Tuesday, November 24, 2020

How To Get You Shorty Pants Lounge "Fix" in the Off-Season

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina in Osage Beach may be closed until spring 2021, but that doesn't mean you have to do without us until then! As a member of the Barrett Restaurant Group, we are able to offer the best catering at the Lake of the Ozarks year-round. Oh, and if you miss the atmosphere and incredible lake view, well, a stay in one of our vacation rental houses can fix that. 

Shorty Pants Catering

The Barrett Restaurant Group, which is made up of Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Dog Days Bar & Grill, and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, caters to the lake area year-round. With such a diverse group of restaurants represented, a wide variety of food choices can be made available. This includes the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks that you've gotten used to enjoying at Shorty Pants Lounge. 

We are able to accommodate groups of all sizes and with enough advance notice, can even load up our delivery vans and deliver the food directly to you. If you are also in need of a venue to host your meeting or event, arrangements can be made to use the private room (complete with a cozy fireplace) at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. In some cases, we can even open up Shorty Pants or Dog Days in the off-season to host your gathering. We can even help you book the entertainment!

All catering is done on a first-come, first-served basis so the sooner you reserve a spot on our calendar, the better. Reach us at 573-348-4244 or call the Boot at 573-348-2277 to make arrangements. All dates need to be booked in advance with our sales office and a final guest count is needed one week before the event.  

Lakeside Winter Vacation

While many people miss the food from Shorty Pants Lounge during our off-season, quite a few of them also miss being able to enjoy the fantastic lake view that comes along with that food. The good news for all of them is that our waterfront vacation house rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, located right next door to our restaurant & marina, are open year-round. 

Although Shorty Pants is in "hibernation" all winter, the lake area has plenty of excitement happening, including holiday shopping, New Year's celebrations, romantic weekends, the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl, and much more. Both of our lakefront vacation houses are located in Osage Beach off Hwy. KK on the 21-mile marker. A courtesy dock is also available upon request for your boating needs. 

The first of our two vacation house rentals, 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. Here you'll find all the comforts of home, including a washer and dryer, full kitchen, and a gas grill on the 44-foot deck.

Click here to learn more about the Glass House and book your stay. 

Next door to the Glass House, the Red House also contains all the comforts of home needed to enjoy a relaxing stay plus the same gorgeous lake views. 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.

Click here to learn more about the Red House and book your stay.

So as you can see, even though our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant & bar is closed for the season, you can still enjoy many of the things that you love about Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina all year long! The next time you miss us, plan a gathering we can cater or pick a date to vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks. It really can be as simple as that! 


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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Our 2020 Season Ends This Saturday, Nov. 21 - Come & Get It!

It's been a strange year but we still managed to have a great season here at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina in Osage Beach and a big part of that was you! That's why it would make us extremely happy to see each and every one of you at least one more time before we close down for the season. Make plans to come on by in the next few days for one last plateful of the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks before it's all gone until next spring. 

Last Day of the 2020 Season: 
Saturday, November 21

Don't waste any time being sad about our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks heading into the off-season. Instead, jump in your car or boat and get over here ASAP before our winter break begins. 

We'll still be opening daily at 11:00 am now through Saturday, November 21, 2020. That means you've got a few more days to swing by for lunch, dinner, drinks, and maybe even a couple of between-meal-snacks before the kitchen and bars shut it all down!

All Your Favorite Foods

The best Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is where you'll find the most authentic Creole cuisine in mid-Missouri. We use rubs and spices direct from Louisiana and recipes that would make any New Orleans native proud. If you close your eyes, you just might think you're actually in the French Quarter instead of Missouri!

Of course, we are located in Osage Beach, so amazing Cajun isn't the only food we cook up to make your mouth water. You can order fresh seafood, savory steaks, signature sandwiches, juicy burgers, salads, wraps, tacos, and a whole lot more! For all of you return diners, you know the wonderful things to expect out of our kitchen. If you've never been here before, well, you'd better hurry on over soon! 

