Wednesday, August 30, 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 www.Funlake.com.) 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 large picture windows, and the Sunset Room just off the bar is enclosed within 3 walls of glass. There's also the covered patio just off the bar overlooking that gorgeous water, so no matter where you're seated, the fireworks will be in full view. When it's time for the show, we will even dim the lights for an even more amazing sight. 


Fine Dining in a Casual Setting
We are proud to offer the best steak and seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as many other delicious dishes that are every bit as incredible. Our kitchen creates gourmet meals that please both your taste buds and your eyes. We don't expect you to get all dressed up to enjoy a meal with us, though. Come as you are! Casual attire is always welcome. Of course, it's also a romantic atmosphere for anyone wanting to get dressed up for a special night on the town. 

The restaurant opens daily from 11 am - 4 pm for lunch in our bar, Sunset Room and the patio, and dinner is served after 5 pm. Reservations aren't required, but they are always a good idea, especially on a holiday weekend. You can call us at 573-365-3255 or make a reservation online directly from our website. 


Happy Hour and Live Music
We'll be hosting extended Happy Hour in the bar area over the holiday weekend on Friday, Sunday, and Monday. Our bar is a great place to meet up with friends, or even make some new ones! We have an extensive HALF-PRICE appetizer menu available, and there are specials on well drinks, house wines, and our infamous Homemade Sangria. 

Our bar area is also home to some of the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks. The entertainment is between 5:30-8:30 pm, which partly falls within the Happy Hours listed above, and even on Saturday night too. During Labor Day weekend you can hear: 
  • Friday, 9/1: Joe Farrell & the Continentals 
  • Saturday, 9/2: Jimmy K.
  • Sunday, 9/3: Al Jolly
  • Monday, 9/4: Al Jolly 

There are many of reasons why you will enjoy a visit to our Lake of the Ozarks steak & seafood restaurant this Labor Day weekend. We are open year-round, so even after the holiday, JB Hook's will be here whenever you are in the mood for some delicious food, a relaxing drink, or some incredible music. We'd love to see you back again and again! 


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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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 roam and inspect those powerboats up close. The racers and their teams will be on hand too to answer any questions you may have. 


Join Us For Happy Hour
Before you head on over to the Shootout on the Strip, stop by JB Hook's for the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our hours change slightly depending on the season, but right now you can enjoy our Happy Hour from 3-7 pm every Sunday-Friday. We offer a large selection of delicious half-price appetizers, plus great drink specials on house wines, our extremely popular Homemade Sangria, and well drinks. 

We've always got some amazing live music lined up for you in the bar area from 5:30-8:30 pm. All Jolly will be here on Wednesday night, so make sure you plan time into your trip to the Shootout on the Strip so that you can hear some of Al's awesome performance. 


Come Back For Dinner
If you'd rather head to the strip first, we'll be here waiting to serve you an amazing dinner when you're done! Our world-class steak and seafood menu is an excellent way to end any day. No matter what you're hungry for, you are sure to find something on our extensive gourmet menu to satisfy any hunger. By the way, casual attire is perfectly fine, so no need to get all dressed up, just come as you are. We're thrilled to have you! Our kids' menu is incredible too, so bring the whole family along.   


Have Lunch This Week   
For those of you that are spending the entire week at the lake to attend as many of the Shootout events as possible, you can also joins us daily for lunch beginning at 11:00 am. The menu is slightly different than our dinner fare, but still just as delicious, including amazing seafood dishes and gourmet sandwiches and salads. Each day we feature a new lunch special, as well as a burger of the day.    


We hope that all of you enjoy this week full of events leading up to the always exciting Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. Come on by JB Hook's this Wednesday on your way to or from the Shootout on the Strip, and come back again any time you are on our side of the lake. Once you get a taste of the best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll keep finding excuses to get over here! 

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Friday, August 18, 2017

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. It generally is dry and crisp with a punchy acidity and may contain flavors of lemons, limes, green apples, and honeysuckle. 

Sauvignon Blanc - It has herbal characteristics and has been classified as "grassy" and often features tropical fruit flavors, sometimes with a crisp pucker. This is a wonderful wine to pair with seafood, poultry, and salads.     

Reisling - A refreshing and usually sweet wine with intense fruit flavors, such as apple, apricot, peach, and pear. It is much lighter than a Chardonnay. These pair well with fish, chicken, and pork dishes.   

Moscato - Sweet and easy to drink, it is often classified as a dessert wine. Flavors of peach, nectarine, and orange are often present. 


-RED WINES-

Cabernet Sauvignon - This full-bodied wine with herbal notes tastes better when paired with a meal, and it goes particularly well with red meat. The older the wine, the richer the flavor.   

