JB Hooks
JB Hooks

JB Hooks

  • 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: Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steakhouse
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
JB Hooks reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (60)special occasion (45)romantic (40)fit for foodies (24)notable wine list (20)good for groups (18)vibrant bar scene (17)great for outdoor dining (15)neighborhood gem (11)hot spot (10)great for lunch (6)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • What a place!
    Izzy
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    JB Hooks is a great place. Wonderful food and top notch service. Can't say enough good things about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was a great aneversery dinner
    Foodie403
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We went hear for our 5th aneversery. The service was great food came out in order and did not rush us to next course. We each had crab and steak both were fantastic. The stuffed mushrooms were great and plated very nicely. Steaks were both cook exactly as ordered. And the crab came with hot towels and Lemmon to take the crab smell off your hands. Server was great and she honestly seemed to care that we had a great experience (which we did). And we have been to the lake several times and never seen a view so nice we were their just as the sun went down. Light music and the view make for a very romantic setting for dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steakhouse
    Robert
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The steak was cooked perfect. The service was very good. . If you are going you need to defintely make reservations.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice anniversary
    IMcB
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My wife and I have visit the Lake of the Ozarks annually for our anniversary. This year we were able to see the sunset over the lake during dinner. The complimentary creme brûlée for our anniversary was also a very pleasant surprise and nice touch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TimMc1969
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Yes I would deffinatly return. Food, service and great specials that evening I had their grouper special in was delicious. I do think the dining room sould use a make-over chairs and carpeting should be replaced. The bar area was jumping and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and Food were great!
    Ilriverrat
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Wow - you guys did a great job! The food was excellent and our waiter had it going on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • elegant night
    Tony100
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was out second time here, we are from Kansas city, after the first dine in we decided we had to come back again and soon, we did it took about 3 week before we could get back, this time we dressed up for the occasion, maybe we were a little too dressy but I wanted to show off my special lady, everything was just great, we made the trip just to eat at the restaurant. Excellent in every way
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deserves A Repeat Visit
    speceats
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great window views; superb service by waiter (Jake) & support staff; tasty meal; bar drinks could be better; bit noisy. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent
    JKBHVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is by far our ver favorite restaurant at the lake. It has it all! The food is amazing and so are the lake views. Perfect for any occasion and excellent and attentive service. Simply the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annual JB Hooks Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I visit the lake once a year to get our boat winterized. We ALWAYS come to JB Hooks for dinner. The food is ALWAYS amazing, the service is ALWAYS amazing and the view is the same. This particular visit out waiter was Jack. Jack has an awesome personality and if you visit the restaurant please ask for Jack - you won't be disappointed. You made out night that much more enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night with friends
    MizzoufanVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great happy hour and dinner. Made reservations and seated on time with a Great table and lake view. Food was excellent, service was exceptional the price of the meal a little expensive.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunset
    mofoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was very disappointing. Fine dining classification comes with consistent well seasoned, well cooked food that is plated elegantly. They miss on ALL these points. Food was good for a 30-40$ bill. Completely disappointing for +$100. Only thing that is spectacular was the sunset view and the service. Decor was very very dated.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • AWESOME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    THE FOOD WAS GREAT AND THE TABLE WAS PERFECT FOR A ANNIVERSARY.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food , great service
    1sttimer
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant, based on recommendation of our hotel and trip advisor - I was looking for an upscale restaurant to celebrate a family event . The restaurant is very nice , great location however not as fancy as I expected it to be given the prices. The food was very good , I ordered the trupper which was excellent ! The service was outstanding and we had a great family dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ten
    Love
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The Rockefeller scallops were the best I have ever had and I am a Spaniard and Galicia has always been famous for them. We call them "vieiras" A wonderful evening...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View
    Peach
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our group of 13 including 4, 7 and under, really enjoyed the food, the service, and the view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but very expensive
    jqrichmond
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice views of the Lake of the Ozarks but you definitely pay for it. For dinner, a simple pasta dish is $22. The only steak dish for less than $32 is the chopped steak and the surf and turf begins at $38.99.. There's only one fish dish ($25.99) less than $30 (o.k., $29.99 but you get my point). Three guests, just water to drink, and no dessert but our meal was still over $100. It was also extremely loud. This group of foodies is no stranger to expensive restaurants but for the nature of the selections this seemed an overpriced experience. That said, the food was good and our waiter was attentive and personable. Just be prepared for the prices which, to be fair, are available for viewing on the restaurant's site.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very accomodating!!!
