Friday, January 29, 2016

February Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

January offered residents and visitors to the Lake an event here and there, but this February is filled with a bit more excitement.  JB Hook's is located in a perfect spot to be close enough to these events to be a great starting point before you head out to them.  Here are a few fun things happening in the lake area in the coming month.

Gangster's Ball - February 5 & 6

Everyone is encouraged to dress in period attire to attend this 1930's era gangster style speakeasy performance.  A talented troupe will entertain the crowd with singing, dancing, and a look into the lives of some exciting characters.  The show begins at 8 pm each night in the Kinderhook event center at Camden on the Lake. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.   

Vow Renewals at Bridal Cave - February 13

Bridal Cave hosts a free vow renewal every Valentine's Day between 9 am & 4 pm. Each couple receives fresh flowers for the bride, a downloadable wedding photograph, a goody bag filled with lake area discounts, and a lifetime pass to Bridal Cave.  After your vows, a meal at JB Hook's would be the perfect ending to a romantic day!

Mardis Gras Pub Crawl - February 20

This is a big night at the Lake of the Ozarks that brings visitors from all around.  32 buses are available to shuttle you to more than 20 bars and restaurants.  A $10 wristband gets you in to every participating establishment.  Each one will feature some type of live entertainment.  

Polar Bear Strut & Polar Plunge - February 27

This annual event benefits the local Special Olympics.  If you would like to brave the cold wind and participate in the strut, a minimum of $50 needs to be raised.  If you don't mind the cold water, then join other brave souls and collect donations to take the Polar Plunge and jump into the icy cold Lake of the Ozarks.  A minimum donation collection of $75 is required to join this group.  

Lake Bridal Show - February 28

The Lake of the Ozarks Wedding Association will be hosting its 3rd annual Lake of the Ozarks Bridal Show at the Lodge of Four Seasons from 11 am - 3 pm.  Brides and grooms will have the chance to meet many talented wedding vendors from the area. They will also have a chance to win big-dollar prizes in a cake dive, participate in a newlywed-type game show, and bid on "vintage" wedding dresses in a silent auction benefiting local charities.  Pre-registration gives you a bonus chance at the prizes. There is no cost to participate.  

All of these events are located just a short distance from JB Hook's.  Our Lake of the Ozarks lake view restaurant is the perfect meeting spot before you head to one of these events, and a great gathering place afterwards.  Don't forget to make your reservations for Valentine's Day early so that you are guaranteed your preferred dining time.  It looks like February at the Lake is going to be pretty exciting.  Have fun!

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Happy Hour Highlights at JB Hook's

The best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks happens 6 days a week, but lasts a lot more than just 6 hours!  JB Hook's features a 5-hour Happy "Hour" Monday - Friday and also on Sundays.  Not only do we give you delicious food and drinks at spectacular prices, but 3 days a week you can also enjoy the best live entertainment at the Lake of the Ozarks.  


Our bartenders are experts at mixing up the best tasting drinks to go along with every dish on our menu.  During Happy Hour at JB Hook's, in addition to the amazing cocktails, wines, and beers that we have to offer, we give our customers some spectacular drink specials.  All of our well drinks, house wines, and exquisite homemade red and white sangria are Buy-1-Get-1-Free!  


The Happy Hour appetizer menu is full of many of your JB Hook's favorites, and every item on the list is half price!  Your choices include:

French Dip Sliders

Thinly sliced Prime Rib cooked to perfection, topped with Swiss cheese, and served on slider buns with Au Jus.

Hooks Crunchy Grouper Sliders

Grouper rolled in frosted flakes, fried, lightly drizzled with honey and served on slider buns with Raspberry Chipotle sauce.

Crunchy Grouper Fingers

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

Irish Crostini's

A generous portion of fried baked potato crostini's topped with melted cheese, apple wood smoked bacon, tomatoes, chives and chipotle ranch.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Large mushroom caps stuffed with Lump Crab, Spinach, Boursin, and Cream cheese, then baked to a golden brown.

