Thursday, September 22, 2016

Don't Miss the 17th Annual Bogeys & Beer Golf Tournament

There's only 1 more week until the most fun golf tournament of the year! Is your team signed up yet? The 17th Annual Bogeys & Beer Golf Tournament will be in "full swing" next Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Your favorite Cajun waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is going to be there, and you should be too. 



Great Time For a Great Cause
Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, along with our sister restaurants Dog Days Bar & Grill and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, are very proud to be a part of this amazing golf tournament every year. Everyone involved gets to have an incredible day playing an awesome game and goofing off with their buddies, all the while raising money for many worthy causes around the lake area: Lamb's House, Kid's Harbor, Kiwanis Club, L.A.N.I., and CADV. 

Sign Up Your Team
The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach will be the sight for this tournament. Registration begins at 10 am with a shotgun start at 11 am. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top golfers, and there will also be 18 hole proxies. A box lunch will be provided to all players by Mexicali Blues. Download a registration form from our website and drop it by Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. There are 3 team levels, as well as a sponsorship-only option. 

PAR - $100

  • Hole sponsor sign
  • Dinner

TEAM - $340

  • 4 players in tournament
  • Box lunch/ dinner

BIRDIE - $415

  • 4 players in tournament
  • Hole sponsor sign
  • Listing in 2016 brochure
  • Box lunch/ dinner

EAGLE - $1,000

  • 4 players in tournament
  • Mention in all radio ads
  • Hole sponsor sign
  • Banner on putting green or driving range
  • Listing in 2016 brochure
  • Recognition/ Banner at silent auction & awards
  • Box lunch/ dinner

More Fun After Golf
The fun doesn't stop once the tournament is over! After golf, we'll all head on over to Dog Days Bar & Grill for dinner. There will be many items up for bid by both live and silent auction. You get to have fun all day, eat a couple of delicious meals, take home some wonderful items, and raise money for many local organizations. Why in the world would you miss this event? 

Get that registration in soon, and get in a practice round this weekend. Once you're done, head on over to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina and we'll practice for that after-party too! It's just one more event proving that the fun never stops here at the Lake of the Ozarks. 



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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Join Us For the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 2016

The lake area is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery you will find across the nation, which makes this the perfect place for motorcycle enthusiasts to visit. You can enjoy a beautiful and relaxing ride no matter which direction you venture out in. One gorgeous ride is out to our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant, and once you're here, you can take a break and enjoy our spectacular lake view. 

The 10th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest will be taking place Thursday-Sunday, September 15-18, 2016. In addition to the scenic rides, you will also experience vendor villages, amazing live music, awesome displays, cool contests, bike nights, and so much more. One highlight in particular of this annual event is the Passport Ride, and Shorty Pants Lounge is one of the 24 stops.


photo from www.Funlake.com 

The 2016 Passport Ride
The biggest reason to purchase a passport for Bikefest is the fact that it encourages you to travel far and wide and really experience many different areas around the lake. Another pretty good reason to join the fun is the fact that you can win your very own 2015 Harley-Davidson Street Bob Breakout Motorcycle! 

It's simple to enter. Pick up your passport for a $20 donation at any of the stops along the way, and every time you visit another stop, get them to stamp it for you. Completed passports need to be turned in to the Official Passport Booth at Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson no later than 2 pm on Sunday, September 18. While you are there, they will have some amazing live music all weekend long on their outdoor stage set up especially for this event. You may turn your passports in during the following times:

Thursday, 9/15: Noon - 6 pm
Friday, 9/16: 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday, 9/17: 8 am - 8 pm
Sunday, 9/18: 8 am - 2 pm

photo from www.Funlake.com 

You can find a detailed list of rules at www.LakeBikefest.com, along with event details, sponsors, specials, lodging information, and hours and contact information for all of the passport stops. This year's stops include:

  • Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina
  • Dog Days Bar & Grill
  • Wobbly Boots Roadhouse
  • Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson
  • Harmy's Cheese Store & More
  • Redhead Lakeside Grill
  • Ozark Distillery
  • Surdyke Yamaha
  • Tirebiter's Peanut Pub
  • Yacht Club Powersports
  • Osage Beach 1st Assembly of God
  • Backwater Jack's
  • Shady Gators
  • Camden on the Lake/ H. Toad's
  • J.J. Twig's Pizza & BBQ
  • The Leather Man
  • Tuckers Shuckers Oyster & Tap
  • Lucky's Bar & Grill
  • Paradise Tropical Restaurant
  • Picklehead's Roadhouse Event Center
  • American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624
  • Franky & Louie's
  • Cannon Smoked Saloon
  • Captain Ron's Bar & Grill


Plan a Pit Stop at Shorty Pants 
Whether you are looking for a relaxing outdoor spot by the water or a comfortable, indoor, air-conditioned dining room, Shorty Pants Lounge is a great place to enjoy either one. We've even got an outdoor fireplace if the nights get a bit chilly. 

Our fully stocked bar creates the best hand-mixed cocktails at the lake, and we've got an excellent selection of beer and wine too. You can still get the best Cajun food outside of Louisiana off of our menu, and this year we've also added gourmet tacos filled with your choice of Shrimp & Grits, Pork, Chicken, or Mahi, plus yummy cheese & sausage appetizer plates that are perfect for a quick bite.

Shorty Pants Marina & C-Store has lots of things you may need while you are out for a long ride at the lake. You can pick up snacks for the road, alcohol for later, sunglasses, hats, cigarettes, and more, plus some great souvenirs from the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.   

Drive Safely & Have An Awesome Time
Have an amazing time at the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest this week, and be sure to come back throughout the fall and experience this amazing season. Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina will be here to enjoy it right along with you.         




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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Celebrate National Chicken Month with Shorty Pants Lounge

Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? Now that you do, we bet you're craving some tasty chicken! Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant has a large variety of delicious dishes on our menu featuring chicken. In fact, we've got one section specifically for that yummy bird. 

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Not Your Average Chicken!
Shorty Pants Lounge is well-known for our amazing Cajun flavor, and chicken is featured in many of our recipes. The Jambalaya, for one, uses it as a key ingredient, and it can also be grilled, fried, or blackened and added to our incredible salads. Here are a few of our more popular chicken dishes to get your mouth watering.  

Chicken New Orleans
A blackened chicken breast sauteed with a trio of bell peppers and paired with a kickin' Cajun cream sauce, all served over rice. 

Voodoo Chicken
A spicy Marinara blackened chicken breast is placed over a bed of sauteed onions, peppers, and rice. 

Smoked Wings
Our house-smoked wings are served original, extra hot, garlic Parmesan, or barbecue. 

Sausage & Chicken Gumbo
A hearty helping of our classic gumbo served with rice. 

Blackened Chicken Nachos 
Tortilla chips piled high and smothered in our Turbodog cheese sauce, then topped with spicy chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, and jalapenos. We serve it along with sides of our salsa and sour cream.


Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Lake of the Ozarks, waterfront restaurant

Our "Bird in the Hand" Menu
This section of sandwiches is totally devoted to chicken, but in ways that will tickle your taste buds! Each of these delicious options is also served alongside one of our amazing side dishes. 

Jack Daniels Glazed Chicken
You'll love this marinated and grilled Tennessee Whiskey glazed chicken. We serve it on Asiago Focaccia bread with lettuce, tomato, and onion. 

Fried Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Hand-breaded chicken strips are tossed in our original wing sauce and served on a toasted hoagie with lettuce and tomato. 

Grilled Chicken Breast
Shorty's large grilled chicken breast garnished with lettuce, tomato, and onion, served on a toasted Kaiser bun. 

