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Thank You for an Amazing 2015!

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2015 was another amazing year for JB Hook's.  We have an incredible group of people working here to make sure that everything runs exactly as it should, but we have become known as the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks thanks to all of our wonderful customers.  You are what makes coming to work each day a joy rather than a chore.  



Over the past year we have been blessed with some excellent awards thanks to all of you.  These include:
3 Silver Spoon Awards from Second Living MagazineBest Steak & Lobster DinnerBest Seafood RestaurantBest Male Server - Rich Cordia2 Diner's Choice Awards for Most Booked Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks from Open TableCertificate of Ecxellence from TripAdvisor for excellent reviews from travelersRanked #1 out of 46 restaurants in Lake Ozark on TripAdvisor


Every time we earn an award because of what our customers have to say about us, it gives us the desire to keep doing our very best.  We promise to keep giving the best service at the…

6 Signature Cocktails for Christmas from JB Hook's

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Christmas is a time to gather together with family and friends to celebrate the season.  Food, drinks, and festive fun are had by all.  JB Hook's cocktail menu features many delicious drinks, and today we are spotlighting six that would pair beautifully with a holiday celebration.  


Pomegranate Margarita
Pomegranate is a wonderful Christmas flavor, and you will love our margarita version. We mix together Herradura Reposado, Pomegranate liqueur, and Cointreau, then top it with sweet & sour.

Apple-tini
We simply love the green color of this tasty drink full of apple vodka, Apple Pucker, and Wild Olive Apple.  It looks so festive in the glass!  

Sapphire Blackberry Collins
If you have a lady that loves beautiful jewels, maybe she would also love our signature "sapphire" cocktail.  It contains Bambay Sapphire gin, lemon juice, blackberry brandy, and is topped with club soda.

Creme Brulee
This is the liquid version of our popular dessert.  Vanilla vodka, Butterscotch Schnaaps, I…

11 Fun Facts About Christmas

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We have really been enjoying seeing everyone celebrate the holidays here at the best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Our private party rooms have been host to some pretty fantastic celebrations already this year.  With Christmas on the brain, today we decided to share a few fun facts for your entertainment.  Here is JB Hook's top 11 list, because 10 simply wasn't enough!


1. The very first Christmas tree decorations used were apples.  This came from plays in medieval times about Adam and Eve.

2. Your Christmas tree is probably about 15 years old.  On average, that's how long they grow before being chopped down.  

3. Every year, thousands of letters that are written to Santa make their way to Santa Clause, Indiana.

4. A few other festive U.S. city names are:  North Pole, New York, Colorado, & Alaska  - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Christmas Cove, Maine - and Christmas Valley, Oregon.  

5. Male reindeer shed their antlers around Christmas-time, so all of the reinde…

Holiday Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

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There are so many exciting things to do in the Lake area to celebrate all of the December holidays.  The best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, is all decked out in our Christmas finest for a joyful, festive feeling throughout every room in our building.  Just being in our restaurant will get you in the mood to do all kinds of fun holiday things.  Today JB Hooks has a few of the best events going on around the lake this December for you to enjoy.


Jingle JogFriday, December 11, 2015

The YMCA is raising money and keeping people active this year with their 1st Annual Jingle Jog.  It is $20 to take part in this 5K if you register early, or $25 the day of. They are even hosting a 2-mile walk if the 5K is more than you are used to. Afterwards everyone will enjoy music, games, and hot cocoa with Santa.  


Lake Ozark Christmas Parade & Santa's CaravanSaturday, December 12, 1:00 pm

Just up the road from JB Hook's, the annual "Christmas Magic" holiday parade will b…

7 Holiday Party Theme Ideas

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This time of year there seems to be a party planned for every weekend throughout the holidays.  Sometimes it is difficult to make yours stand out from the rest.  JB Hook's has a few ideas listed below for some really fun themes to make your party memorable and fun.  Any one of the following celebrations would be perfect to throw at the best lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.  




White Christmas PartyFor those that are always dreaming of a white Christmas, make it happen!  While we don't encourage actual snow inside our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant, you can definitely throw a party that embodies the idea.  Sparkly snowflakes hanging all around the room, white tablecloths with a hint of shimmer, and white place settings with shiny silver flatware.  You can even go a step further and ask everyone to dress in all white!  Choose scallops or another type of white seafood, and a side such as steamed cauliflower or mashed potatoes.      

