Thursday, October 29, 2015

The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction 2015

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, but events like this raise much needed funds for research and prevention.    

This year's lineup of restaurants offering their culinary talents is very impressive. Talented chefs will be creating specialized edible delights for those in attendance. More may be added before November 11, but so far, the participating restaurants are:

  • JB Hook's
  • Baxter's Lakeside Grill
  • Camden on the Lake
  • The Club at Porto Cima
  • HK's
  • JJ Twigs
  • JJ's at the Copper Pot
  • Pappo's Pizzeria
  • Redhead Yacht Club 
  • Ruthie D's
  • Savannah Grille
  • Shell's Pasta Emporium
  • Wobbly Boots

Many items and experiences will be up for auction throughout the evening.  Duncan Diamonds and Fine Jewelry has donated a gorgeous 14k gold, sterling silver and diamond bracelet valued at over $5,000 to the diamond raffle.  This is only one of several unique items that you will have a chance to take home.        

You can get involved by attending this magnificent evening, becoming a sponsor, or donating an auction item.  You may purchase tickets online.  For more information please contact Doris Clouse at (573) 353-9821 or 

The kitchen here at the best lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is bustling with activity.  Our chef is deciding between some amazing ideas that JB Hook's will prepare for the Signature Chefs Auction this year.  We hope to see everyone there.  It's a delicious event for an important organization.  


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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fall Fun Around the Lake of the Ozarks

Fall is here, and Halloween is just around the corner.  Your favorite seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is conveniently located near lots of fun activities celebrating both of those.  Below you will find a list of family-friendly things to do in the coming days that are close to home. 

Pumpkin Patch at Hy-Vee Hallow in Osage Beach

Located in the parking lot in front of Hy-Vee, you will find a great family-fun area.  It features a straw bale maze, old fashioned water pump duck races, a corn pit, seesaws, and a hay mountain.  It's a wonderful photo opportunity for catching the kids having all kinds of Fall fun.  You can also purchase your pumpkins, large squash, and mums while you are there.  

Mecca Farms in Roach

Every Saturday and Sunday in October you can spend the day on this lovely farm.  They are open from 10 am - 5 pm.  You will enjoy hayrides, a petting zoo, a corn crib, face painting, a small corn maze, a big slide, concessions, and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. 

Haunted Hayride in Laurie

Friday & Saturday, October 23 & 24, the Laurie Fairgrounds will be the location of the 17th Annual Haunted Hayride.  Proceeds benefit S.T.A.F.F. (Society for Treatment of Abandoned and Fractured Friends).  It is $5 for adults and $2 for children 11 & under.  If you take a group of 10 or more, you can call them for a special group rate. 573-374-2629

Howl-O-Ween at the Dogwood Animal Shelter in Camdenton

Saturday, October 24 the shelter will host it's Howl-O-Ween celebration for both pets and their humans.  It will take place between 2 pm - 4 pm and feature a pet parade, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, lots of vendor booths and crafts, pony rides, a raffle, and more.  There will be prizes for categories such as best Halloween costume, pet/owner look-alike, best kisser, longest tail, and a dog food pie eating contest.  This is free to attend and everyone is welcome. 

Halloween on the Bagnell Dam Strip

On Saturday, October 31, just up the road from the best lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, plenty of fun is planned for kids and adults.  Many business will host trick-or-treating for the kids from 2 pm - 4 pm, along with a costume contest.  For the grown-ups, many spots along the Bagnell Dam Strip will be hosting costume contests of their own, along with specials and music, after 7 pm.  Take the kids for afternoon fun, have dinner with us at JB Hook's, then head back for some costumed fun of your own!

The weather in the area is still gorgeous, giving you the perfect reason to head outside to some of the spots above and take advantage of it.  If that Autumn chill decides to set in, the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks will be here with hot, delicious meals to warm you up.  Enjoy the rest of everything that this season has to offer.  We can't wait to hear about all of the fun that you had!


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Friday, October 16, 2015

A Tasty Finish to Your Meal - Our After Dinner Drinks

We talk a lot about the enticing food that is created in our kitchen every day, but there is another area in JB Hooks ocean fish and steaks restaurant that concocts delicious treats for our customers too.  The best bar at the Lake of the Ozarks can be found inside our seafood restaurant.  We have some of the most talented mixologists working for us, and a few of the drinks that they mix up are perfect for finishing an amazing meal.  


Enjoying a coffee after dinner is a popular habit.  Adding a little extra flavor to it makes it an extra-special treat.  Our bartenders can turn a regular cup of black coffee into your new favorite drink.  

Irish Coffee
Fresh Coffee with Bushmills and Crème De Menthe

Fresh Coffee with Amaretto, Kahlua, Hazelnut Liqueur, and Irish Cream

Fragile Baby
Fresh Coffee with Irish Cream and Hazelnut Liqueur

Vanilla Mousse
Fresh Coffee with Vanilla Vodka and Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

Mexican Coffee
Fresh Coffee with Tequila and Kahlua


Our bar has something that most bars don't have access to - a vanilla soft-serve ice cream machine.  There are no ice cream mixes in our drinks, we use the real thing.  Our "adult milkshakes" are an excellent alternative to a regular dessert.

