Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Best Live Music at the Lake of the Ozarks - June 2020

Most people flock to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina in Osage Beach for the fantastic Cajun cuisine and our refreshing adult beverages. Three nights a week while you're here enjoying those tasty foods and drinks, we also add the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks to our offerings! 

That's right, not only is our dining season in full swing but our live music schedule is off to an incredible start featuring the most talented entertainers in the Midwest. We're closing out the month of May this weekend with the always entertaining Dustin James Clark on both Friday and Saturday night, May 29 & 30.

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Lake of the Ozarks, Dustin James Clark

Now, here's a peek at the amazing musicians coming your way this June. 


Tuesday, June 2
Steven Hunt

Friday, June 5
Healing Box Project

Saturday, June 6
Grayson Wood

Tuesday, June 9
Steve Moore

Friday, June 12
Healing Box Project

Saturday, June 13
Art Bentley

Tuesday, June 16
Steven Hunt

Friday, June 19
Steven Moore

Saturday, June 20
Steven Hunt

Tuesday, June 23
Steven Moore

Friday, June 26
Grayson Wood

Saturday, June 27
Art Bentley

Tuesday, June 30
Travis Marvin

Dinner & A Show
The live music at our waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks begins at 6:00 pm during the week and at 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. That's perfect timing for you to come in and grab a seat for a delicious lakeside dinner. 

With live music this great, you'll want to settle in and stay for a while! Spread the meal out by starting with an appetizer or two, leisurely making your way through the main course, and then go ahead and get dessert. (Get up and dance to the music between courses and you won't even have to worry about the calories!) 

Your dining choices from our menu of the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks are many. For example, a few local favorites include Creole Quesadilla, Sweet Coconut Shrimp, Crab Cake Pasta, Crawfish 'N' Shrimp Etouffee, and to finish it all off, a plate of Beignets. 

Of course, you don't really have to make the meal last your entire stay. The bar will be open all night long so you can sip on a few cocktails while you enjoy the show. No need to rush off. Make an entire evening out of it! 

You'll find an incredible selection of ice-cold beers, a wonderful variety of wines, and a long list of mixed drinks including our signature Hurricanes, Cajun Bloody Marys, freshly muddled Mojitos, magnificent Margaritas, and those famous Pain in the A** frozen cocktails.  

Get out those calendars now and mark down the dates for the best live entertainment at the Lake of the Ozarks that you don't want to miss this June. 

Don't worry too much if you have to miss one of these musicians this time around because there's a good chance they'll be back to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina at some point again this summer. (You can always find an updated entertainment list on our website.) One thing is for sure. No matter when you decide to join us, you're bound to have an incredible time! 

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina

Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks is full of so many incredible possibilities for an exciting 3-day holiday. While you're making plans, be sure to add a trip to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina to your itinerary! You can fuel up your boat, fill up your stomachs, quench your thirst, and make some incredible memories to last a lifetime! 

Lakeside Dining
You simply can't be in the lake area and miss the opportunity to dine by the water. Our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks gives you the chance to do just that with an amazing view, whether you're traveling by car or by boat. You can find us at 1680 Autumn Lane in Osage Beach by land and at the 21 mm by water. 

We've got lots of seating outside overlooking our gorgeous lake view and an outdoor tiki bar too. There is also a covered patio area complete with a fireplace, just in case it gets a bit chilly in the evening. (This really comes in handy early spring and late fall.) 

Indoors you'll find even more room for dining, as well as another bar to belly up to. It's a great way to cool off on a hot day and a perfect way to dodge any rainy weather Mother Nature may decide to throw our way.  

Fantastic Food
We are most well-known around these parts for serving the best Cajun foods at the Lake of the Ozarks. Every one of our irresistible Creole creations has authentic flavors thanks in part to the authentic rubs and spices we use, direct from Louisiana. Our world-famous Crab Cakes are a popular dish, as well as our savory Crawfish Etouffee, mouthwatering Gumbo, and a nice variety of giant Po Boy Sandwiches, but that's only the beginning of the long list of Cajun dishes you'll find at Shorty Pants Lounge.  

