Friday, December 8, 2017

Thanks For Another Incredible Season! - Closing Day December 10, 2017

We're coming to the end of the 2017 season for our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant & bar, and looking back, this year has been one of the best ever! We are definitely a bit sad that Backwater Jack's is closing down for the winter, but those feelings are eclipsed by the excitement we have knowing that next year is going to be even better! 

Customer Appreciation Weekend
We cannot close this place down for the season until we get to hang out with all of our awesome customers one more time. (The winter will be a lot easier to get through after we make some unforgettable memories this weekend!) 

As a thank you to all of the wonderful people that helped to make our 2017 season so amazing, we'll be offering HALF-PRICE DRINKS & FOOD on Saturday and Sunday, December 9th & 10th. Not only do you get to enjoy a few of your favorite dishes and drinks again before we go into hibernation, but you get them at an incredible discount. Why? Because you guys deserve it! This year wouldn't have been nearly as great without you here. 

A Look Back At 2017
A LOT of new things happened this year, mixed in with a lot of the incredible stuff you already knew and loved. We still had the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks, but they got a bigger and better stage to perform on. Your favorite menu items are still here, plus we added some of the best sushi you ever tasted. There is a LOT more parking when you come by car, and of course, that out-of-this-world best pool at the Lake of the Ozarks complete with swim-up-bar! 

We had an amazing year working at Backwater Jack's, and the great people that we met along the way seemed to be enjoying themselves quite a bit too. Here is what a few of our most recent guests had to say about us. 

"Cool place! It's a little far from me, but it's worth the trip." -Tom Beckerle (Google review)

"BEST PINA COLADA EVER! Went there late in September. Weather was still wonderful enough to hang out in their amazing swim up bar in their pool. We'd already had lunch, but friends wanted to take the boat over to show us their favorite hangout. Seriously best drinks ever! Hubby had a pina colada, and I had their house drink which is like a rum punch. Best price for a drink on the water we've ever had. Drinks were $5 or $6 bucks. For $7 you got a vial - like a test tube vial - full of rum. Like 151 rum. Kicked our butts. They put the vial in upside down in your drink and you just pull it up little by little to add however much rum you want. Hubby is STILL talking about that drink. Can't wait to go back next summer. Hopefully when they have a band playing." -Glenda C. (TripAdvisor review)

"The food is great as is the atmosphere of the place, service is better than most places on the water." -Carl Edwards (Facebook review)

"The place to be on the Lake! Backwater Jacks has changed in the last few years. It’s always been fun, great entertainment and food. Since putting in the pool area, it has increased the level of fun and variety. You can get there by boat or car.....either way is fine. Their Thursday night special of wings and shrimp is always a good reason to visit. Can’t wait for next summer!" -Susan H. (TripAdvisor review)

"BEST sushi at the lake. It's a pretty unique atmosphere to be sitting at the tiki bar, eating such amazing sushi. This place is a MUST try!!! I almost gave it one less star because the hours are pretty unpredictable, but I really can't blame a seasonal place for not being open constantly." -Kris R. (Yelp review) 

"Great food and the waitress was very attentive and took care of our table very well! The prices were very good. Thanks Backwater Jacks for a great evening!"  -Kandra Cook (Facebook review)

"Fun and Food! This has always been a fun place. The bar scene is fantastic. Daytime means good food. Crab appetizer is the best." -Shannon 5512 (TripAdvisor review)

"This is one of my favorite places on the lake. We've been here twice now. The first time I had the quesadillas, which were delicious and an ample amount of food for dinner. My friend had the Cajun Pasta and husband had the Grouper Fingers. Everyone loved their food. This past time I had some type of seafood alfredo pasta. It was delicious and I easily had leftovers (I was very hungry and hadn't eaten lunch). My husband and a friend had steak and another friend had chicken fingers. I can honestly say I haven't had a bad meal or drink at this place and their new pool setup is amazing! It might be one of the classiest looking pool areas on the lake, especially at night. The prices are extremely reasonable." -Stacey H. (TripAdvisor review)

"Incredibly good food. We had the Grouper fingers for appetizers... unreal how delicious." -Billie Williams Jr. (Facebook review)

