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Hear From Customers about the Delicious Food and Incredible Views at JB Hook's!

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We love our guests, and we are always honored and appreciative to hear from you about your experience at JB Hook's. We pride ourselves on serving the best steaks and seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, and you are truly the best fans we could ask for.

Read on to learn more about our legendary food and service from our customers. Then come visit us this evening and try our happy hour specials for yourself! Our patio and piano bar are both open and serving up delicious food and drinks tonight. See you soon! 

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Our server was knowledgeable and patient with us while we visited before getting down to ordering.  Every item we ordered was Perfection and the lakeside seating was beautiful!!! 
~ Diane M. 

Our food was amazing. We come here as often as we can. But, every year for sure on our anniversary. 
We met the owners tonight. You, gentlemen, have a great establishment.  Also, our server/waitress (Rose) tonight was fantastic.  I …

JB Hook’s - How We Became the Best Fine Dining Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks

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With the best steaks and seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, JB Hook’s is an award-winning institution and a crowd favorite. It wasn’t always an easy road getting to where we are today. 
By adapting to change and persevering through crisis, owners John Lafata and Bruce Elliott created the JB Hook’s you know and love today. Our history is rich and inspiring, and we are grateful to be able to share our story with you.
Ownership The JB Hook’s location was originally owned by Dave and Phillis Marose in 1978 under the name Captain Hook’s. Then Dwayne and Donna Steele owned the location under the name Krazo’s for a time.

In 1995 John Lafata and Bruce Elliott opened the beloved JB Hook’s, combining their initials and hearkening back to the location’s roots. That year in February, the legend of JB Hook’s began.


Persevering Through Adversity Three months after opening, all seemed to be going well when disaster struck… Fire.

The blaze burned through JB Hook’s, destroying most of the buildi…

3 Ways Mussels and Clams Are Different

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Mussels and clams sometimes get mistaken for one another. Read on to learn more about what sets them apart and find out how you can enjoy both delicacies at JB Hook’s. Our legendary seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks is beyond compare!


Size and Shape Clams and mussels are both enclosed by shells with somewhat similar shapes. If someone looked closely, though, they would find that clams are more circular or oval, while mussels have a longer, thinner shape. Mussels are some of the smallest species of mollusks, typically measuring around two inches long. Clams can grow much larger. In fact, giant clams grow up to six feet in length. Can you imagine the pearl from a clam that big? One such pearl discovered in a giant clam weighed in at 14 pounds!

How They Behave in Their Environment Mussels, much like oysters, root to where they grow and prefer to remain in one place. They can live in both freshwater and saltwater. Clams can only live in freshwater, but they are also able to move about t…

Start Your Night with Amazing Appetizers at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Here at JB Hook’s, our chefs know how to take your dining experience to the next level with inventive, mouth-watering appetizers. With the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can’t go wrong with any of our selections. Read on to decide which dish you’re going to try tonight!


Hook’s Famous Crunchy Fingers Delicate, flaky, sustainable Pacific white fish rolled in frosted flakes, fried to a golden brown, and drizzled in honey.



Captain John’s Crab Cakes Two succulent lump crab cakes pan-fried served with raspberry chipotle sauce.



Mesquite Smoked Wings Smoked in house and served with choice of sauces.



Oysters Rockefeller Spinach, bacon, onion stuffed oysters topped with hollandaise.

Seared Ahi Tuna Ahi tuna encrusted with white and black sesame seeds lightly seared, thinly sliced, chilled and served with wasabi and Thai Chili sauce.



Traditional Steak Bites Filet Mignon tips with red onion and peppers, marinated and grilled.



Smoked Trout Rainbow trout, brined and mesquite smoked in hous…