Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bourbon St. Eats in the Middle of the Lake of the Ozarks!

You may be surprised to find out that you can enjoy the rich, savory recipes of New Orleans right here in mid-Missouri. The Lake of the Ozarks has the best Cajun restaurant outside of Louisiana, and you can enjoy it lakeside all season long. 

Cajun Inspired Cooking
Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina uses rubs and spices direct from Louisiana in our cooking, giving it the flavor you'd expect if you visited the French Quarter in person. Cajun food is a style of cooking that could be classified as a rustic cuisine. The French-speaking Acadian people that made New Orleans their home many years ago created fantastic recipes using ingredients that were easy to find in the region.

Some of the staples used in Cajun include rice, sausages, seafood, and vegetables. You'll find amazing dishes throughout our extensive menu containing these ingredients. The Bourbon Street Eats section of the menu is rich with them, and it's a great place to start your Midwestern Cajun flavor journey. 

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Each of these dishes is served with a garden salad or mini Caesar salad and your choice of French bread or cornbread. 

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

Cajun Alfredo
A mildly spiced Alfredo tossed with fresh fettuccine noodles. Chicken, shrimp, or a combination of both can be added if you like. 

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

Smothered Catfish
A catfish filet served on a bed of rice, smothered in our Crawfish Etoufee. The catfish can be prepared fried or blackened. 

A Louisiana rice-based dish steeped in rich and subtle spices along with Andouille sausage, smoked chicken, and shrimp. This dish can also be served "dirty." 

Red Beans 'N' Rice
This classic dish is seasoned to perfection and served with a link of Andouille sausage. 

Easy Street Trio
You will love this sweet and spicy blush cream sauce with Andouille sausage, shrimp, and tender chicken served over fresh fettuccine. 

Crab Cake Pasta
2 delicious handmade shrimp and lump Blue crab cakes are placed on a bed of fresh fettuccine with delicious seafood cream sauce. 

Crawfish 'N' Shrimp Etouffee
Crawfish and shrimp smothered in a rich creamy etouffee sauce with Creole vegetables and served with rice.

Shrimp 'N' Grits
Large shrimp sauteed with Andouille sausage, hickory-smoked bacon, onions, and mushrooms and served over our homemade Cheddar Cheese and Jalapeno Grits. 

New Orleans Medley
A plateful of our signature entrees; creamy Crawfish Etouffee, rich Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, and a half link of our Andouille sausage.  

Is your mouth watering yet? You don't have to plan a trip to New Orleans to experience incredible Cajun cooking. Instead, head on over to our waterfront restaurant and bar at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Bourbon Street Eats portion of our menu is just the beginning of the wonderful Cajun flavors we have in store for you, plus you'll find plenty of non-Cajun dishes that are equally as delicious. Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina has something tasty for everyone in the family. Join us soon for lunch or dinner and find out for yourself! 

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

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

We're Back & Bringing All of Your Lake of the Ozarks Cajun Favorites!

This Friday, March 9, 2018, at 11:00 am, the long winter's wait for the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks will finally be over! That's when we'll be opening the doors for another exciting season at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, and we want you to join us! Most of you already know what to expect, but if you haven't had the pleasure of joining us in the past, here is what we will have waiting for you. 

Amazin' Cajun and More
Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant is famous for the unbelievable Cajun creations that come out of our kitchen. Using rubs and spices direct from Louisiana, if you close your eyes you'll think you're sitting in the middle of New Orleans rather than lakeside in Mid-Missouri! Some of our most popular Cajun dishes include our World Famous Crab Cakes, Crawfish-N-Shrimp Etouffee, Creole Quesadilla, Po Boys, and Jambalaya. 

Of course, we also offer lots of traditional favorites without the added Cajun twist on our extensive menu too. You'll find prime rib burgers, savory steaks, fresh salads, delicious seafood, incredible sandwiches and wraps, and even a kids' menu the little ones can't resist. There is plenty of seating both outside by the water and indoors in our smoke-free dining room, so there's a great place to be, no matter what that day's weather may bring. 

