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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
  • "The view was fantastic -the lobster was moist not dried out -great !!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "very great evening....good food....excellent service....wonderful atmosphere"
    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
  • "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
  • "View is best at the lake. Service could not be better!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Our dining experience at JB Hooks could not have been better. It exceeded our expectations."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "been going there long time and never been disappointed, service and food very good."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Bar is smokey. Surprised that there is a restaurant like this. Unpleasant. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "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
  • "I ordered Salmon but Mahi Mahi was brought by mistake and my husband had to return the mashed potatoes because they were cold. Both issues were corrected and we were given an after dinner drink and dessert at no additional charge to compensate us for the additional wait time. Overall, the food was excellent and the service was outstanding and, along with the fantastic view, we would highly recommend this restaurant as one of our favorites. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "JB Hooks is a great place for dinner. I've been many times and took a co-worker recently who was very impressed. One of the best places to visit at the lake."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "So we had the oysters on the half shell and smokey chicken wings for appetizers and lobster tail, and kc strip for dinner. Throw in 4 glasses of wine and a 20% tip all for $200 and we had a fantastic time. The food was excellent and the server was very attentive. Made for a really special evening and worth every penny!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "My best friend and I went for dinner at JB Hooks during a girls weekend. We both had a couple martinis- I recommend the pinapple paradise! We shared the Rockefeller Oysters were delish! We found the portion sizes to be perfect. I highly recommend the scallops! We will be eating here again in the future!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food quality and taste, service, atmosphere all really good. But the price was about 30% too high. Fine for an occasional big splurge. Be sure to get a table on the deck. The view is really nice. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Our table was ready when we arrived a few minutes early. We enjoy leisurely dining and we got it. The server Kim was attentive and gave us the time to sit back and have a few drinks before dinner. We both had the lettuce wedge with different dressings. My wife had the northern walleye and I had the grouper supreme. Both were great choices. We also got the vegetable which was brussel sprouts. Kim had them sauted to just cooked and served without the sauce. Perfectly prepared and not over cooked. W were offered dessert but declined as the salad and entree were more than adequate. Overall the experience was great and we would return on our next visit to the ozarks."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Side dishes were cold, fish mushy but tasted good Tasteful presentation but overpriced for quality"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We visit Lake of the Ozarks several times a year, and no visit is complete without a night at JB Hooks. The atmosphere is wonderful, gorgeous lake view and the staff is excellent! The frosted flakes crusted grouper fingers are delicious, and the homemade sun dried tomato cheese spread is amazing! Excellent seafood and steaks. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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