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Backwater Jacks Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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4341 Beach Dr, Osage Beach, MO 65065-2106
+1 573-348-6639
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

To be fair, it was Memorial Day weekend Saturday when we visited, so the place was packed, but the service was definitely lacking at Backwater Jack's. They have done an excellent job with the new remodel - the space looks totally different and has a great atmosphere now. Unfortunately, between the long wait, the slow service, two people not receiving... More 

Thank RachelSt.Louis
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Backwater Jacks and were very disappointed with our experience. The service was very poor. The food was cold and not great. I never did get my salad and my glass of wine was about 3-4 ounces after waiting about 20 minutes to get it. They recently remodeled and you still can not see the band... More 

Thank SuesamM
Gainesville, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Overlooks the marina, recent interior update with high wooden ceiling in the bar means it gets loud with a rowdy crowd, but there's seating outside as well. Ate there on a Saturday night, wasn't sure what to expect from the ribeye entree on the menu so I went with the ribeye sandwich which was very good. Likewise they have a... More 

Thank Jason R
Waterloo, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

We have been here before and it is usually busy but great. This time we went the food was just okay and the service was just okay. I can say i was fairly disappointed.

Thank Leigha S
Des Moines, Iowa
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178 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Dined and drank here on a Saturday. Sat up at the bar and service was attentive. We ordered a bacon chicken sandwich and fries and blackened grouper sandwich and fries - both were very tasty. Outside bar on the water with live music and area to feed the fish and turtles. Very laid back atmosphere - we would definitely return.

Thank M J
Lebanon, Missouri
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

A Saturday lunch and afternoon on the Lake. The food was great.... Particularly the buffalo butterfly shrimp and the jalapeño poppers - uniquely different, and very good. Great atmosphere and the service was very friendly.

Thank RobinN73
Montreal, United States
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

They did a lot of upgrades inside and out. Nice restaurant, food was outstanding. We ordered BBQ tenderloin, sugar snap peas, broccoli and salad. It was enough food for us to take home most of it and ate it the next day. Very full plates. Once again they show a lack of keeping on eye on the bathrooms. Why is... More 

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Hannibal, Missouri
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent and staff was great. Good mix of younger and older people. Good entertainment and right on the lake. Will come back for sure

Thank Stephanie E
Wellsville, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

My girlfriend and I ordered the catfish dinner and was very pleased with the how it was prepared and served. We were even surprised with a plate full of garlic biscuits. We were there on a week night in the off season from Kansas to visit a friend in Laury, MO. Would eat there again.

Thank rionita2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is a fun lakeside restaurant! Great view band most summer evenings. Love their fried potato salad. Fish is fresh and delicious!

Thank Helen1701

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
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: +1 573-348-6639

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?