Showing posts from 2015

Let Backwater Jack's Help You with Your New Year's Resolutions!

It's a tradition to come up with resolutions for the New Year and Backwater Jack's wants to help you come up with simple resolutions that are easy to keep! Your #1 resolution should be spending more time at the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks, but here are some others to for you to try next year. Choose one or choose them all, simply sticking with one of these goals will help you be a better, healthier, happier you in 2016.

1. Get that Summer Body Ready!
This year, get your body show-off ready by hitting the gym and dropping those winter pounds! When Backwater Jack's opens in the spring, show off all that hard work you've put into your New Year's resolution by being a buffer, healthier, muscular you! 
2. Use Technology!
Most smartphones today have built-in pedometers that can be used to track how much you're walking throughout the day. There are apps available to count your calories (even the liquid ones) and even help plan a workout for you to do! Us…

3 Fun Thanksgiving Themes to Try This Year!

At the Lake of the Ozarks' best waterfront bar, we're always looking for new and fun ways to spice up your favorite meals. Thanksgiving food doesn't have to be solely about turkey and stuffing! Why not take the best parts of Thanksgiving - the food, the family, the atmosphere - and adapt it to other cultures? Check out these fun-filled ideas to take your holiday celebrations to a whole new level!

Mexican Thanksgiving
Our neighboring country has a rich history of food and culture. Why not celebrate your Thanksgiving with a Mexican twist? Instead of a wide assortment of turkey, ham, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, you can have a blend of chorizo, chicken, tacos, burritos, and queso dip! Take your celebrations to the next level by breaking out your best sombrero and Poncho Villa outfit and wearing the costumes while you feast. Afterward, you can have traditional flan and churros in lieu of apple pie.

Asian Thanksgiving
Asian cuisine has been growing and evolving for centuries. Try…

A Look Back: Customer Reviews from Summer 2015!

This past Summer season was an absolute success.  The Lake's best waterbar was visited by thousands of people; locals and tourists alike. We were given awards for our food, given shout-outs for our atmosphere, and all around given praise for having the best restaurant at Lake of the Ozarks. We haven't forgotten how we earned all of those kudos either! Let's look back at some of the reviews and posts written by customers on our Facebook page and remember the Summer season 2015!

Jared 5 starLove this place!!! Great food, staff, and entertainment!!! Always a definite stop on our vacations on the lake!!!
Thanks for making us a permanent part of your vacations Jared! We appreciate all your support!
Corey5 starBest food on the water. Love the poppers and the Cuban!
Corey, We hope you'll branch out next season and try some of our other dishes too, like our award winning Fried Potato Salad! (Pssst, the Cuban is one of our favorites too!)
Joseph 5 starWent there for our honeymoo…

Party Hardy on Customer Appreciation Day!

"All good things must come to an end". Our journey for the summer ends here. This will be the last weekend Backwater Jack's will be open in the 2015 summer season! This has been a terrific summer that no one wanted to end, but until someone fixes that time machine, it would seem we have to just sit tight and wait until next year!

As we prepare for the Winter, we're going to have one last summer celebration that you definitely won't want to miss! Here are the three reasons to come celebrate with the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks as we close out another wonderful season: 

This Sunday we will have our annual Customer Appreciation Day.  That means we'll serve 1/2 priced food and 1/2 priced drinks ALL DAY.  It's a send off for the people who made this past season AMAZING. Stop in and grab one, no, TWO of your favorite dishes and drinks!

Looks like Mother Nature is trying to rain on our parade, but …

Get the Party Started with Some of Our Signature Shots!

Backwater Jack's is the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have amazing drinks, including the infamous Pains in the A$$, and so many more. But we have even MORE than just the best food and drinks at the Lake: We have shots that will either begin the night's concert or warm the palette for a delicious cocktail. Here are some of the shots offered at the best bar at Lake of the Ozarks.

Party Shots
Three Olives BombCareful, these bombs are already ticking! Three Flavors of Vodka- Three Olives Cherry, Grape, or Berry mixed with everyone's favorite energy drink - Red Bull.

Star BurstDrink them instead of stealing the best flavor from your friends.
This shot is filled with Pinnacle's Blueberry Vodka, ABSOLUT Mandrin & Citron. Did you think that was it? It also has Red Bull!

B-zooka JoeCan you tell we love Red Bull? 
Red Bull and Limón Rum are mixed with some grenadine to blow up that party atmosphere!

The Vegas BombTime to start betting big hands, this STRAIGHT wi…

30th Anniversary Harbor Hop at Lake of the Ozarks

Harbor Hop at the Lake is both the beginning and the end of the water festivities. The Spring Harbor Hop signifies that it's finally warm enough to start up the boat and prepare for the warm weather. The fall Harbor Hop reminds us that summer is over and we should celebrate another successful season. It's one of the favorite events for the best waterbar at the Lake of the Ozarks, and for good reason! From the best drink specials in the Lake area to the best poker hand you can make, Harbor Hop has you going from one place to another!

