Celebrate National Seafood Month At JB Hook's!

The entire month of October is dedicated to one of our favorite things - seafood! JB Hook's takes pride in preparing and serving the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks for lunch, dinner, and "snack-time" in between those two meals. ("Snack-time" of course, falls right in line with our incredible Happy Hour!)


Today we are going to share a few reasons why eating seafood on a regular basis is a wonderful (and delicious) idea. After that, we'll give you a look at the terrific items we serve daily from our Shrimp & Oyster Bar and the seafood appetizers we offer. Next week's blog will be reserved for our lunch options followed by another week all about our fantastic dinners. All of that reading about seafood is an excellent start to National Seafood Month, but make sure that you come in and actually eat some too!

Seafood - A Healthy Dining Choice
There are a lot of different foods that fall under the "seafood" category, and most have many wonderful health benefits when you dine on them. It is recommended by the American Heart Association that everyone eat a variety of fish at least twice a week. Seafood is low in fat, extremely nutrient-rich, serves as an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, and contains high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.

The many essential nutrients you get from eating seafood do many different good things for your body. The omega-3 fatty acids, in particular, are good for heart health and have been proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events like arrhythmias, strokes, and heart attacks. These also help to ease the pain of tender joints, boost your brainpower, have a positive effect on your skin, improve your immune system, and even fight depression. Those omega-3 fatty acids in conjunction with the other nutrients do a lot to do your body good!


JB Hook's Shrimp & Oyster Bar
The following selections from our Shrimp & Oyster Bar are available all day long beginning at 11 am. They make a wonderful appetizer or light meal.

Shrimp Cocktail
Served chilled in a martini glass with cocktail sauce and horseradish.

Peel 'N' Eat Shrimp
Served chilled over shaved ice with cocktail sauce & horseradish, either by the pound or half-pound.

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
Sauteed with beer, garlic, and Cajun spices.


Garlic Shrimp
Sauteed in butter, garlic, and white wine and finished with a hint of lemon.

Oysters on the Half Shell
Succulent Blue Point Oysters served with cocktail sauce and horseradish, either by the dozen or half-dozen.

Steamed Little Neck Clams
Prince Edward Island clams steamed with white wine, butter, garlic, and lemon.

Steamed Blue Mussels
Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in garlic, butter, white wine, and lemon.


Seafood Appetizers
We have a wonderful selection of delicious appetizers on both our lunch and dinner menus. As an added bonus, we also have some of those also featured on a special half-price appetizer menu that is available during our extended Happy Hour in the bar area. We have marked those items for you below with **.

Captain John's Crab Cakes
Two succulent lump crab cakes pan-fried and served with raspberry chipotle sauce.

Oysters Rockefeller
Spinach, bacon, and onion stuffed oysters topped with hollandaise.

Cajun Style Calamari
Lightly dusted in flour and Cajun spices then flash-fried and served with a side of cocktail sauce.


Seared Ahi Tuna 
Ahi tuna encrusted with white and black sesame seeds, lightly seared, thinly sliced, chilled and served with wasabi and Thai chili sauce.

Stuffed Mushrooms
Large mushroom caps stuffed with crab, spinach, and herb cream cheese.

Smoked Trout
Rainbow trout brined and mesquite-smoked in-house and served with dill caper sauce.


**Hook's Famous Crunchy Fingers
Delicate, flaky, sustainable Pacific white fish rolled in frosted flakes and fried to a golden brown, then drizzled in honey.
**Crab Rangoon
Stuffed with crabmeat and seasoned cream cheese.

**Bam Bam Shrimp
Lightly battered shrimp served with a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce.

**Hook's Coconut Shrimp
Four large shrimp encrusted in coconut and deep-fried golden brown and served with Jezebel sauce.


**Ahi Tuna Tacos
Fresh tuna spiced and served in a Wonton shell with avocado salsa, Thai chili sauce, and wasabi cream cheese.

**Bam Bam Wrap
Cajun dusted shrimp wrapped in a flour tortilla with lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayonnaise.

**Seafood Salad Sliders
Tender bits of crab and shrimp tossed in a creamy dressing and served on Ciabatta with lettuce and tomato.

**Smoked Salmon Baguettes
Thinly sliced cold-smoked salmon on toasted baguettes served with dill caper cream sauce and finished with balsamic reduction.


All of those appetizers and Shrimp & Oyster Bar items are great for "starters," but next week we'll showcase even more of the amazing seafood dishes we serve at our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant every day. If you can't wait until next week to find out what types of seafood we serve at JB Hook's for lunch, then you'll just have to come in and see us before that! After all, it is National Seafood Month, so you might as well! 


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

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