Merlot - It is known for being soft, ripe, elegant, and quite easy to drink. It pairs beautifully with just about any dish, and also tastes wonderful on its own. Black-cherry and herbal flavors are typical, and sometimes spiced flavors are present with notes of chocolate.   

Pinot Noir - This red is delicate, fresh, and tastes excellent paired with grilled salmon and chicken, but it works well with most other foods too. You will find fruity aromas and often earthy notes. 

Zinfandel - Usually zesty in flavor, this wine can range from medium to full-bodied, and from dry to off-dry. 

The descriptions above are very general, because depending on what region a particular type of wine comes from, the flavor will vary. The longer you taste different wines, the more you will be able to pick out distinct flavors and choose which are most pleasant to you. 


Our Lake of the Ozarks seafood and steak restaurant is a wonderful place to try all kinds of different types of wines. Our wine list is extensive, and there's sure to be a few on there that you will absolutely love. If you visit JB Hook's during Happy Hour, we offer special prices on our house wines, as well as our famous homemade Sangria. Be a little daring the next time you dine with us and try something new. You just might love it! 

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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."   
  • Restaurants in the U.S.A. have been putting this delicious dish on their menus since 1898. 

Savory Steaks at JB Hook's 
You will find Filet Mignon at the top of our Hook's Signature Steaks & Surf 'N' Turf section of the menu, along with many steak choices that are equally as delicious. Steak dishes can also be found within our appetizer menu, pasta selections, and on the lunch menu as its own dish or as a salad add-on. 

Filet Mignon
Beer tenderloin filet topped with maître d' butter. Available in a 6-oz. or 8-oz. cut. 

Steak Neptune
6-oz. Filet Mignon topped with tender bits of lump crab and shrimp. It's finished with asparagus spears and Bearnaise sauce.

Steak and Shrimp

6-oz. Filet Mignon and your choice of shrimp.

Steak and Australian Lobster Tail
One pound of North Australian lobster tail served with a 6-oz. Filet Mignon.



Prime Rib
Seasoned prime rib roast served traditional, charbroiled, or blackened. It can be served as a regular cut or extra cut.

KC Strip
Strip loin topped with maître d' butter.

Steak Woodrow
A 6-oz. filet, pepper encrusted and topped with caramelized red onion and bacon, then finished with Hollandaise.

Hook's Tournados
Two 3-oz. tenderloin medallions charbroiled and finished with sauteed mushrooms, lump crab, and bearnaise.


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

Traditional Steak Bites (Appetizer)
Filet Mignon tips with red onion and peppers, marinated and grilled.

Sirloin Bleu(Lunch)
6-oz. cut sirloin, charbroiled then topped with melted bleu cheese and tobacco onions.

Black 'N Bleu (Pasta)
Beef tenderloin tips blackened and served over fettuccine topped with bleu cheese.


Now that we've got you good and hungry, make plans to visit the best steak restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks soon and order a mouthwatering steak of your own. Our chefs are experts at cooking steak, as well as amazing seafood dishes that will keep you coming back again and again for JB Hook's legendary steaks & seafood! 

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Friday, August 4, 2017

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 months that have an R in their names. This is why some people call them "arsters." But don't think you can't enjoy a good meaty oyster this August! At JB Hook's, you can always enjoy a delicious oyster on the half shell.

- They're good for you! Oysters are high in zinc, which is great for your immune system. They're also a good source of calcium, vitamin C, omega 2 fatty acids, iron and protein. If that wasn't enough, they're also low in cholesterol. If you eat four oysters, it gives you a complete daily supply of copper, iodine, iron, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. Oysters are rich in other vitamins besides C, including A, D, and B-12, which is known to help people lose weight and sharpen their memory.

- Oysters from different areas tend to taste differently. Oysters typically take on the flavor of water where they're grown. East coast oysters tend to be saltier and brinier while west coast oysters tend to be a little sweeter. It's a concept known as "merroir." A number of environmental characteristics can influence their flavor like minerals in the growing area, the amount of seaweed nearby or even the type of algae they're filtering.

- They're great neighbors. Baby oysters are called 'spat' attach themselves to a hard material, like another oyster's shell as they grow. They form beds or reefs that provide an important habitat for fish and other sea creatures, including sea anemones and barnacles, which in turn provide food for bigger fish, such as striped bass, black drum and croaker. Their filter water is great for creating seagrass, which other species use for feeding and breeding grounds.


Join JB Hook's this weekend to celebrate National Oyster Day, however, we'll gladly serve up this amazing food any day of the week that you are in the mood for it. JB Hook always has the freshest, most delicious seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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