The Poker Game
The Harbor Hop allows people to play a poker game as they hop from one location to another. Players pay an optional donation fee of $20 to start their "hand". There are two options once play begins. The player can stay within one section of the Lake in an effort to qualify for the "bonus" round of winner drawings or go to all the sections available. All play stops at 7PM, or when all 7 cards are collected, whichev…

Come Have the Best Drinks at the Lake!

Finally, fall is here. The weather is cooling off and that means it's time for you to cool off too! Come enjoy the fall weather while watching the Lake at our waterbar at Lake of the Ozarks. You could be enjoying one of these fine beverages while you wait on the delicious food! 

Specialty Cocktails at Backwater Jack's
Quench your thirst and throw some electrolytes down the hatch! This concoction combines ABSOLUT Mandarin Vodka and Orange Gatorade.

Cheese Cake
Drink your favorite dessert!
Cruzan Vanilla Rum with cranberry and pineapple Juice.

Beri Beri Licious
We take Three Olive's Berry Vodka and Pinnacle Raspberry Vodka, throw them together with some Sierra Mist, and top it off with a hint of grenadine to give you a taste of the tropics!

Hawaiian Dream
Wake up, this thing ain't gonna drink itself!
ABSOLUT, Cruzan Pineapple Rum, DeKuyper Blue Curacao and a splash of pineapple juice on top... all you're missing is a hula skirt and a Ukulele!

Cherry Tart
Cruzan Black Cherr…

6+1 Reasons to go to Backwater Jack's This Weekend

Of all the restaurants and water bars at the Lake, only one stands out: Backwater Jack's. This weekend, we're pulling out all the stops! The best bar at Lake of the Ozarks is found right at our doors. Do you need reasons to check out the best restaurant in Osage Beach? Here's 6+1! 

1. Waterfront Bar View
Eating seafood, drinking a Caribbean cocktail, you'd think the ocean would be right at your feet. And you'd be close! Our bar is right on the water at Lake of the Ozarks. Complete with palm trees and dock access, you will have a hard time explaining to friends that you didn't go down to the tropics!

2. Red Beans and Rice
Red Beans and Rice is a dish as old as the bayou and blends a perfect mix of Cajun and Caribbean. This homemade mix of red beans, onions, green peppers, and Andouille sausage is mixed together with Cajun spices and thrown over wild rice.

3. Jack's Island Seafood Salad
Do you enjoy Shellfish? Try one of our succulent seafood salads, mixed with …

Bikefest Passport Bike Ride 2015!

Bikers and leather at the Lake - oh my!

The 9th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest is this weekend. From featured bike rides to awesome live music and entertainment, there's a lot for you to do this weekend. Your friends at Backwater Jack's Bar & Grill is here to give you all the info one of the most thrilling activities of the whole event. Get excited!

WHAT: The Passport Bike Ride
WHEN: Thursday-Sunday, September 17-20
WHERE: 24 Participating Locations

It's time to jump on your bike and come out to the Lake of the Ozarks for an unforgettable weekend. Why? Because if you visit every single participating location and turn in your completed passport in time, you'll have a chance to win a free Harley!!

Passport Bike Ride Rules & Regulations

Here are some quick details to help you get a better understanding of this upcoming event:
You can pick up your passport at any of the participating locations.Take your passport to all of the participating locations to get it stamped, …

PROUD SPONSORS of Wishes For Wonderland!


Backwater Jack's Bar & Grill is proud to be a sponsor of the 3rd annual fundraiser for Wonderland Camp, Wishes For Wonderland. This is a great event for an even better cause, and we sincerely hope you will be able to join us. Thanks to the help of sponsors (like us!) this is a free event for anyone who would like to attend. Come on out for a fun-filled evening honoring a truly fantastic organization here at the Lake.

Wonderland Camp

Wonderland Camp is a unique camp designed especially for people with disabilities. Open to campers of all ages, Wonderland Camp offers a safe place for campers to grow, learn, and enrich their lives. As it says on the Wonderland Camp website...
The mission of Wonderland Camp is to provide a fun, educational camp experience for children, teenagers, and adults who have disabilities; to offer a respite from daily care giving for their family members and healthcare workers; and to provide and nurture a personal development experience fo…

Come Celebrate Labor Day @ Backwater Jack's!

Labor Day Weekend is about to hit the Lake of the Ozarks full-force, and you had better be here at at Backwater Jack's Bar & Grill to help us celebrate! We have everything you need to celebrate this holiday weekend in classic and awesome lake life style. Are you excited??

Labor Day Weekend at Backwater Jack's!

Even though fall does not technically begin until September 21st, Labor Day is unofficially viewed as the last weekend of summer. Our team at the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help you make the most of it. Here are three great reasons to celebrate your holiday with Backwater Jack's.

1. Our drinks can help you GET THE PARTY STARTED.
Let's be honest - your holiday weekend just wouldn't be the same without the drinks! Our bartenders have a huge arsenal of incredible cocktails just waiting to blow your mind. What's your style? Wine? Beer? A tantalizing cocktail? No matter what you choose, we're sure that you're going …