We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Backwater Jacks Bar & Grill

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
4341 Beach Dr, Osage Beach, MO 65065-2106
573-348-6639
Website
Today
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 73 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Fun lakefront dining

This is a great choice for casual summer lakefront dining. Outside or inside dining choices with a variety of foods and drinks to meet the approval of even the pickiest diner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
JulieThompson
,
Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Great place to sit outside and soak ip the sun while listening to great music and watching the boats come in. Jalapeño poppers awe wonderful as well as the fried potato salad!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Missouri
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a great choice for casual summer lakefront dining. Outside or inside dining choices with a variety of foods and drinks to meet the approval of even the pickiest diner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Missouri
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I was looking for a place to grab a bite to eat while I was shopping, saw this and thought it would be good place. Drove there and there wasn't a soul in sight. On my app, it said the place was open until 6pm. I guess they are "seasonal".... I'll have to head back in the summer when they're... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Love the food here, especially the crab legs! Always great and such a relaxing environment on the water. The only thing I feel that could be improved on is the outdoor staff friendliness. Other than that, A-1!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Ate here since I was staying at Sunset Beach Resort across the lake. Got the crab legs and stuffed mushrooms. The crab legs were excellent, but the mushrooms were just so-so. Great atmosphere and they even had music playing outside on the patio.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

You've never had crab Rangoon like Backwaters. They are homemade and are served with an apricot sauce that makes them even better. Grouper is excellent as well. THursdays are a great night for wings, shrimp and oysters on the half shell.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Omaha, NE
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have visited this place many times. I love the food and the fried potato salad is amazing!! It is a must try! My Favorite. In the summer the bar and grill has bands to listen to. If you go here in the off season, call to check and see that they are open! This bar and grill is fun... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plainfield, Illinois
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great poppers, we also had the peel and eat shrimp which was very large and good and onion rings and some really cold beers. Nice place on the water, service was good and we will be back next time in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wentzville, Missouri
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is your typical Lake of the Ozarks lakefront bar and grill. It is accessible by boat and car. Very popular place and sometimes very crowded with a wait. Indoor seating is offered, although very close quarters, seats very jammed together. Lots of outdoor seating on numerous levels of patios. Live music on outdoor patios on weekends. Patios can be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Kansas
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Food is great, have been there several times with our kids and the staff are always very friendly. Views are good as well. If you like to listen to music and have fun this is the place to go.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Backwater Jacks Bar & Grill also viewed

Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarks
Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarks
 
Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarks
Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarks
 

Been to Backwater Jacks Bar & Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Backwater Jacks Bar & Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?