JB Hooks

4.7
3411 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was amazing. He took care of everything before we could ask. He is a total professional. Everyone should request his service. Thank you for you taking care of us.

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Eml2018
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prime rib and fish were great, creme brulee topped it off

JH
JenH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, service, food and best view of the lake!

JR
JoeR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

4 patrons pork was dry, chicken dry, steaks for other two was good, rolls inedible hard as rock. Shrimp appetizer with fresh horseradish was excellent, service was good but very impersonal

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DepBP
Springfield
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Devon, our waiter, was very professional and helpful. He was knowledgeable on the meals and made some great recommendations. I would have preferred a nice "wet" (sweet) red wine, but the Red Blend was a good comprimise.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was wonderful. Our server was very attentive. Food was excellent as always!

JR
JillR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

2 of us ordered a ribeye and they did not have a good flavor for the $50 cost.

They also got my brother in laws steak cooked wrong twice. We are not picky people, but this experience was bad. I typically come and sit on the bar side, but wanted to try something different.

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vipDAGR
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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KimW
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first date at JB Hooks, we got engaged on a boat underneath JB Hooks on the water, and we return each year to celebrate our Anniversary. 14 years and counting.
Great food. Julie made our experience sweet. Thank you.

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vipRaff
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner starting off the holidays. Thanks for being here at the lake.

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SharonN
Key West
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, service snd food were excellent. View is always pretty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Johnny was the best server! Highly recommend if you’re visiting LOTO!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny was our server he gave us time to talk and enjoy our drinks . Explained things on the menu and totally served us with the best dining experience we could asked for ! Everything was top notch !
•••••The owner came around and asked how our dinner was if it was cooked to our expectation and we thought that was really nice …. Thank you !

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KenzieA
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Greg! He was so nice and very good even though he was very busy, he took his time and made sure we were taken care of! He did not make us feel like he was in a rush! 10/10 would recommend him!

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vipKayaH
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere at JB Hooks. The food is outstanding, I prefer the steaks. My server was Devin, he is my favorite. And wether it's light outside or not, it's a beautiful lake view.

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JimT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. I asked for a medium rare steak, but it was very rare. However, they did make up for it by giving us a free dessert, which was amazing! Great experience!!

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were excellent, the service by Olivia was excellent, and the entire experience was wonderful. This was our second visit (we live about two hours away), and it is already a place we will come to again and again.

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny was an amazing waiter! He made my birthday dinner special! We loved the whole evening

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Square ceiling light fixtures need internal cleaning to eliminate bugs.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, terrific food & awesome service. Thank you, Marty we enjoyed our first experience at JB Hooks. We will be back.

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was fantastic. Everyone was friendly and kind. Fast service, beautiful atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back!

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EmilyO
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We loved the dip with the crackers but everything else just wasn’t up to our standards. We ordered steaks and calamari. Both were bland. Cooked to our request and on point but just overall taste wasn’t great. Cajun Calamari seemed slightly over cooked with zero seasoning and flavor. The restaurant was beautiful and the waitress and staff were amazing!

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vipKayaH
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Perfect steak, beautiful view and outstanding service from Devin!

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Karis
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Our server, Kelly, was very attentive and helpful. Definitely would return!

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timB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fine meal of crab legs, steak and Sea Bass. The only downside was it came to just shy of $300 for the two of us with 3 cocktails.
However, absolutely delicious.

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JeffreyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been fortunate to have Jackie take care of group of 6 the last 2 times. I will always ask for her if possible. She does a outstanding job.

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WilliamS
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have happy hour on the bar before dinner in the dining room. Our waitress was great, so friendly, accommodating and great service.
Dinner was a little disappointing. I was looking forward to the prime rib. Rather than telling us is when we sat down, the waitress waited until everyone made their selection then we had to start over to choose or meals.
At the end we were satisfied with our food, just not what we expected at J B Hooks.
We will be back, the restaurant has everything in fine dining.

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ZachH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J.B Hooks was amazing! 10-10 highly recommend! If you are down at the lake, you should definitely stop in and grab some food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

55th. Wedding Anniversary. No complaints about restaurant.

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LakerBill1
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

To start off, the ambiance of this restaurant is the best at the Lake of the Ozarks. The waiter was excellent because he didn’t rush us and gave us plenty of time to eat our salads before our entrees were served. Both of our fish dinners were perfectly prepared as well as our salads and vegetables. We also enjoyed our bottle of wine selected from the fine wine list. The only complaint my wife and I have is that no one must of read my special requests, that I included, when I made my Open Table reservation, which was that we were celebrating our 61st wedding anniversary. No one even acknowledged our special celebration. Also, we requested our favorite waiter, “Anton” to serve us on Saturday night. The hostess didn’t know anything about that request. Finally, that minor complaint didn’t take away from enjoying our "special night"at an outstanding restaurant. Whenever you visit the Lake of the Ozarks be sure to include a dinner at this fine establishment.

P.S. They also have a great “Happy Hour" everyday.

OT
OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny G. was an excellent waiter. He was patient with us as we wanted a little more time to drink a cocktail prior to ordering. We just wanted to relax and move slow and Johnny G. was great!! Love coming here!

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RonJ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly was our server - excellent! She has been our server on previous visits to the restaurant.

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RandyB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kelly was outstanding!!!!

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner!! We thoroughly enjoyed every single bit of our dinner. The witness was so knowledgeable and could answer all of our questions regarding choices. I went with the Ahi Tuna and it was one of the best things I have ever eaten! I can't wait to dine here again!!

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great food, great atmosphere, and great service. Our server Olivia really took great care of us. Our drinks were kept full, and we were often asked if everything was great. From start to finish everything was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, I would highly recommend JB Hooks. Johnny G. provided us with great service!

BJ
BeckyJ
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was great. Rick did a great job as our server.

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VinceL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Kelly did a wonderful job. Would definitely come back

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AngelaM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to JB Hooks for the first time last night and it was amazing. The food was delicious and our waitress Jackie was the best. She was very knowledgeable on the dinner and drink menu and had such a great upbeat personality that made our experience very enjoyable.

We will be back the next time we are down at the lake. I give this place a 10/10. If you have the chance to go in there, request Jackie!

JW
JeffreyW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greg was our waiter and was GREAT!!!! Food and service always excellent here.

FAQs

JB Hooks is rated 4.7 stars by 3411 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.