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4 Things You Should Enjoy This Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant is located in Lake Ozark, which is a wonderful holiday destination. With Memorial Day Weekend coming up in just a couple of days, we expect to see a lot more people in town than we have for a while. There are many wonderful things to do while you are here, and JB Hook's has 4 excellent things that you should make a point to experience over the holiday weekend. 


Delicious Food
You're going to need to eat over the 3-day weekend, and it's very likely that you have a lot of activities planned for the holiday. Don't just grab "fast food" on the run. Instead, make a satisfying, sit-down meal one of those planned activities. 

Our Lake of the Ozarks seafood & steak restaurant serves lunch daily from 11 am-4 pm, dinner service begins at 5 pm, and you can enjoy appetizers and our Shrimp & Oyster Bar in the bar area all day long. No matter what time of day you choose to dine with us, you'll have an extensive menu of…

Delicious Suggestions for Spring & Summer Cocktails

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JB Hook's is well-known for serving the best fine dining at the Lake of the Ozarks. Creative and delicious cocktails are a wonderful addition to any meal, and luckily we've got some amazing bartenders that are excellent at mixing a fantastic drink.


Our bar has an exquisite selection of wines to go with any type of meal, as well as a wonderful variety of ice-cold beers, plus a fully stocked bar where we can mix just about any drink you ask for. You don't have to come up with the ideas yourself, though, because we have a drink menu full of wonderful suggestions. Today our blog features a few drinks that are perfect for sitting on our outdoor patio and sipping while you enjoy our incredible 14-mile panoramic lake view. 


For example, our Blueberry Island Mojito is full of fresh ingredients and feels great going down on a warm spring or hot summer day. It's made with fresh blueberries, fresh mint, freshly cut lime, a dash of simple syrup, coconut rum, and club soda. Heather, …

3 Fantastic Ways To Celebrate "Date Your Mate Month"

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Once you've been a couple for a long period of time, "dating" sometimes takes a backseat to everyday life. The month of May is designated as "Date Your Mate Month," giving us all a wonderful reminder to make the time to date that special someone, whether you're fairly new to each other or you've already been married for years. 


These dates don't have to be elaborate, as long as you make an effort to plan ahead and do something together. Our romantic restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is an excellent place to bring your favorite person, and today JB Hook's has the plans for 3 different types of dates already started for you. 

A Romantic Evening
You can keep it simple and just make plans to bring your date to dinner at our fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, or you can go the extra mile and add something extra to those plans. Some examples would be a movie, a boat ride, a romantic stroll, or a night of dancing after dinner. Making res…

The 2018 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Are This Weekend On The Bagnell Dam Strip

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There is a big annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks taking place this weekend just a short trip up the road from JB Hook's. The 30th Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals car show is taking place Friday-Sunday, May 4-6, on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip. It's always quite a sight to see, and when you need a break from being outside, head on over to our lake view seafood & steak restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for a bite to eat and a refreshing drink.


2018 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals
This great big event is a unique car show for all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. The Bagnell Dam Strip will be closed to through traffic and those magnificent vehicles will fill the streets for your viewing pleasure. Without modern-day cars driving back and forth, you get a nostalgic trip back in time in a setting that looks as if it's straight out of the set of "American Graffiti."  

Over 1,000 vehicles were on display last year, and clo…

A Fantastically Delicious Cut of Steak - the Prime Rib

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National Prime Rib Day is observed every year on April 27. Here at the best steak & seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, every day can be Prime Rib Day when you join us for dinner! Prime rib is one of the many succulent steaks that we serve daily, and in honor of this marvelous meat, we've gathered a few interesting facts about it to share with you. 


Prime rib is sometimes referred to as the "King of Meats." One taste makes it incredibly clear as to why that is. It is also known as a "standing rib roast." The reason for this is because it is actually roasted in a standing position. The name prime rib refers to the origin of the cut, not the USDA grade. There are 8 primal cuts of beef, and prime rib is one of them.  It is cut from the area behind the shoulder but above the lower back, which is where you will find some of the most tender meat.The cut is made of 2-7 ribs, taken from between ribs 6-12. A rib eye roast is a boneless prime rib, but it mus…

5 Reasons to Vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks

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A vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks is full of excitement, nature, incredible food, fun events, and so much more. A trip to the lake area is sure to result in a multitude of happy memories to take home with you afterward, as well as the desire to come back again. In case you have not had the pleasure of taking a trip to this gem in the Midwest yet, JB Hook's has 5 excellent reasons why you should do so soon. 


Fun on the Water
Perhaps the biggest attraction, literally, is the gorgeous Lake of the Ozarks itself. It covers 54,000 acres, has 1,150 miles of shoreline, and is 92 long miles from end to end. 

The lake offers all kinds of exciting possibilities for fun activities on the water, such as boating, jet skiing, water skiing, tubing, swimming, and more. All of that shoreline gives a person many chances to appreciate the serene beauty from a dock, beach, or lake view building too. (Like JB Hook's!)     


Outstanding Dining
The lake area includes a vast array of outstanding dining o…

JB Hook's is the Perfect Place For Your Next Special Event

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Spring is here and summer is right behind it. Both seasons are excellent times to reconnect with family and friends, and our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant is the perfect place to get together with everyone. We have two beautiful private event spaces in addition to our wonderful bar area and lake view dining room. The next time you are planning a special gathering, invite everyone to join you at JB Hook's!   


Great Reasons to Host an Event
No matter what time of year you want to throw a party or celebration, you will find the best private event space at the Lake of the Ozarks inside JB Hook's. This spring you may have a graduate that needs to be celebrated, summer is the perfect time for a family reunion, and once fall and winter roll around, it's time to start planning holiday parties. 

JB Hook's is also a fantastic place to host business meetings, making a company event feel a little less like "work" and a lot more like "fun." Here are a few more exam…