Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Best Live Entertainment at the Lake of the Ozarks

The best live entertainment at the Lake of the Ozarks is at Backwater Jack's! Summer is coming to an end, however, we are still bringing you live music FIVE nights a week. End your summer with the rockin' live entertainment, delicious food and some of the best frozen drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out who's coming to Backwater Jack's this September:

Thursday, September 1 - TBD

Friday, September 2 - Phat Mike & the Bartenders

Saturday, September 3 - The London Strangers (12:30 - 4:30 p.m.) & The Surge (6:00 - 10:00 p.m.) 

Sunday, September 4 - Phat Mike & the Bartenders (6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)

Monday, September 5 - James Clay

Thursday, September 8 - Sweet Trouble

Friday, September 9 - Big John & the 39th st. Band

Saturday, September 10 - Phat Mike & the Bartenders

Sunday, September 11 - TBD

Thursday, September 15 - Johnny G & the AllStars

Friday, September 16 - The Surge

Saturday, September 17 - Double D (12:30 - 4:30 p.m.) & MisLedd (6:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

Sunday, September 18 - London Strangers

Thursday, September 22 - MisLedd

Friday, September 23 - Algoa Boys

Saturday, September 24 - TBD

Friday, September 30 - TBD

Although summer is coming to an end, that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Come on out to the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks for live music, mouthwatering entrees and great drinks! At Backwater Jack's we are famous for our Rum Runners and Pains, so don't leave without trying one for yourself. In addition to our live music, we also offer some of the best deals at the Lake of the Ozarks. From Sunday through Thursday, we have deals on everything from our delicious crab and oysters to wine and tequila. Lake of the Ozarks' favorite waterfront bar is closing down the summer season with a bang! 

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The 2016 Shootout Poker Run Is This Friday!

Summer is not over yet! Although school has started in many parts of the state, there are still a few more weeks of exciting, summer fun left to be had, including the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. If you are wanting to raise money for a great cause and have fun, then head on out to the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for the Lake of the Ozarks for the annual poker run coming up this Friday.

The 2016 Shootout Poker Run - Friday, August 26

The Shootout Poker Run is one of our favorite annual events and Backwater Jack's is excited to be a part of it once again. Start your day with breakfast at Franky & Louie's and then hit the water for a day filled with fun, sunshine and of course, poker! 

The Run Down

Participants will explore the Lake of the Ozarks and stop at various locations to pick up a poker card for a total of eight cards. You get to pick your best five cards to submit as your official poker hand to win various prizes. Last year's prizes totaled $4,500. If you complete all 8 stops, you can be entered into a drawing for a $300 gas card from Pirates point and a YETI cooler from WIA Marine Insurance. 

Poker Stops

Franky & Louie's 
Backwater Jack's
Red Head Yacht Club
Big Dick's Halfway Inn
Nautifish Rum Bar
Larry's On The Lake
Paradise Restaurant and Bar
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill


Payouts will be awarded to the following hands:
1st place
2nd place
3rd place
worst hand (must have 5 cards!)


Join us for the auction and registration party on Thursday, August 25 from 4 - 9 p.m. at Performance Boat Center. 
Registration is $300 and the Captin/First Mate entry fee includes: 

One hand of Poker
Breakfast for two at Franky & Louie's
Two shirts
Two BBQ Dinners at Captain Ron's (6 p.m.)
One captain's bag
One Poker Run DVD

Additional hands and other items will be available for purchase throughout the poker run. 

Celebrate The Shootout Poker Run with Backwater Jack's

If you think you have what it takes to win, don't forget to sign up for the annual Shootout Poker Run. You can register online or during the event on Thursday, August 25 at Performance Boat Center. Lake of the Ozarks' favorite waterfront bar is excited to be a part of this fun, charity event. Proceeds from the event will go to support local firefighters and charities. No matter how you choose to participate, Backwater Jack's has something for everyone. If you aren't participating in the poker run, you can still come on by the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks to enjoy delicious food and amazing frozen drinks. You gotta get back to Backwater Jack's. 

