The "Starters" portion of the Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina menu is filled with appetizers that are the perfect "start" to any meal. Of course, the servings are large and the flavor is huge, so rather than sharing a plate with friends before lunch or dinner, you may want to order an appetizer for just yourself as your main meal.
Either way, your visit to our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks will be deliciously satisfying when one (or more) of these tasty appetizers are a part of your order.
Andouille sausage, crawfish, and shrimp are the staples, and the added pepper jack cheese and sauteed peppers and onions bring the flavor.
Our house-smoked wings are served original, extra hot, garlic parmesan, or barbecue and come in orders of 5, 10, 20, or 30.
Brie and Fruit Platter
Brie cheese, grapes, and sliced apples served with a fresh baguette and apricot jalapeno jelly.
Green tomatoes deep-fried to a golden brown and served with our house Cajun mayo.
Our house-made spicy cheese sauce gets its full-bodied flavor from Louisiana's Abita Turbodog beer. Served with tortilla chips.
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, served with our salsa and sour cream.
Fresh chicken tenders are hand-breaded and fried to a golden brown.
Cajun Fried Oysters
Lively seasoned, hand-breaded, southern-fried oysters served with our house bloody mary cocktail sauce.
2 handmade shrimp and lump blue crab meat cakes rolled in seasoned bread crumbs and topped with shrimp in our seafood cream sauce.
Crab Artichoke Spinach Dip
A mouthwatering mixture of crab, spinach, artichoke, and blended cheese served warm with tortilla chips.
Large gulf shrimp seasoned and blackened in one of our cast iron skillets, served with a lemon wedge.
Sweet Coconut Shrimp
Sweet coconut and crunchy frosted flakes combined send these huge gulf shrimp over the top! Served with a sweet raspberry sauce.
Peel and Eat Shrimp
Large shrimp spice-boiled and served with our own bloody mary cocktail sauce.
Big Easy Shrimp
Large gulf shrimp sauteed in Budweiser, rosemary, butter, and a zesty lemon sauce.
Seared Ahi Tuna
6-oz. sesame encrusted Sashimi style Ahi tuna served with sesame ginger dressing and a wasabi cream sauce.
Try this French Quarter favorite, Louisiana's doughnut! A perfectly deep-fried pastry tossed in powdered sugar and served with our house made sweet raspberry sauce.
Yes, the Beignets are both on our appetizer and dessert menus,, but that's because they're so incredibly delicious, all of us here at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina wanted to make sure you had a chance to order them before you filled up on the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks. (Shoot, if you want to have them both before and after your meal, we won't tell!)
You can enjoy all of the fantastic items on our menu 7 days a week beginning at 11:00 am. Come on in for lunch, dinner, a midday snack, or simply to enjoy a cocktail or two next to our amazing lake viewWhateveren you're in the mood for, we're here to make it happen!
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