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Backwater Jacks Bar & Grill

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4341 Beach Dr, Osage Beach, MO 65065-2106
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to backwater jacks On a Thursday and it was calm. It took 15 mins for the server to Come to our table to get our order and when we got our food there was so much salt and garlic powder that we couldn't eat it. A waste of $34

Thank danielle_smithe
Overland Park, Kansas
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Now I know its the Ozarks and the restaurants are sort of on island time. With that being said, this place has the best service and the best tasting food I have found for a water front location. The prices are also somewhat reasonable compared to some newer restaurants. Don't leave without trying a rum runner.

Thank ryan r
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Phil here again, took the Misses out for lunch at the Lake. Backwater Jacks is a bar and grill with your typical Lake feel, including lots of outdoor seating and live music. Their menu has a wide variety of entrees and sandwiches, and a full bar as well. We had the boiled shrimp and chips and salsa, the shrimp was... More 

Thank Phil C
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now this was a great place! The breaded Grouper fingers with raspberry sauce and the jalapeño poppers were fantastic! The poppers were huge! The kids had a blast feeding the giant buffalo carp and ducks. (Bring lots of quarters for the fish food machine). Oh, and the live music was great and this was on a Tuesday night.

Thank tcgeffert
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant and overall best dive bar water location, place to eat, entertainment at the lake. Great access by both boat and car. But be sure to put your parking brake on in the parking lot! No better place to be. My wife and I are about twenty-five years older than most everyone else here. But we love it.

Thank StevEW0nder
Hudson, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bar and grill has expanded and looks great inside. The food is mid range. Servers were very friendly. Had music and lots of guests gathered around the musician.

Thank mlsfarm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service...they have remodelled and there seems to be so much more room...really had good service with MacKayla..had stuffed mushrooms...delicious!! And shared a grilled chicken sandwich with cheese and bacon...also delicious...would recommend if you have never been there...or go back if it has been a while..

Thank Kim L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bucket of crab legs were delicious! Really enjoyed the band too! Recommend arriving before 6pm Very busy after that!

Thank Joyce C
O'Fallon, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only good thing was our server Michelle. One daughters plate was not warm. Another daughters steak was 75% fat and the price was 25.00 and after speaking with manager was told to pay full bill. Lousy customer service. Will not eat there again

Thank dalespath
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been visiting Backwater Jack's weekly for Crabby Ol Mondays for all but one week since May thus far in 2016. We come by boat and get an appetizer of crab rangoon and a pound of snow crab each trip. I usually have a Dr. Pepper while my wife has the Pain in the "back side",... More 

Thank Dennis H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4341 Beach Dr, Osage Beach, MO 65065-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Osage Beach
  • Phone Number: 573-348-6639

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?