"Great Pool! First time we have been there since they expanded and added the pool. Really nice job on the expansion. Sushi was good and can’t ever get my wife to eat but she loved it. Wish they would serve the full menu down at the pool and not just the sushi menu. We ordered some for carry-out and just brought it to our table which worked great as well." -Tim P. (TripAdvisor review)
"Lunch at Backwater Jacks was good. The service was really good and the atmosphere was great. Fantastic view of the little harbor. We both had different salads and both were good. A lot of proteins without a lot of lettuce. Dressing was ok. The upside is all the atmosphere and service. They have a pool with lounges in the water and swim up bar. Looks like a real party spot for a warm day. Not visible from the main road but worth the search." -Jerry M. (Yelp review)

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C'mon, you know you've GOTTA GET BACK TO BACKWATER JACK'S at least one more time this year! Help us give this place the sendoff it deserves, and while you're here, tell us how you felt about this season. It always lets us know what we did right and where we can make improvements to our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant. Your input will most definitely help us to make our 2018 season starting next spring at Backwater Jack's the best one yet! We expect to see you all this weekend for half-price food & drinks!

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

5 Things Backwater Jack's Is Thankful For This Year

It's that time of year when everyone begins reflecting on all of the reasons that they have to be thankful. Our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has been contemplating that too. All of us here at Backwater Jack's have tons of things to be thankful for, and in today's blog, we're sharing the top 5 reasons with you. 

We're Still Open For 2017!
Yes, you read that right! In case you didn't already realize it, our 2017 season is still going strong. We're simply having too much fun to close the doors for the year yet, and we are thankful that so many of our great customers are here with us each day. There's plenty of seating inside our warm and cozy dining room, and you still get the pleasure of that outstanding lake view from in here.  

We are open 7 days a week right now, we'll be closed on Thanksgiving Thursday for the holiday, and after that, we will remain open Thursday-Sunday weekly. There is no definite date set for ending the season yet, but know that we plan to be hanging out with you well into December.  

Delicious Sushi
This season we added the Sushi & Asian Grill next to the pool, and it worked out beautifully! It's tough to find great tasting sushi at the Lake of the Ozarks, and it's not the easiest food to "whip up." We were very lucky to bring some incredible sushi chefs on board that allowed us to make everyone ordering extremely happy with the end result. The Sushi & Asian Grill closed along with the pool for the season already, but we're still offering a portion of that amazing sushi menu in the main restaurant until the end of our season.  

Lots of New Friends 
With all of the new additions that we were able to accomplish this year - the much larger parking lot, the bigger and better outdoor stage, the Sushi & Asian Grill, and of course that unbelievable pool - we got to meet a lot more people than ever before. 

People can't resist checking out something new, and once they got here, they loved it and kept coming back! With our already extremely large list of customers that loved it here already, we are now very proud to say that Backwater Jack's list of friends is bigger than ever, and we expect it to keep growing.  

Extraordinary Live Music
That bigger and better stage that we mentioned brought us the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks. You can see the bands and hear the music much better than ever before, and the talent that graced that stage was simply amazing. 

Work is a lot more fun when you get to enjoy entertainment like that! We still host incredible live musicians indoors this time of year. Keep an eye on our Facebook page so you always know who will be playing when we book them.      

Next Season Will Be Even Better!
This season got us so worked up and excited, we can't wait to see what next season will bring with it! We had plenty of time this year to work the kinks out of the new things we introduced, so next year we expect smooth sailing all the way. 

Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant & bar was so well-received this year, it gave us all the reasons in the world to strive for even more success next year. That means you can expect more delicious food, refreshing cocktails, awesome pool parties, fantastic live music, and amazing people to hang out with while you enjoy every bit of it!   

Thank you to everyone who helped make all of those things we are thankful for come true. Like we said, we're not done for the year yet. You've gotta get back to Backwater Jack's and see this terrific season through with us until the end. We wouldn't want it any other way! 

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Still Open and Still Ready To Party!

This is the time of year when a lot of waterfront bars & restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks close down for the season, but not Backwater Jack's! We're still open, and we plan to be open for quite a while yet. It's too soon to close up shop because we've still got plenty of party left in us, and we bet you do too! Get yourself back to Backwater Jack's right now to join us for some extended summer fun.

