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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.
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Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wine
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JB Hooks Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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