The Entire Family Will Love Dining at JB Hook's!

August is Family Fun Month, and the lake area is most definitely a wonderful place to bring the family for a little fun. While you are in town, consider bringing everyone to our lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for lunch or dinner. We've got a terrific kids menu for your younger family members at JB Hook's and the adults can enjoy a delicious meal that doesn't involve fast food. (Grownups deserve to have their own kind of fun on family vacations too!)

Our Kids' Menu
First, we'll give you a look at the kids' menu so that you can see the delicious choices we have available for children ages 12 and under. After that, we've got some tips for dining with kids of different ages that may help to make the restaurant experience more pleasant for everyone.

Kid's Sirloin
A 6-oz certified Angus beef sirloin cooked to your liking. Served with a choice of side dish.

Chicken Strips
Breast of chicken breaded and deep fried. Served with choice of side dish.

Fried Shrimp
Large shrimp rolled in Panko breadcrumbs and deep-fried to perfection. Served with choice of side dish.

Kid's Fettucine
Served with Alfredo sauce or Marinara. Available after 5pm.

Chocolate, Strawberry, Banana, or Vanilla.

We also feature a delicious variety of desserts daily, and the kids will most likely be willing to give one of those a try too! 

Dining With Toddlers
It's always best to make sure that younger children are well-rested before putting them in a public situation where they are expected to remain seated and behave. For toddlers that are not used to dining out yet, you might consider starting with lunch or a very early dinner. Order as quickly as possible so they do not have to wait long for their food to arrive.

We have crayons and a fun coloring sheet for our kids' menu, but bring along items that you know will keep your child entertained. If they happen to get fidgety, take them for a walk to look at the gorgeous lake view out the window or venture outside to admire the beautiful flowers blooming. You may want to hang out with them for a while in our waiting area. There are comfortable seats there and the change of scenery may be enough to keep them happy until the food arrives.   

School-Aged Children
For kids that are a bit older and used to being in social situations where there are other people around, an early dinner at JB Hook's is a wonderful opportunity to learn and practice their table manners. It will also make them feel like a "big kid" to eat at our casual fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Explain your expectations to them before arriving so that they are prepared for the situation.

Ordering appetizers is a good way to keep them occupied until the main meal arrives. Be patient as they learn how to handle this new experience, but always be respectful of other diners and aware of your child's behavior. Many of our servers have kids of their own, so they understand your situation and can be extremely helpful.

Older Kids
By the time you kids are teenagers, they should be excited to dine at our Lake of the Ozarks steak & seafood restaurant because they are old enough to explore the many fantastic dining options offered on our full menu. Once your children reach the age of 21, a new type of family fun at JB Hook's is available to you... Happy Hour! At this point, you can bring the entire grownup family into the bar for drink specials, half-price appetizers, and the amazing live music we feature 6 nights a week.

If you have exposed your older children ever since they were young to the fantastic dining experience we have to offer, they will be the ones suggesting that the entire family meet here each time everyone is in town! JB Hook's is an excellent place for adults to have an incredible time and it's a place that the entire family will fall in love with too!

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2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 365-3255 


  1. We dined there and not a single negative thing happe
    ned. Superb food at class place and good price. We had the best waiter. Jake was not only knowledgeable on menu items, but curtious and fun. He made us feel like the most important people there. He had class. Wish we got service like him all the time!


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