Friday, August 26, 2016

The 14-Mile Panoramic Lake of the Ozarks View You Don't Want To Miss

The delicious dishes that JB Hook's has to offer is the main reason that most customers fall in love with our establishment. Another reason is our breathtaking view of the beautiful lake. No matter where you choose to sit, that gorgeous scenery is visible to you. 



Being the best lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we wanted to make sure that the water could be seen by all of our customers, not just from a select few tables, by from all of them. Whether you dine indoors our outside on the covered patio, that amazing scenery will be right there for you. 

The main channel of the lake is 92 miles long from end to end. JB Hook's boasts a magnificent 14-mile panoramic view of this incredible body of water. We have a wonderful location right next to the community bridge on the main channel, so on good boating days there are plenty of boats cruising by to entertain you while you eat. On race weekends, like Lake of the Ozarks Shootout weekend, you'll occasionally spot the race boats getting in a little sightseeing during their down time. 

Our main dining room features floor-to-ceiling windows for an uninterrupted view of the lake, and the upper dining area, the Garden Room, features large picture windows.    


The bar area is open enough to allow you a great view of the lake, even from across the room. Right next door to the bar, the Sunset Room is enclosed within three walls of glass so that the gorgeous view is front and center. 


Last, but certainly not least, the covered patio takes away the pane of glass and lets you feel that much closer to the fantastic lake view. To the left and to the right, nothing but beautiful, natural scenery.    
  

It's every bit as amazing once the sun begins going down too. There is nothing more romantic than a sunset dinner. Another bonus about our central location is that during the summer holidays, like Labor Day coming up very soon, you can see lots of different fireworks displays happening from our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant. We like to dim the lights and really let all of our patrons enjoy the special holiday view.


 If you would like to experience the best fine dining at the Lake of the Ozarks while also having the chance to experience the ambiance special to the lake area, then you will want to visit JB Hook's in Lake Ozark. From the food to the drinks to the service to the breathtaking lake view, everything about the your time with us will leave you anxious to come back for more!


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Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Who Loves Steak? Look At What We've Got For You!


JB Hook's features many different menu items, but the we are most known for having the freshest ocean fish and best steaks at the Lake of the Ozarks. Today we've decided to focus on the "steaks" portion of our incredible menu. 

We prepare many different cuts of steak, including filet mignon, Kansas City strip, and prime rib. We also have many surf & turf plates for the people that can't resist ordering our delicious seafood dishes too. In a moment we will list the many choices that you have when it comes to steak at JB Hook's, but first, here are a few fun facts that we thought you might be interested to know.  


Steak Facts

  • Most beef is aged before it can be consumed. Filet mignon has no fat to break down, and because it is so lean, it does not have to be aged. 
  • If there has been a drought, the cost of beef rises. If it doesn't rain, the grass that feeds the cows does not grown and forces farmers to buy more feed. 
  • Steak is an excellent source of high-quality protein, and eating it after surgery or recovering from an injury helps to rebuild muscle tissue. 
  • Beef is filled with a variety of vitamins and minerals, including B12, zinc, selenium, iron, niacin, and B6. 
  • The day that people eat the most beef is Memorial Day. Labor Day and the Fourth of July come in after that. 
  • If you aren't sure which type of steak to order, use this guide to help make the decision:
    • Filet Mignon: melt-in-your-mouth tender
    • Sirloin: tender yet slightly chewy
    • Ribeye: juicy & flavorful
    • Porterhouse: part sirloin/ part filet mignon


    STEAKS


    Filet Mignon
    Tenderloin charbroiled to perfection then topped with Maitre d' butter.

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

    KC Strip
    A certified Angus beef KC strip charbroiled to perfection and topped with Maitre D Butter.

    Prime Rib - Certified Angus Beef
    A tomato, rosemary, and garlic encrusted prime rib roast which can be served traditional, charbroiled, or blackened.

    SURF 'N TURF


    Steak and Australian Lobster Tail
    One pound North Australian lobster tail served with a 6-oz filet mignon.

    Hook's Tournados
    Two 3-oz medallion tenderloin filet grilled to perfection and finished with sauteed mushrooms, lump crab and Bearnaise.

    Steak Neptune
    6-oz filet stuffed with bourbon and shrimp, grilled to perfection, then finished with crab, Picata, and asparagus.

    Steak and Shrimp

    Your choice of a 6-oz filet or 12-oz KC strip char-grilled to perfection and served with your choice of shrimp.

    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.


    The next time you are craving steak, make your way on over to the best fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. You can always be sure that you will get the tastiest, tenderest, juiciest cuts of beef served alongside one of our savory side dishes at JB Hook's


    The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

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    Lake Ozark, MO 65049
    (573) 365-3255 

    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Happy 50th Birthday Lake Ozark!

