JB Hooks

4.8
1239 reviews
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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!
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Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience with a view! We enjoyed every bite of the amazing meal - lobster tail, filet and more.
Johnny was so welcoming and helpful with suggestions based on his 20 years experience at the restaurant. He made the meal even more enjoyable.

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away. Right when we sat down we got our drinks. Our waitress, Martz (I think that’s how you spell it) was the best, she was so nice and very, very helpful. We constantly had our drinks filled and our food arrived to us pretty fast. I would recommend 100%. When you go ask for martz!!

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JS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Rick was phenomenal. Best we’ve ever had. He made our anniversary dinner date extra special. The seafood dishes we ordered were superb. Everything was perfect. A++

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always...awesome dining experience.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and service was outstanding! I had salmon and my husband had grouper. Both were perfectly seasoned and cooked. I did not pick up a salt shaker during the entire meal. The only thing I can complain about is that I didn’t have room for dessert!

Our server Vanessa was very nice, knowledgeable, and attentive. Water glasses were always filled, descriptions of the menu items were spot on, and food was brought out hot.

Our table overlooked the lake during sunset. It was breathtaking!

I’m glad we stopped here for the first night of vacation! It was excellent and definitely set the bar.

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J
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner here. The restaurant is beautiful and very relaxing. I ordered the salmon, which is one of my favorite meals. It was perfectly prepared and was the largest piece of salmon that I have ever been served in a restaurant. We also loved the after dinner coffees and dessert.

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IO
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another lovely evening at Hooks with excellent food and wonderful service from our favorite server, Rick. The panoramic view of the lake is awesome!

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NB
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prime rib at its best; fresh salad and, just to be different, french fries that melted in my mouth. I always head to Hook's when I dine out, for obvious reasons. A friendly and efficient staff, thank you, Rick. Will be back soon.

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Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful sunset view! Food was wonderful. From the cocktails to our entrees to desserts, it was all delicious. Our server, Bryan, helped us choose the perfect dishes for our tastes. Would highly recommend.

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JH
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our 1st time visiting JB Hooks. We ordered their crab cakes for appetizer, chowder and french onion soup, special of the day (barramundi) and Steak Neptune. Everything was good. Our server Marty was very friendly and service was great. We were there during sunset and the view was amazing! Because the restaurant was full, it got a little noisy, or so I thought. However, I noticed on my way out that there was a live music in the bar area, and we did not hear it in the dining room.

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LB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amie was amazing! It was the perfect birthday dinner ❤

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J
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taylor did a nice job. We had a great meal and a great evening. Thanks so much. JB Hooks is our favorite.

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BO
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service and the view cannot be beat!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On our honeymoon we planned on going to top restaurants around the Lake. JB Hooks did not disappoint. After taking in the romantic lake side ambiance, We started with a bottle of wine, delicious smoked trout, salmon bisque, and finished with an amazing pork osso buco. To top it all off the service was outstanding. Our server Bryan was great. Between his bubbly attitude and great recommendations he really helped make it a special evening for us. Definitely coming back for our next trip out.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Atmosphere for work dinners or relaxing night at the lake!!! Definitely will not leave hungry

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NB
27 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prime rib perfectly prepared. Broccoli cream soup with cheese and bacon a real taste treat. I can always count on wonderful food and professional and friendly service, thank you Rick, whenever I dine at J B Hooks.

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IO
29 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The charbroiled prime rib was perfect, as was the exceptional service Rick gave our table. I highly recommend Hooks for its excellent food, spectacular panoramic view, and warm and welcoming ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service by Rick! He was more the happy to answer all my questions about the menu and offer suggestions.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday and service and food was phenomenal!

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was amazing! Food exceeded our expectations. Definitely be returning.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is hard to find a restaurant that will accept reservations where we live. We appreciate those that do. The food was excellent at JB Hooks, as was the service. I do not have a single complaint.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and a stunning view.

