Friday, April 29, 2016

The Annual Magic Dragon Car Show Is Back May 6-8

The Bagnell Dam Strip, just a slight trip up the road from your favorite lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, will once again play host to the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals. This amazing car show brings thousands of people to the area for a weekend full of nostalgia and impressive automobiles. JB Hook's pulled together some details so you won' miss any of the fun.

28th Annual Magic Dragon
Street Meet Nationals
Friday - Sunday
May 6-8, 2016

JB Hook's is positioned in an excellent spot for getting to see all of the classic car traffic go by all weekend long. You are likely to see quite a few of those beauties parked in our Lake of the Ozarks seafood restaurant parking lot throughout the weekend. Many arrive days before the actual car show. 

Awesome Car Show on the Strip

The Bagnell Dam Strip will be closed to traffic all weekend long. Not only will each side of the street be filled with magnificent show cars, trucks, and motorcycles, but the center of the street will too. Thousands of visitors will be able to walk the street, enjoying the various makes, models, and years of vehicles on display. 

Quite a few different things will be going on during the entire event, including a raffle for a brand new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. This the only car show that can boast giving away a new muscle car. The Lake Ozark Daybreak Rotary is selling tickets for $20 each, and only 2,500 will be sold. We like those odds, plus, numerous local organizations and charities will benefit from the proceeds. If you would like to purchase a ticket early, you can get them at Hy-Vee and Kwik Kar, both in Osage Beach, and Hulett Automotive in Camdenton. 

Schedule of Events
We have the schedule for the weekend here, but you can find out more on the Magic Dragon Car Show website. 

Thursday, May 5
Noon - COB: Aces High Poker Run
Noon - 5 PM: Street Meet Participant Registration at Willmore Lodge Visitor Center

Friday, May 6

8 AM - 11 AM: Vendor Registration at Big Lot on the Bagnell Dam Strip
8 AM - 8 PM: Street Meet Participant Registration at Willmore Lodge Visitor Center
12 PM - 5 PM: 2016 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Show Hours
6 PM - Late Night: Enjoy tunes from Cool 102.7

Saturday, May 7

6 AM: Street is closed to regular traffic - Registered Show Vehicles ONLY
8 AM - 4 PM: Street Meet Participant Registration at Willmore Lodge Visitor Center
8 AM - 6 PM: 2016 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Show Hours
10 AM: Make-N-Take Model Event Location: Luby's Stage
5 PM: -Poker Run Winner Announcement at the Main Stage
          -50/50 Raffle Winner Announcement at the Main Stage
          -Lake Ozark Daybreak Rotary Car Giveaway at the Main Stage
5 PM - Late Night: Enjoy tunes from Cool 102.7

Sunday, May 8
8 AM - 1 PM: 2016 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Shows Hours
8 AM - 9 AM: Judged Vehicle Parking ONLY!
9 AM - 11 AM: Judging
9:30 AM: Non-Judged Parking Opens
1 PM: Awards at Main Stage

When you are ready for a break from the hustle and bustle of the car show, come to our Lake of the Ozarks steak and seafood restaurant and spend a little time with us. We can guarantee you a satisfying lunch or dinner, and the best Happy Hour on Friday and Sunday during Magic Dragon weekend. Everyone here at JB Hook's is excited to see all of the amazing cars that will be in town, and we hope that you are now too. 

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Friday, April 22, 2016

20 Conversation Starters to Get Everyone Talking

It's happened to most of us. You sit down at the dinner table and it's a little too quiet for comfort. Maybe you stopped by our Lake of the Ozarks Happy Hour and weren't sure how to strike up a conversation with someone new. Everyone has a lot to talk about, but sometimes it's difficult to get the conversation started.

Talking to family and friends that you are close to usually isn't too difficult, but every once in a while it's fun to spice up the conversation a bit and take the talk in a new direction than your norm. When it comes to talking to a person that you are meeting for the first time, it's best to keep topics general and non-controversial. 

JB Hook's has put together a few interesting questions that could lead to some very compelling conversations. Most of these will work well both one-on-one and in a group. Here are two lists: one that should be safe for people you already know, and another that is safe to ask just about anyone.  


  • If you could only eat one food every day for one whole month, what would you choose?
  • What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
  • If you had one wish, what would you wish for, and why?
  • If you could produce one movie, what would it be about? 
  • What is your favorite holiday?
  • What three things would you grab if your house was on fire?
  • If you had to get a brand new job today, where would you want to work?
  • Do you have a hidden talent?
  • What has been the best day of your life so far?
  • If you won the lottery today, what would your first gigantic purchase be?


  • What brings you here today?
  • Describe yourself in three words.
  • What is the one food you refuse to eat?
  • What is the most beautiful place you have ever seen?
  • What is something that you would love to learn to do?
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? 
  • What is your favorite movie, tv show, or book?
  • What do you do for a living?
  • What do you love to do in your free time?
  • Would you rather be a movie star, a pro athlete, or the leader of a country?

That should be plenty of ideas to get the ball rolling and get a great conversation started. Dinner and Happy Hour are perfect times to relax and get to know someone a little better. You may learn some new and interesting facts about people that you thought you knew everything about, or you may find a new friend that you have a lot in common with.

The next time you visit our lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, keep some of these questions in mind in case you get stuck for inspiration. JB Hook's is a great place to relax and enjoy an evening. Come with friends, or come on your own. Either way, we're sure you'll find someone to strike up an entertaining conversation with. 

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

According to TripAdvisor, People LOVE JB Hook's!

