Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Best Appetizers At The Lake of the Ozarks!

At Backwater Jack's, we LOVE food! The best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a unique combination of south Florida and the Caribbean flavors with traditional midwestern favorites. The best appetizers at the Lake of the Ozarks can be found right here at Backwater Jack's. Check out what you can order during your next visit to Lake of the Ozarks' favorite waterfront bar and grill:


A dozen jumbo chicken wings fried to a golden brown then tossed in your choice of our homemade sauces including original hot, sweet honey jerk or half and half. 

Jack's Baked Nachos

A pile of tortilla chips topped with tomatoes, black olives and onions then smothered in shredded cheddar jack cheese and baked. Top it with your choice of chicken or seafood including shrimp, scallops and crab meat for an extra cost. 

Chicken Tenders

Hand-breaded to order. You'll taste the difference! Try them HOT! Our buffalo style is hand-breaded then dipped in our special hot sauce.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Large mushroom caps stuffed with our handmade crab/cream cheese mix and then baked in a white wine. 

Jack's Red Beans & Rice

A homemade spicy mix of red beans, green peppers, onions and sliced andouille sausage spiced with cajun seasonings. Simmered to perfection and served with wild rice and our sweet corn bread.

Jack's Jumbo Jalapeno Poppers

Hand-stuffed and breaded jalapeno peppers filled with a crab cream cheese mix. Served with our house special spicy raspberry inferno sauce.

Ozark Onion Rings

Colossal yellow onion rings deep-fried to a golden brown.

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 golden brown and served with our apricot sauce.

Jack's Quesadilla 

A large flour tortilla shell with black olives, tomatoes, red and green onions and shredded cheddar jack cheese then grilled. Served with sour cream and salsa. Order it with chicken or seafood including shrimp, scallops and crab meat for an extra cost.

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus

House-blended hummus served with sweet green and red peppers, broccoli florets and toasted blackened tortilla points. 

West Key's Boiled Shrimp

Succulents shrimp boiled in Cajun spices, chilled and served with fresh-cut lemon and cocktail sauce. Depending on how hungry you are, order the pound or half-pound serving. 

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 cold with fresh-cut lemons and cocktail sauce. Order a dozen or half dozen for you and your friends.

The Best Food at the Lake of the Ozarks

Start your meal off right by ordering the best appetizers at the Lake of the Ozarks! From boiled shrimp to chicken tenders, there's something for everyone. Come try our coastal cuisine with a midwestern flair! During the summer, you can enjoy LIVE music SIX nights a week in addition to our delicious menu items. You gotta get back to Backwater Jack's!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

5 Reasons To Visit Backwater Jack's This Weekend

Although the first day of fall is quickly approaching, the fun hasn't stopped here at Backwater Jack's! The best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake of the Ozarks has lots of outdoor seating and a beautiful view of the Lake, and there are still plenty of warm, sunny days to enjoy it! Before the weather gets chilly, head on over to Backwater Jack's and enjoy the best frozen drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out these other reasons why you need get to Backwater Jack's this weekend:

1. Traditional Favorites with a Twist

From grilled pork loin and snow crab clusters to spicy buffalo chicken sandwich and fillet of grouper Backwater Jack's has something for everyone. The best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks uniquely combines the styles and ingredients of South Florida and the Caribbean with traditional favorites of the midwest. Com try our coastal cuisine with a midwest flair this weekend!

2. The Best Live Music at the Lake of the Ozarks

During the summer, Backwater Jack's has live music SIX nights a week. This weekend is the last weekend of live music for the season. You will not want to miss it! National, regional and local bands come to the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks to perform for you Wednesday to Monday from May through September. Check out our website at www.BackwaterJacks.com to see who's coming to Backwater Jack's the rest of the month. 

3. The View

If you are looking for a restaurant with the best view of the Lake of the Ozarks, then look no further. On nice sunny days, the outside dining area is the place to be! However, our inside seating also has beautiful views of the Lake. There are windows that open up and overlook the Lake. No matter where you chose to sit, you will be able to overlook the Lake of the Ozarks. 

4. Lake of the Ozarks' Favorite Frozen Drinks

Backwater Jack's is famous for Rum Runners and Pains. Enjoy these frozen favorites before it gets too chilly. The weather is still nice through the weekend, so now is the time to enjoy the best frozen drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks. However, if you prefer your drinks over ice, we have a specialty drink menu that features boat drinks, such as Lazy Lemonades and Lake Water, and party shots like Jager Bombs and Vegas Bombs. 

5. Family Atmosphere

Now that we are past Labor Day Weekend the Lake area has slowed down a bit. After enjoying a relaxing day out on the water with the family, come on over to Backwater Jack's and enjoy dinner. Enjoy the view of the Lake, great live music from local, regional and national bands and delicious food. There is something for everyone at Backwater Jack's!

Gotta Get Back To Backwater Jack's

With the season coming to a close, now is the time to visit Lake of the Ozarks' favorite waterfront bar and grill. Enjoy the last few weeks of the warm weather by coming to Backwater Jack's. Visit us in Osage Beach or by water at the 17.5 MM. 

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Monday, September 12, 2016

2016 Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest Passport Stops

It's Bikefest week here at Lake of the Ozarks! Backwater Jack's is excited to be a part of this exciting event. The best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks is a passport stop this year, so you can enjoy some of the best drinks at the Lake and possibly win a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Backwater Jack's has all the details on the 10th annual Bikefest, so you don't miss any of it!

