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Smackwater Jacks Taphouse

71 River Road, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario N0M 1T0, Canada
+1 519-238-5556
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
“perch” (30 reviews)
“fish tacos” (26 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
71 River Road, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario N0M 1T0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great wine and craft beer list. New menu with great choices! Upscale menu items. Best of All!! Joan was our host.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of dining outside this summer. The fish was nicely done, enjoyed the whole meal...no disappointments. Atmosphere and service were very good! Prices are in the moderate range and would recommend the food if you happen to be in Grand Bend.

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a wine tasting tour through Smackwater Jacks and had an excellent day. We selected the wineries we wished to visit and also included Twin Pines to sample ciders. Smackwaters organized everything. It was just an awesome day and we enjoyed every visit and appreciated...More

Thank Joan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first time visit. Service was awesome and the burgers were fantastic. Definitely going back someday.

Thank Suzy P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to Smackwater Jacks in the summer time and enjoyed it. This was the first night of their new fall menu. This was not the summer menu. My partner had the cod. It was very salty and so much so could not finish...More

Thank Zinny1946
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Local restaurant with good food. Nice covered 'sun room' overlooking the river, big area upstairs too.

Thank Vicki H
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Loved the outdoor patio beautiful view The food was excellent service was great having two small children was really pleased with the service. Kids loved the hotdog Mac and cheese The chicken fingers were homemade very good will definitely return

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The food was good, but service was a bit slow due to peak hour. The servers were friendly and so were the customers.

Thank Penny L
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is off the main strip of Grand Bend and is worth finding. They have a patio that overlooks the river and gives a view of the lake. Menu is varied and the good was great. Service was excellent.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We were a large group and felt very welcome there. Our waitress was great with a great deal of patience .. very accommodating. Food was very delicious.. everyone enjoyed their meal. Great drinks and a lot of laughs.. patio was perfect for us. We come...More

Thank Terry M
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Betty M
August 27, 2017|
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Response from Elsie R | Reviewed this property |
I had the lobster roll and I was a bit disappointed.
Betty M
August 27, 2017|
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Response from 69duke | Reviewed this property |
no and its not my place.
June 26, 2016|
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Response from Smackwater Jack... O | Property representative |
we have a special area that you can have your dog beside you but he is on the other side of a planter. We will provide a=water and shade for your friend In Ontario we are not allowed to have any dogs on the Patio other... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 River Road, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario N0M 1T0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Lambton Shores  >  Grand Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 519-238-5556
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For a front row seat to one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, Smackwater Jack's indoor seating and spacious patio on the water's edge is the place for you. Our restaurant serves locally grown produce served with meat from local farmers along side quality craft beers. Owned and operated by Brad and Janice Oke, Smackwater Jacks is the summer go-to restaurant and bar.
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