Asiago Chicken Sandwich
A delicious grilled chicken breast topped with grilled onions, white American cheese, and a sweet Balsamic sauce. 

B.L.T.A. Chicken
A grilled chicken breast topped with crisp bacon, fresh avocado, shredded lettuce, and tomato, served on Asiago Focaccia bread. 

Blackened Creole Chicken
Blackened chicken with sauteed peppers and onions, topped with Pepper Jack cheese and served on a toasted Kaiser bun.


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Let National Chicken Month be an excuse for you to come in a try a few of our menu items that you've never tasted before. Your favorite waterfront bar and restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is open seven days a week at 11 am, ready to serve you delicious lunches, amazing dinners, and everything in between. We expect to see you soon at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, hungry and ready to eat!



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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Labor Day Weekend at Shorty Pants is Going To Be Awesome!

Who is ready for another incredible Labor Day Weekend at the Lake? We definitely are, and once you see what the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has in store for you, we know you'll be excited too! For the very best in Cajun cuisine, delicious cocktails, incredible lake views, amazing musicians, and much more, it's gotta be Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. 


Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Lake of the Ozarks

The Best Live Music

We only feature the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks, and this Labor Day Weekend the following fantastic talents will be gracing our Shorty Pants stage. Check out the unbelievable entertainers we've lined up for you. 

Dustin James Clark - Friday, Sept. 2
Dustin is a singer/songwriter from Jefferson County, MO that has been performing for more than a decade. He loves sharing his gift with all types of audiences and enjoys expanding the cities in which he plays. 

He is a traditional country artist, and many of the songs that he has written come from his own personal experiences as well as stories from veterans. Dustin loves to be able to bring their stories to the world through music. 




Adrian Bartholomew - Saturday, Sept. 3
Adrian's titles include composer, producer, musician, and singer. Much of his inspiration comes from his Caribbean roots, allowing him to masterfully combine the "sounds of his native Trinidad with the steam and fire of rock and modern music." 

Considered a child prodigy, Adrian was inducted into Trinidad's Classical Music Hall of Fame at a young age. To date, he has been performing for over twenty years. He has joined forces with award-winning percussionist Tyree Johnson to add more depth to his original sound. 





The Best Gas Dock & Marina

We don't just fuel your bodies with our delicious Cajun dishes, but we've got the gas to fuel your boats and jet skis too. Our gas dock is the best at the lake, and the C-store connected to it has everything that you'll need for an awesome day on the water. If you are looking for a place to park your boat while you're at the lake, our marina has slips for rent from sizes 14'x36' up to 20'x56'. Call 573-302-1004 for details and availability. 


The Best Food & Drinks

When you dine at Shorty Pants Lounge, you'll get the feeling that you're smack in the middle of the Bayou rather than the Lake of the Ozarks! We offer authentic creole cuisine featuring rubs and spices direct from Louisiana. Our Crawfish-N-Shrimp Etouffee and Jambalaya will have your mouths watering. 

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Lake of the Ozarks

No worries if Cajun isn't your thing, because we also offer a wide variety of all-American flavors sure to please every taste bud, including our Catfish Dinner and Filet Mignon. We didn't forget about the kiddos either. They've got a section of the menu all their own featuring the flavors that kids love.  

Our restaurant is smoke-free inside, and you will also find lots of seating outside on our waterfront deck. Both areas have fully-stocked bars serving up the tastiest hand-mixed cocktails at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as a large selection of ice-cold beer and delicious wines.  

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Lake of the Ozarks

We'll See You Labor Day Weekend! 

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is the best place to be to celebrate this Labor Day Weekend. Bring your families and old friends, and make a few new friends while you are here. There's always a great time waiting for you at our Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. We look forward to sharing the holiday with you this year! 


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Shorty Pants - A Great Place To Eat, Drink, Play, AND Stay!

