Backwater Jacks Bar & Restaurant


Indoor/Outdoor Dining & Takeout

Located waterfront on the Imperial River, Backwater Jacks will start summer hours on Thursday, June 4, with dinner served Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Dine inside or on our deck with strict social distancing and sanitation policies enforced (always subject to revision by Florida State government).  Takeout will also be available.  Delivery inside the gates of Bonita Bay may be available (call to request).

Not a Bonita Bay resident? ... not a problem.  Call 239-992-3010 for reservations to clear the front gate.


We are thrilled to continue to provide the highest quality food and freshest, local seafood to our guests.  Chef Cory will offfer nightly specials, in addition to the Summer Menu (see below).  The bar will be open for table service only (no seating or standing at the bar), until or unless revised by State of Florida.  


All chairs and tables are cleaned and sanitized daily by an independent cleaning service and will be sanitized after each use.  Menus will be single-use/disposable, so guests are asked not to share menus with tablemates.  In addition, rest rooms, door handles and other high-touch surfaces will be sanitized multiple times per day.


Again, on behalf of the entire staff of Backwater Jacks, thank you for your support through this COVID-19 crisis … it is much appreciated.


i To order take-out or for reservations, call:  239-992-3010


Backwater Jacks Hits Local TV! 

Great Waterfront Dining

When it comes to great dining in Southwest Florida, Backwater Jacks ticks all the boxes:

✔ Strictly fresh, local seafood, burgers, steaks, salads and nightly specials

✔ Beautiful waterfront location in the Bonita Bay Marina on the Imperial River

✔ Dress casually, especially on our new outdoor deck!

We are proud to be the first restaurant in Lee County to endorse the Eat Local Lee initiative linking local food producers to consumers.

Jacks To The Max!

Our Jack's Pack Dining Rewards Program

Jack’s Pack is our dining rewards program. It was created to reward you for helping the restaurant stay open year-round as a dining amenity inside the gates for the entire Bonita Bay community.

The $250 annual fee can almost pay for itself through exclusive member discounts – 10% off all food & beverage purchases, including in-home catering; 10% off purchases at our Marina Ship Store; and 2% off purchases of marine gasoline. 


Plus, only Jack’s Pack members can make advance reservations and request a seating area, including our new outdoor deck overlooking the Marina.  We are almost always crowded in-season, so Jack’s Pack members can be sure they will have a table waiting.  Non-members can call the same day and can’t request a seating area. 

Joining is easy.  Ask for a Jack’s Pack application at the restaurant or Marina Ship Store during operating hours or click on the Jack’s Pack image above to print a copy.   (Membership is on a calendar year basis, but we offer a monthly membership from October through December for new members.  Call the restaurant at 239-992-3010 for more information.)

We promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Cory’s Recipes
Check here each month in-season for some of our chef’s
favorite recipes​ need to make advance reservations.


Pan-Roasted Scallops & Clams with
Saffron-Corn Broth

Here is a great recipe that will take some time and test your culinary skills, but it so worth the time and effort when you can impress your family or friends with the finished dish.


Bonita Bay Marina and Backwater Jacks are proud partners with Sweetwater Lifestyles Boat Club. 
Please click the link below to read about all of their services and membership options.

On the Imperial River
GPS Location

N26° 20.315 W 081° 49.677

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Marina: 239-495-3222

Backwater Jacks: 239-992-3010

27598 Marina Pointe Dr SW.  |  Bonita Springs, Florida 34134


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