Tuesday, March 31, 2015

13 Things You Didn't Know About Crabs

Mmm... Who's craving crab?!

When you've got a craving to satisfy, Backwater Jack's is the place to go! Backwater Jack's Bar & Grill is home to the LARGEST Crab Rangoon at the Lake of the Ozarks. You know you love it... but how much do you know about the delectable ingredients? Here are some crazy facts about crabs.


1. There are over 6,000 species of crabs.

2. A group of crabs is called a cast.

3. If a crab loses a claw, a new one will grow in its place.

4. The hard shell covering a crab's body is called the "carapace."

5. Crabs can walk in any direction, but they tend to move sideways if they are in a hurry.

6. Humans eat approximately 1.5 million tons of crab every year.

7. Crabs have compound eyes that consist of hundreds of little lenses.

8. Female crabs produce well over 1,000 eggs at a time.

9. Crabs communicate by making drumming and clapping sounds with their claws.

10. A crab's teeth are located in its stomach.

11. Crabs have five pairs of legs (the claws are counted as legs).

12. Hermit crabs, king crabs, and horseshoe crabs aren't actually crabs.

13. The Japanese Spider Crab is the largest crab in the world - it can grow as large as 13 feet across. It can also live to be 100 years old!

Who knew crabs were so crazy?! We didn't... But we DID know that our waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is home to the best crab around! Not only do we offer the Lake's largest Crab Rangoon - we're also famous for our summer special: Crabby Ole Mondays! During peak season, we invite you to start your week off right with 1 pound of delicious snow crab at Backwater Jack's.

Backwater Jack's is currently open every weekend, Thursday-Sunday. We promise we'll have all your favorite foods and drinks waiting for you!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

4 Ingredients Of An OUTSTANDING Summer

Are you looking forward to another great summer at the Lake of the Ozarks? OF COURSE you are! Great summers don't just happen, though - it takes careful measuring and mixing to design the perfect summer. Lucky for you, the team at Backwater Jack's Bar & Grill is here to let you in on four secret ingredients that are sure to make this summer one for the record books!


Ingredient #1: Boating On the Lake of the Ozarks
There's no better way to reset and recharge than boating on the Lake of the Ozarks! That's why Backwater Jack's has its own large, private dock - our customers can jump in their boats and come enjoy the best food in Osage Beach! After all, why take the car when you could take the BOAT instead??

Ingredient #2: Great Food (That YOU Didn't Have To Make!)
Even the people who love cooking will agree that sometimes, they just don't feel like doing it. If you've had a long day, the last thing you need is to come home and slave away in the kitchen getting dinner ready. At Backwater Jack's Bar & Grill, we take the stress of the meal prep off your shoulders. Once you've tried our Fried Grouper, our Jalapeno Poppers, or our famous Fried Potato Salad, you'll see why Backwater Jack's is the best place to eat at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Ingredient #3: Fantastic Live Music
Who likes listening to watching local musicians perform? Nothing sets the mood for relaxing at the Lake of the Ozarks like dancing and singing along with some of our area's most talented artists. Backwater Jack's always has a great entertainment schedule that is sure to have something for everyone. Keep watching the Backwater Jack's event schedule for the 2015 lineup!


Ingredient #4: AMAZING Frozen Drinks
Want to know the secret for taking the edge off of a long day at work? The famous frozen drinks at Backwater Jack's! We're known across the Midwest for our amazing Rum Runners and our incredible Pains. Our Rum Runners feature our own secret blend of flavored rums, and our Pains offer a unique mix of our Rum Runner and our very own Pina Colada mix. Once you try ours, you'll never want to go anywhere else!

Gotta Get Back to Backwater Jack's!
If you've been craving summer sunshine for more days than you can count, hurry over to the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Backwater Jack's is currently open every weekend, Thursday-Sunday. We promise we'll have all your favorite foods and drinks waiting for you!


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

4 Reasons You Should Spend This Weekend At Backwater Jacks

It's been a long week. You've been rushing around trying to get everything done, and now you are more than ready to kick back and enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation. The only question is... where are you going to do that?

In our minds, there's only one answer to that question: you're going to do kick back at Backwater Jack's Bar & Grill! Here are the 4 biggest reasons why we think you should spend this weekend with us, the best restaurant on the water in Osage Beach, MO.


1: Johnny G and the Allstars Will Be Here On Saturday!


Do you like live music at the Lake of the Ozarks? OF COURSE you do! Join us on Saturday, March 21st from 1:00-5:00 PM to listen to live music from one of the Lake's favorite bands: Johnny G and the Allstars. Based out of Jefferson City, Missouri, this talented band offers everything from great vocals to incredible trumpet solos. 

