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Backwater Jack's

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1052 East Main St., Washington, NC
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Washington, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is good, the view is great, and wonderful people who own the restaurant. My husband loves the oyster burger, and I almost always order the curried chicken salad in a spinach wrap with sweet potato fries! Yum, Yum. Very laid back and casual. We are locals in Washington, NC, and this is one of our favorite places to... More 

Thank Darlene G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything I've eaten there was great. The margarittas tasted like some more. The T-Shirts were a little expensive but we had to have one. We would have bought a few more if they had been a little cheaper.

Thank Kenneth W
East Killingly, Connecticut
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place with great food, reasonably priced and friendly staff. It's not a take your significant other on your anniversary kind of place but rather a let's get a few drinks, great sandwich/apps and listen to music, have a good time kind of place. And Yes, you can dock your boat right outside. Indoor and outside seating available although, inside... More 

Thank DanNlisa
Hogansville, Georgia
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Great river restaurant with excellent oysters and shrimp. Good beer selections. Feels like you're at a gulf place.

1 Thank SlisTraveler
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My son and his wife took us here on Saturday 6-11-16 and the food and atmosphere was great! From the BBQ nacho appetizer to the Cuban sandwiches everything was great!

Thank susan7532016
Hertford, North Carolina, United States
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137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We tried Backwater Jack's based on the recommendation from a friend. It's a short distance from the center of town and is not located near lots of other businesses, but it's on the water, and that's better! We sat on the screened porch for lunch, as there was a light rain. Delightful, fish camp-type atmosphere, with Jimmy Buffet playing on... More 

1 Thank Sheryl C
Kinston, North Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This place has it all! Great atmosphere, awesome food, cold beer and a pretty sweet view! Family, friends, date night, it doesn't matter, stop at BJX..you won't regret it! Highly recommend anything that comes with fries ;)

Thank jeb0406
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We always stop by while we are out boating, best atmosphere in Washington on a summer afternoon. Drinks are always fantastic and service is typically top notch as well. Food is good, especially the Mahi Sandwich. Remember cash only, however there is an ATM in case you forget.

Thank Sean M
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Hot summer days getting off the boat, BJX is the place to stop and grab some grub. The staff and food are also excellent.

Thank Brent H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome place with live music often and scenic outdoor waterfront seating. They have good beer and good food with a great beach feel.

Thank Stephen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1052 East Main St., Washington, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: 2529751090
Outstanding laid back restaurant with Tiki bar and entertainment on the water.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?