Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Our 2017 Season Ends November 18 - Come & Get It!

We knew the day would come, but it still always seems to sneak up on us! Our waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is getting ready to close our doors for the 2017 season, but don't worry, because Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina will be back again next spring.



If that seems like a long time to wait, then you'd better make plans to come in for at least one more meal before the end of the day on Saturday, November 18, 2017To tempt you, here's a little recap of what we've got waiting for you when you stop by. 

Amazin' Cajun
The best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks comes out of our kitchen, no doubt about it! We are able to offer authentic Creole cuisine because we use rubs and spices that come directly from Louisiana. If you close your eyes after taking a bite, you just might think you're actually in the French Quarter instead of mid-Missouri! 

A large portion of our menu features classic Cajun dishes that have become favorites of the many people that dine with us every year. Some of the most popular dishes include our Crab Cake Pasta, Smothered Catfish, Creole Quesadillas, great big Po Boy Sandwiches, and our New Orleans Medley featuring creamy Crawfish Etouffee, rich Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, and a half-link of our Andouille Sausage all on one plate.   



...and There's MORE!
Even though we love creating Creole cuisine that makes your mouth water, our diverse menu has quite a few non-Cajun dishes too, so that everyone in your group can find something to satisfy their appetites. You'll find savory steaks as well as many signature sandwiches like the Asiago Chicken Sandwich or our Prime Rib Burgers. We've even got an impressive kids menu for the young'uns. When you come in before we close for the season, you're sure to find something to please everyone for lunch or dinner.  




Creative Cocktails
The food is incredible all on its own, but when you pair it with one of our delicious drinks from the bar, your experience is taken to a whole new level! Some of the legendary cocktails that our bar is known for are our muddled Mojitos, Cajun Bloody Marys, and of course, the lake area classics, Rum Runners, Pina Coladas, and Pains. It's not too cold for one more frozen drink this year! 

Our bar also carries an impressive wine list and the coldest beer in town. The bartenders will be happy to pour you a drink so you can raise a glass to an incredible 2017 season with us. 



Cozy Fireplace with a View
The lake view from Shorty Pants Lounge is incredible, but if it's a bit too cold to sit outside this week, it's not a problem! Our outdoor fireplace offers a cozy spot to sit, relax, sip a cocktail, and still enjoy that incredible lake view. There's even a TV out there, in case you want to catch a game. 

Our indoor dining area is pretty impressive too. You can admire the lake through the windows while sitting amidst some classic New Orleans decor. We've got plenty of seating to handle groups of every size, plus a great indoor bar to belly up to. 



Stay With Us Over the Winter
Just because the restaurant is closing for the season, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on our friendly Shorty Pants Lounge hospitality. Our amazing Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental houses are available year-round. The lake area's a lot less crowded in the winter, but there are still plenty of fun things to do and see. There is some great holiday shopping going on in the area too, so get a group of friends together, stay in the Red House or the Glass House, and take care of those shopping lists while enjoying the luxury of a comfortable and inviting home away from home. 



As sad as we are to say goodbye for now, you can rest assured that Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina will be back again next spring with another exciting menu full of Cajun goodness. Please make plans to join us at some point this week before we close for the 2017 season on Saturday night, November 18. We'd love to hang out with you again this year! 



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

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Let Us Handle Your Holiday Catering

If you have a lot of guests headed your way for the upcoming holiday season, or if you are in charge of feeding everyone at this year's holiday party, make it easy on yourself. Hire the best catering at the Lake of the Ozarks to take care of the food so you can enjoy the celebration along with the rest of your guests. As a part of the Barrett Restaurant Group, Shorty Pants Lounge can create the tastiest treats for any get-together. 



Wide Variety of Foods
The Barrett Restaurant Group is made up of Shorty Pants Lounge, Dog Days Bar & Grill, and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. When you let us cater your event, you not only have all of those amazing dishes that each restaurant is known for to pick from, but the creative chefs from all three restaurants are capable of making a customized menu of your favorite foods. No matter what the meal - breakfast, lunch, dinner, or "snack-time," you just let us know what you have in mind and our kitchen will come up with a menu to suit your needs. 



