Showing posts from 2016

Let Backwater Jack's Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolution!

It's tradition for people to make New Year's resolutions. However, it is also pretty common to not follow through with them. While a resolution to visit the Lake of the Ozarks' favorite waterfront bar and grill more this year is an easy resolve to keep, not all resolutions are so easy. At Backwater Jack's, we want to help you keep your New Year's resolutions this year and not let them fall to the wayside. Here are seven tips from the best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake of the Ozarks to help you stick with your New Year's resolutions. 

1. Be Realistic

One way to make sure you fall short of your goal is to make it unattainable. If you think you drink too much caffeine, making a New Year's resolution to completely cut it out is setting you up to fail. Instead, make that goal attainable by setting it as avoiding it more often or limiting your intake. 

2. Make A Plan

Decide how you are going to handle it when you begin to think about breaking your resolution. …

Thanks For A Great Season!

We couldn't hold off the winter season forever, and unfortunately, this will be our last week of the season. To celebrate the wonderful 2016 season, we are thanking all of our customers with a Customer Appreciation Day on December 23 with half price food and drinks until it's GONE! With the season coming to a close at Backwater Jack's, we wanted to take some time to look back at the fabulous summer season at Lake of the Ozarks' best waterfront bar and grill!

Best Spot on the Lake
My favorite restaurant on the Lake is BJ's Bar and Grill. Great food and friendly staff, but dining outside on the deck and soaking up the ambiance is the best! Had the grouper--excellent! ~ 44beachbonnie Springfield, Illinois
Crabby Monday's Very Enjoyable "Great service when many other locations already closed for the winter months. The cleanliness and service quality matched the solid food quality. Drinks also yummy! Loved the crab legs. No sides included for the Deal, but with a l…

Celebrate Another Wonderful Season At Backwater Jack's!

All good things must come to an end. While we are sad that we will be closing our doors for the season on December 23, we want to celebrate how great of a season this one has been. This has been a fantastic summer and fall, but since you can't stop winter from coming, we will just have to remember all the good times and just wait it out until summer 2017 when we can do it all again. Before we settle in for the winter, we're going to throw one last party that you definitely won't want to miss! Here are the top three reasons to come celebrate with the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks as we close out another amazing season. 

1. Unbeatable Specials

Since it's the end of the season, everything must go! Join us on Friday, December 23 for our Annual Customer Appreciation Day. We'll be serving 1/2 price food and drinks ALL DAY (or until it's gone)! Without our loyal customers, we would not have been able to stay open this far into the season, so this is our …

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Whiskey

The weather is getting colder and many people have switched from delicious, frozen drinks to drinks that warm us up! Many favorite winter cocktails feature whiskey, so your Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar and grill dug up some facts about it so you can impress your friends the next time you're around the bar. 

1. Whiskey can last forever.
If left unopened and out of direct sunlight, whiskey can be kept indefinitely. In addition, if you open a bottle and seal it up properly, it can stay for a very long time. The sun won't ruin whiskey, however, it can change the taste. 

2. There are millions of barrels of whiskey.
Because of the aging process, whiskey is kept in barrels for several years by most distillers. This means that in warehouses around the world there are tons of barrels just sitting. Kentucky alone has 5.7 million barrels of bourbon in storage, which is the most the state has had since 1975. 

3. Whiskey is clear before barreling. 
Whiskey is perfectly clear when it comes o…

Delicious Entrees Found Only At Backwater Jacks!

Backwater Jack's is still open and serving some of the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks! We are so grateful for all of our wonderful customers, who have allowed us to stay open this late into the season. Moving forwards, we will be open Thursdays - Sundays. December is going to be an exciting month with our Raw Deal Thursdays, Friday Steak Nights and our tailgating parties on Saturdays and Sundays. Check out some of our other delicious entrees you can order at the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! 


14 oz Ribeye - Seasoned to perfection, cooked to your desired temperature and topped with garlic butter.

Grilled Pork Loin - A 14 oz pork loin smoked, grilled and then smothered in apricot teriyaki sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Grilled Chicken Tenders - Four chicken tenders marinated in teriyaki glaze then grilled and served over rice.

