Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Best Live Music This August!

Backwater Jack’s just happens to be THE best place for LIVE music at the Lake of the Ozarks. From local to regional bands, we have it all! If you want to have the best night out possible, then you need to come to Lake of the Ozarks favorite waterfront bar. The summer hasn’t ended yet because Backwater Jack’s still has live music SIX nights a week throughout August. See who’s making an appearance this upcoming month:

Photo Credit: Joe Farrell and the Continentals Facebook
Monday, August 1 – Donny Larsen

Wednesday, August 3 – 2 Johnnies on the Spot

Thursday, August 4 – Joe Farrell & the Continentals

Friday, August 5 – Griffin & The Gargoyles

Saturday, August 6 – Phat Mike Unplugged (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) & Phat Mike & The Bartenders (6:00 – 10:00 p.m.)

Sunday, August 7 – Joe Farrell & the Continentals

Monday, August 8 – James Clay

Wednesday, August 10 – London Strangers

Thursday, August 11 – Phat Mike & the Bartenders

Friday, August 12 – The Surge

Saturday, August 13 – London Strangers (12:30 – 4:30 p.m.) & The Sunburns (6:00 – 10:00 p.m.)

Sunday, August 14 – Deep Fried Squirrels

Monday, August 15 – James Clay

Wednesday, August 17 – TBD

Thursday, August 18 – Phat Mike & the Bartenders

Friday, August 19 – Domino Kings

Photo Credit: The Surge Facebook
Saturday, August 20 – The Surge

Sunday, August 21 – Johnny G & the AllStars

Monday, August 22 – James Clay

Wednesday, August 24 – London Strangers

Thursday, August 25 – The Boomchux

Friday, August 26 – Phat Mike & the Bartenders

Saturday, August 27 – The London Strangers (23:30 – 4:30 p.m.) & The Surge (6:00 – 10:00 p.m.)

Sunday, August 28 – London Strangers

Monday, August 29 – AJ Gaither

Wednesday, August 31 – 2 Johnnies on the Spot

The Best Live Music at the Lake

If you want to hear some of the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks, head on over to Backwater Jack’s. With live music six nights a week, the best frozen drinks and delicious food, we are the place to be this summer. Visit Lake of the Ozarks’ best waterfront bar by boat at the 17.5 MM or by land in Osage Beach. We hope to see you soon!

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Gotta Get Back To Backwater Jack's

Backwater Jack’s is the perfect place to enjoy summer at the Lake of the Ozarks. With beautiful views of the water, live music six days a week, and great drinks and food, it truly is the best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake of the Ozarks. Before the summer season started, Backwater Jack’s had some major renovations. If you haven’t stopped by this season, you may be wondering what we did. So here is what’s new at Lake of the Ozarks’ favorite waterfront restaurant:

Bigger Is Better

We have doubled the amount of indoor seating and added three times the amount of seating at the bar. With more TVs and seating, Backwater Jack’s is the best place to watch the game. The new renovation of indoor seating has given diners that chose to sit inside a better view. There are windows that open up and overlook the lake.

Same Great Food

The newly-remodeled kitchen is still serving up your favorite menu items. With appetizers, salads, pastas, sandwiches, burgers, a kid’s menu and more, there is so much to choose from! Here is just a sampling of some of the things you can get:


Jack’s Backed Nachos
Jack’s Jumbo Jalapeno Poppers


14 oz Ribeye
Grilled Pork Loin

Pastas & Rice

Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta
Jack’s Loaded Jambalaya
Senor Jack’s Mexican Pasta

Don’t forget about our weekly specials! Crabby Ol’ Monday, Tequila Tuesday, Wino Wednesday and Raw Deal Thursday. The deals aren’t just during the week though, on Sundays you can enjoy Bloody Mary’s and Red Stripe bottles at a discounted price.

Still Famous for Frozen Drinks

Our Rum Runners and Pains are still the best at the Lake or at least we think so! Oh, and did we mention that our Pina Coladas are made from scratch? Party shots are a great way to start the night – Beach Bombs, Vegas Bombs, Jäger Bombs, we have them all! We have a full menu of specialty drinks and shots, so next time you need a night out, come to Backwater Jack’s.

Live Music Six Night a Week!

The best place for live entertainment at the Lake of the Ozarks is Backwater Jacks! We have live music Wednesday – Monday and have a variety of different bands. Check out our website to see who’s coming the rest of the summer season.

Gotta Get Back to Backwater Jack’s

Backwater Jack’s is the place to be this summer. With more seating, more TVs, more dock slips, there is room for everyone! If you’re out on the boat, take a break and come to the best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake of the Ozarks. Visit us in Osage Beach or by water at the 17.5 MM.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Get Your Grub On - Burger Style!

Backwater Jack’s may be known for our famous frozen drinks, but our menu items have also made a name for themselves. Our menu uniquely combines the style and taste of the Caribbean with traditional Missouri favorites. Check out these delicious sandwiches and burgers you can get the next time you visit Lake of the Ozarks’ best waterfront restaurant and bar:

Triple Decker BLT – A toasted triple-decker filled with bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on wheat bread.

