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Why Lunch at JB Hook's is the Best!

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Whether you are looking for a quick, delicious bite to eat or a place where you and your associates can discuss an upcoming project, JB Hook's is the best place for lunch at the Lake of the Ozarks. Not only do we have several selections including seafood, wraps, sandwiches, soups, and salads, but we also take our time to make sure the presentation and service are incredible! Keep reading to learn why JB Hook's is the place to be for your next lunch at the Lake.


Fine Dining Atmosphere
JB Hook's is the perfect place to schedule your next business lunch or team meeting. We work hard to make sure everything in our restaurant is top of the line, helping you give your clients and employees the best experience possible. With stunning views and delicious food, you are sure to have a great time.

Lunch at Your Convenience
At JB Hook's, we know that lunch can't always be right at noon for everyone. That's why we offer our lunch menus for a large portion of the day... 11:00…

Treat Yourself to the Best Seafood at the Lake!

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JB Hook's is the best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! What better way to treat yourself after a long week than enjoying gorgeous Lake views, stellar customer service, and fine dining at the Lake of the Ozarks? Today we are highlighting some of our delicious freshwater and ocean seafood dishes that can be found on our extensive dinner menu.

Don't forget that happy hour also happens every day and lasts until 9:00pm with wonderful half-priced appetizers and drinks that we know you're going to love.

Keep reading to find your favorite seafood dish and give us a call to make your reservation this weekend! 573-365-3255



Ocean & Freshwater Fish Menu

All of our entrees are served with your choice of a salad (Mayfair House, Gregory's, Greek, or Classic BLT Wedge) or soup (French Onion, Salmon Bisque, or Soup Du Jour) and one side dish (Buttery Mashed Potato, Baked Potato, Amaretto Carrots, Vegetable Du Jour, or New Orleans Rice.)

The Manhattan
Pan-seared pangasius…

Today is National Waitstaff Day!

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May 21st is National Waitstaff Day! JB Hook's is the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, and a huge part of that is our outstanding waitstaff! Today we are here to help give you background information on the history of waitstaff and some ideas on how you can celebrate the day! Keep reading to learn more.


History of Restaurants & Waitstaff 1787 | ​The French Revolution 
Before the French Revolution, food sales were strictly controlled by something called guilds. For example, you had to be a member of a specific guild in order to sell that particular kind of food. If you weren't, then your food sales were illegal. Crazy, right?

Once the French Revolution happened, guilds were banned and a lot of home chefs lost their jobs. The most ambitious of these chefs decided to start their own restaurants with aristocratic style they picked up in the homes where they had worked. Servers were often butlers and footmen that had also served in these aristocrats' homes. Thus, th…

Comfort Foods for Rainy Days at the Lake

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On rainy gloomy days, all you want is a warm, comforting meal from JB Hook's. You're in luck! We have a great selection of soul-warming dishes perfect for a week full of rain and cloudy days. We are the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, after all! Keep reading to learn more about our comfort foods and choose your favorite to order next time you're with us.


Soup for Lunch
A piping hot bowl of soup could be just the thing to push away the blues of a cold, rainy day. Soup is also a great option to have something comforting while still staying relatively healthy. Because of it's high liquid content, soup tends to be less calorie dense than other food choices. 
Indulgent Soup at JB Hook’s!
At JB Hook's, we have some of the most indulgent and decadent soups you've ever tried. Our lunch soups make a great pairing with a sandwich or salad to keep you full and satisfied for the rest of the day. All of our soups are also served with delicious Lavosh Crackers and…

Celebrate Mother's Day with JB Hook's!

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Mother's Day is this weekend! While it may be too late to order a gift online, it's not too late to still celebrate in style and honor the mother in your life on Sunday. JB Hook's is the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we have some great options for you. Keep reading to learn about the history of Mother's Day and how you can make it special for your own wonderful mom.


History of Mother's Day
Mother’s Day was established in 1911 by a woman named Anna Jarvis. She worked for a few years and lobbied several government officials to have the holiday nationally recognized. Her mom had always expressed a desire to have a day set aside for mothers, and Anna was finally able to make it happen in honor of her mother's memory.

The holiday's purpose is for families to celebrate their own mother, which is why Mother's Day is spelled with the singular term instead of the plural. But that doesn't mean you only have to celebrate one. Celebrate with yo…

Reopening for Dine-In May 4th!!

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JB Hook's is so excited to announce that we will be reopening to dine-in customers beginning on May 4th, 2020. Our hours will return to normal (11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.) and our old menus are back! We have enjoyed still being able to serve you during this difficult time with curbside pick-up, but we are also incredibly happy to be able to see and serve you in person again very soon.


JB Hook's is proud to be the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, always here for you through the rain and sunshine, in good times and bad, year-round. We are following all of the precautions and guidelines to continue to keep you safe as we reopen. Get reacquainted with our menus below and look forward to enjoy the stunning views and high-quality table-side service you've been missing from JB Hook's. See you soon!

Half-Priced Appetizers
Hook’s Famous Crunchy Fingers  $6.49 

Delicate, flaky, sustainable Pacific white fish, rolled in Frosted Flakes and fried to a golden brown, drizzled in…

Tips to Help Manage Stress

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Right now everyone is feeling a little more stressed than normal. JB Hook's understands the pressure you're under, and we are here to help! When you are stressed, there are several things you can due to help relieve the tension and improve your mood. Read on to learn more! 

Exercise
Exercise is an activity that can help reduce stress and improve your mood. Exercise produces endorphins, which is a hormone that can act as a natural painkiller and can help drastically improve your mood. Staying active can also help reduce cortisol, which is a stress-causing hormone. 
It's important to stay active, even during times when there aren't a lot of places to go. Gyms may be closed, but there are a lot of other ways to stay active and get exercise. Try doing at-home workout videos, learn new yoga poses to try each morning, take a walk with your pets, use your stairs at home as your own stair master... There are a lot of different ways to get active even when you feel cooped up a…