JB Hooks
JB Hooks

JB Hooks

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jbhooks.com/
  • Phone: 5733653255
  • 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
92 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (81)special occasion (56)romantic (52)fit for foodies (33)great for outdoor dining (23)notable wine list (20)good for groups (18)hot spot (15)neighborhood gem (15)vibrant bar scene (10)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (5)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Good food but very expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • 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.
  • Great food
    Rachel
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME LAKE RESTAURANT
    JBHSOLD
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmosphere
    BigRob
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poppy
    poppy
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    very great evening....good food....excellent service....wonderful atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner at The Lake
    lakegirl
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    businessdiner
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Make sure and try the crab cakes! Heavenly. The view was outstanding, and our server was fantastic. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    LizS
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    View is best at the lake. Service could not be better!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special anniversary
    29years
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent view!
    Bennett
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Waiter
    TJTOSHORT
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    EismanKing
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceded my expectations
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence!
    DanD
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great dining experience. Salmon special was excellent as was the view and service. We were seated timely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Joan
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great deck seating
    MichiganFoodie
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal!
    Yumo
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall