Monday, June 30, 2014

Celebrate Independence Day at Backwater Jack's!

The 4th of July is only FOUR DAYS AWAY! We don't know about you, but everyone at Backwater Jack's is excited for a weekend of the 5 F's:
  • Fun!
  • Family!
  • Friends!
  • Food! and...
  • FIREWORKS!
Come out to Backwater Jack's at the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend, where you can take full advantage of everything the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake has to offer.

Great Food!

Start your meal off right with any of our delicious appetizers, such as our jalapeno poppers, buffalo shrimp, seafood nachos, onion rings, or stuffed mushrooms! Then move on to any of our scrumptious sandwiches, like the pork tenderloin, classic club, or ribeye steak. If you're in the mood for something else, we also have several chicken, steak, pasta, and fish dinners to choose from!

Great Music!

We're kicking off the celebrations early with Phat Mike & The Bartenders on Thursday! Then join us Friday and Saturday for great music from Big Rigs and Queens Blvd! Both of these top-notch bands will be playing both days, so you can be sure to get your groove on!


Don't Forget the Fireworks!

We don't have a fireworks display at Backwater Jack's, but we're only a couple of miles away from the Lodge of the Four Seasons! If you take your boat to come see us for dinner on Friday, you can view the Lodge's display from the water on your way home!

We are the Best Waterfront Bar at Lake of the Ozarks! Get yourself in to try our Caribbean and Southern Florida inspired favorites. Watch for updates on our social media for live music at Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday - Monday!!!

Come on by Backwater Jack's Waterfront Bar & Grill! 

An eclectic blend of food, drink & entertainment on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.


Restaurant Hours:  7 days a week open at 11am
Live Music at 6pm, 6 days a week (May – Sept)!

Live Music at 6pm 6 days per week (May – Sept)!
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

9 Things You Didn't Know about the Lake of the Ozarks!

Most people in the Midwest have heard about the Lake of the Ozarks, and many know of it as a popular place to spend your summer vacation. The Lake has also received a lot of attention recently as a viable option for destination weddings in the Midwest. People come from all over the States to soak up some much-needed sunshine.

But how much do you really know about your favorite vacation destination? Backwater Jack's is here to help make you the smartest person in the room with these fun facts about the Lake of the Ozarks!


The Lake has over 1,150 miles of shoreline - more than the state of California!

There are roughly 70,000 docks on the Lake.

Bagnell Dam is 2,543 feet long.

The Lake was created when Bagnell Dam was completed in 1931. 



The town of Linn Creek is currently in it second location - the original location was buried under the Lake when it formed.

The Lake earned the nickname "Magic Dragon" from its unique shape.

Crane Cemetery was one of almost 60 cemeteries whose sites were flooded when the dam was built. The graves were supposed to have been moved first, but some people believe that they were not!

The Lake's greatest depth is 130 feet.

... Okay, so maybe that last fact is just our opinion... but our loyal customers tend to agree! Come join us today to see why Backwater Jack's is the BEST place to eat at the Lake of the Ozarks!

We are the Best Waterfront Bar at Lake of the Ozarks! Get yourself in to try our Caribbean and Southern Florida inspired favorites. Watch for updates on our social media for live music at Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday - Monday!!!

Come on by Backwater Jack's Waterfront Bar & Grill! 

An eclectic blend of food, drink & entertainment on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.

Restaurant Hours:  7 days a week open at 11am
Live Music at 6pm, 6 days a week (May – Sept)!

Live Music at 6pm 6 days per week (May – Sept)!
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Backwater Jack's Offers the BEST Daily Specials at the Lake!

What's your favorite day of the week??

EVERY day of the week is our favorite at Backwater Jacks Waterfront Bar and Grill!! We want your Lake of the Ozarks vacation to be all you dreamed it would be, so we're doing our part by offering fabulous specials every day of the week! No matter when you come see us, you'll be treated to great deals that will keep you coming back for more!

Here's a quick look at the best daily specials at the Lake of the Ozarks:

MONDAY

Crabby Ol Mondays
We know you're a little crabby on Mondays, so we're offering you a load of great dishes and drink specials at fabulous LOW prices! Ask about our 1 lb delicious Snow Crab - and don't forget about the Pain in the A**'s and Rum Runners!

TUESDAY

Tequila Tuesdays
Buy one Jose Cuervo or Suaza shot and get one free! OR buy one house Marg and get one free. Go big or go home!

WEDNESDAY

Wine-O Wednesdays
Calling all grape nuts! Enjoy $1 off all house wines by the glass! Sometimes just one glass doesn't quite cut it, so you can also take $5 off any bottle of wine!

THURSDAY

Raw Deal Thursdays
Oysters and Wings and Shrimp... OH MY! Enjoy unique discounts on an of these delicious menu items, PLUS take $1 of any canned beer to wash them down!

FRIDAY and SATURDAY

Drop It Like It's Hot Weekends
Bomb buckets and live music... Need we say more? Join us for a weekend you won't forget - if you can remember it, that is!

As exciting as these specials are, they barely scratch the surface of all the wonderful things Backwater Jack's has to offer. We have everything you need to make your afternoon, night, or weekend the best it can be! Come check out the Lake's favorite lakefront restaurant and see for yourself!

We are the Best Waterfront Bar at Lake of the Ozarks!  Get yourself in to try our Caribbean and Southern Florida inspired favorites!  Watch for updates on our social media for live music at Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday - Monday!!!

