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Backwater Jacks Bar & Grill

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4341 Beach Dr, Osage Beach, MO 65065-2106
573-348-6639
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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So, backwater jacks is not the kind of place I would eat, unless already on the lake. However, they are so much fun, and they have these giant poppers that are AH MAZE ING. Their isn't much to eat there, but it is a water bar. The only water bar with REALLY good food is the Fish & Co. Backwater... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lyla D
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, backwater jacks is not the kind of place I would eat, unless already on the lake. However, they are so much fun, and they have these giant poppers that are AH MAZE ING. Their isn't much to eat there, but it is a water bar. The only water bar with REALLY good food is the Fish & Co. Backwater... More 

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Thank Lyla D
Kansas City, Missouri
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I came here for dinner on the Lake. The service was good but the food was not. Seafood nachos had no flavor. Blackened grouper sandwich had too much flavor. The famous fried potato salad was not as I remembered it. Positive notes, docks were in decent shape, service was good, and they had live music on Friday night.... More 

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Thank Andy B
Columbia, Missouri
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We've always loved this place but today I saw a side of the management morale that will keep me from ever coming back. I ordered a sandwich and decided to be healthier and get a salad instead of fries (up charge of .99, nbd). I'm normally not too big of a brat on lettuce but the salad had too many... More 

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Thank ash-aaa2015
Oak Forest, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Fabulous intro to the Ozarks! We watched the sunset with our frozen drinks & the most delicious grouper. Easily accessible by land or boat. Definitely someplace to go to again.

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Thank VG468
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This place used to be one of the hot spots on the lake, but it is falling fast with so many new choices that are clean, updated and serve incredible food. I hope management sees it coming and puts some money back in the place or it will become the next Topsider. I have a lot of great memories here... More 

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Thank iGrade
Solon, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food & service was great!!! The waitress even went out of her way to take our kids to see & feed the fish!!!

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Thank Kelly B
Saint Charles, Missouri
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240 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is HAPPENING on the weekends. You can get here from land or from the lake, they have a dock you can use. We had a 2.5 hour wait on a Friday at 7:30. They had a band which was good, but the food was just OK, especially for how long we waited.

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Thank KDJERO
New Franklin
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were seated inside in the back corner on what appears to be an enclosed deck. The space was really tight. Chair backs were pushed right against the wall and hardly any space to walk between the tables. We ordered nachos and they were very good. Also had the chicken tenders. Very good, whole breaded tenders that came out piping... More 

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Thank Jason J
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Took a group of friends to this restaurant because we have had great experiences and good food there in past visits this year. Our waitress was very good however one of our friends bit into his chicken nachos and tasted something awful! He spit his bite of food into a napkin and found what looked like duck poop in there!... More 

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Thank disapp0inted2015
Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We expected a long wait to be seated as we visited during the busy season. However, once seated, we saw our server only twice: once to take the order and once to deliver the bills. He never checked to see how the food was or if we needed any drinks. Food was cold and of poor quality. Band was good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4341 Beach Dr, Osage Beach, MO 65065-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Osage Beach
  • Phone Number: 573-348-6639

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?