Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Top 5 Reasons We're Your Labor Day Weekend Headquarters

Labor Day is a popular time to head to the lake for a 3-day weekend full of fun, sun, and excitement. There are lots of places to visit while you are here, but today's blog has all the reasons you need to put our incredible waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks at the top of your "to-do" list for the holiday. There's so much to do, see, hear, and taste at Backwater Jack's, you may never want to leave!  

#1 - Easy to Reach by Water or by Land
It doesn't matter if you're traveling by boat or by car, it's easy to find us both ways. We've greatly expanded our parking lot this year, and all the cabs know how to find us. Just tell them "I've gotta get back to Backwater Jack's!" They'll know how to get you here, and they'll be happy to come back later and pick you up. 

We are located in Osage Beach off of Osage Beach Parkway. From there you take Beach Drive to Cocu Court, and you can't miss us! By water, we are located on the 17.5 MM. You should be able to find a spot to dock, but just in case everyone else has the same great idea about hanging out with us as you do, "boat-pooling" (just like carpooling) is always a good idea.  

(...and this picture is from BEFORE the pool was finished! We're even bigger now!)

#2 - Lots of Room to Play

If you haven't had the chance to check us out yet this season, you're in for a huge surprise! We have GREATLY expanded the size of our establishment, plus added more ways to have fun and enjoy your food and drinks. The indoor dining area got an update last year, and this summer we added a lot more outdoor seating, a bigger stage for our incredible bands, a Sushi & Asian Grill, and the best pool at the Lake of the Ozarks complete with a swim-up bar. It's a good thing we keep growing, because just like the saying goes, the more, the merrier! 

#3 - Pool Time Fun...with Ducks!
We truly believe we nailed it when it comes to our awesome pool area, and from what our customers have been saying, they completely agree! Plenty of room for the big crowds we've been getting, plus a great area surrounding the pool to hang out and take in a bit of sun. There's lots of seating on the far side of the swim-up bar to enjoy the view and a few drinks without actually getting in the water too. Once the sun goes down and the lights go on, you won't believe your eyes! 

Oh, and the ducks, well, they're all a part of our Labor Day weekend "Zero Ducks Given" party on Saturday, September 2. We'll be sectioning off the pool area for this unbelievable party for ages 21 and up that day. For a $10 cover charge, you can jump in the pool with all the rubber ducky inflatables, plus get lots of free goodies and samples from the reps from Malibu, Absolut, and Anheuser-Busch. Also, there will be 4 of the best DJs spinning all the most amazing party music all day long, from 11 am - 7 pm. There is even a VIP admission available with bottle service. You can get additional details on that by emailing Kerry@PartyStarEvents.com.  

#4 - We'll Keep You Dancing
We've always had a knack for presenting the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks, and this season has been the best one ever! The brand new, bigger lakeside stage seems to make the bands sound even more amazing. In addition to the DJs playing the "Zero Ducks Given" party, we'll also have live entertainment happening Friday - Monday with music from: Steven Woolley, Griffin & the Gargoyles, The Surge, James Clay, and more! Even if you don't feel like dancing, we're willing to bet that at least your toes will be tapping, because these bands are hard to resist! 

#5 - Our Food & Drinks Can't Be Beat
Last, but certainly not least, the thing we're most widely known for. Our kitchen produces the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks, and our bars are filled with the coldest beer and most refreshing cocktails you've ever had the pleasure of sipping. All of your old favorites can still be found on the menu, and with the addition of our Sushi & Asian Grill in the pool area, we most definitely have a perfect dish for even the pickiest gourmets in your group.  

Labor Day weekend at Backwater Jack's is going to be the best place in town to celebrate with all of your friends. This party does not mark the end of the fun to be had at the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks. We've got more exciting things coming your way this fall, so plan to be getting yourself back to Backwater Jack's quite a few more times this year! 

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

We're Getting Our Ducks in a Row for Labor Day Weekend!