The Most Delicious Drinks Too

Our incredible menu items are a big draw but the delicious drinks our talented bartenders mix up on a daily basis are an excellent reason to make a trip to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina too. The Cajun Bloody Marys and freshly muddled Mojitos are very popular around here. Even though it's colder outside, one last frozen drink is tempting too. 

To truly bring about the spirit of New Orleans, we offer an amazing classic Hurricane plus a long list of specialty Hurricanes that are all our own. The bar also carries an impressive wine list and the most refreshing beers in town. Come on in for a drink and raise a glass to another outstanding season!

Shorty Pants in the Off-Season

If you simply cannot wait until next spring to get a mouthful of your favorite Cajun dishes, hire the best caterers at the Lake of the Ozarks for all of your holiday parties and winter events during the off-season! 

Year-round, the Barrett Restaurant Group can cater all of your events, large and small, with the flavors of Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Dog Days Bar & Grill, and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. Private event rooms are also available to rent at all three restaurants. 

If you miss our gorgeous lake view, book a stay in one of our two Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental houses and have it all to yourself! (Well, you and our neighbors, but they don't mind sharing that view!) 

The Glass House can easily host up to 8 guests and the Red House offers enough room for up to 16 people. Since they are right next door to Shorty Pants, they're centrally located to many of the best attractions, events, and shopping at the Lake of the Ozarks. 


Help us give Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina the seasonal send-off it deserves! If we get more of that incredible warm weather in the next few days, we can hang out on the deck enjoying the awesome lake view. For the colder moments, we've got a cozy fireplace outside and plenty of seating indoors as well where it's nice and warm. These last few days at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront Cajun restaurant & bar are going to be a lot better if we get to spend them with you! 


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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Come & Get Your Cajun On... Before It's All Gone!

The 2020 season for many lake area spots has already come to an end but here at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, since the weather has been so incredible so far this fall, we're sticking around as long as we can! We'll be closing the doors of our waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks at some point this month, but for right now we're still open 7 days a week starting at 11:00 am. 

Of course, once this season is finally over, you won't be able to get a plateful of the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks for a few months. Here's a delicious reminder of some of the amazing Creole-inspired dishes you need to come in for at least one more time before you have to wait until spring 2021.  

New Orleans Medley

For the diner that has trouble deciding on which dish to order, our New Orleans Medley offers you four of our very best dishes, all on one plate! You get creamy Crawfish Etouffee, rich Jambalaya, savory Red Beans & Rice, and a half-link of our Andouille Sausage. Be sure you bring in a big appetite to tackle this plate!

Po Boys

You can't run a Cajun restaurant without perfecting the Po Boy and we believe we've done exactly that! In case you're not familiar with this fantastic sandwich, it's a French roll containing lettuce, tomato, homemade Cajun mayo, and one of the following meats:

  • Catfish (fried or blackened)
  • Fried OystersFried
  • Shrimp
  • Andouille Sausage (This one features our homemade remoulade sauce in place of Cajun mayo.)

Catfish

Catfish is used often in Cajun cooking, plus it's delicious, so you will find it offered quite a few different ways on the menu at Shorty Pants Lounge. Catfish lovers are always very happy to discover the many options they have to choose from around here!
  • Catfish BLT
  • Catfish Po Boy
  • Catfish Dinner
  • Smothered Catfish (smothered in creamy Crawfish Etouffee!)

Shrimp & Grits

A Cajun classic! This dish contains large shrimp that are sauteed with Andouille sausage, hickory-smoked bacon, onions, and mushrooms. That mouthwatering mix is served over a heaping helping of homemade Cheddar Cheese & Jalapeno Grits. 

We've also got another terrific version with our Shrimp & Grit Tacos, which place the famous jalapeno grits under shrimp, Andouille sausage, bacon, and a jalapeno lime sauce in a flour tortilla.

