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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Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 10:00pm
$30 and under
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wine, Wine Bar
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JB Hooks Ratings and Reviews
We've been coming to the lake for 20 yea ...
We've been coming to the lake for 20 years and I had never tried JB Hooks and was so surprised at how good it was tonight! Definitely worth the wait and the view is amazing!
We've eaten at JB Hooks a couple of time ...
We've eaten at JB Hooks a couple of times and enjoy the food and atmosphere. Our waitress was nice, but not very engaging. Food wasn't as good as last time. Kind of disappointed, but all in all, had a pleasant time.
This was by far the best steak I have ev ...
This was by far the best steak I have ever had. Service was above and beyond expected. It was a little loud but we did not mind at all. I will be back and will spread the word about you all. Thanks for a great meal .
Service was great. Our food was wonderf ...
Service was great. Our food was wonderful. View was wonderful.
Asked the chef to prepare Sea Bass with ...
Asked the chef to prepare Sea Bass with capers, butter, lemon. This was a special request, not on the menu. It was absolutely amazing. As always JB Hooks has met and exceeded our expectations.
Celebrated our 5th Anniversary with dinn ...
Celebrated our 5th Anniversary with dinner at one of the Lakeview tables. The view was amazing and food was delicious. Filet was cooked perfectly and cut like butter. Will definitely be returning when we visit the area again!
Service was great and so was the view. R ...
Service was great and so was the view. Restaurant was a bit noisy. Food was good, but way overpriced for quality in my opinion.
You may find a better meal somewhere els ...
You may find a better meal somewhere else but it'd be hard to find a better view! Grouper fingers were highlight of entire meal. Lobster pasta was nothing special. Instead of going for dinner you'd be better off just going for appetizers and socializing on the patio. View is second to none but there are definitely other restaurants that don't make you question if the food is worth the price.
Great for special occasions
The food is great and the service is great, also. The menu selections are varied and tasty. It is an upscale restaurant, though, so expect to spend. Even keeping this in mind, the only problem with the restaurant is the high prices for drinks. I feel the drinks are overpriced. But overall, it was a positive 40th anniversary experience. Our server was polite and attentive, and we got way more food than we could eat. She took what we couldn't finish and boxed it up for us to enjoy later.
Awesome Views , Perfect for that Special Night
Awesome views of the Lake, and Sunset. Service is great and perfect timing, and the food is I top rate. Steaks were cooked perfectly.
Wonderful meal for 2! The food was grea ...
Wonderful meal for 2! The food was great and everything I hoped for. It was my husband's birthday so I wanted something more than just the chain restaurant. Our waiter was very attentive! Would recommend to anyone!
Never a bad meal
We have been coming to JB Hooks since they opened in the 90's and have never had a bad meal. The service is always very professional. The wait staff goes out of their way to fulfill our requests and the ambiance is superb. Business or Personal it ALWAYS hits a 12 on a scale of 1 to 10!
From the Bam Bam Shrimp appetizer to the creme brulee dessert, everything was FANTASTIC!! The crab legs were so meaty and flavorful. The homemade peach sangria was perfect on a beautiful summer evening. But the best part of the evening was our server Johnny. He was friendly but professional and was great at making suggestions for appetizer and drinks!! Great service and we will definitely be back!!
great food, great service
JB hooks is our favorite treat at the lake. We have been going back for many years. The food is great, I have the kc strip, my wife and daughter split a steak and a HUGE lobster tail. Service is fantastic! Oh, and the view is great too.
Our group of 15 had a reservation for 6: ...
Our group of 15 had a reservation for 6:45 but showed up early and were still seated right away. The service was excellent from beginning to end and the food was exceptional. The view of the lake from our tables was the extra touch.
Best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozar ...
Best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! We enjoyed our dinner and look forward to going back soon. Our steaks were tender and juicy cooked just the way we ordered. Their Greek salad is amazingly crisp with feta cheese, red onion, Greek olives and delicious balsamic dressing. Their mashed potatoes are creamy and had just the right seasoning and the fresh asperagus was very good! Their desserts are all house made and fresh.
Took my girl friend to JB Hooks for her ...
Took my girl friend to JB Hooks for her birtbday. Got seated right away. Great view, great wine, great food. Great service. Definately recommend.
Food was way overpriced. Our server, Johnny Grist, did not come to check on us in a timely manner. I had an issue with my expensive entree but since he didn't check on us, I just decided to deal with it.i did not want to make everyone else at my table wait while my problem was fixed or wait for me to finish my meal so I felt like I did not get my money's worth. Servers solicit good reviews because management gives them money as a reward. This makes me uncomfortable and I don't think you can rely on some of the good reviews. Most of them mention the server by name. I think those reviews are from people just trying to be nice to the server and not really representative of their dining experience.