Well, they may not be in an actual row, but they'll definitely be filling the best pool at the Lake of the Ozarks! This Labor Day Weekend Backwater Jack's will be hosting another one of our amazing Zero Ducks Given parties, all kinds of incredible live entertainment, and of course, the best food & drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks! Check out why you've "Gotta get back to Backwater's Jack's" for the holiday weekend. 

Zero Ducks Given Pool Party
Our pool and sushi area of the restaurant will be sectioned off for this always-exciting event on Saturday, September 2. It's a rockin' party for anyone that doesn't give a "duck" about getting a little wet and having a mind-blowing time. Reps from Malibu, Absolut, and Anheuser-Busch will be handing out all kinds of goodies, plus samples of their latest products.   

There is a $10 cover to join the pool party, and it is for ages 21 and up. From 11 am - 7 pm we'll have 4 different, incredible DJs playing all of your favorite music. Once they're done, the live band will take over. We will also be offering VIP admissions which include bottle service for those of you that want to party like a rock star. If you're interested in reserving the VIP treatment, email Kerry@PartyStarEvents.com for more information.  

Live Music
This year's newly improved stage at Backwater Jack's has hosted some of the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks, and this Labor Day weekend is no exception! You should always keep an eye on our social media for any last minute additions or changes (hey, things happen) but for right now, here is what we have lined up for you over the holiday. 
  • FRIDAY, 9/1:
    • Steven Woolley (1-5 pm) & Griffin & the Gargoyles (7-11 pm)
  • SATURDAY, 9/2:
    • ZERO DUCKS GIVEN POOL PARTY - 4 Live DJs (11 am - 7 pm)
    • Steven Woolley & the Groove (7-11 pm) 
  • SUNDAY, 9/3:
    • The Surge (7-11 pm)
  • MONDAY, 9/4:
    • James Clay

Delicious Food, Drinks, & Sushi!
While you are here enjoying all of that awesome entertainment and the great company of the wonderful people that choose to hang out at the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll want to have a bite to eat and something refreshing to drink. (Maybe a few somethings refreshing to drink!)

The Bar & Grill restaurant area will be serving up all of those delicious dishes you've come to love at Backwater Jack's. We serve the Lake's #1 Homemade Poppers, largest Crab Rangoon, and of course, our world famous Fried Potato Salad, and that's just for starters! Our eclectic combination of menu items has something for everyone, uniquely combining the styles and ingredients of South Florida & the Caribbean with traditional favorites from the Midwest. 

In addition to all the foods you've come to love over the years, this season we added our Sushi & Asian Grill to the mix in the pool area! You will find a huge selection of the freshest, most delicious sushi you've ever tasted. It's gotten rave reviews since we opened it, and it's definitely here to stay. 

Last but not least, we'll have all of your favorite cocktail creations coming out of the indoor bar as well as the outdoor bars, where you can sit lakeside or poolside, and as a matter of fact, you can even get served a drink without having to get out of the pool! We'll have plenty of ice-cold beer on hand all weekend too, so come in thirsty!

Get out your calendars right now and mark Labor Day weekend with a trip to Backwater Jack's. Heck, pencil in a few trips and visit us every day! If you don't spend at least a little time at the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks over the holiday, you'll be sorry when you hear all of the awesome stories your friends will be telling you about it later. Don't miss out! 

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Always Fun, No Matter What The Weather Brings!

We've been seeing a lot of rainy days here lately at Backwater Jack's, and we're very anxious for a sunny weekend to get here. (It's in the forecast!!!) The wet weather doesn't stop our awesome customers from coming out to the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks though, because there's plenty of room inside to stay dry and still get your Backwater Jack's fix for the day. No matter what the weather decides to bring, we still find a way for you to have a great time. 

A rainy day may keep you from wanting to jump into the best pool at the Lake of the Ozarks, but it doesn't mean that you have to hide inside. Sitting on our covered deck, watching a gentle rain fall over that gorgeous lake is one of the most serene and relaxing experiences you can have. You'll stay plenty dry, but still be able to enjoy the nice summer temperatures. 