    Lucy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I did my reservation online and the site ask if we had any special request, and I had asked for a window seat, when arriving I told them I had a reservation and requested a window seat, they were very busy with walk ins and reservation and she told me that it would be a 45 min wait for a window seat and I said well we are not going to wait just seat us where ever. She did some looking and said follow me we will seat you in a different eating area with a view! I was very pleased as we had friends that had never been there before and I was always talking up the food and the view!!! They were very accomodating to our wishes!! Thanks, JB Hooks we will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful view great food
    Luvtogolf
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time here, it was wonderful. No table was without a magnificent view. The food and service were excellent. We had a wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite meal at the lake!
    Nutnstill
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great experience! My husband and I were in Lake of the Ozarks for the weekend with two other couples. This was our favorite restaurant. We had good food, good service and nice atmosphere! I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We come to JB Hooks quite often but tonight was exceptional. The grouper and salmon sepecial were awesome. We came to watch fireworks on Sunday and it was a spectaculor view of that right after we finished our dinner. Perfect. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    HWKC
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Grouper Milan was amazing. The wait staff were very pleasant, but seemed too overwhelmed with his tables. We had a pretty long wait between courses!! Overall, the food was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Personal Constructive Criticism
    2BermudaDales
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Overall our experience was good. The food was nice. I was disappointed with the size of my main course portion of steak and shrimp, which I felt was overpriced. Although we had a window seat which was good for the view it was the end table which meant that I had a good view of the walkthrough galley my attention being constantly detracted by wait staff dashing backwards and forwards with trays and and filling up jugs of drink. Maybe a screen between the galley entrance and that table or using this table as one set for two looking out over the view.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st time visitor
    Tellitlikeitiz
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The service was excellent on a holiday weekend Saturday night at prime time. The Ahi Tuna and the Calamari appetizers were both excellent and larger portions than expected. Our seafood entrees and sides were well prepared and served in a timely manner. The crème brulee dessert was excellent. Overall a very enjoyable evening with a great view of the lake at sunset. This is a busy noisy restaurant with very good food, it's not your best choice for a quiet romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steve G review
    SteveGVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our favorite place to eat at the lake. Always feel like family. A must try if you haven't gone here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best cocktail and great view
    MB25
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We took our kids to JB Hooks to celebrate their 15th birthday. My daughter commented that it felt like being on a cruise as we settled into our table next to the window overlooking the lake. I ordered a pineapple rum concoction from the cocktail menu, and it was the best cocktail I have ever had! This followed by the best soup I can recall, a great steak and amazing scallops. I can't wait to go there again when I am in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • woody
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great overall experience, had not been there in several years very pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The walleye was great. We always look forward to the carmelized carrots.Surprised us with an anniversary crime brûlée.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • #lovinmesomeJBHooks
    weekendgetawaygirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A WOW experience!
    love2dineout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jffj81
    JFF81
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    View is everything. Very cool at sunset. Red snapper salads and shrimp cocktail were very good and ample portions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best at The Lake of the Ozarks
    JKBHVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The View
    Ky54
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening.
    SRAEB711
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and nice Lake view
    chesterfieldsteve
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    JKBHVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 171 reviews are from the JB Hooks reviews archive.
  • Birthday celebration made special
    Wino
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • could be better atmosphere
    ozarkluver
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was very good, was very noisy. Host not willing to seat us where we wanted.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good spot on the lake
    KoGo714
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view /lobster
    SUNGIRL97VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The view was fantastic -the lobster was moist not dried out -great !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.