Thursday, September 27, 2018

Save Room for Dessert!

We realize that it's incredibly difficult to save room for dessert when you're faced with a menu full of the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks, but believe us when we say it is definitely worth the effort! Do whatever you need to do when you come to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, either come in specifically for something sweet or eat dessert before your meal, but please give one (or all) of these fantastic treats a try! 

There's a good chance that you actually have started a meal at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant with this amazing dish. It's so good, we listed it on the menu twice, under both desserts AND appetizers! Also known as "Louisiana's doughnut," it's a favorite in the French Quarter and, thanks to our talented chefs, it's a favorite in mid-Missouri too! 

A beignet is a perfectly deep-fried pastry tossed in powdered sugar. We serve our version with a side of house-made sweet raspberry sauce to make them even more irresistible. No one will judge you around here if you decide to both begin and end your meal with a plate full of fantastic beignets. As a matter of fact, everyone will be impressed... and jealous!    

Bananas Foster
Great care goes into making this taste-tempting dessert both look and taste phenomenal! First, we cut up fresh bananas into thick slices. Those are sauteed in our Cruzan Black Strap Rum sauce until the two meld together irresistibly. Once ready, it's all topped with cold vanilla bean ice cream and presented to you for enjoyment.

Chocolate Bayou Cobbler
Unfortunately, we don't have a photo on file for this terrific dessert to tempt your sweet tooth. (It's so good, people keep digging into it before we can snap a picture!) Still, we couldn't leave out a delicious description of our Chocolate Bayou Cobbler. 

This decadent Hershey's chocolate experience is baked with a scrumptious, golden crust on top. Before bringing it out to you, we add rich vanilla bean ice cream and creamy whipped cream. This is a must try, so share it with a friend if you think you're too full!

Drink Dessert
Some guests prefer to order something sweet at the end of their meal from the bar rather than from the kitchen. This too is a wise choice, because we have all sorts of amazing mixed cocktails available, from our long list of Hurricanes to those fantastic frozen drinks like our Rum Runner, Pina Colada, or the Pain in the A**. The kids can even enjoy a drinkable dessert with a Frozen Jolly Rancher Slushy!     

We won't think any less of you if you eat so much for your meal that there's no room left for dessert, but we do highly suggest that you try really hard to save some room. The delicious desserts at Shorty Pants Lounge are every bit as enticing as our main dishes. You're going to love them! 

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sign Up for the 19th Annual Bogeys & Beer Benefit Golf Tournament NOW!

It's almost time for the most fun golf tournament at the Lake of the Ozarks - The 19th Annual Bogeys & Beer Benefit Golf Tournament - and the time to sign up is right now! Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is always proud to be a part of this fantastic event, and our blog has all the details so that you can join us too. 

The Tournament
This wonderful annual golf tournament is not only a perfect excuse to get outside and have some fun in the middle of the week, but it also raises money for some incredible local organizations. These include Lamb House, Kid's Harbor, and CADV

The tournament itself will take place on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. Download a registration flier to get your group registered early. The completed form can be dropped off at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach with a check made payable to "Bogeys & Beer," or you can mail it to:

Wobbly Boots
4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

On tournament day, registration will begin at 10:00 am with an 11:00 am shotgun start. There will be all kinds of prizes up for grabs. Mexicali Blues is providing a delicious box lunch for everyone playing that day. After the tournament, we'll all head to Dog Days Bar & Grill, where they'll provide a terrific dinner and all of the awards will be passed out. There will also be lots of great silent and live auction items on display, and entertainment is being provided by the always entertaining Dale Blue.   

The Teams
There are 3 options for anyone wanting to sign their team up for the golf tournament, or if you or your business would like to sponsor a hole but aren't interested in playing, we've got an option for you too! 

PAR - $100
-Hole sponsor sign

TEAM - $340
-4 players in the tournament
-Box lunch/Dinner 

BIRDIE - $415
-4 players in the tournament
-Hole sponsor sign
-Listing in our 2018 brochure
-Box lunch/Dinner 

EAGLE - $1,000
-4 players in the tournament
-Mention in all radio ads
-Hole sponsor sign
-Banner on putting green or driving range
-Listing in our 2018 brochure
-Recognition/Banner at the silent auction & awards
-Box lunch/Dinner 

Sign Up NOW!
What are you waiting for? This crazy tournament is always a blast, and since you'll be helping to raise money for some incredible local organizations, it's totally worth taking off a day from work! If you've attended before, then you know exactly what we're talking about. If you haven't, well, you're in for a happy surprise when you join Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina on the course this year! 

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

You Need a Fall Vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks

The fun at the lake doesn't end with Labor Day. On the contrary, there is still plenty of time to enjoy a lot of "summer" activities before the weather gets cold plus lots of fun fall events to attend. If you need a place to stay while you're in town, that's where Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina can come in handy! 

We have not just 1, but 2 of the best vacation house rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks sitting right next door, and we'd love to have you stay with us. First, we'll tell you a little about our spacious waterfront vacation rentals, followed by some of the irresistible fall events happening close by. 

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The Best Vacation Rentals
The Glass House offers 1500 square feet of living space and can easily house up to 8 guests. The Red House boasts 3,400 square feet of living space and can sleep up to 16. Both offer plenty of room to bring the whole family along or a large group of friends for a relaxing fall stay at the lake. 

Both houses have an amazing lake view with large decks to sit on and admire it from. They contain all the comforts of home you'll need during your stay and are only a short walk away from Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina.  

