Thursday, October 23, 2014

Last Big Weekend Celebration at Backwater Jack's!

Well folks, it's finally here... This will be the last weekend Backwater Jack's will be open in the 2014 summer season! This has been a truly fantastic summer that none of us wanted to end, but it appears that you can't stop time - no matter how hard you try! 


Before we settle in for winter, though, we're going to have one last summer blowout celebration that you definitely won't want to miss! Here are the top three reasons to come celebrate with the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks as we close out another wonderful season: 

UNBEATABLE DRINK AND FOOD SPECIALS
It's the end of the season, and everything must go! Join us for our Customer Celebration Day on Sunday, October 26th and enjoy 1/2 off ALL of the best food and drinks at the Lake. It's going to be a beautiful day with prices you'll have to see to believe!

AMAZING WEATHER
Looks like Mother Nature is on our side this weekend - the forecast couldn't be more perfect! With lots of sun and highs in the upper seventies or low eighties, we'll get one last sweet taste of summer before this season ends.

INCREDIBLE ATMOSPHERE
Ask anyone what their top three favorite things about Backwater Jacks Waterfront Bar & Grill are, and almost all of them will mention the wonderful atmosphere. YOU, our outstanding customers, are the ones who are largely to thank for this. You guys are the ones who give us a reason to do what we do, and we just wanted to take a second to give you the credit you deserve!

It's going to be an amazing last weekend at Backwater Jack's, and we hope you all will come out and celebrate with us. Let's end this summer on a high note together!!

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!!!

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


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

4 Common Oyster Myths - DEBUNKED!

Did you know that Backwater Jacks is the only waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks that serves raw oysters? Many people know that we offer the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks, but few people know the true facts behind one of our most popular menu items: raw oysters. 

Many myths surround oysters and the appropriate timing/methods for preparing them. Today, Backwater Jacks Bar & Grill has set out to debunk some of these most popular misconceptions.



Myth: Oysters should only be eaten during months with the letter 'R'.
It was once believed that oysters were not safe to eat during the months that didn't contain the letter 'R' in their name (May, June, July, August). We now know that oysters are perfectly safe to eat year-round.

Myth: Oysters are an aphrodisiac.
For many years, oysters were thought to contain aphrodisiac qualities - they were frequently eaten by people hoping to arouse sexual interest in others. Now (unfortunately!) we know that oysters do not, in fact, contain these qualities.


Myth: Eating oysters is harmful to the environment.
Some people may be generally aware that oyster reefs are home to fabulous aquatic marine life and be afraid that consuming oysters threatens these natural ecosystems. In reality, the vast majority of oysters we eat are grown on oyster farms and have no impact on the natural environment.

Myth: Shellfish that die before being cooked are not safe to eat.
Many people once believed that oysters (and other shellfish) were not safe to eat unless they were cooked alive, but there is actually no truth to this statement. As with any seafood or meat, the quality of oysters lessen the longer they are dead, but (unless they are several days old) they are still perfectly safe to eat.

Has all this talk of oysters made you hungry? Stop by and see us to get your seafood fix! Wash it down with your favorite drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks... Our bartenders will have them waiting for you!

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!!!

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



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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Harbor hoppin at Backwater Jacks!

What?
Fall Harbor Hop 2014

When?
Saturday, October 11th from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Where?
At participating locations All over the Lake of the Ozarks - including the Lake's best waterfront bar!

That's right, folks! Fall Harbor Hop 2014 is officially upon us. Grab your best friend, your spouse, your cousin, your uncles... grab everyone and bring them out to Backwater Jack's this Saturday for a great day of boating, water, great drinks, and poker!



Pick up your starting card at any of the participating checkpoints (like Backwater Jacks' Bar & Grill) with an optional donation of $20. Once you get started, it's smooth sailing to all of your favorite destinations at the Lake of the Ozarks! Get a grand total of seven cards by pick up an additional card at each checkpoint you visit - or purchase an optional eighth card for $5.


Once you've built a complete hand, submit it at your final checkpoint. Winners will be notified via mail once the results are tallied!

The lucky winners will get a percent of the total pot! Prizes will be divvied up in the following manner:

1st Place: 10%
2nd Place: 9%
3rd Place: 8%
4th Place: 7%
4 Worst Hands: 4% each
Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2%


There will also be a bonus section winner from this year's Harbor Hop. To be eligible to win this bonus, you must pick up all seven cards in a specific section - www.funlake.com/harborhop has a list of all the participating locations and their respective sections.

It should be a great day at Backwater Jack's Waterfront Bar & Grill, and we can't wait to party with you! Our bartenders will have all your favorite drinks ready and waiting for your arrival. 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!!!

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



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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Best-Selling Drinks at Backwater Jack's

You tell everyone that you come to Backwater Jacks for the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks, but honestly... Who are you kidding?

We all know you come see us so you can enjoy the best DRINKS at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Our bartenders take special care to mix and blend each drink on our menu to absolute perfection, but three certain drinks have risen above the rest. Next time you come to Backwater Jacks, you'll have to try one (or all!) of our three most popular drinks: Pain in the A**, Rum Runner, and Cheesecake!


Rum Runner
This is what we're known for. This sweet, refreshing frozen drink features a masterful mix of different flavored rums - our own secret recipe! Just as a good magician never reveals his secrets, we can't disclose what flavors of rum are in the mix... but we can promise you one thing: it will blow your mind!

Pain in the A**
This perfect drink features a delicious combination of two of the best frozen concoctions around: pina coladas and rum runners! We use our own personal pina colada mix, so you're sure to get a uniquely incredible experience. If you're feeling adventurous, add a floater for an extra kick.

Cheesecake
If you're in the mood to enjoy something on the rocks instead of frozen, you'll love this one! This tantalizing cocktail offers vanilla rum, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice mixed to perfection.


These drinks go perfectly with the our delicious menu options.
Don't believe us? Come see for yourself!
While these are definitely our most popular drinks, they barely scratch the surface of all the delicious concoctions the best waterfront restaurant on the Lake has to offer. This weekend's weather is supposed to be beautiful... Come on out and give them a try!

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!!!

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



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