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Celebrate National Rum Day At Backwater Jack's

It's National Rum Day! Here at the Lake of the Ozarks' favorite waterfront bar and grill we love our rum. The best way to enjoy a beautiful day at the Lake is to kick back and enjoy the view with a Rum Runner. Luckily, you can do both at Backwater Jack's! To celebrate National Rum Day, we have gathered five fun facts about rum. We also included some of our favorite drinks made with rum that you can get at the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks:

Five Fun Facts About Rum!

- The oldest known bottle of rum is The Harewood Rum 1780. it is believed to have been distilled in 1780 in Barbados. Fifty-nine bottles were discovered in the basement of the Harewood House in Leeds, UK. 

- The largest rum tasting event involved 786 participants who tasted five different aged rums. The event lasted three and a half hours and was held in Columbia. 

- The most expensive bottle of rum goes to a 1940s bottle of J. Wray & Nephew. There are only four known bottles left. It reportedly costs $54,000 for one bottle. 

- Rum was thought to fight off scurvy and was given to sailors in the British Army mixed with lime and other citrus fruit. However, it was the citrus that fought off scurvy, not the rum. 

- Captain Morgan, the infamous pirate who sailed the seas in the early 17th century, didn't drink rum. In fact, most pirates didn't! They often drank Spanish wine, as it was easy to plunder. Rum wasn't the drink of choice for pirates until the late 17th and early 18th century when it became more popular with the rise of the West Indian rum trade. 

Celebrate National Rum Day with These Delicious Drinks

Try these Backwater Jack's drinks and shots all made with your favorite liquor... rum!

Frozen Concoctions

Rum Runner - You'll be running for more... or at least trying too!
Pain in the A** - The best of both worlds 1/2 Pina Colada and 1/2 Rum Runner.
Strawberry Daiquiri - As delicious as a walk on the beach. A blend of Light Rum and Strawberry Puree.


Need an extra kick in your frozen? Add a floater! Some of our rum favorites:
Cruzan 151, Cruzan Coconut Rum, Cruzan Rum Flavors, Malibu Coconut Rum & Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Boat Drinks

Cheese Cake - Just like the real things! Cruzan Vanilla Rum with cranberry & pineapple juices.
Hawaiian Dream - ABSOLUT Vodka, Cruzan Pineapple Rum, DeKuyper Blue Curacao & topped with pineapple juice.
Cherry Tart - Cruzan Black Cherry Rum & lemonade.
Lake Water - Cruzan Coconut Rum, DeKuyper Blue Curacao and pineapple juice.
Power Punch - Three Olives Berry Vodka, Malibu Coconut Rum, pineapple juice & a splash of cranberry juice.

Party Shots

B-zooka Joe - Limon Rum & Red Bull with Rose's Grenadine.
The Vegas Bomb - Whisky, Peachtree Schnapps, Coconut Rum, pineapple juice & Red Bull.
Beach Bomb - Red Bull Yellow Edition with Malibu Coconut Rum and a splash of pineapple juice.

Rum Runners and Lake Views at Backwater Jack's

At the Lake of the Ozarks' best waterfront bar, we're famous for Rum Runners and Pain in the A**! Come on out and try one for yourself. Backwater Jack's is open at 11:00 a.m., seven days a week. Visit us by water at the 17.5 MM, or by land in Osage Beach. There's delicious food, great drinks, live music and good times to be had! 

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Celebrate Family Fun Month with Backwater Jack's!

It’s Family Fun Month – and the best waterfront bar and grill is the perfect place to celebrate. With live music and some of the best food at the Lake, Backwater Jack’s has everything you need for a fun day with the family. Gather up the kids and head on over! Here are three ways to celebrate Family Fun Month at Lake of the Ozarks’ best restaurant.