Indoor Seating With A View
Mid-Missouri weather likes to keep us guessing, so there will very likely be more days where it's nice enough to sit outdoors on our lakeside deck and enjoy the waterfront view. For those days that get a bit too cold for that, we've got a spacious indoor dining room where you can hang out with all of your friends, and maybe make a few new ones while keeping yourself warm and comfy. The best part is, you've still got that gorgeous lake view to enjoy through the windows. Fall at the Lake of the Ozarks is definitely a sight you want to see.  

Mouthwatering Meals
Our main kitchen is still dishing out that amazing blend of Coastal cuisine with our special Midwestern flair that you love, and we've even added some of the dishes from our Sushi & Asian Grill to the menu so that you can still enjoy the best sushi at the Lake of the Ozarks. Colossal Crab Rangoon, Jamaican Lime Grilled Chicken, Ribeye Steak Sandwich, Jack's Island Seafood Salad, and of course everyone's favorite Fried Potato Salad are all waiting for you to enjoy, along with a LOT more!  

Delicious Drinks
We've got a great big bar just waiting for you to belly up to it! It's warm inside, so you can still enjoy all of those amazing frozen cocktails. If you're ready to switch for the season, we've got a fully stocked bar for mixing up refreshing beverages, a nice selection of ice cold beers and tasty wines, and even some hot drinks with a little added kick. What are you thirsty for? Bet we can make it! 

Weekly Specials
The weekly specials for our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant are still going on, so you can expect a great deal on something just about every time you come in. Now that the hustle & bustle of the summer season is over, we've even added a Friday special to the mix. 

  • Crabby Ol' Mondays
    We know you're a little crabby on Mondays, so we're offering you a load of great dishes and drink specials at great low prices, like discounts on pounds of Snow Crab, Pains, and Rum Runners.
  • Tequila Tuesdays
    Buy-1-Get-1 Half Off on house Margaritas and shots of Jose Cuervo or Sauza.
  • Wine-O Wednesdays
    Calling all grape nuts... take $5 off any bottle of wine or $1 off of our house wines by the glass.
  • Raw Deal Thursdays
    Oysters, Wings, & Shrimp... OH MY! Great discounts on those tasty treats, plus $1 off canned beer to wash 'er down.

  • Steak Night Fridays
    Enjoy a tender 7-oz. cut of Filet Mignon alongside one of our signature side dishes, plus great deals on glasses of wine to go with it.

  • Sunday Fun Days  
    Order up some tasty football food and enjoy discounts on our Bloody Mary's and Mimosas! 

Extend Your Summer With Us!
We can't keep Mother Nature from bringing cold weather our way, but we can ignore her completely by keeping the party going indoors at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant. You aren't ready to hibernate, and neither are we! Get yourself back to Backwater Jack's and party on into the next season with us. 

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

It's Steak Night EVERY Friday at Backwater Jack's!

You know that the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks can be find at Backwater Jacks every day of the week, but some days we make it even better than usual! This fall brought back one of our most popular weekly events - Friday Night Steak Night. Join us each Friday evening to get your weekend started off right with a big, juicy, mouthwatering Filet Mignon dinner! 

Fantastic Filet Mignon
The star of the show on Steak Night is a delicious 7-oz. premium cut of Filet Mignon. The name "Filet Mignon" is French for "tender fillet" or "delicate/fine fillet," and it earned that name because it truly is one of the tenderest cuts of beef. It comes from a part of the cow that doesn't get used very much, which is the reason why the meat is so very tender.  

For the simple price of $14.99, you not only get that mouthwatering steak, but also one of Backwater Jack's signature side dishes. Your choices include:

  • Our Amazing Fried Potato Salad
  • French Fries
  • Fired Green Beans
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Coleslaw
  • Flame-Grilled Sugar Snap Peas
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Red Beans & Rice
  • Baked Potato (after 4 pm)
We also suggest adding grilled shrimp with our homemade demi-glace sauce on top of your Filet Mignon. The taste combination of the two is simply out of this world! 

Don't Forget The Wine!
The best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks is fully stocked and ready to serve up all of your favorite cocktails to go along with that incredible steak dinner. One of our favorite drinks to enjoy along with it is a nice glass of wine, and if you agree, then you'll appreciate the fact that we have discounted glasses of wine available every Friday night, just in time to pair with Steak Night! 

