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Backwater Jacks Bar & Grill

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American, Bar
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4341 Beach Dr, Osage Beach, MO 65065-2106
11:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Belleville, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Good service with a nice view of the lake. This is a great place to go with a large group. The menu has a great variety for both food and drink.

Thank carol k
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Great place! Love the remodeling! Always good food and good fun! We went Monday for "crabby Monday's" and it was fantastic!!!

Thank 739mistya
1 review
Reviewed 5 June 2016

My husband and I go almost every weekend and drop $100 or more on food and drinks. Very disappointed on the upstairs Bar service. Sat there for 15 minutes never acknowledged by either bartenders. Had to go to the bar dowstairs to get a drink. Then never called for our table. So we left and went elsewhere. With the remodeling... More 

Thank Pam Y
Jefferson City, MO
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We ate here a few weeks ago on our anniversary for lunch. We wanted to go somewhere we had never been and this was recommended. So we decided to try it out. Its typical pub type food (sandwiches, burgers) but the sides were unique (fried green beans, fried potato salad). Drinks were overpriced, but typically they are at these types... More 

Thank lfoleys
Saint Louis, Missouri
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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
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
Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 24 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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185 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
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: 5734801192

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