Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thank You For a Great Year!

Jb Hook's knows how to deliver the best steak and seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, and it looks like our customers know that too! Each day we open our doors and invite guests to enjoy an incredible fine dining experience within our walls, and our goal is always the same. To provide incredible service, prepare delicious meals, and create an atmosphere that is both relaxing and fun. From the stunning view to the food specialties, we pride ourselves on being truly exceptional. Learn more about why diners are devoted to JB Hook's, read some customer raves then we invite you to visit us and discover why people call us the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks!


What Makes JB Hook's Stand Out?

  • The View
    • The panoramic view of Lake of the Ozarks is breathtaking. Locals and visitors alike love to request a table with a view! If you haven't taken in a sunset from the dining room or deck, prepare to be awed. If you're looking for a romantic dining experience, your date won't be disappointed when you visit JB Hook's.
  • The Restaurant
    • With a dining room that is both casual and sophisticated the atmosphere is sure to be pleasing. If a more lively crowd is what you're looking for, you must take a seat at The Bar - our friendly bar staff and entertainment is sure to delight. If a seafood craving brought you to JB Hook's pull a seat up at the Shrimp & Oyster Bar and satisfy yourself with sensational seafood.
  • The Menu
    • Simply put, the best steak and seafood is served at JB Hook's, although the rest of the menu will have your mouthwatering, too. From amazing salads and delicious sandwiches for lunch to an assortment of pasta, pork and chicken entrees for dinner, there's certainly something for everyone on our menu. Not to mention the drink special and wine list are something of legend!


You don't have to take it from us though - check out what some of our guests have to say about JB Hook's!

"Consistently one of the best places to eat while at the Lake. Service is excellent and they have really good choices on cocktails...The view is fantastic and second only to the quality of the meal that is served...Get the full treatment, appetizer, entree, dessert...!"
C. Wooden, Google review.

"JB Hook's is an amazing restaurant with amazing food. Shared a lobster and it was huge! Everything tasted amazing. Our server, Jake, was wonderful. Our waters were always filled and table was always clean. Would definitely recommend!"
Ally H., TripAdvisor review

"Celebrated a wedding anniversary with some friends and we had a marvelous time. The food was spectacular and the service first class. Planning on returning during the daylight to check out the view."
gn2lk, TripAdvisor review

"Our golf group met for a Christmas get-together at JB Hook's. It was a great lunch (very reasonable lunch prices) with a great atmosphere and view. Our two servers did an excellent job. So, thank you to Darian and Sierrah for your wonderful hospitality."
Becki  N., TripAdvisor review


It is such a pleasure for us to share these great reviews. We know that in this day and age, many people choose their dining location by looking for reviews online and we know that our guests experiences are a reflection of our values. Serving the best meals at the Lake of the Ozarks is not just our mission, it's our passion. From everyone at JB Hook's, thank you for a wonderful year - we look forward to satisfying all your dining needs in 2017! For your next meal, reserve a table at JB Hook's by visiting our website www.JBHooks.comor calling (573) 365-3255.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Host Your New Year's Eve Party At JB Hook's!

The holidays are a wonderful time for being grateful and reflecting on the past year, they're also a perfect time for planning parties! With New Year's Eve just around the corner, JB Hook's invites you to host your next big event with us. Our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant isn't just the most popular fine dining place around, it's your hot spot for for throwing the best NYE event at the lake. What's the key to ringing in the new year with an amazing party? JB Hook's of course! Whether your party people are friends, family, or colleagues - we've got some advice for hosting a great event.



Start Planning Now

People tend to make their New Year's Eve plans in advance, so give JB Hook's a call today and reserve your space. You and your guests will appreciate coming to the restaurant and having everything prepared. No cooking, no mess, no stress! We can handle planning the last evening of the year for:
  • Your family gathering
  • A night out with friends
  • The office crew
  • ...and so much more!

Send Your Invites

You want to make sure your invitees know about your party as soon as possible. We've got a week to get your party rolling - we suggest sending a sophisticated evite, there are lots of great New Year's Eve templates online to choose from. Your social media accounts are a great way to promote your party - tell everyone why your event is unique to ensure a great crowd.

