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The Best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Toward the end of a long, hectic day, the thought of making your way to the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks gives you something to look forward to. That particular Happy Hour happens to take place every week at JB Hook's! What's so special about it? Read on and find out!



Drink Specials & Live Music
The hours for our extended Happy Hour change slightly seasonally, so it's always a good idea to check the website or give us a call before you come in. Currently, we run our Happy Hour specials in the piano bar every Sunday-Friday from 3-7 pm.

In addition to the delicious half-price dishes we serve (more on those below,) you can enjoy incredible special prices on mixed drinks and house wines. This includes our famous house-recipe red and white Sangrias too! If you haven't tried those yet, you are truly in for a delicious surprise!


Our live music, which takes place in the piano bar from 5:30-8:30 pm every Monday-Saturday, crosses over with some of those Happy Hou…

4 Great Reasons Why the Lake of the Ozarks is Fantastic in the Fall

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There is only a little over a week of summer left to enjoy. Autumn 2018 officially begins on Saturday, September 22, but that doesn't mean that it's too late for a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks. Summer is the most popular time for people to travel to the lake area, but there are lots of reasons to spend some quality time here in the fall too.


Breathtaking Scenery
The leaves will soon begin changing, which means that breathtaking scenery outside the windows of our Lake of the Ozarks lake view restaurant will take on a new beauty for you to enjoy. The weather generally stays nice enough in autumn that you can still have your lunch or an afternoon cocktail on our JB Hook's covered outdoor patio overlooking the lake. Even if there's too much of a chill in the air, the floor-to-ceiling windows in our restaurant allow you the same gorgeous, unobstructed view.


Live Music
The best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks continues all year long here at JB Hook's, not just durin…

September is National Chicken Month & Nobody Does That Better Than JB Hook's!

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Our fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is well known for serving the most delicious seafood, as well as the most mouthwatering steaks. That's not all we can do though! The kitchen at JB Hook's is filled with talented culinary professionals that are able to create amazing dishes out of all kinds of meats. 
Due to the fact that September is National Chicken Month, we decided to show off some of the fantastic menu items we create featuring chicken. Whether you're here for lunch or dinner, we've got quite a few special meals in store for you.


Chicken for Lunch
Lunch is served daily from 11 am - 4 pm in our bar and the Sunset Room, plus on the outdoor patio when the weather allows.

Grilled Chicken Club
Grilled chicken piled high on wheatberry bread with lettuce, applewood smoked bacon, tomato, onions, avocados, and Swiss cheese, served with honey mustard.

Bruce's Panama Wrap
Grilled, diced chicken breast tossed with Romaine lettuce, tomato, feta cheese, kalamata …

Here Comes an Amazing Labor Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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We love being in the lake area every day of the week, all year long, but there's an added excitement in the air during a holiday weekend. It's easy to find fun things to do, but your favorite stop is bound to be our Lake of the Ozarks seafood & steak restaurant. With delicious food and drinks, incredible entertainment, excellent customer service, and wonderful company while you're here, a visit to JB Hook's is always memorable. Here's what you can look forward to this Labor Day Weekend when you join us.


Fireworks
We don't put on a Labor Day fireworks show of our own, but that breathtaking 14-mile panoramic view that can be enjoyed from every room in our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant & bar shows off quite a few of the local demonstrations. The experience is always made extra-special at JB Hook's because we like to dim the lights inside so that the fireworks outside seem even brighter! Best of all, you get to enjoy the show from the comfort of our bar …

Fun On (& Off) the Water - the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

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The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout brings thousands of spectators to the lake area every year to enjoy watching some of the fastest boats compete for the title of "Top Gun." The main event is the timed races taking place over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, August 25 & 26. Leading up to that, there lots of different fun events all around town, including the "Shootout on the Strip," which happens to take place just up the road from JB Hook's!


Shootout on the Strip
Wednesday, August 22
Everyone gets a chance to check out the amazing Shootout racing boats, as well as meet the teams behind those boats, during the Shootout on the Strip. Boats will begin lining up on Hwy. 242 at 2 pm on Wednesday afternoon, and around 3:45 pm they will caravan to the historic Bagnell Dam Strip. There, they'll park and get ready for the crowds to get a real up close and personal look at these magnificent machines out of the water.

The Happy Hour at our Lake of the Ozarks bar &a…

A Truly Magnificent Cocktail - The Moscow Mule

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There is a wonderful variety of delicious drinks available from the bar at our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant. Among these is the popular classic cocktail - the Moscow Mule. In addition to the original recipe, our bartenders here at JB Hook's have also come up with a few delightful variations.


Mule Drinks at JB Hook's
We offer quite a few delicious Mule cocktail choices to enjoy along with your meal or on its own while you listen to live music in our bar area. These are not a part of our Happy Hour drink specials, but they do pair nicely with those half-price Happy Hour appetizers.

The New Mule
Absolut Lime, fresh lime juice, and Gosling's Ginger Beer

Strawberry Mule
Absolut Vodka, strawberry puree, fresh mint, fresh lime juice, and Gosling's Ginger Beer

Johnny Green Apple Mule
Effen Green Apple Vodka, fresh lime juice, and Gosling's Ginger Beer

Black Cherry Mule
Effen Black Cherry Vodka, fresh lime juice, and Gosling's Ginger Beer garnished with a marasc…

We Have Exciting News - A Bigger, Better JB Hook's!

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JB Hook's Legendary Steaks & Seafood has some exciting news to share... we are expanding our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant! You've undoubtedly noticed the construction equipment and work going on outside, and today we're going to give you some information on the exciting things to expect once all of the new construction is finished.


Through the Years
The Lake of the Ozarks seafood & steak restaurant that you know and love today was originally opened in 1978 by Dave and Phillis Marose as Captain Hook's. A few years down the road the building was purchased by Dwayne and Donna Steele, who changed the name to Krazo's.

It wasn't until 1995 that the restaurant was purchased by Bruce Elliott and John LaFata. They renamed the establishment as JB Hook's Great Ocean Fish & Steaks. A remodel was done when they took it over, but just a few months later, in May 1995, a fire broke out and destroyed most of the building. An entire summer season had …