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“"This Place Rocked" during our stay!!”

Backwater Jacks Bar & Grill
Ranked #22 of 100 Restaurants in Osage Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited the Lake of the Ozarks during the shootout and stayed in a small resort across the cove. We had a blast listening to the band, watching the action and the beautiful boats easing in to this lakeside bar/restaurant prior to the poker run the night before and morning of.

After the poker run on a Friday evening, we arrived by boat and took advantage of one of the numerous courtesy slips available. The place was packed with a fun loving crowd and the band was good, keeping the revelers dancing. Our party of 3 had a 45 minute wait for a table, but enjoyed the time browsing the gift shop and people/boat watching. No problem getting a beer..the bars and bartenders were plentiful, friendly and quick.

Our food, jalapeno poppers, chicken wings, seafood pasta florentine, roast beef wrap and fried potato salad were huge portions and very good. Waitress was young, cute and very attentive considering they were getting slammed with an overwhelming crowd. Prices were high but typical for the area and time of year.

We had a great time at Backwater Jack's at mile marker 171/2 on the lake and would certainly recommend as a fun stop. Would not be family friendly during busy times as the crowds can get pretty rowdy!

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Thank pednurse
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We have eaten here twice. Food is just okay. When the band is playing the place is a-rockin. Folks are friendly but since inside seating is limited, you will find yourself outside where it is hot. They need more and larger fans.

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Thank Rosemary83
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Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

In the area stopped at backwater jacks. Dirty, overstaffed with uncaring lake kids, and the food was gross. Prepackage nasty unflavored sauce in my pasta florentine, claims to have a mix of seafood none was found other than a few salad shrimp. My mans jumbalia was on the same level. Over salted and over cooked mound of "food". But I will say the grouper fingers were house made along with the jalapeño poppers. But we spent over 100$ for 4 people. Not worth it never going back. You shouldn't either.

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Thank P1o2n3y
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

This restaurant is on the water and they do have good drinks! That being said, the food is very average and the atmosphere is really not for families. We waited about an hour for a table and it is so not worth the wait.

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Thank Karen S
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Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We went here with the family. There are lots of food options. I really liked the grouper sandwich and fried potato salad. The wait staff was friendly enough but all seemed a little tired (this was lunch afterall). Overall a pretty good floating eatery with many good food choices.

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Thank KelWil86
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