Crab Cakes

Our amazing handmade shrimp and lump blue crab meat cakes are an extremely popular menu item. They are rolled in our seasoned bread crumbs and topped with shrimp, then covered with a savory seafood cream sauce on the appetizer menu. 

As fantastic as they are on our own, when we place them on top of a bed of fresh fettuccine for our Crab Cake Pasta entree, the taste is elevated to a whole new level! 

Beignets

This is Louisiana's version of the doughnut. It makes an excellent dessert (and an equally delicious appetizer if you just can't wait!) Our housemade sweet raspberry sauce is served with this perfectly deep-fried pastry tossed in powdered sugar. Great for sharing, but you may want to keep them all to yourself! 

Hurricanes

We take the classic cocktail created in New Orleans and do it justice, plus we came up with a few of our very own variations on the delicious drink. Our freshly muddled Mojitos and Cajun Bloody Marys are also amazing, but there's something special about Hurricanes and Cajun food together. 


Now that we've got your mouth watering, jump in the car or the boat and head on over to our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront Cajun restaurant & bar while you still have the chance! Sure, we'll be back again next spring anxious to begin another awesome season at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina but you don't want to have to wait that long for another taste. We don't want to have to wait that long to see you here with us one more time either! 


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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Amazing Appetizers That Really Hit The Spot!

The weather seems to keep us guessing around here lately at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina in Osage Beach. (Of course, that's par for the course here in mid-Missouri pretty much any time of the year!) This week we're blessed with sunshine and comfortable temperatures for enjoying time outdoors. 

While it lasts, it's a great time to hang out at our waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks on the lakeside deck and leisurely enjoy a drink or two and something delicious to munch on.

A variety of appetizers are an excellent way to slowly snack on small bites over a period of time, plus great to share with a table full of friends. The longer you can manage to make the food last, the longer you can enjoy the moment! Here is a look at the appetizers you'll find on the menu at Shorty Pants Lounge that can help you do just that. 

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. 

Calamari
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. 

The 2020 season at our waterfront Cajun restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks is not over yet, but the end is in sight. That means it's more important now than ever to head on over to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina before all of your Cajun food favorites are gone until next spring. The weather is perfect and the food and drinks are as deliciously irresistible as ever. Don't miss out!  


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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

It's Warm & Cozy at Shorty Pants Lounge. Perfect for a Fall Feast!

The weather has been dreary and rainy a lot lately but we're staying cozy and warm here at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. If you're looking for a comfy spot with a great lake view and fantastic food and drinks to enjoy, make your way on over to our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here's a look at what we've got waiting for you. 

Outdoor Fireplace

Some days, when the sun comes out to shine, it's still pleasant enough to dine outdoors on our lakeside deck. When that chill gets to be a bit too much, our covered patio with the outdoor fireplace allows you to get some fresh air but still stay toasty warm. Fall is football season and we've got a tv next to the fireplace so you can enjoy the outdoors and still catch the games. Space is limited though, so first come, first seated! 

Indoor Dining

We've got plenty of seating inside our Lake of the Ozarks Cajun restaurant too. The indoor dining area is spacious, comfortable, and just the right temperature. Of course, if you're still kind of cold, we've got quite a few spicy options on the menu to warm you from the inside out! Have a seat at a table or belly up to the bar and get ready for an unforgettable meal. 

Open For Lunch & Dinner

The 2020 season is winding down in the lake area for most places but you can still enjoy the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks 7 days a week beginning at 11:00 am. That said, our season will also be coming to an end at some point in November, so don't wait too long to get over here and order your favorites. 

Perhaps you love the ever-popular Crab Cakes Pasta that smells and looks so delicious, your mouth is watering before you even take a bite! Our Crawfish-N-Shrimp Etouffee tends to do that to people too, as well as our Po Boys, Cajun Entrees, Specialty Burgers... well, it's all pretty irresistible!  

