Friday, September 30, 2016

Our Happy Hour is Bigger & Better Than Ever

Fall is when the days start getting shorter, but the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks gets bigger! The lake area gets a little bit quieter in the off-season, so JB Hook's offers you a little extra time to sit back, relax, and enjoy all that our Happy Hour has to offer. 

Extended Happy Hour
We have lengthened our weekly Happy Hour by one hour, and we've done even better on the weekends by hosting it all day on Sunday! Every Monday-Friday we'll offer our specials from 3-8 pm, and on Sundays you can enjoy Happy Hour in the bar area from 11 am - 8 pm. Just in case you haven't had the joy of experiencing these at JB Hook's before, here is what you can expect when you join us.

Drink Specials
Our talented bartenders are experts at creating the most amazing cocktails from our fully-stocked bar. During Happy Hour, you will get Buy-1-Get-1-Free specials on all of our well drinks, house wine, and our extremely popular Homemade Sangria. Both white and red Sangria are available, and our recipe is so very tasty, you are going to want to give them each a try.  

Half-Price Appetizers
We also have an incredibly talented kitchen staff that creates the most mouth-watering menu items that you have ever tasted. The Happy Hour appetizer menu is filled with big helpings of some delicious dishes, and they are all priced at 50% off. These include:  

  • Crunchy Grouper Fingers
  • Hook's Crunchy Grouper Sliders
  • Irish Crostinis
  • Crab Rangoon 
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Ahi Tuna Tacos
  • Fried Portabellas
  • Mesquite Chicken Satay
  • Hook's Cheeseburger Sliders
  • French Dip Sliders
  • Fried Green Beans 

Live Music 5 Days a Week 
The talent doesn't stop at our culinary and mixology skills. The extremely talented entertainers that perform in the bar area during Happy Hour Monday-Friday keep our customers' toes tapping and a big smile on their faces. 

A lake area favorite, Mike V., is here every Tuesday and Friday, and on Tuesdays he is joined by the amazing Joe Farrell. The rest of the week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, you can enjoy the musical stylings of the wonderful Jimmy K.

Join Us For Happy Hour 
There are six opportunities every single week for you to come in and experience the delicious drinks, fantastic food, and enjoyable atmosphere of the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's a wonderful way to make it through the work week, and on Sunday, unwind from an exciting weekend before heading back to another Monday. You are sure to make some new, lasting friends when you join us for Happy Hour at JB Hook's. We hope to see you at one very soon.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

What Are You Doing For Lunch? JB Hook's Has A Great Idea!

According to popular belief, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and people generally make a big deal about dinner too, but what about lunch? In our opinion, this midday meal is highly underrated. We offer the best lunch at the Lake of the Ozarks and an incredible view to enjoy it by. 

Those of us here at JB Hook's did a little digging, and we came up with a few interesting facts about this midday meal.  

  • Lunch was originally called "dinner," and dinner was referred to as "supper."
  • The word "lunch" is short for "luncheon" which is a meal typically eaten at midday. Those two words originated from the German "lunchentach."
  • Working through lunch can actually cause poor performance at your job, and often doesn't allow you to get your job done any sooner.
  • Leaving the office for lunch is a great way to break up the monotony and boost your energy for the other half of the day.
  • Skipping lunch is bad for your metabolism, can make you less productive, and stressed out.
  • We've been told that finishing your lunch with something sweet is a good way to fend off early afternoon cravings. (Our desserts are unbelievable!)  

We don't know why lunch tends to get overlooked, and often skipped altogether. JB Hook's loves lunch, and we've put together an amazing menu that will make you never want to miss it again. We open seven days at week at 11:00 am for lunch and serve it until 4:00 pm.  

Our salads and soups are served with Lavosh crackers and smoked tomato fresh basil cream cheese. Salad additions include: Ahi Tuna, Grouper, Salmon, Mahi-Mahi, Shrimp, or Chicken. 

Greek Salad

Romaine lettuce tossed in balsamic vinaigrette topped with red onion, Kalamata olives and feta cheese.

BLT Wedge Salad

A quarter of a head of iceberg lettuce topped with bleu cheese dressing and crumbles, tomatoes, and bacon.

