Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Looking For Valentine's Day Plans at the Lake of the Ozarks? We Can Help!

It's less than a month away from Valentine's Day, and one of the most romantic things that you can do for someone is to plan ahead for celebrating together in a special way. Last minute plans work if you can get away with them, but why risk it? JB Hook's has a few reasons why you should bring your special someone to the lake, including our special romantic dinner at the Lake of the Ozarks.   



A Wintry Lake Vacation
The lake area is an exciting place to visit in the summer, but winter here has its own charms too. Possibly the best thing about taking a winter vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks is the fact that you will enjoy a much slower, more relaxed pace than what is available in the midst of the town's busiest season. Many of the area hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals offer better rates too. Even if you live in town, renting a place to spend Valentine's Evening could make for an incredibly romantic stay-cation.  



A Romantic Dinner

Even though it's cold outside, our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant allows you to enjoy the best part about our wonderful area, the actual lake itself, while remaining warm and comfortable indoors. Every seat at JB Hook's allows you to marvel at our breathtaking, 14-mile panoramic view of the water.  

Just imagine overlooking that mesmerizing view while sharing a candlelit dinner for two. To make Valentine's Day dinner with us even more special, we are offering a holiday package to our guests which includes: 

  • Steak and lobster dinner for 2
  • A rose for the lady
  • A chocolate-covered strawberry for each
  • A complimentary glass of champagne per person


Romantic Lake Area Events
Since Valentine's Day happens to fall in the middle of the week this year, you may wish to extend your celebration to last a few days instead of just one. The Sunday before (February 11) Bridal Cave is hosting their annual FREE wedding vow renewals inside the cave for all married couples. If instead of married you are recently engaged, the Sunday after (February 18) is the Lake of the Ozarks Bridal Show at the Lodge of Four Seasons, just a short drive from JB Hook's

After attending either of those romantic events, bring your sweetheart on over to our Lake of the Ozarks steak & seafood restaurant for a delicious meal for two. You may also take advantage of our all-day Sunday Happy Hour in the bar, with incredible drink specials and half-price appetizers. (There's no reason why you can't visit us more than once that week for a bit of tasty romance!)



Reserve Your Table Early
Reservations for special occasions fill up quickly at JB Hook's, so make sure to plan ahead and book your spot for Valentine's Day dinner early. You can give us a call at (573) 365-3255 or make a reservation online through our website. Even if you choose to celebrate your love on a night other than the actual holiday, we will make sure that everything is beautiful, memorable, and delicious for the two of you! 

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Intriguing History of JB Hook's

January is a time to look ahead to a brand new year full of possibilities. It's also a wonderful time to take a look back at the things that have happened to get you where you are right now. We are very excited about the coming months for our Lake of the Ozarks steak and seafood restaurant, and we decided to take a look back of our own. JB Hook's has a very interesting history. 


Name Changes
The JB Hook's that you know today has seen quite a few changes happen all around the lake area, and we've also gone through many changes of our own. When this restaurant opened, it was originally called Captain Hook's. Later, that named was changed to Krazo's. 

John LaFata and Bruce Elliott reopened the restaurant under its current name of JB Hook's in February of 1995. Next month we'll be celebrating our 23rd year in business, nearly a quarter of a century!  

A Tragic Fire
It was a very exciting time, but unfortunately a few months in, there was a huge problem. Just 3 months after JB Hook's opened up, a fire blazed through the restaurant and destroyed much of the building. We had to miss an entire Lake of the Ozarks summer season to rebuild. Once fall rolled around, though, we were back! The doors reopened again in September of 1995 with a gorgeous new look. 

A New Look
This new version of the original building has undergone several architectural changes and additions since that first year. The Sunset Room and lower kitchen just off of the bar area were added, allowing extra room to begin offering a lunch menu. 


Our Sunset Room is enclosed within three walls of glass, offering an uninterrupted and truly breathtaking view of the gorgeous lake. The fourth wall contains an abalone-tiled fireplace. Today this wonderful room is used to serve lunch and appetizers, and it is also available to rent for group functions and private events. 

