That's not a big surprise, because we do our very best to recreate the amazing flavors and recipes you would find on a trip to New Orleans. Authentic rubs and spices direct from Louisiana are even used in our cooking. You'll find lots and lots of great menu items to try when you visit our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant & bar, and here's a peek at 10 of our most popular items to get you started.
Crab Cake Pasta
This dish has 2 delicious handmade shrimp and lump Blue crab cakes placed on a bed of fresh fettuccine. All of that is smothered in a spectacular seafood cream sauce.
Big Easy Shrimp
Large Gulf shrimp are sauteed in butter, white wine, and garlic with lemon, rosemary, and our special Cajun seasonings. This tasty creation is available in both an appetizer and a dinner serving.
Large shrimp are sauteed along with Andouille sausage, smoked bacon, onions, and mushrooms and then served over a bed of our homemade Cheddar Cheese and Jalapeno Grits. Mmmm boy!
Two favorite Cajun ingredients, crawfish and shrimp, are smothered in a rich, creamy etouffee sauce. This dish also contains savory Creole vegetables and is served with rice.
This takes our crawfish etouffee to a whole new level by pouring it over a fried or blackened catfish filet and a bed of rice.
Start your meal with this creative appetizer. We take a bountiful blend of Andouille sausage, crawfish, and shrimp, then add to it pepper jack cheese and sauteed peppers and onions inside a grilled tortilla.
Po Boy Sandwiches
You can't have a proper Cajun menu without a few Po Boys on it, and we have 4 of them! Choose either big, deep-fried Gulf oysters, hand-breaded Gulf shrimp, or fried or blackened catfish paired with our own homemade Cajun mayo, lettuce, and tomato on French bread. Last, but certainly not least, you can also choose smoked Cajun sausage with our homemade remoulade sauce, shredded lettuce, and tomato.
Great big Cajun flavor, all wrapped up into one neat hand-held package! We take a sun-dried tomato tortilla and fill it to the brim with Andouille sausage, Big Easy Shrimp, and red-beans and rice to make this full-bodied wrap.
New Orleans Medley
With this amazing menu item, we offer a plateful of 4 of our signature entrees! You get that creamy Crawfish Etouffee, rich Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, and a half link of our Andouille sausage. The many tastes of New Orleans summed up on one plate!
This French Quarter favorite is the perfect way to end your meal, but if you'd prefer to begin your meal with it, go for it! (We include this tasty treat on our appetizer menu too!) Also known as Louisiana's doughnut, this perfectly deep-fried pastry is tossed in powdered sugar and served with our house-made sweet raspberry sauce.
That's only the beginning! As we mentioned earlier, we've got a diverse menu filled with all types of different dishes for you to enjoy at our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Many are Cajun-inspired, but you'll also find quite a few delicious dishes that aren't. There's something scrumptious for everyone at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. Grab the gang and come in to taste it for yourself!
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