Blackened Ahi Tuna - An 8 oz. charbroiled tuna steak blackened and cooked to your desired temperature (best med-rare t…

Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a couple days away on the 24th. Many people around the Lake of the Ozarks are getting the turkey ready and picking out their Black Friday wish list. Thanksgiving itself is filled with eating, football and parade watching, however, do you know how these traditions began? There are many interesting things about Thanksgiving, so Lake of the Ozarks' favorite waterfront bar has gathered a few fun facts you can share around the table this Thursday.

Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

- The first Thanksgiving was held in the autumn of 1621. There were 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians present and it lasted three days. It is said by many historians that there were only five women in attendance at the first Thanksgiving, as many of the women settlers didn't survive the first year in the U.S. 

- Thanksgiving didn't become a national holiday until 1863. Sarah Josepha Hale, famous for writing "Mary Had a Little Lamb," convinced Present Lincoln to make Thanksgiv…

5 Fun Activities You Can Enjoy This Autumn

Summer isn't the only time to visit the Lake of the Ozarks! Autumn is full of fun activities for you and your friends to enjoy. From fishing to spelunking, fall is one of the best times to come to the Lake. After a fun filled day of adventures, swing on by the best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake of the Ozarks. We are still open SEVEN days a week throughout the season and offering the best daily specials at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out all the fun you can have this season at the Lake.

1. Bass Fishing

Fishing is one of the most popular activities to do during the fall. In addition, the Lake of the Ozarks offers some of the best fishing in the midwest. The Lake is loaded with a variety of fish species including largemouth bass, spotted bass, black and white crappie, blue catfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white bass, hybrid stripers, paddlefish, walleye and bluegill. 

2. Holiday Shopping Excursions

Many people come to the Lake of the Ozarks solely to shop. From the ou…

Fun Facts About Your Favorite Lake!

The Lake of the Ozarks is one of the more popular places to visit in the Midwest during the summer month. However, it is also a great place to visit in the autumn, as there is so much more to the area other than the Lake. There are also a lot of interesting facts about this popular destination spot. Here are some things that you may not have known about your favorite place to vacation, brought to you by Lake of the Ozarks' best waterfront bar and grill.

Interesting Facts About Lake of the Ozarks

- The Lake of the Ozarks is 92 miles long end to end.

- With 1,150 miles of shoreline, the Lake of the Ozarks is longer than California's coastline. 

- It cost approximately $30 million to build Bagnell Dam, which would be nearly $360 million in today's money. 

- Lake of the Ozarks cover 61,000 acres and contains 617 billion gallons of fresh water. To put that in perspective, that is how much the city of St. Louis uses over a decade. 

- The Lake of the Ozarks welcomes around 3.5 million …

Weekends at Backwater Jack's

The best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake of the Ozarks is still open seven days a week! Now that autumn is in full swing, Backwater Jack's is going all out during the weekends. From live music to fun games, there's no better place to spend your weekend. Whether you are looking for a fun night out or the best place to watch the game at the Lake of the Ozarks, Backwater Jack's is the place to be. Check out all that we are offering this autumn during the weekends.

Friday Steak Night

Every Friday night from 4:00 pm to close, Backwater Jack's is offering a delicious steak meal for you to enjoy. The meal includes a 7 oz filet mignon complete with your favorite side dish for just $13.99. In addition, there will also be deals on glasses of wine, so you can pair your favorite vino with our premium cut of steak! Live music is the best part of coming to your Lake of the Ozarks' favorite waterfront bar and grill. During our Friday Steak Night, you can enjoy some of the best…

National Seafood Month At Backwater Jack's

October is National Seafood Month! At Lake of the Ozarks' favorite waterfront bar and grill, we have a large selection of different seafood options. Whether you are looking for appetizers to share or a delicious sandwich for yourself, Backwater Jack's has it all. Check out these tasty seafood treats you can enjoy on your next visit to the best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Snow Crab Clusters - Nothing but the freshest snow crab clusters! Boiled hot and served with a tub of butter. 
Colossal Crab Rangoon - Four oversized wontons stuffed with Jack's own crab cream cheese mix. Fried to a golden brown and served with our homemade apricot sauce. 
Backwater's Buffalo Shrimp - Ten butterflied shrimp breaded and served with a side of Jack's hot sauce. 
Raw Oysters on the Half Shell - Served with fresh- cut lemons and cocktail sauce. 
Jack's Baked Nachos - A pile of tortilla chips topped with tomatoes, black olives and onions then smothered i…