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JB Hook's Surf 'N' Turf Menu - The Best of Both Worlds!

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When you dine at the best steak and seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, the toughest decision for you may be whether you should have a savory steak or a scrumptious seafood dish. The easiest way to break that tie is by choosing one of the magnificent menu items off of our JB Hook's Surf 'N' Turf menu. The best of both worlds, all on one plate!


The term "Surf 'N' Turf" seems to have been introduced in the 1960's. If you are unfamiliar with what that is, it's very simple. The "Surf" portion refers to our delicious seafood items that once lived life in the water. "Turf" is food that is generally classified as a grass-fed land animal, most typically steak. 
Put those two things together and the result is a delicious meal full of the best flavors imaginable, especially when it's coming out of our kitchen! Here are the different ways that we put the pair together at JB Hook's. 

SURF 'N' TURF MENU  All of our ste…

Looking For Valentine's Day Plans at the Lake of the Ozarks? We Can Help!

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It's less than a month away from Valentine's Day, and one of the most romantic things that you can do for someone is to plan ahead for celebrating together in a special way. Last minute plans work if you can get away with them, but why risk it? JB Hook's has a few reasons why you should bring your special someone to the lake, including our special romantic dinner at the Lake of the Ozarks.   



A Wintry Lake Vacation
The lake area is an exciting place to visit in the summer, but winter here has its own charms too. Possibly the best thing about taking a winter vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks is the fact that you will enjoy a much slower, more relaxed pace than what is available in the midst of the town's busiest season. Many of the area hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals offer better rates too. Even if you live in town, renting a place to spend Valentine's Evening could make for an incredibly romantic stay-cation.



A Romantic Dinner
Even though it's cold outside,…

The Intriguing History of JB Hook's

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January is a time to look ahead to a brand new year full of possibilities. It's also a wonderful time to take a look back at the things that have happened to get you where you are right now. We are very excited about the coming months for our Lake of the Ozarks steak and seafood restaurant, and we decided to take a look back of our own. JB Hook's has a very interesting history. 


Name Changes
The JB Hook's that you know today has seen quite a few changes happen all around the lake area, and we've also gone through many changes of our own. When this restaurant opened, it was originally called Captain Hook's. Later, that named was changed to Krazo's. 

John LaFata and Bruce Elliott reopened the restaurant under its current name of JB Hook's in February of 1995. Next month we'll be celebrating our 23rd year in business, nearly a quarter of a century!  

A Tragic Fire
It was a very exciting time, but unfortunately a few months in, there was a huge problem. Just 3 m…

Lunch at JB Hook's Part 2 - Our Entrees and the Shrimp and Oyster Bar

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JB Hook's in Lake Ozark has such an extensive lunch menu, we had to divide it into two different blogs! Last week we featured the salads, soups, and appetizers that you can order daily from 11 am - 4 pm at our Lake of the Ozarks lake view restaurant. Today we are highlighting our incredible lunch entrees and that amazing Shrimp & Oyster Bar. Get ready to get hungry! 

SHRIMP and OYSTER BAR
These items are prepared while you watch at our beautiful piano bar, but be warned, irresistible aromas are produced and waft throughout the room, making your mouth water in anticipation!

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

Peel 'N Eat Shrimp
Served chilled over shaved ice with cocktail sauce & horseradish, and available by the pound or half-pound. 

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



Steamed Little Neck Clams

Prince Edward Island clams steamed with white wine, butter, garlic, and lemon.

Garlic Shrimp
Sauteed in bu…