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How To Enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks

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The holiday season is upon us, starting this week with Thanksgiving. If you are lucky enough to get to spend your extended weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks, Backwater Jack's has a few fun suggestions for you on how to spend at least some of that time.  


Break Time at Backwater Jack's
We'll be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018, to celebrate Thanksgiving, but your favorite waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks will open back up on Friday so you can take a break from all that hectic Black Friday shopping! As a matter of fact, we'll be here all weekend long starting at 11:00 am each day with all of your Backwater Jack's favorites. 

If you're hosting a house full of people for the holiday, this is a great way to keep them entertained, plus get everyone out and away from the house for a while! We'll most likely even have some great live music on our stage for you to enjoy. (Keep an eye on the Backwater Jack's Facebook page for updates ab…

5 Things We're Thankful For This Year

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Thanksgiving will be here in a few days, which has us pondering over the many different things that Backwater Jack's has to be thankful for. Believe us when we say that there are a lot more than 5 reasons to be thankful this year, but the following list sums up the big ones quite nicely. 



Our 2018 Season is NOT Over Yet!
Your favorite Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant hasn't closed for the season quite yet. As a matter of fact, weather-permitting, we're still open every Thursday-Sunday at 11:00 am through the end of November! It's nice and cozy inside, we've got our full menu and fully-stocked bar both available, and our weekly specials are still going strong. These include: 
Raw Deal ThursdaysFriday Steak Nights Sunday Fun Days Right now we have our final day for the 2018 season set for Sunday, December 2. We'll be featuring a ton of food and drink specials to end the season, so you definitely don't want to miss that! Mark your calendar now a…

People LOVE Backwater Jack's! Take a Look...

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A lot of seasonal venues in the lake area have closed for the season, but not your favorite waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! You can still get back to Backwater Jack's 7 days a week this fall, and it's every bit as wonderful now as it is in the summer. (Usually a little bit quieter, but still just as fun!) 

Just in case you think we're a little biased in that opinion, we've gathered a few recent reviews for Backwater Jack's from across the web. These people have been having a fantastic experience here with us over the past few weeks, and you still can too. 


"Stumbled upon this place while passing through for the day and happened to get the crab leg special. Really quite good crab legs for a great price. The atmosphere here is great, with lots of decks, overlooks, swim up bars, seating both indoor and out. You could easily waste an entire day here that's for sure. We had a really good time."
-Joshua Appel, Google review
"Grea…

Savory Sandwiches & Unbelievable Burgers at Backwater Jack's

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Backwater Jack's in Osage Beach is proud to offer an eclectic blend of food items that combine the styles, ingredients, and cultures of South Florida and the Carribean with traditional favorites of the Midwest. The menu at our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks features something for everyone, from amazing appetizers to incredible entrees. Today we're putting the focus on the many savory sandwiches and fantastic burgers we serve daily.


All of our sandwiches are served with lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, and your choice of a side dish. You can also choose to add cheese, bacon, sauteed mushrooms, or onions for an additional charge.  

Classic Club Sandwich
A toasted triple decker filled with turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and American cheese on wheat bread.

Triple Decker BLT
A toasted triple-decker filled with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on wheat bread.

Bacon, Chicken, Cheese Grille
A marinated 8-oz. chicken breast grilled and topped with bacon an…

All Treats, No Tricks, at Backwater Jack's!

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Halloween is nearly here, which means trick or treaters will soon be roaming the streets. By the time you reach adulthood, trick or treating is a long gone thing of the past for you. Backwater Jack's believes you still deserve to enjoy this fun holiday, so today we've listed a few of our tastiest "treats" that will be waiting for you here on Halloween, as well as all the other days of the week! No tricks, just delicious food and drinks you'll love! 


SEAFOOD  
We've got lots of great seafood on the menu at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant & bar, so you'll have tons of choices to "treat" yourself to when you come in. Among these are Snow Crab Clusters, West Key's Boiled Shrimp, Raw Oysters on the Half Shell, and our fried Filet of Grouper Sandwich. 


BIG APPS
Remember when you were a kid and the feeling you got when someone dropped a big-name candy bar into your bag in comparison to how you felt about something good yet dinky, like …

Succulent Seafood Dishes at Backwater Jack's

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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!  



SEAFOOD APPETIZERS
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!

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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 www.Funlake.com/HarborHop.) 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 …