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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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Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wine
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JB Hooks Ratings and Reviews
Upon arrival we went to the bar to have a drink while waiting for our table and the bartender appeared to be annoyed to serve us a drink. When asking for a drink menu it was thrown at us. The drinks tasted aweful and lacked alcohol. It is difficult to mess up a double rum and coke but was accomplished by our bartender. Once being sat at the table the first question to our server was if the prime rib was available she responded with a absolutely. We only came to have the prime rib otherwise we would have left after the cold reception by the bartender. We proceeded to order the appetizers and the prime rib for the entrees with no issues. It wasn't until after the appetizers and salads arrived that we were notified by the server that they had run out of the prime rib. How can half the meal be over and the chef/server then inform the table that the prime rib is 86. I have worked in restaurants for many years and have never been treated so badly by a bartender and have my order run out when it should have been on it's way to the table. Not even a drink or dessert was offered after they informed us they didn't have our order. We did not enjoy the entrees and quickly paid and forfeited desert based on the lack luster food and service. I am shocked this restaurant has a top rating it was a complete let down to everyone at our table.
Our waiter was amazing and the food was exceptional. The timing of the meal could not have been better and the waiter had asked us if the dinner was a special occasion - which it was, a 30th service anniversary for one of my employees. The waiter at the end of dinner brought (with no special request from me) a cheesecake with the plate decorated specially that said (Happy 30th Workaversary!)....very thoughtful!!
We had a wonderful dining experience. Starting with happy hour in the lounge we enjoyed 1/2 price apps. Our server, Tabitha, made us feel welcome and special. She went out of her way to helps get seated for dinner before our reservation time. Can't say enough for Jake, our waiter. He did a great job making our evening special. I recommend that customers ask for Jake. The food was wonderful.
Our experience at JB Hooks was perfect from start to finish. Our waiter, Anthony was the best. The food was excellent. Very impressed with the salad. I would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone who wants a great view and a good meal with top notch service. We will definitely be back.
We went for my birthday and our server Johnny was excellent! We got a table by the window with the fabulous lake view. Service could not have been better. Each course arrived on time without being rushed. He was very welcoming and friendly. When I told him it was my birthday we received a complimentary delicious piece of white chocolate raspberry cheesecake to share, which was just right after finishing our meal. Wonderful place to go for a special occasion.
We were seated in a room in the restaurant that was very dark and extremely loud!
We did ask our server about turning the lights up a bit and he did oblige. But the room was so loud that we could not carry on a conversation because we could not hear the other people in our group of 7. The food was nothing special. A medium rare steak was overcooked and inedible. That item was removed from our bill...which was appreciated. We did have a very good server...Jake. He was very helpful. Probably would not come back....except for maybe Happy Hour in the bar area.
Great view of the Lake but that's all. For the price, food was average at best w/ no chef creativity or uniqueness. My wife's dish was supposed to have a cream sauce w/ mushrooms, artichokes & fresh basil. The ONLY thing it had was 1 mushroom in the sauce. It was garnished w/ a wilted piece of lettuce. The place was very loud & very overpriced.
It was my wife's birthday, she had the 1 lb lobster tail of which she had no idea how big a 1 lb lobster tail is and could only eat about half and I had to help with the rest. I had the 6oz filet and 4 coconut shrimp, we had a wonderful meal, the food was delicious. Then the server brought my wife a little birthday cake ala mode with a candle, nice touch thank you JB Hooks.
JAKE our waiter was awesome!! We always request Jake when we dine at JB Hooks! Jake is so pleasant and entertaining! He brings a lot to the table!
The food was out standing... from start to finish! We all enjoyed our scallops, filets, lobster, calamari, shrimp cocktail and dessert 😎😎
A beautiful dinner with great friends!
We will return, soon!
John & Mary Jo
JB Hooks rates right at the top at Lake of The Ozarks for a restaurant. The waiter, Jake, was quite knowledgeable of the menu and the wine list. Jake was very patient with the ordering of our meal. The food was prepared to perfection and not one complaint from our table. All 6 of us was very pleased with our experience at JB Hooks.
Something was off. Table of 6 and 1 member of our party didn't get his meal until well after everyone else was done eating. He ordered the special and apparently another table got his order. Already had received a free appetizer for waiting a long time for drink and food orders, before meals arrived, which was nice. But no comp for waiting so very long for one person's meal. The waitress was nice and apologetic (it wasn't her fault), but when one spends over $300 on a tab for 6, one expects better food service.
We had a fantastic meal at JB Hooks. Their filets were juicy and tender and the king crab legs were fresh and delicious, their coconut shrimp is amazingly crunchy and very tasty. We love their fresh asparagus and carrots in a sweet glaze. Their salads are always crisp and fresh and the Greek one is a family favorite. We love their lunch menu as well as it offers great and diverse choices. The view is the best on the lake and their patio is amazing as well. They offer a wonderful happy hour. They have something for everyone.
When you're looking for an upscale restaurant with delicious, high-quality food, lake views for miles, attentive service, and a relaxing atmosphere, this is the place. Best meal we've had in a while--not just at the Lake but within the metro St Louis area. Highly recommend.
It was a great. We had made reservations to sit on the deck so we could watch the sunset during dinner. We were seated on deck but could not see the water or sunset. When Amy, the waitress, came out she moved us out. She was such a delight. From the delicious steak and shrimp to the experienced staff, we couldn't of asked for a better evening. Definitely a do over. A big thank you to Amy, our waitress, the owner and staff for making our anniversary such an amazing evening.
Wine list is not good and terribly over priced.... No good moderate selections in cab witch is key to enjoying a steak.
Steaks had little flavor and the filets were small.... 6-8oz only.
The fish we had was disappointing as well..
The appetizers were very good...
First off, we went on a Sunday night, thinking the restaurant would not be busy. We were very wrong. In fact, had we not had a reservation, we would not have received a table. Clearly this is "the place to go" in the area, and it was clear to see why. Diverse menu with tons of creative seafood dishes, a gracious, professional wait staff (Rick was awesome) and million dollar views of the lake out the glass walls made this meal a highlight of our stay at the lake.
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