Delicious Drinks
If you're in the mood for a cocktail to enjoy along with your meal, or if you simply want to sip and stare at that gorgeous lake view, our bartenders know how to mix a legendary drink! The Cajun Bloody Marys and muddled Mojitos are always a favorite, and we feature those frozen drinks that everyone loves in the summer. You will also be able to enjoy the coldest beer in town and a wonderful selection of wines to choose from.  

Live Entertainment
The best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks can be heard from our outdoor stage. You will find a wonderful mix of soothing sounds to enjoy during dinner and on into a lovely lake night along with bands that will have you on the dance floor all evening long. We are currently putting the finishing touches on our 2018 schedule, but we'll have it up on the "Events" page of our website very soon. 

Marina & C-Store
Shorty Pants Marina is the best gas dock at the Lake of the Ozarks. In addition to fuel, the fully stocked convenience store offers everything you might need for a day out on the water. They carry boat supplies such as oil, flags, and more, plus you can also pick up snacks, soft drinks, package liquor, suntan lotion, sunglasses, hats, koozies, and shirts, just to name a portion of what they have in store. When you stop by, we'll even have rocking and lounge chairs for you to relax in, free coffee, free dog treats, and free popsicles for the kiddos!

If you are looking for a place to park your boat or jet ski while you're in the lake area, our marina has 35 covered slips sized from 14x36 to 20x56, as well as PWC slip rentals. If you are interested in renting one of our remaining slips, give us a call at 573-302-1004Amenities included with your slip rental include:

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

A Perfect Place to Stay
Not only can we fuel both you and your watercraft, but we can also offer you a place to stay with two of the best vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks. They are located right next door to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, so joining us for fun is only a short walk away. 

Both vacation rental houses have an amazing lake view, plus all the comforts of home for groups both large and small. They each feature gorgeous decks, a full kitchen, a BBQ grill, washer and dryer, and spacious areas for everyone to enjoy. You can check availability and book a vacation house online direclty through our website, or visit and type in the house's listing number. (the Glass House: 825630vb, and the Red House: 830216vb) Both options offer more details and photos of each house. 
The Glass House features 1,500 square feet of living space and can sleep up to 8 guests comfortably. There are 2 queen size beds, 1 full bed, and a sleeper sofa in the living room, plus 2 bathrooms.  

The Red House offers 3,400 square feet to enjoy and can house up to 16 guests. There are 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in this beauty, plus another 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom "Love Shack" not connected to the main property. 

We sincerely hope that you are able to join us for Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina's opening weekend beginning this Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11 am. If you can't, don't worry because after that we will be open 7 days a week at 11:00 am well into next fall. That gives you plenty of chances to visit the best Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks many times in the coming months, and we can't wait to see you! 

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

Thursday, February 8, 2018

5 Great Reasons To Book Our Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Houses NOW!

You may be under the impression that planning a vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks is something you can worry about later, once the season rolls around. We disagree because a little pre-planning right now will not only get you out of those winter doldrums, but it also means that when vacation time rolls around, you're already prepared. 

Step #1 is to pick a few dates to come to town, and step #2 is to reserve your Lake of the Ozarks vacation house rental for those days before someone else beats you to it! Here are a few reasons, along with 2018 dates, that you should start making plans to stay with us at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina.   

You Love To Party!
The lake area is the best place to party all summer long, but we throw some amazing bashes mid-winter too! In a couple of weeks on Saturday, February 17, the Annual Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is taking place. You'll want to be here the entire weekend for that because our sister restaurants are causing that party to last the entire weekend long. 

Dog Days Bar & Grill is throwing an amazing Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Pre-Party on Friday, February 16 featuring the Mixtapes and the Dope Ass Sneakers onstage. On Saturday for the actual pub crawl, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse has Dale Blue from 4-8 pm and DJ Vinyl Richy from 8 pm-close, plus it is Happy Hour all day on Sunday at the Boot to help you recover from the weekend! Three entire days of fun before heading home.  

