Showing posts from August, 2017

Lots of Amazing Things in Store at JB Hook's This Labor Day Weekend!

What are you doing this Labor Day Weekend? If you haven't made plans yet, a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks is always a great idea! While you're enjoying your 3-day weekend at the Lake, make sure that you spend some of it at the best find dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks . There are lots of reasons that JB Hook's is a perfect place to visit during the holiday, and here are a few or them.  Tons of Fireworks! We don't personally set off fireworks for Labor Day weekend, but with a 14-mile panoramic view of the lake from every seat in our restaurant, we don't have to! There will be lots of fireworks displays happening all over the lake area Friday-Sunday. (You can find a list of some at .) In addition to the businesses putting on shows, lots of locals set off amazing displays of their own too.  JB Hook's has floor-to-ceiling windows in our main dining room for a beautiful, uninterrupted view of the lake. Our Garden Room features la

Shootout on the Strip This Wednesday, August 23

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout brings thousands of spectators to the lake area every year to enjoy some of the fastest boats compete for the title of "Top Gun." The races themselves take place over the weekend, on Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27. There are lots of other exciting events happening all week long prior to the races, and one of those is happening just up the street from your favorite seafood & steak restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks !  Shootout on the Strip August 23, 2017 - 5-10 pm JB Hook's is excited that we get to be close to at least some of the Shootout action this year! Everyone in town for the races will get the chance to see what this side of town has to offer, and a visit to our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant will be one of the highlights! The Shootout on the Strip takes place on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip. Racing boats will be lined up on the street, and the road will be blocked off so that you are free to

A Lesson in Wine - A Few Popular Varieties

It only makes sense that the best fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has an extensive wine selection. There is something special about finding the perfect wine to compliment and enhance the flavors of your meal.  JB Hook's has an extensive wine list that is sure to have something to please everyone. It even includes Signature Wines created specifically for us by Shawnee Bluff Winery & Vineyards!  There are so many choices, it can be intimidating for someone that is just beginning to learn about the different types of wines.  The following introduction to some of the most popular varieties may help your decision, and our servers are always happy to make suggestions when you order. -WHITE WINES- Chardonnay - Quite possibly the most popular white wine, it is an excellent choice to enjoy with fish and chicken dishes. It tends to have a velvety taste, wide-bodied and dry, with rich citrus flavors.   Pinot Grigio - A zesty, refreshing, light-bodied wine.

The Best Steaks at the Lake of the Ozarks

Every year on August 13, an incredible cut of steak gets its very own special day - National Filet Mignon Day! This gives you an added reason, besides the amazing taste, to pay a visit to the best steak and seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks . You will find the juiciest Filet Mignon on the dinner menu at JB Hook's , plus lots of other savory steak choices throughout the rest of the menu.  Filet Mignon   Beef is made up of many different cuts of meat. The tenderloin that a Filet Mignon is taken from is the most tender cut that seems to melt in your mouth with every bite. You might be interested to know a few fun facts about this particular cut of meat. In French, Filet Mignon means "cute fillet" or "dainty fillet."    Filet Mignon is always beef in America, but in France, it can also refer to pork. The term "Filet Mignon" was first used in William Sydney Porter's 1906 book of short stories titled "The Four Million.&quo

Celebrate National Oyster Day With These Fun Facts

Saturday, August 5 is National Oyster Day! This delicious food is a favorite at our Lake of the Ozarks seafood restaurant. It's both tasty and full of nutrients, so who doesn't love that?! You know you love oysters from the best seafood restaurant from the Lake of the Ozarks, but how much do you know about them? Here are a few fun facts about oysters you may not have known about to celebrate National Oyster Day. - They're amazing filters.  Every day, an oyster can filter 50 gallons of water and a healthy one-acre reef, which is about 24 million gallons, which is enough to fill 36 Olympic sized swimming pools. The oyster will draw water in over its gills using tiny hairs. Plankton and particles in the water are trapped in mucus in the gill then transported to the oyster's mouth. They remove excess sediment, nutrients and algae from the water and keeps it in good shape for other marine life. - Some oysters are meatier than others. Oysters tend to be meatier in mont