Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Reviews Are In & We've Got the Best Vacation Rentals in Town!

Our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental houses were brand new for us this past summer, and they seem to have been a hit! Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina has two amazing rental houses that are available all year long. 

Our inaugural season made many visitors to the lake very happy. We have gathered a few of the reviews that were left for us this year. After reading about the experiences these people had, we bet you'll want to vacation with us and make a few memories of your own!  


If you truly want to take your time and experience all that the lake area has to offer, making yourself at home in one of our two rental houses is the way to go. The Red House offers 3,400 square feet of living space and can comfortably sleep up to 13 guests. Both rental homes have lakefront access and panoramic lake views.   

Awesome House
"This house was perfect for our large group, with lots of room to spread out and lots of large tables, inside and out. There are 2 refrigerators and dish washers and plenty of living space. The house is newly remodeled and had everything we needed. The staff at Shorty Pants Marina and at the bar and restaurant were all wonderful and very helpful. The walk from the dock to the house is short, and even better, has a bar in between. Loved this place and we will be back." ~Diane G.

Exactly what we were looking for, great experience!!
"We rented the house for a bachelor party weekend and this setup was perfect for us! It's a non-traditional bach pad set-up, although I don't see why it couldn't be used for a more family oriented trip - it was very clean and nice. We had 11 people, and could have slept several more comfortably. The house is a stone's throw from Shorty Pants Lounge, which I think is under the same ownership. This restaurant / bar was fun to hang out at and had live music. The owners / management team were responsive and accommodating. The grill's propane tank ran out, and within 20 minutes they had gone out to get and delivered a replacement. The house has a spacious upper deck with good patio furniture, as well as a great lower screened in patio with a long table - both were perfect for hanging out and playing games! Highly recommend this as a great getaway spot!

~Tucker W.

Great location next to food and marina.
"The house was perfect four our needs. 4 bedrooms and 4 baths was great for our large group. Everything in the place is brand new so there were no problems. If we had any questions Ashley was just a phone call away. The proximity to food/bar and the marina were great. The two patios gave us plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the weather. Loved that the second patio was screened in. We had a great experience renting from Shorty Pants, and we would definitely do it again!

~Tim G.

Amazing House
"It was obvious that the house has been redone and it looks perfect! Great location right by the lake. I would definitely stay here again." 

~Austin B.


If the Red House is a little larger than you need, our other house is just as comfortable and inviting. This Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental house boasts 1,500 square feet of living space and sleeps up to 8 guests.  

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.

Awesome place!
"Great experience! Perfect location and had everything we needed!

~Steve L.

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.

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina vacation rental houses, Lake of the Ozarks, Glass House 1

If you are planning a vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks, one of our rental houses would be an excellent way to add comfort and value to the overall experience. You can access both of these properties through our Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina website, and while you are there, take a look at everything that the bar, restaurant, and marina have to offer. 

Those will be open through November, weather permitting, but our rental houses are available all year long. The perfect place to stay for that Christmas shopping trip, bachelor party, girls' weekend, family reunion, or simply getting away for a few days. We would love for you to stay with us while you are in town. 

Shorty Pants Lounge, the Lake's #1 Creole Cuisine Restaurant where you can expect a luxury, laid back experience at Lake of the Ozarks!!

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Don't Miss the 17th Annual Bogeys & Beer Golf Tournament

There's only 1 more week until the most fun golf tournament of the year! Is your team signed up yet? The 17th Annual Bogeys & Beer Golf Tournament will be in "full swing" next Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Your favorite Cajun waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is going to be there, and you should be too. 

Great Time For a Great Cause
Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, along with our sister restaurants Dog Days Bar & Grill and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, are very proud to be a part of this amazing golf tournament every year. Everyone involved gets to have an incredible day playing an awesome game and goofing off with their buddies, all the while raising money for many worthy causes around the lake area: Lamb's House, Kid's Harbor, Kiwanis Club, L.A.N.I., and CADV. 

Sign Up Your Team
The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach will be the sight for this tournament. Registration begins at 10 am with a shotgun start at 11 am. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top golfers, and there will also be 18 hole proxies. A box lunch will be provided to all players by Mexicali Blues. Download a registration form from our website and drop it by Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. There are 3 team levels, as well as a sponsorship-only option. 

PAR - $100

  • Hole sponsor sign
  • Dinner

TEAM - $340

  • 4 players in tournament
  • Box lunch/ dinner

BIRDIE - $415

  • 4 players in tournament
  • Hole sponsor sign
  • Listing in 2016 brochure
  • Box lunch/ dinner

EAGLE - $1,000

  • 4 players in tournament
  • Mention in all radio ads
  • Hole sponsor sign
  • Banner on putting green or driving range
  • Listing in 2016 brochure
  • Recognition/ Banner at silent auction & awards
  • Box lunch/ dinner

More Fun After Golf
The fun doesn't stop once the tournament is over! After golf, we'll all head on over to Dog Days Bar & Grill for dinner. There will be many items up for bid by both live and silent auction. You get to have fun all day, eat a couple of delicious meals, take home some wonderful items, and raise money for many local organizations. Why in the world would you miss this event? 

Get that registration in soon, and get in a practice round this weekend. Once you're done, head on over to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina and we'll practice for that after-party too! It's just one more event proving that the fun never stops here at the Lake of the Ozarks. 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Join Us For the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 2016

The lake area is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery you will find across the nation, which makes this the perfect place for motorcycle enthusiasts to visit. You can enjoy a beautiful and relaxing ride no matter which direction you venture out in. One gorgeous ride is out to our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant, and once you're here, you can take a break and enjoy our spectacular lake view. 

