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Lake of the Ozarks: A Premier Vacation Destination

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Plan your next vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks! The Lake is full of excitement, nature, incredible food, fun events, and so much more. ith so many options to choose from, you may just have to make a habit of visiting the Lake of the Ozarks several times each year! JB Hook's has been a fixture at the Lake for over 25 years, and we have compiled a list of great reasons to spend your next vacation at the #1 recreation lake in the United States. Read on to learn more!

Beautiful Landscapes
From any way you view it, the Lake of the Ozarks is a gorgeous place to be. Many of the restaurants and resorts build their businesses around the ability to gaze out over the water and enjoy stunning sunsets that can take your breath away. The Lake of the Ozarks State Park offers several spaces for camping, two fun beaches, boat ramps, nature trails, and picnic areas for the whole family to enjoy. Ha Ha Tonka is one of the most popular outdoor attractions at the lake for its beauty and history. I…

February is American Heart Month!

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February is American Heart Month, and JB Hook's is excited to help you celebrate! As the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are proud to have several heart-healthy items on the menu to help you make healthy choices in 2020. Read on to learn more about some popular heart-healthy foods and come by to try your favorite!


Heart-Healthy Foods
Heart health is a very important issue today. It can be easy to eat how you want without thinking about the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to stay in good condition. There are five heart-healthy foods that are easy to add to your regular diet. In fact, you can find them at JB Hook's on our appetizer, lunch, and dinner menus!

Salmon Omega-3 fatty acids can help decrease arrhythmias, triglyceride levels, blood pressure, and the amount of plaque in your arteries. It is recommended that you have at least two servings of foods that contain a high level of omega-3 fatty acids every week. Salmon is one of the best foods to help you g…

Enjoy a Special Valentine's Day at JB Hook's!

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JB Hook's is the best fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks with the best lake views in the area! What better place could there be to celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone? Our legendary steaks and seafood are always spectacular, and we have some wonderful specials to make your celebration even better. Read on to learn more, and call to make your reservation before it's too late! 573-365-3255


Valentine's Day Lunch
Start the afternoon off early with an incredible lunch at JB Hook's! From 11:00am to 5:00pm on Valentine's Day, February 14th, JB Hook's will be serving a special Valentine-inspired menu. For just $42 per couple, share an appetizer, enjoy a delicious entree apiece, split a dessert, and savor a glass of house wine. 
There are so many options to choose from! Appetizer Selection:  Hook's Famous Crunchy FingersStuffed MushroomsCrab CakesCalamari*Half Order of Peel 'N Eat Shrimp

Entree Choices: Fettucini Alfredo with Chicke…

JB Hook's: The Best Winter Destination at the Lake!

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Some people think of the Lake of the Ozarks as a spring and summer-only destination. But that couldn't be farther from the truth. As the best year-round restaurant at the Lake, JB Hook's knows just how amazing the winter can be here. Delicious lunches, legendary dinners, an incredible 7-day happy hour, live music, tasting events, and so much more... JB Hook's has it all! Read on to learn more about spending winter at the Lake of the Ozarks with JB Hook's.


Year-Round Gourmet Food
Some local restaurants close during the winter, or change to a limited menu with fewer hours. Not JB Hook's! We are here for you every day, whether you're looking for a romantic date night or your favorite lunch wrap to perk up the workday. No matter your dietary restrictions or lifestyle, our professional servers are happy to help.

Looking for a large salad to curb your appetite while sticking to your New Year's resolution? Try the delicious Gregory's Salad with romaine and ice…

Championship Sunday Tailgate at JB Hook's!

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JB Hook's is the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! While we are a fine dining restaurant, we also have delicious half-priced drinks and appetizers for Happy Hour every day and options for almost any palate. We love celebrating with you year-round, so we are excited to announce that we are hosting a Championship Sunday Tailgate at JB Hook's! Read on to learn more about the food, drinks, and prizes available this Football Sunday!


Event Details
This Sunday, January 19th, is the AFC Championship game between the Titans and the Chiefs. The game will kick-off at 2:05pm Central Standard Time, and JB Hook's is so ready for it! We are hosting a tailgate party from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, and we can't wait to see you there. 


Great Drink Specials
Get into the spirit of the game with Jello Shots for just $1 or a Bucket of Domestic Beers for just $16! 
And as always, we will have the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks. Enjoy our daily Happy Hour at the Piano Bar from 3:0…

Celebrate National Soup Month at JB Hook's!

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JB Hook’s is the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we know food. It’s National Soup Month, so today we’re talking about soup FAQs, its health benefits, and the menu items at Hook’s to help you celebrate the occasion! Read on to learn more and get your mouth watering just in time for lunch at JB Hook’s.


History of Soup
National Soup Month was established in 1986 by the well-known soup brand, Campbell’s. The Campbell Soup Company was the first to invent condensed soup in1897 to be sold in cans, but the history of soup goes back much farther.

In ancient times, soup was made by boiling broth with hot stones in clay pots, watertight baskets, or animal hides. Soup is such a long-lasting staple that the word “restaurant” was originally used to describe a kind of soup that was sold by street vendors to restore people’s energy. Eventually, the word “restaurant” came to be used the way it is today to describe all food establishments.


Soup’s Health Benefits
A bowl of soup can he…

Check Out These Delicious Cuts of Steak!

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Jb Hook's has the best steak at the Lake of the Ozarks and we are excited to share our steak knowledge with you! There are several different kinds of cuts of steak that are all used for different kinds of dishes. Some people will only eat a Filet, while others prefer a New York Strip. Read on to learn the difference between each kind of cut and come try your favorite steak dishes at Hook's! 

Steak Cuts Tenderloin or Filet This cut of meat is boneless and is traditionally the most expensive cut of meat. It is taken from under the ribs of the cow. The grain of the meat is fine and the steak itself is small and thick. This is the most tender cut of steak, so it is a very popular choice among restauranteurs and "foodies". The flavor is milder than other cuts as well.

New York Strip This cut of meat is also sold boneless and is taken from behind the ribs of the cow. When looking for a good Strip Steak, check for good marbling - or white lines of fat - throughout the cut. …