JB Hook's Will Make It Special

Remember, this isn't just another night out. New Year's Eve only comes once a year and celebrating it in style at JB Hook's is special! We have two incredible private rooms - call today to reserve yours. Your guests will love cheering in the new year over the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Our exclusive party rooms are:
  • The Garden Room
    • This private room overlooks the main dining room and is perfect for intimate gatherings of up to 35 guests. your group will enjoy our spectacular menu samplings and drinks in this room with a view!
  • The Sunset Room
    • If you're looking for room to satisfy a larger group of up to 70 guests, you will want to lock down this incredible area, located just off the main bar. This romantic setting creates the perfect backdrop for a New Year's Eve gathering. The fireplace elevates the room and makes for a warm and elegant space. A private bar and bartender are available just for you and your group - class and sophistication at its finest!
  • Restaurant & Bar
    • For smaller groups you can look forward to a New Year's Eve, JB Hook's style, in our general bar and restaurant seating. There will be no shortage of celebration throughout the restaurant on the last night of the year!

Food & Drink Make The Night

JB Hook's delicious menu is the highlight of our fine dining experience and our signature chef is ready to create a menu for your party that will awe your guests! For your special party, you can choose your dining selections from the menu, or ask us about creating a custom menu of your favorite options.

Our cocktail recipes are delicious and just the thing to ring in the new year! If you have a specialty drink, don't hesitate to suggest it - our full bar is stocked with the highest quality ingredients and our signature drink menu is made of magic. 

Time is running out to plan and secure your New Year's Eve party with JB Hook's - call 573-365-3255 to talk to our event planner and see how we can help. If you're looking for a special place to celebrate the upcoming year, we've got the festive atmosphere and the most spectacular view at the Lake of the Ozarks - where else would you rather be? Let JB Hook's be your last stop of the year!





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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Warm Up With JB Hook's Soup Selection

If you can't resist ordering a steaming hot bowl of soup at JB Hook's, you're not alone. From late fall to spring, most people just can't resist the lure of our favorite warm soups. Whether it's an animal instinct to fuel up hot bowls of creamy soup in order to survive the cold weather, or it's simply because these thick and rich options are remembered and readily available this time of year, at JB Hook's you can be sure you're sipping on the freshest ingredients available. We know you're going to enjoy your dining experience at the best steak and seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. May we suggest some sensational soups to try during your next visit? You won't be disappointed!




JB Hook's Soup Selection
All of our soups are offered in either a cup or a bowl. They pair nicely with our salads and are an excellent dish to enjoy before your entree arrives. We serve our soups with Lavosh crackers and smoked tomato fresh basil cream cheese. 


French Onion

French onion soup is a simple, rustic and delicious dish and JB Hook's has perfected the recipe. You may be wondering, is French onion soup actually from France? Well, although French onion soup is not original to France, they did help to improve the recipe. We know that Romans enjoyed a soup made with cooked onions in broth but to our palettes advantage, at some point in time, the French decided to caramelize the onions, bringing out their natural sweetness. It wasn't a bad idea to top the dish with cheese and toasted bread either.

  • JB Hook's French onion soup will entice your senses with caramelized onions in a beef and chicken broth with bay leaves and a touch of sherry, topped with croutons and melted Swiss cheese.

Salmon Bisque

Salmon Bisque is an savory way to enjoy salmon. A little trivia here, what makes a bisque a bisque and not a chowder? Both bisques and chowders are made with seafood and vegetables, with a creamy base but chowders tend to be more stew-like or chunky.Traditionally, a bisque is a smooth, creamy, deliciously seasoned soup of French origin and our unique twist on the modern recipe is sure to delight.

  • Just one scent of JB Hook's Salmon Bisque will have your mouthwatering. With tender bits of smoked North Atlantic Salmon blended in a rich and creamy broth, you better order the bowl, one cup just won't be enough. 

Soup Du Jour

No matter what the featured soup of the day is at JB Hook's, you can be sure that only the finest ingredients were used. Our chef features a special soup daily, just ask our server for pairing suggestions. 

