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JB Hooks
JB Hooks

JB Hooks Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jbhooks.com
  • Email: keith.jbhooks@gmail.com
  • Phone: (573) 365-3255
  • Hours of Operation: Open Daily

    11:00am - 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from JB Hooks
"Hooks" as it is affectionately known, and it's friendly staff, strive to make our valued locals feel at home and our tourists feel like locals! We specialize in Steaks, Seafood and offer Happy Hour deals that can't be beat.

Our dining room overlooks a panoramic view of the main channel of the Lake, and offers a relaxing atmosphere to add to your dining experience.
Come by and see us!
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience. The view was breath taking and food was excellent! Our table started with the salmon bisque, which everyone thought was flavorful, My grouper Milan was delectable and my friends salmon was also very good. Prime rib and steak were ordered by the guys, both given a thumbs up! After dinner we went to the bar for an after dinner drink and to enjoy the live entertainment. We will definitely return for another great dinner!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food, service and view were great. I had the small filet and it was medium well, just the way I asked for it and it was delicious."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I do believe this is the best meal I have ever had. Way exceeded my expectations. The food was wonderful and melted in your mouth. From the Oysters Rockefeller to the salad to the Fresh Day Boat Scallops Rockefeller and the Turtle Cheesecake, everything was mouth wateringingly. It was like food heaven. Our waiter was very attentive. We arrived early for our reservations and was placed at a table away from the window view, when we mentioned to our waiter that we would have loved to have had a window seat, he moved us to a window seat. I have never had a waiter or staff be so attentive, kind, and professional. This will not be my last trip to JB Hooks. Love..Love..Love!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Been around for many years. Remains an outstanding restaurant for food and service. Located on cliff overlooking scenic lake. Has accommodations for outdoor dining, weather permitting with magnificent views."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We loved the overall feel of this place , candle-lit & romantic on Valentine's Day...later in the week, we returned twice to just enjoy a wonderful place to relax at the end of the day. Happy Hour is simply wonderful...The tuna app & mushroom app were both amazing. Our steak entrees were superb! And, we were so thrilled to note several gluten-free options on the menu, plus the servers were knowledgeable re: gluten-free items & able to suggest appropriate diet modifications/substitutions. Service was prompt, very friendly, & unobtrusive. We can not wait for our next trip to The Lake to visit JB Hook's again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The scenic view at JB Hooks is always mesmerizing and beautiful, not matter what time of year it is! Great personable service and exceptional food as usual, always look forward to coming back!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I had an awesome dining experience on Valentines evening. The atmosphere, food, and view was outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fantastic food and the service was terrific! The tables are a bit to close to others and some of the guests are noisy, but that is not the fault of the establishment."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went here for a Valentines retreat. The food was awesome and the service was fantastic! The waiter was very personable. From the way this place was packed full of people, you could tell it was a very popular place to go."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I attended JB Hooks for Valentine's Day. The service was excellent as was the food which was well prepared, extensive but fairly priced ($99 for 2 steaks, large lobster tail, salads and sides). As it was crowded, the noise level made it difficult to have a conversation at times. All in all a good night and we are likely to go back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My favorite place to eat at the Ozarks. it normally is always great food and personalized service. had a late reservation on valentines day and I think it was just a little too much for them. nothing tasted as usual. I was a longtime customer but I was almost treated like I was not welcome. I just point this out because many might only eat there on special occasions and may get the wrong idea on who they are."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first trip here. We were fortunate to have a beautiful view table. The food was amazing, and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "JB Hooks has never let me down the 20-30 times I've eaten there. Amazing top notch food, very large portions and plenty of great cocktails to choose from. I went this time for valentines day. This wasn't an ordinary 5 star visit, they managed to go beyond 5 stars. It first started with seating us promptly, 10 minutes before our reservation. When seated our wonderful server have my fiancée a rose as it was valentines day, great touch guys. The server had amazing suggestions and tips for ordering, we took his suggestions. The food was exquisite, the cocktails were strong. The service was amazing, we had a slightly older gentleman with glasses who couldn't have been any more amazing. They even gave us free choc covered strawberries."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very nice view with great food, we thought the wine list was very well represented but a little over priced. The piano bar was a great experience with good bartenders, but they do smoke still in the bar area."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was nice. Very quaint. Great food. Knowledgable waiter. Kind. It was nice. Very quaint. Great food. Knowledgable waiter."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love the resturant and always book special occations there."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The service was good but unfortunately the two steaks that we arteries were not satisfactory. I ordered the KC Strip and it had a vein running all the way down the center of it. If they are using vein in steaks they should become a bar and grill. My girlfriend ordered the filet and it was not as tender as a true filet should be cut straight off a choice Pismo. Over all for spending $120 for dinner I would have been just as food satisfied with getting a burger and fries somewhere."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Outstanding experience! Food, service ,view and ambience were spectular!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We have dined here many times and the food is always good and the service very attentive and friendly. The tables all have a nice view of the lake and the sunset view is fabulous. The crackers and tomato spread and crab ragoon are favorites w/my family."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We have been vacationing in the Lake of the Ozarks area for years but had never gotten around to eating at J.B. Hooks until this past New Years Eve. I can assure you we will not only be coming back but will be telling our friends to do the same! The service was amazing, with a friendly waiter who catered to our every need. The food, however, was the star of the show. The steak was done to our specification, without being overdone or dry and the lobster was wonderful. The only thing that would have improved our dining experience was to not have been seated at the end, next to the pass-through staff service area, and the fact that it was too dark to enjoy the impressive view."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "One of the best, if not the best restaurant at the lake. Amazing food in combination with an amazing view equals a fabulous dinning experience."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Such a wonderful place. Food was excellent and the staff were very gracious and accomodating. This is our "special" treat restaruant--and sometimes just our drop in for lunch restaturant."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Thank you for a very enjoyable dining experience. The staff could NOT have been more friendly or accommodating. The food was great. You made a special evening into a memorable evening."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Had a lovely dinner here. Service was great. Highly recommend the scallops - generous portion and prepared perfectly."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "JB Hooks has consistently been outstanding over the years and we keep going back time and time again-we are never disappointed. The food is of the finest quality and the lake views are amazing."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We had a beautiful spot overlooking the lake just as the sun was setting everything would of been perfect except for the screaming child the was allowed to go up and down the stairs, right in front if us. He was around one and he's two older sibbing was taking him for a walk up and down the stairs probably because he wasn't well behaved at the table.I could tell this was even bothering the waiting staff. We had steak and lobster and lobster dinners three of us celebrating BDs it would be nice to enjoy a beautiful dinner at a beautiful setting in a less noisy setting. Our bill for four was almost four hundred dollars. Maybe you need a family section and a adult one. Someone should of talked to the parents"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "I do not know why people go there and say its a great experience. Is it because there are not many fancy restaurant the area? Food is over priced. Not bad but I have had better one in many places. It's so loud and we were not able to hear each other. View is fine but not that special, of course it's close to the lake so we can see lake from the table but nothing special. Server was caught up with other table and took forever to take our order. You cannot feel romantic or anything since it's just so loud and busy, no good atomosphere. There should be better places with better price. We wil never go back there and not to mention recommend this to anyone."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "JB Hooks never disappoints we have gone several times. One of my favorite restaurants of all time,and I travel world wide for work. I love their wine list and have never had something on the menu I didn't love. I recommend this place to everyone I talk to. Staff is amazing and the menu is better,the pricing is exactly where it should be for the quality you receive."
    Dined on 10/11/2013