JB Hooks

4.7
1391 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
"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!
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Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Requested Rick Huntsman as our server! He is always happy and provides great service! We all had steak and they were exceptional! Love the amaretto carrots! Desserts were outstanding! Love the atmosphere and the view of the lake and sunset!

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DJ
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience!

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VW
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The only negative was we ordered caesar salad and they have changed the recipe from a year ago. It tasted dry and flat along with 2 sliced cheeses. We would recommend that they go back to the old way. Rick was our server and he was outstanding. It was our 29th anniversary and Rick served us a creme brulee that was out of this world. We had a wonderful time. Thank you.

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TS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexis was a fantastic and knowledgeable server. One of the owners even came around to check on us.
The food was incredible. Will definitely be back.

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RK
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The tuna was frozen and had no flavor

The died snapper was over cooked and could not be cut with a steak knife

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KR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was great!!! The drinks were great and prices were good for the amount of food that we got.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was average, atmosphere very nice, service was great. Overall, not worth the cost. They need to improve the quality of the food to match the price tag.

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KE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

My meal was really good. The service was a bit slow, but great views of the sunset removed any desire to move things along faster.

My wife experienced problems with the food that hit her before we left the restaurant. We barely made it back to our hotel room, but things resolved by the next morning.

I would recommend this place to a friend, but will always share this experience in doing so.

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GJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation was exactly the table we wanted. Server was friendly and knowledgeable and a great photographer. The crackers and cream cheese, tomatoe, basil spread is amazing! Our steaks were cooked to perfection. The matre'd alerted our waitress that it was our anniversary and brought a complimentary dessert. A perfect evening!

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PP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I would recommend for lunch but not dinner. We were there early evening & it was very crowded & extremely loud. We had a reservation & were seated immediately. The view & service are excellent but the food was mediocre at best. The price would have been okay if the food had been really good. The cocktails were very pricy.

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JP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Crispy fingers were delicious appetizers and our main entrees were wonderful. View of the lake was great.

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C
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love JB Hooks. We come here every time we are in town. We have never had a bad meal. We love all the salad options and the crackers with dip. Lobster is fresh, great crab legs and we love the blackened prime rib. The hostesses could be more friendly but wait staff is very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We experienced a great dinner here. Had Jake as our server and were happy we got him. Have had a not so great experience once before but glad we tried again because this was so nice.

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SA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kelly was a very good server . She took very good care of us on my wife’s birthday!!

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R
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Disappointed made reservation for 7pm were seated 745pm. Ask for table. Near window in dining room. First said no table available near window then tried to seat us downstairs. Once seated waitress was great and food was great.
They found great table Near window dining room was not busy..

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MB
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had reservations for Father's Day 2019. Arrived half hour early and was asked to wait until our table became available, which is fine since we like to have a drink before dinner. We walked through the bar to get a table with a view and was shocked they allow smoking in the bar so we went back towards the entrance where we couldn't smell it. We were seated at our reservation time and had a table with a nice view of the lake. Our waitress, while she was very nice, when we asked her about 3 or 4 dishes on the menu, she apologized each time stating she has only been working there for a year and has never tried them. I would think that a restaurant that is that expensive would have their wait staff try the food on the menu so they are able to describe it to a customer. All of us chose fish dishes, my son's fish was so bland, husband's scallops were really good and my fish was light and flakey with a light cream sauce which is what I was looking for, but still on the boring side. The decor is dated but the views are wonderful. I would not go back.

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F
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to JB Hooks every time we visit the Ozarks knowing we will get a great meal. This time we had an outstanding meal. My husband thought it was the best he'd ever had there (steak woodrow). Rose was an attentive server, and service was fast, but not rushed, which is great when you have a ten year old. We even got a window seat as we had asked for when making our reservations. Perfect Father's Day dinner.

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RD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Restaurant was way overpriced for the quality of food. I order red snapper, which was way overcooked and fishy. I am almost certain it was trout. The restaurant was beautiful, view was amazing and the server was very good. None of this however can make a $250 bill for so-so food okay. I will stick with Baxters.

