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Shady Gators

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132 Sweet William Rd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7015
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10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Why would anyone go here.. smells like sewage outside and in the bathrooms we almost threw up because of the smell and people want to eat and drink around this yuck, This place is filthy and disgusting not to mention they don't even clean up around there place. This place is outdated, dirty, smelly. So many beautiful new waterfront bars... More 

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Thank JANNB40
Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Love the Cajun influence of the food but you do not have to eat Cajun if you don't want to. This place is hopping during the season yet while it caters to young people, you will see people of all ages there. So that is nice. Always had a nice time as it is a perfect place to party.

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Thank Mooreadog
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Reminds me of a trip to New Orleans, their crab cakes are great, and the prices are in line with a good ole' cajun restaurant.

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Thank mgoens
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We attended a wedding at this venue. It was one of the best wedding we've been to. The food was great, the area had plenty of room, and the view was beautiful on the water. Negatives were: the staff wore t-shirts and shorts for a formal event, there was a few couches that were ripped and dirty and the staff... More 

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Thank Allissa A
Westphalia, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I guess if you had plenty to drink this place would be ok. Food was average at best. Bathrooms awful. The whole place smelled like sewer.

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1 Thank Doris D
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Make sure you try the swamp water. We may have sampled a few beverages but the swamp water rocked. The food was good. Sadly it was pouring while we were there and half of our group was getting wet. Then you had to get in the rain for the restrooms too. It's a great sunny day place to stop on... More 

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Thank Jacqueline H
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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236 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

A group stopped in for dinner on a hot afternoon. Don't know if the AC was broken, if they didn't have any or it just wasn't working but it was very hot inside. No fans, no breeze--nothing! Just thick air. We chose several of the Cajun/New Orleans selections--Red Beans and Rice, Gumbo and Jambalaya. No one tried the alligator. We... More 

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Thank AClarke625
Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We boat to Shady Gators for an evening meal. It is a friendly place, and the food is reasonably priced.

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Thank rosemarykelly2016
Kansas City, Kansas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Food is very pricey for what you get, Service was lack luster to say the least. Poppers came out cold in the middle, sent them back and ten minutes later she brought them back and still cold.......... Jambalaya was cold corn bread cold and no butter. Servers were busy cutting up their shirts for some party, but no napkins in... More 

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Thank joe m
Topeka, Kansas
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Fun, open air place to grab lunch while boating; easy to access boat slips provided for all customers; lots of tables with lake views; extensive menu; food was good.

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Thank MPrize10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?