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Thank You For a Great Year!

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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 ViewThe 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&#…

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

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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 NowPeople 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 gatheringA night out with friendsThe offic…

Warm Up With JB Hook's Soup Selection

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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. 

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

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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 ImportantThe 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 des…

Whiskey & Food Pairings at JB Hook's

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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 d…

5 Tips For Stress Free Holiday Entertaining

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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 BuffetWe 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 CocktailServe …

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

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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 LightsNov. 18 - Jan. 01269 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 LightsNov. 24 - Jan. 1176 Marian Drive,…

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

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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. 

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 cla…

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

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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 every…

Marvelously Mixed Martinis From JB Hook's

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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 o…

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

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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 Fergu…