Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Discover Delicious Cajun Inspiration On Our Lake of the Ozarks Menu

People from across the country, and sometimes from even further, come to mid-Missouri to enjoy everything that this amazing lake area has to offer. Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant offers you a bit of a vacation inside your vacation. Your body will be here in Osage Beach, but your taste buds will be transported to the French Quarter with flavors straight out of Louisiana and the classic dishes of New Orleans!  

We have a nice variety of non-Creole dishes on our menu too, but Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is famous for serving the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks. We incorporate classic staples of Cajun cooking, like rice, sausages, seafood, and vegetables, and combine them with authentic rubs and spices direct from Louisiana.

We're not just talking main dishes either. There are delicious Cajun creations throughout our entire menu just waiting to tempt your taste buds and satisfy your hunger in the most delicious ways possible. Here are a few examples of what you can expect to find coming out of the kitchen at Shorty Pants Lounge, but know that there's a LOT more to choose from on our full menu.


Crab Cakes
Two handmade shrimp and lump blue crab meat cakes rolled in seasoned bread crumbs and topped with shrimp in our seafood cream sauce. 

Cajun Fried Oysters
Lively seasoned, hand-breaded, Southern-fried oysters served with our house Bloody Mary cocktail sauce.

Creole Quesadilla
A bountiful blend of Andouille sausage, crawfish, and shrimp with pepper jack cheese, sauteed peppers, and onions. 

All of our amazing Po Boy sandwiches are served on French bread with our homemade Cajun mayo, lettuce, and tomato. (Except the sausage, see below.) 

Catfish Po Boy - Southern-fried catfish, or try it blackened!

Oyster Po BoyBig gulf oysters deep-fried golden.

Shrimp Po Boy - Hand-breaded Gulf shrimp.

Andouille Sausage Po Boy - Smoked Cajun sausage, and this time we replace the mayo with remoulade sauce.


Chicken New Orleans
A blackened chicken breast sauteed with a trio of bell peppers and our Cajun cream sauce served over rice. 

A Louisiana rice-based dish steamed in rich and subtle Cajun spices, Andouille sausage, chicken, and shrimp. 

Crawfish-N-Shrimp Etouffee
Crawfish & shrimp smothered in a rich creamy etouffee sauce with Creole vegetables served with rice. 

New Orleans Medley
A plateful of our signature entrees; creamy Crawfish Etouffee, rich Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, and a half-link of Andouille sausage. 


Dirty Jambalaya
Our famous jambalaya topped with red beans.

Red Beans and Rice
Slow-cooked with Andouille sausage, Tasso, and vegetables served over white rice. 

Cajun Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes
Minced jalapeno, bacon, Andouille sausage, and Cheddar cheese, broiled to perfection. 

Try this French Quarter favorite, Louisiana's doughnut. Perfectly deep-fried pastry tossed in powdered sugar and served with our house-made sweet raspberry sauce. 


You've gotta have something to wash all of that delicious Cajun food down with, and the Louisiana influence spills over to our bar area too. We've mastered the classic Hurricane, and our Cajun Bloody Mary is the best Bloody Mary in town! We've also got an incredible, freshly muddled Mojito on the menu, in addition to plenty of ice-cold beers and an incredible selection of wines. 

Hungry Yet? 
While you are in the lake area, come on by our Lake of the Ozarks Cajun restaurant and give one of these mouthwatering creations a try. We offer the beauty of the lake with the taste of New Orleans. You can reach Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina by water at the 21 MM or by land when you take Hwy 54 to KK, turn right on 3 Seasons Rd, and then follow the signs. We're easy to get to, and most definitely worth the trip! 

The Lake's #1 Creole Cuisine Restaurantwhere you can expect a luxury, laid-back experience at Lake of the Ozarks!!

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