    Even though it seems to be much older, the city of Lake Ozark is turning 50 this month! This will be celebrated with all kinds of fun events and activities happening on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip, right up the road from your favorite seafood & steak restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks


    JB Hook's is a popular fixture with both local residents and visitors to Lake Ozark, MO. While the town has been around in theory longer than 50 years, Lake Ozark officially became a fourth-class city in Missouri in August of 1966. Prior to that, it was referenced by a few different names until the United States Post Office gave it the name.


    Friday
    The weekend celebration will kick off at 6 pm with the award-winning Hot Summer Nights. This month's theme is "Since '66 - 50 Years of Cruising the Strip." It will include all of the regular Hot Summer Nights fun, plus '60's music blasting over the speakers and a dunk tank featuring local celebrities. 

    Saturday
    The excitement begins again bright and early on Saturday morning at 9 am with a public reception at Lake Ozark City Hall. You are invited for refreshments and to view the contents of the time capsule to be buried until the year 2066. 

    Starting at 11 am, there will be live music taking place all up and down the strip in various locations. You can also witness dance demonstrations, an Elvis impersonator, and take part in a dance party and contests. Some of the businesses along the strip will even be offering 1960's prices on select items.

    The celebration will end with an impressive fireworks display over the lake at Bagnell Dam. The Celebration II will be cruising out on the water during the fireworks.

    You can even try to win the $100 prize in the "Celebrating 50 Years Selfie Contest." Take a selfie at one of the designated landmarks in Lake Ozark and use the hashtag #HappyBirthdayLakeOzark. The selfie with the most Facebook likes will be declared the winner. You can find even more details about the entire event at www.VisitBagnellDam.com.    

    photo from Funlake.com 
    This is always a fun area to explore, but this weekend will be extra-special. Make sure to clear out a spot during all of the excitement to visit our lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. We'll have Happy Hour going on Friday from 3-7 pm, and Michael V. will be performing with his band in the bar area. A perfect pit stop before you head on over to Hot Summer Nights. 

    JB Hook's will be open on Saturday at 11 am. Join us for lunch before the celebration or come back for dinner before the fireworks start. We'll wish Lake Ozark a great big "Happy Birthday" together. 


    The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

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    Friday, August 5, 2016

    Celebrate National Oyster Day at JB Hook's

    Friday, August 5, 2016 is celebrated across the country as National Oyster Day. This delicious food is a favorite at JB Hook's. It is both tasty and nutritious, so the best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks simply had to add some to our menu. 



    A classic dish

    Oysters have been a delectable dish since prehistoric times. They've been around for over 180 millions years! Originally, they were an inexpensive food to purchase, so they were considered a "working class" meal. The oyster beds began running low over time due to the high demand. Once they were scarce and harder to come by, the price jumped up and they turned into a more expensive delicacy.


    Similar, yet different

    You can find over 100 species of true oysters all over the world, and they take on the characteristics of the water where they live. Even though they may look very similar, the taste of two like oysters can vary greatly from mild and salty to creamy and sweet, depending on where they were raised. 


    Don't expect to find a pearl

    Pearls do come from oysters, but it is unlikely that you will find one on your dinner plate. A pearl is made when an object that doesn't belong there makes its way into the oyster. Over years, that object is covered in layers of nacre (mother of pearl), eventually turning into the popular gem. This can occur naturally, but usually it is forced to happen by pearl farmers. 

    Great tasting, and good for you

    This shellfish is one of the most nutrient-packed foods there is. As an added bonus, it's also one of the lowest calorie foods per serving size. Oysters are rich in Vitamins A, C, D, and B-12, plus protein, iron, and zinc. Those nutrients are wonderful for sharpening memory skills, boosting energy, increasing blood flow, and improving the immune system. They are also rich in amino acids which trigger increased levels of sex hormones, which is one reason it is considered an aphrodisiac.  


    Oysters at JB Hook's

    We offer a couple of different ways to enjoy oysters at our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant. You never know if our chef will feel like throwing a few into the daily special too. 

    Oysters on the Half Shell
    These east coast succulent oysters are served with cocktail sauce and horseradish.

    Oysters Rockefeller
    Four large oysters stuffed with spinach, bacon & onions, then finished with Hollandaise.


    You should join us this weekend to celebrate National Oyster Day, although we will gladly serve up this amazing food to you any day of the week that you are in the mood for it. JB Hook's always has the freshest, most delicious seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are thrilled to be able to offer it to you.


    The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

    Visit us at JBHooks.com
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    2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
    Lake Ozark, MO 65049
    (573) 365-3255