One more party coming soon is St. Patrick's Day at the Lake. It falls on Saturday, March 17 this year, so it's going to be bigger and better than ever! There are parades both on and off the water, and the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks will be open by then. (Conveniently, right next door to our vacation rental houses!)       

You're Getting Married
If you've got a wedding to plan, there are 2 Bridal Shows happening in the lake area that you should check out. Our vacation rental houses are big enough to house your entire wedding party so you can bring them along to help with the planning, or simply to enjoy a few fun days away together. 

While you're at it, go ahead and reserve the dates to stay with us when you come back for the bachelor & bachelorette parties, plus the wedding weekend itself. The Lake of the Ozarks Bridal Show at the Lodge of Four Seasons is Sunday, February 18 (the day after the Marid Gras Pub Crawl!) and the Missouri Bridal Expo is at Old Kinderhook on Sunday, March 18 (the day after St. Pat's!)  

The Waterfront Bars Are Opening
You know that you don't want to miss opening day at your favorite waterfront bars, and when you stay with us, you're only a short walk away from Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina and a short drive or boat ride away from Dog Days Bar & Grill. Both of these hot spots are opening on Friday, March 9. Stay the entire weekend and party your heart out at both places!  

You're Craving Adventure
A wonderful annual fundraising event, the Polar Bear Plunge, is happening at the Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, February 24 this year. Participating in this event is not for the faint of heart, but you only live once, right? If you're up for braving the icy cold water, convince a few friends to join you and get signed up. If you're staying in our Red House or the Glass House, you'll have a toasty warm place to thaw out afterward, and the houses even have washers and dryers to take care of those wet clothes. Put your feet up by the fireplace, have a Hot Toddy, and feel good about helping out a great cause.    

Summer's Closer Than You Think
There are tons of annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks that you definitely don't want to miss, and if you book your stay in the best vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks right now, you won't have to worry about searching for a place later when all the good spots are booked up. Some of these can't-miss events include the Spring Harbor Hop, the LOMDA Spring In-Water Boat Show, AquaPalooza, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, Bikefest... The list goes on and on, plus there are all kinds of attractions to visit, and you don't need an event weekend to enjoy some time out on the water. 

If you are wanting to plan a trip to the lake around your favorite event, a great place to find all the dates is at When you're ready to book your stay, you'll want to visit where you can click on the links to both of our vacation rental houses to view photos, detailed descriptions, reviews, availability, and then reserve it online. Planning a fun trip now will make dealing with the 6 more weeks of winter that groundhog predicted for us a lot easier to deal with! 

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

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Exciting Winter Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

It's a brand new year, and 2018 has a lot of incredible events at the Lake of the Ozarks coming your way. You don't have to wait until the summer season begins before that excitement starts. January and February have quite a few awesome things going on, and Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina has the perfect place for you and all of your friends to stay while you're in town. Find something fun to do below, then head on over to our website and book one of our vacation rental houses!  

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Eagle Days

January 6-7 
The Lake of the Ozarks is a wonderful place to view the majestic Eagle, and this weekend celebrates that. Last year over 3,700 people were in attendance. There will be programs featuring live eagles, boat cruises and special spots to do some bird-watching, and fun activities for all ages in various locations. Grab your binoculars and head on back to the lake for some fun with nature. There's plenty of room in our vacation rental houses to bring the entire family with you! 

Whiskey Pairing Dinner
Wobbly Boots Roadhouse 
January 10
Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach (just a short drive from our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental houses) will host 2 Whiskey Pairing Dinners, with the first seating at 5:30 pm and a second at 8:15 pm. You will enjoy a 5-course gourmet dinner specially created for this event, and every course will be paired with an exquisite whiskey from the Jim Beam family of America's best bourbons. Seating will be limited, and you can purchase tickets in advance at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse.   

FREE Wedding Vow Renewals
Bridal Cave
January 11
Every year Bridal Cave invites married couples to renew their vows near Valentine's Day inside their stalactite-adorned underground wedding chapel. This event is free, and participants will get a goodie bag filled with all kinds of lake area discounts, fresh flowers for the bride, a downloadable wedding portrait, and a lifetime pass to tour Bridal Cave, which is absolutely beautiful and open year-round.  

