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JB Hook's Restaurant

2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
573-365-3255
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Ranked #1 of 45 restaurants in Lake Ozark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $31
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: "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. Come by and see us!
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I have been to JB's twice lately & was very pleased on both occasions. Choose from great selections on the menu specializing in seafood & steaks with tempting nightly specials. The service was very attentive & friendly. I enjoyed the grouper with a velvety white wine sauce, the daily special of Brussels sprouts were OK, frozen is never good in... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have been at the lake all week with our kids and wanted a nice meal out with just the adults. We found this restaurant by searching Trip Advisors best restaurants and not disappointed! The view of the lake was great, the service was top notch and the food was excellent! It was a great dining experience all around and... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was our 3rd time dining here for dinner in the past 3 years, and it was the best meal yet! The combination of the atmosphere, view, wine, food, and service make this a top notch establishment. Besides a minor glitch of not being able to hear our name over the loud speaker for our table, everything else went smoothly.... More

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Norwalk
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dana took very good care of my wife and I for lunch. The food was great, the view was great, and the service was great. We will definitely go back when we visit the Ozarks again.

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Keith S, General Manager at JB Hook's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your business folks! Glad to hear you had such a good time. Great job Dana! More

Lake Ozark, Missouri
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Rick was attentive and friendly. Food was good and the view was great but service made everything better. The manager checked on every table and seemed truly interested in each response.

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Keith S, General Manager at JB Hook's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your business folks! We pride ourselves on treating every guest like royalty. So glad to hear you enjoyed everything. Good job Rick! More

Davenport, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Have been here several times over the years and it has been good. This time... not so much. The salads were ok. We liked the flatbread served with the salad, also. The crab cakes were ok. But... the chef needs to drop the Grouper Milan from the menu or seriously revamp it. I have had beautiful grouper in all sorts... More

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Keith S, General Manager at JB Hook's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your business folks! I have informed the chef of your experience. I am truly sorry to hear you had anything other than a great time while visiting. More

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This restaurant has an impressive view of the main channel of the lake. The food was delicious. Incredibly, the excellent dining started with the salad and the accompanying flatbread. We had the house salad and the blue cheese. The flatbread bread came with a cream cheese/smoked tomato spread. It had just enough smoked tomato to be interesting but not overpowering.... More

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Keith S, General Manager at JB Hook's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your business folks! The smoked tomato cream cheese spread is definitely awesome. So glad to hear you loved our grouper dishes also. The grouper supreme has been one of my favorites for many years. We look forward to your return. More

West Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited JB Hooks for lunch. Appetizers and sandwiches were all very good, Good atmosphere with a beautiful view of the lake. Our server, Natasha, was awesome. Will definitely return on our next trip.

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Keith S, General Manager at JB Hook's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your business! More

Forsyth, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had been to JB Hook's a very long time ago. We were excited to take our kids this time. The service was outstanding, but the food was just ok. The pasta was good, the steak tip appetizer was good. I had the Chicken Oscar and the chicken was rubbery and had very little flavor. My husband ordered a steak... More

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Keith S, General Manager at JB Hook's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your business folks. So sorry to hear about your experience. I will make sure the chef knows about it. I hope we are able to have another chance with you to redeem ourselves. More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Myself, mom, and sister spent a weekend a the ozarks went to this place on our way home Sunday about 2:30pm we sat there for about 20 minutes before getting our drinks I asked the waitress a question and she was rude then began taking a couples order before ours so I got up walked out my mom went to... More

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Keith S, General Manager at JB Hook's Restaurant, responded to this review

So sorry to hear about your experience. I will address the staff immediately. We will not tolerate any of our staff treating our guests rudely. Thank you for letting me know. More

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