Just in time for Thanksgiving, our Lake of the Ozarks catering service will be using our incredible smoker to make mouthwatering hickory-smoked turkeys! You can bring your bird to us and we'll cook it up for you at $2/pound. Then all you have to do is pick it up when it's done along with a few homestyle side dishes and you're all set! 

Any Event, Large or Small
Our Lake of the Ozarks catering is available for small parties for a few close friends all the way up to groups of 500! Wedding receptions, holiday parties, office meetings, family reunions... the list goes on and on. If your celebration needs food, we can make that happen in the most delicious way possible.

All of our catering is scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, so once you have a date for your party, get it on our calendar. To guarantee your date, it needs to be booked in advance with our sales office and a final guest count is needed one week before the event.  



Your Place or Ours?
If you already have a place to host your celebration, you can swing by the restaurant to pick up your order or make arrangements for us to deliver it directly to you. On the other hand, if you are looking for a great venue to host your group, ask about having your party right here at your favorite Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant! Our dining room is sometimes available for private events.   



Book Your Event NOW! 
There are only a few weeks at the end of November and throughout December to squeeze in a lot of holiday cheer. If you'd like to be able to serve your guests the best catering at the Lake of the Ozarks, then give us a call soon at 573-348-2277 to make the arrangements. Any party will be a lot more fun for you, the host, when Shorty Pants Lounge does the cooking! 
  


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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

More Rave Reviews For Our Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Rental Houses

Fall is a beautiful time to visit the lake area, and our vacation house rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks come with all the comforts of home plus an outstanding lake view! You don't have to take our word for it though. Here is what some of our past residents had to say about Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina's vacation rentals. 


THE RED HOUSE
The Red house is able to sleep up to 13 people in its 3,400 square feet of living space. It has a breathtaking panoramic view plus lakefront access. You can see pictures of the inside as well as dates it is available by visiting the link above.  

Modern, clean and spacious!

"The house has plenty of room for all people involved. Short boat ride to most places. It was great having the private dock also. We will definitely be back to this property. The views are awesome from both decks."
~ Kenneth M. 

Amazing Property

"The house was amazing. Ashley was so helpful in making sure our vacation was wonderful. Everything was clean and the space was perfect for our family. Would go back in a heartbeat!"
~ Michael S. 

Great House & Would Book Again in a Heartbeat

"Wow!! I absolutely LOVED our experience. Ashley was so nice and easy to work with. The house was better than it appears in the photos & can't wait till my next girls trip to book this house again. Great location with the bar located 100 yards from our back door. The house was extremely clean & was stocked with towels, coffee filters, paper towels, which makes the whole trip easier. Highly recommend this location!"
~ Johnna D. 

Nacho Average Bach

"We booked the Red House for a bachelorette weekend. The house was AMAZING! We had nine guests, and had plenty of room for more! We loved having a private dock to enjoy the lake and the sun! The staff at Shorty Pants took great care of us. Our arrival was smooth thanks to Ashley's organization and efforts. She had everything set up for us, and was always available if we had a question! The house is great for larger groups because there is a full kitchen, dining room, living room, and covered porch downstairs as well as a kitchenette, dinette, living room and sun porch upstairs! With 9 women, it was great to have 3 full bathrooms and a half bath. I would definitely recommend staying with Shorty Pants Rentals! The driveways are very steep, so I'd make sure you have 4-wheel drive! We can't wait to stay here again! Thank you Shorty Pants for giving us a weekend we won't forget!"
~ Katelyn K. 



THE GLASS HOUSE
Our 2nd vacation rental also has lakefront access and the same amazing panoramic views. Up to 8 people can sleep comfortably in its 1,500 square feet of living space. The link above will show more photos of the inside plus allow you to check availability and book directly from the site.  

