shrimp tempura - avocado - crab mix - yellow tail - jalapeno - sriracha - sesame oil - Enjoy with wasabi!
-Just Fish - Tuna - salmon - yellowtail - white tuna (add avocado for extra) [GFO]
-Red Eye - Spicy tuna - eel - tempura flakes - teriyaki sauce - sriracha - wasabi aioli
-Sin City - Crab - cream cheese - tempura - spicy tuna - crab mix - wonton chips - teriyaki sauce - deep fried to perfection
-Emperor - Crab stick - cucumber - green beans - salmon - Asian pesto vinaigrette
-Lemon Drop - Crab mix - avocado - cream cheese - salmon - thinly sliced lemon
-Drunken Roll - Shrimp tempura - green bean - tuna - teriyaki sauce - wasabi aioli
-Sun West - Spicy lobster mix - mango slices - cucumber - lightly grilled tuna - teriyaki sauce - chili oil
-Spider - Soft shell crab - crab mix - green bean - sriracha - spicy mango - teriyaki sauce (add tuna for extra charge)
-Rainbow - California roll - salmon - tuna - shrimp
-Spicy Lobster Shrimp - Spicy lobster mix - cucumber - avocado - shrimp - Asian pest vinaigrette
-Alaskan Volcano - Shrimp tempura - cream cheese - avocado - spicy lobster mix - mango - habanero sauce - pepper jack cheese - chili oil - baked to perfection
-Passionate Shrimp - shrimp tempura - avocado - cream cheese - shrimp
-Double Crunch Shrimp - Shrimp tempura - cream cheese - crab mix - spinach - tempura flakes - wasabi aioli - mango puree - deep friend to perfection
-Fu Sake - Shrimp tempura - cream cheese - squid salad - sriracha - crab mix - wasabi aioli - mango puree - deep fried to perfection
-Cupid's Butt - Shrimp tempura - cream cheese - crab mix - smoked salmon - teriyaki sauce - wasabi aioli (try with soy paper for extra charge)
-Tiger in the Jungle - shrimp tempura - green bean - crab mix - white tuna - mango salsa
-Madre De Dragon - Spicy tuna - cucumber - cilantro - pickled ginger - jalapeno - avocado - wasabi aioli - sriracha - lime slices [GFO]



SIMPLE ROLLS
-California Rolls
-Spicy Tuna Roll - spicy tuna - cucumber - avocado [GFO]
-Tuna Roll [GF]
-Salmon Roll [GF]
-Yellowtail Roll [GF]
-Escolar Roll [GF]
-Eel Roll 
-Avocado Roll [GF]
-Cucumber Roll [GF]
-Green Bean Roll [GF]
-Veggie Roll - Spinach - green bean - cucumber - pickled radish [GF]


NIGIRI / SASHIMI [GF]
-Maguro / Tuna
-Escolar / Super White Tuna 
-Sake / Salmon
-Yellowtail
-Unagi / Eel 
-Ebi / Cooked Shrimp
-Tomago / Sweet Egg Omelet


ICE CREAM [GFO]
-Mango w/ mango puree
-Vanilla w/ Chocolate Ganache
-Red Bean w/ Chocolate Ganache
-Green Tea w/ Chocolate Ganache


Now that we've got your mouth watering for the best Sushi & Asian Grill at the Lake of the Ozarks, what are you waiting for? You will also find all of our excellent coastal cuisine with a Midwestern flair that you've come to love over the years in our bar & grill side of the restaurant. There's something for everyone to eat here at Backwater Jack's, and through October, you can relax in the pool before or after you eat it! 





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Monday, September 11, 2017

Gotta "RIDE" Back to Backwater Jack's for Bikefest 2017!

It's looking like Mother Nature is bringing the lake area some beautiful weather for the 2017 Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest, and your favorite waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is bringing fun and excitement to this awesome annual event! While you're in the area, make sure to plan a ride to Backwater Jack's into your visit. Same old fun time with a brand new look and some awesome updates since last year! 


Delicious Daily Specials
At Backwater Jack's, our regular menus (in the bars, the restaurant, and our new Sushi & Asian Grill by the pool) are already pretty special on their own, but we like to offer special deals daily just because we love our customers so very much! The Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest, happening Wednesday-Sunday, September 13-17, falls just right for you to take advantage of some of these awesome weekly deals. 

