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Shady Gators

) #36 of 45 Restaurants in Lake Ozark $$ - $$$ American,
132 Sweet William Rd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7015
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good19%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible17%
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CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
132 Sweet William Rd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7015
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in around 530ish for the radio advertised "Sunday cajun boil" at Shady Gators. However, the 69.00 entree was pathetic. Nothing was boiled in any cajun spice, and upon trying each item on the platter everything was either room temperature or cold. Fortunately, I had...More

Thank Clay N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit every year since it's opened! One of my absolute favorite places to eat and hang out with friends and family after playing on the lake! By boat or car, it's accessible. Service is great, food is terrific, music is on point and the...More

Thank Martha R
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Have been there several times. Always lots of trash under the deck that guests walk past if arriving by boat. The last few times we visited we had to smell so,ething gross---probably the septic system. Not at all appetizing.

Thank Peajay26
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...More

Thank JANNB40
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...More

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank mgoens
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...More

Thank Allissa A
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.

1  Thank Doris D
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...More

Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank AClarke625
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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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