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A Fantastically Delicious Cut of Steak - the Prime Rib

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National Prime Rib Day is observed every year on April 27. Here at the best steak & seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, every day can be Prime Rib Day when you join us for dinner! Prime rib is one of the many succulent steaks that we serve daily, and in honor of this marvelous meat, we've gathered a few interesting facts about it to share with you. 


Prime rib is sometimes referred to as the "King of Meats." One taste makes it incredibly clear as to why that is. It is also known as a "standing rib roast." The reason for this is because it is actually roasted in a standing position. The name prime rib refers to the origin of the cut, not the USDA grade. There are 8 primal cuts of beef, and prime rib is one of them.  It is cut from the area behind the shoulder but above the lower back, which is where you will find some of the most tender meat.The cut is made of 2-7 ribs, taken from between ribs 6-12. A rib eye roast is a boneless prime rib, but it mus…

5 Reasons to Vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks

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A vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks is full of excitement, nature, incredible food, fun events, and so much more. A trip to the lake area is sure to result in a multitude of happy memories to take home with you afterward, as well as the desire to come back again. In case you have not had the pleasure of taking a trip to this gem in the Midwest yet, JB Hook's has 5 excellent reasons why you should do so soon. 


Fun on the Water
Perhaps the biggest attraction, literally, is the gorgeous Lake of the Ozarks itself. It covers 54,000 acres, has 1,150 miles of shoreline, and is 92 long miles from end to end. 

The lake offers all kinds of exciting possibilities for fun activities on the water, such as boating, jet skiing, water skiing, tubing, swimming, and more. All of that shoreline gives a person many chances to appreciate the serene beauty from a dock, beach, or lake view building too. (Like JB Hook's!)     


Outstanding Dining
The lake area includes a vast array of outstanding dining o…

JB Hook's is the Perfect Place For Your Next Special Event

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Spring is here and summer is right behind it. Both seasons are excellent times to reconnect with family and friends, and our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant is the perfect place to get together with everyone. We have two beautiful private event spaces in addition to our wonderful bar area and lake view dining room. The next time you are planning a special gathering, invite everyone to join you at JB Hook's!   


Great Reasons to Host an Event
No matter what time of year you want to throw a party or celebration, you will find the best private event space at the Lake of the Ozarks inside JB Hook's. This spring you may have a graduate that needs to be celebrated, summer is the perfect time for a family reunion, and once fall and winter roll around, it's time to start planning holiday parties. 

JB Hook's is also a fantastic place to host business meetings, making a company event feel a little less like "work" and a lot more like "fun." Here are a few more exam…

The Happiest Hours Happen at JB Hook's!

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The best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks takes place in the bar area of JB Hook's. It includes excellent drink specials, as you'd expect, and a LOT more. You also have the chance to enjoy incredibly talented musicians, a great group of people to meet, and delicious appetizers that are half their regular price! What more could you ask for?



JB Hook's Happy Hour
Our Happy Hour days and times change slightly seasonally, so depending on what time of year you'll be joining us, you may want to check the website for current times before you come in. Right now and for the next month or two, our Happy Hour specials are available in the bar area every Monday-Friday from 3-8 pm and all day on Sundays.

To raise your spirits and quench your thirst, we offer amazing drink specials. These are extended to our well drinks and house wines, including our famous homemade red and white Sangrias.  


Half-Price Appetizers
More than likely you'll want a bite to eat to go along with those re…

Steak For Dinner? Yes Please!

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Our Lake of the Ozarks steak and seafood restaurant has perfected many different recipes for a wide variety of delicious foods. One of the things that JB Hook's is best known for is serving up the most mouthwatering steaks in the area. Every steak we serve is hand-carved, USDA choice or above, and aged a minimum of 21 days. Today's blog is dedicated to the marvelous steak options we have for you. 