We've also got a wonderful selection of non-Cajun foods for you to enjoy as well. The Smoked Wings are some of the best in the lake area and our juicy burgers are full of flavor, as well as the awesome appetizers, savory steaks, and seafood you'll find on the menu, among many other delicious dishes.   

Refreshing Drinks
The talented bartenders at Shorty Pants Lounge make the most amazing hand-mixed cocktails. Some of the specialties that you will find coming out of our bar include freshly muddled Mojitos, Cajun Bloody Marys, magnificent Margaritas, and a long list of Hurricanes. All of your favorite frozen drinks are here too; Pina Coladas, Strawberry Daiquiris, Rum Runners, and of course, the lake area favorite - Pain in the A**. In addition to those, we carry an excellent assortment of wines as well as the coldest beer in town.

The Gas Dock & C-Store
For those of your spending some time on the water this holiday weekend, you'll want to be sure to swing by the best gas dock on the Lake of the Ozarks for all of your boating needs. You can fill up your watercraft with 87 Octane, 93 Octane, or Diesel fuel, but you'll find a lot more than just gas here! 

Shorty Pants Marina's C-Store has snacks, drinks, ice, sunglasses, suntan lotion, and just about anything else you might need for a day out on the lake. You can even pick up some cool Shorty Pants swag while you're here too. 

In addition to in-house dining, you can also enjoy dockside dining at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina or call in an order for carryout. We hope you all have a very enjoyable and very safe Memorial Day Weekend and we hope to see you for a least a part of it. 

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Check Out the BEST Gas Dock & Marina at the Lake of the Ozarks

Memorial Day Weekend isn't quite here yet but boating season has definitely gotten underway! When you are ready to head out on the water, be sure to swing by the best gas dock & marina at the Lake of the Ozarks to stock up on everything you'll need for an awesome day out on the lake.

Just a short walk down the dock from Shorty Pants Lounge on mile marker 21 you'll find Shorty Pants Marina. There you can park your watercraft, gas it up, relax in a lounge chair on the "porch," and grab all the supplies you'll need for a fun day of boating. Here's a closer look at what you will find. 

Boating Essentials & Fuel
Our convenient gas dock offers 87 Octane, 93 Octane, and Diesel fuel for your boat or PWC. The gas dock attendants can fill you up before you head out and top you off at the end of the day.

Gas isn't the only boating necessity you will find at Shorty Pants Marina. For the boat, you'll find things like oil, fuel stabilizer, watersport flags, batteries, and more. For the boaters, we have personal care items you may have forgotten to pack such as deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, chapstick, toilet paper, sunblock, and sunglasses, to name a few. 

Ice, Drinks, Snacks, & Swag
You'll need refreshments to keep you going all day long out on the water, and our C-store has that for you too. Get ice for your coolers as well as the tasty treats and beverages to fill it with. We've got package liquor, soft drinks, water, and all kinds of snacks.

You can also enjoy free popsicles for the kids, free coffee for the adults, and free dog treats for your 4-legged passengers. Don't forget to pick up your awesome Shorty Pants gear while you're shopping too; cups, koozies, shirts, hats, and so much more.

Boat & PWC Storage
If you need a place to park your watercraft while you're in town, we may be able to help. Our marina has 35 covered boat slips from sizes 14'x36' up to 20'x56' as well as PWC slip rentals. Give us a call at 573-302-1004 to check availability and make arrangements to park here. 

Amenities that come along with those slips include:
  • Showers
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Electric
  • Free Ice
  • Gas Discounts
  • Gated Parking
  • Cleanest Restrooms on the Lake! 

Restaurant, Bar, & Rental Houses
Last, but certainly not least, just a short walk up the dock from Shorty Pants Marina brings you to the best Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! Shorty Pants Lounge is a full-service restaurant and bar, open 7 days a week at 11:00 am. In addition to amazing food and refreshing drinks, it also features amazing live music and an incredible lake view.

Right next door to the restaurant are also two of the best waterfront vacation house rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Glass House can host up to 8 guests and The Red House comfortably sleeps up to 16. Each rental comes with all the comforts of home, full kitchens, decks with a beautiful lake view, and much more.  

