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Steamed Little Neck Clams
Served in a garlic white wine sauce.
Shrimp Cocktail
Five large shrimp served with homemade cocktail sauce.
Scallops Wrapped In Bacon
Five pan seared scallops wrapped in bacon.
Chicken Wings
Ten wings served hot, medium, mild, BBQ or teriyaki with celery & homemade bleu cheese.
Fried Mozzarella Sticks
Served golden brown with house marinara sauce.
A blend of plum tomato & pesto on garlic bread baked with mozzarella cheese.
Hand Battered Chicken Tenders $8.99
Hand Battered Buffalo Chicken Tenders $9.99
Backwater Nachos
Topped with chicken, cheese, tomatoes, onions, black olives & jalapenos.
Potato Skins
Choice of broccoli and cheese or bacon and cheese served with salsa & sour cream.
Mini Hot Dogs
Served loaded with homemade meat sauce, onions & mustard.
$1.99 ea.
Sweet Potato Fries $5.99
Eggplant Fries $5.99
Beer Battered Onion Rings $5.99

Homemade Soups

Crock of Soup Du Jour $3.99
Crock of New England Clam Chowder $4.99
Crock of French Onion Soup $4.99
House Salad and Soup Du Jour $6.99


Garden Salad                                           small...$3.99          large...$6.99
Fresh greens, tomatoes, onions & cucumber.
Caesar Salad                                           small...$4.99          large...$7.99
Fresh romaine, parmesan cheese, croutons & Caesar dressing.
Additions to any salad:
grilled chicken breast...$4.00          Grilled Salmon...$7.00          Grilled Shrimp...$7.00
Chef Salad $14.99
Ham, turkey, roast beef, American, Swiss cheese and eggs served over fresh salad greens.
Backwater Buffalo Salad $12.99
Buffalo chicken tenders, onions, tomatoes,, crumbled bleu cheese over fresh salad greens.


Grilled Chicken Breast $8.99
Served on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, chips & pickle.
Grilled Cheese & Tomato $7.99
Served with your choice of bread, chips & pickle.
Turkey Rueben $9.99
Pastrami Rueben $9.99
Coleslaw, Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing served on rye with chips & pickle.
Tuna Melt $8.99
White tuna served on choice of bread with melted cheese, chips & pickle.
Backwater Club $9.99
Traditional club layered with bacon, lettuce, tomato, choice of turkey, ham or roast beef served with chips & pickle.
Eggplant Parmesan $9.99
Chicken Parmesan
Served on a Kaiser roll topped with mozzarella cheese, served with chips & pickle.

Backwater Specialties

French Dip $10.99
Roast beef & cheese on a sub roll & oven baked, served with au jus, French fries & pickle.
Hot Pastrami $10.99
Sautéed onions and Swiss cheese served grilled on rye bread with French fries & pickle.
Hand Battered Fresh Haddock $10.99
Served with French fries and cole slaw.
Hand Battered Chicken Tenders $10.99
Served with French fries & cole slaw.
Open Faced Turkey or Roast Beef $10.99
Served with gravy, French fries & pickle.


Angus Burger $8.99
8 oz hand packed angus burger served on a Kaiser roll with chips & pickle.
Veggie Burger $8.99
Served with sautéed onions, mushrooms, lettuce & tomato on a Kaiser roll with chips & pickle.
BBQ Burger $10.99
8 oz hand packed angus burger with cheddar cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce served on a Kaiser with roll with lettuce, tomato, chips & pickle.
Backwater Burger $11.99
8 oz hand packed angus burger with sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms, bacon, choice of cheese & lettuce served on a Kaiser roll with chips & pickle.
Build A Burger $10.99
8 oz. hand packed angus burger with choice of two toppings served on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, chips & pickle.
American, Provolone, Cheddar, Bleu, Swiss cheese, Sautéed onions, Sautéed peppers, Jalapenos, Mushrooms, Ham, Bacon, Teriyaki sauce, Hot wing sauce, BBQ sauce, Cole slaw.


Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap $9.99
Grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese & Caesar dressing with chips & pickle.
Buffalo Chicken Wrap $9.99
Spicy chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, onion & bleu cheese dressing with chips & pickle.
Backwater Wrap $10.99
Grilled chicken breast with sautéed onions, peppers, bacon & cheese with chips & pickle.
Roast Beef Wrap $9.99
House roasted roast beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato & homemade horseradish sauce served with chips & pickle.
Turkey Wrap $9.99
House roasted turkey breast with cheese, lettuce, tomato and cranberry mayonnaise served with chips & pickle.


Three Cheese Quesadillas $7.99
Served with salsa and sour cream...Add chicken...$1.00
Chicken Parmesan Quesadillas $9.99
Chicken breast, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese served with salsa and sour cream.
Backwater Quesadilla $11.99
Chicken breast, cheese, bacon, tomato and onion served with salsa and sour cream.

Our homemade dough is made fresh daily & topped with our homemade marinara sauce with fresh in house shredded mozzarella cheese

Small   $8.99                                Large    $10.99

Add Topping:      Small.....$1.00 each     Large......$1.50 each

Specialty Pizza

Small   $11.99                                 Large    $13.99

Tomato, mushroom, green peppers, garlic, marinara & mozzarella cheese.
California White
Garlic, tomato, caramelized onions & mozzarella cheese.
Hot Chicken Wing
Diced chicken breast, hot wings sauce & mozzarella cheese.
Pepperoni, mushroom, peppers, marinara & mozzarella cheese.
BBQ Chicken
Diced chicken breast, BBQ sauce & mozzarella cheese.
Chicken Bacon Ranch
Diced chicken breast, bacon, ranch dressing & mozzarella cheese.

