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Lunch at JB Hook's Part 1 - Our Salads, Soups, and Appetizers

You don't have to wait until dinnertime to enjoy an amazing meal at JB Hook's. We also serve the best lunch menu at the Lake of the Ozarks 7 days a week from 11 am - 4 pm in the Sunset Room, the bar area, and during warm weather, on our outdoor patio. 

You'll find an extensive selection of a wonderful variety of dishes on our regular lunch menu, plus we offer a lunch special daily. As a matter of fact, there is so much to choose from when you come in for lunch at JB Hook's, we've divided it between 2 blogs! Next week will feature our entrees and the Shrimp and Oyster Bar. Today is all about our incredible soups, salads, and appetizers.   


All of our soups and lunch salads are served with Lavosh crackers and smoked tomato fresh basil cream cheese. The salad add-ons listed below can be added to any of our salads, and all soups are available in either a cup or a bowl. 

BLT Wedge Salad
2 quarter heads of lettuce topped with bleu cheese dressing, bleu cheese…

Shrimp - the Little Seafood with BIG Flavor

We are well-known for having the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's partially because of the extensive variety of dishes that we offer, but mostly because our chefs know exactly how to make it taste irresistible! One very popular seafood item at JB Hook's happens to be shrimp. We serve it as an appetizer, as a main dish, and even as an addition to some of our other steak and seafood menu items. 

Fun Facts About Shrimp
Here are a few interesting facts about shrimp that you probably don't know. They are very intriguing (and delicious) creatures. 

Shrimp are found widely around the world in both fresh and salt water. There are over 2,000 different species of this water-dwelling creature. Americans are big shrimp fans. We eat about 1 billion pounds of them every year!Selenium is found in shrimp. That's an antioxidant mineral that has been found to fight the growth of cancer-causing free radicals.Shrimp are omnivorous, meaning they are known to eat both plant and ani…

The Best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks

Happy Hour is a wonderful time at the end of your workday to enjoy a bit of relaxation and friendly conversation. JB Hook's offers an incredible Happy Hour in our bar area that lasts much longer than just one hour, and this time of year we even extend it all day long on Sundays! In case you haven't had the chance to experience it yet, here are a few reasons why you will agree that we have the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks

Special Winter Hours
Our Happy Hour times change a bit seasonally, but this time of year we extend the time you can enjoy everything we offer a bit longer than usual. During late fall and all winter long, our Happy Hour is every Monday-Friday from 3 pm - 8 pm, and as we already mentioned, it's Happy Hour all day every Sunday starting at 11 am when we open for lunch.

Incredible Live Music
Our bar hosts the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks within our Happy Hour every Monday-Friday from 5:30-8:30 pm. (We have wonderful entertainers perform…

Rave Reviews for the Lake of the Ozarks' Best Restaurant - JB Hook's!

Reviews are a wonderful thing, especially when we get to read them about our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant. There are a lot of wonderful places to eat in the lake area, but it's reviews like these from the special guests we have served that keep bringing people here to JB Hook's again and again. Take a look at how some recent guests felt about their dining experience with us. 

"Finest dining on the lake. Excellent meal. Excellent service. Reliably A+"
-Cindy Lundh, Google review

"My wife and I ate there for lunch today and it was wonderful. The Ahi tuna was cooked to absolute perfection and the Bloody Mary’s were some of the best I have had. Taylor, our server was very attentive and friendly. Oh, did I forget to mention the million dollar view of the lake was absolutely beautiful."
-Vince Ninemire, Facebook review

"Had the salmon and coconut shrimp. Both were amazing. Probably the best salmon I've had. The sauce was out of this world. Shrimp…

Holiday Entertaining Made Easy... With A Little Help From JB Hook's!

The holidays are an exciting time, but if you're the one in charge of planning a party, that excitement can quickly turn to stress. Our Lake of the Ozarks steak and seafood restaurant knows a few ways to help you avoid some of that stress. Hopefully, the following tips will alleviate enough of it to allow you to have more fun with your party guests.  

Host Your Party at JB Hook's
The easiest and most stress-free way to entertain everyone at your holiday party is to let us handle the setup, the cooking, and the cleanup when it's over! We have an extensive menu full of delicious dishes that everyone at your celebration will love, and our talented chefs can also create many different succulent dishes customized to match your favorite flavors. 

We have the beautiful Garden Room that can seat up to 30 guests for a lovely dinner party. It overlooks the main dining area and has a breathtaking 14-mile panoramic view of the lake. For larger parties, there is also the Sunset Room just …

After-Dinner Drinks - Do You Prefer Hot or Cold?

Sometimes after you have finished dining on the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, there's not quite enough room left for dessert, but you're still in the mood for something else. That's where our delicious after-dinner drinks come in handy. They offer you the chance to sip a delicious beverage and spend a bit more time enjoying conversation with your fellow diners while letting that amazing JB Hook's meal settle comfortably into your stomach. 

Our after-dinner drink menu is extensive, featuring single spirits and mixed cocktails. You will find savory hot coffee drinks and scrumptious concoctions made with ice cream, or you may prefer to keep things simple and enjoy a nice Port Wine, Cognac, or a Single Malt Scotch
If you go the cocktail route, how do you decide whether to go with something hot or something cold? It may simply be a personal preference, the current weather outside may have something to do with it, or the fantastic drink recipes below might be what …

JB Hook's Amazing Poultry & Pork Dishes For Lunch & Dinner

Our fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is well known for serving the most delicious seafood, as well as the most mouthwatering steaks. That's not all we can do though! The kitchen at JB Hook's is filled with talented culinary professionals that are able to create amazing dishes out of all kinds of meats. 

In today's blog, we are featuring the incredible poultry and pork dishes you can find on our diverse menu. With options for both lunch and dinner, any time of day is the perfect time to dine at JB Hook's
~LUNCH MENU~Lunch is served daily from 11 am - 4 pm in our bar and the Sunset Room, plus on the outdoor patio when the weather allows.

Grilled Chicken Club
Grilled chicken piled high on wheatberry bread with lettuce, applewood smoked bacon, tomato, onions, avocados, and Swiss cheese, served with honey mustard.

Bruce's Panama Wrap
Grilled, diced chicken breast tossed with Romaine lettuce, tomato, feta cheese, kalamata olives, bacon crumbles, and Greek dre…

Book Your Holiday Events In JB Hook's Private Rooms

The festive holiday season is quickly approaching. It's a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends, and JB Hook's is the perfect spot for all of those celebrations. Our private event rooms offer a gorgeous lake view to admire while you enjoy the best fine dining at the Lake of the Ozarks. We'll cook, serve, and clean up when you're done, and all you have to do is pick a menu, then show up and enjoy the party with your guests. 

The Garden Room
The Garden Room is perfect for dinner parties of 30 or fewer people. It is an enclosed area overlooking the main dining room. It's an excellent place to celebrate any special occasion.

The Sunset Room
For groups of up to 70 guests, the Sunset Room located just off the main bar offers a spacious area for party-goers to move and mingle. Three walls of glass enclose this private area, offering a breathtaking look at our 14-mile panoramic view of the Lake of the Ozarks. There is a gorgeous abalone-tiled fireplace to keep th…