For some, soup is a warm comfort food, often thought of when it's chilly outside. At JB Hook's soup satisfaction is guaranteed! When you dine at the Lake of the Ozarks desirable fine dining restaurant, you're sure to be pleased from appetizer to entree and everything inbetween. If you haven't sunk your spoon in one of our satisfying soups, we invite you to try one - you might find a new favorite JB Hook's menu item!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How Food Presentation Helps Make Your JB Hook's Experience A Great One


Picture this, the waiter at JB Hook's glides through the room with a tray of exceptional looking ocean fish and steak and your mouth begins to water. What do you do? If you're like most of our customers, you ask your waiter, "What was that and how soon can I have it in front of me?"  The way food looks on a plate is what tempts our eyes and makes us want to taste it and it's no surprise that the immaculate entrees at JB Hook's, the lakes premier fine dining restaurant are no exception. Food presentation is just as essential to the success of a dish as its taste and flavor and the chef at JB Hook's creates each flavorful dish with that in mind. Learn more about food presentation, why it's important and view some of the mouthwatering menu selections and see for yourself!


Why Food Presentation is Important

The visual presentation of food is part of what makes fine dining exceptional. From the presentation of the appetizer to capping the meal off with a dessert drink, diners revel in the delicate display of their foods at JB Hook's. Your dish may come drizzled with sauces, sprinkled with seeds, decorated with edible toppings or accompanied with garnishment. These techniques enhance the diners experience and often compliment the plated food item.


What is Plating?

The arrangement and overall styling of food upon bringing it to the plate is called plating. Common styles of plating include:

  • Classic: An arrangement of the main item in the front of the plate with vegetables or starches in the back.
  • Stacked: An arrangement of the various items, or the main item leaning or layered upon a side item or bed of vegetables.

A History of Food Presentation

The art of modifying, processing, arranging and decorating food to enhance its visual appeal has been practiced for years. Historically, the presentation of food has been used to display wealth and the complexity of a dish emphasized power. Sources tell us that Ancient Romans placed great importance on the appearance of their dining experience from lavish decor to exciting performances and of course, through the elaborate presentation of the food itself. Impressing guests with food presentation has a rich history and today view contemporary food presentation as an expression of modern aesthetic and creativity.


Mouthwatering Displays of JB Hook's Dishes 

Check out some of our signature items that look amazing and taste even better.

  • Steak & Australian Lobster Tail

    • All of our steaks are hand carved, USDA choice or above, aged a minimum of 21 days to enhance the flavor of the meat. Our Australian lobster tails are 1 lb and served with a 6 oz fillet mignon. All entrees are served with the choice of salad or soup and a side dish. 

  • Steak Neptune

    • A popular JB Hook's dish, steak neptune, will delight your senses. A 6 oz fillet stuffed with boursin and and shrimp then grilled to perfection and finished with crab piccata and asparagus. 




We've come a long way when it comes to food presentation but one thing we know for sure, when dining out, the experience is half the joy of the meal. At JB Hook's we know our menu is flavorful and we respect that by making it look good too. Now, after taking a look at some of our entrees, we know you your tummy is talking to you - visit our website www.JBHooks.com to make a reservation or call (573) 365-3255. Your visual fine dining experience is waiting for you.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Whiskey & Food Pairings at JB Hook's

Wine has long reigned supreme as the classic beverage for food pairing but there's much to be desired when it comes to enjoying whiskey and a mouthwatering meal from JB Hook's. The knowledge of whiskey tasting notes and the ability to pair this particular liquor with food can elevate your dining experience and set you apart as a dining companion with a sophisticated palette. Whether a whiskey enthusiast already or just wetting your whistle, let your Lake of the Ozarks premier steak and seafood restaurant share some suggestions in order to successfully pair whiskey with our food like an expert.


Drink: A Light Whiskey

Pair with: Seafood and spicy meals. Lighter whiskies tend to be more fragrant and with a touch of sweetness. You'll find this in most American varieties and will likely note, they contrast nicely with spicy dishes. Start out your JB Hook's dining experience by pairing a a light whiskey with one of our signature appetizers like:

  • Cajun Style Calamari - Lightly dusted in flour and Cajun Spices, flash fried and served over peppadew pepper cocktail sauce.
  • Bam Bam Shrimp - Lightly battered shrimp drizzled with a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce.
Drink: A Medium Whiskey

Pair with: Proteins such as, grilled chicken, beef, roasted pork, and lamb. Whiskies with moderate or medium intensities, like Scotch or Bourbon because of their smoky, rich flavor notes. you can enhance the flavor of the dish by adding a few drops of distilled or spring water to your glass to open up the smoky notes. A medium whiskey will fare well with an entree like:
  • Peppered Steak Woodrow - A 6oz filet pepper encrusted, char-grilled to perfection, finished with sauteed red onions, bacon and hollandaise sauce.
  • Pork Loin with Golden Raisin Chutney - 16oz pork tenderloin medallions grilled, finished with sauteed golden raisins, basil, red onion and pecan. 
Drink: A Full-bodied Whiskey