The next time you are planning a day on the lake, be sure to fit a trip to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina into your plans. Start the adventure by fueling up at our gas dock, marina, & C-store and then end the day relaxing on the deck at the restaurant & bar. It's a Lake of the Ozarks vacation experience you do not want to miss out on! 

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

10 of our Most Popular Menu Items To Make Your Mouth Water!

The best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks is what we're known for, but Creole cuisine is only a portion of our extensive menu. (A large portion of it, but there are a lot of other delicious dishes too!)  

There's plenty of variety at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina to please a variety of tastes. Here's a look at 10 of our most popular menu items to get you in the mood for a trip to our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant & bar

Crab Cake Pasta
Our crab cakes are irresistible as an appetizer already and being placed on top of a bed of pasta makes them even more so! We take two handmade shrimp and lump blue crab cakes and place them on a bed of fresh fettuccine with shrimp and top all of that with our delicious seafood cream sauce. 

Raspberry Chicken Salad
This salad is packed full of incredible flavors! It is filled with fresh spinach, apple slices, grapes, heirloom tomatoes, and grilled chicken and served with our house raspberry balsamic dressing. 

New Orleans Medley
When you simply cannot decide between the many different Cajun delicacies we have to offer, this plate gives you a taste of four of the best! It's a plateful of our signature entrees; creamy Crawfish Etouffee, rich Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, and a half-link of our Andouille Sausage. YUM! 

Black Jack Filet
For this mouthwatering delicacy, we serve up a dry, aged, blackened 7-oz. filet and top it with house-made Jack Daniel's steak sauce, bacon, sauteed mushrooms, and onions. 

Shrimp & Grits Tacos
Tacos are always a crowd-pleaser and with this special Cajun twist, we've made them even harder to resist! We place our famous jalapeno grits under shrimp, Andouille sausage, bacon, and jalapeno lime sauce. 

Plantation Wrap
A big, flavorful meal wrapped up in a tortilla! We pack a sun-dried tomato tortilla full of Andouille sausage, our Big Easy Shrimp, and red beans & rice to make a full-bodied wrap that will satisfy even the biggest hunger. 

Smothered Catfish
Catfish is a popular menu item all over the lake area and when we combine it with one of our other signature dishes, we're willing to bet it quickly becomes your favorite way to eat catfish! We fry a catfish filet to a golden brown and place it on a bed of rice. Next, it gets "smothered" in a heaping helping of our Crawfish Etouffee. Avoiding fried food? It's great blackened too. 

Baja Burger
This hearty burger is a favorite with diners who enjoy a bit of "heat" in every bite! It starts with an 8-oz burger patty made with a house blend of chuck, brisket, and short rib. Next, it's blackened and topped with pepper jack cheese and jalapenos! For anyone needing a little less "fire," we've also got 5 more mouthwatering burgers on the menu to choose from. 

Creole Quesadilla
We put more flavor inside this tortilla than you even knew was possible! It contains a bountiful blend of Andouille sausage, crawfish, shrimp, sauteed peppers, onions, and pepper jack cheese. 

Po Boys
You'll find four Po Boys on the menu that each sound so good, it may be a tough decision for you picking just one! You may choose either Fried Oysters, Blackened or Fried Catfish, or Fried Shrimp on French bread with lettuce, tomato, and Cajun mayo. We also offer a Po Boy with Smoked Andouille Sausage, our homemade remoulade sauce, lettuce, and tomato. 

Now that we've got you good and hungry, head on over to our waterfront Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and place your order. Our dining room is open again and following all the suggested guidelines to make sure everyone can practice safe social distancing. If you'd prefer to order your Shorty Pants Lounge food to go, we are currently still offering curbside and dockside pickup too. Any way you want it, we're here to make sure you get it! 

The Lake's #1 Creole Cuisine Restaurant, where you can expect a luxury, laid-back experience at Lake of the Ozarks!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Appetizers So Amazing You'll Want To Try Them ALL!

