JB Hooks

4.6
1090 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Scenic View
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  • Waterfront
"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.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(573) 365-3255
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wine
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MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had read good reviews when we were looking for a nice resturant with a lake view . The reviews were spot on. Great food. Friendly staff. Wonderful views.

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C
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Marty was absolutely great, knowledgeable and attentive. Blackened prime rib was outstanding. King crab legs and baked potato was wonderful. We are on vacation and will be back for 2nd time in one week.

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DA
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food is generally good at JB Hooks so my husband was disappointed when they were out of prime rib. We have several favorite places at the lake but chose JB Hooks for the prime rib.
JB Hooks seemed to have an off night as the service was very slow. We waited 20 minutes past our reservation time for a table without a comment or apology from the hostess. A pleasant warning and apology from the hostess would have been appreciated. The server was great and offered a free desert but we do not eat dessert. A drink while we were waiting would have been better.

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JW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

99.99 for a 6oz filet and lobster tail seemed steep. It was delicious but had we known the price we would’ve opted for something else. Also, it took almost 3 hours to be served apps salad and dinner. There was over an hour between when the salad and meal was served. If the food wasn’t delicious, and the server very attentive, I would have rated 2 stars.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Our food was very late but they did give us 20% off our bill. She was going to give us a free dessert in lieu of that but we didn’t want a dessert. We were the only ones with late food and when I see that happen I think my order got lost or didn’t get entered. The service is very slow. It took a very long time to get our drinks. It took a very long time to get our soups. It took a very long time to get our meal. The waitress seemed to have too many tables to take care of drinks, appetizers and the main meal and refills. So staffing adjustments need to be made.

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AB
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We make a point to come here every time we come to the lake for a weekend. The food is always fantastic, nice ambience and great views. Perfect for a night out with that special someone.

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was most disappointing. We were never asked if we wanted seconds on drinks. I never got a refill on my coffee. Those drinking wine would have had a second glass but the waiter never asked. Also we were all done eating before one member of our party got her food and another finished her meal before the side dish was brought out. Disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake is the best waiter ever. My wife and I have traveled all over the world, and eaten at awesome restaurants on all our trips.....and no one beats Jake at Hooks!

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BG
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a marvelous time as always. Our waiter Jake and his staff provided us with superior service. The food was excellent and the view is breathtaking. We strongly recommend that you try JB Hooks. You will not be disappointed.

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RM
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing! His name was Johnny Grist. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and he understood that we wanted to take our time. He helped make our dinner very memorable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The free cheesecake with Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary was a real surprise and very much appreciated.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was Great place for our Anniversary! We had Great service. The food was delicious.

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AO
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Jake was an excellent waiter. He was very knowledgeable and took good care of us. A nice birthday desert was provided for us.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great, very attentive and two other staff people came through casually and asked how our dinner was going. We enjoyed our 41st anniversary free creme brulee, it was beautiful!

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KW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents don’t go out much and I brought them here for their 45th Wedding Anniversary and they loved it! Our server Jake was amazing! The rest of the staff was also great! Thankful my parents got to experience this place! Thanks Jake!! Oh the food was also amazing, great job Chef!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great.
The table location was great.
Our server, Maxwell’ was awesome!

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GA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great Views and our Server Rick was excellent. You couldn't ask for better service.

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k
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great service! Our favorite at the lake! I had the fish du jour, but it wasn’t to their normal level of quality and flavor. I mentioned it to the waiter when asked....he passed my comment on to the chef and the chef agreed, took it off the menu for the night and took it off our bill! That’s great service! But we never hesitate to try their daily specials.....99% of the time they rock!

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NB
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a quiet, well-prepared meal, served by server Rick, while sharing the scenic view with other diners. I'm grateful I live close enough to go there on a regular basis.

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IO
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whether we've ordered a light dinner or a more substantial bring-it-all-on extravaganza, Rick's excellent serving skills make every meal special. Tonight he was assisted by Sterling, who kept our glasses filled and our dishes cleared away. Leisurely dining at its finest!