Pair with: Hearty dishes. The high alcohol content and spiciness of full-bodied whiskies, like a flavorful single malt whiskey or rye whiskey, pair well with rich, seafood dishes like oysters and smoked fish. They are also an excellent choice for bitter pairings such as strong cheeses or dark chocolate. Try either of these options and prepare for an excellent pairing:
  • Oysters on the Half Shell - East coast succulent oysters served with cocktail sauces and horseradish.
  • Mesquite Smoked Wings - In house smoked and served with a choice of sauces. 

Balancing the contrasting flavors of the whiskey and the food is the ultimate goal of a pairing. Keep these tips in mind and venture to the whiskey side when you visit JB Hook's next. Embark in the wonderful world of whiskey and indulge in the culinary adventure of what a well paired whiskey and delicious JB Hook's meal can do for your palate! Our bar is balanced with whiskies that span the spectrum from light and medium to full-bodied and our menu is just as diverse. Let us make your next meal your best meal - visit your favorite fine dining restaurant today!


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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

5 Tips For Stress Free Holiday Entertaining

We know you love to visit JB Hook's for the incredible entrees, sensational salads, oyster and shrimp bar, and so much more and we are sincerely grateful to our loyal customers and new faces alike. While we would love for you to spend all your lunches and dinners with us, we know you like to spend time at home too! 'Tis the season for holiday entertaining and while you're not eating, drinking and being merry with your friends at JB Hook's, consider these tips and have a perfect - stress free dinner party.


1. Upgrade Your Buffet

We know you're used to the top quality seafood and steak at JB Hook's so we're positive you'll enjoy serving your guests more than the traditional spread. Consider an interactive food station you can set up around the dining room. This creates movement and encourages the crowd to mingle. We suggest opting for plates of smoked meats and fish on unique breads paired with risotto and vegetable soups. 


2. Mix Up A Holiday Cocktail

Serve a pre-mixed drink, such as sangria or "spiked" eggnog. You can prepare this before guests arrive in batches to accommodate the party. Not only will you amaze your guests with this signature cocktail, you may be able to save a little money. Set your glasses out around the punch bowl and let your guests help themselves!


3. Perfect Isn't Necessary

Let go of the feeling that your dinner party has to be flawless. Don't focus on the things that are going wrong and think about how you can realistically handle the problems. Prioritize your time and check your list off as you go. And remember, there's no shame in swinging by your favorite fine dining restaurant and picking up a prepared dish or two. *wink* 


4. Make The Dishes Wait

After you've prepped all day and served the loveliest of meals to your dinner guests, don't leave them wondering where you've run off to. You miss out on great conversation and lots of laughs when you run off to clean the kitchen. Those dishes will be there later and you'll be ready to attack the mess after a fun evening of eating and chatting with your party guests. 



5. Book Your Holiday Party With J.B. Hook's 

If you really want to have a stress free holiday party, our best tip yet may be to - book your next holiday party with JB Hook's! Avoid the decorating, cooking, cleaning and serving and let us do the work for you. Our event coordinator will be happy to take care of all your groups needs and create a dining experience second to none. Book your date now and have a stress-free holiday event!


A holiday party can sound fun and frightening at the same time! But who doesn't love to host a fantastic dinner party? From prep and the clean up to having so much fun your guests can't wait to return, JB Hook's wants your party to go off without a hitch. Consider these tips, and if you really want to celebrate at your own party, plan your party with JB Hook's. Happy Holidays from your friends at J.B. Hook's!



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Friday, November 18, 2016

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

It's the weekend before Thanksgiving and the cool crisp air reminds us that the holidays are here! As you gather with friends and family to enjoy the local festivities, JB Hook's is here to share some fun, family, holiday light excursions with you. Of course, the evening sky doesn't brighten up with twinkling strings of holiday lights until dusk, so you have plenty of time to enjoy a delicious lunch or our spectacular Happy Hour before you jump in the car and head out for the light tour. 