There was once a dock with a tram leading to our Lake of the Ozarks lake view restaurant so that guests could reach us by water. Due to the major growth that the lake has gone through over the years and the increased water traffic, that dock and tram sadly had to be done away with. On the bright side, with the construction of the toll bridge in the late 1990's, Shawnee Bend area residents were once again able to get to us without the long drive. 

Still Going Strong
Nowadays, everyone's favorite Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant is open year-round, 7 days a week. We serve lunch from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, dinner beginning at 5:00 pm, and you can enjoy appetizers and the Shrimp and Oyster Bar all day long. During our incredible Happy Hour, we even offer a large menu of half-price appetizers to enjoy along with some great drink specials in the bar area. No matter where you sit - the Sunset Room, piano bar, main dining room, or outdoor patio - that breathtaking 14-mile panoramic view is within sight.   




There have been quite a few changes around here over the years, but one thing that will never change at JB Hook's is the exceptional quality of our delicious food and friendly service. Our goal, as always, is to make sure that all of our wonderful guests get the enjoyable dining experience that they deserve. 

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Lunch at JB Hook's Part 2 - Our Entrees and the Shrimp and Oyster Bar

JB Hook's in Lake Ozark has such an extensive lunch menu, we had to divide it into two different blogs! Last week we featured the salads, soups, and appetizers that you can order daily from 11 am - 4 pm at our Lake of the Ozarks lake view restaurant. Today we are highlighting our incredible lunch entrees and that amazing Shrimp & Oyster Bar. Get ready to get hungry! 


SHRIMP and OYSTER BAR
These items are prepared while you watch at our beautiful piano bar, but be warned, irresistible aromas are produced and waft throughout the room, making your mouth water in anticipation!


New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
Sauteed with beer, garlic, and Cajun Spices.

Peel 'N Eat Shrimp
Served chilled over shaved ice with cocktail sauce & horseradish, and available by the pound or half-pound. 


Shrimp Cocktail
Served chilled in a martini glass with cocktail sauce and horseradish.



Steamed Little Neck Clams

Prince Edward Island clams steamed with white wine, butter, garlic, and lemon.

Garlic Shrimp
Sauteed in butter, garlic, white wine, and finished with a hint of lemon.

Oysters on the Half Shell
Succulent Blue Point Oysters served with cocktail sauce & horseradish. This dish is available by the dozen or half-dozen.


Steamed Blue Mussels
Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in garlic, butter, white wine, & lemon.


LUNCH ENTREES

This tremendous variety of lunch items is served with your choice of - Sweet Potato Fries, French Fries, Homemade Chips, Coleslaw. or Pasta Salad.
Fish & Chips
A half-pound of hand-battered cod filets fried to perfection and served with house-made coleslaw and raspberry chipotle sauce.

Sirloin Bleu
A 6-ounce cut sirloin charbroiled, then topped with melted bleu cheese and Tobacco onions.

Ahi Tuna Steak
Fresh Ahi Tuna pan-seared to your liking, prepared blackened or grilled.

Catfish & Chips

A generous portion of farm-raised catfish served with housemade coleslaw, jalapeno hush puppies, & raspberry chipotle sauce.



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.

French Dip

Thinly sliced, slow-roasted beef heated in-house made au jus and served on a Hawaiian sub roll.

Bruce's Panama Wrap
Grilled, diced chicken breast tossed with Romaine lettuce, tomato, feta cheese, kalamata olives, bacon crumbles, and Greek dressing, all served in a sun-dried tomato basil wrap.


Bam Bam Shrimp Wrap
Lightly battered shrimp flash-fried and rolled into a wrap with lettuce, tomato, and a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce.


Hook's Coconut Shrimp
7 large shrimp encrusted in coconut, deep-fried to a golden brown, and served with Jezebel sauce.

Fried Shrimp
7 large shrimp breaded, deep-fried to a golden brown, and served with cocktail sauce.

Hook's Famous Crunchy Fish Filet
Delicate, flaky, sustainable Pacific white fish rolled in frosted flakes, fried to a golden brown, and drizzled with honey, served on a Hawaiian sub roll.