Not Coming On Friday? 
Our awesome Steak Night Filet Mignon special is only available on Friday nights, but if you visit Backwater Jack's on one of the other nights of the week, you can still get your steak fix in a couple of different ways. 

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

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

We've got a lot more than just those steak dishes, though. Our menu uniquely combine the styles and ingredients of dishes from South Florida and the Caribbean with traditional favorites from the Midwest. You can also get many of the menu items that you fell in love with this season at our Sushi & Asian Grill from the main kitchen this time of year.

Be sure to follow the Backwater Jack's Facebook page for updates on who is playing here each weekend. We always find the best bands to entertain our awesome crowds. Between the amazing food, incredible weekly specials, unbelievable drinks, and fantastic entertainment, our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is definitely a place you want to be, and we definitely can't wait to have you here! 

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Gotta HOP Back to Backwater Jack's for the 32nd Annual Fall Harbor Hop!

It's time once again for the Annual Fall Harbor Hop! This Saturday, October 14 is your chance to take part in an awesome day on the water "hopping" from waterfront bar to waterfront bar picking up cards for a winning poker hand. Backwater Jack's will have cards for you, along with the best-tasting food, most amazing drinks, and the best heated pool at the Lake of the Ozarks. After grabbing that card, you're going to want to stay a while! 

The Hop
Here's how Harbor Hop works. You begin at one of the more than 40 participating waterfront bars and restaurants on the list, pay on optional $20 donation to register, and receive the first card for your poker hand. If you want to play more than one hand, go ahead and register more than once! 

You then get to spend the rest of the day "hopping" from place to place picking up a new card at each stop. Once you have a full hand of 7 cards, you'll turn it in at that final location. If you're not happy with the hand you've been dealt, you may purchase an additional 8th card for $5. As long as your final hand is turned in before 7 pm, you'll be eligible for some great prizes. 

The Prizes
The dollar amount of each of the prizes depends on the amount of money raised from entrance fees. Winners will be alerted by mail, and the prizes are divided as follows: 

  • 1st Place: 10%
  • 2nd Place: 9%
  • 3rd Place: 8%
  • 4th Place: 7%
  • 5th-10th Places: 5% each
  • 4 Worst Hands: 4% each
  • Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2% each
  • THE BONUS: In addition to the regular prize winners, a section winner will be recognized. To be eligible to be a section winner, a player must draw all 7 cards for their poker hand within one of the four sections listed below. 

The Best Card Stop
There are a lot of card stops to choose from, but you're definitely going to want the route you choose to bring you by the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Weekends are always better when you have the chance to eat some of that amazing food our kitchen is famous for putting out. You can even order many of our Sushi & Asian Grill menu items from the main restaurant this time of year. 

Last, but certainly not least, our pool is still open through October (weather permitting) and the water's perfect, because the pool is heated! Make sure you've got your suit on underneath whatever you're wearing to Harbor Hop so you're ready to take a dip, and if you need something dry to put on when you're done, we've got some awesome Backwater Jack's sweatshirts that are perfect for a chilly fall evening. 

You will need to tear yourself away long enough to make 6 other stops, but no worries, because we'll be open and ready to party once the Harbor Hop is over at 7 pm. The following locations are subject to change, so it's a good idea to check the Fall Harbor Hop website before heading out on Saturday. (We're in Section III)

Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section ICabana Jones (Formerly Bump's) - 3.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Beauty View Resort/Gas Hole - 5.5 MM Soap Creek - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill - 7 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Frog's Bar & Grill - 8 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Checkpoints Dam, Main Channel, 13 MM - Section II 
Beavers at the Dam - 0 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe - 1MM (Jennings Branch Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill - 3 MM (Jobson Hollow Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina at Glencove - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shady Gators #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Shady Gators #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #1 - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #2 - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bobbers Restaurant at Alhonna Resort - 8 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina - 8 MM (Buck Creek Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #1 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #2 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bikini Pier - 11.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lake House 13 at Pointe Oasis - 13 MM (Chimney Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III
Lodge of Four Seasons Marina - 13.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Backwater Jack's - 17.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #1 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #2 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Kelly's Port - 19.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore - 1.5 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Formula Boats of Missouri - 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Surdyke Port 20 - 20 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge - 21 MM (Woodland Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Redhead Lakeside Grille - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Papa Chubby's Food & Booze - 26 MM (Crab Tree Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Checkpoints 28.5 MM - 38 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm - Section IV
Larry's on the Lake #1 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #2 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pier 31 Marina - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
The Fish & Company - 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) - 11:00 to 7:00 pm
Bulldog's Beach House - 33 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Chesnie's Cafe - 33 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #1 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #2 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Nautifish Rum Bar - 3.5 MM Big Niangua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals - 35 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bear Bottom Resort - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ready To Hop?
We're excited about an awesome event this Saturday, and we bet you are now too! Keep an eye on our social media this weekend to see what awesome live entertainment we've lined up for you, and don't forget to bring your suit to enjoy the best waterfront pool at the Lake of the Ozarks before we have to shut it down for the season. If you're at the lake the entire weekend, join us at Backwater Jack's on Friday for Steak Night, and come back for Sunday Fun Day Mimosas and Bloody Marys! There's always an awesome time waiting for you right here! 

