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Backwater Jack's

1052 East Main St., Washington, NC
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Ranked #2 of 53 Restaurants in Washington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Outstanding laid back restaurant with Tiki bar and entertainment on the water.
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Outstanding laid back restaurant with Tiki bar and entertainment on the water.
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English first
North Carolina
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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wichita
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

On recommendation from locals visited for lunch. It is located next to a city dock so you can see boats coming and going. The decor is nothing to brag about but it is reminiscent of some of the joints you might find in key west. I don't mean this to sound negative as the overall ambiance is positive and relaxing.... More

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Bath NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Backwater Jacks with its water view and colorful atmosphere is amplified by its great fried shrimp. Wow, yum!!

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Greenville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stumbled on this place and it has quickly become a favorite. The food is very good, the service is awesome and the location is fabulous. We were pleasantly surprised at the portion size. It was really a lot of fun to read the signs on the walls, and just to see the uniqueness of this restaurant, right on the... More

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Washington, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in Washington. The food is great, the staff is wonderful and the beer is cold.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Tropical feel with Buffett playing over the speakers. Nice people and good location right near the water. You can actually come by boat if there's a spot to tie up. Reminds me of home in south FL.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Come as you are! That's what kind of relaxed atmosphere you'll find at Backwater Jack's. You have options of inside dining or screened in area dining. The marina is visible from all view points. The wait staff are friendly. The patrons are friendly, many looking for their lost shaker of salt. The chicken salad sandwich was very, very good. Grapes,... More

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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The décor feels like you could be in the islands, very margaritaville. The black bean nachos were tasty and HUGE and they have a good selections of beers on tap. Note that it is cash only. It is not on the waterfront. There is a big road, a parking lot and a bridge between you and the river. The service... More

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Greenville, NC
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195 reviews 195 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Tried this place for lunch today based on reviews on Trip Advisor. Wonderful surprise! We ate on a second floor outside deck with a water view and a nice breeze. Great food and service.. We will definitely eat here again. They do not take credit or debit cards - only check or cash.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place is awesome. Great atmosphere. Great food. And more importantly great drinks. Will continue being a loyal customer. I love this place!!!!

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