Monday, June 10, 2019

Bring Dad to Shorty Pants This Father's Day Weekend

Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 16, 2019. How are you surprising Dad this year? (And if you're the dad reading this, how do you want to be surprised?) We've got the answer to both of those questions - with a trip to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina!  



Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant, bar, & marina is full of things that fathers love plus those same things can be enjoyed by the entire family. If you've been here then you already know this, but if you haven't, take a look at some of the awesomeness you can expect when you head on over to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina in Osage Beach. 

For Dads With Younger Kids
If you're a part of a family that has younger children celebrating Dad this weekend, we've got food that even the finickiest of eaters will enjoy. This is great news for both Dad and Mom because that means the kids will be happy and satisfied while the adults get to enjoy the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks

Here's a peek at our menu for the youngest diners. These meals are served with a kid-sized drink and one side dish.  

Chicken Tenders
These fresh chicken tenders are hand-breaded and fried to a golden brown. 

Shorty Mini Corn Dogs
Just like it sounds, a plate of corn dogs, mini-sized.

Grilled Cheese
We take both white and yellow cheese and melt them together on white bread. Warm, cheesy, and delicious.

Shorty Burger
Like Dad's burger, but a bit smaller. This quarter-pound burger can be ordered with cheese or without. 


For Dads With Older Kids
Once your child graduates from our kids' menu, they love the authentic Cajun creations from the regular menu every bit as much as Dad & Mom do. The mouthwatering rubs and spices we use are authentic and come to us directly from Louisiana. From Crab Cake Pasta to Jambalaya, Crawfish-N-Shrimp Etouffee, and our fantastic Po Boys, there are tons of delicious choices.


Of course, Cajun isn't the only "flavor" we have to offer. The extensive menu also has quite a few non-Creole dishes that are every bit as amazing. Some of these include the Black Jack Filet, Smoked Wings, Pork Nachos, Asiago Chicken Sandwich, Summer Spinach Salad, 6 different Specialty Burgers, and a whole lot more. 


For Dads With Adult Kids
Once the "little ones" aren't so little anymore they can belly up to the bar with you and enjoy a refreshing lakeside cocktail. We've got the tastiest drinks in town including Cajun Bloody Marys, freshly muddled Mojitos, all of your favorite frozen drinks, and a long list of Hurricanes. You'll also find a fantastic selection of ice-cold beers and a very impressive wine list.    


For the Entire Family
So far we've only talked about the food and drinks (which alone is an excellent reason to bring the family to Shorty Pants Lounge anytime!) You'll also experience a gorgeous view of the Lake of the Ozarks when you dine outside on our lakeside deck. If you prefer to eat inside out of the heat, our non-smoking dining area has plenty of room for groups of all sizes. 


Just a very short walk down the dock you'll find the best gas dock and marina at the Lake of the Ozarks. Shorty Pants Marina is the perfect place to fill up on gas and other boating essentials if you're spending the day on the water. Even if you arrived by land, the C-store has all kinds of great Shorty Pants gear to check out and Oscar, our dock dog, is usually there ready to greet you with a friendly hello. 


If you decide to extend the Father's Day celebration out all weekend long, you can also join us for the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks. First up on Friday, June 14, the talented Travis Marvin hits the Shorty Pants stage and then on Saturday, June 15 we've got the incredible Art Bentley. Music on the weekends begins at 7:00 pm.  


So, now that we've convinced you that the best place to spend Father's Day weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks is right here with us, start making plans to get over here! If you can't make it this weekend, that's okay. Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is open 7 days a week beginning at 11:00 am. Come on by anytime! 



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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Signature Sandwiches & Irresistible Cajun Po Boys!

The menu at our waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks is packed full of delicious Cajun creations as well as quite a few non-Creole dishes that are every bit as amazing. A prime example of the wonderful variety of flavors available to you at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is evident when you see the many different types of savory sandwiches offered. 



Po Boys
When the subject of Cajun food and sandwiches both come up in the same sentence, then you simply have to talk about a traditional Louisiana favorite - the Po Boy! Here at our Lake of the Ozarks Cajun restaurant, you can enjoy your Po Boy in 4 deliciously different ways. 

Catfish Po Boy
Southern fried catfish with our homemade Cajun mayo, lettuce, and tomato. You can also try it blackened! 

