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Backwater Jack's

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1052 East Main St., Washington, NC
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Description: Outstanding laid back restaurant with Tiki bar and entertainment on the...
Outstanding laid back restaurant with Tiki bar and entertainment on the water.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great food. Wide variety of choices. Ok service. Fantastic view especially at sunset. Recommend going, staying for awhile, and enjoy the ambience and people.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Maureen W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great food. Wide variety of choices. Ok service. Fantastic view especially at sunset. Recommend going, staying for awhile, and enjoy the ambience and people.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food and service were fair. They don't take debit or credit cash or check only. The worst part was the rude lady who took our money. She needs some customer service classes. I can get treated like that at McDonald's for a lot cheaper. Will not be going back.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food is very good. The service is excellent. Come casual because everywhere is outdoors, whether you're in the open air upper level, the open air bar or the enclosed, screened in lower level. Nature conditions the air at Backwater Jack's. Love it! Bring cash or check! No CC or DC accepted. They do have an ATM that charges you... More 

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McCormick SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Excellent salad, fantastic mahi-mahi sandwich and outstanding draft beer!! What a treasure. Enjoyed sitting on the open air upper deck with a good view of the Pamlico River.

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Chocowinity, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Three of us went to dinner. Restaurant was busy but not slammed. First person got food but not the other two. Then the second person's food came five to ten minutes later. My food came another ten or more minutes after that and was missing one side item which never came. Good news is that someone from the kitchen came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a great burger, fries and Chicken join tin the area. located on a creek in Washington, it is quaint and friendly! You will not be disappointed with your food, I have eaten there many tines and have found it to be a fun place!

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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were passing through town on a Sunday night, and many restaurants were closed. We ended up at Blackwater's because it was one of the few places open. It was too chilly to eat in the open area so we ate upstairs in the enclosed section at a picnic-type table which wasn't too comfortable - just personal preference since I... More 

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Red Oak, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I love coming here for lunch and cocktails with friends on Saturday afternoon. Dinner I understand can get crowded, but that is testament to good food and service. Definitely worth a try if you are in the area!

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A Washington tradition, Backwater Jack's has opened for the season and it was packed with lines out the door last night. People here love their Backwater's with its informal mix of friends, fun staff, great seafood (and more), and frequent weekend musicians. Fresher local seafood you won't find with great bar selections to compliment. Eat in or open air, or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great hamburgers, beautiful sunsets on the river, ambience like no where else. Lotsa regulars; it is the local hangout with live entertainment most weekends.

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Additional Information about Backwater Jack's

Address: 1052 East Main St., Washington, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1052 East Main St., Washington, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Description

Outstanding laid back restaurant with Tiki bar and entertainment on the water.

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