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JB Hooks

4.7
4.7
3839 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

For parties over 4 please contact the restaurant for availability.

"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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Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (573) 365-3255

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kenneth Marietta

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Ozark

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 3,839 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RR

    RyanR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our waiter Rick was amazing. Very knowledgeable and prompt. Our meal was fantastic. My husbands steak wasn’t cooked properly but they fixed it immediately. Filet was fantastic.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Went for our anniversary, service was outstanding! We had Johnny as a waiter, great conversation and service. Food, eh. Wife had pasta and was good, I had a ribeye and it was completely over seared. Edges looked like jerky. Otherwise everything was great!

  3. TM

    ThomasM

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and excellent service from a server named Kelly. Kelly helped steer us into a nice rib eye steak and a wonderful Grouper Supreme. Definitely a repeatable dining experience.

  4. K

    Kittenhrh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Devin was excellent! It was super busy and he never failed to check in and get us what we needed. The food was superb and we’ll definitely be back!

  5. SG

    ShannonG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Short staffed, waited greater than 30-40 minutes for orders and to even get our checks.

  6. DB

    DebbieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Our server Marty was great!! Dinner was amazing as usual.

  7. KC

    KC4845

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the 3rd time we have dinner at JB Hooks this boating season. Food is as always delicious. We are becoming to like the way they cook the fish and its favor. Plan to try out all fishes they have on the menu. Our waitress this time, Vanessa, is highly commended for her excellent service and professionalism. She has raised the bar of JB Hooks service back to what I always expected since many years ago. Thank you.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another outstanding meal with friends. Rick did a great job taking care of us.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Marty are waitress was phenomenal she helped me and my granpa pick out our meals and she did not disappoint.

  10. RO

    ROBERTZ

    Kansas City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were excellent. Waitress was a little overworked but she did a great job. Top notch view of the lake was awesome!

  11. S

    Shar

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant with nice waitress plus amazing food!9

  12. AV

    AnnaV

    Anchorage

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    When we received the apps they were cold, and the steak bites were undercooked. We asked for extra salad dressing with salads and did not get. Entree also arrived cold. After we decided to take home leftovers to heat and eat and home, waiter brought us the to go boxes with checks from our table and others inside our to go box. Can not even imagine how dirty the leather holders with the checks are / were. We had gone there a couple weeks and food quality was not that great in that case either. Knowing everyone has a bad night we tried again but very disappointed again.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jackie was our server. She was great and was always on top of things.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great as usual. Courses were well paced, and our server Rick was very nice and attentive. In fact, we were checked on multiple times by many staff members, whether it was drink refills or taking away plates.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect everything was perfect

  16. R

    Robert

    Las Vegas

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Place, actually two restaurants in one location, as half is a lively bar, 3 - 10pm happy hour, other side is fine dining. Fantastic view of main channel, great food, service, and great live music too.

  17. G

    Granny

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Very expensive and the food didn’t have much flavor. Best part was the bread served before the dinner with the cream cheese spread. I won’t go back.

  18. SL

    SharlaL

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve enjoyed JB Hooks several times. Great steaks and seafood, and the crab Rangoon appetizer is delicious. Last night we had Johnny as our server. He was excellent. He took great care in helping me make selections due to a food allergy. We will definitely go back and ask to be sat with him again.

  19. MM

    MyaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    We have been coming to JB Hooks for years and this was the worst experience we have had there. We had a reservation over a month in advance just to arrive 5 minutes early and still had to wait 30 minutes to get seated. We then had to wait 15 minutes for our server to even greet us, another 25 minutes to get our drinks. Even when the restaurant was nearly empty, the server took 20 minutes to get us our checks after asking for them, and was snippy about paying her right away even though the rest of the evening seemed to be no rush. I definitely understand that places are understaffed but this was not what we expected and definitely did not meet the standards that we had since our previous experiences were so nice.

  20. SB

    SteveB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food. Good device. Nice view of the Lake of the Ozarks.

  21. KD

    KayDelance

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    We have dined at JB Hooks several times and have always been impressed with service and food, but this visit was very disappointing! Slow service and poor steaks!