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NB
27 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite a below freezing evening, it was well worth braving the temperatures to have dinner at Hook's Monday. Enjoyed efficient service by Rick while we took in the view of the lake surrounded by snow. It's a pleasure to be able to count on delicious meals and superb service.

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IO
29 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was cold outside but warm and cozy inside Hooks, where we enjoyed the panoramic view and colorful sunset as we dined. Special kudos to our server, Rick, who knows the menu and makes spot-on recommendations every time. The escargot sounded intriguing, I must say. The bussers did a fine job of attending our table unobtrusively and efficiently.

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I took a Lady Friend 26 Feb 2019 for her Birthday. This was the first visit for either of us. Sooo many good choices on the menu that it took my friend some time for her to decide what she wanted for dinner. By the time she made her decision the waiter Bryan and I had become good friends. Wine and lobster tail and salads were excellent. Ambiance was lovely. Service was perfect! Desert was fabulous. Prime rib and NY strip had wonderful flavor but did contain some grissel that we were unable to chew. I definately will be back!

Charles Shawver, Ashland, MO

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Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience food and service were perfect the view spectacular sunset amazing had a great evening

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IO
29 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JB Hooks is my first choice for fine dining at the Lake. Excellent food, spectacular view, and warm ambiance. I always ask to be seated in Rick's section, as he is the consummate fine-dining server. Rick's busser this evening, Myrna, did a great job of keeping our glasses filled and our table cleared.

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NB
27 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal at Hook's on Monday, ably served by Rick, and a beautiful sunset to admire. I look forward to many visits in order to order all my favorite meals. Thank you, Rick, for a lovely evening.

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KL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JB Hooks has always been one of our favorite places to dine at Lake of the Ozarks. The service is always excellent and the food is exceptional. View of the lake is one of the best in the lake area. I would highly recommend JB Hooks for a special occasion, date night, or business dinner.

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AP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Absolutely would not recommend. We own a home at the lake and visit the lake frequently. This was the very first time we went to JB Hooks due to the fact we heard the food was over priced and not good. We don't have a problem with paying high prices if the food is good. The food was just so-so, not any better than an Outback. I had lobster that was chewy and the rice had too much pepper that I couldn't even eat it. The service was horrible, Holly was our server. She has no personality whatsoever and should not work with the public on any level. We have date night maybe 2 times per month and this night was ruined due to this awful experience. She did not care that we were on a date and the table next to us was a bunch of drunks that were loud and out of control. Why would you all seat a single couple next to loud obnoxious drunks upstairs? We told her this and she said, "I'm sorry" and walked off. She was very, very rude and reminded me of a Denny's server or Waffle house hurry up attitude you are bothering me, type of server. She is a cancer for your business and we will never return and we will also let our friends and family know how absolutely horrible the experience was.

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Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Johnny was very helpful and had great suggestions on what to eat. We ask for a window table and they were able to fulfill our request! Hooks is a great place for excellent service and great food.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Needs a menu update! Overpriced for portions- boring plate decor. Almost all seafood selections had hollandaise sauce that did not complement the dish. Service and scenery was good.

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PR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service food and atmosphere we will be back for special occasions

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent service was 5 star. Rick was one of the best servers I've ever encountered.

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience minus the cigarette odor that lingers from the bar area into the dining rooms.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will be back with an appetite that only the sweet halibut fillet can satisfy. Oh how I will dream.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful meal and service.. A bit noisy and tables a bit too close together for what would expect of this caliber of restaurant. Overall a fabulous venue for a celebration meal.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing steak, only thing I would have changed was two of our appetizers. Grouper fingers were fabulous but on the verge of not cooked , still yummy

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JH
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best way to spend our Valentine’s Day! JB Hooks never disappoints on their food and service.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for a Valentine's Day dinner out. It was our first time there. They treated us very special. It was wonderful to see how everyone was treated. The food was great and cooked exactly as ordered. We got to be in the room overlooking the lake. The view was fantastic!

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