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About 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!

2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily

11:00am - 9:00pm


Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(573) 365-3255

Website:
http://www.jbhooks.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wine

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JB Hooks Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (42)
Scenic View (40)
Special Occasion (36)
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Romantic (33)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Cozy (15)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Casual (9)
Business Meals (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Live Music (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Fun (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

Our first time to eat at JB Hooks. The food was so delicious. We had the stuffed lobster tail and prime rib with Gregory salad. We decided we have been missing the best restaurant at the lake all the years we have been coming here!! Our waiter was Johnny Grist. He was so helpful in deciding what to eat and attended to our ever need!! Our whole experience was 5 star!!! Will be back!

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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

What a perfect place to to watch sunset. Thank you for making my special evening even more romantic.

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food5
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

I took a group of customers, that are big eaters. Every one of them came out very satisfied with the portion size, and quality of the food.
Half ordered meat, and half ordered sea food/ fish. My salmon was perfect, the mixed drinks received excellent ratings also. I will be back for sure.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful dining experience, again. Service and food were outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Awesome! The complimentary horsdeuve was delicious and the house chocolate martini so good I had two . Loved our server Anthony. This is now our #1 lakeside restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

We are from out of town, so JB Hooks is the one visit at the top of the list when we come to the lake. We enjoy the food and the impeccable service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our dinner was outstanding. Service was very good. It is one of my favorite places to eat. We go there often without reservations.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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food5
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great atmosphere, fabulous view of Lake of the Ozarks, delicious food. Bread that is served with dinner is pretty cheap. But it's a nice romantic atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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service3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was amazing!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice place but food is overpriced. Other nearby options for fine dining at a reasonable cost.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We visit this restaurant regularly and are never disappointed. Our waiter, Jake, is the best waiter at the Lake. Jake has worked with the chef to have my scallops order custom made to perfection. The service by the entire staff is excellent. Your water glass will never be empty. The owner, Bruce, stops by the table to ask how your dinner and service has been. We strongly recommend that you visit JB Hooks the next time you are at the Lake!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was delicious and our waiter Jake provided excellent service!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My favorite thing to make for dinner: Reservations at Hooks!

What an enchanted evening! The meal was well prepared by the chefs and perfectly presented by Rick H, who answered all our questions knowledgeably and completely. Rick was ably assisted this evening by Mr Bishop. As an extra bonus, we were seated at the perfect time to watch a spectacular sunset. We'll do this again, and soon.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

J. B. Hooks has the best service, food is great, friendly service. A place we visit every time we come to the lake..

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Best restaurant at the lake. Excellent friendly service. Great seafood and steaks!!!! Love when the owner walks around checking to make sure everything is great!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Live Music
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our table of 5 had four different entrees and everyone agreed that they enjoyed their meals and rated them as excellent. J B Hooks is now on our list as one of the 3 best restaurants at the lake. Also, the Happy Hour is the best at the lake, bar none. The only improvement would be a smoke-free bar area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our steaks were to be medium well, the came in medium rare. The waitress only came back to the table one time and that was 3 fourths the way through the meal. Our meal has been usually pretty good but the last couple of times you have kind of failed us. We're not sure we're gonna come back.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Jake was a wonderful Server and did a great job ensuring we had a wonderful date night. Zane also took care of us for our post-dinner drinks!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We booked for our company Christmas Dinner/Party. We found that this place met all our needs for space and the food was phenomenal! The service was excellent with our server Rick being funny and entertaining. The atmosphere was perfect and everyone that attending was very pleased to the point that we've decided to come back next year!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Last night we had an outstanding meal, served by Jake!!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We go to JB Hooks once a year and each visit the service is outstanding with outstanding food. Best in the Lake Ozark area!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

For this very special birthday celebration, we chose JB Hooks, our favorite restaurant, and asked for Rick Huntsman, our favorite server. The prime rib was superb! At the end of the meal, Rick presented our birthday celebrant with an exquisite creme brulee, served atop a platter with birthday greetings written in delicious raspberry sauce, topped off with a birthday candle. The evening was a resounding success, thanks to the chef and staff in the background and Rick and his charmingly efficient buser, Taylor, orchestrating the presentation and flow of food and drink at the table. Highly recommend for any meal, but most especially a special celebration. Be sure to ask for Rick; he pulls everything together seamlessly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

our waiter, rick huntsman, was the best I have encountered in several years. he not only was highly polite efficient, but went theextra mile to make our anniversary one to remember

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always great food and service! Jake our server was attentive and very good at his job.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food is amazing. Be sure to try the fried coconut shrimp. The restaurant has bar side and a sit down side. They are polar opposites and you can’t even hear how loud the bar is in the dinning area.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Best restaurant on the Lake......Nancy our server was outstanding......and the food was excellent

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Our server, Richard, was wonderful. He was attentive to our every need - even knowing what we needed before we did.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

My fiance and I enjoyed our 2 year anniversary here. The price is higher end, but the quality speaks for itself. Our server was quick to help and knowledgeable about the food. He helped us make a delicious decision! The taste of everything was divine. Our plates were quickly changed from dirty to clean, and our glasses were always full. Also, I liked that our server asked if we wanted to wait to have our dinner order put in, as to not rush through our salad course. Overall an amazing experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

My wife's birthday dinner. Most amazing dining experience. Provided us with a great view of the lake. many thanks to our server- Mr. Rick Huntsman who guided us with our wine and dinner selections. Would recommend the KC Strip steak and any seafood special. Thanks to the chef and staff for a memorable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food and atmosphere were very nice. Our waiter, Rick, did a great job helping with our choices and providing some history. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time at this restaurant. Very noisy and my friend and I are both a little hard hearing so had a little trouble understanding the young waitress. Salmon bisque was rather blah and the Fettucine Alfredo was overloaded with garlic. I ordered Chicken Oscar, my first time, it was good, but, it tasted like chicken, rice, béarnaise sauce, and asparagus, like four separate things, rather than a very tasty meal.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Waiter (Rick) was fantastic, just the right amount of care but let us be alone. Thanks for the window, the view was amazing at night, food was perfectly cooked. A great night out for the two of us.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food and great views and atmosphere

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of the best things about living at the Lake year-round now rather than just visiting is that I can eat at Hooks any time I want. And one of the things I enjoy most about eating at Hooks is the exceptional service provided by our favorite (and award-winning!) server, Rick Huntsman. I know I can trust Rick's recommendations, which have always been spot-on. My friend had the Chicken Gregory and pronounced it to be exquisite. I selected the Pesto Snapper, which was interesting. Watching the spectacular sunset while eating dinner will have to wait a few months, but we enjoyed the after-dark vista of sparkling lights reflected on the Lake. It was calm and peaceful and suited our mood perfectly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I booked this table for my parents for my dad’s birthday, and they had a great experience. They couldn’t say enough about it. The food was excellent, the view gorgeous, and the staff top notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

6 Star ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Perfect 👌🏾 for a anniversary

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Sunset was beautiful! Food was amazing. We had a great prime rib! We will be coming back! Perfect date night!

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Visited with friends for my wife's Birthday Party. Everyone really enjoyed the food and atmosphere! We've been going to JB Hooks since it opened and it still has the best food, views and waiters on the Lake!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food and service was excellent. It was so good that we went back on Saturday evening. Also my wife lost a piece of jewelry there. Thought it was gone for good. The owner had found it and returned it at dinner on Saturday. This is our go to place any time at the Lake. Highly recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Best meal the 4 of us have had and we have dined world wide. Nancy was excellent and made the experience more enjoyable.
SUPER!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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