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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Monday, September 11, 2017

Gotta "RIDE" Back to Backwater Jack's for Bikefest 2017!

It's looking like Mother Nature is bringing the lake area some beautiful weather for the 2017 Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest, and your favorite waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is bringing fun and excitement to this awesome annual event! While you're in the area, make sure to plan a ride to Backwater Jack's into your visit. Same old fun time with a brand new look and some awesome updates since last year! 

Delicious Daily Specials
At Backwater Jack's, our regular menus (in the bars, the restaurant, and our new Sushi & Asian Grill by the pool) are already pretty special on their own, but we like to offer special deals daily just because we love our customers so very much! The Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest, happening Wednesday-Sunday, September 13-17, falls just right for you to take advantage of some of these awesome weekly deals. 

  • Wine-O Wednesdays - Once you've parked your bike for the day, grab a ride on over for this Wednesday special. All house wines are $1 off, or you can get the whole bottle for $5 off. 
  • Raw Deal Thursdays - One of our most popular days of the week, featuring discounts on oysters, wings, and shrimp... OH MY! We'll even give you $1 off canned beer to wash it all down with. 
  • Sunday Fun Day! - Sunday's a day for relaxing after a weekend full of partying. Join us at Backwater Jack's for special discounts on Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. 
If you'll be sticking around after Bikefest is over, you can also take advantage of our "Crabby Ol' Mondays" specials! Enjoy great low prices on our delicious Snow Crab Legs, plus Rum Runners and Pain in the A**es. (Monday won't make you so "crabby" with deals like that!)  

Incredible Live Music
This year's new and improved stage is visible form multiple viewpoints, and it will be showcasing the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks during Bikefest. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates and additions to the lineup, but right now here are the awesome acts you can expect to hear when you join us. 

  • THURSDAY, 9/14:
    • Joe Farrell & the Continentals
  • FRIDAY, 9/15:
    • The Surge
  • SATURDAY, 9/16:
    • MisLedd 

Bikefest Passport Ride Stop 
Now, last but certainly not least, we are one of 24 stops in this year's Bikefest Passport Ride. You are invited to pick up a passport for a $20 donation at any of the participating stops, spend the week getting it stamped at each location, and then turn it in before Sunday at 3 pm to be entered for a chance to win a 2015 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide Motorcycle. If you want to make your chances to win even better, purchase a couple of passports! (It's totally allowed!)  

All completed passports must be turned in to the "Official Passport Booth" at Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson in Osage Beach before 3 pm on Sunday, September 17 to be included in the drawing. Passport Booth hours are: 

  • Wednesday, 9/13: 11 am - 6 pm
  • Thursday, 9/14: 9 am - 6 pm
  • Friday, 9/15: 9 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday, 9/16: 9 am - 7 pm
  • Sunday, 9/17: 10 am - 3 pm

You can find a list of passport stops, plus even more details about all of the events and activities happening especially for the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest at

Gotta "Ride" Back to Backwater Jack's!
While you're planning all of those awesome scenic rides throughout the lake area, don't forget to budget some time to hang out with us at the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. If the sun graces us with its presence like we're expecting, make sure to wear your swimsuit under your riding gear so you can enjoy a dip in our amazing pool while you're here! Have fun this week, drive safely, and come by to see us soon at Backwater Jack's

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

It's AUTOPALOOZA Time! Don't Miss it!

Polish up your classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles and get them ready for Backwater Jack's very first AUTOPALOOZA! We'll be filling the parking lot of our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant on Saturday, September 9, 2017 with all kinds of impressive vehicles, and we'll be enjoying and celebrating their awesomeness all day long. There is no cost to enter your car or bike, but money that is raised that day will benefit the Dogwood Animal Shelter.  

There is no entry fee to participate in our car & bike show, but there will be awards given out! You can register your vehicle between 11 am - 1 pm, the show will go on all afternoon, and then an awards ceremony will be taking place at 5 pm. Prizes will be awarded for the best in each category, as well as an overall Best in Show. Judging will happen in the following classes: 
  • Stock
  • Custom
  • Classic (before '79)
  • Ratrod
  • 2000 and above
  • Jack's Choice
  • Stock Bikes
  • Custom Bikes 

In addition to having the opportunity to view some extremely impressive cars, trucks, and motorcycles, there will be door prizes given out throughout the day, plus raffle tickets will be on sale for some really cool stuff.

Malibu Rum will have their representatives on hand that day with some fun giveaways. The incredible Blue Collar Kings will be rocking the stage on Saturday too. Come for the cool cars, and stay for the delicious food and drinks, amazing music, and the fun crowd you can always expect to find hanging out at Backwater Jack's. 

Dogwood Animal Shelter  
The money that we raise during AUTOPALOOZA will benefit a wonderful local organization, the Dogwood Animal Shelter in Osage Beach. This no-kill shelter is often filled to capacity, and donations to help maintain the facility are always greatly appreciated, as well as anyone that would like to volunteer their time. If you have been considering adopting a new four-legged friend, the Dogwood Animal Shelter is a wonderful place to find your new family member. You can find out more about them by visiting    

You've simply GOTTA get back to Backwater Jack's for our 1st ever AUTOAPALOOZA event! You probably didn't need this added reason to join us at the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we just can't stop planning fun events for you guys. You deserve 'em! Make plans right now to join us on Saturday. We promise, as always, it's going to be an awesome time! 

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