Oyster Po Boy
Big Gulf oysters deep-fried golden brown on French bread with lettuce, tomato, and homemade Cajun mayo. 

Shrimp Po Boy
Hand-breaded Gulf shrimp, lettuce, tomato, and our house-made Cajun mayo. 

Andouille Sausage Po Boy
Smoked Cajun sausage and our homemade remoulade sauce served with shredded lettuce and tomato. 


Signature Sandwiches
The following sandwich creations offer a wonderful mix of different types of flavor sensations. Each one is sure to satisfy even the biggest of hungers! 

Catfish BLT
A hand-breaded catfish filet served with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and our Cajun mayo on a toasted French roll. You can try this one blackened too!

Steak 'N' Cheese
Strips of beef tenderloin grilled and smothered in white American cheese on a toasted French roll. You may choose to add sauteed mushrooms, onions, or green peppers as well. 


Sweet Cajun Pulled Pork
Hickory-smoked pork with pepper jack cheese and a balsamic onion jam served on a hoagie. 

Pulled Pork Sandwich
Our award-winning Wobbly Boots Roadhouse recipe piled high on a toasted Kaiser and served with Wobbly Boots BBQ sauce. 

Cajun Club
We stuff this one on sourdough bread with smoked turkey, ham, bacon, Swiss and American cheeses, lettuce, tomato, and our Cajun mayo. 


A Bird in the Hand
Our chicken sandwiches are so mouthwateringly good, they get their very own section of the menu! Additional toppings include; Cheese (American, Swiss, Cheddar, Provolone, Pepper Jack, Feta Cheese,) Sauteed Mushrooms, Jalapenos, Sauteed Green Peppers, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, and Bacon. 

Blackened Creole Chicken
Blackened chicken with sauteed peppers and onions topped with pepper jack cheese and served on a toasted Kaiser bun.

Jack Daniels Glazed Chicken
A marinated and grilled Tennessee whiskey glazed chicken breast served on an Asiago Focaccia bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion. 

Grilled Chicken Breast
Shorty's large grilled chicken breast garnished with lettuce, tomato, and onion and served on a toasted Kaiser bun. 

Asiago Chicken Sandwich
A delicious grilled chicken breast topped with grilled onions, white American cheese, and a sweet balsamic sauce.  

B.L.T.A. Chicken
A grilled chicken breast topped with crisp bacon, fresh avocado, shredded lettuce, and tomato served on an Asiago Focaccia bun. 


Sandwiches, of course, are just a portion of the extensive menu you'll find at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. Pair that with the many fantastic hand-mixed cocktails, ice-cold beers, and wonderful wines we have to offer and you've got a meal to remember! 

Come in soon and give the best Cajun food at the Lake fo the Ozarks a try. We guarantee you'll be mighty glad you did! 


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Friday, May 31, 2019

Amazing Live Music This June at the Lake of the Ozarks

Memorial Day has come and gone. (It turned out to be a pretty awesome holiday weekend too!) The fun doesn't stop there though. We've got a season full of excitement waiting for you at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, beginning with the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks



This June, expect incredibly talented musicians to grace our stage every Tuesday night at 6:00 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm. Here's a closer look at exactly who will be entertaining you while you dine lakeside on the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks


June Live Music


Saturday, 6/1
Steven Hunt

Tuesday, 6/4 
Steven Moore

Friday, 6/7 
Steven Hunt

Saturday, 6/8 
Steven Hunt

Tuesday, 6/11 
Steven Moore

Friday, 6/14 
Travis Marvin

Saturday, 6/15 
Art Bentley

Tuesday, 6/18 
Dustin Clark

Friday, 6/19 
Art Bentley

Saturday, 6/22 
Grayson Wood

Tuesday, 6/25 
Noe Palma

Friday, 6/28 
Grayson Wood

Saturday, 6/29 
Art Bentley

And in July...
The fantastic music mentioned above at our lakeside restaurant and bar at the Lake of the Ozarks is plenty to get you through the month of June. In July, we'll have even more talented entertainers coming your way, but that's not all...

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, be sure to join us for our Annual Crawfish Boil Anniversary Party! If you've been before, you already know it's a deliciously exciting evening that should not be missed. For the rest of you, here's an idea about what you can expect on this memorable evening. 