Enchanted Village of Lights

Nov. 18 - Jan. 01

269 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. Patrick's Festival of Lights

Nov. 24 - Jan. 1

176 Marian Drive, Laurie, MO 65038

The Shrine of St. Patrick hosts the oldest light park in the area.  This has been a popular holiday attraction since 1981.  Everyone is invited to enjoy the 4,000 strings of lights decorating the buildings and grounds every night from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.   There is no charge to view the lights.  All are welcome.  

Osage Beach Holiday Lights

Nov. 26 - Dec. 31

950 Hatchery Road, Osage Beach, MO 65065

The Osage Beach City Park will be filled with themed lights to entertain everyone.  A variety of locations along Osage Beach Parkway will also feature beautiful light displays.  A trip up and down the parkway is sure to put you in a festive mood.  

Versailles Unity Circle of Lights

Nov. 26 - Jan. 01


Hwy 5 and Hwy 52. Versailles, MO 65084

Featuring as many as 40 lighted displays, including several animated holiday scenes for the family. The park is open until midnight. The admission is free. 

Spend your Thanksgiving weekend enjoying the fascinating light displays around the Lake of the Ozarks area.  There's nothing better to get you in the mood for all of the fun holiday events happening throughout the end of November and the month of December.

After a satisfying meal at JB Hook's grab your group and get in the car! Or if you prefer, begin your evening with a light-viewing caravan, taking in the festive sights,  then end your evening here at your favorite seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for a bit of dessert and a nightcap. However you choose to do it, be sure to make the time to take part in this beautiful holiday tradition.    




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Friday, November 11, 2016

Beyond Seafood & Steak - Our Pasta, Poultry, & Pork Dishes

JB Hook's is well-known for our amazing ocean fish menu items, and equally famous for our savory steaks. Our chefs are experts at those food items, but that's not the extent of their culinary genius. Our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant has a large menu filled will all kinds of mouth-watering flavors. Among these are our Pasta, Poultry, and Pork dishes. 

JB Hook's, Lake of the Ozarks

PASTA
Pasta is an excellent foundation for a very nutritious and satisfying meal. It mixes wonderfully with many different types of meats, vegetables, and sauces. The carbohydrates in pasta give your body energy, plus it is low in sodium and cholesterol free. Once we add a few ingredients to it, you have an irresistible meal. 

Lobster Pasta

Slipper lobster tails sauteed with cremini mushrooms, asparagus & fresh basil tossed with penne pasta in a garlic cream marinara

Pasta Primavera
Sauteed onion, pepper, mushroom and asparagus, tossed over penne pasta in a rose sauce

Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine pasta tossed in a classic cream, butter, garlic & parmesan cheese sauce 


POULTRY
Chicken is an incredible source of protein, and it supplies essential vitamins and nutrients for your body. Studies have shown chicken to be useful in controlling blood pressure, and it is rich in phosphorus which is an essential mineral that supports your teeth, bones, kidney, liver, and central nervous system. 

Stuffed Chicken Chardonnay
Stuffed with cream cheese, and crabmeat breaded, fried and finished in the oven, topped with Chardonnay cream sauce served on a bed of New Orleans' rice

Chicken Gregory
Sauteed with mushrooms, onions, and red bell peppers in a classic supreme sauce topped with swiss cheese

Chicken Oscar

Sauteed in white wine, lemon and butter. Topped with Lump Crab, asparagus and bearnaise 



PORK
Often referred to as the "other white meat," pork is also a great source of protein. It gives a body lots of essential vitamins for daily living, and pork is high in phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and zinc.

Pork Loin with Golden Raisin Chutney
16 oz pork tenderloin medallions grilled, finished with sauteed golden raisins, basil, red onion and pecans



Are you hungry yet?
You don't have to be a seafood or steak lover to enjoy a meal at JB Hook's. Our menu has a very diverse selection of items, sure to please every person in your dining group. We open daily at 11 am for lunch year-round, begin serving dinner at 5 pm, and feature the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks every weekday and on Sundays. The next time you are feeling hungry but don't want to cook, head on over to JB Hook's. We can't wait to show you the amazing food that's waiting for you!  


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Friday, November 4, 2016

It's Time To Plan Those Holiday Parties. Let JB Hook's Help!

