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Backwater Jack's

1052 E Main St, Washington, NC 27889-5165
+1 252-975-1090
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp basket” (6 reviews)
“burger” (18 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1052 E Main St, Washington, NC 27889-5165
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best and only restaurant with waterfront... sad for little Washington... but a least... a really good place! We love the food and the service... really good flavor and combinations... Only bad thing is that the restaurant closes in winter time

Thank Jonatan C
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

If you love Seafood, burgers, sandwiches, or wraps, you will love Backwater Jack's. It sits near a Boat Dock at the Pamlico RIVER. Live entertainment on weekends at Pebble Beach which is right at the restaurant. Jimmy Buffet frequents here. And they have a great...More

Thank vblizz
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Very disappointed when we drove to the restaurant and found the door locked with no indication that Jack's is closed for the season. Had to go next door to find this out. We had looked at the website and it said they were open today...More

2  Thank Roger B
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Backwater Jacks is a fun place to eat. It has a laid back, Florida Keys feeling. It is a great place to get fish tacos for a different type lunch.

Thank paulamickey
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is a casual, fun, river-front bar and restaurant with an outdoor stage area for local bands. The menu is seafood focused but they have other things, too. Food is good for the price and is a favorite local hangout (in season). Also, there's the...More

Thank Brandie A
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Great place for relaxing and quick meal outside or on the porch. Nothing fancy. Band or singer is typically playing which makes for a great place on the “rivah.” They don’t take credit cards, bit never fear there is an ATM machine if you need...More

Thank gardeningdaisy
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Absolutely adore this gem of a restaurant and bar. Sitting on the waterfront, eating GREAT food and very reasonable prices, enjoying a nice drink with an intersting mix of people and listening to great live music is a wonderful experience. We found this place when...More

Thank Penny A
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Thought we would take a road trip and this was in the area. What a nice find. The food was delicious (I had the fried oysters and he the Buffet Burger) different and delicious. Service was quick and friendly. I’d sure like to go back...More

Thank caylinsgranny2014
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I was visiting friends in Washington, NC, and they did me the supreme favor of sharing Backwater Jack’s. It is relaxed dining at its finest. I had the pork nachos and Islamodora Fish Sandwich, and both were transcendent. They also have an excellent selection of...More

Thank StephenRo
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a casual place for dinner and found it here. Eclectic atmosphere friendly and attentive wait staff and a great menu are what we doing here. I had the shrimp basket, others at the table had tacos with black beans and rice....More

Thank Kompira
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Donna L
6 July 2016|
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Response from DanNlisa | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not but the fried oyster burger was only $10.95 and the Reuben was only $7.95 and excellent!
31 July 2015|
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Response from TracyW610 | Reviewed this property |
Mon Closed Tue 11:00 am - 8:30 pm Wed 11:00 am - 8:30 pm Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Patricia C
7 July 2015|
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Response from MitchnSue | Reviewed this property |
We went for lunch with no reservation. Don't know about evening. You can call and ask: (252) 975-1090
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1052 E Main St, Washington, NC 27889-5165
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 252-975-1090
Outstanding laid back restaurant with Tiki bar and entertainment on the water.
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