  22. CG

    ChuckG

    Naples

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    We typically love this place. It was one of our favorites. Today we were less than impressed. The walleye was served on a plate alone and looked quite greasy. A very odd presentation. My husband ordered the filet and crab legs. The price was $121, which is fine, but the crab legs were very small. Our daughter enjoyed her meal, she had steak Neptune. Our waitress served fine but with very little personality and never once asked how everything was even after taking my plate away without much eaten. We are very forgiving with staff and situations employers are in in this day and age but getting a bill for over $320 before the tip for a mediocre meal is nothing we will do again.

  23. SW

    StephenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kelly was an amazing waitress! Great food and even better service. The view was beautiful too.

  24. KE

    KEMM

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Normally, JB Hooks is our #1 Lake of the Ozarks restaurant. Unfortunately, on this visit (June 14, 2022), the service was very below par. Service waiters and waitresses are usually top rated, but on this night, the first waitress insulted us, claiming we were a squeeze in [even though we had made reservations]; the second was so busy with other guests, it took forever to be served. It seemed that on this night, JB Hooks was understaffed. We had brought out-of-town guests with us, so their first experience with JB Hooks was not a good one.

  25. L

    Lucky568

    Lake of the Ozarks

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food and friendly helpful servers but like many venues you could use additional staff. We will definitely return. Sandy and Bob Holub

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jake was our server he was great, fun personality and very polite and attentive. Justin was our bartender, he made excellent drinks and gave perfect suggestions based upon our preferences. The food was wonderful and beautifully presented, we had oysters, scallops & the sea bass special. Great view of the lake from our table. JB Hooks never disappoints.

  27. TG

    ToniG

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing dinner and our server was amazing. It was a little loud Saturday. Lots of larger groups.

  28. RE

    RobertE

    Denver

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No surprise here, JB Hook’s has once again knocked it out of the fine dining stadium!!! We always look forward to dining at JB Hook’s every time we come to LOTO. The restaurant is so beautiful and has the best views of the lake/sunset. It’s been a few years but I am still impressed with the design of the new dining room, and we still love eating in the old dining room as well! Chloe and all of the wait staff did an excellent job. We looking forward to coming back to dinner in July!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time in, new local in town. Best food I’ve had at the lake. Great view, and Marty and the rest of the staff was wonderful! We will definitely be back.

  30. SB

    SuzannaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Marty was a great waitress! Very attentive to us. The food was absolutely amazing. Great way to spend our anniversary.

  31. KA

    KimA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding service by our waiter Jake. Thank you for making our evening so special.

  32. AL

    AmyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We’ve been here before and it’s always been great. This time was a bit different and not quite what we were expecting but or waiter Jake made up for it. So glad we had him again. We’ll be back and hopefully it’s not quite as busy.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate outside. The view was spectacular. Servers were prompt and attentive. Our meals were delicious. Highly recommend.

  34. BA

    BexA

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Server was knowledgeable and prompt. My steak was cooked to correct temperature. My husband’s lobster tail outstanding. The escargot has too much breading which doesn’t seem to have a purpose to the dish.

  35. JP

    JessieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service from Kelly were excellent. Great value and a great view!

  36. JS

    JeanneS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Our waitress Kelly was great. Crabcakes and steak were delicious. Mayfair dressing on salad needed help. Bus boys were slow. Overall it was a lovely dinner.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vacation to the area

  38. JH

    JessicaH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view from any table was spectacular as it advertises. The variety of menu was so great I couldn't decide but ordered the crabcakes for appetizer and blackened salmon with asparagus with greek salad and it was the best meal. All I can say! Tender, juicy, flavorful and service was impeccable. My husband ordered the 16oz ribeye and he said it was super juicy and the flavor was so good.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful Dinner

  40. RT

    RobertT

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    JBHooks s one of our favorite restaurants here. Service is always outstanding. Our waitress, Marty, was top notch, with a friendly personal greeting, complete knowledge, and she made us feel like friends. She was attentive without being intrusive. Her recommendations were great, and she made dinner seem like a special occasion, but with no hassle. Although we’ve never had a bad server at Hooks, Marty stands out as exceptional. Thank you, Marty.

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JB Hooks is rated 4.7 stars by 3839 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 45 times today
Google Map for JB Hooks

2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Ozark

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kenneth Marietta

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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