Cute, clean, and convenient!
"We just had a great long weekend staying with Shorty Pants Rentals! There was a little hiccup at the beginning, but Ashley went above and beyond to accommodate us. She was more than helpful to answer any questions and genuinely cared about our experience. Having Shorty Pants and Salty Dog Marina within walking distance was extremely convenient and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this rental!"
~ Sarah S. 

Nice home and great location!

"This house has a nice deck & grill. All the amenities you need and more. The place looks new."
~ Brett B. 

Great Experience

"The house is adorable and very clean. Just steps from Shorty Pants restaurant which made dinner easy. They also have a marina which made forgetting a toothbrush an easy fix. Ashley was great to communicate with and left her cell number on the chalkboard inside in case we needed anything. Myself and 7 other girls had a great experience!"
~ Brandi B.


Both of these incredible Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals are located close to many great lake area attractions, and they are within walking distance of Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. If you'd like to experience fall at the Lake of the Ozarks in the comfort of a home away from home, book your stay with us. Don't forget to leave a review after your trip so that we can share your awesome experience with future visitors.  


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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Spicy Foods Will Warm You Up & They're Good For You Too

One way to warm up this time of year is to eat foods that have a bit of a spicy kick. Not only will a "hot" meal from Shorty Pants Lounge feel good and taste great, but it's healthy for you too! Some of the items within the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks contain peppers and other spicy ingredients for a touch of heat, and today we've got a few reasons to share with you why that can do a body good. 



Heart Health
The effects on a body from "bad" cholesterol can be lowered with chili peppers. They increase the rate that the cholesterol is broken down and also increase blood flow, which improves heart function and helps to lower blood pressure. 

Cancer Prevention
The capsaicin found in spicy foods has the ability to kill some cancer and leukemic cells according to the American Association for Cancer Research. Capsaicin can also create a reaction that lowers the risk of tumors. 

Stress Relief
Spicy foods encourage your body to produce extra "feel-good" hormones. These endorphins are the body's natural pain medication and can reduce anxiety, stress, and the effects of depression. 

Eases Congestion
If the fall weather change has you waking up stuffy in the morning, a spicy meal can help with that too. The heat thins mucus to ease the discomfort from clogged nasal passages. This can also be helpful when it comes to respiratory problems like bronchitis and even asthma. 

Weight Loss
Studies have been done that prove capsaicin also gives your metabolism a boost. The effect can last up to 20 minutes after you've eaten. Spicy foods have also been known to make you feel full and reduce cravings for salty, sweet, and fatty foods. 



In addition to spicy peppers, our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant also uses authentic rubs and spices direct from Louisiana that can add to the amount of heat you have with your meal. We don't serve anything that would be considered "burn your mouth hot," but if you want a little extra heat, we can definitely hook you up! Here are a few choices from our menu that you could pair with an extra-spicy Cajun Bloody Mary to really get that capsaicin working! 



Alligator Eggs
Baked jalapeno peppers stuffed with a 4-cheese blend and wrapped in Prosciutto, served with a sweet raspberry sauce.


Smoked Wings
The wings themselves aren't hot, but our Extra Hot wing sauce brings the heat!

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



Creole Quesadilla
Andouille sausage, crawfish, and shrimp are the staples, with Pepper Jack cheese, sauteed peppers & onions to bring out the flavor. 

Baja Burger
Our blackened classic burger topped off with Pepper Jack cheese 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, plus served with salsa and sour cream. 


Hungry for something spicy now? Head on over to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina and we'll cook it up for you. Just let us know how hot you like it, and we'll see what we can do! 




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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Join Us To Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Wed, Oct. 25, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant has decided to do something special to raise both funds and awareness for it. Please join us on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 , and the tips you leave our participating Shorty Pants Lounge servers that day will be donated to the cause! 



Tip-Outs For Cancer 
The generous and caring staff at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina have decided to set aside a day's worth of their tips to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. On October 25 from 11 am - 9 pm, the tips from select server tip jars will be donated to the Lake Regional Cancer Center on behalf of the participating employees of the Barrett Restaurant Group. That means that the money you "tip-out" will go toward helping women right here in our community. 

