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The Origin of the Delicious Moscow Mule

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There are many delicious cocktails available from the bar at our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant, and among these are a few different versions of the classic Moscow Mule. This popular drink has been around for quite a while, and we decided to look into its interesting history, and here is what we found out.  


The American Mule? 
Although most commonly known as the "Moscow" Mule, this tasty cocktail did not originate in Russia. As a matter of fact, it was created right here in the United States, and it most likely got its name due to Russia often being associated with its main ingredient - vodka. 

John G. Martin of G.F. Heublien Brothers out of Hartford, Connecticut decided to buy the Smirnoff vodka company in 1939. Much to his despair, he soon found out that Americans were not terribly fond of vodka, making it an extremely difficult product to sell. 

Martin got together with Jack Morgan, the owner of the Cock 'n' Bull Pub in Los Angeles, and discovered that Mor…

Our Amazing Ocean & Freshwater Fish Dinners

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We're rounding out our National Seafood Month blog series with a look at the best seafood dinners at the Lake of the Ozarks. You'll find savory seafood options throughout JB Hook's dinner menu, including our steak and pasta options, but today we are focusing on the dishes that use our amazing ocean and freshwater seafood as the star of the show. 


We begin serving dinner at 5:00 pm, 7 days a week. Every seat in the main dining room has access to that unbelievable 14-mile panoramic view of the Lake of the Ozarks, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful sunset with your meal when you time it right. Reservations aren't required, but they are suggested, and you can make them directly from the JB Hook's website online or by calling us at 573-365-3255.

OCEAN & FRESHWATER FISH MENU 

Australian Lobster Tail
A one pound North Australian lobster tail.

Hook's Stuffed Lobster Tail
Our signature one-pound Australian Lobster tail stuffed with Alaskan King Crab, fresh herbs, and panko…

Seafood For Lunch... What A Great Idea!

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Our National Seafood Month feature continues this week with more of the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks. This blog is all about our delicious seafood options from the lunch menu. Everyone knows that JB Hook's has amazing dinners, but our lunch menu is very impressive too. 


The Shrimp & Oyster Bar menu items that we featured last week are available during lunchtime, which takes place between 11 am - 4 pm daily. You may dine in our bar area, the beautiful Sunset Room, or on the patio when it's nice outside.   

SALADS
We've got 6 incredible salads on our lunch menu, each full of fresh vegetables and other tasty ingredients. They don't begin as a seafood dish, but you are invited to add Shrimp, Grouper, Salmon, Mahi-Mahi, or Ahi Tuna to any one of them. 

SOUP
We serve a Soup Du Jour available that some days contains seafood, but our Salmon Bisque will definitely be on the menu any day that you come in. It contains tender bits of salmon and red onion pureed in a rich …

Our Shrimp & Oyster Bar and Happy Hour Seafood Dishes

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October is National Seafood Month, which is an excellent time for us since we happen to serve the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our menu is full of delicious seafood items to choose from. In honor of this wonderful month, our next few blogs will highlight the different sections of the JB Hook's menu featuring this tasty food. Today is all about our incredible Shrimp & Oyster Bar, plus our amazing half-price Happy Hour seafood dishes.   



SHRIMP & OYSTER BAR
This section of the menu offers succulent dishes featuring shrimp, oysters, and mussels. In addition to being delicious, these seafood items have many wonderful health benefits for your body. 

Shrimp are low in calories, rich in protein, and provide many key nutrients, which include selenium, Vitamin B12, phosphorus, choline, copper, and iodine. Oysters are low in calories and fat, are also a good source of protein, and give you essential nutrients like Vitamins A, E, B12, and C, plus zinc, iron, calcium, and sele…