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is famous for serving the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks but our extensive menu also contains lots of other equally delicious dishes. Today we're taking a closer look at one of our menu sections and it just seemed sensible to start with the "Starters!" There you'll find a lot of variety like Creole cuisine, seafood, wings, and more! 

Shorty Pants Starters

Creole Quesadilla
A bountiful blend of Andouille sausage, crawfish, and shrimp with pepper jack cheese plus sauteed peppers and onions. 

Smoked Wings
Our house-smoked wings are served in orders of 10 or 20 in your choice of the following:
  • Original
  • Extra Hot
  • Garlic Parmesan
  • Barbecue

Pork Nachos
Slow-smoked pulled pork, Turbodog cheese sauce, and red beans piled high on corn tortilla chips and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, and jalapenos. 

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 and served with our salsa and sour cream.  

Chicken Tenders
Fresh chicken tenders are hand-breaded and fried to a golden brown. 

Big Easy Shrimp
Large Gulf shrimp sauteed in butter, white wine, garlic, lemon, rosemary, and Cajun seasoning.

Crab Artichoke Spinach Dip
A mouthwatering mixture of crab, spinach, artichoke, and blended cheese served warm with tortilla chips. 

Crab Cakes
Two handmade shrimp and lump blue crab meat cakes topped with shrimp in our seafood cream sauce.  

Blackened Shrimp
Large Gulf shrimp seasoned and blackened in one of our cast iron skillets and served with a lemon wedge. 

Sweet Coconut Shrimp
Large Gulf shrimp breaded in a sweet frosted flake and coconut breading and served with our house-made sweet raspberry sauce. 

Peel and Eat Shrimp
Large shrimp spice-boiled and served with our house Bloody Mary cocktail sauce. 

Cajun Fried Oysters
Lively seasoned, hand-breaded, southern-fried oysters served with our house Bloody Mary cocktail sauce. 

Flash-fried corkscrew calamari tubes served with your choice of jalapeno lime or cocktail sauce. 

Seared Ahi Tuna
A 6-oz. sesame encrusted Sashimi style Ahi tuna served with sesame ginger dressing and a wasabi cream sauce. 

We are now able to offer dockside dining on our lakeside decks! With the state of the country as it is right now, we realize that many people prefer to stay at home as much as possible to avoid crowds. That doesn't mean you have to miss out on all of your favorite Shorty Pants Lounge favorites though! (You know you've been craving them all winter long!) 

Give us a call at (573) 302-1745 and we're happy to pack up your food to go so that you may enjoy it at home. You can view the Shorty Pants Lounge menu online through our website. Carry-out plus curbside and dockside pick-up are all available! Keep yourself healthy now and we'll all get together to celebrate once all this is over.  

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Restaurant & Marina Are Open! Get All Your Cajun Favorites To-Go

We simply couldn't deprive you of the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks any longer, so Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina in Osage Beach is open for business once again. The only difference from before is that, for the time being, you have to get it to go. On the bright side, you can get it both by land and by lake! 

Shorty Pants To-Go, Curbside AND Dockside!
A bonus of being a waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks is that you can get to us by car and by boat. It's an excellent chance to get out of the house for a bit and either enjoy a scenic drive or a relaxing boat ride with the prize of all your Shorty Pants menu favorites when you get here! 

Currently, we're serving food daily from 11:00 am-9:00 pm. You can check out the Shorty Pants Lounge menu online, pick out something delicious to look forward to and then give us a call at 573-302-1745 to place the order. 

So, what have you been missing most? Our Creole Quesadilla, Sweet Coconut Shrimp, Po Boys, Smothered Catfish, Jambalaya, Crab Cake Pasta, Shrimp & Grits, Crawfish & Shrimp Etoufee... Woah... that's making us hungry! 

Once your order is placed, next comes that beautiful trip we talked about earlier (the lake area is blooming & gorgeous right now!) When you arrive, simply let us know that you're here and we'll bring your freshly prepared order out to your car or boat.   

Fuel Up At Shorty Pants Marina
Yes, that's right, the best gas dock & marina at the Lake of the Ozarks is back open too! After all, you're going to need fuel and boating supplies if you're going to be heading our way by boat. 

