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Steak For Dinner? Yes Please! (Have It For Lunch Too)

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Our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious menu items but we're probably best known for our legendary seafood and steak entrees. In today's blog, we're going to take a closer look at the mouthwatering steak dishes featured on our dinner menu. (Plus, our Surf 'N' Turf dishes which offer you the best of both worlds!)  You don't even have to wait for dinner to enjoy a juicy steak at JB Hook's because you'll also find a few savory steak choices on our lunch menu as well.


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 when it's one of the best steaks at the Lake of the Ozarks from JB Hook's! Paired…

The 2019 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout - Fun On (& Off) the Water!

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It's time once again for thousands of spectators to flock to the lake area for an exciting annual event - the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout! The main event is the timed races but there are also quite a few exciting activities to attend leading up to race weekend.

One of those events takes place on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip, just up the road from our seafood & steak restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Today JB Hook's has the details about the Shootout on the Strip so you can start making plans to take part in the fun.

Shootout On The Strip
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The Shootout on the Strip Meet and Greet is a family-fun event that is enjoyed by people of every age. Many of the boats that will be racing in the Shootout will be parked on the Bagnell Dam Strip from 5:00-10:00 pm so you can get an up-close look at these magnificent machines. You'll also be able to meet the teams behind these boats.

Boats will begin lining up along Highway 242 at 2:00 pm and then carava…

Let JB Hook's Host Your Next Private Event at the Lake of the Ozarks

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In addition to a wonderful restaurant and bar, JB Hook's has always been an excellent private event venue at the Lake of the Ozarks for hosting all of the special events in your life. Now we've got more room to host you than ever! In addition to the public dining areas open daily, there are 3 spacious rooms that may be rented out for all types of private gatherings.


The East Wing Windows
Since we now have the brand new West Wing open for dinner nightly at our fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, the former main dining room is available for private events. Along with its breathtaking 14-mile panoramic lake view, there is plenty of room to host a lot of guests for all sorts of special occasions. Seating can be arranged in a variety of ways to accommodate your event.


The Garden Room
Our lovely Garden Room sits between the original dining room and the West Wing. It hosts that same spectacular lake view (as does every room in the restaurant!) plus a gorgeous mural of our…

Delicously Fun Facts for National Oyster Day

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Coming up soon (on August 5 to be exact) is a holiday celebrating a delicious type of seafood that we proudly serve at JB Hook's - National Oyster Day. Oysters are full of fantastic flavor and healthy nutrients. Our Lake of the Ozarks seafood restaurant found a few fun facts that make them extremely interesting as well.


Oysters at JB Hook's 
They say "the world is your oyster" but since we serve the freshest and best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, in this case, the oyster can be your world! Here are a couple of ways we offer oysters at JB Hook's.

Oysters on the Half Shell 
Our Shrimp & Oyster Bar menu offers succulent Blue Point Oysters served with cocktail sauce and horseradish. You can order them either by the dozen or half-dozen. 

Oysters Rockefeller
You'll find this savory dish on our dinner menu under the appetizer section. These oysters are stuffed with spinach, bacon, and onion and topped with hollandaise sauce.


Oyster Fun Facts
While you're en…

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop - Family Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks

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JB Hook's is a part of a wonderful community where a lot of fun activities and events take place. When those things also raise money for deserving local organizations, that makes them even more special. Just up the road from our seafood & steak restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks an incredible family fun event is taking place soon - The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop on Saturday, August 3, 2019.


The Duck Drop
This wonderful annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks is celebrating its 11th year and offers fun for all ages. There is a golf tournament on Friday and a Family Fun Zone on Saturday along with the chance to watch thousands of rubber duckies "fly" from helicopters and out of pontoon boats into the Osage River below Bagnell Dam.

For just $5, you can "adopt" a rubber duckie or, better yet, support an entire flock of 6 for just $20 and increase your chances of winning the grand prize! All funds raised remain local and are distributed to non-profit organizati…

The Best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks - 7 Days a Week!

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We have hosted the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks for a very long time. It may be hard to believe but we've found a way to make it even better! Happy Hour now happens at JB Hook's 7 days a week and you've got 2 different bars to choose from!


Classic JB Hook's
Happy Hour in the original piano bar at our Lake of the Ozarks seafood & steak restaurant still features all of the wonderful specials you've come to know and love but we've increased your chances to enjoy it from 6 days a week to 7! Every single day, Monday-Sunday, you can take advantage of our special Happy Hour pricing on this side of the restaurant from 3:00-9:00 pm in the bar area, that lovely covered outdoor patio, and the Sunset Room.


Happy Hour on this side of JB Hook's includes drinks specials on select cocktails, wine, and beer. The piano bar also still features the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks every Monday-Saturday night, which conveniently occurs during Happy Hour…

Have You Seen the Brand New West Wing? Take a Look!

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Nearly a year ago we used our blog to tease some exciting news - A Bigger, Better JB Hook's! The much anticipated new addition of our fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is now open for business! Many of you have already stopped by to check it out. The peek we're giving you in today's blog is sure to entice the rest of you to come in soon and do the same.


The West Wing is OPEN!
Construction of the brand new West Wing of JB Hook's started a year ago in July 2018. Our very own, very talented Bruce Elliott designed the addition. You can now enjoy our gorgeous, spacious, and comfortable newest addition 7 days a week beginning at 4:00 pm. That is when the doors open for cocktails in the lounge and bar area as well as that beautiful new outdoor patio. Dinner service begins nightly at 5:00 pm.

Decades of Improvement
Bruce and John LaFata took over ownership of the original building in February 1995. Just a few months later in May of 1995, a fire ruined most of the …

Food, Fun, & Fireworks at the Lake of the Ozarks

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The 4th of July is coming to us on a Thursday this year, meaning many people will be cutting the work week short and celebrating over an extended weekend. Our lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect spot to spend a little bit (or even a lot) of your holiday vacation. From delicious food and drinks to an incredible view of many fireworks displays, JB Hook's is an excellent place to celebrate Independence Day. 


The View (& the Fireworks!)
Our Lake of the Ozarks seafood & steak restaurant boasts a gorgeous 14-mile panoramic view from every room. We are positioned perfectly to see many of the big fireworks displays taking place over the water from various locations. The shows will be impressive whether you are seated in our special event room, the main dining room, the piano bar, or on our covered outdoor patio.

When the fireworks begin, we love to turn down the lights in the restaurant so that the vibrant colors can be seen even better. This year many lo…