Gingerbread House Competition Provide…

Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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The key to buying the perfect gift is to think about the person you are buying for. Consider their hobbies and favorite things, and those should lead you in the right direction.  Today your favorite lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few suggestions for some of the people on your list.  Hopefully this will help to get your creative juices flowing.  The sooner you get your shopping finished, the sooner you can head to JB Hook's to hang out with us!




For the foodie...

These are the people that are always searching for their next favorite food combination.  It can also cover those that love to get into the kitchen themselves and create delicious dishes of their own.  If it has to do with food, these individuals on your list are all about it.  


JB Hook's gift cardThe simplest way to make sure your gift recipient receives the most incredible food experience possible is to treat them to your favorite Lake of the Ozarks restaurant.  Right now, you can get an extra treat…

Look Forward to Holiday Lights at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Thanksgiving weekend is the beginning of the entire holiday season.  You gather together with friends and family to reminisce about all of the things that you have to be thankful over the past year.  The day after Thanksgiving, you have a long weekend wide open, and quite possibly a house full of people to entertain still.  

JB Hook's will be here for you, serving lunch, dinner, and hosting our incredible Happy Hours.  When you are done spending some time with us, you might want to jump into the car and take in a few of the holiday lights around the area.  


Enchanted Village of LightsNov. 20 - Jan. 2269 Fairgrounds Road, Laurie, MO 65038
One of the largest drive-thru holiday light displays in Mid-Missouri takes place at the Laurie Fairgrounds.  It is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. You can enjoy the lights nightly beginning at 5:00 pm.  Last year over 19,000 people visited this 27-acre lighted park.  This year they are ready to welcome even more. 

St. Patri…

Best of Both Worlds - JB Hook's Surf 'n' Turf!

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Sometimes you're in the mood for fresh seafood, other times your tummy craves a big, juicy steak.  Occasionally, they both simply sound too good to pass up. The best steak and seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has the perfect solution for that last scenario... JB Hook's incredible Surf 'n Turf menu items!

"Surf 'n Turf" is a term that we especially love here at JB Hook's. It offers our wonderful customers the best of both or our specialties. "Surf" refers to the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, and "Turf" is generally classified as a grass-fed land animal, typically beef, and that is another meat that our chefs know how to cook to perfection. 

These two menu items go together deliciously, so most likely people have been eating them together forever. The term, though, seems to have been introduced in the 1960's.  Here is the way that we like to put these delicious tastes together.    


Steak and ShrimpYour Choice …

Book Your Holiday Parties at JB Hook's

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There are a lot of dates on the calendar in the next couple of months that call for a celebration.  Now is the time to add your own holiday parties to that list of dates, and the perfect place to host that event is the best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Book one of our private rooms now and let us take care of the details for you.  




JB Hook's has in incredible selection of menu items for you to choose from for your party, and we are also happy to plan a custom menu for you.  Simply call and ask for Laurie, our event coordinator, and she will help you plan a memorable gathering. There are many groups of people that you can get together with to celebrate the holidays.    

Throw a party for...


Business EventsThe holidays are a wonderful time to thank all of the people that work for you with a party.  Taking the time to get together away from the office in an inviting setting like our lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks lets everyone relax and enjoy each other…

The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction 2015

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It's time once again to get your tickets for the Signature Chefs Auction in Lake Ozark, MO.  Your favorite seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks will be represented, along with many other incredible local restaurants.  JB Hook's is very proud to be a part of this wonderful event.  It is an evening of the most exquisite dishes you have ever tasted combined with a lovely night out, all while raising awareness and money for the March of Dimes



Signature Chefs Auction
5:30 pm Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Lodge of Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Drive Lake Ozark, MO 65049
The March of Dimes is an organization that  is dedicated to healthy pregnancies and to giving every baby a healthy start.  It focuses on preventing birth defects and infant mortality.  One main problem area that they target is premature births.  November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and these Signature Chefs Auctions are taking place nationwide to go along with that.  500,000 babies are born too soon each year, …