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JB Hooks

4.8
4.8
3769 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.
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Booked 55 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 3,769 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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  1. AS

    AdamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great night out and a very enjoyable meal. My wife had the grouper which was delicious and I had the king crab legs which were awesome. The whole staff there are always pleasant. I had a couple old fashions with knob creek, and they were great. Our waiter was Devin and he was on top of everything, recommend asking for him.

  2. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the time we entered the front door until we left, we were made to feel welcomed and that the entire staff from receptionist, bartender, the person that brought us our water and our waiter made the evening very special. Our waiter, Jake was the best waiter we have had in years!! I hope the next time we dine there, we are able to have Jake!!

  3. KM

    KennethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have had at least 4 anniversary dinners here because of the food and service and love the new dining room

  4. JC

    JanetC

    Lake of the Ozarks

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    JB's is our favorite place in the Ozarks. Food is pricey but never disappoints. Gregg was our server & did a great job.

  5. JL

    JodiL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jake was amazing. He was very friendly and helpful. Food was outstanding.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Nancy was incredible. She read us like an open book. We were hesitating on desert - but she knew it was a special occasion . :). Totally perfect

  7. HG

    HeatherG

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    JB Hooks is fantastic! Great upscale dining choice at the lake!

  8. S

    Semomu

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent food and ambiance. Our waiter, Johnny, was attentive and very personable. Bloody Mary was good, not too spicy. The fried shrimp had a delicious batter and the shrimp were good sized and plentiful. The Manhattan fish dish was good as well.

  9. g

    greg

    Kansas City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good meal Marty was great

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Busy night for sure and new computer system made thing a little slow. Overall great food as normal and Rick Huntsman did a great job of taking care of us.

  11. SG

    SteveG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    JB Hooks is always amazing. Marty was perfect as a server. If they had sugar-free dessert options I would have given a perfect score.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dinner in a wonderful atmosphere. Service was impeccable.

  13. PT

    PaulaT

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was delicious service was excellent and view was spectacular

  14. TB

    TinaB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Olivia was a great waitress!! Thank you!

  15. JK

    JessicaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, Martee was excellent. She was so attentive and gave great suggestions. Our food was incredible! I definitely fell in love with this place!! Can’t wait to go back!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time at JB Hooks! Loved the view, great cocktails, and delicious appetizers and entrees. Definitely a must do for a nice dinner at the lake.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lake of the Ozarks

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary. Go there every year for our special day.

  18. B

    Barb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated 2 birthdays. Highly recommend this exquisite dining experience. Lovely evening!!

  19. F

    Franny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A very pleasant experience. Rick did a great job of taking care of us. A lovely setting over looking the lake. Other staff members were very attentive. A gentleman passed through the dining room making sure dinners were taken care of.

  20. BM

    BrandyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The Orange Ruffle was over cooked. Other than that it was good.

  21. SR

    SuzanneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days 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.

  22. TJ

    TomJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Had a great night out as always at this establishment. Our waiter Jake was fantastic . Fish special wasn’t the same smooth white lobster sauce it used to be. That was unfortunate but the steak was unparalleled. We’ll be back soon.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days 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!

  24. JF

    JamesF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  25. PG

    PhilG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    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.

  26. RS

    RichardS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Our daughter chose to have her graduation dinner here and we couldn’t have been happier. Everything was great and the server Jake really made the night bringing cream brûlée,her favorite dessert as a surprise.

  27. EL

    EricL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent wait staff. Jake Rocked . Food, drinks, and evening couldn’t have been better.

  28. CZ

    ChrisZ

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    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.

  29. KC

    KC4845

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    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.

  30. N

    Nicolas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    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!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    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.

  32. KQ

    KillaQueen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  33. SR

    SteveR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  34. WP

    WPTiffany2

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    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.

  35. LL

    LocalLaker

    Lake of the Ozarks

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    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

  36. AH

    AmandaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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.😊

  37. M

    Mack

    St. Louis

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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.

  38. RU

    RhondaU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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!!

  39. MJ

    MarkJ

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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.

  40. CS

    CarterS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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.

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JB Hooks is rated 4.8 stars by 3769 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 55 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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