Mahi Po Boy

Deep-fried Mahi-Mahi served on a Hawaiian sub roll with lettuce, tomato, and Hook's Signature Bam Bam sauce.

Island Tilapia
Blackened Tilapia topped with mango chutney.



Pecan & Pineapple Chicken Salad
Chunks of white chicken tossed with pineapple, celery, red onions, diced red peppers, and mayonnaise served on a bed of lettuce with crackers and finished with toasted pecans.

Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Fried chicken strips tossed in our spicy buffalo sauce and placed in a sun-dried tomato basil wrap with romaine lettuce, Colby Jack cheese, and ranch dressing.


Hook's Housemade Steakburger
A half-pound of fresh filet strip loin, ground in-house, and served on a Kaiser with lettuce, pickle, onion, and tomato. Burger add-ons include: 

  • Bleu Cheese
  • Wisconsin Cheddar
  • American Cheese
  • Pepperjack Cheese
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Avocado Slices
  • Sauteed Mushrooms
  • Sauteed Onions
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon


They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but after getting a look at the impressive lunch menu at our Lake of the Ozarks steak and seafood restaurant, dining here will give you your most delicious meal of the day! That is, of course, unless you come in to try our dinner menu too. Then it's going to be hard to decide which JB Hook's menu is the most enjoyable! It sure will be fun finding out though!   


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Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 365-3255 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Lunch at JB Hook's Part 1 - Our Salads, Soups, and Appetizers

You don't have to wait until dinnertime to enjoy an amazing meal at JB Hook's. We also serve the best lunch menu at the Lake of the Ozarks 7 days a week from 11 am - 4 pm in the Sunset Room, the bar area, and during warm weather, on our outdoor patio. 


You'll find an extensive selection of a wonderful variety of dishes on our regular lunch menu, plus we offer a lunch special daily. As a matter of fact, there is so much to choose from when you come in for lunch at JB Hook's, we've divided it between 2 blogs! Next week will feature our entrees and the Shrimp and Oyster Bar. Today is all about our incredible soups, salads, and appetizers.   

SALADS and SOUPS


All of our soups and lunch salads are served with Lavosh crackers and smoked tomato fresh basil cream cheese. The salad add-ons listed below can be added to any of our salads, and all soups are available in either a cup or a bowl. 


BLT Wedge Salad
2 quarter heads of lettuce topped with bleu cheese dressing, bleu cheese crumbles, applewood smoked bacon, and tomatoes.

Greek Salad
Romaine lettuce tossed in balsamic vinaigrette and topped with tomato, red onion, kalamata olives, and feta cheese.

Gregory's Salad
Romaine and iceberg lettuce tossed with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, pepperoncinis, red pepper, red onion, provolone, parmesan cheese, and house dressing, topped with croutons.

Gregory's Cobb Salad

Romaine and iceburg lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon bits, hard boiled egg, and bleu cheese crumbles with our house dressing and diced grilled chicken.


Classic Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce tossed with traditional Caesar dressing and topped with shaved parmesan cheese and croutons.

Mayfair Salad
A succulent blend of vegetables and anchovies in creamy dressing served with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, and croutons.

Salad Add-ons:

  • Chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Steak Bites
  • Grouper
  • Salmon
  • Mahi- Mahi
  • Ahi Tuna


Soup of the Day
Our chef creates a featured soup each day. Your server can tell you what that particular day's choice is.

French Onion
Caramelized onions in a housemade beef stock with bay leaves and a touch of sherry, topped with croutons and melted Swiss cheese.

Salmon Bisque
Tender bits of salmon and red onion pureed in a rich and creamy soup with a splash of Anisette.

Hook's Combo
Enjoy one of Hooks delicious salads, a cup of homemade soup, or a half size Pecan Pineapple Chicken Salad Sandwhich

APPETIZERS

The items on our lunch appetizer menu make a delicious beginning to any meal, and they are even excellent to dine on as your main dish. 


Hook's Famous Crunchy Fingers
Delicate, flaky, sustainable Pacific white fish rolled in frosted flakes, fried to a golden brown, and drizzled with honey. They are served with raspberry chipotle sauce.

Bam Bam Shrimp
Lightly battered shrimp served with a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce.