JB Hook's received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, and you will find many favorable reviews on their website too. Even more exciting than that is the fact that they have our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant rated as #1 out of 50 restaurants in Lake Ozark. There are a lot of incredible places to eat in our town, so this honor really is a very special one to accept. searches for the best of just about everything in every state. This week they posted an article entitled "The 20 Most Highly Rated Restaurants In Missouri. They're Amazing." and JB Hook's made the list because of our #1 spot on TripAdvisor. Our upscale eatery was commended for our steak and seafood offerings, creative cocktails, and lake view. 

Most visitors to the Lake of the Ozarks have already experienced this for themselves, but the kind shout-out may bring in a few new faces to our restaurant, increasing the customers that we are able to treat to a wonderful meal and friendly atmosphere.

Here are a few of the wonderful reviews from TripAdvisor that helped to give us the #1 Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks spot. 

"We were at JB Hook's on Sunday evening. Our waiter was Johnny Grist. We were not sure what we wanted to order, dinner or appetizers, and Johnny recommended different things and guided us to make good choices and we had an excellent meal and dessert. He was also helpful with our wine choice. Be sure and ask for him when you go there."
~bjetre from St. Charles, MO, TripAdvisor review - April 2016

"I'd recommend this to anyone visiting the Ozarks. My sister suggested JB Hooks for dinner and we were beyond impressed. We've had our share of bad experiences at Lake Ozark and this restaurant clearly has the upper-hand when it comes to fine cuisine. The mussels are a must! Not to be missed! The service was great. We were a bit rowdy and our server, Kim was patient and made many great suggestions. She made us feel right at home. Thank you!"
~hokennyc1 from Rumson, NJ, TripAdvisor review - April 2016

"I held my parent's 50th anniversary party at JB Hook's and cannot say enough wonderful things about the staff at this restaurant! I rented the Sunset Room and it was the perfect setting. This was one of the first events I have organized myself, and the staff at JB Hooks made everything effortless!!The event planner, Laurie, was great! She helped me stay within my budget while making sure we had a perfect menu. The manager, Rick, allowed me to come set up for my event early and was super attentive during the party, making sure everything went smoothly. And the servers were awesome!! They were extremely professional and even went out of their way to help me decorate for the event. They did an excellent job and I could tell they definitely take pride in what they do. The food and view were outstanding as well. If you're looking for a place to hold a private event at the lake, I highly recommend JB Hooks!"
~nikkid7 from Ashland, MO, TripAdvisor review - April 2016

"We traveled down from IA for our anniversary and found this incredible restaurant. The view is simply amazing we made our reservation at sunset and it was spectacular. The food was the best steak and shrimp I've ever had. Marty was our server and she was nothing but professional and there for our every want or need. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the area! It's a must stop!"
~Jpohlman90 from Duncombe, IA, TripAdvisor review - April 2016

"We dined at JB Hook's Restaurant while on a quick 2 day getaway this past week. The restaurant is situated on a high bluff overlooking the lake. We ate upstairs in the dining room. The wall on the lake side is composed of large windows providing a magnificent view of the lake. My wife had the salmon special and I had the Ahi Tuna. Both meals were beautifully prepared and the taste was excellent. Our server, Jake, was friendly and very attentative. We could not have asked to a nicer evening."
~Smokey1758 from Tonganoxie, KS, TripAdvisor review - April 2016

We would like to thank everyone that took the time to say something about their experience at our steak and seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Knowing that you have enjoyed your time with us warms our hearts and makes us strive even harder to continue our tradition of excellence. Stop by JB Hook's for lunch, dinner, or a happy hour cocktail soon and let us take care of you.     

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Friday, April 8, 2016

A Few Food Jokes for National Humor Month

April happens to be National Humor Month, so we thought we'd lighten things up and feature a little humor, (in some cases, very little) in today's blog. We know how to have fun here at the best steak and seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks

These jokes and puns may make you laugh out loud, or you may roll your eyes and groan. The goal here is for them to hopefully make you smile and bring a bit of humor to your day. If nothing else, we've set you up with some witty things to say the next time you join us for JB Hook's Happy Hour. Enjoy!

- What did the fish say when he swam into the concrete wall?    -    Dam!

- Why don't oysters share their pearls?    -    Because they're shellfish.

- Why did the vegan go deep-sea fishing?     -     Just for the halibut.

- Man at bar:  Do you know how to fish?
  Girl at bar:  No. Why? 
  Man at bar:  I think we should hook up!

- What's the difference between roast beef & pea soup?  - Anyone can roast beef.

- Don't cry over spilled milk... it could have been a cocktail. 

- What's a cow's favorite musical note?     -    Beef-flat

- How do you make a soup recipe richer?    -   Add 24 carrots.

- Patron:  Waiter, this tastes funny.
  Waiter:  Then why aren't you laughing?

- A pig walks into a bar, drinks 1 pitcher of beer, then asks where the restroom is. Another pig walks into the same bar, drinks 2 pitchers of beer, then asks where the restroom is. A third pig walks into the bar and drinks 3 pitchers of beer. The bartender asks, "Aren't you going to ask where the restroom is?" The pig replies, "No, I'm going to go wee wee wee all the way home!" 

Alright, we admit, those food jokes are all pretty "corny," but we're willing to bet you at least grinned a little. Use National Humor Month to bring a little bit more laughter into your life and those around you. The next time are at JB Hook's, give us your best joke. We haven't set the bar too terribly high with these gems, but it's all in good fun. 

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