Thursday, March 30, 2017

Stay With Us For Fun April Events At The Lake of the Ozarks

The weather gets better and better every week, and the lake area is beginning to bloom everywhere that you look. Spring is a marvelous season to experience around here, and we've got the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks for you to stay in during your vacation. 

LOMDA In-Water Boat Show at Dog Days Bar & Grill (photo credit -

Our rental houses are conveniently located right next door to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, and all of the fun activities and events going on around town are only a short distance away. Here are a few of the things happening in April that you may want to take a trip to the lake for. 

Cocktails & Caddies Ladies Golf Tournament
Gather your girlfriends and head to the lake for a ladies weekend getaway! The golf tournament takes place on Friday, April 14 at The Ridge at the Lodge of Four Seasons. Teams of 3 women bid to win a 4th male teammate. The guys are good golfers, but the "package" they have for your team may sway who you bid on. This day of golf is full of fun and laughs, and then you've got the rest of the weekend to enjoy everything else the lake has to offer. 

Easter Weekend
Easter falls on April 16 this year, and it's an excellent weekend to spend at the Lake. Our vacation houses will make your family feel like they're at home, but with the added excitement of being on vacation. The Osage Beach City Park is holding the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 from 11 am - 2 pm. The whole family can enjoy face painters, balloon artists, bounce houses, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. 

67th Annual Dogwood Festival
The lake area is covered in beautifully blooming Dogwood trees this time of year, and this festival in Camdenton April 20-22 celebrates that. There are parades, pageants, crafts, food, entertainment, and so much more. Camdenton is only a short 15 minute drive away from Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina.  

LOMDA Spring In-Water Boat Show
Our sister restaurant, Dog Days Bar & Grill, will once again host this incredible in-water boat show April 21-23. The docks will be filled with the newest watercraft for the season for you to see up close and personal, and there will be vendor booths that show off even more. Tickets are $6 for adults, and kids 12 and under get in free. You can find out more at the link above, or simply text BOATS to 22828 for updates.    

Spring Big Bass Bash
If a fishing weekend sounds like fun, then you don't want to miss the Spring Big Bass Bash April 22-23. This particular tournament is for amateurs only, and it pays out big bucks. The biggest bass caught that weekend pays $70,000, and a total of over $210,000 will be given out overall. Boats will launch out of Pa He Tsi Public Beach #2 at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Osage Beach.  

33rd Annual Clown Golf Classic
Here's another chance for a great golfing weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks. (Every weekend is a good one for that, but this involves a charity tournament.) April 29-30 at Osage National Golf Resort in Lake Ozark, the lake's largest and longest running golf tournament is taking place. Money raised goes to the Dream Factory, and an incredible weekend is had by all. 

Be Our Guest
If you don't already live at the lake, you're going to need a place to stay while you're here. Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina can take care of that! You don't want to stay in a cramped hotel room when we have two beautiful vacation rental houses waiting for you to enjoy them. Imagine spending a few days in one of these: 

The Glass House
This vacation rental features 1,500 square feet of living space, lakefront access, and breathtaking panoramic lake views. It sleeps up to 8 guests comfortably with 2 queen size beds, 1 full bed, and a sleeper sofa in the living room. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a 44-foot deck.

The Red House
This house offers a more space at 3,400 square feet. It has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, lakefront access, a full kitchen, 2 incredible decks, and the same breathtaking panoramic lake view. 

Now that you know about all of the fun going on at the lake in April, and you also know that you can enjoy a home away from home setting in the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, all you need to do is pick a date. After that, simply visit to check availability and book online. You're gonna love it here, and we can't wait to see you! 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Mouthwatering Prime Rib Burger Creations at Shorty Pants Lounge

Whether you're having lunch, dinner, or a midday snack, there's just something about a burger that always sounds delicious! If you're in search of the best burgers at the Lake of the Ozarks, then look no further than our Prime Rib Burger Menu. We're famous for our magnificent Cajun dishes, but Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina knows how to grill up an unbelievable burger too. 

The definition of a burger is "a sandwich consisting of one or more cooked patties of ground meat, usually beef, placed inside a sliced bread roll or bun." BORING! That does technically describe what we serve at the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, but in a very dull way. 

The fact that we use only the very best ground beef available for our patties, plus top them with the tastiest toppings imaginable, you end up with a meal that's a million times better than the typical burger! Check these out: 

Prime Rib Burgers

Salt Hollow Burger
Our prime rib beef burger, served your way! Have it as is, or add some of our delicious burger toppings for a small additional charge. 

