JB Hooks

4.8
2952 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
"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!
What 2952 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Aubrey
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with my husband. Our waiter Tony was absolutely amazing. Great service, very polite and amazing sea food!!!!!. Best experience!!!

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RalphP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. So beautiful that we got engaged in the patio last night. Service and food was amazing

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KipJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked for a lake view and we were seated with a lovely view. The service was prompt and attentive to our every need. The food was delicious. Oysters on the half shell were the biggest I have ever seen. I had sea bass and my husband enjoyed a steak. Both were scrumptious. A little pricey but worth every cent. Highly recommend!

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GayleH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat, snd Taylor K. Was our waitress… very nice and professional

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steved
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server, Marty, did a terrific job for this business dinner. She's an expert at guiding through the menus, and communicating about the food and drinks. The ribeye was very good, but huge. It would be good to have a choice of size of cuts. It was a busy Monday evening, and I'm glad we were seated at an "edge," because the noise level was elevated. The view of the Lake is terrific, and the restaurant certainly impresses out-of-city guests.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vanessa was s great waitress who gave us personalized service. Food was excellent and view was amazing. Best meal I've had in a long time.

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CindyG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Devin, is one of the best servers we’ve ever had in any restaurant. He’s very professional, friendly and gave excellent suggestions for appetizers and entrees. The food was fantastic.

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PBMAX84
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual JB Hooks doesn't disappoint. Food and service top notch. We have been going there occasionally for 8 years or so and the quality stays consistently good.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was excellent
Vanessa was outstanding

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LisaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had the cocktail shrimp app. Way over cooked. Terrible

All other dishes very good, especially the Ossobuco.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate with friends. We had a very good meal and impeccable service from our waiter Zach! Definitely a restaurant to return to.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The JB Hooks experience hasn't disappointed us yet. Food, Service, and Environment consistently get five stars from us. Parking is kind of tight due to its location, so plan a few minutes ahead especially during prime dining hours.

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CARLAL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Johnny was the absolute best server! So friendly and very helpful on the different menu options.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary and dads day. I wrote that it was our 15 wedding anniversary in open table notes but they didn’t mention it at dinner or bring a special anniversary dessert. I forgot to ask as I was enjoying my meal so much.

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LauraRice
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place

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MikeC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service
Owner made the rounds in the dining room checking on all tables
Impressive

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Jdub
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and view at dinner last night. Thank you to all for a great dinner. Thanks to our server Sierra.

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LindaJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to treat Dad for Father's Day. Great view, food and service......as always

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner!

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vipRobT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and Johnny our waiter was exceptional.

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Pad80
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

food was excellent, ample salads with our meal and the complimentary crackers and cream cheese spread were delicious! Our server was wonderful and very attentive.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is just as perfect as the food. We cannot go to JB Hook's without getting the crab cakes. We planned a last minute trip for our Anniversary, and our waitress surprised us with a desert that said Happy 6th Anniversary. You cannot ask for better service or better food at the Lake. They're #1 on TripAdvisor for a reason!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny G KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK!!! Bruce and his team have no rivals. We were getting together with a longtime client and dear friend after 23 years of history. Life can speed by and you don’t see those you care about often enough. But when you make the time and have a place to connect like JB Hooks and service like Johnny G provided, life is simply perfect! Thanks for providing friendships a special place to grow!

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RussZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top shelf again. Service and food was A++.

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TimF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience at JB Hooks was great. Johnny was excellent, he let us take our time to enjoy our evening. Food was delicious.

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StayGreat
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Fun atmosphere with a beautiful view.

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katieh
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant! Wining and Dining at its finest. Love this place!

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TimC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kelly did a fantastic job as our server. And, as usual, the food and the view were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as usual and can’t wait to go back again! 😍

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake rocked! What a fun waiter and great evening out.
Started with some appetizers downstairs and were treated with superb dinners upstairs! And the Grasshopper mint after dinner ice cream drink was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday. The food was excellent—apps, dinner, service, drinks and dessert were beyond expectations. Our server was Kelly and she was really great

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PenniR
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always great food, service was a little slow but they were busy, beautiful view.

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LewisH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location and friendly staff. Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great service by Maxwell, already can’t wait to go back!!!

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Johnc
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Beautiful dining area. Very noisy but big crowd. Nancy was a great server.

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connies
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian was attentive even though it was quite busy. Always enjoy our time a j b hooks.

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was fantastic! We had a 6:45 reservation, showed up at 6:30 and was seated right away! We had our two young children with us and felt very welcome right away. Zach, our server was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and provided a great experience! Food was absolutely delicious. Definitely recommend!!

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KayaH
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional! Awesome steak (yum) and superb service by Devin!

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JulieannW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friend and I came from out of state to check out the Lake of the Ozarks and we were intrigued by the reviews for JB Hooks Restaurant. The ambience of JB Hooks is outstanding. I had the blueberry Lemon Drop and wow, that drink was good! The food was very good. I had the Chicken Oscar and my friend ate the filet. We were both impressed with the food here. You know what makes a great dining experience, is the friendliness of the waitress. Her name is Marty. She didn't rush us, she was so sweet, and was very helpful with my friend who is gluten intolerant. She took our picture and told us to make sure we waited for the sunset because it is so beautiful over the lake. She was really, really good and I would request her table. I wanted to ask for a Manager just to tell them what a great asset she is to your restaurant. But I figured this review would be just as good. Thank you for a great evening Marty at a beautiful, delicious restaurant.

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GeraldC
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Your music selection is absolutely terrible and does not fit in with the beautiful view, the surroundings, and all things that make dinning in your facility the best place to dine at the lake. Try leaving the music (noise) off and see how many complaints you get about it not being on.

FAQs

JB Hooks offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (573) 365-3255.

JB Hooks is rated 4.8 stars by 2952 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.