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2016 Bikefest Passport

Every year, hundreds of biker enthusiasts cruise the Lake of the Ozarks in search of stamps to collect in their passport for their chance to win a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle and this year is no different! For the 2016 Lake Bikefest Passport Give-Away, you could win a brand new 2015 Harley-Davidson Street Bob. So how do you win your new ride?

2015 Harley-Davidson Street Bob, Amber Whisky
Photo Credit: LakeBikefest.com

Rules & Regulations

1. Participants are required to register with complete name, address, email, birthdate and phone number on return page of the Passport. An optional $20 donation for entry.

2. A participant may complete multiple passports. Participants may enter and receive stamps from any of the passport stop locations. 

3. One stamp is received at each passport stop location. All passport stop locations must be stamped for the passport to be considered complete and approved for the drawing. 

4. After all passport stop locations are stamped the passport must be turned in at the Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson Dealership at the "Official Passport Booth." Completed passports will be accepted during these hours:

Thursday, Sept. 15 from Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16 from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Passport Stops

There are 24 biker-friendly bars, restaurants and other local venues that make up the passport stops. Backwater Jack's is excited to be a passport stop this year. To see the complete list of all participating locations visit www.LakeBikefest.com. After all the stops have been visited and your passport is filled up with stamps, visit the "Official Passport Booth" at the Harley-Davidson Dealership by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 18 to turn in your filled passport. The drawing for the 2015 Harley-Davidson Street Bob will be around 3:00 p.m. 

Photo Credit: LakeBikefest.com

Bikefest Entertainment

In addition to the Passport Bike Give-Away, there will be tons of other fun stuff to do during the 2016 Bikefest week. Over 200 bars and restaurants, over 50 live music and entertainment shows, tons of bike builders, bike shows, scenic rides, bike auction and vendor areas. Check out what is happening at Backwater Jack's during Bikefest:

Thursday, Sept. 15 - Johnny G & the AllStars 
Friday, Sept. 16 - The Surge
Saturday, Sept. 17 - Double D (12:30 - 4:30) & MisLedd
Sunday, Sept. 18 - London Strangers 

2016 Lake Bikefest!

Lake of the Ozarks' favorite waterfront bar is excited to be a part of Bikefest! Cruise on by Backwater Jack's collect your stamp and enjoy some delicious food and some of the best frozen drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks. Don't forget about our awesome deals we have during the week, which includes Raw Deal Thursdays and beer, mimosas and Bloody Mary specials on Sunday. We hope to see you soon at Backwater Jack's

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

What Our Customers Are Saying About Backwater Jack's

It has been a great summer season here at Lake of the Ozarks' favorite waterfront bar. We want to thank our customers for making it the best season yet! Before summer ends, we wanted to share some reviews from this year:

"We actually only had drinks and appetizers at this fun lakeside bar. They were so good we went 3 different times. If you like oysters on half shell they have good ones and half price on Thursdays" ~ MoparMan52 Westphalia, IN

"Now this was a great place! The breaded Grouper fingers with raspberry sauce and the jalapeƱo poppers were fantastic! The poppers were huge! The kids had a blast feeding the giant buffalo carp and ducks. (Bring lots of quarters for the fish food machine). Oh, and the live music was great and this was on a Tuesday night." ~ tcgeffert Cedar Falls, IA

"Great restaurant and overall best dive bar water location, place to eat, entertainment at the lake. Great access by both boat and car. But be sure to put your parking brake on in the parking lot! No better place to be. My wife and I are about twenty-five years older than most everyone else here. But we love it." ~ StevEW0nder 

"Great food and service...they have remodeled and there seems to be so much more room...really had good service with MacKayla..had stuffed mushrooms...delicious!! And shared a grilled chicken sandwich with cheese and bacon...also delicious...would recommend if you have never been there...or go back if it has been a while.." ~ Kim L.

"My wife and I have been visiting Backwater Jack's weekly for Crabby Ol Mondays for all but one week since May thus far in 2016. We come by boat and get an appetizer of crab rangoon and a pound of snow crab each trip. I usually have a Dr. Pepper while my wife has the Pain in the "back side", drink special. ****TripAdvisor won't publish a review with anything close to profanity, lol****. The drinks wet our whistle while we wait for the crab. 

There are four crab rangoon in the appetizer order, they're deep fried and pretty good size. They come with what I believe is an apricot dipping sauce. They're cheesy and a great start to our meal. 

Next, we hit the pound of Snow Crab. Since we've been going, a pound has usually included two clusters of either four or five legs, some with the claw, some without. They come in a bucket with a shell cracker and a small serving of drawn butter. We eat a lot of shellfish both in the U.S. and Belize and my wife prefers crab because it's sweeter and more tender than lobster. It takes time to dig out all the crab meat, including all the meat in the soft shell thigh area, but it's worth the work. I think it's a pretty good deal at $12.99 a pound prepared and brought to your table. We have a great time there every Monday and I highly recommend Crabby Ol Mondays at Backwater Jack's. Come on down and look for an old salt digging away at his crab legs." ~ Dennis H.

"Our food was awesome! Especially the Colossal Cheese Rangoon appetizer! I will be fondly remembering the specialty frozen drinks that are half Rum Runner/half Pina Colada! We greatly appreciated the awesome service given to our party of 17! Thanks, Backwater Jacks!" ~ jjstrohl Corona del Mar, CA

Thanks For Making This A Great Season!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Backwater Jack's this summer. However, the season isn't over for us just yet! Throughout the month of September, we will have live music FIVE nights a week. End the season with a bang and come to the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks

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