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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Lake Weekend

We had three couples eating. Everyone's meals came out at different times. One order was wrong and another seemed to take forever to come out. When the order was corrected the bacon on the BLT was barely cooked. One of the other sandwiches barely had any bacon on it. Enjoyed sitting outside and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
SDB70
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Fenton, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great ribeye steak, great view, great bands on the weekends in the summer. Love boating up for a bite when spending the day on the lake with my wife :)

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Fenton, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had three couples eating. Everyone's meals came out at different times. One order was wrong and another seemed to take forever to come out. When the order was corrected the bacon on the BLT was barely cooked. One of the other sandwiches barely had any bacon on it. Enjoyed sitting outside and watching all the boats pulling in though.

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Camdenton, Missouri
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134 reviews 134 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

People come to Lake of the Ozarks to retire because they have played here while younger. Apparently time under the sun, on the water, beer in hand, is all they desire because good food and fine dining are rare. Backwater Jack's has neither. We visited on a night when the specials were 75-cent shrimp, $1 oysters, and 39-cent wings. Most... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Tucked at the end of a quiet cove, without signs on the lake so only the locals can find this place, is one of my favorite places, Backwater Jacks. This is such a fun place--great local live music every night, great open decks with wonderful views of the lake, and some of the best food at the lake. Order the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

6 diners - everyone's food came out at a different time. One was wrong & when correct order came out, bacon was barely cooked on the BLT. Other BLT ordered had very little bacon. Fries were good. Watching boats dock & view was nice.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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!

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Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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Missouri
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61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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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?