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is a great place to come when you are in the mood for authentic Cajun food, the tastiest drinks, and the most incredible live music. In case you haven't heard yet, this summer we also added the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks to our list of awesome services. In addition to all of that, our gas dock and marina make this the best place to stay while you are in the lake area.




Vacation Rentals

Labor Day is right around the corner, which is an excellent time to party at the lake, and beyond that is the calmer fall season. If you think that the Lake of the Ozarks is beautiful in the summer, just wait until you get a look at it in autumn! Summer will be winding down soon, but the lake area will remain alive and fun beyond the season. 

We have two roomy vacation rentals available right next door to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. You will have all of the comforts of home available during your stay, and when you feel like going out, we are just a short walk away. 

The Glass House offers 1,500 sq ft of living space and can easily house up to 8 guests comfortably. Our other vacation rental, the Red House, boasts 3,400 sq ft of living space to host even larger groups. Both houses have a gas grill and gorgeous decks overlooking the lake and even a washer and dryer for added convenience during lengthy stays. 



Delicious Food & Drinks

Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant has plenty of comfortable seating, both in our indoor "smoke-free" dining room and outside by the water. Our menu is filled with food straight out of New Orleans, featuring rubs and spices direct from Louisiana. A few examples are our Shrimp 'N Grits, Smothered Carfish, and the New Orleans Medley featuring creamy crawfish etouffee, rich jambalaya, red beans and rice, and a half link of Andouille sausage.  

You will also find a nice variety of non-Cajun dishes for those in your group that are in the mood for something else. They can enjoy Jack Daniels Glazed Chicken, the Ahi Tuna Salad, our Salt Hollow Burger made with prime rib beef, and Filet Mignon. We even have a tasty kids' menu filled with foods that children love. 

Moving on to the bar, our talented bartenders hand-mix the best cocktails at the lake. Muddled Mojitos, Cajun Bloody Marys, and Hurricanes are some of our more popular drinks. We also have a wonderful selection of wine and ice cold beer to quench your thirst. 




Time to Play

Every weekend we feature the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks, perfect for both chilling out by the water or dancing the night away. Shorty Pants Marina and C-store carry everything that you could possibly need for a fun day on the water, including the gas to get your boat going. You will also find snacks, drinks, ice, sunglasses, t-shirts, hats, cigarettes, boating supplies, and more. 

If you need a place to park your boat, we have 35 covered slips for rent. Marina amenities include: gated parking, showers, washer/dryer access, free wi-fi, free electric, free ice, and gas discounts. We also boast the cleanest restrooms at the lake! Park your boat with us and we'll make sure you have everything you need. 



The lake area is a gorgeous and fun place to visit, no matter what time of year you travel. Make sure that you plan a trip to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina while you are here. If you want to make your visit a pleasant one, stay in one of our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals when you visit. We'd love to have you!


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Signature Entrees to Tempt Your Taste Buds

The best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks is made right here at Shorty Pants Lounge. The fantastic flavors of the Bayou are woven throughout our incredible menu. You will definitely see evidence of that in our enticing Signature Entrees menu. In addition, you will also find delicious seafood and savory steaks. Take a look at a few of the amazing dishes that we would love to prepare for you on your next visit.



Black Jack Filet
Our blackened 7 oz filet topped with house made Jack Daniels steak sauce, bacon, mushrooms, and sauteed onions. 

Big Easy Shrimp
Made with the king of beers, Budweiser, our large gulf shrimp are sauteed in a zesty lemon, rosemary, and butter sauce. 

Filet Mignon
A 7-ounce center cut filet seasoned perfectly, grilled to your liking, and topped with roasted garlic butter. For a little variety, try it blackened. 

Fried Shrimp Dinner
7 jumbo shrimp are hand breaded and fried to a golden brown. We serve these with our Bloody Mary cocktail sauce. They are great blackened too. 

Catfish Dinner
2 hand breaded catfish filet fried to a golden brown. Also available blackened.

