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!

LIKE us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Check us out on Youtube
Connect with us on LinkedIn
Subscribe to our Blog


Popular posts from this blog

BRAND NEW Vacation Rentals at Backwater Jack's at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Still Open and Still Ready To Party!

5 Reasons to Visit the Lake of the Ozarks This Fall