Thanksgiving will be here in just a few weeks, and and that means Christmas, New Year's Eve, and all of the holiday celebrations surrounding those won't be far behind. Planning holiday parties at the Lake of the Ozarks isn't something you want to do at the last minute. Now is the time to give JB Hook's a call and let us help you come up with an amazing event that everyone will love. 




A Great Time For Everyone
No matter what type of group you are planning a holiday event for, our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant can cater it to meet the needs of your friends, family, and business associates. Start making your list now of all of the people that you would like to celebrate with. 

Bringing your family to the restaurant means that you don't have to worry about the cooking or the cleaning. It's a great meeting place for getting together with your current friends and those that you don't get to see very often. Hosting the office party with us let's everyone get out of the office and into a fun, relaxed setting. Let us help you plan everything for:


  • Family Gatherings
  • A Night Out With Friends
  • Business Events
  • Company Parties
  • ...and so much more!

Private Party Rooms
We have two incredible private rooms to reserve for your group's celebration, each with our breathtaking, 14-mile panoramic view of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. 

The Garden Room
This private dining area is situated overlooking the main dining room. It's perfect for smaller, intimate gatherings of up to 35 guests. There is plenty of room to enjoy a delicious dinner and mingle among the crowd.



The Sunset Room
Larger groups of up to 70 guests will want to take advantage of the wonderful Sunset Room, located just off of our main bar. Three walls of glass enclose this private area, showcasing that amazing lake view. There is a beautiful abalone-tiled fireplace to keep the room warm and cozy. You will also have your own private bar and bartender for just you and your group.   

Festive Food & Drinks
You are most likely already familiar with the delicious menu items that we offer seven days a week on our JB Hook's menu. Our chefs create the most flavorful dishes, specializing in the best seafood and steaks at the Lake of the Ozarks. You are free to choose your dining selections from the menu, or we are happy to speak to you about a custom menu filled with your favorite flavors.

As for the drinks, we have many delicious cocktail recipes available from our signature drink menus, including our very own homemade red or white Sangria. With a full bar available, we can even come up with a special signature drink especially for you and your guests. Let us know what you like, and we'll work our magic to turn it into something amazing. 



Book Your Date NOW!
If you are in charge of planning the holiday festivities for your group, give our event coordinator a call and let JB Hook's help you with all of the planning. We will handle the setup of the room, the cooking, the cleaning, the serving, and even the cleanup. All you have to do is tell us what you have in mind, then show up to our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant and enjoy yourself. Give us a call at 573-365-3255 so that we can get all of the planning started. 


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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Marvelously Mixed Martinis From JB Hook's

James Thurber, an American writer, once said, "One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough." While we would never encourage anyone to overindulge in any alcoholic beverages in one sitting, you will want to come back often so you can try all of the amazing martini varieties that our bartenders have come up with. We only hire the very best mixologists at our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant


Martini Fun Facts
JB Hook's offers many signature martinis that each have their own unique ingredients. The original martini recipe was made with only gin and vermouth, and garnished with either an olive or a lemon twist. Today, most martinis are made with vodka, but they are not limited to only those two spirits. Garnishes come in all types now too, usually matching the flavor of that particular drink. Now, how about a few interesting martini facts.

  • There are three popular ways to order a classic martini. These are:
    • Dry - made with dry vermouth and gin or vodka
    • Dirty - a splash of olive juice added
    • Perfect - made with equal amounts sweet and dry vermouth plus gin or vodka
    • Gibson - garnished with a pickled onion
  • The Martini glass has been around longer than the actual drink it is named for. It was very popular to serve cocktails in during Prohibition.
  • It is acceptable to serve a martini poured over ice in an Old-Fashioned glass.
  • James Bond had it wrong! A shaken martini (called a Bradford) is delicious, but can cause the drink to become over-diluted from the broken shards of ice. Stirring is originally the correct way to prepare this cocktail. 


