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About JB Hooks

"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!

2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily

11:00am - 9:00pm


Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(573) 365-3255

Website:
http://www.jbhooks.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wine

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JB Hooks Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (53)
Waterfront (52)
Special Occasion (45)
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Good for Anniversaries (38)
Good for a Date (38)
Romantic (33)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Business Meals (14)
Casual (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Cozy (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Authentic (11)
Fun (11)
Live Music (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
People Watching (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Last night we had an outstanding meal, served by Jake!!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We go to JB Hooks once a year and each visit the service is outstanding with outstanding food. Best in the Lake Ozark area!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

For this very special birthday celebration, we chose JB Hooks, our favorite restaurant, and asked for Rick Huntsman, our favorite server. The prime rib was superb! At the end of the meal, Rick presented our birthday celebrant with an exquisite creme brulee, served atop a platter with birthday greetings written in delicious raspberry sauce, topped off with a birthday candle. The evening was a resounding success, thanks to the chef and staff in the background and Rick and his charmingly efficient buser, Taylor, orchestrating the presentation and flow of food and drink at the table. Highly recommend for any meal, but most especially a special celebration. Be sure to ask for Rick; he pulls everything together seamlessly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

our waiter, rick huntsman, was the best I have encountered in several years. he not only was highly polite efficient, but went theextra mile to make our anniversary one to remember

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always great food and service! Jake our server was attentive and very good at his job.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food is amazing. Be sure to try the fried coconut shrimp. The restaurant has bar side and a sit down side. They are polar opposites and you can’t even hear how loud the bar is in the dinning area.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Best restaurant on the Lake......Nancy our server was outstanding......and the food was excellent

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Our server, Richard, was wonderful. He was attentive to our every need - even knowing what we needed before we did.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

My fiance and I enjoyed our 2 year anniversary here. The price is higher end, but the quality speaks for itself. Our server was quick to help and knowledgeable about the food. He helped us make a delicious decision! The taste of everything was divine. Our plates were quickly changed from dirty to clean, and our glasses were always full. Also, I liked that our server asked if we wanted to wait to have our dinner order put in, as to not rush through our salad course. Overall an amazing experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

My wife's birthday dinner. Most amazing dining experience. Provided us with a great view of the lake. many thanks to our server- Mr. Rick Huntsman who guided us with our wine and dinner selections. Would recommend the KC Strip steak and any seafood special. Thanks to the chef and staff for a memorable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food and atmosphere were very nice. Our waiter, Rick, did a great job helping with our choices and providing some history. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time at this restaurant. Very noisy and my friend and I are both a little hard hearing so had a little trouble understanding the young waitress. Salmon bisque was rather blah and the Fettucine Alfredo was overloaded with garlic. I ordered Chicken Oscar, my first time, it was good, but, it tasted like chicken, rice, béarnaise sauce, and asparagus, like four separate things, rather than a very tasty meal.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Waiter (Rick) was fantastic, just the right amount of care but let us be alone. Thanks for the window, the view was amazing at night, food was perfectly cooked. A great night out for the two of us.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food and great views and atmosphere

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of the best things about living at the Lake year-round now rather than just visiting is that I can eat at Hooks any time I want. And one of the things I enjoy most about eating at Hooks is the exceptional service provided by our favorite (and award-winning!) server, Rick Huntsman. I know I can trust Rick's recommendations, which have always been spot-on. My friend had the Chicken Gregory and pronounced it to be exquisite. I selected the Pesto Snapper, which was interesting. Watching the spectacular sunset while eating dinner will have to wait a few months, but we enjoyed the after-dark vista of sparkling lights reflected on the Lake. It was calm and peaceful and suited our mood perfectly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I booked this table for my parents for my dad’s birthday, and they had a great experience. They couldn’t say enough about it. The food was excellent, the view gorgeous, and the staff top notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

6 Star ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Perfect 👌🏾 for a anniversary

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Sunset was beautiful! Food was amazing. We had a great prime rib! We will be coming back! Perfect date night!

