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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
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Chocowinity, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Most of the restaurant is open and looking out over the river. It is a friendly, fun place to go and we haven't had a bad meal in the many times we have been there. It is VERY casual and almost always crowded but no one seems bothered by it. You can meet old friends and new because everyone is... More

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Laurinburg, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Excellent food and reasonable prices on food and spirits. Small so it can be tight conditions and parking is limited but worth it

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A couple buddies and I headed up here at about 11 o'clock one day and ended up spending 4 hours straight here. The drinks just kept flowing and the scenery is just on point. Watching the boats is pretty cool at this spot. The bar food is actually pretty good. I highly recommend going with the mahi sandwich. Fresh seafood... More

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Schleswig, Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was schweet! After a hard day of fun, we retired to Backwater Jack's for awesome ambience and even better food. It is kind of like Jimmy Buffet meets a small town waterfront place for cooliios. You can look for your lost shaker of salt or have some excellent rum drinks whilst eating your cheeseburger at the heart of paradise.... More

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Chocowinity, North Carolina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Sweet potato fries and a mahi reuben were very good though hugely messy. Cut it up and enjoy. Good service for a laid back just off the water place. Go there for something reliable, pretty quick and to enjoy the weather. No frills but no slouch either.

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Martinez, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Out for a drive, to get the in-laws out of the house, we stopped by for a late lunch (2:00 pm). Located on the outskirts "east" end of town, between the railroad tracks and a bridge, and just before Washington Park, we drove by it on the first go-round. We are glad that we came back and found it. Backwater... More

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