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“Phenomenal food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of JB Hook's Restaurant

JB Hook's Restaurant
2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
+1 573-365-3255
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Ranked #1 of 46 Restaurants in Lake Ozark
Price range: $5 - $79
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, 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!
Leavenworth, Kansas
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“Phenomenal food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate there twice--once for an economical lunch--we shared crab cakes and a burger--both excellent.
Second time with our sons for a pricey but amazing meal. We spit between steaks and seafood with two appetizers for a $200+ meal and it was worth every penny.

Visited August 2014
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“Best place to eat at the lake!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food is amazing and our waiter Johnny delivered excellent service to our table! Try the amazing grouper fingers app! The filet was the best! Even the salads were far better than other place. You will not be disappointed if you eat here. It is worth every penny!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Keith S, General Manager at JB Hook's Restaurant, responded to this review, September 27, 2014
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“Nice view... Cold Steak”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited the restaurant on Labor Day weekend and enjoyed sitting outside. The view is amazing and the service started out great.

However it seemed like our steaks ended up siting under the heat lamps for a while so they were a little charred and a little cold.

The shrimp my wife got were rubbery.

However both of our daughters' received their food hot and fresh.

It seemed like the food could have been worth the significant cost; but honestly it is not much better than Outback and is certainly not on the same level with the restaurants in KC or St. Louis that are 40-50 bucks a seat for adults.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Keith S, General Manager at JB Hook's Restaurant, responded to this review, September 27, 2014
Thank you for your business! Sorry to hear about your steaks. I will inform the chef of your situation. Comparing us to outback is not accurate however.
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“Wonderful food, fantastic view, & great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We have been enjoying JB Hook's for years. Consistently great food & service. We love having Emily as our server on the outside deck. She's tops! Crab cakes are the best

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florissant, MO
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“JB Hook's Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Every time we go to the Lake of the Ozarks, we try and make it to JB Hook's for a nice dinner. We have been lucky to have Mike as our server in most visits. The food is good, the service is good and the lake view can't be beat. The have gone during Happy Hour and we were able to enjoy some very tasty appetizers for half price. I recommend JB Hook's if you are looking to have drinks and appetizers, a nice lunch, or special dinner. A little high on price, but worth the extra dollars.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Keith S, General Manager at JB Hook's Restaurant, responded to this review, September 27, 2014
Thank you for your business!
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