Gregory's Salad

Romaine and iceberg lettuce tossed in house dressing, topped with hearts of palm, tomato, onion, croutons & Parmesan cheese.

Gregory's Cobb Salad
Romaine and iceberg lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon bits, hard boiled egg and bleu cheese crumbles with our Gregory style dressing and diced grilled chicken.

Caesar Salad

Romaine lettuce tossed in housemade traditional Caesar dressing, fresh shaved Parmesan and croutons.


French Onion
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

Tender smoked bits of North Atlantic Salmon in a rich and creamy broth.

Soup Du Jour

Entrees are served with your choice of sweet potato fries, french fries, homemade chips, coleslaw, or pasta salad. 

Hooks Housemade Angus Steakburger
1/2 pound grilled burger served on a bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. Additions available are: Bleu Cheese, Wisconsin Cheddar, Swiss, American, Pepperjack, Avocado Slices, Sauteed Mushrooms, Sauteed Onions, Applewood Smoked Bacon, or have your burger blackened.

Mahi Po Boy
Deep fried Mahi-Mahi served on a hoagie with lettuce, tomato & Hook's Signature Bam Bam sauce.

Sirloin Bleu

Six-ounce cut of sirloin charbroiled then topped with melted bleu cheese and Tobacco onions.

Bruce's Panama Wrap
Grilled chicken breast chopped fine and then tossed with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, bacon crumbles and our Greek dressing, served in a toasted wrap.

Fish & Chips

1/2-Lb of hand battered Cod filet fried to perfection and served with coleslaw & raspberry chipotle sauce.

Catfish & Chips
A generous portion of catfish served with coleslaw, jalapeno hush puppies & raspberry chipotle sauce.

Ahi Tuna

Fresh Ahi Tuna steak pan seared, blackened or grilled to your liking.

Fried Shrimp
7 Large shrimp fried to perfection. Served with cocktail sauce.

Bam Bam Shrimp Wrap
Lightly battered shrimp drizzled with a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce, wrapped in a flavored tortilla with lettuce and tomato.

Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Fried chicken strips tossed in our spicy buffalo sauce, in a flavored wrap with romaine lettuce, Colby Jack cheese, and ranch dressing.

French Dip

Shaved Certified Angus Beef Prime Rib with housemade au jus served on a hoagie.

Crunchy Grouper Sandwich

A Grouper filet rolled in frosted flakes, fried to a golden brown and drizzled with honey served with a side of JB Hooks' raspberry chipotle sauce.

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.

Grilled Chicken Club
Grilled chicken breast on wheatberry bread with lettuce, tomato,onions, avocado, Swiss cheese, applewood smoked bacon & honey mustard.

Hook's Coconut Shrimp
7 large shrimp encrusted in coconut and fried to perfection, served with Jezebel sauce.

Island Tilapia
Blackened Tilapia topped with mango chutney.

In addition to all of those delicious menu items, JB Hook's Shrimp & Oyster Bar is available, prepared while you watch in the bar area. We also offer an extensive Appetizer Menu during the lunch hours. Lunch overlaps a bit with our Happy Hours Monday-Friday and on Sunday, where 1/2-price appetizers and great drink specials are available. 

The next time you find yourself underwhelmed about what you will have for lunch, head on over to our Lake of the Ozarks seafood restaurant so that you can get excited about your midday meal. JB Hook's will make sure that your lunch is nothing short of amazing!   

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Friday, September 16, 2016

The Reviews Are In, & Diners LOVE JB Hook's!

When we claim to be the best fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you might think that we are just tooting our own horn. (We are a little biased... we love this place!) The best way for us to get the word out about JB Hook's in a way that people will really believe is through the opinions of people that have dined in our Lake of the Ozarks seafood and steak restaurant. 

Reviews are an excellent tool for customers to find businesses that they can trust. There are lots of sites online that are very careful about the reviews that they print, making sure that they are authentic before sharing them with the public. This gives the people writing the reviews the confidence to be honest, and those reading them the faith that they are real. Here are a few recent reviews about JB Hook's that our customers shared online.  

