Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Backwater Jack's Sushi & Asian Grill

In addition to our brand new pool, we also added a new sushi and Asain grill restaurant! If you're looking for some refreshing and delicious seafood, but not the traditional grouper sandwich, then you need to check out Backwater Jack's Sushi & Asian Grill. It's everything you expect in a Japanese restaurant and more! Check out this awesome menu:


Edamame Hummus - Edamame hummus - grilled pita (add vegetable cut-ups for extra charge)

Burning Lips Edamame - Steamed edamame pod - garlic chili sauce

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

Chicken Lettuce Wrap - Grilled chicken - chopped vegetables - garlic oyster sauce - iceberg lettuce

Bento Box

All bento boxes are served with rice, a house salad and miso soup. Your choice of pork gyoza or shrimp shumai.

Korean BBQ Short Ribs
Teriyaki Chicken 
Grilled Salmon
Shrimp Bad Hair Day
Tofu Steak


Seaweed Salad 

House Salad - Spring mix - julienne vegetables - feta

Hawaiian Poke - Tuna - salmon - escolar - yellowtail - masago - dikon - scallion - sserved with rice or spring mix

- Teriyaki sauce
- Korean spicy sauce
- Wasabi soy chili vinaigrette

Squid Salad

Tuna Cobb Salad - Spring mix - iceberg lettuce - boiled egg - feta - tomato - corn salsa - grilled tuna with spicy ginger vinaigrette

Salmon Salad - Grilled salmon filet - spring mix - julienne vegetables - feta - wasabi soy vinaigrette or spicy ginger vinaigrette

Coconut Shrimp Salad - Coconut shrimp - spring mix - julienne vegetables - feta cheese - house made mango salsa - spicy ginger vinaigrette

Signature Rolls 

Just Fish - Tuna - salmon - yellowtail - white tuna (add avocado for extra)

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

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)

Marew De Dragon - Spicy tuna - cucumber - cilantro - pickled ginger - jalapeno - avocado - wasabi aioli - sriracha - lime slices

Simple Rolls

California Rolls
Spicy Tuna Roll
Tuna Roll
Salmon Roll
Yellowtail Roll
Escolar Roll
Eel Roll
Avocado Roll
Cucumber Roll
Green Bean Roll
Veggie Roll - Spinach - green bean - cucumber - pickled radish

Nigiri / Sashimi

Maguro / Tuna
Escolar / Super white tuna
Albacore Tuna
Sake / Salmon
Sered Tuna
Unagi / Eel 
Tako / Octopus
Edi / Cooked Shrimp
Tomago / Sweet Egg Omelet
Ika / Squid

It's going to be a hot one this week, and there is no better place to cool off than at Lake of the Ozarks' best waterfront restaurant! From our brand new pool to the addition of our Lake of the Ozarks' sushi house, there is so much to do and see at Backwater Jack's! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Celebrate National Pina Colada Day at Backwater Jack's

July 10 is National Pina Colada Day, and there is no better place to celebrate than Lake of the Ozarks' best waterfront bar & grill. Whether you're enjoying the traditional Pina Colada or mixing it with a Rum Runner in our famous Pain in the A**, you'll love sipping it in our brand new pool and listening to the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks! To get more in the spirit of National Pina Colada Day, Backwater Jack's dove into the history of this delicious cocktail.

Like many cocktails, there are several people who claimed to have been the inventor of the Pina Colada. While this favorite drink was born in Puerto Rick, the identity of the bartender who first mixed up this iconic rum-based drink remains a mystery. Here are the three most popular stories of how the Pina Colada was created.

Inventor #1 - Ramon "Monchito" Marrero

The Caribe Hilton, one of the premier luxury hotels in San Juan the capital of Puerto Rico, claims the pina colada was first served up in 1954 at its Beachcombers Bar by bartender Ramon "Monchito" Marrero. Hotel management asked Marrero to create a signature drink that captured the flavors of the island. He reportedly spent three months experimenting with hundreds of combinations before perfecting his sweet, frothy concoction of rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice. According to the hotel, Marrero mixed up and served his creation at the Caribe Hilton for 35 years until his retirement in 1989.

Inventor #2 - Ricardo Gracia

However, another bartender who served up drinks at the Caribe Hilton has claimed that he invented to now famous cocktail. Spaniard Ricardo Gracia told Coastal Living magazine in 2005 that a strike by a coconut cutters union in 1954 prevented him from serving up the popular mixed drink of rum, cream of coconut and crushed ice in its traditional sliced coconut. He was forced to improvise and poured the drink into a hollowed out pineapple instead. This new drink quickly became popular, so he decided to add freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice to the rum and cream of coconut combination to create the pina colada, which means "strained pineapple" in Spanish.