2: Backwater Jack's Has The Lake's BIGGEST Crab Rangoon


We don't know about you, but we think this sounds like a great reason to come see us! Crab Rangoon is one our customer's favorite appetizers at Backwater Jack's, and it's easy to see why. The Crab Rangoon is only one of the delicious appetizers waiting for you at Backwater Jack's, so hurry out here and try them all!


3: Awesome Daily Specials Await You At Backwater Jack's


Why pay full price for one thing when you get something else even better at a fantastic deal? Backwater Jack's Waterfront Bar & Grill has the best daily specials at the Lake of the Ozarks. Join us for our Raw Deal Thursdays and our famous Drop It Like It's Hot Weekends. Check out our website to learn more about the amazing daily specials at Backwater Jack's.

4: Backwater Jack's Has The BEST Frozen Drinks at the Lake


Nothing takes the edge off of a long, hard week than a hard frozen drink! Backwater Jack's is known for having the best frozen drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks. We're particularly famous for our Rum Runners and our Pain In The A** - just ask around! Our Rum Runners feature our own secret blend of flavored rums, and our Pains are a mix of Rum Runners and our own Pina Colada mix. If you haven't had one of our frozen drinks yet, you're definitely missing out!

See You This Weekend!


Backwater Jack's is currently open every weekend, Thursday-Sunday. When you're looking for a chance to get away from it all, we hope you'll come out and see us! The weather looks beautiful for this weekend... We'll see you soon at Backwater Jack's!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

BACKWATER JACKS OPENING WEEKEND!


***...Drum Roll Please...***

BACKWATER JACK'S OPENING WEEKEND IS FINALLY HERE!!!

The weather is warming up, and we've decided that it's time to CELEBRATE! Opening weekend for the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks kicks off on Thursday, March 12th, and it's gonna be the #1 place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day Weekend at the Lake this year. Trust us... You won't want to miss out on this party!

St. Paddy's Day BASH at Backwater Jack's

The party is on for Saturday, March 14th at Backwater Jack's Waterfront Bar & Grill. Join us for incredible deals on Irish favorites like Corned Beef & Cabbage, PLUS phenomenal beer specials that will knock your socks off. Are you ready to get your IRISH on?

Backwater Jack's - The Best Waterfront Restaurant at the Lake

No doubt about it: Backwater Jack's is the BEST place to eat at the Lake of the Ozarks - hands down! We pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding Lake experience to all of our customers, down the tiniest details. 
  • The Lake's BEST Homemade Poppers
  • The LARGEST Crab Rangoon at the Lake
  • Our WORLD FAMOUS Fried Potato Salad
  • A SMOKE-FREE Environment Inside
  • Totally AWESOME Daily Specials

See You This Weekend At Backwater Jack's!

It's been a long, cold winter, and we're more than ready to break out those t-shirts and have some fun! The weather looks GREAT this weekend, so hop in your car or your boat and join us for a weekend on the water you won't forget. 

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How to Turn a GOOD Time into a GREAT Time ~ 3 Secrets

Why just have a good time at the Lake of the Ozarks, when you could have a GREAT time? The team at Backwater Jack's Waterfront Bar & Grill has everything you need for a wildly exciting 2015 summer season. Here's a quick look at how to turn your good times this summer into GREAT times.


Good Time: Cooking dinner and eating outside
GREAT Time: Treating yourself to dinner at Backwater Jack's
Cooking meals for yourself has its time and place, but if you're looking for a truly outstanding summer experience, it's time to treat yourself! Why spend all that time cooking and cleaning up afterwards when the team at the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is ready and waiting to do it for you? ... We can't think of a good reason, either!

Good Time: Mixing drinks for a few friends at home
GREAT Time: Going out for drinks at Backwater Jack's
Save your bartending skills for the winter months, and leave it to the professionals this summer! The bartenders are our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar have everything you need to get the party started this summer, and we want you to get in on the action. We're especially famous for our rum runners and our pains - you'll have to try them for yourself to see why!


Good Time: Cranking up the music for your own private dance party
GREAT Time: Getting your dance on at Backwater Jack's
This summer, the crew at Backwater Jack's invites you join in on the biggest dance party at the Lake of the Ozarks - all summer long! With live entertainment almost ever day of the week, Backwater Jack's is the best place to eat in Osage Beach. Grab your friends or that special someone and join us for a night you won't soon forget!

Is It Summer Yet?!

We're SO excited to reopen and kick off the 2015 season with you all! Our opening date is officially set for Thursday, March 12th - so make your plans now to join us for the opening day we've all been waiting for. See you soon at Backwater Jack's!!

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