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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
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  • 4
    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 place to get a bite while on the lake

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
KDJERO
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Saint Charles, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Solon, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews
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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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Saint Charles, Missouri
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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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New Franklin
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Half my family arrived about an hour before the other half. The staff was very friendly towards us, and we ordered drinks and appetizers. We ended up ordering food before the other half arrived so we could entertain the twin three year olds while their parents ate.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Love Backwater Jacks. Thursdays are a great day to go for their deal on oysters .99, shrimp .79, and wings .49. Wings are just okay but the shrimp were huge and perfect and oysters were great. Highly recommend their fried potato salad as a side, delicious. They were crazy busy but our waitress has a great attitude and very friendly.... More 

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Fort Madison, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We each ordered grouper here and the food was delicious! Be forewarned, the portions were huge. We will split a meal next time we go.

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Independence, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

went with a group on A Friday night for dinner , everything was awesome the food and service I had the grouper sandwich with the fried potato salad yummy only thing I will do different in the future is maybe not go on A Friday night but like I stated in the title of my review it was worth the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food was good but a bit pricey. That was until I saw the portions. We have leftovers. About to dig in now. See you soon.

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?