Fried Portabella's

Thick slices of Portabella mushrooms lightly breaded and fried to perfection. Served with house made Bleu Cheese dressing.

Mesquite Chicken Satay

Zesty chunks of marinated chicken breast, red peppers, & onions skewered and mesquite smoked in house. Served with pineapple dill cream sauce.

Crab Rangoons

Wonton envelopes stuffed with crab meat & cream cheese

Ahi Tuna Tacos

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

Hooks Cheeseburger Sliders

Fresh ground steak topped with caramelized onion & American cheese stacked between toasted slider buns.

Cajun Style Calamari

Lightly dusted in flour and Cajun spices, flash fried, and served over Peppadew pepper cocktail sauce.

Fried Green Beans

Lightly battered green beans fried to perfection. Offered spicy or regular. Served with house made Chipotle Ranch dressing.

Pecan & Pineapple Chicken Salad

Chunks of white chicken tossed with pineapple, celery, red onions, diced red peppers and mayonnaise served on a bed of lettuce with crackers, then topped with toasted pecans


Mike V. has become somewhat of a musical legend here at the Lake of the Ozarks.  This talented musician has performed all over the Lake area for the past 20 years.  Sometimes on his own and often joined by a few equally talented friends, Mike entertains our bar crowd every single week.  You can hear him perform at our Lake of the Ozarks lake view restaurant on the following days:

  • Tuesday & Friday, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday with Cheryl Lynn, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We know how popular our Happy Hour has become for our customers and we enjoy it too, so we do our best to make it last as long as possible.  The next time that you are in the mood for some great entertainment, amazing food and drinks, and friendly company, make your way to our JB Hook's Happy Hour.  It's the perfect stop to make before heading to the dining room for a delicious dinner.     

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Best Steaks at the Lake of the Ozarks

Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio wisely stated, "I think steak is the ultimate comfort food, and if you're going out for one, that isn't the time to scrimp on calories or quality."  We wholeheartedly agree.  We love steak, and that is the reason we make sure that we only serve the best steaks at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Many people relate the JB Hook's name to seafood, but if they haven't tried our steaks, they are missing a treat.

We offer a large, savory selection of steak choices at our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant, and even some wonderful Surf 'N' Turf options for the customers that hate missing out an a chance to order our delicious seafood.  First, here is a little information about the different cuts of beef that you will find on the JB Hook's menu.   


This cut of beef is French for "tender fillet" or "dainty fillet."  Interesting fact, if you order a filet mignon in France, it will probably be pork!  Here in America, we expect it to be beef.  This is the most tender cut of beef, and it comes from the smaller end of the tenderloin.     


Other areas may refer to this cut as a New York Strip, Ambassador, or Boneless Club Steak, but around here we prefer to use the name that comes from this great Missouri city.  This is also a very tender cut of beef that comes from the short loin. Even though it consists of muscle, it's a muscle that does very little work.    


This cut of beef comes from the primal rib, one of nine primal cuts.  To be graded as prime, this meat must be tender and have generous amounts of marbling.

Now that you know a little more about the differences in these cuts of beef, here is a list of the amazing ways that you can have it served to you when you dine at JB Hook's. 

Traditional Steak Bites

Filet Mignon tips marinated and seared to perfection.

Sirlion Bleu

(Lunch menu)  Six ounce cut sirloin charbroiled then topped with melted bleu cheese and Tobacco onions

Filet Mignon

Tenderloin charbroiled to perfection then topped with maitre d' butter. This steak is offered in a 6 oz or an 8 oz.

Peppered Steak Woodrow

6 oz Filet pepper encrusted, char-grilled to perfection, finished with sauteed red onions, bacon and hollandaise sauce.

KC Strip

Certified Angus Beef KC strip charbroiled to perfection topped with Maitre D Butter.

Prime Rib - Certified Angus Beef

Tomato, rosemary, and garlic encrusted prime rib roast served traditional, charbroiled, or blackened. Both regular cut and extra cut are available.