Oh, and don't forget about those creative cocktails our bartenders mix so incredibly well. A Bloody Mary is an easy drink to find just about anyplace but our Cajun Bloody Mary is far superior to those others. You won't find a bigger or better selection of Hurricanes anywhere else around the lake area and you really ought to have at least one more Rum Runner or Pain in the A** before the season is over too. (Who cares if it's cold outside! Spring is a long way away!)  

No matter what the weather decides to do in the next few weeks, our season is NOT over yet so get yourself on over to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina in Osage Beach soon. It's a wonderful way to spend a day (or evening) this fall at the Lake of the Ozarks! 


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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Join Us For a Gorgeous Lake View Getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks

The summer season eventually comes to an end each year but the lake area is a beautiful place to visit with lots of fun stuff to do all year-round. As a bonus in the fall, the lake view around Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is surrounded by colorful foliage, and our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant, bar, & gas dock are all still open 7 days a week! 

For anyone coming from out of town, Shorty Pants has two of the best waterfront vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks located next door to us. Now is a wonderful time to plan a quiet, fall getaway, a holiday shopping trip, or a quick vacation to get out of the house and away from your day-to-day stresses. You might even want to think about booking a few dates next summer before the most popular weekends fill up. 

Shorty Pants Vacation Rentals

Both of our lakefront vacation houses are located in Osage Beach off Hwy. KK on the 21-mile marker. A courtesy dock is available upon request for your boating needs. Shorty Pants Marina, just down the dock, offers a full-service gas dock and a convenience store for any necessities you may have forgotten to pack.

The Glass House

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. Here you'll find all the comforts of home, including a washer and dryer, full kitchen, and a gas grill on the 44-foot deck.
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Glass House Reviews

"Fun Labor Day Weekend
Perfect location to have a great time at the lake! Plenty of space inside the house, with a fun patio for outside entertainment. Walking distance to the dock/bar/restaurant. We had a great time!" ~Christa E, Sept. 2020

"Weekend in the Glass House  My friends and I really enjoyed our stay... the beds were comfortable, easy access, very clean, the kitchen was fully equipped. We did learn the grill is a gas grill, so no need for charcoal. The grocery store was about 15 minutes away... and make sure to book your boat in advance, Bombay sells out fast. Nice lake view, I would stay again...." ~Sade A, Sept. 2020 

"What an AMAZING home!!!  Our family of five absolutely LOVED this home. The location is prime, close to just about anything you’d do in the Ozarks. The house is immaculate. The marina (no more than 100 ft away) was so helpful in getting us a boat to rent and a slip to put it in for a few days. This rental allowed us to feel like we were home while on vacation. Will definitely stay here again! Thanks for everything, Ashley!" ~Jesse Q, Aug. 2020 


The Red House

Next door to the Glass House, our Red House also contains all the comforts of home needed to enjoy a relaxing stay plus the same gorgeous lake views. 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." Click here to learn more about the Red House. 

Red House Reviews

"Great Place
Would highly recommend for any large group getaway!"
~Vickie B, Sept. 2020

"Bachelor Party
I had my bachelor party here with 15 friends and family members and it was perfect. The house was very clean and in a great location with the lake and dock right behind the house. The bar next door also had really good food and played live music each night."
~Levi B, Aug. 2020

"Amazing House
The house was so beautiful. It is perfect for a bigger group with even more room to spread out. The house is just so perfect as it is close to the docks and shorty pants bar and grill. Ashley, the house manager, was amazing and helped 24/7 with questions and anything we needed. She was so sweet and happy she was in charge of us. Rent this house!"
~Lisa S, July 2020


If getting away sounds like a great idea right now, go ahead and make plans to book a Lake of the Ozarks vacation in one of the waterfront rental houses next door to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina in Osage Beach. You'll leave relaxed, refreshed, and excited to come back for another visit again real soon! 


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