Brandy Alexander
Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Brandy and Crème De Cacao

Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Crème De Menthe and Crème De Cacao

Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Irish Cream, Kahlua, and Vanilla Vodka

Raspberry Dream
Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Raspberry Liqueur and Crème De Cacao

Copper Penny
Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Kahlua and Amaretto

Banana Split
Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Crème De Banana and Crème De Cacao

My Blue Heaven
Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Orange-Cream Vodka and Blue Curacao

Nutty Irish
Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Hazelnut Liqueur, Amaretto, and Irish Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Kahlua and Crème De Cacao

Peaches & Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Peach Liqueur and Vanilla Vodka

Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Espresso Vodka, Crème De Cacao, and Chocolate

Strawberry Fields
Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Creme De Cacao and strawberries

You can trust our talented bartenders to continue the wonderful flavor experience both during and after your meal.  If mixed drinks aren't exactly what you are looking for, we also offer a wonderful selection of Cappuccino, Espresso, Port Wine, Cognac, and Single Malt Scotch.  Whatever you decide that you have room for, know that JB Hook's will always make sure that you leave our restaurant happy and satisfied.   

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

10 Interesting Facts About Shrimp

In honor of October being National Seafood Month, today we searched and found some interesting facts about shrimp.  The best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how to serve up the most delicious shrimp dishes once they are caught, but here are a few fun facts about these small crustaceans before they get to us.   

1. Shrimp are all born male, then mature into females.

2. They go through 16 different stages of life, from egg to adult. 

3. The longest shrimp on record was 16 inches long. 

4. There are well over 128 species of shrimp.

5. A mantis shrimp has claws that can break aquarium glass with one incredibly fast and powerful swing.

Mantis Shrimp

6. The pistol shrimp's attack is hotter than the surface of the sun and so terribly loud that it can rupture a human ear drum.

7. Without fins, shrimp don't actually swim, but when they do move, they can only go backward.

8. The correct term for raw or uncooked shrimp is "green." 

9. Shrimp are full of selenium, which is believed to prevent tumor growth and lower the risks of many cancers. 

10. They average only 7 calories a piece.  Eat up!

Now that you know a little more about this interesting sea creature, stop on by our Lake of the Ozarks seafood restaurant and give them a try.  A great place to start is our Shrimp & Oyster Bar.  We offer lots of variety on that menu:  New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, Shrimp Cocktail, Peel & Eat Shrimp, and Garlic Shrimp.  You can also find many savory shrimp dishes from our appetizer and entree menus.  

Make it fun, and try something new your next visit to JB Hooks.  There are plenty of shrimp choices to last you all through National Seafood Month.  After that, you can continue the fun and move on to calamari or mussels!  You keep ordering, and we'll keep creating culinary masterpieces for you.        

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Friday, October 2, 2015

October is National Seafood Month!

We love October because it is a month dedicated to one of our very favorite things - SEAFOOD!  October is listed as National Seafood Month, and what better place to celebrate than the best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks!  With many varieties to choose from, JB Hook's is the perfect spot to enjoy an old favorite or discover a new ocean or freshwater fish dish. 

A lot of health benefits come with eating seafood.  It is rich in nutrients, plus a wonderful source of protein, vitamins, and minerals.  Another great thing is that it provides healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and is very low in omega-6 fatty acids, or "bad fats," that are found in red meat.  Studies have even been done that allow seafood to be categorized as "brain food."

JB Hook's has an incredible selection of seafood choices for lunch, Happy Hour, and dinner.  Here are a few ideas of what you can order when you come in.  


Beginning at 11 am, 7 days a week, we offer an extensive lunch menu to add a little tasty fun to the middle of your day.  These are just a few of our seafood choices for your mid-day meal. 

Fish & Chips
1/2Lb of hand battered Cod filets fried to perfection served with coleslaw & raspberry chipolte sauce

Crunchy Grouper Sandwich
A Grouper filet rolled in frosted flakes, fried to a golden brown and drizzled with honey served with a side of JB Hooks' raspberry chipotle sauce

Mahi Po Boy
Deep fried Mahi-Mahi served on a hoagie with lettuce, tomato & Hook's Signature Bam Bam sauce.


Appetizers are a very popular item at JB Hook's.  Not only are they a wonderful way to start off a spectacular meal, but during our Happy Hour in the bar, we have a large list of them that are 1/2-price!  Here are just a few from both appetizer menus.

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

Cajun Style Calamari
Lighty dusted in flour and Cajun spices, flash fried served over peppedew pepper cocktail sauce

Hook's Coconut Shrimp
Four large shrimp encrusted in coconut and deep-fried golden brown. Served with Jezebel sauce.

Crunchy Grouper Fingers
Tasty strips of Grouper rolled in frosted flakes fried and lightly drizzled with honey and served over Raspberry Chipotle sauce.

Ahi Tuna Tacos
Crispy wonton shells stuffed with sushi grade Yellow Fin Tuna & fresh avocado salsa. Served with sushi ginger & wasabi sour cream.


Dinner consists of delectable entree choices, our shrimp and oyster bar, and daily specials from the chef.  The best way to find out what our chef is creating is to come on in and take a look.  Here are descriptions of a few or our most popular items, and few photos of the chef specials we have previously offered.  

Austrailian Lobster Tail
One Pound N. Australian lobster tail oven broiled to perfection.

Alaskan King Crab
One Pound of King crab legs steamed in spices and served with drawn butter.

Tilapia Grand Mariner
Two Tilapia filets pan seared topped with 2 large shrimp and Grand Mariner reduction

Chef's Specials:

It is suggested that everyone eat seafood twice a week.  It's good for you and it tastes incredible.  Our Lake of the Ozarks seafood restaurant celebrates seafood all year long, but this October we plan to really focus on creating the most delicious fish in town.  We only listed a small portion of all of the amazing seafood dishes that you can order when you dine with us at JB Hook's.  You can taste a lot of different ones if you come in twice a week!

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