Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Lunch at JB Hook's Part 1 - Our Salads, Soups, and Appetizers

You don't have to wait until dinnertime to enjoy an amazing meal at JB Hook's. We also serve the best lunch menu at the Lake of the Ozarks 7 days a week from 11 am - 4 pm in the Sunset Room, the bar area, and during warm weather, on our outdoor patio. 

You'll find an extensive selection of a wonderful variety of dishes on our regular lunch menu, plus we offer a lunch special daily. As a matter of fact, there is so much to choose from when you come in for lunch at JB Hook's, we've divided it between 2 blogs! Next week will feature our entrees and the Shrimp and Oyster Bar. Today is all about our incredible soups, salads, and appetizers.   


All of our soups and lunch salads are served with Lavosh crackers and smoked tomato fresh basil cream cheese. The salad add-ons listed below can be added to any of our salads, and all soups are available in either a cup or a bowl. 

BLT Wedge Salad
2 quarter heads of lettuce topped with bleu cheese dressing, bleu cheese crumbles, applewood smoked bacon, and tomatoes.

Greek Salad
Romaine lettuce tossed in balsamic vinaigrette and topped with tomato, red onion, kalamata olives, and feta cheese.

Gregory's Salad
Romaine and iceberg lettuce tossed with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, pepperoncinis, red pepper, red onion, provolone, parmesan cheese, and house dressing, topped with croutons.

Gregory's Cobb Salad

Romaine and iceburg lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon bits, hard boiled egg, and bleu cheese crumbles with our house dressing and diced grilled chicken.

Classic Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce tossed with traditional Caesar dressing and topped with shaved parmesan cheese and croutons.

Mayfair Salad
A succulent blend of vegetables and anchovies in creamy dressing served with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, and croutons.

Salad Add-ons:

  • Chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Steak Bites
  • Grouper
  • Salmon
  • Mahi- Mahi
  • Ahi Tuna

Soup of the Day
Our chef creates a featured soup each day. Your server can tell you what that particular day's choice is.

French Onion
Caramelized onions in a housemade beef stock with bay leaves and a touch of sherry, topped with croutons and melted Swiss cheese.

Salmon Bisque
Tender bits of salmon and red onion pureed in a rich and creamy soup with a splash of Anisette.

Hook's Combo
Enjoy one of Hooks delicious salads, a cup of homemade soup, or a half size Pecan Pineapple Chicken Salad Sandwhich


The items on our lunch appetizer menu make a delicious beginning to any meal, and they are even excellent to dine on as your main dish. 

Hook's Famous Crunchy Fingers
Delicate, flaky, sustainable Pacific white fish rolled in frosted flakes, fried to a golden brown, and drizzled with honey. They are served with raspberry chipotle sauce.

Bam Bam Shrimp
Lightly battered shrimp served with a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce.

Cajun Style Calamari
Lightly dusted in flour and Cajun spices, flash fried, and served with a side of cocktail sauce.

Captain John's Crab Cakes
2 succulent lump crab cakes pan-fried and served with raspberry chipotle sauce.

Hook's Coconut Shrimp
4 large shrimp encrusted in coconut and deep fried golden brown, then served with Jezebel sauce.

Mesquite Smoked Wings
Smoked in house and served with a choice of sauces. These can be ordered by the dozen or half-dozen.

Stuffed Mushrooms
Large mushroom caps stuffed with spinach, lump crab, and herb cream cheese, baked to a golden brown.

Traditional Steak Bites
Filet mignon tips with red onions and peppers, marinated and grilled.

Smoked Trout
Rainbow trout, brined and mesquite smoked in house, served with dill caper sauce.

Crab Rangoon
Stuffed with crabmeat and seasoned cream cheese.

These menu items from our Lake of the Ozarks steak & seafood restaurant are just the beginning of your lunch choices! Next week's blog will continue this look at our lunch menu by featuring the midday entrees from JB Hook's, as well as our incredible Shrimp and Oyster Bar. If you can't wait until then, come on in and see the full menu in person! The kitchen opens at 11 am daily.  

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Shrimp - the Little Seafood with BIG Flavor

We are well-known for having the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's partially because of the extensive variety of dishes that we offer, but mostly because our chefs know exactly how to make it taste irresistible! One very popular seafood item at JB Hook's happens to be shrimp. We serve it as an appetizer, as a main dish, and even as an addition to some of our other steak and seafood menu items. 

Fun Facts About Shrimp
Here are a few interesting facts about shrimp that you probably don't know. They are very intriguing (and delicious) creatures. 

  • Shrimp are found widely around the world in both fresh and salt water. There are over 2,000 different species of this water-dwelling creature. 
  • Americans are big shrimp fans. We eat about 1 billion pounds of them every year!
  • Selenium is found in shrimp. That's an antioxidant mineral that has been found to fight the growth of cancer-causing free radicals.
  • Shrimp are omnivorous, meaning they are known to eat both plant and animal matter. Some even catch and eat small fish.
  • If someone asks you if you want "green" shrimp, that just means it is uncooked. (If it's actually the color green, don't eat that one!)
  • Most of the shrimp you find on your plate can easily be eaten in 1 or 2 bites. The longest shrimp ever found was around 16 inches long! That might take a few more. 
  • A shrimp's lifespan varies anywhere from about 1 year to just over 6 years. During that time, they go through 16 different stages of life!
  • Every single shrimp is born as a male, but ends their life as a female!