Cajun Style Calamari
Lightly dusted in flour and Cajun spices, flash fried, and served with a side of cocktail sauce.


Captain John's Crab Cakes
2 succulent lump crab cakes pan-fried and served with raspberry chipotle sauce.

Hook's Coconut Shrimp
4 large shrimp encrusted in coconut and deep fried golden brown, then served with Jezebel sauce.

Mesquite Smoked Wings
Smoked in house and served with a choice of sauces. These can be ordered by the dozen or half-dozen.


Stuffed Mushrooms
Large mushroom caps stuffed with spinach, lump crab, and herb cream cheese, baked to a golden brown.

Traditional Steak Bites
Filet mignon tips with red onions and peppers, marinated and grilled.

Smoked Trout
Rainbow trout, brined and mesquite smoked in house, served with dill caper sauce.

Crab Rangoon
Stuffed with crabmeat and seasoned cream cheese.


These menu items from our Lake of the Ozarks steak & seafood restaurant are just the beginning of your lunch choices! Next week's blog will continue this look at our lunch menu by featuring the midday entrees from JB Hook's, as well as our incredible Shrimp and Oyster Bar. If you can't wait until then, come on in and see the full menu in person! The kitchen opens at 11 am daily.  


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(573) 365-3255 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Shrimp - the Little Seafood with BIG Flavor

We are well-known for having the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's partially because of the extensive variety of dishes that we offer, but mostly because our chefs know exactly how to make it taste irresistible! One very popular seafood item at JB Hook's happens to be shrimp. We serve it as an appetizer, as a main dish, and even as an addition to some of our other steak and seafood menu items. 


Fun Facts About Shrimp
Here are a few interesting facts about shrimp that you probably don't know. They are very intriguing (and delicious) creatures. 

  • Shrimp are found widely around the world in both fresh and salt water. There are over 2,000 different species of this water-dwelling creature. 
  • Americans are big shrimp fans. We eat about 1 billion pounds of them every year!
  • Selenium is found in shrimp. That's an antioxidant mineral that has been found to fight the growth of cancer-causing free radicals.
  • Shrimp are omnivorous, meaning they are known to eat both plant and animal matter. Some even catch and eat small fish.
  • If someone asks you if you want "green" shrimp, that just means it is uncooked. (If it's actually the color green, don't eat that one!)
  • Most of the shrimp you find on your plate can easily be eaten in 1 or 2 bites. The longest shrimp ever found was around 16 inches long! That might take a few more. 
  • A shrimp's lifespan varies anywhere from about 1 year to just over 6 years. During that time, they go through 16 different stages of life!
  • Every single shrimp is born as a male, but ends their life as a female!


Shrimp Dishes at JB Hook's
Now that you know a few new fun facts about this particular crustacean, we'd like to tell you about the many scrumptious ways that we have for you to enjoy it for lunch, dinner, or Happy Hour at JB Hook's. The following dishes can be found throughout all of our different menus, including that fantastic Shrimp & Oyster Bar. 

Peel 'N Eat Shrimp
Served chilled over shaved ice with cocktail sauce & horseradish in a half-pound or full-pound order. 

Shrimp Cocktail
Served chilled in a martini glass with cocktail sauce and horseradish.

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
Sauteed with beer, garlic, and Cajun Spices.

Garlic Shrimp
Sauteed in butter, garlic, and white wine, then finished with a hint of lemon.


Fried Shrimp
Seven large shrimp breaded, fried, and served with cocktail sauce.



Seafood Salad Sliders
Tender bits of crab and shrimp tossed in a creamy dressing, served on Ciabatta with lettuce and tomato.

Bam Bam Shrimp
Lightly battered shrimp served with a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce.

Bam Bam Shrimp Wrap
Lightly battered shrimp, flash fried, rolled into a wrap with lettuce, tomato, and a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce.

Hook's Coconut Shrimp
Large shrimp encrusted with coconut and deep-fried golden brown, then served with Jezebel sauce. There are four in the appetizer and seven in the lunch or dinner portion.


The following dishes have added deliciousness with the addition of shrimp.