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SK
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience. Our server was fantastic. Appetizers were ok, ordered the shrimp and stuffed mushrooms. Shrimp was overcooked and dry. Flavor was very good, just not cooked correctly so I'd give them a 2 star. Stuffed mushrooms were flavorful, but again overcooked so I was worried about the entree. I had the Caesar salad which I think they forgot any dressing as it was lacking in flavor. My hubby had the wedge and it was fantastic. I ordered the grouper which was cooked very well and was very good which I was relieved for as the appetizers and my salad were lackluster. Hubby ordered the filet medallions and he said his was great. I would definitely return, but maybe make a few different choices for my meal. Atmosphere was fantastic and the view was beautiful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my girlfriend and it was outstanding. Service was excellent as was the food. Seafood selections were amazing, but I “settled” on the Grouper which was fantastic and my girlfriend had the Osso Buco - also amazing and highly recommended in spite of the $40 price tag. Dessert options are few in number, but of high quality. We each opted for the Creme Brûlée due to being full (I really wanted the NY style cheesecake) and it was very good, if not great. Definitely trying the cheesecake next time, though. ;)

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MW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This was our first time to JB Hooks. The setting and the service - especially our waiter - was very good. Asked for a table by the windows (which were sitting open the entire time we were there) but was denied. Was told we needed to ask for those in advance. The food was acceptable. Nothing outstanding, especially for the price.

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CN
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake was our server and he was AMAZING!! The food never disappoints and of course that view!

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent! The food was delicious and the views were breathtaking. The reception staff were not very welcoming. Also we thought if we waited in the bar while having a cocktail that the staff could come and get us when our table was ready. Instead we had to keep checking back with the receptionist to see if our table was ready. Not very welcoming. With that said, we look forward to visiting again.

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L
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my 86 year old dad to his favorite restaurant to have his favorite meal (Chicken Chadonnay) for Father's Day. We had a beautiful window seat on a beautiful Lake evening. The staff was so attentive and allowed us to have a nice, relaxing dinner.
This was the first time that my dad had been back to JB Hooks since moving away from the Lake several years ago and since my mother passed last year. He enjoyed it so much that we will definitely have Father's Day dinner at JB Hooks again next year.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fathers Day

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EL
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Our servers were winderful

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MB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marty and the food was amazing! Beautiful view and atmosphere!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weekend trip to the lake, without kids, we finally made it to JB Hooks. After many years, the wait was worth it. We had a reservation at 7pm on a Friday, the overall wait was only 10 minutes. The live music in the bar was fun. Once seated, our view was amazing. Corner table overlooking the lake and bridge, beautiful watching the sunset. Our server, Taylor, was prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. Our food exceeded expectations and we will definitely go back.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Adrianna and a helper Maggie were awesome. They made our experience great!

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. From the moment we stepped into the door to the moment we left we were taken care of! The food was absolutely delicious. We will be making this a yearly anniversary tradition.

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SH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitstaff was was amazing! Party of 18 was no problem for our waiter, Zane!
Great service. Can’t wait to visit again.

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J
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food and the service we received from Jake was outstanding! He could not have been more attentive to our needs and the courses were perfectly timed. Will definetly be back when we are in the area!

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OT
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought out of town guests here for dinner. Hooks is our favorite place at the lake for great seafood and steak. Kelly was our server and provided exemplary service. She knew the menu extremely well and answered our older relatives questions like a pro. She was the perfect level of attentiveness and added to a great evening all round. Thanks, JB Hooks (and Kelly)!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really a great restaurant. Professional staff and food was very good. Our server was Jake and he too was very professional.

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RT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious, well prepared and served. Service was very good. Our waitress, Adreinne J, was attentive without being intrusive. Shenwas new, yet knowledgeable about the menu. It was a very good experience.

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CL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first trip to the area. We really enjoyed the meal. Each item had very bold flavors. Our server, Taylor, was very helpful with recommendations that we took and agreed were great tasting. She was also courteous and thorough throughout the meal. Highly recommended.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy evenings at JB Hooks and have not only recommended it to friends but taken them there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was outstanding! As busy as it was we were impressed with the execution. Food was beautiful and delicious and our service from Jake was top notch.

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KO
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. It was our first time there. Our server was great but food took a long time. Tables around us got food sooner than us.

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B
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Originally had a party of 7 which became 10 and they were quick to accommodate us. Everything was timed almost perfectly and Nancy took great care of us. Thank you for a great dining experience while celebrating our Mom’s birthday.

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