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JB Hooks

4.7
841 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
"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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Open Daily

11:00am - 9:00pm


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Phone number
(573) 365-3255
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

All across the world today families are celebrating MOM! Why not give her ultimate gift and treat her to lunch or dinner at JB Hook's. The entire family can sit back relax and let our professional staff take care of you in style.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 841 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

our server, Nancy, was the best. The grouper supreme was the best we have had. the side salad was huge with wonderful ingredients . we made reservations early so we got window table with spectacular view

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I recently returned to Hook's for another delicious meal. I wasn't disappointed. Fried Mahi was fantastic: flaky and moist, with the added bonus of hush puppies with a jalepena touch. Rick was our server and handled everything with professional competence despite being busy with several other tables.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always exceptional service and food options. Went for my fiancé’s birthday and did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Holly our waitress, was very knowledgeable about the evening’s special and what type of wine to go with it. But... I had the filet mignon and my wife had the chicken. Both cooked to perfection!!
Definitely coming back!
Thanks Holly!! Great job!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A wonderful evening. Great service from friendly staff. My wife and I enjoyed a series of small plates including peel and eat shrimp, mussels, smoked trout, and oysters. All were very very good. The cocktails were also fantastic. We will be back soon.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Food was good but overpriced
It was very noisy
The best thing about our visit was our waitress Marty. She was quick to get what we needed to make our visit comfortable despite it being pretty busy.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We had a wonderful dining experience as usual. The food was excellent and the service provided by our waiter, Jake was outstanding. Also, you can’t beat the beautiful view. It is stunning. Finally, the owner, Bruce stopped by our table to check on our dining experience. That is a classy touch.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Had another great experience here.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had an amazing experience here! Dinner was beyond fabulous and our waiter Maxwell was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond! We will be back. Hats off to the chef!!!

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Nice location. Price of the meal was high given the quality. Side dish was not correct and the replacement rice dish was undercooked to the point of being inedible. Three different people asked about the meal and each was told of the problem but that was as far as it went. Okay to dine there once but would not return.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our favorite restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Cocktails and seafood are always absolutely delicious. We always ask for Johnny Grist to be our waiter. He is outstanding. Love that the owner strolls through the place checking on his customers. 5 Stars

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Absolutely wonderful place to dine! Whenever we get to the lake it’s a must go to place . Delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Johnny Grist, our server, did a great job!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food, great view of lake. Johnny Grist was a great waiter and made the experience more enjoyable. Prices are on the expensive side, but it's great for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great steak /salad !

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was phenomenal! Our server, Jake was a true professional and really increased our experience. This was an extremely successful business dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The food was awesome the service was amazing and Jake was an amazing server he was on time every time we needed something and the people that assisted him were on top of removing plates and things while we were eating and dining and having a good time it was an amazing experience

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

It's always a treat to eat at Hook's. This time I had grilled halibut and it was delicious. Also pigged out on the brownie/ice cream all covered in chocolate syrup for dessert. It was worth every calorie! The service was prompt and professional, which we always get when we eat there. Thank you Rick and Taylor for taking such good care of the table.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner and the best service from Johnny Grist! He recommended some great items and helped our experience be top notch. Truly professional. Besides the great views, this place also has excellent food and a welcoming atmosphere. You can tell a lot about a place by their restrooms, and they have very nice restrooms with good ventilation and good privacy.
When we finished dinner we went to the bar and watched the Royals game and continued to have great service. All night our water glass stayed full because of the excellent buser who kept filling them. We enjoyed a delicious desert and everyone was very nice, even when we stayed past closing to see the game. We will stop here every time we pass through!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The view was awesome and the service was great. We got steak and lobster for our anniversary and I thought it said one pound lobster tail. It was much bigger than one pound and kind of tough. It was market price and turned out to be $100 per plate. I thought that was high for a tough lobster. Everything else was perfect steak was awesome the oysters Rockefeller was perfect. Service was top notch. A very nice anniversary dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It’s been over 5 years since we visited the lake and remembered JB Hooks for its service, food, and of course views and knew we had to visit again. Unfortunately that was almost ruined by attitude and quiet frankly rudeness in the bar by both the bartender as well as a waitress. Fortunately after being seated in the dining room our experience improved greatly. The views and food were amazing and Marty was nothing short of fantastic. Her attention to detail (bringing extra ‘dirt’ for my dirty martini) and interaction with everyone including our 8 and 11 year old children made the dinner enjoyable for everyone. thank you Marty!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent dinner drinks and service by Rick we always enjoy the sunset views