A few of the marina amenities are limited until things get "back to normal," but you can get the gas you need (87 Octane, 93, Octane, & Diesel) and maybe even a few essential items for your day on the water. You can reach the marina at 573-302-1004.  

Sure, things are a little weird right now but as long as we're all safe and healthy once it's over, it will all be worth it. Then, we'll get together once again on Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina's lakeside deck to enjoy a meal, some incredible live music, and a few drinks together. Until then, we'll keep you stocked up on all your Cajun food favorites through our curbside and dockside pickup at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Spring is (Almost) Here - Start Planning Your Lake of the Ozarks Vacation NOW!

A vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks should be on your list of things to do this year. If you don't already have a home in the area, one of the first things you should take care of is finding a place to stay. Our waterfront vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks are perfect for groups both large and small and best of all, they are located right next door to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina

There are tons of fun things going on around the lake area year-round and especially in the summertime. Making reservations early gives you a much better chance at snagging the most popular dates. Here is a closer look at exactly what you'll find inside our spacious vacation house rentals, plus reviews from people that have already enjoyed staying with us.  

The Glass House
Both of our lakefront vacation houses are located in Osage Beach off Hwy. KK on the 21-mile marker. The Glass House contains 1,500 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and the ability to sleep up to 8 comfortably. 

You'll find all the comforts of home, including a washer and dryer, full kitchen, and a gas grill on the 44-foot deck. A courtesy dock is available upon request for your boating needs and we have partnered with BomBay Boat Rentals to bring you the option to rent a watercraft during your stay. Shorty Pants Marina, just down the dock, offers a full-service gas dock and a convenience store. 

"Great House
We enjoyed our stay. The house was clean, everything was as described. Plenty of room for 4 couples." ~La. A

"Incredible Place!
Everything was wonderful. Great location for house and easy to get around. Would stay there again." ~Scott L.

"Stayed July 2019
Great place, worked out perfect for us. Everyone from Ashley to Bill at the Marina to the manager at Shorty Pants was awesome. Quick to reply to any questions we had. Would recommend this house." ~Kathy S. 

"Girls Weekend
We loved the home, beds were very comfortable and lovely peaceful spot. Would definitely stay here again." ~Nancy G. 

The Red House
Next door, the Red House also contains all the comforts of home needed to enjoy a relaxing stay plus the same, gorgeous lake views as the Glass House. This property is larger at 3,400 square feet of living space and has two 44-foot decks. There are 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and this house can accommodate up to 16 guests. There is also an apartment-like space detached from the house that we call the "Love Shack."

"Great place to stay!
We had a group of 5 couples stay at this property for 3 nights. Ashley was super to work with and the location was perfect. We brought our boat and the boat slip was covered and easily accessible. We would definitely stay at this house again." ~Steph N.

"Awesome house for a Bachelor Party
Had a group of 15 guys for a bachelor party so finding a place to stay was going to be a challenge. This place checked all of the boxes. Easily slept everyone and had plenty of room to hang out. Nice location next to Shorty Pants and the lake. Would definitely recommend to any large group looking to stay at the Lake!" ~Josh C.

"We had a great stay.
The Red House was as promised and worked out well for our 9 adults and 5 young kids for our family gathering. It was clean, well-maintained, and spacious. The first floor screened-in-porch was used constantly. We would consider staying again if we come back to the Ozarks. And Ashley with the property manager responded promptly to our various text message questions." ~Brad B.

"Awesome place to stay!
The house had tons of room and the decor was very cute! It was well stocked with towels and extra bedding, nice laundry room. We had one small issue and we called Ashley. she was there in 15 minutes and had things back on track. She responded quickly to any questions to ensure we had a great stay. Would highly recommend this property and would definitely stay again." ~Keri G.

By clicking the following links, you can see more photos and reviews for The Glass House and The Red House, and you can always find the links on our website. Those rental pages will also allow you to check availability and book your stay online. 

Whether you come soon or come later in the year, the important thing is that you come at all! The Lake of the Ozarks is an excellent place to spend time and when you stay with us right next door to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, we'll make the entire lake area experience even better. 

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