Get Back to Backwater Jack's For Those Awesome Appetizers

The 2020 season at Backwater Jack's has officially begun! You can finally get back to your favorite waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for all of those fantastic flavors you've been craving over the long winter break.

Well, almost all of them. The Sushi & Asian Grill won't be opening for a few weeks yet, but all of the delicious dishes on our main restaurant menu are here for you right now! It's an extensive menu, much too big to cover in just one blog, so today we'll start at the beginning with a look at our awesome appetizer section.

Snow Crab Clusters
Nothing but the freshest snow crab clusters at Backwater Jack's! Boiled hot and served by the pound with a tub of butter.

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

Chips & Salsa

Jack's Baked Nachos

A pile of tortilla chips topped with tomatoe…

St Patrick's Day Weekend 2020 at the Lake of the Ozarks

St. Patrick's Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks is an exciting time for anyone that likes to have a good time. In addition to all of the holiday festivities happening around the lake area, it's also opening weekend at Backwater Jack's

Actually, your favorite waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is opening a little bit earlier than that on Thursday, March 12, 2020. That mean's you've got a practice day to party with us before the weekend officially gets here! 

Opening Day 2020 at Backwater Jack's
Beginning at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 12, 2020, you can all finally get back to Backwater Jack's for another season full of fantastic food, refreshing drinks, amazing live music, incredible pool parties, and the best party people you've ever met! 

Well, the pool won't be open just yet, but all of that other stuff will be ready and waiting for you! (Let's let the weather get a little warmer before we fill the pool. Don't worr…

The Opening Day Countdown Has Begun at Backwater Jack's!

We know you're all anxious to get back to Backwater Jack's in Osage Beach and we're thrilled to say that the wait is almost over! Your favorite waterfront bar & restaurant a the Lake of the Ozarks will be opening for the 2020 season on Thursday, March 12! (Unless we happen to get a surprise snowstorm that day. After all, this is mid-Missouri but hey, the groundhog said we should be good to go.) 

Beginning on Thursday, March 12, 2020, Backwater Jack's will be open at 11:00 am every Thursday-Sunday. (Just in time for St. Patrick's Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks!) Once April rolls around we'll most likely go back to being open 7 days a week. Now, in case your memory is failing you, here's a look at all the excitement & deliciousness to expect once you get yourself back to Backwater Jack's. 

Fantastic Food
All of your favorite menu items will be available again right away. (Except for the sushi but don't worry, it'll be back again this s…

Winter Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks - It's Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Time!

Well, actually, we're 1 month away from the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl but it's definitely time for you to start making plans to be here! Backwater Jack's is still closed for the season right now but you'd better believe this is a party we look forward to attending, so we know you will too. (Even if your favorite waterfront bar & restaurant isn't a stop on the map. Don't worry, opening day in March will be here before you know it!)

In case you've never had the awesome pleasure of partying at a Lake Pub Crawl, here's what you've got to look forward to. Also, don't forget that if you're coming from out of town, our vacation house rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks give you a great place to chill out for the weekend with an awesome lake view!

19th Annual Lake of the Ozarks
Mardi Gras Pub Crawl
The Lake Pub Crawl gives you an excellent excuse to plan a winter vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks. It will take place on Saturday, Februar…

Don't Wait... Book Your 2020 Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Now!

It's not too early to start thinking about all of those awesome trips to Backwater Jack's you'll be enjoying next season. You know what makes them even better? Staying in our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront vacation rental located right next door! 

The "Cozy House" is available year-round, so you can book a stay any time of the year that you feel the need for a lake getaway. If any of those dates happen to fall on some of our most sought-after weekends, you might want to go ahead and reserve your stay right now. (What a wonderful Christmas gift idea!) 

Popular 2020 Vacation Dates
There will be lots and lots of reasons to head to the lake in the coming year. Here are just a few of the most popular ones that we expect to book up quickly. There will be a LOT more fun happening in between all of these dates, so be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page so you don't miss any exciting announcements! 

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Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub CrawlFebruary 14

Great Gift Ideas For Fans of the Lake of the Ozarks

The holiday gift-giving season is upon us. While you can't get back to Backwater Jack's this time of year, we know you'll be back to join us again next spring-fall 2020. How about giving away a few gifts that can be used when you're having fun at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant? Sure, they may have to wait a while to use the presents, but once summer is back in full swing, they'll be thrilled that you had such a great idea! 

Pool Toys
We have an amazing pool and swim-up bar that hosts the best pool parties at the Lake of the Ozarks. Items that can be used in and around our lakeside pool are a perfect gift to get anyone that's excited about all the pool parties you'll be attending here next year! 

It could be a cool beach towel or even a funny cover-up. Beer koozies will keep their hand warm yet the beer cold, and there are even koozies out there sized to fit frozen drink cups. (Who else is craving a Rum Runner about now?) Consider a floa…

Lots of Reasons to be Thankful About 2019 at Backwater Jack's

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Since Backwater Jack's is already closed for the season, we have plenty of time to look back and remember all of the awesome things we have to be thankful for. A ton of excitement took place at your favorite waterfront bar & restaurant in 2019. Here's a look back at a few of our favorite moments. 

Exciting Pool Parties
That incredible pool area smack dab in the middle of Backwater Jack's saw a whole lot of action this season. We're always thankful to have a chance to chill out poolside on a sunny afternoon, but even more thankful for the crazy memories we get to make at all of our exciting pool parties!

The Zero Ducks Given events on holiday weekends are always a great big, gigantic, party. Of course, our SWIMDUSTRY night swims are pretty amazing too, and if you didn't make it to our Margarita Madness Pool Party, well, you definitely need to keep an eye out for that one next year! 

Awesome Events
A polar opposite to the wild …