  • Wine-O Wednesdays - Once you've parked your bike for the day, grab a ride on over for this Wednesday special. All house wines are $1 off, or you can get the whole bottle for $5 off. 
  • Raw Deal Thursdays - One of our most popular days of the week, featuring discounts on oysters, wings, and shrimp... OH MY! We'll even give you $1 off canned beer to wash it all down with. 
  • Sunday Fun Day! - Sunday's a day for relaxing after a weekend full of partying. Join us at Backwater Jack's for special discounts on Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. 
If you'll be sticking around after Bikefest is over, you can also take advantage of our "Crabby Ol' Mondays" specials! Enjoy great low prices on our delicious Snow Crab Legs, plus Rum Runners and Pain in the A**es. (Monday won't make you so "crabby" with deals like that!)  



Incredible Live Music
This year's new and improved stage is visible form multiple viewpoints, and it will be showcasing the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks during Bikefest. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates and additions to the lineup, but right now here are the awesome acts you can expect to hear when you join us. 

  • THURSDAY, 9/14:
    • Joe Farrell & the Continentals
  • FRIDAY, 9/15:
    • The Surge
  • SATURDAY, 9/16:
    • MisLedd 


Bikefest Passport Ride Stop 
Now, last but certainly not least, we are one of 24 stops in this year's Bikefest Passport Ride. You are invited to pick up a passport for a $20 donation at any of the participating stops, spend the week getting it stamped at each location, and then turn it in before Sunday at 3 pm to be entered for a chance to win a 2015 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide Motorcycle. If you want to make your chances to win even better, purchase a couple of passports! (It's totally allowed!)  

All completed passports must be turned in to the "Official Passport Booth" at Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson in Osage Beach before 3 pm on Sunday, September 17 to be included in the drawing. Passport Booth hours are: 

  • Wednesday, 9/13: 11 am - 6 pm
  • Thursday, 9/14: 9 am - 6 pm
  • Friday, 9/15: 9 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday, 9/16: 9 am - 7 pm
  • Sunday, 9/17: 10 am - 3 pm

You can find a list of passport stops, plus even more details about all of the events and activities happening especially for the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest at www.LakeBikefest.com.



Gotta "Ride" Back to Backwater Jack's!
While you're planning all of those awesome scenic rides throughout the lake area, don't forget to budget some time to hang out with us at the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. If the sun graces us with its presence like we're expecting, make sure to wear your swimsuit under your riding gear so you can enjoy a dip in our amazing pool while you're here! Have fun this week, drive safely, and come by to see us soon at Backwater Jack's





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Thursday, September 7, 2017

It's AUTOPALOOZA Time! Don't Miss it!

Polish up your classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles and get them ready for Backwater Jack's very first AUTOPALOOZA! We'll be filling the parking lot of our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant on Saturday, September 9, 2017 with all kinds of impressive vehicles, and we'll be enjoying and celebrating their awesomeness all day long. There is no cost to enter your car or bike, but money that is raised that day will benefit the Dogwood Animal Shelter.  



AUTOPALOOZA 2017
There is no entry fee to participate in our car & bike show, but there will be awards given out! You can register your vehicle between 11 am - 1 pm, the show will go on all afternoon, and then an awards ceremony will be taking place at 5 pm. Prizes will be awarded for the best in each category, as well as an overall Best in Show. Judging will happen in the following classes: 
  • Stock
  • Custom
  • Classic (before '79)
  • Ratrod
  • 2000 and above
  • Jack's Choice
  • Stock Bikes
  • Custom Bikes 

In addition to having the opportunity to view some extremely impressive cars, trucks, and motorcycles, there will be door prizes given out throughout the day, plus raffle tickets will be on sale for some really cool stuff.

Malibu Rum will have their representatives on hand that day with some fun giveaways. The incredible Blue Collar Kings will be rocking the stage on Saturday too. Come for the cool cars, and stay for the delicious food and drinks, amazing music, and the fun crowd you can always expect to find hanging out at Backwater Jack's. 


Dogwood Animal Shelter  
The money that we raise during AUTOPALOOZA will benefit a wonderful local organization, the Dogwood Animal Shelter in Osage Beach. This no-kill shelter is often filled to capacity, and donations to help maintain the facility are always greatly appreciated, as well as anyone that would like to volunteer their time. If you have been considering adopting a new four-legged friend, the Dogwood Animal Shelter is a wonderful place to find your new family member. You can find out more about them by visiting www.DASLakeoftheOzarks.com.    