Why Eat Red Meat? While some may try to discourage you from eating red meat, it does have a place in a healthy diet. Steak contains many beneficial nutrients that are good for you. It is a wonderful source of protein, provides heme iron, which is easily absorbed by the body, and it's very high in B12. The best part, of course, is that it tastes amazing, especially the ways we serve it at JB Hook's! Paired with the perfect side dish, it's a meal well worth enjoying.  

JB Hook's Steak Menu Savory steak can be found throughout all of our menus. The following menu items are f…

Springtime at JB Hook's at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018, marks the first day of spring! Even though JB Hook's is open year-round, this season is special because it brings with it the chance to get back outdoors and enjoy nature while also enjoying your savory seafood and steak meals! The weather may still bring us a day or two of cold weather, but soon you will once again be able to utilize the outdoor patio at the Lake of the Ozarks' best steak and seafood restaurant. Are you as excited as we are?   


Patio Weather
Spring weather allows us to open our outdoor patio up once again. From that patio, you get a breathtaking, 14-mile panoramic view of the Lake of the Ozarks. You can enjoy a relaxing lunch or pre-dinner cocktails outside overlooking that amazing view. 

Spring also brings the beginning of boating season, so there will be plenty of lake traffic to watch cruising by while you relax outside. It seems like after St. Patrick's Day, the lake area stretches, takes a great big yawn, and wakes up for anothe…

The History of the Bloody Mary Cocktail

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One extremely popular cocktail (that we just so happen to be serving for only $3 on St. Patrick's Day this year at JB Hook's) is the Bloody Mary. In addition to vodka, it's full of veggies and tastes great with any meal, especially brunch. Our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant got a bit curious about the origin of this classic cocktail, and here is what we discovered. 


Bloody Mary History
As with most popular food and beverage creations, more than one person has tried to lay claim to inventing the Bloody Mary. One of these tales may be true, or quite possibly a mixture of all of them tells the real tale. 

The first story says that Fernand Petiot came up with the recipe in 1921. He was working at a bar in Paris called the New York Bar, later to become Harry's New York Bar, which was frequently visited by American expatriates, including Ernest Hemingway. It was also a popular spot for Russians that had escaped the Russian Revolution. This bar was known for creating …

Don't Miss the Annual Lake of the Ozarks St. Patrick's Day Party at JB Hook's

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The Lake of the Ozarks St. Patrick's Day Parade is always a popular event for people of all ages, and the very best place to watch it is in front of JB Hook's. That way, you can quickly get to the best St. Patrick's Day party at the Lake of the Ozarks once the parade is over, which just so happens to be right inside JB Hook's! Join all of our other guests and make this party an annual holiday tradition. 


Festive Food & Drink Specials
We've been hosting our St. Patrick's Day celebration since about 1996. The parade passes in front of JB Hook's, so it's easy for everyone to gather together in or near our parking lot for that, and then come on inside to continue the fun. This year's parade is beginning a little later than usual, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 17, 2018, so you should be good and hungry once it's over!

To cure that hunger, we'll be serving up a scrumptious Corned Beef and Cabbage Buffet beginning at 1:30 pm. The buffet is free to…

Wine & Dinner Pairings at JB Hook's

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When sitting down to a gourmet meal at the Lake of the Ozarks, there's only one thing that can seal the deal. A delicious glass of wine that is perfectly paired with your meal can take any choice from delicious to mouthwatering! At JB Hook's, we not only have a 5-star menu at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we have an extensive wine menu to choose from as well. Here are a few pairing suggestions to get the weekend started!


The Manhattan - Electra Moscato "California"This pan seared pangasius filet is topped with sundried tomatoes, red onion, and fresh basil, while bathed in a sweet vermouth cream sauce. We think you would love to pair this dish with our Electra Moscato, "California." It's delicately sweet, refreshingly crisp, and has a bouquet of flowers that will pair ever so faintly with the bold flavors in the dish. The taste of peach and melon at the end are also a fine finish!

Hook's Milan - Haras de Pirque Sauvignon Blanc "California"A mil…