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Perfectly Prepared Pork & Poultry Dishes

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Although JB Hook's is well-known for succulent seafood and savory steaks, our chefs are incredible with a wide variety of other foods as well. Chicken is a very popular menu item, and the way the talented people prepare it at our fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks will make your taste buds tingle. There are many chicken dishes on both the lunch and dinner menus, and today we'll also be giving you a peek at a couple of fantastic pork dishes as well. 

Chicken for Lunch Lunch is served daily in the Sunset Room and our bar area from 11 am-4 pm. When the weather is nice enough, we also open our lovely outdoor covered patio for dining. 
Mesquite Smoked Wings This delicious dish can be found the appetizer portion of our lunch menu and is also available as a dinner appetizer as well. These wings are smoked in-house and served with your choice of sauces by either the dozen or half-dozen. 

Grilled Chicken Club Grilled chicken piled high on wheatberry bread with lettuce, applewoo…

The Top 3 Reasons We've Got the Best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks

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After a long, hectic day at work, heading to Happy Hour lifts your spirits and helps you transition into your evening more relaxed. Finding the perfect one that fits into your schedule can take some time, but once you experience the extended Happy Hour at JB Hook's, your search will be over! There are lots of different reasons that our many return guests think we have the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are the top 3 that we hear most often.


Half-Price Appetizers
Sure, we offer outstanding drink specials during Happy Hour in the bar area, but people tend to enjoy a bite to eat while they are drinking. Not only do we have a special menu just for Happy Hour, but all of the amazing appetizers on that menu are half-price! These aren't just "snacks" either. These plates are all savory and satisfying. Currently, that menu is made up of:

Hook's Famous Crunchy FingersBacon Wrapped JalapenosAhi Tuna TacosSmoked Salmon BaguettesBam Bam WrapHook's Coconut …

9 Romantic Date Night Ideas for Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day is only a few days away, so if you want to do something memorable for someone special, you'd better get to planning. A central part of those romantic plans should include dinner for two at JB Hook's. Dining at your favorite lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is always a guaranteed hit and it still leaves plenty of time to surprise your sweetheart with more romance throughout the evening.


Just in case you need a little help coming up with something to do in addition to making a dinner reservation at JB Hook's, we've got a list of 9 terrific ideas you might enjoy.

Plan a Surprise
In this case, you just let your date know a time you will pick them up and what to wear. You can make it more exciting by "kidnapping" them from work early. Just let the boss or coworkers know what's up so that it's not a problem.

A scavenger hunt is another fun idea to lead your sweetheart to the surprise date. Leave a few clues lying around abou…

Reserve Your Table for a Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at JB Hook's

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We begin the month of February this Friday, which means Valentine's Day is just around the corner. A romantic dinner at our fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks would be a wonderful surprise for your sweetheart and a delicious evening for the both of you. Whether you make your reservation for our special holiday dinner on Thursday, February 14, 2019, or decide to come in on another day during "Valentine's week," JB Hook's is the perfect place to add a bit of romance to your evening.


A Special Valentine's Day Dinner
Our Lake of the Ozarks steak & seafood restaurant offers an incredible variety of delectable dishes on our dinner menu every day beginning at 5:00 pm. We always have a daily special or two in store for you each evening too. Especially for Valentine's Day, we are planning a delightful surf 'n' turf meal for two. This dinner will include:

Steak & Lobster Dinner for 2A rose for the ladyA Chocolate-Covered Strawberry for e…

Pasta - The Perfect Dish for a Cold Night

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We are truly in the midst of winter weather. The cold temperatures outside make you yearn for hot, comforting foods to warm you up. A great big bowl of delicious pasta from our fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is just the thing to do the trick! 



A scrumptious bowl full of steaming hot pasta from JB Hook's covered in a savory sauce and accompanied by fresh, hearty ingredients such as mushrooms, asparagus, beef tips, and more is enough to make anyone feel all warm and cozy inside. Pasta is an incredible comfort food that really hits the spot.

Did You Know...
Anyone that has had the pleasure of dining on an irresistible plateful of our pasta already knows about the savory flavors and comforting feeling it provides. Here are a few fun facts that you may not already know about pasta.

 One reason that eating pasta is so comforting is that it actually makes you feel happier when you eat it. This is because the carbohydrates it contains increase a body's production of se…

The Best Steaks at the Lake of the Ozarks

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A lot of focus has been placed on our succulent seafood dishes lately with our new Raw Bar Happy Hour Menu and the addition of sushi to the JB Hook's menu twice a week. Today seemed like a good time to give a little attention to one of our other gourmet specialties - the best steaks at the Lake of the Ozarks! This one's for all of you red-meat lovers out there. Take a look at what is waiting for you on the menu at JB Hook's.


Steak at JB Hook's
Savory steak can be found throughout both our lunch and dinner menus. Every steak served at our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant is hand-carved, USDA choice or above, and aged a minimum of 21 days.

~LUNCH~
Served daily 11 am-4 pm.

Sirloin Bleu
A 6-ounce cut sirloin charbroiled then topped with melted bleu cheese and Tobacco onions.

Traditional Steak Bites
Filet mignon tips with red onions and peppers, marinated and grilled.
Hook's Homemade Steakburger
A half-pound of fresh filet strip loin ground in-house and served on a Ka…

JB Hook's Guests Share Their Experiences With Us

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Customer reviews are an excellent way for someone to find out if a particular place is a good fit for them. These same reviews also serve to let our Lake of the Ozarks steak & seafood restaurant know how our guests feel about the experiences they have had at JB Hook's. Here is what a few of our most recent guests had to share.  



TripAdvisor Reviews

"My wife and I stopped in to have a meal after an afternoon of watching the eagles at Bagnell Dam. The FOOD was tremendous and service was GREAT! Bryan was our server. He was on the ball and made us feel so at home. Thank you Bryan for making the visit there so great, it made our afternoon complete. We will be back!"
~Scott S.

"JB Hook's has become a regular stop for my husband & I. However, Bryan treated us both extra special for our anniversary dinner earlier this month. The atmosphere and food is always exceptional, too."
~Patti P.

"We visited JB Hook's for a family dinner. The food was delicious, e…