"Everything was perfect! I got the steak and shrimp dinner and I couldn't have asked for anything more delicious! The steak just melted in your mouth and the shrimp was perfectly breaded. Then after a fantastic dinner I had an even better dessert. It was a fantastic turtle cheesecake. It was light and creamy with pecans and chocolate drizzled on top. Although my favorite part of the whole experience was the view!
Destiny Acosta, Google review

"We had a delicious Greek salad and filets that were tender and juicy, perfectly cooked to order. This is our favorite restaurant at the lake and we look forward to going back soon.
JKBH, OpenTable review

"I haven't been to JB Hooks in about two years, but I found them to be just as good as I remember. My family had a beautiful view from a window seat, an excellent meal covering soups and salads (Greek and the Salmon Bisque), appetizers (try the cornflake encrusted grouper fingers with raspberry chipotle sauce - it's amazing), a main course (Grouper, Hooks Tournadoes, and Mahi Mahi), and dessert (molten chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream), as well as a few drinks. To top it all off, we had excellent service from Marty (ask for her, she's lovely) and the other staff. Having said all that, and I do recommend it, but it isn't inexpensive. Be prepared to spend a little more than you would at other places around the Lake. However, all things considered - the service, the quality of the food, the view, the ambiance, etc - I think it's worth it, and as such, I plan to return much sooner than in two years.
~ Ryan K, TripAdvisor review

"This place has fantastic food and views of the lake! We had the stuffed mushrooms, the grouper fingers (AMAZING!), and the mahi po boy; everything was awesome! We really enjoyed our mules (we tried 4 different ones, all quite delicious). We will be back next time we come to the lake!
Stacey O, Yelp review

"The French Onion Soup was fabulous - not to be missed. The appetizers were so large they could serve them as a main course. Our friendly waiter has been there for 27 years and attended our table well. Never have had a bad meal here. And the view.... what can I say... wonderful sunsets.
~ Lakelady, OpenTable review

"My fiancé and I went to JB hooks for a nice dinner and we got exactly that. The salmon was absolutely phenomenal! It was their special of the night. I just felt that it was so good I had to give this place 5 stars! Highly recommend the blackened salmon with honey butter and of course a bottle of wine 
Meghan S, Yelp review

"Fantastic lunch meeting thanks to the atmosphere of great service and our entreés professionally received from our friendly server Shannon. Thank you! Looking forward to our next luncheon at your restaurant.
~ A TripAdvisor Member, TripAdvisor review

"Fabulous food here!! We were in heaven! Steak and scallops that melt in your mouth! One of my fave places of all time! And the view!! Gorgeous over the lake!
~ Kelly Krambeck, Google review

"Delicious food and cocktails, great service, beautiful lake view, made reservations and we were seated within 5 minutes of arrival. One of my favorite restaurants!
MJLEVY, OpenTable review

"Recommended by a neighbor from the condo we are at for the week. Decided to try them out. No disappointment here. Excellent wait staff. Nicely appointed building with a beautiful view of the lake. All of our dishes were excellent. My wife and I had the Walleye. Good portion sized fillet and excellent sides. If back in the area this one will be a must redo.
~ Jerry B, Yelp review

"The location of this restaurant, high on an Ozark cliff overlooking the lake is enough to make you want to go there, but the food is an added treat!! The grouper fried with a corn flake batter scared me a little on the menu, but was absolutely delicious! And the crab cakes were divine!! The service was excellent and we will definitely stop here again!
~ Sugarbear 77, TripAdvisor review

We would love to thank everyone that has ever written a review about our Lake of the Ozarks seafood and steak restaurant for taking the time to share their opinion. The great reviews let us know that we are doing our jobs right, and the not-so-great reviews let us know where we should put more focus to improve our customers' experience. We highly suggest that you write a review of your own, and if your haven't been here yet, we look forward to providing you with a magnificent dining experience to write about at JB Hook's

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

2 "Salute to Veterans" Events This Weekend

The wonderful men and women that voluntarily defend our country and everything that it stands for are very important to us. JB Hook's is not alone in the pride we feel for these wonderful Americans. The lake area has a couple of family friendly events this weekend honoring our veterans. 