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Visited with friends for my wife's Birthday Party. Everyone really enjoyed the food and atmosphere! We've been going to JB Hooks since it opened and it still has the best food, views and waiters on the Lake!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food and service was excellent. It was so good that we went back on Saturday evening. Also my wife lost a piece of jewelry there. Thought it was gone for good. The owner had found it and returned it at dinner on Saturday. This is our go to place any time at the Lake. Highly recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Best meal the 4 of us have had and we have dined world wide. Nancy was excellent and made the experience more enjoyable.
SUPER!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been many times but this was our first with a reservation. It was very easy and we will use open table again. The food was great. The service from our waiter Johnny was exceptional and price as expected. We will definitely be back for our anniversary again next year.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always a great place to go. I have been about a hand full of times and never a bad time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Johnny our server was great. Food was outstanding. My wife’s scallops where the best she has ever had.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great experience at JB Hooks and Open Table. Made reservation for Anniversary dinner, they put us at a great table right next to windows overlooking lake. Jake our waiter was awesome and allowed us to enjoy our dinner with just the right amount of service. Made great suggestions for dinner and wine. Food was very good. Lobster was awesome....soups and sides were just ok but main entree's were perfect. Ahi Tuna appetizer excellent. Will definitely go back and try some different sides....and have the salad this time. Well done

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

We stopped for lunch. After that delightful experience we returned for dinner. Excellent choices of sea food and full menu. Portions were just right and delicious. If we’re in the area, we will certainly return.

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had another fabulous meal at Hooks. Our waiter, Rick Huntsman, made sure our birthday dinner was memorable—that lovely slice of cheesecake topped by a candle was a delightful surprise. Topping off the evening was a breathtakingly beautiful sunset. It was a special evening.

Alex was attentive and courteous as he tended to our table. It was Rick's attention to the details, though, that made this birthday celebration truly special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The experience was excellent as always! Great food and amazing service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Fun, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a reservation so we didn’t wait at all. Service was perfect I would definitely go back. I would like to give a shout out to our server Jake he was the best 10 out of 10.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our first visit to JB Hooks and it didn't disappoint! The food was delicious, our view from our corner table in the patio was gorgeous, and the band playing in the bar after we are was terrific.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Live Music, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

It had been far too long since I returned to the Lake, and I was eagerly anticipating dining at Hooks again. I am delighted to report that I was not disappointed.
The crisp fresh ingredients and delectable dressings in our salads—Greek for me, and Gregory's for my dinner companion—were a perfect prelude to the meal. We had the melt-in-your mouth prime rib, and I savored each bite—exquisite! Topping off the meal was the best crème brûlée I've ever had.
Our server, Rick Huntsman, made this evening a special one we'll remember with fondness and laughter. Rick is poised, suave, professional...with a sharp wit that kept us in stitches. I make it a point to request Rick, and for this special outing I made sure prior to booking that he would be available to serve us. It's worth a trip to Hooks just to watch Rick work his magic.
Our buser, Anthony, did a wonderful job of attending to our table; he was unobtrusive and quietly professional as he anticipated our needs.
All in all, a memorable evening of fine dining, quiet entertainment, and a spectacular sunset over the lake.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants at Lake of the Ozarks. The food and service are exceptional.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Maxwell our waitor was excellent. The food was fantastic and the patio seating had great views. The atmosphere was different from individuals dress in suits to people in sweatpants which I found different. It made it hard to know what you were in for and if the cost would be worth it. But the food and drinks were on point and made for a great evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Went for our anniversary. Asked for a view and got it, but no mention of our anniversary from any of the staff.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our favorite restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our waiter, Johnny, was excellent and the food was great - as usual.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Steak was very bland, salads were wilted, and the service was sub-par at best. Was very disappointed for our first visit and on our one year anniversary. :(

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Reservations at 7:30; arrived early, seated immediately. Ordered dinner approximately 7:40-45. I requested the "Chef's Salmon of the Day", topped with Crab, $36.00. I requested "rare to medium rare, do not overcook and please make sure the potatos are hot". We were served our salads promptly and they were good. Our dinner was not served until 8:50. The salmon was overlooked and dried out. The amount of crab was minimal and shredded(out of a can). The potatos were cold. During the wait for dinner, I requested bread and was told "it is served only when dinner is served" ; made no sense! Owner comped my wife and my dinner. This is the first time I fill out a negative review. Restaurant came recommended. Could be one bad night but I suspect because of the location/view they can get buy with mediocre food and service. I will not return.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I go to The Lake of the Ozarks 2 times a year. And always make sure to stop in at JB Hooks. It's always fantastic.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our server really went above and beyond. Very friendly, great suggestions. I would definitely try to request him as a server again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Several oysters were clearly bad. Being from the South I “know” oysters and they are not supposed to be pink, milky. We sent back 4 out of 24 that were bad.

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