For one-night-only, you can enjoy an amazing dinner of crawfish, crab legs, Andouille sausage, potatoes, and corn. Mmmmm boy! There will be some great drinks specials on hand for you too, plus we'll have the incredible Travis Marvin on stage to keep your toes tapping all night long. Keep an eye out for more details as this event gets closer, but mark your calendars now!

In the meantime, you can join us 7 days a week beginning at 11:00 am for the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks. We use rubs and spices direct from Louisiana in our cooking, and you can both see and taste the influence of their Creole cuisine in our delicious dishes. Our World Famous Crab Cakes are an extremely popular menu item, as well as our Gumbo, Crawfish-N-Shrimp Etouffee, Jambalaya, and so much more. 



We've also got some fantastic drinks to wash all of that delicious food down with too. The Cajun inspiration is evident in many of those as well, like our freshly muddled Mojitos, the Cajun Bloody Mary, and a long list of tasty Hurricanes. 



Come to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina for the fantastic food & drinks and stick around for the amazing live music and breathtaking lake view. You're going to love it here, so plan to come back often and hang around for a while when you do!   


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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Everything You Need for an Amazing Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks

A perfect Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks should include terrific meals, refreshing drinks, great live music, and quality time on the water. Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina has all that waiting for you and more! Take a look at all the reasons why you should spend your holiday here with us. 



The Food
The most authentic Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks comes out of our kitchen, right here smack dab in mid-Missouri. All of the Creole creations on our amazing menu feature rubs and spices direct from Louisiana. Our world famous Crab Cakes, savory Crawfish Etoufee, mouthwatering Gumbo, and giant Po Boy Sandwiches are just the beginning of a menu that is sure to satisfy. 


Even if you're not quite in the mood for Cajun cuisine, you'll still find all kinds of delicious choices waiting for you on our diverse menu. The smoked wings are the best at the Lake and our burgers are simply out of this world. We've even got an excellent kids menu that the little ones love.  


The Drinks
The talented bartenders at Shorty Pants Lounge make the most amazing hand-mixed cocktails. Some of the specialties that you will find coming out of our bar are freshly muddled Mojitos, Cajun Bloody Marys, and magnificent Margaritas. All of your favorite frozen drinks are here too; Pina Coladas, Strawberry Daiquiris, Rum Runners, and of course, the lake area favorite - Pain in the A**. In addition to those, we carry an excellent assortment of wines as well as the coldest beer in town. 



The Music
On both Friday and Saturday evening of Memorial Day Weekend, we've got the extremely talented Dustin Clark on stage. This Missouri singer/songwriter has been entertaining crowds for over a decade with his hometown brand of music which is inspired both by his own personal life and stories from our veterans. If you can manage to squeeze an extra day into your extended holiday weekend, we've also got the incredible Travis Marvin lined up to begin our Tuesday night series of concerts. 

Dustin Clark, Lake of the Ozarks, Live Music, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina

The Gas Dock & C-Store
If you'll be spending any time at all out on the water this holiday weekend, then a stop at our full-service gas dock at the Lake of the Ozarks is a must! We've got 87 Octane, 93 Octane and Diesel fuel for all your watercraft, plus a lot more than just gas! Shorty Pants Marina's C-store has snacks, drinks, ice, sunglasses, suntan lotion, and more. Everything you could possibly need for a fun day out on the water. You can even pick up a little Shorty Pants gear while you're here.

While you wait to get fueled up, chill out in one of the comfortable seats on the dock and grab some free coffee if you need a jolt of caffeine, free popsicles for the kids, and we've even got free treats for your four-legged passengers. If you are looking for a place to store your boat while you're in town, reserve one of our covered boat slips by calling 573-302-1004.



The View
Last, but certainly not least, is the view you get to enjoy from our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant & bar. It's great while you're eating, plus beautiful and relaxing enough to make you want to stick around for a while after you're done. There are plenty of tables lakeside, and you can also sit at the outside bar while getting a load of that awesome view.

If you prefer to eat indoors while you're here, you'll find even more seating in a New Orleans styled atmosphere. There's also another bar you can belly up to, and the indoor dining room at Shorty Pants Lounge is smoke-free. 