Shrimp Dishes at JB Hook's
Now that you know a few new fun facts about this particular crustacean, we'd like to tell you about the many scrumptious ways that we have for you to enjoy it for lunch, dinner, or Happy Hour at JB Hook's. The following dishes can be found throughout all of our different menus, including that fantastic Shrimp & Oyster Bar. 

Peel 'N Eat Shrimp
Served chilled over shaved ice with cocktail sauce & horseradish in a half-pound or full-pound order. 

Shrimp Cocktail
Served chilled in a martini glass with cocktail sauce and horseradish.

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
Sauteed with beer, garlic, and Cajun Spices.

Garlic Shrimp
Sauteed in butter, garlic, and white wine, then finished with a hint of lemon.

Fried Shrimp
Seven large shrimp breaded, fried, and served with cocktail sauce.

Seafood Salad Sliders
Tender bits of crab and shrimp tossed in a creamy dressing, served on Ciabatta with lettuce and tomato.

Bam Bam Shrimp
Lightly battered shrimp served with a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce.

Bam Bam Shrimp Wrap
Lightly battered shrimp, flash fried, rolled into a wrap with lettuce, tomato, and a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce.

Hook's Coconut Shrimp
Large shrimp encrusted with coconut and deep-fried golden brown, then served with Jezebel sauce. There are four in the appetizer and seven in the lunch or dinner portion.

The following dishes have added deliciousness with the addition of shrimp.

Steak and Shrimp
A 6-oz filet mignon and your choice of shrimp.

Steak Neptune
A 6-oz filet mignon topped with tender bits of lump crab and shrimp, finished with asparagus spears and béarnaise sauce.

Capellini Tutto Mare
Shrimp, clams, crab, scallops, mussels, and mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce. 

Hook's Stuffed Lobster Tail
Our signature one-pound Australian Lobster tail stuffed with Alaskan King Crab, fresh herbs, and panko breadcrumbs, oven broiled and served with pan seared day boat sea scallops and gulf shrimp in a classic scampi sauce.

Shrimp is also a delicious addition that can be added to salads, steaks, and more at our Lake of the Ozarks find dining restaurant. Come in soon and try one of the many mouthwatering shrimp options we have for you at JB Hook's. We bet you love them all!

The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

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2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 365-3255 

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks

Happy Hour is a wonderful time at the end of your workday to enjoy a bit of relaxation and friendly conversation. JB Hook's offers an incredible Happy Hour in our bar area that lasts much longer than just one hour, and this time of year we even extend it all day long on Sundays! In case you haven't had the chance to experience it yet, here are a few reasons why you will agree that we have the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks

Special Winter Hours
Our Happy Hour times change a bit seasonally, but this time of year we extend the time you can enjoy everything we offer a bit longer than usual. During late fall and all winter long, our Happy Hour is every Monday-Friday from 3 pm - 8 pm, and as we already mentioned, it's Happy Hour all day every Sunday starting at 11 am when we open for lunch.

Incredible Live Music
Our bar hosts the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks within our Happy Hour every Monday-Friday from 5:30-8:30 pm. (We have wonderful entertainers performing on Saturdays too, but no Happy Hour.) You can see a calendar with the scheduled live music on our website, or just come on in. No matter who is playing, it's going to be an amazing show! The remaining dates in December will feature Drew Stevens, Al Jolly, and Joe Farrell & the Continentals.   

Half-Price Appetizers
During our extended Happy Hour in the bar area, we have a large half-price appetizer selection. At the moment, there are 19 mouthwatering items on the menu, and there's a little something for everyone! Many are popular favorites, and you'll see a few new items recently added to this list too.  

  • French Dip Sliders
  • Seafood Salad Sliders
  • Hook's Cheeseburger Sliders
  • Hook's Famous Crunchy Grouper Fingers
  • Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
  • Pulled Pork Touille
  • Ahi Tuna Tacos
  • Hook's Beer Battered Onion Rings
  • Fried Green Beans
  • Bleu Cheese Chips
  • Smoked Salmon Baguettes
  • Pot Stickers
  • Crab Rangoons
  • Bam Bam Wrap
  • Irish Crostini
  • Fried Portabellas
  • Mesquite Chicken Satay
  • Hook's Coconut Shrimp
  • Smoked Tomato Cream Cheese with Lavosh Crackers

Great Drink Specials
To go along with those amazing appetizers, you can also get some excellent drink specials. Once again, there's a little something for everyone, because these specials extend to all of our well drinks and house wines. We even include JB Hook's famous homemade red and white Sangrias. The special recipe we've come up with keeps our guests coming back for more! 