The Bill Burger
Two prime rib 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. 

Baja Burger
Get ready for a little heat! Our blackened classic burger, topped off with Pepper Jack cheese and jalapenos.  

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

Jack Daniels Burger
A delicious combo of prime rib beef and Jack's famous Tennessee Whiskey. We serve it on Asiago Focaccia bread. 

The Big Daddy Burger
This is the burger for all you working men! Two 8-ounce prime rib beef patties topped with American cheese. 

Additional Burger Toppings: Cheese (American, Swiss, Cheddar, Provolone, Pepper Jack, Feta, or Bleu Cheese Crumbles,) Sauteed Mushrooms, Sauteed Onions, Jalapenos, Sauteed Green Peppers, and Bacon.

Savory Side Dishes
As if our great big burgers weren't enough to tame your appetite, they are all served with one of our incredible side dishes. If you want to up your taste game even more, you can pick from our Signature Side Dishes for a small additional charge. 

  • Sides
    • Steamed White Rice
    • Fired Okra
    • Honey-Cider Coleslaw
    • Natural Cut Curly Fries
    • Fruit Cup
  • Signature Sides
    • Dirty Jambalaya
    • Red Beans & Rice
    • Vegetable Medley
    • Sweet Potato Fries
    • Sweet Bourbon Carrots
    • Cheddar jalapeno Grits
    • Baked Potato
    • Corn Bread Basket

How do you like your burger? 
It's hard for us to pick a favorite burger from our Lake of the Ozarks family friendly restaurant menu, but we're willing to bet that you're eyeing one of those delicious variations above already! Don't worry, we've got a long season ahead of us, so you'll have plenty of chances to try each and every one of them, plus many more dishes fresh out of the Shorty Pants Lounge kitchen. 

Add on a scrumptious starter, refreshing drink, and delicious dessert to that order, and there's a good possibility that you'll be needing a doggy bag to take home. Good news, because Shorty Pants Lounge food still tastes fantastic as leftovers! It's like two amazing meals for the price of one! 

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Family Fun is Waiting at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina

The third Thursday of every March has been designated as "Absolutely Incredible Kids Day." Since most kids are on Spring Break this week, bringing them to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is an excellent way to celebrate and reward them for being awesome. The fact that our family friendly restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is located in the middle of a wonderful family vacation destination, today's blog is all about how much fun your entire clan will have here with us.

Comfort, No Matter What The Weather
Even if the weather outside at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant isn't quite summer-like enough to enjoy when you visit, we've still got plenty of comfortable seating indoors. If there's only a slight chill or a few sprinkles, your family can sit under the covered porch next to the cozy fireplace. The best case scenario is that it's sunny and gorgeous while you are here and you can all sit lakeside on our large outdoor deck to enjoy lunch or dinner. 

Incredible Kids Menu
Lots of youngsters love the Cajun flavors we feature on our menu, but if they're not quite ready for that, we've got an incredible kids' menu for your absolutely incredible kid. When they choose to order one of the following meals, it will be served with a kid-sized soda, tea, milk, or juice, plus one of our delicious side dishes. 

  • Shorty Burger - a quarter pounder, with or without cheese
  • Shorty Pasta - served with red sauce or Alfredo sauce
  • Chicken Tenders - fresh chicken tenders, hand-breaded and fried to a golden brown
  • Grilled Cheese - white & yellow American cheeses melted together on white bread
  • Shorty Mini Corn Dogs

Fully Stocked Marina, Gas Dock, and C-store
A short walk down the dock off of Shorty Pants Lounge is Shorty Pants Marina. If you have a chance to get out on the lake while you are here, our C-store has everything you'll need for a fun day on the water. You can get fuel for your boat, as well as fuel (aka: snacks, drinks, ice, etc...) for your crew. 

You'll also find sunglasses, hats, toiletries and supplies, and much more. There are picnic tables and rocking chairs out front for relaxing, and we've got free Popsicles for the kiddos, free coffee for Mom & Dad, and free treats for your four-legged family members.

If you need a place to store your boat while you're here, our marina has covered dock slips for rent. Marina residents also have access to:
  • Showers
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Free WiFi & Electric
  • Free Ice
  • Gas Discounts
  • Gated Parking
  • The Cleanest Restrooms at the Lake!

A Homey Place To Stay
In case you haven't heard, we now also offer the best vacation rentals houses at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are joining us from out of town, your entire family can stay in either the Red House or the Glass House. These vacation rentals have all the comforts of home, and they are located right next to the restaurant and share the same amazing lake view.   