The 10th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest will be taking place Thursday-Sunday, September 15-18, 2016. In addition to the scenic rides, you will also experience vendor villages, amazing live music, awesome displays, cool contests, bike nights, and so much more. One highlight in particular of this annual event is the Passport Ride, and Shorty Pants Lounge is one of the 24 stops.

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The 2016 Passport Ride
The biggest reason to purchase a passport for Bikefest is the fact that it encourages you to travel far and wide and really experience many different areas around the lake. Another pretty good reason to join the fun is the fact that you can win your very own 2015 Harley-Davidson Street Bob Breakout Motorcycle! 

It's simple to enter. Pick up your passport for a $20 donation at any of the stops along the way, and every time you visit another stop, get them to stamp it for you. Completed passports need to be turned in to the Official Passport Booth at Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson no later than 2 pm on Sunday, September 18. While you are there, they will have some amazing live music all weekend long on their outdoor stage set up especially for this event. You may turn your passports in during the following times:

Thursday, 9/15: Noon - 6 pm
Friday, 9/16: 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday, 9/17: 8 am - 8 pm
Sunday, 9/18: 8 am - 2 pm

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You can find a detailed list of rules at, along with event details, sponsors, specials, lodging information, and hours and contact information for all of the passport stops. This year's stops include:

  • Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina
  • Dog Days Bar & Grill
  • Wobbly Boots Roadhouse
  • Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson
  • Harmy's Cheese Store & More
  • Redhead Lakeside Grill
  • Ozark Distillery
  • Surdyke Yamaha
  • Tirebiter's Peanut Pub
  • Yacht Club Powersports
  • Osage Beach 1st Assembly of God
  • Backwater Jack's
  • Shady Gators
  • Camden on the Lake/ H. Toad's
  • J.J. Twig's Pizza & BBQ
  • The Leather Man
  • Tuckers Shuckers Oyster & Tap
  • Lucky's Bar & Grill
  • Paradise Tropical Restaurant
  • Picklehead's Roadhouse Event Center
  • American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624
  • Franky & Louie's
  • Cannon Smoked Saloon
  • Captain Ron's Bar & Grill

Plan a Pit Stop at Shorty Pants 
Whether you are looking for a relaxing outdoor spot by the water or a comfortable, indoor, air-conditioned dining room, Shorty Pants Lounge is a great place to enjoy either one. We've even got an outdoor fireplace if the nights get a bit chilly. 

Our fully stocked bar creates the best hand-mixed cocktails at the lake, and we've got an excellent selection of beer and wine too. You can still get the best Cajun food outside of Louisiana off of our menu, and this year we've also added gourmet tacos filled with your choice of Shrimp & Grits, Pork, Chicken, or Mahi, plus yummy cheese & sausage appetizer plates that are perfect for a quick bite.

Shorty Pants Marina & C-Store has lots of things you may need while you are out for a long ride at the lake. You can pick up snacks for the road, alcohol for later, sunglasses, hats, cigarettes, and more, plus some great souvenirs from the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.   

Drive Safely & Have An Awesome Time
Have an amazing time at the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest this week, and be sure to come back throughout the fall and experience this amazing season. Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina will be here to enjoy it right along with you.         

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Celebrate National Chicken Month with Shorty Pants Lounge

Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? Now that you do, we bet you're craving some tasty chicken! Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant has a large variety of delicious dishes on our menu featuring chicken. In fact, we've got one section specifically for that yummy bird. 

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Lake of the Ozarks, waterfront restaurant

Not Your Average Chicken!
Shorty Pants Lounge is well-known for our amazing Cajun flavor, and chicken is featured in many of our recipes. The Jambalaya, for one, uses it as a key ingredient, and it can also be grilled, fried, or blackened and added to our incredible salads. Here are a few of our more popular chicken dishes to get your mouth watering.  

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

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

Smoked Wings
Our house-smoked wings are served original, extra hot, garlic Parmesan, or barbecue. 

Sausage & Chicken Gumbo
A hearty helping of our classic gumbo served with rice. 

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. We serve it along with sides of our salsa and sour cream.

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Lake of the Ozarks, waterfront restaurant

Our "Bird in the Hand" Menu
This section of sandwiches is totally devoted to chicken, but in ways that will tickle your taste buds! Each of these delicious options is also served alongside one of our amazing side dishes. 

Jack Daniels Glazed Chicken
You'll love this marinated and grilled Tennessee Whiskey glazed chicken. We serve it on Asiago Focaccia bread with lettuce, tomato, and onion. 

Fried Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Hand-breaded chicken strips are tossed in our original wing sauce and served on a toasted hoagie with lettuce and tomato. 

Grilled Chicken Breast
Shorty's large grilled chicken breast garnished with lettuce, tomato, and onion, 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 Asiago Focaccia bread. 

Blackened Creole Chicken
Blackened chicken with sauteed peppers and onions, topped with Pepper Jack cheese and served on a toasted Kaiser bun.

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Lake of the Ozarks, waterfront restaurant

Let National Chicken Month be an excuse for you to come in a try a few of our menu items that you've never tasted before. Your favorite waterfront bar and restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is open seven days a week at 11 am, ready to serve you delicious lunches, amazing dinners, and everything in between. We expect to see you soon at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, hungry and ready to eat!

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