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Backwater Jack's

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1052 East Main St., Washington, NC
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
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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  • 44
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for lunch/dinner

Cute restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating options. Extensive menu so anyone can find something they like. Shrimp tacos were amazing! Lots of neat décor and cute table seating areas. Worth the stop!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
beachbum644
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Cute restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating options. Extensive menu so anyone can find something they like. Shrimp tacos were amazing! Lots of neat décor and cute table seating areas. Worth the stop!

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Hartland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We typically stop in Williamston and decided to give Washington a try....sooo glad we did! We have been coming coming to OBX for 6 years all the way from Wisconsin....lets just say we are staying in Washington & making our 1st night out here at off the beaten path, Backwater Jack's....outstanding food, outstanding drinks, outstanding live music, and outstanding service!... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A long time favorite of ours and much of the Washington/Pamlico River community! Definitely a local hot spot. Backwater's is a bit Tiki Bar and a bit good seafood cafe. The ambiance is very much river, being next to a kayak rental and boat launch area. It frequently hosts fine musical artists like Lipbone Redding on its "Pebble Beach".

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Liberty, TN, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Good food, reasonable prices. Very busy when I was there, but I got a table within a couple of minutes. Checks and cash accepted, but no plastic. Gets another plus from me for the sign on the cashier's stand (I didn't see it till I was leaving) "No shirt, No shoes, No problem!" (But I don't remember seeing anyone without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were in town for a softball tournament we went to lunch here to support the local businesses. It was by the water it doesn't look like much of a place but the food was really good. The service was great. They treat you very welcoming. I highly recommend the salty margarita it was awesome!! We were there with 7... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

There's an ATM inside the restaurant for those who don't realize no credit cards or debit cards are accepted. Mahi sandwich was better than shrimp tacos. Conch fritters were ok, onion rings were better. Top deck has view of sound and boat launch. Parking can be pretty tight. Campy, bar feel. Inattentive service which may be related to climbing the... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Best meal I had in Washington while visiting. Killer oysters, great service and very pleasant view of the backwater at Washington.

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Moyock, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Service was was friendly and Mahi tacos were good! Nice stop. Wish it was more on the water but it didn't seem like there was any restaurants on the water. You can see the water some what but the boat landing is right there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 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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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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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