Steak and Shrimp
A 6-oz filet mignon and your choice of shrimp.


Steak Neptune
A 6-oz filet mignon topped with tender bits of lump crab and shrimp, finished with asparagus spears and béarnaise sauce.

Capellini Tutto Mare
Shrimp, clams, crab, scallops, mussels, and mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce. 


Hook's Stuffed Lobster Tail
Our signature one-pound Australian Lobster tail stuffed with Alaskan King Crab, fresh herbs, and panko breadcrumbs, oven broiled and served with pan seared day boat sea scallops and gulf shrimp in a classic scampi sauce.


Shrimp is also a delicious addition that can be added to salads, steaks, and more at our Lake of the Ozarks find dining restaurant. Come in soon and try one of the many mouthwatering shrimp options we have for you at JB Hook's. We bet you love them all!


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(573) 365-3255 

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks

Happy Hour is a wonderful time at the end of your workday to enjoy a bit of relaxation and friendly conversation. JB Hook's offers an incredible Happy Hour in our bar area that lasts much longer than just one hour, and this time of year we even extend it all day long on Sundays! In case you haven't had the chance to experience it yet, here are a few reasons why you will agree that we have the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks


Special Winter Hours
Our Happy Hour times change a bit seasonally, but this time of year we extend the time you can enjoy everything we offer a bit longer than usual. During late fall and all winter long, our Happy Hour is every Monday-Friday from 3 pm - 8 pm, and as we already mentioned, it's Happy Hour all day every Sunday starting at 11 am when we open for lunch.

Incredible Live Music
Our bar hosts the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks within our Happy Hour every Monday-Friday from 5:30-8:30 pm. (We have wonderful entertainers performing on Saturdays too, but no Happy Hour.) You can see a calendar with the scheduled live music on our website, or just come on in. No matter who is playing, it's going to be an amazing show! The remaining dates in December will feature Drew Stevens, Al Jolly, and Joe Farrell & the Continentals.   


Half-Price Appetizers
During our extended Happy Hour in the bar area, we have a large half-price appetizer selection. At the moment, there are 19 mouthwatering items on the menu, and there's a little something for everyone! Many are popular favorites, and you'll see a few new items recently added to this list too.  

  • French Dip Sliders
  • Seafood Salad Sliders
  • Hook's Cheeseburger Sliders
  • Hook's Famous Crunchy Grouper Fingers
  • Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
  • Pulled Pork Touille
  • Ahi Tuna Tacos
  • Hook's Beer Battered Onion Rings
  • Fried Green Beans
  • Bleu Cheese Chips
  • Smoked Salmon Baguettes
  • Pot Stickers
  • Crab Rangoons
  • Bam Bam Wrap
  • Irish Crostini
  • Fried Portabellas
  • Mesquite Chicken Satay
  • Hook's Coconut Shrimp
  • Smoked Tomato Cream Cheese with Lavosh Crackers


Great Drink Specials
To go along with those amazing appetizers, you can also get some excellent drink specials. Once again, there's a little something for everyone, because these specials extend to all of our well drinks and house wines. We even include JB Hook's famous homemade red and white Sangrias. The special recipe we've come up with keeps our guests coming back for more! 


Bring Your Friends & Meet New Ones
Since the JB Hook's Happy Hour is so popular, we have a large group of guests that we see on a regular basis. After you join us a time or two, you're bound to start seeing familiar faces and creating new friendships. Invite all of your current friends to join you too. They are bound to love this special time at our Lake of the Ozarks steak & seafood restaurant as much as you do. 


After a couple of cocktails and an appetizer or two, you may even want to head on over to the dining room for a delicious dinner to cap off the evening. If you haven't had the chance already, please come in soon and find out how much fun our incredible Happy Hour can be. 

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(573) 365-3255 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Rave Reviews for the Lake of the Ozarks' Best Restaurant - JB Hook's!

Reviews are a wonderful thing, especially when we get to read them about our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant. There are a lot of wonderful places to eat in the lake area, but it's reviews like these from the special guests we have served that keep bringing people here to JB Hook's again and again. Take a look at how some recent guests felt about their dining experience with us. 


