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JB Hooks

4.8
4.8
3749 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 53 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 3,749 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lake of the Ozarks

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary. Go there every year for our special day.

  2. SR

    SuzanneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jake was our waiter. He was very pleasant fun to joke around with, great service. The restaurant really has a beautiful view and nice atmosphere. It was a great place to dine for our 32 year wedding anniversary.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    29th Wedding Anniversary weekend. Very good meal, service and feel. Jake our attendant was really good and we appreciate all his attention to us. We both had Fish dishes and the were prepared perfectly!

  4. JF

    JamesF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Panoramic view of the lake, large birds riding on the air outside our window. Excellent service and great food.

  5. PG

    PhilG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food was amazing but it was our anniversary and we asked for a sunset view but there was a big black building blocking it went down. Server was very good otherwise.

  6. CZ

    ChrisZ

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Pasta was good, as well as the beef that went along with it. Greek salad good. The butterfly shrimp were a little overdone, but not enough to make them rubbery. French Onion soup was delicious. Crème brûlée was done nicely, as was the brownie cupcake and ice cream. Not too many patrons on a Tuesday evening. The view of the Lake of the Ozarks is outstanding.

  7. KC

    KC4845

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Have not been there for 3 years. The server's professionalism, knowledge of the manual, like where you got the fish , from Hawaii rather than from the ocean, and the used to be first class restaurant service have declined.

  8. N

    Nicolas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here was amazing and the best part by far was Johnny! He made sure to make our anniversary one to remember! We will definitely be dining here again and hope to see Johnny as well!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you want a window seat be sure to put that car made out reservation for our anniversary over a week in advance so I figured we would get a great spot. Ever table has a beautiful view so we were very pleased still but we were not right on the window. So next time I will be sure to add that to my reservation 💕 Food was amazing and the service and ambiance was incredible.

  10. KQ

    KillaQueen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, just perfect. We weren’t rushed at all and the drinks were on point. Always the best!

  11. SR

    SteveR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, great menu, good food. Birthday extra was delicious.

  12. WP

    WPTiffany2

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience4

    We were seated 20 min after reservation. Took another 30 for the server to take our order. Food took a long time to be served. Our entrees were cold.

  13. LL

    LocalLaker

    Lake of the Ozarks

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, only thing we were bummed about is the change in the escargot. The previous way of making them was much better

  14. AH

    AmandaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was truly amazing and staff was excellent. Even the owner walked around checking in with each guest which I thought was so nice.😊

  15. M

    Mack

    St. Louis

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Outstanding as always. Had a bad entree, but owner immediately resolved the problem. Jake, our server was excellent as always. He has been serving us for years and has never performed less than perfect, no matter how busy he is. A must stop whenever we are at the lake of the Ozarks.

  16. RU

    RhondaU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to celebrate my Father in law’s birthday and it was fantastic! He had the walleye and raved about it! All the rest of us had steak and shrimp and it was delicious! Johnny was great as our server!!

  17. MJ

    MarkJ

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The view was beautiful as is the setting. The crab cakes were too spicy, over use of red pepper flakes-disappointed. The orange roughy was good (nothing amazing) but to pay $45. !! We like J. B. Hook’s but suffered sticker shock. Probably be a while before we go back.

  18. CS

    CarterS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great sunset dinner. The food was fabulous, and the service was great. Marty took care of our every need and made sure we were happy customers.

  19. CD

    CDub

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our server Ben, was very attentive of our needs and was very patient and professional.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner and drinks. Rick Huntsman did a great job taking care of us last night.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience5

    My daughter brought her boyfriend for his 19th birthday. We had made the reservation and let you know it was his birthday. We requested a window seat. When they came in they didn’t have a window seat. They sat down and ordered their appetizer and they brought it out but it had been an hour that they had been there and the waiter hadn’t taken their order for dinner yet. Then asked my daughters boyfriend what dessert he wanted and brought it out. My daughter FINALLY told (she is 16 and this was her first time coming without us) the waiter they hadn’t ordered yet. He said oh I’m sorry I got confused. They ordered and got their food. My daughter ordered the Alfrado like she always does and said it tasted burnt. Of course she said nothing but I just wanted to let you know how their experience went. We have been coming for years and always have good service and delicious food. I guess it was just an off night. I told her she should have said something but she felt uncomfortable speaking up. Hopefully her spending $175 of her own money and having server trouble and burnt tasting food will change her mind about saying something next time. Her boyfriends food was great though, so Happy Birthday to him.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the perfect spot to kick off the bachelorette weekend! The food was delicious! Jake was amazing and made our night!

  23. WK

    WalterK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view, service, food, entire atmosphere was exceptional. Rachael, our server was wonderful. A memorable evening.

  24. RH

    RodneyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jake did a great job with his service and knowledge. Will be coming back.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding server, Jake, very friendly and recommended a fantastic wine to go with dinner!

  26. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love coming here when visiting the lake and this time was no different. Our waiter Jake was excellent and the food delicious.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    "I've never seen a steak look like that" statement from waiter and didn't taste that great either ..disappointed

  28. JS

    JimiS

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4

    We arrived right on time for our 7:00 PM dinner reservation and we were not served dinner until 9:00. This is not our history with Hooks, but some gesture for whatever problems they had would have been a nice way of saying we are sorry. The food when it finally arrived was good.

  29. TH

    THOMASC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Mother's Day sunday was very busy and the whole staff worked very hard. This caused my party to have to wait a little for our meal. However, under the circumstances it was understandable. Besides the food taste and quality overcame any obstacles we may have encountered. A nice and pleasant experience. We will be back.

  30. KS

    KeithS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was outstanding. The food and ambiance were beyond our expectations. We would definitely recommend this restaurant 🥃🥃😉😉

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lake of the Ozarks

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jake is the BEST!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had an amazing dinner with the best waiter in the place. We booked through open table and arrived early. The hostesses were great, directed us to the bar with music. We enjoyed a drink there and returned to be seated in one of the best tables in the house. Food was amazing and I can’t say enough about the service.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Wasn’t sure wha to expect but we were very impressed. Service was top notch and are appetizers and entrees were delicious. Our sever was Kelly and we would request her for our next visit.

  35. LM

    LaurenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Truly our favorite fine dining experience at the Lake, and this time was no different. Beautiful view, excellent salads & steaks and exceptional service. Jake went above & beyond as our server—even saving a piece of key lime pie for our daughter. Can’t wait for our next experience.

  36. M

    Mikkid

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Loved Peggy the hostess and Katie the bus girl, those two made it such a great experience!

  37. MI

    MIKEW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Veal should be tender but was extremely tough and chewy. Large open dining room was loud and not intimate. Service excellent. Large portions. View excellent.

  38. NT

    NancyT

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Jake was amazing! Kept us entertained and we never needed for anything.

  39. KH

    KayaH

    Lake of the Ozarks

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed a steak dinner, perfect! Devin was an excellent server, my favorite. Window seat is a beautiful view overlooking the lake.

  40. SW

    SteveW

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently the best food and service at the Lake. Always a go to place for fine dining.

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JB Hooks is rated 4.8 stars by 3749 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 53 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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