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“#1 Tourist bar”
Review of Shady Gators

Shady Gators
Ranked #37 of 57 Restaurants in Lake Ozark
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Lake Ozark, MO
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“#1 Tourist bar”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

My husband drove a taxi for fun two summers ago and this place was the busiest on the lake. Always had good entertainment, food is always good, not great but good and with no happy hour, the bar is still always full. You won't find beer under $4.00 here but we all still come. On the water, better parking if you boat in.

Visited August 2012
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Salina ks
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107 reviews
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“fun for kids and adults ( in the afternoon)”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Beautiful view of the lake from the pool.. We went late morning early afternoon with kids They loved the pool I liked seating at the bar and could still watch the kids at Lazy Gators next to Shady . The pork tenderloin probably best at the lake Staff was friendly the fish was great also kids liked there food off kids menu we had 8 kids and all liked their food nice cabanas if you get one at Lazy Gators Atmosphere was fun and lively.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank salinafred
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Osage Beach, Missouri
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Chompin' Good!”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Our grandson, Jack, will be 8 on Saturday so we had B-day dinner last night at his choice of eateries! Two years in a row he has chosen Shady Gators. Our waiter, Brent, was super and kept Jack in Mellow Yellow. The owner came to our table and "High 5vd" Jack. Our catfish whiskers appetizer and sauce were tasty and arrived quickly, as did our sandwiches, homemade fries, french fries, and red beans and rice. Kiddoes could dance around on the "cubby" deck. Watched as the rain came down the channel and saw a lightening strike show, too! Good Night! Good Family Time!

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank lakeinnkeeper2010
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Mahomet, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“GREAT LOCATION TO WATCH THE WATER AND BOATS”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Perfect place to sit and watch the lake and all it has to offer. Great service when not too packed but all the lake bars get slow when swamped. Check ahead if you want to go to Lazy Gators next door to go to the pool or get a cabana. We got there and it was closed for a private party on a Friday afternoon. Try the “Catfish Whiskers” as an appetizer and a “Lake Water” drink for the perfect afternoon stop. Good docks for being on the main channel @ the 7 mile marker.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank MHAINZ1
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