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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (38)
Special Occasion (35)
Romantic (31)
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Waterfront (30)
Good for a Date (28)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Cozy (15)
Happy Hour (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Casual (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Live Music (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Belated Valentines Day dinner. Jake,our server was outstanding and food was exceptional. Very good! Our new favorite at the lake.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great meal and excellent service. Our waiter, Johnny Grist, was top-notch. One of our favorite places to relax and have a good dining experience!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

I thought the night was an overall great experience. The dinner was pretty pricey but the meal was great. We won’t spend that for dinner normally but it was a special occasion.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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 .
Paul

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

I liked the environment but did not care for the price of the food. The portion size was very small compared to the large price.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place for a special dinning experience. Food was outstanding as was the service. Definitely recommend this place. We'll be back soon.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The extra touches for Valentines were unexpected and so thoughtful. A long stem rose, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries just added so much to the celebration. And then there is always their signature chocolate martini. Yum Yum!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Never disappoints. Best Osso Buco ever. Great views and great service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Romantic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 29, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

We always enjoy dining at Hooks. The prime rib was wonderful, and our favorite server, Rick Huntsman, made the evening perfect. Stella, the manager, even dropped by our table to say hello; a nice touch.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very consistent food. I just wish the dinning area was quieter.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The 30 minute wait with reservations was a bit long; however, the bar had good music and the drinks and bar service were excellent. The dining experience was outstanding. Great food and excellent service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our Waiter, Zain, Zeb, Zed (we can't exactly remember his name) was GREAT! He read the type of people we were and quickly adjusted his wait style to suit our group's personality. He was very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Waterfront, Live Music, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were seated quickly. Our server Jake was as good as you can get anywhere. The food was as expected, wonderful as it always is. We come to J.B. Hook's 2---4 times a year., have never been disappointed. Al

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

What a perfect place to to watch sunset. Thank you for making my special evening even more romantic.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Wonderful dining experience, again. Service and food were outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Awesome! The complimentary horsdeuve was delicious and the house chocolate martini so good I had two . Loved our server Anthony. This is now our #1 lakeside restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

We are from out of town, so JB Hooks is the one visit at the top of the list when we come to the lake. We enjoy the food and the impeccable service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our dinner was outstanding. Service was very good. It is one of my favorite places to eat. We go there often without reservations.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great atmosphere, fabulous view of Lake of the Ozarks, delicious food. Bread that is served with dinner is pretty cheap. But it's a nice romantic atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was amazing!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice place but food is overpriced. Other nearby options for fine dining at a reasonable cost.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was delicious and our waiter Jake provided excellent service!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

J. B. Hooks has the best service, food is great, friendly service. A place we visit every time we come to the lake..

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Best restaurant at the lake. Excellent friendly service. Great seafood and steaks!!!! Love when the owner walks around checking to make sure everything is great!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Live Music
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Jake was a wonderful Server and did a great job ensuring we had a wonderful date night. Zane also took care of us for our post-dinner drinks!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 1, 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

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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