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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

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (72)
Waterfront (66)
Special Occasion (57)
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Good for Anniversaries (52)
Good for a Date (51)
Romantic (38)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Worth the Drive (27)
Business Meals (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Casual (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fun (16)
Authentic (14)
Live Music (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Cozy (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
People Watching (8)
Healthy (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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food5
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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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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our waiter, Rick, was excellent. He gave us an excellent table by the window overlooking the lake at sunset. He explained the food options well; visited enough to be pleasant but not overwhelming us. We were having a "goodby to the lake for now" dinner. He served us an excellent creme brulee . It was a delightful evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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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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food5
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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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food4
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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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·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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·Dined on September 26, 2017

We went there for our 30th anniversary and we're not disappointed. The view was great, the food was excellent and our server (Jake) was exceptional. We followed his advice and ordered the lobster and prime rib both were delicious. Jake even surprised us with a special dessert for our anniversary.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 25, 2017

This was the main restaurant that my husband wanted to return to on our annual visit to Osage Beach. It was our splurge for a date night and we enjoyed it very much. Husband had the stuff lobster which includes a large lobster tail with crab stuffing, scallops, and shrimp. A large and delicious meal - some people would want to split it. I tried another of their fish dishes - grouper this time. Delicious. We each had a cup of corn chowder before the meal. The view from our table which was next to the window was great. All servers were very attentive. We will be back again.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I had a great evening out with my husband celebrating my birthday at JB Hooks. I was just a bit disappointed in the stuffed mushrooms appetizer (there was noticeable amount of cream cheese which I wasn’t expecting at all , had I read the menu, I would of seen cc listed!} My salad was ok but my husband had the Gregory salad and it was amazingy! My blackened prime rib was very good and my husband loved his Chilean salmon special, hated the coffee, I found it to be very weak but who goes there for coffee? We had a great table by the window. Most of all that I enjoyed was the service! Our server, Rick, orchestrated a wonderful dining experience. The mark of a professional server is one who along with the kitchen, times everything so you are not rushed (unless you want it), yet no long lag between courses. He was attentive watching for cues and never obtrusive. Great job by the young man who cleared our table after each course. I look forward to dining there again.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I never go to lake of the Ozarks without going to JB Hooks. It’s a must! You will not be disappointed! Ask for Johnny , he’s great!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Upon arrival we went to the bar to have a drink while waiting for our table and the bartender appeared to be annoyed to serve us a drink. When asking for a drink menu it was thrown at us. The drinks tasted aweful and lacked alcohol. It is difficult to mess up a double rum and coke but was accomplished by our bartender. Once being sat at the table the first question to our server was if the prime rib was available she responded with a absolutely. We only came to have the prime rib otherwise we would have left after the cold reception by the bartender. We proceeded to order the appetizers and the prime rib for the entrees with no issues. It wasn't until after the appetizers and salads arrived that we were notified by the server that they had run out of the prime rib. How can half the meal be over and the chef/server then inform the table that the prime rib is 86. I have worked in restaurants for many years and have never been treated so badly by a bartender and have my order run out when it should have been on it's way to the table. Not even a drink or dessert was offered after they informed us they didn't have our order. We did not enjoy the entrees and quickly paid and forfeited desert based on the lack luster food and service. I am shocked this restaurant has a top rating it was a complete let down to everyone at our table.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Enjoyed the meal. Nick did a great job. Will return.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was good but didn't make up for slow service, overpriced menu, and an extremely loud dining room.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was, Atmosphere was amazing and the Owner even came out and checked on us!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our waiter was amazing and the food was exceptional. The timing of the meal could not have been better and the waiter had asked us if the dinner was a special occasion - which it was, a 30th service anniversary for one of my employees. The waiter at the end of dinner brought (with no special request from me) a cheesecake with the plate decorated specially that said (Happy 30th Workaversary!)....very thoughtful!!

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great night out with friends. We all enjoyed our food and the drinks we were served.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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