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

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 …

The Entire Family Will Love Dining at JB Hook's!

August is Family Fun Month, and the lake area is most definitely a wonderful place to bring the family for a little fun. While you are in town, consider bringing everyone to our lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for lunch or dinner. We've got a terrific kids menu for your younger family members at JB Hook's and the adults can enjoy a delicious meal that doesn't involve fast food. (Grownups deserve to have their own kind of fun on family vacations too!)

Our Kids' Menu
First, we'll give you a look at the kids' menu so that you can see the delicious choices we have available for children ages 12 and under. After that, we've got some tips for dining with kids of different ages that may help to make the restaurant experience more pleasant for everyone.

Kid's Sirloin
A 6-oz certified Angus beef sirloin cooked to your liking. Served with a choice of side dish.

Chicken Strips
Breast of chicken breaded and deep fried. Served with choice of side dish.


The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop is Coming to the Lake of the Ozarks

JB Hook's loves sharing news and information about fun events in the lake area that our guests might enjoy, especially when they happen near our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant. It's even nicer when those events take place in the name of a worthy cause. Right up the street from us on Saturday, August 4, 2018, The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop will take place below Bagnell Dam. 

The Duck DropThis family fun event is enjoyable for all ages. Thousands of rubber duckies will be dropped from helicopters into the Osage River below Bagnell Dam. For just $5, you can "adopt" one of those ducks to call your own. Better yet, "adopt" an entire flock and increase your chances of winning the grand prize!
The first duck to cross the finish line after they have all been dropped will win $5,000! The 2nd place duck will earn $1,000 cash, and 3rd place will receive a $500 Woods Shopping Card. In addition to those winners, 8 random ducks will also be pulled from the wate…

Our Long, Delicious List of Half-Price Happy Hour Appetizers

Happy Hour is defined as a period of the day when drinks are sold at reduced prices in a bar or restaurant. We do that at JB Hook's, but we go a step further and also offer a long list of delicious appetizers at not only a reduced price but HALF-PRICE! Great drink specials, amazing food at a huge discount, and even some incredible live music are all key ingredients to making this time at our bar the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Half-Price Appetizers A popular feature of our extended Happy Hour is the long list of fantastic appetizers that are available in the bar area. These aren't skimpy portions toned down for a special price, but rather full appetizer servings of these exquisite dishes created by the talented chefs of JB Hook's.

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

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
Fresh jalapenos stuffed with smoked…

Ice Cream Cocktails - Tasty Refreshment with a Kick!

We're getting into the hottest days of the year, the "Dog Days of Summer" as they call it. You can beat the heat at JB Hook's by dining in the air conditioning while still being able to enjoy that magnificent 14-mile panoramic view of the lake. If you need a bit more cooling off than that, one of our refreshing Ice Cream Drinks from the best bar at the Lake of the Ozarks is just the thing to do the trick! 

We have a fully stocked bar which allows our creative bartenders to mix up nearly anything under the sun. Add to that the vanilla soft serve ice cream machine that our mixologists have access to, and there are all kinds of delicious, frozen possibilities! Whether you're looking for a scrumptious drink to cool you off or a bit of dessert with a kick after your meal at our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant, the following ice cream cocktails from our drink menu are exactly what you need! 

Brandy Alexander
Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Brandy and Crème De Cac…

10 Fun Facts For Lobster Lovers

It's no surprise that one of the most popular items on our menu of the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks is lobster. Not only is this ocean dwelling animal delicious, but there are quite a few interesting facts about lobsters that are not common knowledge for most people. Just in case you are looking for some compelling dinner conversation the next time you dine at JB Hook's, here are some of those fun facts.

#1 - Although considered a delicacy today, lobster was once so plentiful that it was regularly eaten by paupers. So often, in fact, that they had enough to become sick of it! They even fed lobster to their livestock because there was so much of it.

#2 - Lobsters actually enjoy eating much of the same seafood that we eat, like clams, crabs, and occasionally even other lobsters!

#3 - This particular crustacean can be found in many different colors besides the red we are used to. Some are blue, blue-green, yellow, and others are even two-toned. They turn red once they are …

Watch 4th of July Fireworks From Our 14-Mile Panoramic View of the Lake of the Ozarks

Our restaurant is not only home to the most delicious food and drinks in the lake area, but it also houses the best view of the Lake of the Ozarks for you to enjoy while you dine. The lake itself is gorgeous, and those evening sunsets are absolutely breathtaking. On holiday weekends you can also see many different fireworks displays from JB Hook's, so it's even more exciting than usual.

4th of July Fireworks
Many of the big fireworks displays that can be seen nicely from our Lake of the Ozarks seafood & steak restaurant will be happening on Wednesday, July 4. Since Independence Day falls in the middle of the week this year, we wouldn't be surprised to see fireworks displays going off on a few additional evenings too.

The uninterrupted 14-mile panoramic view from JB Hook's is visible from every seat in the main dining room and our special event room, many of the tables in the bar, and of course, from our covered outdoor patio. When the fireworks begin, we love to tur…