JB Hooks

4.8
2903 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!
What 2903 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RodneyB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Steaks are tender! We will be back.

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LyndaL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Kelly.
Food was amazing. Atmosphere very nice.
Kelly brought us a surprise dessert for our anniversary.

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Mkahl44495
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zach was our server and he was outstanding. Ne was very friendly and completely knowledgeable of the food and specials.

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vipBigGuy1
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at JB Hooks! The service was terrific! Thanks to our server, JAKE YOUNG!!

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Chad
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff does an excellent job taking care of you. Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marty was excellent and she was on point with her suggestions

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NicoleV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly was an awesome server and the food was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was awesome and the food was great!!!

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TiffaniH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our server Jake was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Firstly we love this place. Anytime we visit the lake we make a point to eat here because it is hands down the best food and service at the lake. A bit pricey but you get why you pay for. Our waiter Jake was professional and made great recommendations .

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PapaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and our server Maxwell did an outstanding job taking care of us, will definitely be back in the future and asking for Maxwell’s table again.

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djjmb
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here Tuesday June 8th. We had great service from Justin K. Highly recommend!

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EricS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was our waiter and he did a fantastic job. Great with the kids and made sure yo always have our drinks filled. Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Marty was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy! What a wonderful birthday dinner! Johnny G always does a great job!

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PeteL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great full flavor food, excellent staff,
Go often!!

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CindyE
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated birthdays as we have most years. The food was great and our table got to share a birthday desert which is always special. Our waiter was excellent.

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AndyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good. Scallops recommended to me by server. Catch of the day Seaba’s excellent

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vipRobertE
Denver
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

JB Hooks is the best fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. We always eat here when we visit the LOTO. The service is great and the food is first rate. The view from the new dining room is awesome.

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BurkeE
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going to JB Hooks for almost 14 years on our wedding anniversary, it never fails to meet our expectations in terms of food and experience. We went to Hooks first on our wedding night over a decade and a half ago and have continued to return ever since. We are always treated very well, the lake view is great and the ambiance is wonderful. The food is top-notch, I always get the Prime Rib, I am never able to finish it all. I was raised in an Army family all over the world, grew up at the foot of the German Alps, and spent four years in the Army myself as a Paratrooper, I have been to a lot of places, and eaten a lot of different types of food. I love living at the Lake and JB Hooks is the perfect fit for the Lake area. If I really want to treat myself and my family, it's always JB Hooks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious meal!!

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SusanH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner!

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JenR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I have ever had. Will definitely return!

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SusieM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! This is our favorite restaurant at the lake

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LarryS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great experience we celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary, my wife said it was the best steak she has ever had. View was awesome and Rick our server was spot on great job. We will definitely be back

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vipDonaldB
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always good. It’s the best restaurant at the lake.

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SarahN
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You would think this place would not of been a selection for me due to me not being a steak person, but I wanted to try it out and order what they are known for. There really are no words for the absolute perfection of the steak and well frankly everything else that I consumed while dining. From the Mayfair salad to the filet and baked potato to the crime brûlée ALL FOOD WAS PHENOMENAL. Service was phenomenal as well. My server went above and beyond to help me find a steak I would like and made sure it was cooked well and even suggested that I have it butterflied. Everyone offered to take our dishes and fill our water. You felt taken care of and not a bother.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time you the Lake and to JB Hooks. Johnny Grist was our server and he was excellent. He offered great recommendations and he didn't disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinners. We have never had a bad experience when eating here. Food is consistent and service is above average. Tonight we had Jake he was exceptional. We look forward to our return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner as usual with family tonight. Jake our waiter went above & beyond, great service and very personable. 3 out of 4 got the 1881 filets, they melted in our mouths. Love JB Hooks every time we go, doesn’t matter if its the bar side for happy hour or the dining room, we always leave happy!!

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food was spectacular and our service from Jake was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although our server, Kelly, was tired at the end of a long day and previously busy weekend she was very helpful and enthusiastic to assist our table of 5, including 3 chittering teenage girls. This is our go to
place and we are never disappointed.

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BobC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff - professional and very friendly! Strongly recommend to all who appreciate fine dining.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was our 30th anniversary so we went to a nice dinner. The wine was great, the mushrooms were incredible, our steak and lobster were overdone, our waiter was a character but nonobservant because I had to ask for more wine when my glass was empty. The dessert was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was our waiter and he went above and beyond to make sure our dining experience was perfect. The staff was very helpful and friendly as well !!

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AlyB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was very salty. Chicken Oscar was not good. Salads, steaks, and seafood were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was fantastic!

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Chan15
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Taylor was great. Food was fantastic. Was told wrong price on the special and it was a little pricier than expected. Was for our anniversary so didn’t worry about it too much because the food was all great !

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vipBrianJ
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our server, Zack was very good and the food was nicely prepared. The portions were very large, we literally couldn’t eat it all. Advertised and priced as fine dining but we were on the patio next to a table of teenagers and a large group with lots of small children in high chairs. We entered thru the lounge entrance as the signage was confusing and were met with a hostess who must irritate everyone she makes contact with as we took an instant dislike of her. We found our way to the dining area hostess stand ourselves…bad first impression

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and the view was outstanding. Food was very good and the menu choices were many.

FAQs

JB Hooks offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (573) 365-3255.

JB Hooks is rated 4.8 stars by 2903 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.