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

5 Reasons to Visit the Lake of the Ozarks This Fall

The lake area is a very popular vacation destination all summer long, but not everyone realizes what an amazing place it is to visit in the fall too. If you're not lucky enough to live here year-round, Backwater Jack's has 5 wonderful reason why you should travel to the lake area this time of year. 

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Backwater Jack's is still open!
Even though our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant is a seasonal place, our season is far from over! Weather permitting, we hope to still have our incredible food and drinks available to you all fall long, and possibly a little longer. 

We've got lots of outdoor seating for the pleasant days, and plenty of indoor seating when the weather pushes you inside. We have shut down the Sushi & Asian Grill already, but don't worry, because we've moved enough of the ingredients and equipment up to the main restaurant that we can still serve you quite a few delicious dishes off of that menu in addition to our regular menu.   

The HEATED pool is open too!
The pool, on the other hand, is still open and ready to swim in. Weather permitting, we hope to keep it open throughout October. This is possible because we've recently added a heater, so the water is cozy and comfortable for a relaxing dip in the water. 

It's a calmer trip.
One of the best parts about being at the lake after summer is the fact that there are fewer people in town. We still draw a big crowd here at Backwater Jack's, but we've expanded enough that you won't feel crowded at all. You probably won't have to wait for a table, but if you do, it will be a much shorter wait. With fewer people to serve this time of year, we have more chances to get to know you a little better while you're here. 

Fall Harbor Hop is coming. 
There is still one more awesome annual event happening on the water - The 32nd Annual Fall Harbor Hop on Saturday, October 14, 2017! It's an exciting poker run on the lake where you have to visit at least 7 of over 40 checkpoints to collect cards for a (hopefully) winning poker hand. Our waterfront bar & restaurant is thrilled to be one of those stops. Next week's blog will have even more details about it for you. For now, just make sure you set that day aside for some fun on the water!  

The scenery is colorful.
We are very lucky to live in an area that is breathtakingly beautiful all year long, but fall brings along with it a rainbow of gorgeous colors everywhere that you look. It doesn't matter if you're cruising on the water or taking a road trip in your car, there is gorgeous scenery everywhere that you look. On a nice day, you can enjoy an incredible view from our deck, and even if you have to sit inside, we've got large windows that still allow you to see that awesome lake view. 

With all of those great reasons to visit the lake area this time of year, we bet you're ready to plan your trip right now! While you're making those plans, we hope that you fit more than one visit in to our Lake of the Ozarks bar & restaurant. You can even pick up a cool Backwater Jack's sweatshirt while you're here to keep warm as the temperatures get cooler, plus make all of your friends jealous! We'll see you soon. 

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Spectacular Specials Every Week at Backwater Jack's!

Every day at the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is an awesome day to be here, but our weekly specials give you an extra reason to be here on certain days. (Also, plenty of reasons to show up more than once a week!) Backwater Jack's has the best weekly specials in town, and we've added an extra one for the fall featuring tender, juicy steak!

We've got a delicious remedy for a "case of the Monday's" here at Backwater Jack's. When the weekend's over and you're a bit "crabby" about another long week starting, head on over for this incredible special. We'll give you some great pricing on a pound of succulent Snow Crab, plus discounts on our tasty Rum Runners and Pain in the A**'s. Bet you're looking forward to Mondays now!