1. Awesome Food

It’s not a family function without some delicious food. When you bring the party to Backwater Jack’s, all you need to worry about is having fun with the family. Let us do the hard work! We have an expansive menu that’s filled with delicious options the whole family will love. We also have a menu that is kid approved!

Kids Menu

Bubba Burger
Bubba Burger with Cheese
Chicken Strips
Grilled Cheese
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Corn Dogs
Mac & Cheese


It’s a special occasion – so splurge a little! We have a delicious dessert menu that will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.

New York Style Cheesecake – Creamy cheese inside, flaky baked crust outside. Topped with strawberries and chocolate.

Key Lime Pie – a luscious tropical blend of sweet and tart.

Jack’s Shortcake  Our homemade sweet shortcake topped with ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream.

2. The Best Live Music

We proudly have the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks! Dancing is a great way to make some memories with your kids, siblings, parents and everyone else in your family. We have live music six nights a week, so come on by and dance the night away.

3. Boating with the Family

If you are spending the day out on the water, swing on by Backwater Jack’s and grab some lunch or dinner. With our new renovation, we now have more docks to fit everyone. Boating is the one of the best ways to spend time with family at the Lake of the Ozarks, and the best place to grab a bite to eat and cool off is at Backwater Jack’s! If you are coming by land, cool off inside with beautiful views of the lake or end the day hanging out with the whole family on the deck.

Bring the Whole Family to Backwater Jack’s

Spending time with those you love a Lake of the Ozarks’ family-friendly restaurant is the best way to celebrate Family Fun Month. Backwater Jack’s is open daily at 11 a.m. and has live music Wednesday – Monday. Whether you are coming to celebrate family fun month or you are just wanting a delicious meal, we’re sure you’ll have a great time at Backwater Jack’s!

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Best Deals at the Lake of the Ozarks

Backwater Jack’s is the place to be this summer! There’s rockin’ live music, delicious food, refreshing drinks and amazing deals – what more do you need? At the best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake, there is LIVE music and dynamite deals almost every night of the week. Our menu has all your favorites like burgers, wings, fried potato salad and homemade crab rangoon. We can also keep you cool all summer long with our famous Pain in the A** and rum runner drinks.  Come in during the week and receive special prices off of your favorite menu items:

Crabby Ol’ Mondays

Mondays make us all a little crabby, so we are offering you great dishes and drink specials at a great low price! Crab legs are $12.99 a pound and grab a rum runner or Pain in the A** for just $5 each to start your week off right.

Tequila Tuesdays

Why do you need Taco Tuesday when you can have Tequila Tuesday?! Buy one Jose Cuervo or Sauza shot and get one half off. In addition to the shots, buy one house margarita and get one half off. Holy Margarita!


Do you love wine? We do too! Celebrate the week being half way over and take $5 off all bottles of wine.  Get $1 off all house wines by the glass as well. Come hang out with us and have a glass of wine with friends or coworkers.

Raw Deal Thursdays

Oysters and wings and shrimp… Oh My! Enjoy 99¢ Oysters, 39¢ wings, 75¢ shrimp and $1 off canned beer to wash ‘er down. The week is almost over – you can do it!

Super Sunday

The weekend technically doesn’t end until the clock strikes midnight, so live it up! Enjoy $4 Bloody Marys, $3.50 Red Stripes and $3.75 Mimosas.

Get Dynamite Deals Only at Backwater Jack’s

Backwater Jack’s is open daily at 11:00 a.m., so come on in and enjoy your favorite food and drinks. We combine the ingredients and cultures of South Florida and the Caribbean with traditional favorites of the Midwest. Don’t forget about our live entertainment Wednesday – Monday. The best live music, daily deals and gorgeous views of the lake are what make us the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Don’t believe us? Come in and see for yourself why we are Lake of the Ozarks’ favorite waterfront bar.

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