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
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.
Beautiful decor, picturesque view from o ...
Beautiful decor, picturesque view from our table. Food was prepared perfectly. Our server Talya was over the top making sure our dining experience was memorable.
Two in a row
Second trip in four years and it was just as we remembered. Great food, service, atmosphere, love it and will be back!!!
Host stand needs to communicate with each other. Was called over the loud speaker to go to the upper host stand. Once we walked up stairs and up the ramp to the other stand. I was then scolded by the hostess telling me that they we seating me below at the host stand by the entrance. I asked her why we were just called over the loud speaker to come up there and she didn't have an answer and told me to go back to the entrance host. Then stood for another 5 minutes before we we actually seated. For people that are supposed to be the first impression of your place they need to learn the definition of hospitality.
Wonderful Valentines Day Dinner
We had an excellent meal in a very romantic and scenic setting. The service was outstanding as well. To top it off, the restaurant gave each lady a single red rose. What a nice touch for Valentines Day!
As always a great experience but I'm still waiting on those chocolate covered strawberries.. not offered as advertised
Did not meet expectations
Considering this is a higher-end restaurant, we were sorely disappointed. They were out of the different appetizers we wanted to try while we were waiting at the bar. How can you run out of shrimp on Valentine's weekend? Once we finally got to our table, which was much later than our reservation time, the service was good, but I would not recommend this restaurant for a romantic dinner. I could hardly hear my husband sitting across from me. The steaks had much to be desired. There really was no flavor to them at all. The medium rare steak we ordered had a dry taste to it, almost like it was cooked to medium rare, then let to sit for all the juice to run out of it before being served to us. The filet mignon ordered medium was cooked perfectly, it just had no flavor at all. I know a great steak needs nothing added, but these were just plain flavorless pieces of meat.
Our Favorite Place to Celebrate Special Occasions
My wife and I love to go here for birthdays, anniversary and Valentines Day.
Romantic night out
We celebrated Valentine's Day this year at JB Hooks, and it was our second time doing so. Very romantic lighting with superb food. The lady received a rose and the couple received complimentary chocolate covered strawberries. They truly went above and beyond for us, and it is some of the best food we have ever enjoyed.
Wonderful evening at JB Hooks
Once again we had a wonderful evening at JB Hooks. The dinner was delicious and our server Kim was wonderful.
Keeps getting better!
JB Hooks is a must stop spot each time we visit Osage Beach. The food is excellent, the drink selection is divine, and the service is fantastic!
The food was absolutely amazing and the ...
The food was absolutely amazing and the price was very reasonable for that quality of food. The chocolate covered strawberries from the chef were delicious. Thank you
Reservations were late so we decided to ...
Reservations were late so we decided to eat at the bar. They were very helpful and attentive for the entire meal. Food was great!
Server Kim was amazing
Went for Valentine's Day dinner. They gave all the women a red rose, and after dinner everyone got a chocolate covered strawberry. Food was great, atmosphere was great, view was great. Server Kim was AMAZING. In a day and age where customer service is hard to find, the world would be better with more people like her
We live 2.5 hours away, so we can't be regulars. We've been to JB Hooks twice in the past few years and bothe visits were pleasant, romantic, and consistent. The food is done very well and the wait staff is friendly and available. Just don't expect to get off cheap. JB Hooks is now our go-to fine-dining location when in the Osage Beach area.
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