"Finest dining on the lake. Excellent meal. Excellent service. Reliably A+"
-Cindy Lundh, Google review

"My wife and I ate there for lunch today and it was wonderful. The Ahi tuna was cooked to absolute perfection and the Bloody Mary’s were some of the best I have had. Taylor, our server was very attentive and friendly. Oh, did I forget to mention the million dollar view of the lake was absolutely beautiful."
-Vince Ninemire, Facebook review

"Had the salmon and coconut shrimp. Both were amazing. Probably the best salmon I've had. The sauce was out of this world. Shrimp was melt in your mouth. And the best part was our waiter, who had been there 19 years. Johnny was extremely helpful in our decisions. He was great to visit with as well. Maybe best waiter we've had."
-Carla P, Yelp review

"We go to JB Hooks once a year and each visit the service is outstanding with outstanding food. Best in the Lake Ozark area!"
-OpenTable review


"We came in for a nice dinner out with friends. Jake took excellent care of us - he was always available, attentive, and charming. The food was beyond reproach. Be sure to try the lobster tail and the Hook Milan."
-Meather M, TripAdvisor review

"Delicious food, wonderful chocolate martinis, beautiful views. Just a very nice place, dinner with friends or a romantic night out. Highly recommend this location!"
-Aimee Andrews, Google review

"Jake was a very attentive waiter at JB Hooks. He made sure all were adequately taken care of. His sense of humor added to the enjoyment of the evening. Needless to say, all the food that our group of 8 ordered was enjoyed."
-Susan H, Yelp review

"For this very special birthday celebration, we chose JB Hooks, our favorite restaurant, and asked for Rick Huntsman, our favorite server. The prime rib was superb! At the end of the meal, Rick presented our birthday celebrant with an exquisite creme brulee, served atop a platter with birthday greetings written in delicious raspberry sauce, topped off with a birthday candle. The evening was a resounding success, thanks to the chef and staff in the background and Rick and his charmingly efficient busser, Taylor, orchestrating the presentation and flow of food and drink at the table. Highly recommend for any meal, but most especially a special celebration. Be sure to ask for Rick; he pulls everything together seamlessly."
-OpenTable review


"Service was great - and entertaining. The salad and ahi tuna were fantastic. Thanks for a fun dinner Johnny Grist."
-Jackie N, TripAdvisor review

"Great view. I recommend getting there in time to see the sunset. The food was excellent and the staff was friendly and efficient."
-Janet Dillow, Google review

"Met some very dear friends at JB Hooks this afternoon! We had a great time and service was excellent! Our waitress AMBER was fanatic! Food was great, I had the Blackened Tilapia, it was very good!"
-Connie J, TripAdvisor review

"The food is amazing. Be sure to try the fried coconut shrimp. The restaurant has a bar side and a sit-down side. They are polar opposites and you can’t even hear how loud the bar is in the dining area."
-OpenTable review 


"Sat out on their deck for drinks and appetizers. Their famous crunchy fingers were delicious and very filling. Would definitely come here again."
-Morgan W, Yelp review

"Our favorite restaurant at the Lake.Our "go to" place for special occasions."
-Jake Drake, Facebook review

"We drove down from Kansas City to get away and celebrate my birthday. We always find time to eat at JB Hook's. Our server Jake was especially helpful picking out a wine for our taste and helping decide on dinner. The wine and food were great."
-Oscar R, TripAdvisor review

"Staff and service was amazing and the food was the best I have ever had. We will go back to Lake of the Ozarks again to eat at JB Hooks."
-Mark Chamblee, Google review

"Excellent food, views, music and especially service by our waitress, Kelly. Spectacular night. We will be back again and again!! The seafood is amazing!!"
-CAMonteer, TripAdvisor review



This is just a small sampling of the many favorable reviews for our steak and seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks that we discovered online. It means a great deal to us when a guest enjoys their JB Hook's experience enough to put it in writing for everyone to see. It also lets us know that we are definitely doing something right, and we will continue to go above and beyond for all of the wonderful people that come to dine with us. That's a promise!

The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

Visit us at JBHooks.com
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2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 365-3255