JB Hook's Signature Martinis

Hooked Perfect Cosmo
Absolut Citron, Cointreau, fresh lime, and cranberry juice

Blueberry Nights
Blueberry vodka, blueberry liqueur, and vanilla vodka

Arnold Palmer
Sweet tea vodka, fresh lemon, citrus vodka, triple sec, and sweet & sour

Apple-Tini
Sour apple vodka & sour apple Pucker

Pomegranate
Pomegranate liqueur, citrus vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and fresh lime

Cherry Limeade

Cherry vodka, citrus vodka, fresh lime, triple sec, sweet & sour, and grenadine

Orange Creamsicle
Orange-cream vodka, triple sec, vanilla vodka, half & half, and OJ

Raspberry Regal
Raspberry vodka, faspberry liqueur, and sweet & sour

Pineapple Paradise
Coconut rum, melon and banana liqueur, and pineapple juice

Espresso Martini
Fresh espresso, vanilla vodka, creme de cacao, and espresso vodka

Tiramisu
Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur, espresso & vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, and amaretto

Crème Brulee
Vanilla vodka, butterscotch Schnapps, half & half, and Irish Cream

Hooked Kiss Martini
Godiva white and dark chocolate liqueurs, hazelnut liqueur, and the rest... is our secret!


JB Hook's, Lake of the Ozarks, martinis

What'll ya have? 
If you aren't necessarily a martini fan, don't worry, because we have an amazing array of mixed drinks on our menu in addition to these, plus talented bartenders that can mix up whatever your heart desires from our fully stocked bar. There are also many wonderful beers, excellent wines, and of course, JB Hook's famous housemade red and white Sangrias. They each pair nicely with all of the dishes from the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Join us soon, pull up a chair, order a drink, and get ready for a delicious evening.  


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Friday, October 21, 2016

JB Hooks Proudly Supports the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Event!

The best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is excited to announce that we are once again supporting the March of Dimes by participating in the upcoming Signature Chefs Auction event at the Lodge of Four Seasons.  This event is an evening of culinary excellence, and JB Hook's will be showcasing some of it's finest menu items.  

The event occurs on Wednesday, November 9th starting at 5:30pm and will showcase one of the best silent and live auctions of the year.  This can't miss event is attended by hundreds of people, and the money raised will improve the lives of countless premature babies, along with helping their families.

Our SCA Menu
This year, Chef Ferguson plans to serve a few different, delicious items from JB Hook's. The table will feature our Smoked Tomato Cream Cheese Spread with Lahvosh crackers. We will also be pan searing Cajun dusted scallops and serving them with a sweet vermouth cream sauce and hollandaise.  In addition to all of that, Chef Ferguson will be carving a beef tenderloin roulade encrusted with Dijon mustard, Panko bread crumbs, and horseradish, and filled with lobster, crab, shrimp, and cream cheese. And of course, as always, we will have glasses of our housemade Peach Sangria too!   

JB Hook's, Lake of the Ozarks



The Mission of the March of Dimes
Prematurity is the #1 killer of babies in the United States. The March of Dimes is working to change that and help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. From polio to premature births, the March of Dimes has focused on researching the problems that threaten our children and finding ways to prevent them.

March of Dimes chapter staff and volunteers invest time and resources in local programs and activities in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, playing a vital role in improving maternal and child health in their communities. As respected leaders in the field of maternal and child health, the March of Dimes is uniquely positioned to partner with local and state public and private health care systems and organizations to enhance and expand the services available to women and their families.

Chapter staff and volunteers partner with local health agencies, community-based organizations, professional associations, hospitals and others to determine the most pressing maternal and child health needs and to develop a multiyear strategic plan that will positively impact the health status of communities. Staff and volunteers then work to enhance and expand community services, and to improve systems of care for mothers, babies and their families through leadership, educational programs and community grants.

The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction is an annual fundraiser that is always in good taste! The gala showcases enticing culinary creations from the Lake of the Ozarks top chefs along with distinctive, one-of-a-kind auction items and experiences.

Photo from www.marchofdimes.org

JB Hook's and Chef Bill Ferguson
You can count on an extraordinary menu from JB Hook's for this event.  Chef Ferguson will be showcasing delicious menu items, including samples from our fantastic appetizer menu and our award winning entree menu.  You can count on something truly special this evening from the Lake of the Ozarks best steak and seafood restaurant.  Once you sample our dishes from this event, you will know that a visit to our lake restaurant is a must.  JB Hook's offers an incredible panoramic view of the Lake of the Ozarks, combined with a world-class steak and seafood menu.  Oh, by the way, our happy hour is the best at the lake...something all of our locals know already!

See you on November 9th.  For more information on the Lake of the Ozarks event, please visit: www.SignatureChefs.MarchOfDimes.org.

The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

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(573) 365-3255