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Shady Gators

€€ - €€€American,
132 Sweet William Rd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7015
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good20%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible16%
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“gator bites” (4 reviews)
“chicken tacos” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar
€€ - €€€
132 Sweet William Rd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7015
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1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great food. Sunsets are second to none out on the deck overlooking the Lake. Good drinks. At night the place comes alive-keep the kids home after dark.

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in while we were boating for a snack. The service was good and very friendly. The chicken nachos were huge and delicious.

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Ordered a drinks after 10 min wait then didn't get our app. Food was awful and never got a refill if any drink. I could maybe understand if they were super busy but server was more busy with her phone. I rent a condo out...More

Thank Les62347
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This place has changed a lot over the years. It's definitely more of a party place, than a restaurant. Not very kid friendly anymore. Food is average & the service is below average. Slow service, but your at the lake you shouldn't be in a...More

Thank FunFoodTravel95
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Shady gator is the friday night place to be if you're 21 to 25ish. 1/2 is a club like atmosphere and the other 1/2 is a bar. Drinks are pricy and the line can be a tad long but if you bring cash, they have...More

Thank Garrett F
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I cannot get enough of the crunchy grouper with raspberry tartar. The last time I had it however, the cornflake coating was whole corn flakes rather than a little crushed. I liked the crushed better. The nachos were a little dry and we had to...More

Thank Grandma118
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Huge bar! Multiple levels and live bands were great. Has some indoor sections to escape the heat but a very fun spot for sure!!

Thank Montgomery H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This place is full of the young and the drunk. We walked in through a cloud of marijuana smoke. The music was so loud we couldn't talk when we were 3 feet from each other. The crowd is young 20's and the alcohol flows very...More

Thank Kate E
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The meal was amazing the staff in the restaurant were fast and friendly. We went outside at approximately 8:30 pm, OMG the bartenders were pouring drinks so strong that several patrons were overly intoxicated. I get tipsy, I understand loaded, but these folks were falling...More

Thank MarineExpert
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Shady Gators is a great place to go and party after spending all day on the lake. It has multi level decks and has some great live music. There always seemed to be a ton of people there and it was a great guy's weekend...More

Thank turcottejt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Sweet William Rd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7015
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Lake Ozark
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