Calzones & Stromboli's

Calzone $9.99
Ricotta & mozzarella cheese inside with one topping.
Stromboli $9.99
Mozzarella & marinara inside with one topping.
Additional Toppings...$.75
Garlic, Bacon, Peppers, Onions, Mushroom, Tomato, Pepperoni, Sausage, Broccoli, Ham, Jalapenos and Extra cheese.

Childrens Menu

Chicken Fingers $7.99
Served with French fries.
Two Mini Burgers $8.99
Served with French fries.
Grilled Cheese $6.99
On choice of bread served with chips & a pickle.
Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce $7.99
Two Mini Hot Dogs $4.99
Served with chips & a pickle.

* Please inform your server of any food allergies when placing your order *

*Dinner Entrees Are Available After 4PM

Poultry & Pasta Entrees
Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo $17.99
Grilled chicken breast with broccoli topped with alfredo sauce and served with penne pasta.
Chicken Almondine $18.99
Pan seared chicken breast encrusted with almonds, topped with hollandaise sauce and served with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetable.
Chicken Parmesan $18.99
Eggplant Parmesan $16.99
Topped with homemade marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese served with penne pasta.
Chicken Riccardo $18.99
Chicken, broccoli, mushrooms and ham in a garlic cream sauce served over penne pasta.
Pasta Primavera $17.99
Seasonal vegetables sautéed with garlic in a marinara sauce served with penne pasta.
Broccoli Aioli $15.99
Broccoli in an olive oil garlic sauce served over penne pasta.
Seafood Entrees
Broiled Seafood Platter $20.99
Fresh haddock, shrimp, little neck clams and Maryland crab cake sautéed in a lemon white wine sauce served with rice pilaf and fresh vegetables.
Teriyaki Glazed Salmon $20.99
Salmon filet topped with a panko crumb teriyaki topping served with rice pilaf and fresh vegetables.
Baked Stuffed Haddock $18.99
Haddock with crabmeat stuffing topped with hollandaise sauce, served with rice pilaf and fresh vegetables.
Coquille St. Jacque $20.99
Scallops & mushrooms in a white wine cream sauce topped with parmesan cheese & piped potatoes.
Fried Shrimp Platter $18.99
Hand battered fresh shrimp fried golden brown and served with French fries and cole slaw.
Beef & Pork Entrees
Two Hardy Pork Chops $21.99
Hatfield Premium Reserve Pork topped with caramelized onions and mushrooms served with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.
Chicken Fried Pork Tenderloin $21.99
Pork tenderloin breaded and fried topped with onion cream sauce served with garlic mashed potato and fresh vegetables.
Marinated Jack Daniels Steak $23.99
Sirloin steak with a Jack Daniels whiskey glaze served with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.
Quattro Formaggio $24.99
Hand cut sirloin marinated in Italian spices, grilled to perfection topped with four Italian cheeses served with garlic mashed  potatoes and fresh vegetables.
Classic Sirloin Steak $22.99
Hand cut sirloin steak seasoned with our own signature spices and grilled to perfection, served with garlic mashed potatoes.  and fresh vegetables.

* * All dinner entrees served with soup du jour or fresh garden salad * *



White Wines

   Glass  Bottle
Manta Sauvignon Blanc



  This classic French grape has found a home Chile. Manta has balanced flavors of citrus, minerality & fresh herbs.
  Great acidity on the finish.
Circa Pinot Grigio $6.00 $19.00
  Fresh and crisp with flavors of pineapple and lemon custard. The acidity is well balanced with the rich fruit.    
Echeverria Chardonnay $7.00 $21.00
  Aromas of tropical fruits and pears mix with mouth-watering acidity, while the wine retains a round feel on
  the palate.
Hazlitt Riesling $7.00 $21.00
  Slightly sweet with round full notes of tangerine and peach.    
Rex Goliath Chardonnay $5.00  

Red Wines

   Glass  Bottle
Lockhart Pinot Noir



  A rich and plush Pinot Noir with flavors of black cherry, plums and a peppery finish.    
Crosby Cabernet Sauvignon $7.00 $21.00
  Fresh berry flavors up front on a medium bodied frame. The tannins are lush yet refined, all backed up by a
  long fruity finish.
Casa Julia Merlot $6.00 $19.00
  Dark fruit flavors such as plums, peppery undertones and a hint of cedar. Bold tannins lead to a long finish.    
Punta Pays Malbec



  Punta Pays is full of plum and cherry on the nose, ripe fruits on the palate and a long finish.    
Rex Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon



Draft Beers

Chatham Farmers Daughter Goose Island IPA  
Chatham Czech'rd Past Druthers Fist of Karma Brown Ale  
Michelob Ultra Shock Top  
Stella Artois Pabst Blue Ribbon  
Sam Seasonal    

Bottled Beer

Bud Light Budweiser Miller Lite  
Coors Light Bud Light Lime Blue Moon  
Guinness Newcastle Yuengling  
Samuel Adams Boston Lager Heineken Heineken Light  
Amstel Light Coors Non-Alcoholic O'Doul's Non-Alcoholic  
Ithaca Flower Power Rolling Rock Not Your Father's Root Beer  
Michelob Ultra Adirondack Cider Twisted Tea  
Twisted Tea 1/2, 1/2 Mikes Lemonade Carona  
Carona Light Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Pabst Blue Ribbon  
Genesee Red Bridge    
Please Note: Prices subject to change without notice.
Backwater Bar & Grille - A Restaurant On Queechy Lake Featuring Lakeside Dining Near The Berkshires
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