We Have Vacation Rentals Too! 
Right there we've already given you 5 fantastic reasons to spend Memorial Day Weekend at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina (even more if you count the menu items individually!) We've got an entire season of fun still ahead of us after the holiday, and when you stay in one of our two Lake of the Ozarks vacation house rentals, you're always close to all the action. There are still a couple of weekends available over the next few months, but those openings won't last long! 



We hope that you have a memorable Memorial Day Weekend that is happy, safe, and full of excitement. When you take the time to join us at our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you know it will be!  



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Thursday, May 16, 2019

An Exciting Season of Live Music Begins in May at Shorty Pants Lounge

The best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks is what keeps people coming back, again and again, to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina season after season. The fact that we also have some of the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks to entertain you while you dine with us makes the experience even better! Beginning with Memorial Day Weekend, we've got an incredible lineup of entertainers on hand to keep you thoroughly entertained. 




Friday, May 24 & 
Saturday, May 25
Dustin Clark


Tuesday, May 28

Travis Marvin

Friday, May 31
Grayson Wood

Saturday, June 1
Steven Hunt 


Dustin Clark
Dustin James Clark is a talented singer/songwriter from the Jefferson County, MO, area that has been playing both local and traveling shows for over a decade. He takes pride in the songs he has written, some of which reflect on the events surrounding a soldier being brought home and a hometown hero returning from war. Telling stories through song, much of his inspiration comes from his own personal life and stories from our veterans. Each and every show he performs is an entertaining and memorable experience. 



Travis Marvin
Independent country artist Travis Marvin has gathered quite the fan following with his rock-infused songs & a close connection with his fans. The awesome passion for country music is evident when you hear Travis perform and it's obvious that he truly enjoys entertaining a crowd. This Kansas City native has been rocking stages all over the midwest for nearly a decade, gaining an enthusiastic following wherever he goes. His shows are full of energy and amazing musical talent. 





Grayson Wood
Grayson Wood is a singer, songwriter, and recording artist that believes music is like family traditions and entertaining an audience is just as normal and easy as having a conversation with a friend. He creates a type of hybrid sound of classic Americana, cowboy songs, country, and southern rock. His musical career has spanned 4 decades, performing all across the country. Fans all over the world have fallen in love with his musical talent. 


Steven Hunt 
As a "1-man, 5-piece band," Steven puts on a very unique and exciting show. He plays acoustic, electric and bass guitars, drums, percussion, keyboard, harmonica, and more, combining the sounds together with a "Boss" Loop to give the illusion of a full band, yet he is the only one playing it all! (And it's all live! He uses no pre-recorded tracks.) He performs many songs that will be familiar to you from a variety of genres, but with a sound unlike anyone else.


May is only the beginning of the incredible live music that will be waiting for you at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant. Every weekend and on Tuesday nights, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina will have incredible entertainment and delicious Cajun food & drinks on hand especially for you. Mark your calendars now so you don't miss a moment of the fun! 


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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

National Salad Month is in Full Swing at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina

Last week's blog mentioned the fact that May is 3 different delicious months in 1 - BBQ Month, Burger Month, & Salad Month. You learned all about how to celebrate National Burger Month this May at the Lake of the Ozarks last week. (Click that link if you missed it!) Our sister restaurant, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse handles the BBQ (exquisitely, we might add,) so this week is all about Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina's amazing salads. 



The Savory Salads of Shorty Pants Lounge
Salads are the perfect dish to keep your meal light and healthy. The way we prepare them at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant & bar, they are hearty enough to satisfy any hunger too! Our main dish salads are full of fresh, filling ingredients that are sure to please even the heartiest of appetites. 

Summer Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach, apple slices, grapes, and heirloom tomatoes topped with grilled chicken and served with our house raspberry balsamic dressing.

Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with our own Caesar dressing, croutons, and parmesan cheese. You may also have us add either grilled chicken or blackened shrimp on top. 

Cobb Salad
The King of salads! A platter of fresh spinach and spring mix topped with smoked ham, smoked turkey, crumbled bacon, hard-boiled egg, avocado, tomatoes, red onion, and cheddar and Provel cheese. (If it's too much for you, order the half-portion!) 

Blackened Salad
Blackened strips of beef tenderloin or chicken with bacon, tomatoes, and bleu cheese crumbles over a bed of fresh greens served with our Cajun bleu cheese dressing. 

