Why JB Hook's is the Best Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks!

JB Hook's is honored to have been serving the Lake of the Ozarks for 25 years! We are the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for many reasons - not the least of which is you, our amazing customers. You have helped make us what we are today and we are incredibly grateful to you! Today, read on and find out more about why we are the best at the Lake. (Don't forget to take advantage of our year-round happy hour and delicious lunches this season too!)

3 Silver Spoon Awards in 2019
Silver Spoon recognitions are awarded to businesses around the Lake area by the Lake of the Ozarks Second Home Living Magazine each year. We were so thrilled and honored this year to accept this incredible award in three different categories this year! JB Hook's received the awards in the following: Best Steak and Lobster, Best Seafood Restaurant, and Restauranteur of the Year! We've always known that our surf and turf is legendary, but we are still so appreciative to hear it from the comm…

What IS gluten? Learn About This Infamous Ingredient & How JB Hook's Accommodates

Gluten has become a hot topic in recent years, but many people don't know exactly what it is. For some, it's a dietary choice to try and improve their health, while for others it is an important lifestyle dictated by a serious health condition. JB Hook's is dedicated to serving you and we take all dietary concerns seriously. As the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we take great care to prepare meals that are not only delicious but also safe for people with food allergies and intolerances when needed.

What IS Gluten?
Gluten is actually the Latin term for "glue". While that doesn't sound very appetizing, it does describe the function of gluten in foods quite well. This protein is found naturally in wheat, rye, barley, and other common grains. Gluten really does act like a glue that helps hold foods together and gives pastries and other bread items their beloved soft, elastic texture.

What Does it Mean to Have Celiac Disease? 
Celiac Disease is a seriou…

Best Happy Hour at Lake of the Ozarks!

JB Hook's offers not only the best fine dining at the Lake of the Ozarks, but also the best Happy Hour! We don't limit your opportunities to enjoy delicious half-priced drinks and appetizers to the weekdays. In fact, our Happy Hour is available seven days a week! Read on to learn more about the delicious half-priced appetizers you can order at JB Hook's during our daily Happy Hour. Come on by and see for yourself why JB Hook's is the best place to enjoy Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Happy Hour Details
Enjoy Happy Hour at the bar, on the patio, and in the Sunset Room seven days a week! Typical hours for Happy Hour are from 3:00pm to 8:00pm every day.

Menu Items Smoked Salmon Baguettes Thinly sliced cold-smoked salmon on toasted baguettes. Served with dill caper cream sauce and finished with balsamic reduction.

French Dip Sliders Delicious, thinly sliced. slow-roasted beef cooked to perfection stacked between toasted Hawaiian Buns and topped with Swiss cheese. …

National Seafood Month Continued!

JB Hook's has the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks! We are the perfect place to celebrate National Seafood Month in style. Read on to check out the delicious seafood items on our dinner menu and learn fun trivia about seafood. We can't wait for you to try the legendary seafood at JB Hook's tonight - come celebrate with us!

Seafood for DinnerOcean and Freshwater Fish The Manhattan Pan-seared pangasius filet topped with sundried tomatoes, red onion, and fresh basil in a sweet vermouth cream sauce.

Tilapia Grand Mariner Pan-seared tilapia filet topped with two gulf shrimp and finished with grand mariner reduction.

Northern Walleye Encrusted in Dijon mustard and bread crumbs, served with drawn butter.

Peppered Mahi Pepper-encrusted Mahi filet topped with caramelized red onion and bacon then finished with hollandaise

Grouper Supreme Sauteed in white wine, lemon butter, and garlic, finished with hollandaise sauce and two Gulf shrimp.

Fresh Catch Du Jour Chef's Selectio…

Celebrate National Seafood Month at JB Hook's!

October is National Seafood month! With the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, JB Hook's is excited to share some of our favorite seafood selections from our Appetizer and Lunch menus to help you celebrate the occasion. Read on to find out more! Fair warning... By the time you're done reading, you may want to drive to JB Hook's right away.

Appetizers Smoked Salmon BaguettesThinly sliced cold-smoked salmon on toasted baguettes. Served with dill caper cream sauce and finished with balsamic reduction. 
Ahi Tuna Tacos Fresh tuna spiced and served in a wonton shell with avocado salsa, Tai chili sauce, and wasabi sour cream.

Crab Rangoons
Wonton envelopes stuffed with crabmeat and cream cheese.

Bam Bam Wrap
Cajun-dusted shrimp, wrapped in a flour tortilla with lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayonnaise.

Seafood Salad Sliders
Tender bits of crab and shrimp tossed in creamy dressing. Served on a toasted ciabatta with lettuce and tomato.

Hook's Famous Crunchy Fingers Delicate…

The Musical Talent at JB Hook's

JB Hook's is the best fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for many reasons. Delicious food, happy hour seven days a week, breathtaking views, and one of our favorites... incredible live music. The talented musicians performing at JB Hook's add the perfect ambiance to our fine dining experience. Read on to learn more about some of our favorite musicians and come by this week to enjoy their musical talent for yourself.

Joe Farrell and Steve Smith
Joe & Steve are regulars at JB Hook's and we love to hear them perform. Known as "Joe Farrell and the Continentals", Joe & Steve are talented performers of R&B, Motown, and various crowd favorites. Their duo plays all over Central Missouri, and we are glad they love being with us at the Lake of the Ozarks. Joe is a vocalist, and Steve plays the guitar.

While they commonly play as a duo, Joe also sings solo music on occasion. He can be found on our live music calendar as "Joe Farrell"


What You May Not Know About Lobster!

JB Hook's Lobster is a delicious, legendary meal! One look at a plate of succulent lobster tail, and we know your mouth will be watering. We do have the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks after all!
But how much do you really know about our crustacean friends? Read on to learn all about the lobster's interesting history and some delicious facts.

History of the Lobster
Lobster was not always the crave-inducing dish that it is today. In fact, lobsters didn't gain popularity until the 19th century. They used to be incredibly difficult to transport without spoiling before they reached their final destination.  For that reason, lobster was originally considered a food primarily eaten by those in poverty. In fact, many people preferred to never eat lobster - including prison inmates who used to be served lobster on a regular basis. How incredible is that! 
An advance in technology changed all of that with a new kind of ship that allowed lobsters to be kept alive in the hull …