Spending the weekend with us here at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant is the perfect finale to an awesome Spring Break for you and the kids. Don't worry if you can't make it here right now, because Shorty Pants Lounge is open seven days a week at 11 am for lunch and dinner, and the 2017 season has only just begun. We're here for the next few months, and we can't wait for you to join us! 

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Shorty Pants Lounge Is Back & So Are Your Favorite Cajun Flavors!

Winter wasn't very harsh for the area this year, but having to make your way through it without the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks made it a long one! Well, the wait is over, and Shorty Pants Lounge is back once again with all of your favorite Cajun flavors. We open daily at 11 am, and the following menu items are just a small sampling of what we've got waiting for you at the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks

-Savory Starters-

  • 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. It's served with sides of salsa and sour cream.

  • Crab Cakes
    Two handmade shrimp and lump blue crab meat cakes rolled in seasoned bread crumbs, topped with shrimp and served in our famous seafood cream sauce.
  • Creole Quesadilla
    Andouille sausage, crawfish, and shrimp are the staples in this delicious dish. They join pepper-jack cheese, sauteed peppers, and onions  to create an unbelievable taste. 

-Awesome Sandwiches, Wraps, & Salads-

  • Catfish BLT
    Now you're in the South! A hand breaded catfish filet served with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and our Cajun mayo on a toasted French roll. For a spicy treat, try it blackened!

  • Po Boys
    We have 3 unbelievable varieties of this classic New Orleans sandwich for you to choose from: Catfish, Oyster, or Shrimp. Each one is served with lettuce, tomato, and our homemade Cajun mayo.

  • Shrimp BLT Wrap
    Seasoned grilled shrimp, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and Cajun mayo all rolled into a sun-dried tomato wrap.
  • Asian Shrimp Salad
    Fresh greens and crispy cabbage with blackened shrimp, served with a medley of tomatoes, carrots, red peppers, baby corn, slivered almonds, Craisins, and rice noodles. Wow, this salad's loaded with flavor! To top it all off, we serve it with a toasted sesame ginger dressing. 

-Prime Rib Burgers-

  • Jack Daniels Burger
    A delicious combo of prime rib beef and Jack's famous Tennessee Whiskey served on Asiago Focaccia bread.

  • The Big Daddy Burger
    This the the burger for all you working men! Two 8-oz prime rib beef patties topped with American cheese. 

-Exquisite Entrees-

  • Black Jack Filet
    Our blackened 7-oz filet topped with house made Jack Daniels steak sauce, bacon, mushrooms, and sauteed onions.
  • Big Easy Shrimp
    Made with the King of Beers, Budweiser, these large Gulf shrimp are also sauteed in a zesty lemon, rosemary, and butter sauce.
  • Surf & Turf
    Our famous center cut filet paired with one of our world famous crab cakes and seafood cream sauce.

-Bourbon Street Eats-

  • Shrimp 'n' Grits
    Large shrimp sauteed with Andouille sausage, hickory smoked bacon, onions, and mushrooms served over our homemade cheddar cheese and jalapeno grits.
  • Voodoo Chicken
    A spicy marinara blackened chicken breast placed over a bed of sauteed onions, peppers, and rice.
  • Crawfish 'n 'Shrimp Etouffee
    Crawfish & shrimp smothered in a rich creamy etouffee sauce with creole vegetables and served with  rice. 

Kid Cuisine & Sweet Treats
Our family friendly restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has plenty of tasty treats for kids that aren't quite ready for the bold flavors of New Orleans quite yet. They can choose from burgers, pasta, chicken tenders, mini corn dogs, and grilled cheese. If they finish all of that, we've got some delicious desserts loved by people of all ages: Bananas Foster, Chocolate Bayou Cobbler, and Biegnets

Refreshing Drinks
Your meal can only be improved if you order it along with one of the incredible cocktails that Shorty Pants Lounge is well-known for. We have two full bars, one inside and one out, that turn out the best drinks you've ever tasted, including our  Cajun Bloody Mary, muddled Mojitos, and incredible Margaritas.  

Is your mouth watering yet? 
We've nearly got one week of the 2017 season under our belts already, and we saw quite a few of you opening weekend at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. Thanks so much for coming out!

As for the rest of you, what are you waiting for? We've got a long season ahead of us, but there's no reason to delay satisfying those Cajun cravings that have been building all winter any longer. Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant is once again open 7 days a week and 11 am, ready and anxious to serve you that amazing food you've been missing! 

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