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Dining experience was fantastic. Our waiter Rick was very prompt and professional. The only thing we did not like was the fact that they still allow smoking in the bar. We arrived early and went to the bar for a drink and that experience was not great due to the stale cigarette smell.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We celebrated my daughter's birthday at Hook's because the food is wonderful, the view is incredible, and Rick always makes our dining experience special. A mouthwatering crème brûlée — with a candle and birthday greetings written in scrumptious raspberry sauce — topped off the evening. I'm already looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

A foggy evening was considerably brightened by a wonderful meal. The food was fresh and well presented. Service by Rick was prompt and professional. Will definitely go back in the next week or so.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Marty was our server last night and she was awesome! Friendly and professional service from the whole staff, the food was absolutely delicious, the music was fantastic, and the restaurant had THE perfect views. This was our first time to the Ozarks, and no question...we’ll come back to JB Hooks!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Total dining time was 3 hours and not by our choice. Since the service was so slow they did offer desert. My filet was just not as good as usual and was very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Jake, our waiter, was phenomenal! Our food exceeded our expectations. It was our first time and we were celebrating my birthday. Jake made sure our visit was perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My wife and I traveled to the Lake of the Ozarks area for a quick overnight getaway and we dined at JB Hooks for the first time. We enjoyed great service from our server, Johnny Grist, who made recommendations to us. As a result my wife ordered scallops and I had Mahi. The scallops were second-to-none and the Mahi was surprisingly tender, juicy, and flavorful. The side vegetables were equally inspired. The Amaretto-sauteed carrots were delicious and the garlic mashed potatoes -- besides their flavor -- were beautifully presented (looked like the kitchen use a cake decorator on them).

Since we were celebrating our anniversary, we shared a creme brulee for desert and it, too, was excellent.

The entire staff was friendly and I am sure that my wife and I will make a JB Hooks a tradition when we visit the Lake area.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Our waiter Johnny Grist was awesome and very knowledgeable. The view of the lake and our meal was fabulous!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

View was nice, but service was unequal. Food was good, but overpriced. Presentation needs improvement as well.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic,

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was amazing! Jake, our server, was equally amazing. Celebrating my dad's 60th birthday there was extremely memorable!!! Thanks, JB Hooks!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

There is a reason they are rated number 1 in the area. The food is absolutely fantastic. The only problem is choosing which meal to order. The filet mignon and seafood were perfect. The entire staff was friendly and accommodating. Our server, Jake is one of the best. He made sure we had the perfect dining experience. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We went there for a few birthday celebrations. Our server (and all who helped our table) were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable of the menu/what to recommend. We had our 1-year-old daughter with us; sometimes servers get annoyed with a table that has a baby but they made the experience incredibly stress-free and welcoming. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary (a little early) and were surprised to see a dessert on a decorated plate arrive at our table after dinner. My husband had mentioned our anniversary to the hostess when she seated us. Vanessa did a great job as our server and our meals (and the special dessert) were all delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

This place was recommended to us by a local winery for "fine dining" in the Ozarks. We were impressed by the portion sizes and price of food. We loved our meals and the selection they had. We were also very impressed with the view and the ambiance of the place. It was quiet with a gorgeous view of the lake! We will definately go back when we visit the Lake of the Ozarks again.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Best dining experience in Lake of the Ozark! We are vacationing with our family and everyone had a wonderful time. We had fish, filet and pasta and everything was cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend this Restraunt. Bar area looked great too. The views from the main dining are priceless. We have dined in some amazing places and our big take away is service. Rick was on point!So pleasant but not overwhelming. He didn’t miss a beat. Job well done! My father-in-law is still raving about him.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

I have a difficult choice to make whenever I eat at Hook's. I love the prime rib. And now I've discovered osso bucco. Oh. My. Word. And then I am seated and I look at the menu, and I'm so tempted to try other offerings. We usually have Rick as a server and we greatly appreciate his professional patience and answers to our questions. We never feel rushed and continue to look forward to our visits there.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at JB Hooks...the food was good, but we were shocked at the price for a pound of crab legs....

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