Ribeye Steak Sandwich – A 7 oz. ribeye charbroiled and topped with sautéed green and red bell peppers, mushrooms and onions on a hoagie roll.

Fillet of Grouper – Our own version of this delicately flavored fish. Coated in a light batter and deep fried united golden brown. Also available grilled or blacked. Served with tartar sauce on a hoagie roll.

Pork Tenderloin Sandwich – A tender center-cut pork loin hand breaded and deep-fried. Served on an Asiago Kaiser roll.

Backwater’s Cuban Sandwich – Layered slices of juicy smoked pork, sliced ham, salami, sliced pickles and Swiss cheese served on a grill-pressed Cuban roll.

French Dip – Thinly sliced roast beef with sliced Swiss cheese on a ciabatta bun with au jus. Make it a Philly by adding sautéed onions and peppers!

Chicken Caesar Wrap – Juicy grilled chicken, Romaine, Parmesan and creamy Caesar dressing in a tomato basil wrap.

Bacon, Chicken Cheese Grille – Marinated 8 oz. chicken breast grilled and topped with bacon and provolone cheese. Served on an Asiago Kaiser roll.

Jack’s Burger A ½ pound of the highest quality beef charbroiled and served on an Asiago Kaiser roll.

Cheeseburger Deluxe – A ½ pound of the highest quality beef charbroiled and topped with sautéed mushrooms, onions, bacon, and cheese of your choice. Served on an Asiago Kaiser roll.

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich – Hand-breaded chicken tenders tossed in our spicy Buffalo sauce, topped with pepper jack cheese and served on a hoagie roll.

Classic Club Sandwich – Toasted triple decker filled with turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo and American cheese on wheat bread.

Get Your Grub On at Backwater Jack’s

A day out on the water isn’t complete without a pit stop for lunch or dinner at the best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake of the Ozarks. Spend some time cooling off during these hot summer days by enjoying a burger and a cold drink at Backwater Jack’s. The best burgers at the Lake of the Ozarks can only be found at Backwater Jack’s. Gotta get back to Backwater Jack’s!

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Friday, July 8, 2016

5 Fun Facts About Your Favorite Liquor!

Going out to your favorite waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks is usually a fun filled adventure, complete with live music and drinks all around. We all have our favorite drink, but what do you know about the liquors used to make them? We know you love our bomb shots and frozen pains, but let's dig deeper and reveal some facts about hard liquor that you may not have heard before!


Jimadors use round bladed, or Coa, machetes to chop the leaves of the blue agave plant to make tequila. They produce the tequila by removing the heart of the agave plant, which can weigh anywhere from 80 to 200 pounds when harvested. Just like champagne must be made in France, in order for it to be truly considered tequila, it must be produced in Mexico.


There is a difference between whisky and whiskey. Scottish distilleries produce whisky, while everyone else produces whiskey. According to the Scots, they believe more vowels waste good drinking time! The Scots also used to light some of it on fire to determine how much alcohol was in it. The color of the flame shows whether or not the alcohol content is right. If it burns too hot, then there was too much alcohol, which they then sold to the distillery workers for cheap.


The name vodka comes from the Slavic word voda, meaning water. This popular mixing liquor is actually lighter than water. One liter of water weighs 1,000 grams, while 1 liter of vodka weighs 953 grams. Up until 1885, vodka was only sold in 12.3 liter buckets. Thankfully, smaller bottles were later introduced – we can’t even imagine how horrible those hangovers would be!


Gin is actually made for mixing! Unlike other favorite liquors, like the previously mentioned whiskey, tequila, rum and vodka, gin is not meant to be taken as a shot, which is why so many classic cocktails call for it. In fact, more classic cocktails are made with gin than with any other spirit. Martinis are meant to be made with gin, dry vermouth and optional bitters. It wasn’t until Smirnoff released their “Vodka leaves you breathless” campaign that it hijacked gin’s place in the iconic drink.


In the 18th century, sailors were often paid in rum. They also used to test the rum’s authenticity by mixing it with gunpowder. If it lit on fire, then it indicated it was the correct proof. Rum was also used as a go-to beauty product in the 1800s for its ability to clean hair and strengthen its roots. Up until the 1970s, the British Navy gave rations of rums to its sailors in hopes of preventing scurvy. Little did they know, it was the addition of the lime or vitamin C that kept them from getting scurvy.

Enjoy Your Well-Earned Drink at Backwater Jack's!

BackwaterJack's has a drink for everyone, as long as they enjoy it responsibly! If you like Rum, we highly suggest not lighting it on fire, but enjoying it frozen in our legendary Rum-Runner Pina Colada mix, the "Royal Pain in the A**." Take in our amazing view of the water, sit back and enjoy the live music at the Lakeof the Ozarks' best waterfront bar!

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