12-ounce Ribeye
Certified Angus beef, marbled to perfection, seasoned, and grilled to temperature.

Blackened Ribeye
A huge 12-ounce ribeye seasoned and cooked perfectly in our cast iron skillet.

Surf and Turf
Our famous center cut filet paired with one world famous crab cake and seafood cream sauce. 


Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Lake of the Ozarks,

Each of our Signature Entrees are served with a garden salad or mini Caesar salad and your choice of French bread or cornbread. You may also choose one of our yummy sides, or for a small additional charge, pick one of our signature side dishes. 

Side Dishes

  • Steamed White Rice
  • Fried Okra - sweet breaded okra fried golden brown
  • Natural Cut Curly Fries - topped with herb salt

Signature Side Dishes

  • Baked Potato
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Dirty Jambalaya - Our famous jambalaya topped with red beans.
  • Cajun Twice Baked Potato - with minced jalapenos, bacon, andouille sausage, and cheddar, broiled to perfection
  • Red Beans & Rice - slow cooked with andouille sausage and seasonings over white rice
  • Vegetable Medley - zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, mushrooms, baby corn, and sliced carrots
  • Sweet Bourbon Carrots - sliced carrots sauteed with honey, pecans, and smooth Kentucky bourbon
  • Cheddar Jalapeno Grits - creamy stone ground grits with cheddar cheese and jalapenos
  • Corn Bread Basket - 4 pieces of sweet cornbread served with honey and butter


We're willing to bet that you've seen something here that you can't wait to taste. Once you arrive at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant, be ready to be tempted by many more delicious menu items too. Small bites for a snack, big meals for a hungry appetite, plates to share, and even great-tasting choices for the kids. Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina has a little bit of something for everyone to love. 



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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Join Us for the Warriors Against Melanoma Poker Run - Saturday, 8/13/16

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is proud to be a part of the Warriors Against Melanoma Poker Run again this year. Not only is it a fun-filled day of excitement on the water, but also a great way to raise awareness about something that can affect all of us. Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant is one of seven incredible stops this year. 




How To Play

All you have to do to take part in this awesome day on the lake is to check in at any of the poker run stops, which include:

A $20 donation at your first stop will get your first card along with a fact about melanoma or skin cancer. These facts not only offer valuable tips and information for your own knowledge, but if you can present them at the after-party, you will earn a free bonus card for your poker hand. That simple fact could earn your winning card, and knowing it could possibly even save a life. 

Finished poker hands can be turned in at any of the above stops before 6 pm, or at the after-party taking place at Topsider Bar & Grill at 7 pm. The top three hands will be prize winners. 


Warriors Against Melanoma (WAM)

WAM is a non-profit organization that was founded by a stage 3 melanoma survivor and is entirely run by volunteers. This group is dedicated to educating people about this dangerous skin cancer and raising money to help find effective treatments and eventually a cure. You can learn more about them at www.WarriorsAgainstMelanoma.com.  

One person dies every hour, every day in the USA of melanoma. No one is immune, but there are many things that you can do to avoid being a victim. We all love being out in the sun here at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. When you head outdoors, no matter what time of the year, use the following tips to keep your skin safe.   

  • Wear a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with SPF of 30 or more. Reapply it every couple of hours and also after swimming or sweating excessively. 
  • Stay in the shade when possible. 
  • Cover exposed skin with lightweight clothing and wear a hat to protect your scalp and face. 
  • Don't burn! This greatly increases your risk of skin cancer.

We may have your winning card!

We'll have a poker station set up and ready to pass out the (possibly) winning card on Saturday! (No guarantees, but we're saying there's a chance.) While you are here, stop and enjoy a cocktail at the bar, or take a little boating break and order a plate of the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks

Shorty Pants Marina can fuel up your boat while Shorty Pants Lounge fuels up your body for a long, adventurous day on the lake. Best of luck, have fun, and keep your skin safe. 



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