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JB Hooks
JB Hooks

JB Hooks Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jbhooks.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
  • "Great overall experience, had not been there in several years very pleased."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • " The walleye was great. We always look forward to the carmelized carrots.Surprised us with an anniversary crime brûlée."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Everything was perfect as usual. Our waitress could not have been more helpful, caring and on top of our every need! We took our friends who have never been to JB Hooks and pardon the pun but they are HOOKED!!!! We enjoyed both the nightly specials and ordered off the menu. Was looking forward to the Lobster bisque and was completely taken back by how tasty the Salmon Bisque was!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great food, service and atmosphere! Waiter was exceptional. The night before had dined at the restaurant next door. The waitress there left us with a "bad taste in our mouth!" Service and staff at JB Hooks was outstanding. Food was delicious! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits this area!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "View is everything. Very cool at sunset. Red snapper salads and shrimp cocktail were very good and ample portions."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Consistenly delicious and outstanding service. This trip we went twice for dinner! It has everything at anytime that people want in fine dining, great bar scene and casual dining during lunch with exceptional service and food. The patio is a great choice because of the lake views with all kinds of boats passing by. The view is beautiful no matter when you decide to dine as the windows are all along the rear wall overlooking the lake. The food, the service and the views make it our number one choice!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We were looking for an evening over looking the lake to enjoy the evening with our 15 son and his good friend. The menu had enough variation to fit everyone's desires, the service was great. The waitress made special effort to make sure the teenagers were happy. This Mom & Dad were to getting to enjoy the food, the view and the wine."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We spent a great evening at JB Hooks. Waiter was attentive. Owner walked around a checked tables. Food was tremendous. Loved the mushroom caps. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was our first time at the restaurant. The portions were too large, but they allowed us to split the crab and steak with some upcharge. The view was very nice against the window. Not too crowded as the season is winding down. The manager/owner came by which was nice. The attentive staff was always on hand. We just had a very fun time."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is the finest restaurant at the lake by far. We have tried all the fine dining restaurants and JB Hooks is consistently the best in food quality and service."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Celebrated my mother's 75th birthday. They treated her special with a large wedge of cheesecake to finish the meal. All meals well prepared. Children's menu could have more offerings. Service was great!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Food was very good, was very noisy. Host not willing to seat us where we wanted."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Good fish and seafood offerings. Salads were good and the wine list was one of the better ones we found at the lake of the ozarks. Server was a little over zealous for our liking but he was knowledgable and helpful. Only real complaint was that it was rather noisy for an "upscale" restaurant. Would recommend for a special night out of you are staying at one of nearby resorts."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The view was fantastic -the lobster was moist not dried out -great !!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We visited hear on out last night at the Lake of the Ozarks with our 2 1/2 year old son. They were very accommodating. The food was excellent. We had 2 different surf & turf options, that were outstanding. Service was prompt. Great lake view, upscale, but family friendly."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "It had been sometime before we had visited JB Hooks about a month ago but were pleasantly surprised to find our dining experience a truly marvelous experience with the owners being there to seat us and to check on our well being; with the attention of the servers and the quality of service; with the outstanding quality of the meals that we enjoyed; as well as the scenic views and ambience of the dining environment. I just that is why we chose to revisit JB Hooks this past weekend for the 4th of July, and we are very happy to report that the experience met with the same satisfying characteristics. Great time! Great food!! Great people!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great experience dinning at JB Hooks. The food, view and atmosphere was great. The service was some of the best we've ever had! New favorite spot at the lake."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "very great evening....good food....excellent service....wonderful atmosphere"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My brother, 3 sisters and I live all over the country, from California to Florida, and spend a week at the lake every year with our kids and grandkids. One night we have a "brother and sisters" dinner out and are always looking for a great dinner with beautiful lake views. JB Hooks met and exceeded our expectations. We had drinks in the bar and then dinner on the patio. The view was amazing and the food was excellent. Several of us had the scallops and they were the best scallops I think I've ever had. Next year we'll be back; one night for another great dinner and another for 2 for 1 drinks and half price appetizers in the bar."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Make sure and try the crab cakes! Heavenly. The view was outstanding, and our server was fantastic. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "View is best at the lake. Service could not be better!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My husband surprised me with an overnight at Lake of the Ozarks and a friend recommended JB Hooks. The food was excellent with a good menu selection. The view of the lake was wonderful. Also enjoyed a lovely sunset! Service was terrific as well. Gave us a delicious dessert as a gift for our anniversary. Would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great place for a date night! Food was great, service was personal and prompt and the view of the lake was outstanding! Great restaurant and great location!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Very good food and excellent views o f the Lake of the Ozarks! The best was our waiter Rick. He was the most entertaining funny and good service that we have enjoyed in a long time. He has been there for over 20 years! Ask for his tables!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I took my mother out for her birthday to this beautiful restaurant. Our waitress was amazing I don't remember her name but she had an accent. The food was pretty good if you like seafood I recommend garlic shrimp (cheap and filling). They gave her a free dessert on the house and the view was awesome. Great stay."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was our first visit and it won't be our last. We had an awesome view of the lake and a great server - Rick. He was very knowledgeable of the menu and helped us with our selections. We had a beef filet - done exactly as requested and walleye. I would highly recommend both."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great dining experience. Salmon special was excellent as was the view and service. We were seated timely."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Having never been to the Lake of the Ozarks, I took advice from posters on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. I had a group of VIPs from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa that I took out for dinner. All I heard from my guests was what an excellent choice for dinner -- no one was disappointed! Food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had a lovely dinner here with my girlfriends. Nice signature cocktail list and good food! The seating on the deck is worth waiting for!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My husband and I just ate at JB Hooks for our anniversary, and it was wonderful! From the service, to the food, to the view, everything was perfect! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Our dining experience at JB Hooks could not have been better. It exceeded our expectations."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I'm typically very critical of food and service in a restaraunt. I have been to JB Hooks twice in the last month. Out of all the places to choose for dinner at the Lake it's the best. Service is the best as well as the good. Im glad we decided to make the switch from another restraunt that we had previously been going to. JB was there during our last visit and he seems to be a class act as well."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Best Australian Broiled Lobster tail at the lake. John Grist is our favorite waiter."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food and service was very good. Wait staff could be a bit more personable, but overall good experience. We will be back for other special occasions. To expensive for general dining."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal on Monday evening June 9 with delicious food carefully prepared and outstanding service. One of the owners even came to our table to ask about our experience. Unfortunately the weather was not conducive to out door dining!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "JB Hooks has been a lake institution for years, and hasn't skipped a beat. Still one of the best places to dine anywhere around the lake of the Ozarks. Great variety of menu choices, excellent service, and just a well run establishment. These folks know what they're doing and it shows!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "A great view of the lake ,even on a cloudy day. Food was very good, except the wrong time of the year for oysters. We were a big group ourselves and with the noise level of the full dining room , it was difficult to talk with our full table. Overall a fun place on the lake."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary and sat at one of the lake view tables. The good, service, and ambience was great!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "been going there long time and never been disappointed, service and food very good."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I went on our Honeymoon, the staff were all super friendly, they put us at the best table to enjoy the sunset view of the lake. We will return."
    Dined on 5/27/2014