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. 


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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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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Best Live Music at the Lake This August is at Shorty Pants Lounge

A lot of you may already have "back to school" on your mind, but we're not ready to stop the summer fun quite yet. You will still be able to hear the most incredible live music at the Lake of the Ozarks every weekend in August, and we've got a couple of awesome Tuesday evening concerts thrown in there too. 

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina will be serving up all of your favorite Cajun flavors beginning every day at 11 am, and on the following nights, you can enjoy it to the fantastic music of these talented artists. 




Tuesday, August 2 
Travis Marvin


Friday, August 5 

Dustin Clark 

Saturday, August 6 
Adrian Bartholomew


Tuesday, August 9 
Noe Palma



Friday, August 12 
Spontaneous

Saturday, August 13 
TBA

Friday, August 19 
Steven Woolley

Saturday, August 20 
Norman Jackson

Friday, August 26 
Spontaneous 

Saturday, August 27 
Steven D. Hunt



There are many opportunities to hear amazing live music at our waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, and the fantastic food and incredible drinks happen here seven days a week. Come out and see us at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina soon. There's something to keep everyone in your group happy, entertained, and satisfied. 





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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Shorty Pants - MORE Than Just Amazing Cajun Food & Legendary Drinks

We are well-known by both visitors and locals alike for having the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks, and our legendary mixed cocktails cannot be beat. While that is more than enough to bring most people our way, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina has even more to offer.


Rental Houses

Brand new for the 2016 season, we have two awesome Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals, and they are both conveniently located right next door to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. 

The Glass House offers 1,500 sq ft of living space and can easily house up to 8 guests comfortably. 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, plus all of the comforts of home, including a washer and dryer.  


Marina

Voted the Best Gas Dock at the Lake of the Ozarks 6 years in a row, our marina and C-store are fully equipped with everything you need for a great day on the water. We offer 35 covered slips for rent, and marina amenities include:

  • Gated parking
  • Showers
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Free wi-fi
  • Free electric
  • Free ice
  • Gas discounts
  • The cleanest restrooms at the lake


Our gas dock offers 87 Octane, 93 Octane, or Diesel fuel. While you are filling up your watercraft, visit our fully-stocked C-store. There is a picnic table and rocking chairs out front to sit and relax for a spell. Inside, we've got free popsicles for the kids, free treats for the dogs, and free coffee if you need a pick-me-up. You can also pick up ice, beverages, snacks, sunglasses, cigarettes, boating supplies, and some our our awesome Shorty Pants gear.  


Waterfront & Indoor Dining

No matter what the weather, we've got plenty of seating to accommodate everyone. Our most popular seats are outside, overlooking the gorgeous Lake of the Ozarks. Enjoy the spectacular view and watch all of "Lake Life" going on all around. 

If it happens to rain, or the temperatures get a little too hot to bear, we've got lots of seating inside our non-smoking dining room too. Catch some games on our televisions and order up a Cajun Bloody Mary or muddled Mojito from the bar.  


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Incredible Live Music

Every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday evening in the summer you can hear some of the most talented musicians in the lake area. Our outdoor stage boasts many local favorites, plus new and exciting up-and-comers. 




Frequent Diner Program

Shorty Pants is a proud member of the Barrett Restaurant Group. Our FREE Frequent Diner Program allows you to earn money toward free food here and at both or our sister restaurants: Dog Days Bar & Grill and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. These cards never expire, and you are free to use them as you earn them or save them all up for one big outing. 



We have tons of awesome things to offer you when you visit our waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. While you are delighting in everything that we have mentioned above, order up some of our amazing Cajun creations. Everything combined during your Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina visit is sure to make it a wonderful memory and leave you anxious to come back for more. 



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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Delicious Salads & Wraps for a Hot Summer Day

We're experiencing some extremely hot summer days lately here in Osage Beach. When the temperatures get high, sometimes you feel like eating a little lighter. You will find an incredible selection of the best tasting salads and wraps at our waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Be warned though, because even though most of the ingredients are considered "light," we pile them on to make an amazing meal that won't leave you hungry. 