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K
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place! Beautiful view of the Lake, excellent food and the service is always fantastic. Have been here before and never disappointed.

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Marty was outstanding. Hope to see her again there soon.

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St. Louis
34 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We eat here regularly! Luv the bar and ALL but the halibut special and lobster pasta was not up to your usual quality!

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KL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely view and delicious food. We return every time we are in the area.

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n
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

beautiful view overlooking Lake Ozark -our server Sierra was very good and friendly food was substandard and prices high we had prime rib walleye chicken with crabmeat and no one trully enjoyed their meal -Disappointed

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun environment, with drinks and a live jazz band. Staff was attentive and expedient, the food from appetizer through desert was wonderful for all.

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MW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent menu. Great view of the Lake . Very knowledgeable staff .
A must place to dine when at the Osarks.

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FW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The view was really nice and the food was good. The service was very good and the staff was very friendly. Me and my wife really enjoy the seats we had next the window overlooking the lake and watching the boats on the lake below.

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KN
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant with even better views! Food was delicious and staff was outstanding. Definitely recommend eating here if your visiting Lake of the Ozarks.

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal!!! The service was wonderful and the food amazing !!!

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RE
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an incredible time. I was in Hawaii before coming here and this restaurants in definitely one of the top places I’ve been by a Waterfront

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PV
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night. Had the blackened salmon with honey butter. Melt in your mouth, excellent flavors and presentation. Couple excellent food with the spectacular view. A definite 10!

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JT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vanessa gave us wonderful service and made sure our night was special. Very great place to eat and enjoy the view of the lake

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Crunchy grouper fingers App was fantastic as usual. Waiter was overwhelmed making service slow. My water was empty long enough that I spun my glass to melt the ice to drink. Gregory salads had little to no dressing making them bland. My wife’s filet was cooked to perfection as usual. The sea bass was dry and had absolutely no flavor. It’s only saving grace was being dipped in the creamed spinach to add flavor. In addition to al of that they had the Cardinal’s game on tv which everyone was watching. They seated some loudmouth in front of one of the tv’s and gave him the remote to change the station. He flipped channels while we missed Carpenter hitting a two run dinger. Rather rude of the staff. Overall a disappointing meal and experience at a normally top notch restaurant.

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w
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We were disappointed with our visit to JB Hooks. Our dining experience was on a Friday night during a holiday weekend, but there is no excuse for bad food or slow service. They seated our party of 9 promptly, they sent us upstairs which was set up for large parties. They did not have enough help to accommodate everyone. When the waitress came by to take our drink order, she had to leave us to deliver food that came to another table. Same when she took our food order, she would have to leave and come back to finish. Very confusing.
While taking our food order I asked the waitress, what was the restaurant known for, good fish or good steak. She suggested the mahi-mahi, which I love. The fish was bad, they must have found it in the back of the refrig. The smell was terrible and the taste was worse. If you buy fish like we do, from time to time you will find the person behind the counter will try and sell you old fish. But in a restaurant you should never have cooked it. You need quality control.
The waitress finally returned and I had her smell my fish. She offered to get me something else, but the rest of our party was done eating at this point.
I will not go back nor recommend it to my friends.

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PR
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We love JB Hooks. However this time the food was not up to their normal standards. We have ordered the same thing every time. The steak and lobster for two. The lobster this time around was very small and not worth the price. The salads were drowning in dressing and the service was under their normal standards. Of course we will go back but perhaps only for their happy hour specials.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both enjoyed the total experience! Our waiter Johnny Gaist was excellent!

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AW
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time, best service and best food! The waiter made our visit extra special by surprising us with a happy anniversary dessert

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KJ
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual great experience and incredible food!

Service was impeccable, view is amazing and overall extremely pleasant dining experience.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a great evening! They only complaint is they should become a smoke free restaurant as you can smoke in the bar area .....

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