Delicously Fun Facts for National Oyster Day

Coming up soon (on August 5 to be exact) is a holiday celebrating a delicious type of seafood that we proudly serve at JB Hook's - National Oyster Day. Oysters are full of fantastic flavor and healthy nutrients. Our Lake of the Ozarks seafood restaurant found a few fun facts that make them extremely interesting as well.

Oysters at JB Hook's 
They say "the world is your oyster" but since we serve the freshest and best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, in this case, the oyster can be your world! Here are a couple of ways we offer oysters at JB Hook's.

Oysters on the Half Shell 
Our Shrimp & Oyster Bar menu offers succulent Blue Point Oysters served with cocktail sauce and horseradish. You can order them either by the dozen or half-dozen. 

Oysters Rockefeller
You'll find this savory dish on our dinner menu under the appetizer section. These oysters are stuffed with spinach, bacon, and onion and topped with hollandaise sauce.

Oyster Fun Facts
While you're enjoying a plate of oysters at our fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you might want to impress your fellow diners with a few of these intriguing oyster facts.

  • Classic Delicacy
    People have been enjoying oysters since prehistoric times. Romans began cultivating them by building a system that could control water levels. They have been cultivated in Japan since at least 2000 BC.  
  • All oysters are male... AND female!
    Oysters begin life as a male and then later switch to an egg-producing female. Most remain female but some become male again later in life. 
  • Variety of Shapes
    It seems as if no two oysters are shaped alike. This is because they attach themselves to a bed occupied by a group of other oysters. As they grow, the shell forms around the surface they are connected to as well as the other oysters surrounding them.
  • Natural Water Filters
    Oysters are capable of filtering more than a gallon of water per hour, resulting in anywhere from 30-50 gallons of water in a day. 
  • Flavored by Environment
    The same species of oysters can have different flavors depending on their surroundings. This is due to the large amount of water they filter on a daily basis. The flavor profile is created depending on things like varying levels of salt in the water where the oysters live and the different types of nutrients found there. 
  • Rich in Nutrients
    Oysters are not only delicious but incredibly good for you too. They are rich in a variety of nutrients including zinc, calcium, magnesium, protein, selenium, and vitamin A. Vitamin B-12 and iron are found in high levels too. Oysters are also a monounsaturated fat, which is the "good fat" like is found in olive oil. 

In honor of National Oyster Day, Monday would be an excellent time to come into our lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and enjoy a few oysters. Of course, you don't have to wait until then because JB Hook's serves fresh oysters 7 days a week! 

Currently, you can even take part in our Raw Bar Happy Hour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the piano bar when our Oysters on the Half Shell are offered at half-price from 3-7 pm! If you're not already an oyster fan, that would be a great time to try them out. We're willing to bet you'll be a fan after just one bite!

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