Missouri is loaded with terrific bars and grills located on water throughout the state, think of how many great places there are along the rivers in Missouri alone. But this one bar and grill on a lake in Missouri was named Best Waterfront Bar & Grill in the whole state!

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Missouri's Best 2023 awarded Backwater Jack's the Best Waterfront Bar & Grill award this year, and we couldn't agree more with the selection! Backwater Jack's is a legendary lakefront bar and grill on the Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Missouri. What is Backwater Jack's known for? On their site they say...

"Backwater Jack’s uniquely combines the styles and ingredients cultures of South Florida & the Caribbean with traditional favorites of the Midwest. Come try our Coastal Cuisine with a Midwestern Flair at the Lake of the Ozarks!!...Made from scratch…Original Seafood Nachos, the Cuban, Crab Rangoon, Poppers and More. Be sure to check out our newest Cajun dishes!"

What is the atmosphere like at Backwater Jack's? Check out this YouTube video from their YouTube channel about the recent expansion...

I will tell you this, I have only been to the Lake of the Ozarks once since moving to the Quincy/Hannibal area a couple of years ago from Chicago, when I was there I went to Backwater Jack's, and it was terrific! I could have eaten, drank, and people-watched all day there! The atmosphere is fun, and the food was terrific. What I loved the most was if you wanted to be in the pool where the action is you could, or you could just enjoy the restaurant and the waterfront like I did. Is there a better waterfront bar and grill in Missouri?

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