Thursday, October 29, 2015

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!


 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!

Corey  5 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 honeymoon dinner. Great food, great service, not bad prices either. 

Congratulations on your marriage Joseph! We're so happy you chose our restaurant for the start of your relationship with your beloved!

Todd  5 starGreat food, drinks, and fun right on the water!

Todd, We promise we'll keep the great food and drinks, as long as you come back and bring the FUN!

Karla   5 starUnbelievable food!! Service was perfect!

Thank you so much for coming in this season! We take a lot of pride in providing you with the best service experience possible. We're proud of our food, too 

Hannah  5 starLove the food and atmosphere !!

Hannah, We love our customers! you all contribute to the atmosphere so much. We really wouldn't be able to keep up such an amazing atmosphere if it wasn't for our customer base. Thank you for making us a part of your summer!

 5 starLove the vibe! And the veggie quesadilla is AMAZING.

If the vibe is from our amazing live music selection then we'd agree completely. It's a blast being able to host live bands all Summer long. And we love our vegetarians so we strive to make food that is as equally amazing for them as we would for our meat eaters too! 


Our customers are amazing! You have really made this summer something special and we won't forget you ever.  If someone were to ask us what makes Backwater Jack's the best restaurant on the Lake of the Ozarks, we'd have our answer immediately: OUR FANS! The food, our drinks, our service; these 3 things continue to impress and improve because our fans keep coming back for more! We love putting a smile on your faces here at the most entertaining waterbar at Lake of the Ozarks. So please, do us one favor. While we relax during the off season, tell your friends, and anyone who'll listen, once we open back up, they...
Gotta Get Back To Backwater Jack's!


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Friday, October 23, 2015

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: 




UNBEATABLE DRINK AND FOOD SPECIALS
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!


AMAZING WEATHER
Looks like Mother Nature is trying to rain on our parade, but the rain will subside just in time for the Saturday/Sunday combo. Bring a jacket and enjoy the beautiful Fall view from our docks!




INCREDIBLE ATMOSPHERE

The critics and locals agree: Backwater Jacks Waterfront Bar & Grill is full of an amazing ambiance. You'd think this comes from the amazing, food, beautiful location, and perfectly mixed cocktail, but there's something more: there's YOU. We just wouldn't have the appeal to the public that we have if it wasn't for outstanding customers like you. Thank you all for the best summer experience yet- tell all of your friends about your experience and let's make next season the best one yet!




It's going to be an amazing weekend at Backwater Jack's, and we hope you all will come out and celebrate with us. Let's end this Summer with one last, huge party! 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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Friday, October 16, 2015

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 Bomb

Careful, 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 Burst

Drink 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 Joe

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


The Vegas Bomb

Time to start betting big hands, this STRAIGHT will FLUSH your inhibitions away. 
Whisky, Peachtree Schnapps, Coconut Rum, pineapple juice & Red Bull


Jäger bomb

The original fraternity shot, this is sure to get the adrenaline running and the buzz started! One part Jägermeister and two parts Red Bull or Sugarfree Red Bull - sugarfree, in case you were watching your diet.


B-zooka Joe

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


The Vegas Bomb

Time to start betting big hands, this STRAIGHT will FLUSH your inhibitions away. 
Whisky, Peachtree Schnapps, Coconut Rum, pineapple juice & Red Bull


Loaded Lowhan

Spicy, and a nice sweet peachy undertone, this shot will hit all the right notes.
Jägermeister Liqueur, DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps and the Red Edition by Red Bull


Berry Blue Bomb

Second color option for Red Bull, This time it brings hints of berry to the palette.
Three Olives Berry Vodka and The Blue Edition by Red Bull. Berry delicious!


Beach Bomb

What's yellow like sand and tastes like a weekend on the beach feels? 
Red Bull Yellow Edition mixed with Malibu Coconut Rum, with a splash of pineapple juice. 

Set The Mood with Some Shots


With shots like these, it isn't hard to get the party started at Backwater Jack's! Grab a round before you sit down for dinner to set the mood and start the party. Just remember to drink responsibly and keep your server/bartender in high spirits and you'll soon find nothing but grins and cheers from friends as they take their next round of shots.




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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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, whichever is first. Players have the option of purchasing an 8th card or even multiple hands with more donations given, so don't feel pressured to stick with just one hand!

                                                                                             Prizes

Let's cut to the chase, it's all about the prizes! The prize money is dependent on donations given, and there are 25 chances to win. The payout looks like this:
  • 1st Place: 10%
  • 2nd Place: 9%
  • 3rd Place: 8%
  • 4th Place: 7% each
  • 5th - 10th Place: 5% each
  • 4 Worst Hands: 4% each
  • Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2% each

The Bonus Drawing

In addition to the regular prize winners, a section winner is given a prize as well. To be eligible to be a section winner, a player must draw all seven cards within one section of the event. By far the best section in which to do this is in the third section, and here's why!

Checkpoints 13mm - 26 mm, Main Channel - Section III

  • Point Oasis Marina/Rentals - 13 MM Chimney Cove - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Lodge of Four Seasons Marina Ship Store - 13 mm - 9 am to 5 pm
  • Backwater Jack's - 17.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm 
  • Dog Days #1 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Dog Days #2 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Kelly's Port - 19 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore - .5 MM - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Formula Boats of Missouri - 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Surdyke Port 20 - 20 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Redhead Yacht Club/Performance Boat Center - 21 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 - 24 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Papa Chubby's Food & Booze - 26 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Perfect Way to End the Season

Harbor Hop is a perfect way to experience some of the best restaurants at Lake of the Ozarks. You get rewarded for visiting several places, most will have food and drink specials all day long, and some will even have live entertainment! Come see why Harbor Hop has been happening for 30 solid years!

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