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 made a reservation for 7:45pm and was ...
We made a reservation for 7:45pm and was not seated till close to 8:15. Once seated, we asked for a wine list and never got one. My wife just decided to ask for a glass of Riesling. After another 10 minutes our drinks finally came, but our server did not take our order. We waited another 10-15 minutes for her to come back to get our order. My wife enjoyed her meal (fillet and lobster tail). I thought mine was pretty good as well (fried shrimp). The French Onion soup was not the best, but their salads are pretty good. In the end, we felt pretty neglected by our waitress. We ended up being there for 2 hours with a reservation. The food was alright for the price, but for that price I would suggest Baxters, Bentley's or JJ's at the Copperpot.
I wish I had remembered our waitresses n ...
I wish I had remembered our waitresses name, because she was a gem.....it was hot and humid and she ran up and downstairs a million times and always had a smile on her face. I felt bad for her because not only was it hot, but they are required to wear black and shirts are long sleeved.. They should have summer uniforms, too....
A restaurant like J.B. Hooks is at the h ...
A restaurant like J.B. Hooks is at the high end of our budget. We were there with family from out of town, and wanted something special. We arrived at the time we had reserved, and were seated very quickly ... granted it wasn't a weekend, but this is a tourist destination and the parking lot was full. We were treated with utmost courtesy by those who seated us, our waitress was friendly and fun and helpful. The service was impressively attentive ... water glasses were refilled quickly and often, dishes were delivered and removed in timely fashion, and we noticed that many of the staff moving around the restaurant would put their eyes on our table as they went by to make sure things were taken care of. The food was delicious and cooked just as we asked. Everything seemed to be thoughtfully done and it was a time where we felt it was worth every penny we paid.
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 .
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!
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.
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.
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.
#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.
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