A great way to dine and view the lake
We haven't dined at J B Hooks for a few years and unlike many spots on the lake they have kept the restaurant updated. The food was outstanding our server didn't mislead us on the dishes. The food was well prepared, fresh and we all had seafood. The wine list is very good and the prices aren't out of line. If you want a great view of the lake and great food to boot Hooks is the place.
The food and Service was excellent! The view outstanding! The noise level was extremely high that I had a hard time hearing the waiter or even my spouse until after the 3 sets of noise makers had left. The only down fall was the noise. If this could of been under control it would of been an awesome special occasion of my spouse and I. Otherwise we enjoyed the evening and will most likely return again.
Nice Place On The Lake
We on a weekend saw great reviews. It nice evening will return next year.
Johnny, our server, was great.
Johnny, our server, was great.
#1 Restaurant at Lake of the Ozarks
The outstanding food quality, service and diverse menu make this out top favorite. We love to go for lunch -great menu as well as their happy hour! Can't beat the beautiful lake views from inside as well as their patio. It's perched on a high bluff right on 54.
I called JB Hooks midweek to make a reservation for 2 on Saturday night at 715pm. Long story short, I watched other patrons walk in and be seated without reservations (possibly in the bar area) and I even witnessed another couple with a 730pm reservation seated before us. Finally, we were taken to a table at 742pm. The hostess said they were trying to get us the "best seat in the restaurant". She called me by the wrong name and she also mentioned that she was a new employee, like that was supposed to make me happier. We did have a nice, quiet seating area, but the view was just kinda so-so. I've eaten at JB Hooks before with a better view. The food was good. Service was good. I was just VERY unhappy with the lack of attention to my reservation AND I did not receive an apology for their mishap. I am unlikely to make a reservation at JB Hooks in the future.
Service was excellent. A professional w ...
Service was excellent. A professional waitress that knew when to come by and when not to. Just the right amount of care and very personable.
We had an extremely nice meal at JB Hook ...
We had an extremely nice meal at JB Hooks. View was great and the service excellent.
Was really looking forward to dinner @ JBH.Have never had a bad meal here.My grouper was very disappointing.Didn't even look like it was actually grouper.Not prepared as described on the menu.No flavor except over-powering garlic cream sauce which I scraped off.The two shrimp on top were kind of pitiful.Considering the price it was definitely not worth it.Was looking forward to the spinach salad but they've taken it off the menu.Husband had the tournedos (sp?) and said his wasn't very good either.Has the restaurant changed owners or chefs?Don't frequent Lake of the Ozarks but attend an anually meeting there and always try to dine at JBH.First time we have ever had a disappointing meal.We love sitting at the window and watching the sunset.Our waitress was great.The food just wasn't what we have come to expect.
Johnny was our server and he did a great job! Very efficient, his recommendations were excellent and he was entertaining as well! He made our experience extra special.
Had a nice table next to the servers sta ...
Had a nice table next to the servers station. Food was great. Waitress was awesome.
Top notch as always!!! Ordered the filet ...
Top notch as always!!! Ordered the filet with crab legs. Everything was fantastic! Thanks again for great service
Always a favorite of ours when visiting ...
Always a favorite of ours when visiting the lake area!
Our server was attentive and the food was great. I recommend that anyone who likes steak and lobster have the Australian lobster tail and prime rib.
My wife and I recently celebrated our 1st anniversary at JB Hooks and we are so glad we did. Everyone made it a special evening for us and our waiter Johnny G was phenomenal. The food was delicious and the view was excellent from our table. Thanks to everyone for making this a memorable night for us!
Best steak I've ever had! Everything was ...
Best steak I've ever had! Everything was cooked to perfection. We also had great service and a great waitress!
Dinning experience was the best! Friendl ...
Dinning experience was the best! Friendly staff and very attentive to our needs! Food was fabulous!
Scallops were perfect!
Scallops were perfect!
Signature cocktail is wonderful! Dinner ...
Signature cocktail is wonderful! Dinner was delightful.
We split the stuffed lobster at the suggestion of Marti our Server. She was right on the money when she told us that it was large enough for two. The stuffed lobster came with salad and shrimp scampi and scallops. We were stuffed ourselves when we finished. If you have never been there. You need to put on your list of must do's.
DELIGHT IN OUR BACKYARD!
We drove to JB Hooks for dinner from Columbia, Mo. The day was beautiful and fit for a little road trip. The experience was worth a drive twice as far! Our waiter, Jake, was both attentive and knowledgeable, showing just the right amount of attention. The filet melted in my mouth and the lobster was a sight to behold. Sharing drinks, dinner, and dessert over candlelight while the sun set was the perfect way to celebrate the day! We will return often!
Lively atmosphere, friendly service
The bar was jammed on a Friday night, but the service was friendly and attentive. The dining room was thankfully much quieter, so we could talk. Food was good. Nice wine selection. Our waitress was perfect. A fun evening.
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