When that delicate rain picks up and takes a turn for the worst, no need to head home. You can still enjoy your gorgeous lake view, delicious food, and incredible drinks from our indoor dining area. It will keep you safe from the nasty weather without taking you away from the lake. You can head "inland" this winter. For now, you should be spending as much time lakeside as possible. Spending it here at Backwater Jack's just makes it that much more special. 

Bright, Shiny Sunshine
Now, even though you can have a great time with us no matter what the weather, this is the type of weather that we prefer! On the sunny days, you get to experience all of those brand new additions that we've added for you this season. The great big, outdoor seating areas have lots of room for groups of every size. Even if that sun gets a little too hot, most of our tables are shaded, and you've got the cool, refreshing pool to take a dip in.  

So there you go. The next time you look outside and see dark clouds, your plans to head on over to the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks don't have to change. No matter what Mother Nature decides to throw our way, you can show up knowing that we've got a comfortable spot for you. 

And don't forget to pick up some cozy Backwater Jack's gear from our t-shirt shop while you're here. Fall is just around the corner, and nothing keeps you warmer than one of our awesome sweatshirts, perfect for the Fall Harbor Hop! When it comes to comfort, great food, and good times, we've got you covered! 

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Always Find the Best Seafood at Backwater Jack's

Our brand new Sushi & Asian Grill menu has been the talk of the town lately. People are absolutely loving it! We haven't replaced the other delicious items already on the best seafood menu at the Lake of the Ozarks, simply added to the greatness. In case you need a refresher course, here are some of the savory seafood dishes that we've got for you at Backwater Jack's.  

Whether you're in the mood for a snack, a great way to get your meal started, or a few tasty dishes to share with friends, our appetizer menu is sure to do all of that! 

Snow Crab Clusters
Nothing but the freshest snow crab clusters served here! Boiled hot and served with a tub of butter. (You can find these on the entree menu too. Go for the double order!)

West Key's Boiled Shrimp 
Succulent shrimp boiled in Cajun spices, chilled, and served with fresh-cut lemons and cocktail sauce. Available by the pound or half-pound.

Backwater's Buffalo Shrimp 
Ten butterflied shrimp breaded and served with a side of Jack’s hot sauce. It's a "hot" menu item!

Grouper Fingers
Our version of a hand-breaded filet in our unbelievable secret honey breading and served with raspberry tartar sauce. The best in town!

Raw Oysters on the Half Shell
Served cold with fresh-cut lemons and cocktail sauce. Available by the dozen or half-dozen.

Noodles AND seafood... yes please! All of our pasta and rice dishes are served with a dinner roll and Water's Edge House Salad. 

Jack's Seafood Florentine Pasta
Grilled shrimp, bay scallops, crab meat, and roasted garlic all served over fettuccine noodles with a rich and creamy Alfredo sauce.

Spicy Cajun Seafood Pasta
Similar to our other seafood pasta, but with a Cajun kick! Sauteed green and red bell peppers, onions, crab, scallops, and shrimp tossed in a spicy, rich cream sauce and served over fettuccine noodles. 

Healthy veggies, savory seafood, and so much more! Our dressing choices include: Caesar, Ranch, Fat-Free Ranch, Honey Mustard, Italian, Blue Cheese, or our incredible House Special Dressing. The House Special is a tropical Island blended with tropical sauces and pineapple chunks. Terrific with seafood! 
Jack's Island Seafood Salad
Shrimp, bay scallops, and crab meat mix served over fresh seasonal greens with tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, sweet bell peppers, broccoli florets and red onions. 

When you're in the mood for a hearty lunch or delicious dinner, our entrees really hit the spot! Each one is served with a Water's Edge House Salad, dinner roll, and your choice of 1 of our amazing side dishes. 

Blackened Ahi Tuna
An 8-oz. charbroiled tuna steak blackened and cooked to your desired temperature (best med-rare to medium) topped with garlic butter & served over wild rice.Grouper
A generous portion of our own version of fillets prepared either grilled, blackened or coated in a light batter and deep-fried. It is served over a bed of wild rice.