Valentine's Day
February 14
This romantic holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, so if you can spare the time away from work, you can spend the entire week in one of our vacation rentals to celebrate! There are free wedding vow renewals the weekend before, and the biggest party at the Lake of the Ozarks and a bridal show the weekend after! What a great excuse to get away! (And at the time this was written, our vacation rentals were still available...)  

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Pre-Party
Dog Days Bar & Grill
February 16
Dog Days Bar & Grill is closed for the season like we are this time of year, but they are opening for a special one-night-only event on the Friday before the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl to make that amazing weekend even more exciting than usual! The 90's hip-hop band "Dope Ass Sneakers" will hit the stage at 8 pm, followed by a crowd favorite from the last 2 AquaPaloozas, "The Mixtapes!" Ticket sales will be limited, and you can buy them for $10 in advance or $15 at the door while they last.  

Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl
February 17
If you haven't experienced this gigantic pub crawl, then you have definitely got to get yourself to the lake for it this year! The purchase of a $10 wristband gives you access to all of the bars and restaurant on the pub crawl route (14 so far) plus a ride to and from each of them on the pub crawl busses. Every venue features live music, and busses start crawling at 4:00 pm.    

photo from Friends of the Lake Area Pub Crawl Facebook page

Lake of the Ozarks Bridal Show

February 18
Getting married soon? The Lake of the Ozarks is a gorgeous place to tie the knot, and this bridal show will introduce you to many of the incredible wedding vendors in the area. You and your entire wedding party can make a whole weekend of it and stay together in either our Red House of the Glass House, then hop on the expressway to head to the bridal show and begin planning your lake area wedding.    

Once March rolls around, it will be time for your favorite Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks to open our doors for the 2018 season! Our vacation houses are available to rent year-round though, and they are the perfect home away from home for you to stay in while you're in town! 

Get out those brand new 2018 calendars and start planning your winter Lake of the Ozarks vacation right now! You can book your stay with us by visiting the Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina website! Go ahead and book your spring and summer visits too while you're at it! We'd love for you to stay with us.   

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Gift Ideas for Anyone That Enjoys Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks

Do you have some people on your holiday gift shopping list that are difficult to buy for? All of our Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina customers are big fans of having fun at the lake, and you can bet everyone on your list could have a good time here too! The gift ideas on this list are excellent ones for giving the gift of a memorable experience at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant and the surrounding area. Who do you know that would love to receive one or more of these? 

Watercraft Rentals
We partner with BomBay Boat Rental Company to offer access to their awesome ski boat, tritoon, and jet ski rentals to guests in our vacation rental houses. They are a friendly and trustworthy company that rents the newest and best maintained watercraft on the lake. As their motto states, "Better prices, better product, and better people!" They have an incredible membership program that you can sign up someone on your list for so they can get out on the water every time they are in the lake area spring through early fall.  

Boat Slip Rental
If the person you are buying for already has a boat or jet ski of their own, you can rent them a place to park it in one of the slips at the best marina at the Lake of the Ozarks. There are a total of 35 covered slips at Shorty Pants Marina in sizes from 14x26 to 20x56, as well as PWC slip rentals. Marina amenities are included, such as showers, a washer/dryer, free wifi, free electric, free ice, gas discounts, gated parking, and the cleanest restrooms at the lake! As an added bonus, the slips are just a few steps away from Shorty Pants Lounge for food, drinks, live music, and always an amazing time! 

A Weekend Getaway
Also just a few steps from Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina are our 2 unbelievable Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental houses. Check next season's calendar now and book either the Red House or the Glass House for a weekend, or an entire week, that something special is happening in the area. Dates book up fast for things like the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras pub crawl in February, AquaPalooza each July at Dog Days Bar & Grill, and the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in August. Reserving a house for someone now means you can beat the rush next season, and our vacation rental houses are large enough, you may even be able to stay there with them when they come!