Hot Summer Nights - "Vettes For Veterans"
The final Hot Summer Nights for 2016 will be taking place this Friday, September 9, on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip, just up the road from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant. According to the event's Facebook page, there are already 76 Corvettes signed up to parade the strip, each carrying a veteran, and they expect to have more signed up before the weekend! This annual patriotic parade will begin at 6 pm, so you will want to make sure you have your spot to watch the parade well before that time. Flags will be passed out to onlookers to wave proudly during during the procession.

In addition to the incredible salute to the veterans, you can expect all of the classic fun and excitement that this monthly summer event brings along with it. Classic cars, live music, street performers, a dance party, and so much more. This is your last chance to enjoy Hot Summer Nights until 2017, so don't miss it! 

Lake of the Ozarks Air Show
The annual air show saluting our military at the Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport is happening this Saturday, September 10. (A rain date of Sunday, September 11 has been set up, but shouldn't be necessary this year.) The day will begin with a veterans breakfast between 7:30-9:30 am. Vendor booths at the air show will be open from 10 am - 4 pm, as well as many displays and a kid's zone. 

Following the opening ceremony at 10 am, there will be performances, presenting of the colors, and a Veterans Memorial Monument Dedication. Then, at 11 am, a wide variety of exciting acts, both in the air and on the ground, will take place all day long. There is even a Ping Pong Ball Drop for the kids to win big prizes. 

You may park at Camdenton High School and ride the free shuttle to the airport, or you can park at the airport for $10 per vehicle. No outside coolers, food, or beverages are allowed, but you are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to utilize while enjoying the show. 

Stop by JB Hook's
Our Lake of the Ozarks seafood restaurant is the perfect place to either make a pit stop before Hot Summer Nights or enjoy a nice dinner after the Lake of the Ozarks Air Show. Happy Hour will be going on Friday from 5:30-8 pm, and the Michael V. Band will be performing in the bar area. Dinner service begins nightly at JB Hook's at 5 pm. Perfect timing for an early dinner after a full day at the air show. We want to send a great big thank you out to all of our military, and we hope that everyone enjoys the wonderful events taking place this weekend. 

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Friday, September 2, 2016

It's Time to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the Lake

We think it's always an exciting time to be at the lake, but holiday weekends seem to make it even more special. Our Lake of the Ozarks lake view restaurant offers a spectacular place to watch all of the boat traffic traveling back and forth, and inside JB Hook's we've got plenty for you to enjoy too. 

This isn't something we have for you every day at JB Hook's, but on holiday weekends in the summer you can enjoy multiple fireworks displays from our 14-mile panoramic view. Many different displays are visible from the comfort of the bar and dining room. We make it extra special by dimming the lights so that you can see the show even better. No matter where you are seated in the restaurant, you will have a spectacular view. 

You can enjoy 3 of our incredible Happy Hours over the holiday weekend. Begin and end your Labor Day weekend with our weekday Happy Hour, which happens Monday through Friday from 3-7 pm, and we even throw in an extra one on Sunday for you from 2-6 pm. 

The best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Lake of the Ozarks features buy-1-get-1-free specials on our well drinks, house wines, and amazing homemade Sangria. In addition to that, our extensive selection of Happy Hour appetizers are half-price too. The Michael V. Band will be performing in the bar area from 5:30-8 pm on Friday night to really get your weekend off to a great start.

Delicious Food!
The best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks can be found on our lunch and dinner menus, as well as the most mouth-watering steaks. The dining room allows you an uninterrupted view of that gorgeous lake to enjoy while you eat, and our covered outdoor patio allows you to take in the beautiful weather. 

Lunch is available daily starting at 11 am, and dinner service begins at 5 pm nightly. You will be able to order from our Shrimp and Oyster Bar all day long, and we even feature a wonderful kids menu full of flavors that any child will love. 

Happy Labor Day Weekend!
If you are lucky enough to be at the lake over the holiday, you are in for a wonderful weekend. Adding JB Hook's to your list of things to do will make it the best holiday weekend ever! Walk-ins are welcome, but we do get especially busy over holidays. You can make a reservation online or give us a call at 573-365-3255. We look forward to serving you! 

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