Ahi Tuna Salad
A 6-oz. sesame-encrusted Sashimi grade tuna filet cooked to your liking (try it blackened!) and served over a fresh spring mix with feta cheese, heirloom tomatoes, and our house remoulade dressing.  



If you're looking for a smaller portion of salad to enjoy alongside a plate of the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks, give one of these versions a try. 

Mini Caesar
A smaller version of the original with a crouton. You may also add grilled chicken or blackened shrimp. 

Side Garden Salad
Fresh greens garnished with heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, squash, shredded Provel cheese, all topped with a crouton. 



Many of our salads come with a dressing specially chosen to complement the ingredients, but you are welcome to choose from any of our salad dressing options. 

  • House Remoulade
  • House Raspberry Balsamic
  • Ranch
  • French
  • Fat-Free Ranch
  • Honey Mustard
  • Toasted Sesame Ginger
  • Cajun Bleu Cheese

National Salad Month is an excellent excuse to order any one of these fantastic salads, but when you come to our waterfront Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got a wide variety of menu items to choose from. No matter what your favorite foods are, you're bound to find something perfect to tame your taste buds and satisfy your hunger. 



We use authentic rubs and spices direct from Louisana in our cooking at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. This gives every single dish out of our kitchen an extra-special touch that will make you fall in love and leave you longing for more! Come on in soon and taste for yourself!


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Celebrate National Burger Month This May at the Lake of the Ozarks

The month of May is all about a couple of delicious sections of the menu at our waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks - it's both National Burger Month AND National Salad Month! (It's actually National BBQ Month as well, which you can celebrate at our sister restaurant, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach too!) 

To get you excited about celebrating at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina this month (and hungry for it) this week we're highlighting our specialty burgers and the fantastic side dishes you can enjoy with them. Next week we'll zone in on our savory salads. 



Signature Burgers at Shorty Pants Lounge
A big, hearty burger is a dish that always seems to hit the spot. If you're searching for the best burgers at the Lake of the Ozarks, then look no further than Shorty Pants Lounge! Sure, we're most widely known for our delicious Cajun cuisine, but our chefs know how to make an amazing burger too!

The most important part of any burger is the meat itself, and we prepare ours using the very best ground beef available. It all comes from Midwest beef supplies located in Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. 


Once you have the perfect burger, it becomes truly unique when you begin adding all sorts of toppings to it. You are welcome to come up with our own burger creation using the many toppings we have listed below, or you can choose one of the following scrumptious recipes from our menu. 


Jack Daniels Burger
A delicious combo of certified Angus beef and Jack's famous Tennessee whiskey served on Asiago Focaccia bread. 

Baja Burger
Our blackened classic burger topped off with pepper jack cheese and jalapenos. 

Bacon Cheddar Burger
Our hickory-smoked bacon and cheddar cheese get this burger poppin'! It's served with lettuce, tomato, and onion. 


The Bill Burger
Two certified Angus beef patties, cooked on the griddle, topped with American cheese and grilled onions. 

Black and Bleu Burger
Our blackened classic burger topped with bleu cheese crumbles. 

Salt Hollow Burger
Our certified Angus beef burger served your way. 


Burger toppings that can be added to your sandwiches include: 
  • Cheese
    • American
    • Swiss
    • Cheddar
    • Provolone
    • Pepper Jack
    • Feta
  • Sauteed Mushrooms
  • Sauteed Onions
  • Sauteed Green Peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Bacon
  • Bleu Cheese Crumbles

On the Side
All of our incredible burgers come with your choice of side dish. You may also upgrade to a signature side for a small additional charge. 

Sides
  • Natural Cut Fries (topped with herb salt)
  • Steamed White Rice
  • Honey-Cider Coleslaw
  • Cottage Cheese
Signature Sides
  • Fried Okra
  • Fruit Cup
  • Dirty Jambalaya
  • Red Beans & Rice
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Cajun Twice Baked Mashed Potato
  • Sweet Bourbon Carrots
  • Cheddar Jalapeno Grits
  • Corn Bread Muffin Basket
  • Baked Potato

Our signature burgers are mouthwatering, delicious, and the perfect dish to celebrate National Burger Month with, but they are only a small portion of the amazing dining options you will find at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. You'll definitely want to come back to taste the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks at some point this season. Of course, you'll need to make a trip in for National Salad Month this May too. (Get ready, because we'll be tempting you with our savory salads in next week's blog!)

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