The Awesome Appetizers of Backwater Jack's

The appetizer menu at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant is filled with traditional favorites, succulent seafood, the biggest Crab Rangoon in the lake area, and so much more. Whether you're simply looking for a snack to enjoy along with a cocktail or two, or you're in the mood for something tasty to kick off a meal, the Backwater Jack's appetizer menu is the perfect place to look. Check out these amazing appetizer choices!   

Colossal Crab Rangoon
Four oversized wontons stuffed with Jack’s own crab cream cheese mix, fried to golden brown, & served with our homemade apricot sauce.

Chicken Tenders
These are hand-breaded to order. You’ll taste the difference!
You can also try them HOT! Buffalo Style - hand-breaded and then dipped in our special hot sauce.

Grilled Chicken Tenders
Four chicken tenders marinated in a teriyaki glaze and grilled to juicy perfection.

A dozen jumbo chicken wings fried to a golden brown and then tossed in your choice of our homemade sauces: Original Hot, Sweet Honey BBQ, or Half & Half.

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

Ozark Onion Rings
Colossal yellow onion rings deep-fried to a golden brown.

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. Nacho types are: Chicken, Veggie, or Seafood (shrimp, scallops, & crab meat) 

Jack's Quesadilla
A large flour tortilla shell stuffed with black olives, tomatoes, red and green onions, and shredded cheddar jack cheese then grilled and served with sour cream and salsa. Available with: Veggie, Chicken, or Seafood (shrimp, scallops, & crab meat)

Stuffed Mushrooms
Large mushroom caps stuffed with our handmade crab/cream cheese mixture and then baked in 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. It's simmered to perfection and served with wild rice & our sweet cornbread.

Jack's Jumbo Jalapeno Poppers

Hand-stuffed & breaded jalapeno peppers filled with a crab/cream cheese mixture and served with our house special spicy raspberry inferno sauce.

Chips & Salsa
Crispy tortilla chips served with savory salsa.

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus
House-blended hummus served with sweet green and red peppers, broccoli florets, and toasted blackened tortilla points.

Snow Crab Clusters
Nothing but the freshest snow crab clusters! Boiled hot and served by the pound with a tub of butter.

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

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, sold by the dozen or half-dozen.

So, which dish are you going to start with? If you happen to join us every week for Raw Deal Thursday, you can enjoy 3 of the amazing appetizers above - oysters, shrimp, and wings - at very special discounted prices. Backwater Jack's appetizer menu is a perfect place to get started, but there's a lot more food on our menu than that, so you either need to come in very hungry or come back often to try it all!

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