10 Fun Facts For Lobster Lovers

It's no surprise that one of the most popular items on our menu of the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks is lobster. Not only is this ocean dwelling animal delicious, but there are quite a few interesting facts about lobsters that are not common knowledge for most people. Just in case you are looking for some compelling dinner conversation the next time you dine at JB Hook's, here are some of those fun facts.

#1 - Although considered a delicacy today, lobster was once so plentiful that it was regularly eaten by paupers. So often, in fact, that they had enough to become sick of it! They even fed lobster to their livestock because there was so much of it.

#2 - Lobsters actually enjoy eating much of the same seafood that we eat, like clams, crabs, and occasionally even other lobsters!

#3 - This particular crustacean can be found in many different colors besides the red we are used to. Some are blue, blue-green, yellow, and others are even two-toned. They turn red once they are cooked.

#4 - A lobster's nervous system is similar to that of grasshoppers and ants, so that is why you will sometimes hear people refer to them as "bugs."

#5 - While most lobsters live up to an estimated 45-50 years, the lifespan of some lobsters can be as long as 100 years.

#6 - In an emergency, a lobster can detach a leg, claw, or antennae. You might never realize it happened to one though because they can actually regenerate their limbs.

#7 -  The large claw of a lobster is known as the crusher claw because it is used to break up the shells of their prey. The other cutter claw is what they use for tearing.

#8 - Lobster is a wonderful source of protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. If you skip the butter, a 3-1/2 ounce serving is only about 96 calories and around 2 grams of fat. (But the butter makes is so very good! Go ahead and splurge a little.)

#9 - A very resourceful professor from the University of Maine used lobster shells to create a golf ball core that is biodegradable.

#10 - The very best lobster at the Lake of the Ozarks comes out of the kitchen at JB Hook's! (You'll know this is a fact once you give it a taste!

Our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant is proud to offer lobster to our guests in a few different ways. We feature an incredible 1-pound Australian Lobster Tail dinner. This is also available as Steak and Austrailian Lobster Tail on our Surf 'n' Turf menu served alongside a 6-oz Filet Mignon. 

For the pasta fans, we serve Lobster Pasta. This is made up of Slipper lobster tails sauteed with Crimini mushrooms, asparagus, and fresh basil all tossed with penne pasta in a garlic cream marinara. 

You will find Hook's Stuffed Lobster Tail on the menu too. This is our signature 1-pound Australian lobster tail stuffed with king crab, fresh herbs, and panko breadcrumbs. It is then oven-broiled and served with pan-seared day boat sea scallops and gulf shrimp in a classic scampi sauce.

If you already love lobster, then you need to get yourself to JB Hook's and try one of the delectable dishes that we serve daily containing this delicious food. For those of you that are on the fence about lobster, let us impress you with the ways that we prepare it. After just one bite, we believe you will be a huge lobster lover too!

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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