Steak Neptune

6 oz Filet grilled to perfection, topped with tender bits of lump crab and shrimp, then finished with asparagus spears and Bearnaise sauce.  

Hook's Tournados

Two 3 oz medallions tenderloin filet grilled to perfection and finished with sauteed mushrooms, lump crab and Bearnaise.

Steak and Shrimp

Your choice of a 6 oz Filet or 12 oz KC Strip char-grilled to perfection served with your choice of shrimp.

Steak and Australian Lobster Tail

One pound N. Australian lobster tail served with a 6 ounce filet mignon.

Steak and Alaskan King Crab Legs

One pound Alaskan King Crab Legs steamed in spices, served with drawn butter and paired with 6 oz char-grilled filet.

If you are a steak lover, then you need to get yourself on over to our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant and get started trying all of our incredible steak choices.  Even if you don't get very excited about steak, we really believe ours is worth giving a try.
No worries, though, because JB Hook's also features an extensive menu full of all types of delicious dishes for your dining pleasure.  Come on in and let us know what you are craving tonight.  

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Friday, January 8, 2016

JB Hook's Has a Lot to Offer

JB Hook's is very excited about the beginning of a new year because that means another year to bring you more of the best ocean fish and steaks at the Lake of the Ozarks.  That's not all that we have to offer though.  We are full of everything that you love about dining at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Here is what you can look forward to when you join us at JB Hook's.

Delicious Menu Items

We specialize in serving the freshest and most delicious seafood and steaks that that the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer.  Our menus include lunch, dinner, half-price appetizers, specialty drinks, and a wonderful menu for the kids.  We feature lunch specials daily from 11 am - 4 pm.  A few of the meals that you can look forward to include:  Lobster, King Crab, Filet Mignon, Prime Rib, pasta dishes, poultry and pork options, and so much more.  We also mix up some amazing specialty drinks:  Hooked Kiss Martini, Patron after Dark, Woodford Latte Manhattan, 6 different types of Mules, and our Hooked Perfect Blue Margarita, to name but a few.                

Best Happy Hour at the Lake

Our extended happy hour happens six days a week.  We serve up buy-1-get-1 drink specials on well drinks, house wine, and our very own amazing homemade Sangria. We have a special half-price appetizer menu filled with over a dozen delicious choices.  As an added bonus, the talented Mike V. performs every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.  Cheryl Lynn joins him on Sundays, and often on Friday evenings he will have a few friends sit in with him too.  

Happy is is every Monday - Friday from 3 pm - 8 pm, and on Sundays from 2 pm - 7 pm during the off-season.  We still host it in the summer, but hours may vary a little.   


14-mile Panoramic View

There isn't a bad seat in the house at JB Hook's.  Our floor to ceiling windows offer a breathtaking 14-mile panoramic view of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.  Dinner combined with a lake sunset is something that everyone should experience.  Whether you sit in our dining room, bar, or on the covered deck, you will always have the best view at the Lake of the Ozarks.  

Beautiful Event Rooms

There are two private rooms available to rent for parties and get-togethers.  The Sunset Room is located off of the main bar.  Three glass walls enclose it, showcasing that unbelievable view.  It features it's own bar, an abalone-tiled fireplace, and can accommodate parties of up to 70 people.

The Garden Room overlooks the main dining room.  Once again, the gorgeous lake view is prominent, and this room can seat up to 35 people.  

Easy Reservations

You don't have to make a reservation to dine at our Lake of the Ozarks seafood restaurant, but it does guarantee that you won't have to wait long for your table, especially during the summer.  You can call us to make a reservation through the hostess, and we also offer an online reservation service through OpenTable.  Simply type in the date and time you would like to arrive and the number of guests in your party, and you will be given all of the available seating times nearest your choice. OpenTable even features many favorable reviews from past satisfied customers. 

JB Hook's is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.  The food, the atmosphere, and the attentive service that all of our guests receive brings them back again and again.  If our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant is new to you, we look forward to meeting you soon.  We also can't wait to see all of the familiar faces often that we already know too.  See you soon! 

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