Arriba! Who needs Taco Tuesday when you can celebrate Tequila Tuesday here with us!?! Our awesome house margaritas are Buy-1-Get-1-Half Off, and the same deal goes for shots of Jose Cuervo or Sauza Tequila. Order up a plate of our Jack's Baked Nachos to go along with it, and you're all set! 

You can make it over the mid-week hump and go into the rest of your work week a lot more easily when you join us for wine every Wednesday. We'll give you $1 off each glass of our house wines. For an even better deal, get the entire bottle and we'll take $5 off of that! 

Oysters, wings, and shrimp... Oh my! Add beer to those, and you've got an awesome special headed your way! Every Thursday we offer $1 off all of our canned beers to go along with some incredible food specials. All day we serve wings for .49 cents each, shrimp for .75 cents each, and oysters for $1.25 each. Delish!

Everybody's favorite fall special is back! Come on in for a mouthwatering 7-oz. premium cut of Filet Mignon paired with one of our famous side dishes, and you can even add a demi-glace sauce or grilled shrimp. In addition to that tasty treat, we'll also be offering wine specials by the glass. 

After a big weekend of partying hard, chill out with us on Sunday with a little "hair of the dog" for brunch. (Later too, because we celebrate all day long!) Every Sunday you can get Mimosas for $4.00 and Bloody Marys for $4.50.

Which days will you be here? 
One of these weekly specials may entice you to plan on coming to Backwater Jack's on a particular day, but in reality, no matter what day you show up, you'll always find something perfect on the menu to keep you satisfied, including the best sushi at the Lake of the Ozarks

Throughout October, you can also still enjoy that unbelievable pool we put in this year! We've added a heater, so the water will be excellent for at least a few more weeks. (Make sure you've got your suit on when you stop by for the Fall Harbor Hop October 14!) We expect to see you all real soon. 

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Still Plenty of Time To Swim & Enjoy Sushi at Backwater Jack's!

Backwater Jack's has always been an awesome place to hang out, but this season two of our new additions made it even better - the Sushi & Asian Grill and the best pool at the Lake of the Ozarks! Even though summer is technically over this Friday (the first day of fall) we aren't closing up either of our popular attractions anytime soon. Instead, we've decided to extend our summer through October! 

80° Heated Pool
Yes, you read that right, the pool at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant is heated, so we can keep it open for you to enjoy a few weeks longer. The water will be a comfortable 80°, which is perfect for relaxing with a cocktail from the swim-up bar on a lazy afternoon. 

According to the weather forecast, we've got some days ahead of us that the temperature will be in the 80's, and possibly even the low 90's, which means Mother Nature isn't ready for summer to be over yet either. Throw on you suit and get yourself back to Backwater Jack's for a dip in our awesome pool while you still can! (Through October!)    

World Class Sushi
Right next to our incredible heated pool is this year's brand new Sushi & Asian Grill. We've got the best sushi at the Lake of the Ozarks, with an amazing variety of dishes that you need to see to believe. Once you taste them, you'll be completely won over! Take a look at this humongous menu full of unbelievable deliciousness, then get yourself over here and give it a try. 

-Crabby Basket - 4 dungeness crab and pepper jack filled crab rangoon with spicy ginger vinaigrette
-Edamame Hummus - Edamame hummus - grilled pita (add vegetable cut-ups for extra charge) [GFO]
-Burning Lips Edamame - Steamed edamame pod - garlic chili sauce [GFO]
-Pork Gyoza - 6 fried or steamed gyoza - soy ginger vinaigrette
-Jina's Balls - 2 deep fried spicy tuna, crab and crawfish rice balls - hollandaise sauce - sweet teriyaki sauce
-Shrimp Bad Hair Day - 3 shrimps wrapped in shredded phyllo dough - deep fried - spicy mayo
-Chicken Nachos - Wonton chips - grilled chicken - mozzarella - pepper jack cheese - salsa - house pickled jalapeno - black bean aioli (substitute grilled tuna for extra charge)
-Shrimp Shumai - 6 steamed dumpling wrapped in rice paper - soy ginger vinaigrette
-Fried Kale - Kale - wasabi soy vinaigrette or Parmesan garlic dressing
-Jumping Beans - Steamed edamame pod - kosher salt [GF]
-Grilled Edamame - steamed edamame pod - garlic - rosemary - sesame oil
-Chicken Lettuce Wrap - Grilled chicken - chopped vegetables - garlic oyster sauce - iceberg lettuce [GFO]