Inventor #3 - Ramon Portas Mingot

Another San Juan hotspot claims it's the birthplace of the pina colada and is only two miles west of the Caribe Hilton in the capital's Old City. Restaurant Barrachina opened in the late 1950s and was famous for its paella. The owner, Pepe Barrachina, went on a trip South America and met Ramon Portas Mingot, who is a Spanish mixologist who wrote cocktail books and worked in the top bars of Buenos Aires. Barrachina convinced Mingot to leave Argentina and become the head bartender at his Puerto Rican restaurant. There is now a marble plaque outside the restaurant's entrance that claims Mingot concocted the first pina colada there in 1963.

It's Pirate Origins

Although, some tie the pina colada to the 19th century Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresi, who was said to have boosted the morale of his men by giving them a pick-me-up of white rum, pineapple juice and coconut milk. However, the modern-day beach cocktail couldn't have been possible until the 2954 invention of the key ingredient - Coco Lopez, a pre-made cream of coconut. Coco Lopez quickly became an essential part of the island's pina coladas. Ramon Lopez-Irizarry, a University of Puerto Rico agriculture professor, created it by blending cream from the hearts of Caribbean coconuts with natural cane sugar.

Visitors of Puerto Rico returned home raving about the delicious new rum drink, and soon the cocktail began to appear at bars far beyond the island shores. With the help of the electric blenders and tiki bar chains, the popularity of the pina colada quickly spread across the world during the 1970s.

Come enjoy this popular island drink right here at the Lake of the Ozarks at Backwater Jack's! Celebrate National Pina Colada Day with a refreshing pina colada or switch it up and mix in a Rum Runner to make our famous Pain in the A**. We can't wait to celebrate with you at Backwater Jack's!

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Best Live Music This July

Backwater Jack's has the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks SIX nights a week. There is no better way to spend your summer evenings than with GREAT live music, refreshing drinks and delicious food. Nearly every day, we have the best local, regional and national bands take the stage at Backwater Jack's. We have an amazing line up this month! Check out who's coming to Lake of the Ozarks' best waterfront bar and grill.

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Saturday, July 1 - Steven Woolley & the Groove (7:00 - 11:00 PM)
Sunday, July 2 - Phat Mike Unplugged (1:00 - 5:00 PM) & Phat Mike & the Bartenders (7:00 - 11:00 PM)
Monday, July 3 - Steven D. Hunt
Wednesday, July 5 - Steven Woolley Live Show
Thursday, July 6 - Phat Mike & the Bartenders
Friday, July 7 - Phillip Twitchel (1:00 - 5:00 PM) & Phat Mike & the Bartenders (7:00 - 11:00 PM)
Saturday, July 8 - Steven Woolley Live Show (1:00 - 5:00 PM) & The Surge (7:00 - 11:00 PM)
Sunday, July 9 - Spontaneous Duo (1:00 - 5:00 PM) & MisLedd (6:00 - 10:00 PM)
Monday, July 10 - James Clay
Wednesday, July 12 - Steven Woolley Live Show
Thursday, July 13 - Phat Mike & the Bartenders
Friday, July 14 - The Surge
Saturday, July 15 - Phat Mike Unplugged (1:00 - 5:00 PM) & Phat Mike & the Bartenders (7:00 - 11:00 PM)
Sunday, July 16 - London Strangers (1:00 - 5:00 PM) & Johnny G & the Allstars (6:00 - 10:00 PM
Monday, July 17 -  Blake 2
Wednesday, July 19 - Spontaneous Duo
Thursday, July 20 - Christiana
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Friday, July 21 - Steven Woolley Live Show (1:00 - 5:00 PM) & Atomic Sundayburns (7:00 - 11:00 PM)
Saturday, July 22 - The Surge
Sunday, July 23 - Spontaneous Duo (1:00 - 5:00 PM) & Joe Farrell & the Continentals (6:00 - 10:00 PM)
Monday, July 24 - James Clay
Wednesday, July 26 - Phillip Twitchel
Thursday, July 27 - Phat Mike & The Bartenders
Friday, July 28 - Phillip Twitchel (1:00 - 5:00 PM) & Griffin & the Gargoyles (7:00 - 11:00 PM)
Saturday, July 29 - Steven Woolley & the Groove
Sunday, July 30 - Jammin Jay (1:00 - 5:00 PM) & MisLedd (6:00 - 10:00 PM)
Monday, July 31 - Steven D Hunt

There's no better place to party it up at than Backwater Jack's. We have the best live music, best frozen drinks, delicious food, and now, we have the best pool at the Lake of the Ozarks! Our Lakeside pool is perfect for cooling down during hot summer days. However, you don't need to get out once the sun is down because we light up the pool at dusk. So listen to the best bands and enjoy your favorite cocktail in our brand new pool. You gotta get back to Backwater Jack's!

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