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5 Reasons You're Going To Love JB Hook's

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There are a lot of wonderful dining options available in the lake area, but we truly believe that your best choice is our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant. Sure, you may think we're a little biased, but after you read the rest of this blog, we believe you are going to agree! 



Fresh and Delicious Steak and Seafood
Not only do we offer a wide variety of different steak and seafood dishes, but our kitchen has perfected them. Every plate comes out looking incredible and smelling irresistible, and the most important aspect is also there... the taste! Beginning with our Shrimp and Oyster Bar and continuing throughout our appetizer and dinner menu, there are lots of different dishes to fit every taste plus a new special each evening. 

Of course, steak and seafood aren't the only mouthwatering options we have for you. Our chefs are equally gifted at creating savory salads, scrumptious poultry and pork dishes, and amazing pasta creations. This is all served in a casual yet elegan…

Mardi Gras Food & Drinks and Live Music at JB Hook's

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Fat Tuesday has come and gone for 2018, but the lake area will be doing its celebrating this weekend on Saturday, February 17 at the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. If that scene is a bit too overcrowded and wild for your taste, or even if you are participating but want to take a break from it for a while, join us at JB Hook's for an incredible night out. 



Our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant may not be on the pub crawl route, but we still know how to make some tasty foods and delicious drinks with a bit of a Mardi Gras flair. We've even got our own live music in the bar area that evening, so you won't be missing out on any of the fun, just enjoying a calmer, more relaxing version of it.


Joe Farrell & The Continentals
JB Hook's features the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks in our bar area Monday-Saturday from 5:30-8:30 pm. This happens to fall during a portion of our amazing Happy Hour every Monday-Friday, so in addition to great music, you can also enjoy excellent drink …

Curious About JB Hook's? Take a Look at These Customer Reviews

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There are lots of different restaurants in the lake area, but the delicious food, fantastic atmosphere, and attentive service that you receive when you dine at our Lake of the Ozarks seafood and steak restaurant make us the best choice for a wonderful meal. We always strive to provide impeccable customer service, and when our guests leave reviews like these, we know that we have achieved that. Here is what you can expect when you join us at JB Hook's


"Tabatha was GREAT!!!! She made our experience first class. My wife ordered the steak and lobster and I ordered the prime rib. Both were cooked to perfection!! During our meal, she asked what brought us in tonight and we told her for our 23rd wedding anniversary dinner. After taking our plates she returned with a large piece of cheesecake covered in a strawberry sauce at no charge to tell us happy anniversary. That type of service will make us a returning customer"
-Scott T, TripAdvisor review


"The staff was very knowle…

5 Tips For Planning A Romantic Valentine's Dinner Experience

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Valentine's Day will be here before you know it, and if you want to plan a romantic evening to share with your sweetheart featuring dinner at the best fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, don't wait. The sooner you start making plans, the better they will be and the smoother everything will go. JB Hook's has a few tips for you on how to fill this holiday date with romance. 


Plan Together or Surprise Your Date?
You know your Valentine best, so it's your call whether they will like a night filled with surprises or prefer to know what's in store. A mystery evening can be lots of fun if you don't mind doing all of the planning on your own. Just let your date know what to wear and when to be ready. If you map out the night together instead, you'll get the chance to work together to build an evening you know you both will love and can jointly look forward to.    

Make Dinner Reservations
Once you set the time you will be having that romantic dinner at JB…

JB Hook's Surf 'N' Turf Menu - The Best of Both Worlds!

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When you dine at the best steak and seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, the toughest decision for you may be whether you should have a savory steak or a scrumptious seafood dish. The easiest way to break that tie is by choosing one of the magnificent menu items off of our JB Hook's Surf 'N' Turf menu. The best of both worlds, all on one plate!


The term "Surf 'N' Turf" seems to have been introduced in the 1960's. If you are unfamiliar with what that is, it's very simple. The "Surf" portion refers to our delicious seafood items that once lived life in the water. "Turf" is food that is generally classified as a grass-fed land animal, most typically steak. 
Put those two things together and the result is a delicious meal full of the best flavors imaginable, especially when it's coming out of our kitchen! Here are the different ways that we put the pair together at JB Hook's. 

SURF 'N' TURF MENU  All of our ste…

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

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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,…

The Intriguing History of JB Hook's

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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 m…