SALADS  

Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce, tossed with our own Caesar dressing, croutons, and Parmesan cheese. Add grilled chicken or blackened shrimp for an added boost of flavor.

Ahi Tuna Salad
A 6-ounce Sashimi grade tuna filet, sesame seed encrusted and cooked to your liking, served over spring mix with feta cheese and cherry tomatoes, and served with our house remoulade dressing. You may want to try it blackened. 


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Buffalo Chicken Salad
Hand breaded chicken strips are tossed in our original hot wing sauce and served on a bed of mixed greens with tomatoes, onions, and shredded pepper jack cheese. 

Cobb Salad 
The King of Salads! A platter of crisp greens generously topped with smoked ham and turkey, crumbled bacon, hard boiled egg, avocado, tomatoes, red onion, cheddar cheese, and Provel cheese. 

Blackened Salad
Blackened strips of beef tenderloin or chicken with bacon, tomatoes, and bleu cheese dressing.  

Asian Shrimp Salad
Mixed greens and crisp cabbage with blackened shrimp, served with a medley of tomatoes, carrots, red peppers, baby corn, slivered almonds, Craisins, and rice noodles. We serve it with a toasted sesame ginger dressing. It's also fantastic with blackened Ahi tuna. 


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WRAPS

Chicken Caesar Wrap
A wheat tortilla wrapped around a Caesar salad featuring grilled chicken.

Shrimp BLT Wrap
Seasoned grilled shrimp, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and Cajun mayo rolled in a sun dried tomato wrap.

Plantation Wrap
A full meal all wrapped up in a sun dried tomato tortilla. Filled with andouille sausage, Big Easy shrimp, and red beans & rice, this full bodied wrap is unbelievable. 

Fried Buffalo Wrap
Hand breaded chicken strips are tossed in our original hot wing sauce and served in a wheat tortilla with lettuce, tomato, and pepper jack cheese. 


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Any one of the delicious salads or wraps above will give you the energy you need to tackle an action-filled day on the lake. Or, you can choose to stick around with us for a while at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina and enjoy the gorgeous lake view, a refreshing cocktail, and the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks. We've got plenty of waterfront seating, as well as lots of space in the air conditioned dining room. Everything you need for the best summer day ever.  



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Thursday, July 14, 2016

AquaPalooza 2016 at Dog Days Bar & Grill - July 16!

The largest single-day annual boating event at the Lake of the Ozarks is coming this weekend, and it's happening at our awesome sister restaurant, Dog Days Bar & Grill. AquaPalooza 2016 brings hundreds of boaters and thousands of people to the lake area for a day full of fun in the sun. Your friends here at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina have all of the details for you.


The Details

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Noon - 5:00 pm
19 MM
1232 Jeffries Road
Osage Beach, MO 65065


The Music

The incredible live music begins at noon, and the four amazing bands lined up for this year will be playing, one after the other, on the waterfront stage. The 5-hour concert will cover a wide variety of musical genres. 


State Line Drive
An original brand of country/pop music. 

The MixTapes
The premier 90's tribute band.

Seven Bridges Road
A tribute to the legendary band The Eagles.

Members Only
Everyone's favorite high-energy 80's tribute band.  





The Experience 

While this is considered a boating event, you are welcome to arrive by land to join the party. There will be plenty of excitement going on all over the deck at Dog Days.

If you will be heading to AquaPalooza by water, make sure that you stop by Shorty Pants Marina for any supplies that you may need for the day. Our fully stocked C-store has everything necessary for a day on the lake, and we've got the best gas dock at the Lake of the Ozarks to get you gassed up and on the go. 



Have tons of fun at this year's big AquaPalooza celebration, then join us at our Lake of the Ozarks Cajun restaurant when it's all over. Sunday we've got more incredible music for you with Spontaneous (formerly known as Spontaneous Serendipity) taking our Shorty Pants Lounge stage. You'll always find fun happening here! 



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