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by Ariel Kralina – photos by Lake Shots Photography

It’s one of the most popular and exhilarating attractions on the Bagnell Dam Strip, and it’s perfect for every age. Malted Monkey means swingin’, climbin’ fun, and delicious American cuisine with a twist, too.

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George Tucker, the Lake area restauranteur and owner of Malted Monkey, wanted high-quality fun for kids and for parents to feel good about what they’re up to (literally!) Aside from the brightly-colored ropes course, Malted Monkey offers the best burgers and milkshakes in town.

To Eat


A classic burger patty, smashed to perfection and finished with the secret Monkey Sauce recipe. You will want to eat this every day for lunch and dinner!

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The Walking Taco

A bag of Doritos cut open and stuffed with seasoned beef, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and drizzled in queso. This will make you a nostalgic for school days, except it’s a big step up in quality and flavor, and a lot harder to share!

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Nashville Chicken Bowl

House-breaded chicken tossed in Nashville-inspired hot sauce, on a bed of coleslaw and cheesy creamy homemade mac n’ cheese. You’ll forget about everything but taking another bite. Saucy and zesty, this one packs a kick!


Malted Monkey milkshakes are like no other! Each milkshake has its own personality. They are rimmed with special toppings and sprinkled with even more to pile it high! To complete the ensemble: a whole chocolate chip cookie wedged into the deliciousness. These milkshakes can be made for kids… and there’s an adult version of each, too.

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Lady Gaga

Much like the singer, this milkshake is over-the-top and visually fun. Vanilla ice cream blended with Fruity Pebbles cereal and marshmallow cream is topped with whipped cream. Fruity, fun, and full of flavor. (Adult-version: Order the Lit Gaga!)

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Oreo Shake

This version of cookie n’ cream will keep you hooked ‘til the last bite! Malted Monkey’s Oreo Shake does not disappoint. Nice and creamy, almost (but not quite) too thick to sip it through the straw, this is how every milkshake should be. To polish off the drink, you’ll be tempted to scrape every last cookie crumb from the rim!

Reese’s Pieces

Few things go better together than chocolate and peanut butter. In this shake, the two flavors don’t compete, but are perfectly blended—sweet, salty, and indulgently tasty.