May 1, 2017


When Bradley Oke first saw the building that was once a fishing hut, he saw it as a hidden gem and a restaurant opportunity. Over the years the building had many incomplete attempts at renovations and revival methods. Located on a prime spot along the rivers edge, Brad accepted the challenge. Many changes were made to the building during renovations; the roof was raised, floors were re-poured and the walls were reinsulated. Renovations gave the building a sophisticated yet comfortably beachside feeling. The restaurant was named Smackwater Jacks Taphouse and opened mid summer July 2012. Smackwater Jacks remains a anchor in the Grand Bend community, being one of Grand Bends favourite year-round restaurants and bar. Smackwater Jacks is owned and operated by father and son team, Brad and Andy Oke.

Smackwater Jacks commits to providing excellent customer service to each and every guest. We strive to create relationships with our guests, creating “Guests for Life”. We believe that maintaining great customer service for every visit, will keep our customers coming back.