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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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wine
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JB Hooks Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I received a gift card for JB Hooks for Christmas 2 years ago and finally made the trip down for dinner. We came in from Jefferson City, MO which is not that far but with busy schedules we found it hard to get down there. We had been to this restaurant before and always enjoy it. Nancy our waitress was very helpful and pleasant. She always had a smile on her face and made us feel like we were her only customers. The wait staff were very attentive and we could not have asked for better service. It was a beautiful evening and our table by the window overlooking the Lake gave us a spectacular view of the sunset. We will be back.
Great experience !! valentine’ s day ,date and first time at restaurant, pre dinner wine in the lounge was fun , the waiter in the very nice, for dinner we were seated in a quite , cozy little corner with an evening lake veiw, the waitress was very friendly and helpful with the menu, the steak and shrimp combo was excellent, thank you !!! We will be back .
In my opinion, the best restaurant on the lake. Food and service has been off the charts every time we have gone. For Valentine's Day, the rose for the ladies, complimentary champaign, and the chocolate covered strawberries were an amazing touch. I had ordered roses for my wife to be delivered and they were on our table waiting (I made mega points... lol). Our server last night was Patrick... super great guy and very professional. I didn't get the name of our bus boy, but he was exceptional also, to the degree I felt he deserved a tip. He was very gracious when I gave it to him... not with an attitude like "I deserve this". Very humble and outwardly grateful!
We had a table for three reservation at 6:00 pm, and ordered very different entrees: Tutto Mare, Chicken Gregory and Osso Bucco. All were excellent. Personally, I had the Osso Bucco, and it was as good as any that I have had in the US or anywhere in Europe. I did not like their take on Brussels sprouts, though. Theirs are blanched and in cream sauce with cheese, and I prefer fried with bacon, pork belly or pancetta.
The service, by Tabatha, was excellent.
We don’t dine out much, but when we do, and want to treat ourselves to great food, JB Hook’s is where we go.
This was our third visit to JB Hooks and we were as impressed as the first! We requested a window-seat and that is exactly what we got. Our waiter was the best yet! Rick Huntsman took excellent care of us. He requested items to try and even had a fun story about the wine I selected. The Steak Woodrow is INCREDIBLE.
We were a group of seven people on a business dinner. Enjoyed it thoroughly - our waiter was very professional, quick, and gave excellent recommendations. The food itself was excellent - a pleasant surprise as I've found that resort areas tend to have unusually poor food and service qualities (since they know you're not likely going to come back). Our group has a convention at this town every year and I am sure we will return next year. Even though the restaurant was completely full, they seemed to be prepared for this (also a nice surprise). We were seated in an area that was almost like a private room, so the noise level was remarkably low. We could hear each other talk! It made for an extremely pleasant ambience. Everyone loved their dinner, drinks, and desserts. Many of us are experienced restaurant-goers/foodies and we were pleasantly impressed. Price was high for this area of the country but the food and service were good enough I still feel like it was a good value! Clearly, this place knows how to do things right.
Our first time to eat at JB Hooks. The food was so delicious. We had the stuffed lobster tail and prime rib with Gregory salad. We decided we have been missing the best restaurant at the lake all the years we have been coming here!! Our waiter was Johnny Grist. He was so helpful in deciding what to eat and attended to our ever need!! Our whole experience was 5 star!!! Will be back!
I took a group of customers, that are big eaters. Every one of them came out very satisfied with the portion size, and quality of the food.
Half ordered meat, and half ordered sea food/ fish. My salmon was perfect, the mixed drinks received excellent ratings also. I will be back for sure.
We visit this restaurant regularly and are never disappointed. Our waiter, Jake, is the best waiter at the Lake. Jake has worked with the chef to have my scallops order custom made to perfection. The service by the entire staff is excellent. Your water glass will never be empty. The owner, Bruce, stops by the table to ask how your dinner and service has been. We strongly recommend that you visit JB Hooks the next time you are at the Lake!
My favorite thing to make for dinner: Reservations at Hooks!
What an enchanted evening! The meal was well prepared by the chefs and perfectly presented by Rick H, who answered all our questions knowledgeably and completely. Rick was ably assisted this evening by Mr Bishop. As an extra bonus, we were seated at the perfect time to watch a spectacular sunset. We'll do this again, and soon.
Our table of 5 had four different entrees and everyone agreed that they enjoyed their meals and rated them as excellent. J B Hooks is now on our list as one of the 3 best restaurants at the lake. Also, the Happy Hour is the best at the lake, bar none. The only improvement would be a smoke-free bar area.
Our steaks were to be medium well, the came in medium rare. The waitress only came back to the table one time and that was 3 fourths the way through the meal. Our meal has been usually pretty good but the last couple of times you have kind of failed us. We're not sure we're gonna come back.
We booked for our company Christmas Dinner/Party. We found that this place met all our needs for space and the food was phenomenal! The service was excellent with our server Rick being funny and entertaining. The atmosphere was perfect and everyone that attending was very pleased to the point that we've decided to come back next year!
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