If you prefer your seafood served between 2 pieces of bread, our Fillet of Grouper sandwich is what you need! You get to pick 1 of our awesome sides to go along with it too. 

Fillet of Grouper
Our own version of this delicately flavored fish. It's coated in a light batter and deep fried until golden brown, but also available grilled or blackened. Served with tartar sauce on a hoagie roll plus lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickles. 

The regular menu at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant and our Sushi & Asian Grill menu are just the beginning. If you plan ahead to be here on Monday or Thursday, we've got some of our mouthwatering seafood items available at extra-special prices! 

Crabby Ol' Mondays
We know you're a little crabby when Monday rolls around. (Who isn't?) Join us every week for great specials on a pound of delicious Snow Crab Clusters and Pain in the A**'s and Rum Runners.

Raw Deal Thursdays
Oysters, wings, and shrimp... Oh my! Technically, the wings are't raw, but they're just too good not to include in this weekly special. Consider it a bonus! You also get $1 off all canned beers to wash it down with. 

Seafood lovers have just been given all kinds of incredible reasons to get on over to Backwater Jack's soon. If that's not you, we've got a diverse menu full of lots of other dishes at our waterfront restaurant and bar at the Lake of the Ozarks to make you happy too, with burgers, chicken, steak, salads, and more! Swing by soon, play in the pool, enjoy some amazing live music, and order up a few of your favorites for lunch or dinner. We'll be waiting for you! 

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Gotta Get Back To Backwater Jack's

It's been an amazing season at Backwater Jack's! We opened up our Lakeside pool, as well as  Backwater Jack's Sushi & Asian Grill. In addition, we had an amazing time during the holiday weekends with the Zero Ducks Given Pool Parties! It's been such a great summer, and if you haven't had a chance to visit us this season, what are you waiting for?! You gotta get back to Backwater Jack's and here's why:

Best Pool at the Lake

There is no better place to cool off during the hot summer days than at the best pool at the Lake of the Ozarks! Our brand new pool opened up Memorial Day Weekend and it's been the place to be this summer. The best part about the new pool is the swim up bar! You don't even need to leave the water to get a drink (or a refill!). In addition, the pool is one of the best places in the restaurant to listen to the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Sushi & Asian Grill

In addition to the brand new pool, we also opened up Backwater Jack's Asian Grill & Sushi Bar! You can enjoy delicious signature and house rolls, unique appetizers you can't find anywhere else at the Lake, bento boxes and more! Check out our Sushi & Asian Grill menu here, and come out soon and give it a try.

Pain in The A** & Rum Runners

One of our favorite ways to cool down during the summer months is with one of our famous rum runners or pain in the a**! However, we have several frozen concoctions for you to enjoy poolside (or in the pool) at Backwater Jack's/

Rum Runner 
You'll be running for more... or at least trying too!

Pina Colada
A true classic with real pineapple.

Pain in the A**
The best of both worlds! 1/2 Pina Colada and 1/2 Rum Runner.

Made with Kamora Coffee Liqueur, Irish Cream Liqueur and ice cream. Try it with DeKuyper Creme de Banana for a Funky Monkey.

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 drink? Well, we've got the answer for you - add a floater! Here are some of our favorite floaters: Cruzan 151, Cruzan Coconut Rum, Cruzan Rum Flavors, Malibu Coconut Rum and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. You can order your drink with double floaters for double the pleasure and double the fun!

Delicious Daily Specials

We are known for our daily specials that we have all week long! That's right, nearly every night of the week you can enjoy delicious daily specials. Crabby Ol' Mondays, Tequila Tuesday, Wine-O-Wednesdays, Raw Deal Thursdays and Super Sundays. You can enjoy all the traditional Lake favorites at great prices! What are you waiting for? You gotta get back to Backwater Jack's!

We can't wait for you to join us at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & grill! Whether you're joining us for a pool day or listening to the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are so many reasons to get back to Backwater Jack's. We hope to see you soon!

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