You've simply GOTTA get back to Backwater Jack's for our 1st ever AUTOAPALOOZA event! You probably didn't need this added reason to join us at the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we just can't stop planning fun events for you guys. You deserve 'em! Make plans right now to join us on Saturday. We promise, as always, it's going to be an awesome time! 





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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Top 5 Reasons We're Your Labor Day Weekend Headquarters

Labor Day is a popular time to head to the lake for a 3-day weekend full of fun, sun, and excitement. There are lots of places to visit while you are here, but today's blog has all the reasons you need to put our incredible waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks at the top of your "to-do" list for the holiday. There's so much to do, see, hear, and taste at Backwater Jack's, you may never want to leave!  



#1 - Easy to Reach by Water or by Land
It doesn't matter if you're traveling by boat or by car, it's easy to find us both ways. We've greatly expanded our parking lot this year, and all the cabs know how to find us. Just tell them "I've gotta get back to Backwater Jack's!" They'll know how to get you here, and they'll be happy to come back later and pick you up. 

We are located in Osage Beach off of Osage Beach Parkway. From there you take Beach Drive to Cocu Court, and you can't miss us! By water, we are located on the 17.5 MM. You should be able to find a spot to dock, but just in case everyone else has the same great idea about hanging out with us as you do, "boat-pooling" (just like carpooling) is always a good idea.  

(...and this picture is from BEFORE the pool was finished! We're even bigger now!)

#2 - Lots of Room to Play

If you haven't had the chance to check us out yet this season, you're in for a huge surprise! We have GREATLY expanded the size of our establishment, plus added more ways to have fun and enjoy your food and drinks. The indoor dining area got an update last year, and this summer we added a lot more outdoor seating, a bigger stage for our incredible bands, a Sushi & Asian Grill, and the best pool at the Lake of the Ozarks complete with a swim-up bar. It's a good thing we keep growing, because just like the saying goes, the more, the merrier! 

#3 - Pool Time Fun...with Ducks!
We truly believe we nailed it when it comes to our awesome pool area, and from what our customers have been saying, they completely agree! Plenty of room for the big crowds we've been getting, plus a great area surrounding the pool to hang out and take in a bit of sun. There's lots of seating on the far side of the swim-up bar to enjoy the view and a few drinks without actually getting in the water too. Once the sun goes down and the lights go on, you won't believe your eyes! 

Oh, and the ducks, well, they're all a part of our Labor Day weekend "Zero Ducks Given" party on Saturday, September 2. We'll be sectioning off the pool area for this unbelievable party for ages 21 and up that day. For a $10 cover charge, you can jump in the pool with all the rubber ducky inflatables, plus get lots of free goodies and samples from the reps from Malibu, Absolut, and Anheuser-Busch. Also, there will be 4 of the best DJs spinning all the most amazing party music all day long, from 11 am - 7 pm. There is even a VIP admission available with bottle service. You can get additional details on that by emailing Kerry@PartyStarEvents.com.  



#4 - We'll Keep You Dancing
We've always had a knack for presenting the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks, and this season has been the best one ever! The brand new, bigger lakeside stage seems to make the bands sound even more amazing. In addition to the DJs playing the "Zero Ducks Given" party, we'll also have live entertainment happening Friday - Monday with music from: Steven Woolley, Griffin & the Gargoyles, The Surge, James Clay, and more! Even if you don't feel like dancing, we're willing to bet that at least your toes will be tapping, because these bands are hard to resist! 

#5 - Our Food & Drinks Can't Be Beat
Last, but certainly not least, the thing we're most widely known for. Our kitchen produces the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks, and our bars are filled with the coldest beer and most refreshing cocktails you've ever had the pleasure of sipping. All of your old favorites can still be found on the menu, and with the addition of our Sushi & Asian Grill in the pool area, we most definitely have a perfect dish for even the pickiest gourmets in your group.  



Labor Day weekend at Backwater Jack's is going to be the best place in town to celebrate with all of your friends. This party does not mark the end of the fun to be had at the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks. We've got more exciting things coming your way this fall, so plan to be getting yourself back to Backwater Jack's quite a few more times this year! 





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