Come on by Backwater Jack's Waterfront Bar & Grill! 

An eclectic blend of food, drink & entertainment on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.

Restaurant Hours:  7 days a week open at 11am
April Hours:  Thursday - Sunday open at 11 am
Live Music at 6pm, 6 days a week (May – Sept)!

Live Music at 6pm 6 days per week (May – Sept)!
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Introducing the Get Down Guide at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Exciting news!!

Planning your night, your weekend, week, or even your month at the Lake of the Ozarks just got wayyy easier! 

We'd like to take this opportunity to introduce an entirely revamped Get Down Guide to the Lake of the Ozarks community. This hip new guide is specifically designed to cater to anyone trying to find something fun to do at the Lake.


This guide features all the parties, live music, and other entertainment of several participating restaurants and bars at the Lake, including Backwater Jacks Waterfront Bar and Grill!

The Get Down Guide is formatted to include the each restaurant's entire entertainment schedule for the rest of summer 2014, but it doesn't stop there. It also features an all-inclusive calendar that consolidates everyone's individual schedules into one easy-to-find location! 

For example, if you look up June 24th, 2014, you can see that the Glow Party at Backwater Jacks is the only thing going on that night -- so you'll know to come here!! 
Check out this great graphic from the guide!

Keep up to date by liking the Get Down Guide on Facebook, or you can follow them on Twitter.

You can view the entire summer 2014 Get Down Guide online at www.getdownguide.com.

As the Lake's favorite waterfront restaurnt, Backwater Jacks is a proud participant in the summer 2014 edition of the Get Down Guide! Check it out to see all the great events and entertainment we're hosting this summer. See you soon!

We are the Best Waterfront Bar at Lake of the Ozarks!  Get yourself in to try our Caribbean and Southern Florida inspired favorites!  Watch for updates on our social media for live music at Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday - Monday!!!

Come on by Backwater Jack's Waterfront Bar & Grill! 

An eclectic blend of food, drink & entertainment on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.

Restaurant Hours:  7 days a week open at 11am
April Hours:  Thursday - Sunday open at 11 am
Live Music at 6pm, 6 days a week (May – Sept)!

Live Music at 6pm 6 days per week (May – Sept)!
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Monday, June 2, 2014

Backwater Jacks is a Sponsor of Lake Race 2014!!

What is better than boats on the Lake of the Ozarks?


POWERBOATS on the Lake of the Ozarks!! 

Join us all this week for the one and only Lake Race 2014! This year, Backwater Jacks Bar and Grill is a proud sponsor of Lake Race Powerboat Invitational, and we want to invite YOU to come enjoy it with us all week long!!

This jam-packed event kicks off tomorrow and runs all the way through Mnoday. Here's a quick sneak peek at the schedule of events, taken from www.lakerace.com.

Tuesday, June 3rd

Lake Race Volunteer Party at Beavers at the Dam.
At 6:00 PM, All Lake Race volunteers are invited to join complimentary appetizers, get their Lake Race volunteer t-shirts, and visit with their team leaders for race weekend assignments.


Wednesday, June 4th

Lake Race Pontoon Party sponsored by Playcraft Pontoons and Iguana Water Sports.
From 5:00-8:00 PM, enjoy complimentary appetizers, cash bar and hear plans for the second Lake Race Pontoon Race. See new model pontoon boats, new water sport toys and all the fun new products available around the lake this season.


Thursday, June 5th  

Fire Fighter Props and Hoses Fun Run
This event will take place at participating waterfront restaurants all morning long between the 0 and 31 mm. 

After Fun Run Party
This party starts at Topsider at 6:00 PM, and the Lake Race VIP sponsor and Racer Welcome starts at 7:00 PM.


Friday, June 6th

Strip Closed to Traffic
The strip closes to regular traffic at 11:00 am, and Racer Village begins to form on Iguana Point.

Lake Race Street Party
Head out Bagnell Dam Blvd for a great party at 6:00 PM!




Saturday, June 7th

9:00 AM - Crane starts operating 
10:00 AM - Racer testing starts
11:45 AM - Opening Ceremonies begin
12:00 PM - Racing starts
12:00-3:00 PM - Race coverage will be produced and supplied by KRMS/93.5 Rocks and KRBK Fox TV-live.
5:00 PM - All racing concludes.


Sunday, June 8th

10:00 AM - Crane area opens.
11:50 AM - National anthem begins
12:00 PM - Racing begins
4:00 PM - Racing concludes
5:30 PM - Lake Race awards ceremony begins


Monday, June 9th

6:00 PM - Lake Race Chopper Dropper at Dogwood Hills Golf Club
Awards and prizes announced at Heroes Sports Saloon following.

If you have any free time during this crazy week, come by and see us at Backwater Jacks for the Lake's best appetizers and sandwiches! Don't forget to try our famous fried potato salad at the Lake of the Ozarks while you're here!

We are the Best Waterfront Bar at Lake of the Ozarks!  Get yourself in to try our Caribbean and Southern Florida inspired favorites!  Watch for updates on our social media for live music at Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday - Monday!!!

Come on by Backwater Jack's Waterfront Bar & Grill! 

An eclectic blend of food, drink & entertainment on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.

Restaurant Hours:  7 days a week open at 11am
April Hours:  Thursday - Sunday open at 11 am
Live Music at 6pm, 6 days a week (May – Sept)!

Live Music at 6pm 6 days per week (May – Sept)!
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