Bring Your Friends & Meet New Ones
Since the JB Hook's Happy Hour is so popular, we have a large group of guests that we see on a regular basis. After you join us a time or two, you're bound to start seeing familiar faces and creating new friendships. Invite all of your current friends to join you too. They are bound to love this special time at our Lake of the Ozarks steak & seafood restaurant as much as you do. 

After a couple of cocktails and an appetizer or two, you may even want to head on over to the dining room for a delicious dinner to cap off the evening. If you haven't had the chance already, please come in soon and find out how much fun our incredible Happy Hour can be. 

The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

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2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 365-3255 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Rave Reviews for the Lake of the Ozarks' Best Restaurant - JB Hook's!

Reviews are a wonderful thing, especially when we get to read them about our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant. There are a lot of wonderful places to eat in the lake area, but it's reviews like these from the special guests we have served that keep bringing people here to JB Hook's again and again. Take a look at how some recent guests felt about their dining experience with us. 

"Finest dining on the lake. Excellent meal. Excellent service. Reliably A+"
-Cindy Lundh, Google review

"My wife and I ate there for lunch today and it was wonderful. The Ahi tuna was cooked to absolute perfection and the Bloody Mary’s were some of the best I have had. Taylor, our server was very attentive and friendly. Oh, did I forget to mention the million dollar view of the lake was absolutely beautiful."
-Vince Ninemire, Facebook review

"Had the salmon and coconut shrimp. Both were amazing. Probably the best salmon I've had. The sauce was out of this world. Shrimp was melt in your mouth. And the best part was our waiter, who had been there 19 years. Johnny was extremely helpful in our decisions. He was great to visit with as well. Maybe best waiter we've had."
-Carla P, Yelp review

"We go to JB Hooks once a year and each visit the service is outstanding with outstanding food. Best in the Lake Ozark area!"
-OpenTable review

"We came in for a nice dinner out with friends. Jake took excellent care of us - he was always available, attentive, and charming. The food was beyond reproach. Be sure to try the lobster tail and the Hook Milan."
-Meather M, TripAdvisor review

"Delicious food, wonderful chocolate martinis, beautiful views. Just a very nice place, dinner with friends or a romantic night out. Highly recommend this location!"
-Aimee Andrews, Google review

"Jake was a very attentive waiter at JB Hooks. He made sure all were adequately taken care of. His sense of humor added to the enjoyment of the evening. Needless to say, all the food that our group of 8 ordered was enjoyed."
-Susan H, Yelp review

"For this very special birthday celebration, we chose JB Hooks, our favorite restaurant, and asked for Rick Huntsman, our favorite server. The prime rib was superb! At the end of the meal, Rick presented our birthday celebrant with an exquisite creme brulee, served atop a platter with birthday greetings written in delicious raspberry sauce, topped off with a birthday candle. The evening was a resounding success, thanks to the chef and staff in the background and Rick and his charmingly efficient busser, Taylor, orchestrating the presentation and flow of food and drink at the table. Highly recommend for any meal, but most especially a special celebration. Be sure to ask for Rick; he pulls everything together seamlessly."
-OpenTable review

"Service was great - and entertaining. The salad and ahi tuna were fantastic. Thanks for a fun dinner Johnny Grist."
-Jackie N, TripAdvisor review

"Great view. I recommend getting there in time to see the sunset. The food was excellent and the staff was friendly and efficient."
-Janet Dillow, Google review

"Met some very dear friends at JB Hooks this afternoon! We had a great time and service was excellent! Our waitress AMBER was fanatic! Food was great, I had the Blackened Tilapia, it was very good!"
-Connie J, TripAdvisor review

"The food is amazing. Be sure to try the fried coconut shrimp. The restaurant has a bar side and a sit-down side. They are polar opposites and you can’t even hear how loud the bar is in the dining area."
-OpenTable review 

"Sat out on their deck for drinks and appetizers. Their famous crunchy fingers were delicious and very filling. Would definitely come here again."
-Morgan W, Yelp review

"Our favorite restaurant at the Lake.Our "go to" place for special occasions."
-Jake Drake, Facebook review

"We drove down from Kansas City to get away and celebrate my birthday. We always find time to eat at JB Hook's. Our server Jake was especially helpful picking out a wine for our taste and helping decide on dinner. The wine and food were great."
-Oscar R, TripAdvisor review

"Staff and service was amazing and the food was the best I have ever had. We will go back to Lake of the Ozarks again to eat at JB Hooks."
-Mark Chamblee, Google review

"Excellent food, views, music and especially service by our waitress, Kelly. Spectacular night. We will be back again and again!! The seafood is amazing!!"
-CAMonteer, TripAdvisor review

This is just a small sampling of the many favorable reviews for our steak and seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks that we discovered online. It means a great deal to us when a guest enjoys their JB Hook's experience enough to put it in writing for everyone to see. It also lets us know that we are definitely doing something right, and we will continue to go above and beyond for all of the wonderful people that come to dine with us. That's a promise!

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