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“Nice view, great music, but dont eat there” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Backwater Jacks Bar & Grill

Backwater Jacks Bar & Grill
4341 Beach Dr, Osage Beach, MO 65065-2106
573-348-6639
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Ranked #34 of 76 restaurants in Osage Beach
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
St. Louis, MO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice view, great music, but dont eat there”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2009

Always has great music! The views of the water is relaxing and beer is icey. But, if you are hungry, go somewhere else. Food is overpriced and small portions leave you still hungry. Breaded tenderloin had 4 times more breading and barely any meat. The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich had a breaded tenderloin piece of meat not a full piece of chicken breast. On our vacation, this was the most disappointing place we ate and ended up being the most expensive.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“No Complaints”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2009

We ate here in July of 2007. We had a large group, probably 15+. Of course we had to wait, not a big deal, expect that just about anywhere, especially with that size of a crowd. They did accomodate us, and that can be hard to find. We all seemed to like what we had and towards the end of the meal, a band started to play. It was really loud, but didn't really bother us. Overall a pleasant experience and we definitely would go there again.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Great place, best place on the lake.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2008

We came upon this bar and grill by accident and were SO glad we did. Sit outside to eat when the weather is nice. A band was playing beyond and it was a very nice atmosphere over looking the docked boats and the water.

The food was VERY good. For sure try the fried potato salad, it was simply great.

Having visited a number of these lake side bar and grills we believe that Back Water Jacks is the best on at Lake of the Ozarks. Highly recommended.

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“Backwater CRAP!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

Took the advice of a "local" to go there....they said they have the best food and menu. The ONLY thing that was okay about the place was the band for the evening, "The Surge". The menu looked like very overpriced bar food! We couldn't decide if we wanted to pay that price for that kind of food, so we ordered some sodas while we thought about it..........4 small plastic cups of soda, that didn't probably even amount to 2 whole cans, was a whopping $8.53!! That did it! We drank some soda, what little we had, listened to the band for a while and left to find some real food that wasn't over priced! Probably a good place to party.....but save your $$ and eat somewhere else before you go there to party!

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“Great Place at the Lake Backwater Jacks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2008

Best place on the lake for action and fun great place to people watch,
music is always good and the place really looks cajun, if you dont like crowds this isnt the place for you shouldertoshoulder, seems like every one is in a great mood, fun fun fun............ Michael Marti

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