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1052 East Main St., Washington, NC
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Dining options: 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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  • 5
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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
Really on the Backwater!!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Stan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

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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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love, love, love the Buffalo Shrimp Quesadilla at Backwater Jack's. I know summer is truly on its way when the great ladies of Backwater Jacks have opened for the season!! This dish has just the right amount of heat and with a little help from sour cream and a few jalapeno peppers, its just right. Of course it helps... More 

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Washington, North Carolina
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32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you need to feel like you are back at one of your favorite beach restaurants with some tropical flavors, then you need to visit Backwater Jacks. But don't get in a hurry, because they function on Island Time and are proud of it. Come in for a good time, a cold beverage and meet your friends. Local bands are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

At the suggestion of the river roving interpreter we had the pleasure of spending part of the afternoon with, my husband and I went to this eatery on the river. We enjoyed looking out over the water while we ate spectacular food--we ordered appetizers and drinks (their loaded fries are to die for!!). The service was GREAT--really fast--and the servers... More 

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Lake-Gaston
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Nothing special here Edith the food but the beer is cold and the atmosphere is good. Just keep your expectations of the kitchen minimal and you won't be disappointed.

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North Carolina
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106 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Always a good place to stop and get a bit. Wish they had more of a selection of seafood but the beer is cold, and what food they have is very good. Good place to gather with friends and you can catch some live music on Friday & Saturday nights. Many choices on the menu burgers to seafood. I like... More 

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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: Seafood

Description

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

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