-Seaweed Salad 
-House Salad - Spring mix - julienne vegetables - feta [GFO]
-Squid Salad
-Salmon Salad - Grilled salmon filet - spring mix - julienne vegetables - feta - wasabi soy vinaigrette or spicy ginger vinaigrette [GFO]
-Coconut Shrimp Salad - Coconut shrimp - spring mix - julienne vegetables - feta cheese - house made mango salsa - spicy ginger vinaigrette

rice - Asian vegetables - bean sprouts - egg - sesame soy sauce

  • Original
  • Chicken
  • Dungeness Crab
  • Grilled Shrimp

-Tail On Fire - shrimp tempura - avocado - crab mix - yellow tail - jalapeno - sriracha - sesame oil - Enjoy with wasabi!
-Just Fish - Tuna - salmon - yellowtail - white tuna (add avocado for extra) [GFO]
-Red Eye - Spicy tuna - eel - tempura flakes - teriyaki sauce - sriracha - wasabi aioli
-Sin City - Crab - cream cheese - tempura - spicy tuna - crab mix - wonton chips - teriyaki sauce - deep fried to perfection
-Emperor - Crab stick - cucumber - green beans - salmon - Asian pesto vinaigrette
-Lemon Drop - Crab mix - avocado - cream cheese - salmon - thinly sliced lemon
-Drunken Roll - Shrimp tempura - green bean - tuna - teriyaki sauce - wasabi aioli
-Sun West - Spicy lobster mix - mango slices - cucumber - lightly grilled tuna - teriyaki sauce - chili oil
-Spider - Soft shell crab - crab mix - green bean - sriracha - spicy mango - teriyaki sauce (add tuna for extra charge)
-Rainbow - California roll - salmon - tuna - shrimp
-Spicy Lobster Shrimp - Spicy lobster mix - cucumber - avocado - shrimp - Asian pest vinaigrette
-Alaskan Volcano - Shrimp tempura - cream cheese - avocado - spicy lobster mix - mango - habanero sauce - pepper jack cheese - chili oil - baked to perfection
-Passionate Shrimp - shrimp tempura - avocado - cream cheese - shrimp
-Double Crunch Shrimp - Shrimp tempura - cream cheese - crab mix - spinach - tempura flakes - wasabi aioli - mango puree - deep friend to perfection
-Fu Sake - Shrimp tempura - cream cheese - squid salad - sriracha - crab mix - wasabi aioli - mango puree - deep fried to perfection
-Cupid's Butt - Shrimp tempura - cream cheese - crab mix - smoked salmon - teriyaki sauce - wasabi aioli (try with soy paper for extra charge)
-Tiger in the Jungle - shrimp tempura - green bean - crab mix - white tuna - mango salsa
-Madre De Dragon - Spicy tuna - cucumber - cilantro - pickled ginger - jalapeno - avocado - wasabi aioli - sriracha - lime slices [GFO]

-California Rolls
-Spicy Tuna Roll - spicy tuna - cucumber - avocado [GFO]
-Tuna Roll [GF]
-Salmon Roll [GF]
-Yellowtail Roll [GF]
-Escolar Roll [GF]
-Eel Roll 
-Avocado Roll [GF]
-Cucumber Roll [GF]
-Green Bean Roll [GF]
-Veggie Roll - Spinach - green bean - cucumber - pickled radish [GF]

-Maguro / Tuna
-Escolar / Super White Tuna 
-Sake / Salmon
-Unagi / Eel 
-Ebi / Cooked Shrimp
-Tomago / Sweet Egg Omelet

-Mango w/ mango puree
-Vanilla w/ Chocolate Ganache
-Red Bean w/ Chocolate Ganache
-Green Tea w/ Chocolate Ganache

Now that we've got your mouth watering for the best Sushi & Asian Grill at the Lake of the Ozarks, what are you waiting for? You will also find all of our excellent coastal cuisine with a Midwestern flair that you've come to love over the years in our bar & grill side of the restaurant. There's something for everyone to eat here at Backwater Jack's, and through October, you can relax in the pool before or after you eat it! 

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