JB Hooks

4.8
3493 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 21 hours ago
Overall3food5service5ambience1

My wife’s 69th Birthday, I requested a table for 4 with a view in the new dining area, but was seated in the old section. Not happy about that but didn’t want to make a bid deal of it on her birthday. But not happy!

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a terrific dinner date and look forward to returning. Our waiter jake was awesome and didn’t miss a beat. Blackened salmon was top notch .

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BryceD
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for a birthday celebration and had a wonderful experience. Jackie was our server and was excellent! She is so good at what she does!

Food was delicious! We will continue to choose JB Hooks as our go-to for special occasions.

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Michael
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rick Huntsman was a fantastic server. Salmon was really good. Pork tenderloin was ok.

KM
vipKristineM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and our server Kelly was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Great wait staff. JohnnyG was excellent and appreciate the owner/manager coming around and talking to everyone personally.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great get together with a few local business owners Jake did an awesome job and gave great suggestions and was very knowledgeable about the menu will be back for sure!

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Jill
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husbands 40th Birthday and everything was fabulous as usual! Tony was our server and he was great!! JB Hooks is always our "go to" spot at the lake!!!

KH
vipKayaH
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a good visit to JB Hooks. Good supper and outstanding service by Devin!!

BJ
BrandonJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner experience! Tony B. was our server and he took excellent care of us. He was extremely knowledgeable and personable, and took our date night dining experience to the next level.

MM
MikeM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and great service as always! Beautiful sunset view across the lake too!

GK
vipGaryK
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny G was our server. He was great!! JB Hooks is our to go place for all special occasions.

KH
vipKayaH
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal enjoying steak and shrimp. Vanessa was our server. Very quiet night but it is January.

DH
DaneH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit- wont be our last. Server Marty was AWESOME

DZ
DavidZ
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak! Great service. Amazing drinks. Will be back for sure.

MH
MariaH
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly was a great waitress- and the birthday turtle style dessert was the perfect ending to our meal. We always eat here when at the lake.

OT
OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We eat here anytime we’re in the area. Really enjoy everything about JB Hooks. Food service and view are hard to beat. Our server Jake was excellent and attentive making for an even more enjoyable dinner out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Purchased our first boat and decided to go out for a celebratory dinner at Hooks. Thank you to our waiter Jake for his professionalism and tact and thank you Hooks for the great evening.

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vipBeverlyR
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Jake gave us a top-notch experience. He was friendly, knowledgeable and his service was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Our server was excellent!

MD
MikeD
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Jake serving us.... Top Notch.
Not our first time here but, definitely our BEST service yet.
Jake was awesome !!!
Well recommended.

MH
MariaH
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was fabulous- we will request him again! Fish special also amazing- best meal at the lake.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Devin did a great job

DP
DoubleP
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to JB Hooks for our anniversary as their new dining room is very special with the lake view and their Christmas tree was still up. Our waitress, Marty, was meant to serve us. Her timing was perfect as we progressed through our courses.
Our table was relatively quiet, as requested, as others were seated more than a table away for most of our evening. Steak Neptune is my favorite and it was cooked perfectly "medium rare". My husband had the Steak & Lobster which was marvelous.

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Marina
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Just meh.

Ordered steak bites and I didn't think I would be able to eat them they were so tough. The Greek salad was very underwhelming and the lettuce pieces were so small it was hard to fork them. The Chicken Oscar was very tough and I ended up flinging a chunk on my lap after trying so hard to cut it up. The best part was the bread which looked pre-made from somewhere else. When we got our ticket the waitress had added on an additional entrée, appetizer, and side and played dumb when we told he we didn't order those items. She corrected it promptly but that was a very expensive mistake if we didn't catch it. For the price, we were thoroughly disappointed! Honestly, we should have driven to Jefferson City and gone to Texas Roadhouse. The food there is far superior and can't beat their price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake was an outstanding server and made our evening. The food being delicious on top of it was a great bonus.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this s restaurant! Always delicious and our server Jake was excellent!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say about JB Hooks! We love this place and come EVERY time we are at the lake!! The food is amazing the service is amazing even down to the bidders, and the view is gorgeous!

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ChristieW
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, as always. We were with our son (who had never been there) and he was very impressed. The ambience was outstanding. We started with soup and salads which were all very good. Steaks were cooked to perfection and our sever, Rick, was exceptional. Rick is extremely knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions you may have. He is very concerned that everything is top-notch and cooked as ordered. We visit here several times a year and can’t wait til our next visit. Definitely one of our favorites at the lake!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Maddie our waitress. Fabulousssss

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Over priced food for the amount and quality you get.

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NicoleW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for New Years Eve. Food was delicious as always. Arrived 30 minutes before reservation times and was not a problem at all. Waiter was absolutely amazing and took exceptional care of us. Love Hooks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding !

LD
LDonati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful and the Italian Mule is one of the best mules I have ever had. My husband has the steak and coconut shrimp with garlic mashed potatoes and a house salad and I had the Hook's Milan with amaretto carrots and salmon bisque. Everything was cooked to perfection and our waitress Kelly was never far away if we had a question or needed to add on dessert even after we were stuffed.

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GeorgeS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Kelly did a fantastic job making this evening special and memorable for my wife and I. Her service was perfect! Our food was tasty and was what we would have expected for a restaurant of this caliber.

JP
JoleneP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny was our server and he was great! Overall great experience!!

MB
MikeB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sierra is a great server and the attention to detail is amazing. The view, the food and the service is all wonderful. This place is not cheap but is worth the money

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kelly was our server and provided excellent service. She accommodated our kids food requests and provided and overall great experience. Bang Bang Shrimp were delicious, wedge salad was excellent and the Scallops were a hit!

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vipAwesome
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary. I noted that when making the reservation. Not a mention of our anniversary the entire dinner. Slow start to service but got better. Had to send back salads because of wrong dressing. Rest of dinner was just ok (potatoes cold). Prices too expensive for what we received—we realize costs are up but wouldn’t have minded paying the prices if the food was better prepared. We have been here several times before and enjoyed, but last two times we noticed a definite decline.

TD
TeriD
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at JB Hooks & once again, we had an amazing time. We don't get to The Lake of the Ozarks very often but we always make sure to have dinner here.

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JB Hooks is rated 4.8 stars by 3493 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.