You're welcome to come in for lunch or dinner that day, or you can simply stop by for a quick drink or snack. As a matter of fact, even if you don't have time to stay and just want to leave a tip to help out, that's awesome too! Every little bit helps. (We do hope you can stick around and hang out with us while you're here though!) We've even got some cool Shorty Pants gear you can pick up if you need some pink to wear.   



A Few Facts About Breast Cancer
We found the following facts about breast cancer at www.NationalBreastCancer.org to give you a better idea about how this cancer affects people here in the United States. Don't forget that this is a worldwide problem, so the numbers are even larger, but there is hope on the horizon. 

  • 1 in 8 women in the United states will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among women. 
  • Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die. 
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with it and approximately 460 will die each year. 
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of it every 13 minutes. 
  • Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today! 
That last fact is a wonderful positive fact to focus on, and the money donated will help to make the number of survivors grow even larger. Due to better screening processes and early detection, increased awareness, and the continually improving treatment options, death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990. If you are interested in learning more, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation online and get a free breast health guide.  




Mark Your Calendars
Be sure to plan ahead and join us on Wednesday, October 25 while the staff at our Lake of the Ozarks Cajun restaurant raise a little money that can do a lot of good in our community! It will be an extra-special day for us here at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, and we look forward to seeing you there. 


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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Harbor Hop is Saturday, October 14! Who's Joining Us?

Autumn isn't too late to get out on that gorgeous lake! (Especially with the incredible weather we've mostly been blessed with this season.) It's time to get on the water and join us for one of the best annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks - The 32nd Annual Fall Harbor Hop on Saturday, October 14. What a great excuse to get out and enjoy this awesome scenic area that Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina are lucky enough to be located in. Here's some info so you can join us for all the excitement. 



Harbor Hop at Shorty Pants
You can swing by the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks from 11 am - 7 pm to pick up a card for your poker hand, and hopefully you'll stick around with us after the hop is over too. If it's a chilly evening, we've got that cozy outdoor fireplace to gather around, plus the roomy indoor dining area and bar. If you happen to stop by between 3-7 pm, you can even enjoy the talented Steven Moore on stage.   

Don't forget that you can also get everything you need in our cove for a day full of boating at the best marina at the Lake of the Ozarks - Shorty Pants Marina! You can gas up your boat plus grab a few essentials for the crowd on board while you're at it; ice, drinks, snacks, sunglasses, cigarettes, koozies, sweet Shorty Pants gear, and lots more!    


How To Play
Participating in the Fall Harbor Hop is easy. Get started at any of the over 40 waterfront bars & restaurants listed below (subject to change, so check the Harbor Hop website prior to the event.) For an optional $20 donation at your first stop, you can get registered and accept the 1st of 7 cards for your poker hand. You're welcome to enter more than once. 

After that, simply "hop" to 6 more participating stops, picking up an additional card at each one. Once you draw that final card, you'll turn in your hand, unless you choose to draw a bonus 8th card for an additional $5 to improve your odds. The entry fees for the hop are what determine the amount of prizes available. As long as you turn in your hand before 7 pm on October 14, your share of the winnings could be:

1st Place: 10%
2nd Place: 9%
3rd Place: 8%
4th Place: 7%
5th-10th Places: 5% each
4 Worst Hands: 4% each
Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2% each

The Bonus: Section winners will be recognized from players that draw all 7 of their cards within a single section of checkpoints.


Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I
  • Cabana Jones (Formerly Bump's) - 3.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Beauty View Resort/Gas Hole - 5.5 MM Soap Creek - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill - 7 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Frog's Bar & Grill - 8 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints Dam, Main Channel, 13 MM - Section II 
  • Beavers at the Dam - 0 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe - 1MM (Jennings Branch Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill - 3 MM (Jobson Hollow Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Big Thunder Marina at Glencove - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Shady Gators #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Shady Gators #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #1 - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #2 - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Bobbers Restaurant at Alhonna Resort - 8 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Big Thunder Marina - 8 MM (Buck Creek Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Franky & Louie's #1 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Franky & Louie's #2 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Bikini Pier - 11.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Lake House 13 at Pointe Oasis - 13 MM (Chimney Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III

Checkpoints 28.5 MM - 38 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm - Section IV
  • Larry's on the Lake #1 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Larry's on the Lake #2 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Pier 31 Marina - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • The Fish & Company - 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) - 11:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Bulldog's Beach House - 33 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Chesnie's Cafe - 33 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #1 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #2 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Nautifish Rum Bar - 3.5 MM Big Niangua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals - 35 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Bear Bottom Resort - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm


We'll See You Saturday! 
This is always an exciting event, so we know you don't want to miss it. Pick up your essentials for the day at Shorty Pants Marina before you head on up to the restaurant for your possibly-winning card. While you're here, you might as well enjoy some of the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks too. We'll have it hot and ready for you! 


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

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Visit Shorty Pants Marina For All Your Boating Needs!

The best gas dock & marina at the Lake of the Ozarks has everything you need to enjoy a leisurely fall cruise around the water, including a place to park your boat while you're in town. When was the last time you visited Shorty Pants Marina? You may be surprised at all of the wonderful things that you'll find there!



Located just down the dock from Shorty Pants Lounge, Shorty Pants Marina & C-store can be found at the 21 MM in Salt Hollow Cove. We expect some wonderful boating weather to last at least a few more weeks (don't miss the Fall Harbor Hop on Saturday, October 14!,) and if you're lucky enough to take advantage of it, let us stock you up for the trip. 

Gas Dock
You'll want to have your boat or PWC fully gassed up before heading out, and we can definitely take care of that for you. Our full-service gas dock offers 87 Octane, 93 Octane, and Diesel fuel. We can even set you up with motor oil and other similar items that your watercraft may need, and you can always expect service with a smile!  


C-Store
In addition to necessities for your boat, we also carry the things you need to have fun while you're out there, including: 

  • Soft Drinks
  • Package Alcohol
  • Bottle Openers
  • Koozies
  • Ice
  • Snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cigarettes
  • Dramamine
  • Watersports Flags
  • ...and so much more! 
You'll also find all kinds of cool Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina gear to wear, like t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more, both in adult and children's sizes. If you need a short break from the water, relax out front at the picnic table or in one of our rockers. We've even got some freebies to give out, like treats for the dogs, popsicles for the kids, and hot coffee to ward off that inevitable autumn chill.  




Boat Slip Rentals 
There are 35 covered slips for rent at Shorty Pants Marina which vary in size from 14' X 36' up to 20' X 56'. We've got some PWC slips available too. If you're interested, call 573-302-1004 to see what we have open right now. 

When you rent a slip from us, you will also have access to: 

  • Showers
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Electric
  • Free Ice
  • Gas Discounts
  • Gated Parking
  • The Cleanest Restrooms on the Lake! 

If you need a place to park yourself, in addition to your boat, we can help you out there too! You'll find 2 of the best vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks in the same cove with the ability to accommodate up to 16 guests. We've got some great fall weekends open for you and your family or friends to stay with us, and they're available all winter long too!  


The Restaurant
Just up the dock from our awesome marina is the best Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. While you're in the cove, you might as well come in for some creative Creole cuisine or a refreshing drink. The outside deck with that gorgeous lake view is open for seating, and we've got plenty of seating indoors if it gets too chilly. You can even take advantage of our cozy outdoor fireplace area. 



We've got the means to keep you warm on the outside while our delicious food warms you up from the inside! (And if you're still cold, we've got some great-looking sweatshirts for sale!) The season's not over yet, so make sure you take the time to enjoy Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina at least one more time before winter creeps up on us. We're not going anywhere, anytime soon! 

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