Gift Certificates 
Gift certificates are a sure-fire way to make everyone happy, as long as you get the right kind of them. For example, gift certificates to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina can be used for food, drinks, or cool Shorty Pants gear, and they are also good for our sister restaurants, Dog Days Bar & Grill and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. As a matter of fact, the gift recipient can use this present at the Boot right away because it is open year-round, or they can wait to use it when they come see us next spring.

Everyone on your gift list will love having an excuse to plan a vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks, and these gifts will do just that. We look forward to seeing you all again next spring at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, as well as all of the new customers these gifts will bring our way. 

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

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

December Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks - and You Can Stay With Us!

The lake area is beautiful in every season, and if you haven't had the joy of seeing it in the fall and winter, then you really should make the effort to get yourself here soon. We've got the perfect vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks for you to stay in during your visit that are spacious, comfortable, and centrally located with an amazing lake view. In case you need more incentive than the natural beauty of the area, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina has come up with a list of some fun things to do in December while you are here.   

Holiday Shopping
Tis the season to frantically search for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list! The lake area has lots of wonderful places for you to do just that. You'll find name brand stores that you are familiar with at the Outlet Mall and the other shopping centers. There are also lots of smaller, local shops with unique and amazing items you won't find anyplace else. Our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental houses are centrally located in Osage Beach, so you're never very far away from great shopping, no matter which direction you travel. 

Holiday Lights & Activities
If you'd like to take in a few sights and sounds of this festive season, there are lots of options available to you throughout the month of December. For holiday lights, parades, cruises on the lake, and entertaining shows, this is the place to be! A few that you may enjoy are:  

  • Osage Beach Holiday Lights in the Park
    Osage Beach City Park is filled with a free drive-through light display through December 31, and there are also many displays up for you to enjoy along Osage Beach Parkway. 
  • St. Patrick's Festival of Lights
    This is the oldest light park in the lake area at the Shrine of St. Patrick/ Mother's Shrine in Laurie. It's free and open to the public from 5-10 pm until December 31.
  • Enchanted Village of Lights
    Through January 1, you can enjoy this drive-through light park at the Laurie Fairgrounds for free from 5- 9 pm, but donations are greatly appreciated. 
  • Deck the Docks Holiday Cruises & Frosty Float
    Celebration Cruises host 2 different types of holiday fun on the lake. Deck the Docks goes out from 5:30-8 pm to view the many holiday displays on the water every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday through December 30. Their Frosty Float is fun for the entire family on December 3 & 10 with daytime cruises at 10 am, 1:30 pm, and 5 pm. These include children's activities, Christmas carols, and a visit from Santa.  
  • Christmas on Main Street
    The Main Street Music Hall in the Landing in Osage Beach will be putting on their holiday show through December 17. It's filled with music, laughter, and incredible entertainment for all ages. 

A Quiet Retreat From the Holiday Hustle
Of course, if you simply want to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental houses can offer you that relaxing seclusion that you are longing for. Both houses are tucked away just past Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, and each features the same breathtaking lake view that you enjoy from our restaurant every summer. (Just with fewer leaves on the trees!) 

The Glass House can hold up to 8 guests, which is perfect for a family getaway or a weekend away with a few friends. It's 1,500 square feet of living space has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, a washer & dryer, and a full kitchen with everything you might need during your stay except the food. There are also some lovely decks to sit outside on if the weather allows.

The Red House boasts 3,400 square feet of living space, which easily houses up to 16 people. This is a wonderful place to stay if you are organizing a family reunion or maybe a shopping trip with all of your pals. There is a large deck off of the upstairs and a covered deck downstairs. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and 1 half bath. It also contains its own washer and dryer plus a kitchen with all the necessities. 

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina may be closed for the season, but our vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks are available year-round. There are plenty of open dates right now, and hey, no one has claimed New Year's Eve yet! Lots of fun parties take place in the area to ring in the new year, or you can host your own small gathering in the Glass House or the Red House and let Shorty Pants cater it for you! Get out your calendars, pick some dates, and reserve your stay with us. 

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

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!!