Annual Fall Events
Tales of the breathtaking scenery surrounding the lake area should be enough to convince you to travel this way during the fall. In case you need a bit more incentive than that, here is a look at some of the upcoming fall events at the Lake of the Ozarks. 

Lake of the Ozarks Air Show- Sept. 22
Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport
A day filled with exciting acts both on the ground and in the air. At one point, hundreds of pin pong balls will be released from an airplane and children are invited to race onto the field and grab them for prizes! An entertaining day for the entire family. A rain date is set for Sept. 23. 

Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin - Sept. 22
Ozarks Amphitheater
While you're already in Camdenton for the Air Show, you might as well stay for this amazing concert in this wonderful outdoor concert venue. The Ozarks Amphitheater was recently voted #5 of the best live music venues in Missouri, and this excellent tribute band will be helping everyone to celebrate Led Zeppelin's 59th anniversary.  

19th Annual Bogeys & Beer Golf Tournament - Oct. 3
The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort
We are proud every year to be a part of this annual golf tournament where all of the proceeds benefit many local organizations. It consists of a shotgun start, cash prizes and 18-hole proxies, silent & live auctions, and both lunch and an awards dinner provided.  

Fall Big Bass Bash - Oct. 6-7
This annual fishing tournament is for amateurs only and there is over $250,000 up for grabs in prizes! Be sure to stock up on everything you'll need for a day out on the lake at Shorty Pants Marina before heading out to win the big money. 

33rd Annual Fall Harbor Hop - Oct. 13
Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina will once again be one of the many stops for this popular poker run on the water. (Which makes it extremely convenient to stay here in one of our rental houses!) A $20 donation allows you to collect your 7 cards from any of the waterfront stops on the list and prizes are given out when it's over. 

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Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches
If you're the type of person that loves celebrating autumn by attending all types of local festivals and farms, then the Lake of the Ozarks is definitely the place for you! No matter which weekend you decide to come down, there's bound to be one going on nearby. 

Fall Open House Wine Trail - Sept. 22
Businesses West of the Grand Glaize Bridge
A city-wide open house along the Osage Beach Parkway west of the Grand Glaize Bridge. (Our side of town!) There will be great specials offered, treats, wine tasting of wines from around the region, tons of shops to browse, and more. 

Pumkin Chunkin' Palooza - Sept. 29
Ozarks Amphitheater
A family-friendly fall festival to celebrate the season that donates proceeds from the admission to benefit local area organizations. The main attraction is the giant trebuchet launching pumpkins high into the air throughout the day. There will also be face painting, bounce houses, pumpkin decorating, local artisans, live music, and much more.   

Thunder Mountain Fall Festival - Oct. 5-27
Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park
This already beautiful scenic attraction will be all dressed up for the fall. Festival activities take place each weekend from 9 am-4 pm and include fire pits, sarsaparilla making, duck races, corn crib, pedal tractor races, live bluegrass music, and much more. They will also have mums for sale as well as pumpkins from their Pumpkin Trail of over 1,000 pumpkins! 

MECCA Pumpkin Patch - Oct. 6-28
MECCA Family Farm, Roach
Open Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am-5pm, in addition to tons of pumpkins to choose from, you can also enjoy a corn crib, a 150-ft Big Slide, face painting, a petting zoo, hay rides, and a lot more. 

More Local Festivals - find more details at

  • 33rd Annual Turkey Festival - Sept. 29
    Downtown Eldon
  • Olde Tyme Apple Festival - Oct. 6
    Downtown Versailles
  • 18th Annual Osage Beach Fall Festival - Oct. 13
    Osage Beach City Park
  • Apple Butter Days & Fall Festival - Oct. 19-20
    Camden County Museum

Once you're done enjoying an incredible fall vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks, you might as well go ahead and book your next stay in our vacation rental houses before you go home. There will be holiday open houses and fun winter events coming up that you won't want to miss, and the best dates in the summer book up quickly, so it's not too early to reserve your favorite dates for next year. Check availability online through our Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina website or the direct links to each house above.  

If the dates you're desiring happen to be taken, you can also check out the fantastic vacation rental house in Osage Beach next to our sister restaurant, Dog Days Bar Grill. This waterfront property can sleep up to 16 and it's every bit as amazing as our own rentals.  

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Make a Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 2018 Pit Stop at Shorty Pants

The Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest is once again taking over the lake area September 12-16, 2018, and Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is thrilled to be a part of it! This little piece of heaven in mid-Missouri is the perfect place to invite hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts because of the gorgeous scenery surrounding us that looks like it was made for long bike rides. If you're joining in the fun, head on over to our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks when you're ready to make a pit stop. 

2018 Bikefest Passport Ride
Not only can you get the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks at Shorty Pants Lounge, but you can also get a stamp for the 2018 Bikefest Passport Ride while you're here. The Passport Ride is one of the many fun events taking place throughout the week. The best part about this particular event is that it gives you the chance to win a 2017 FXDL 103 Dyna Low Rider! 

You can purchase a passport at any one of this year's 24 stops for a $20 donation. (Find a full list of stops and a map by visiting The ride will begin at 11 am on Wednesday, September 12 and end on Sunday, September 16 at 3 pm. Once you have collected all of your stamps, the passport must be turned in at the "Official Passport Booth" located at the Lake of the Ozarks Harley Davidson Shop in Osage Beach no later than 3 pm on Sunday. The winner will be notified by mail, so you do not need to be present for the drawing to win.   

While you're at the Harley-Davidson Shop, plan to stick around a while and enjoy food, drinks, and live music provided by our sister restaurant, Dog Days Bar & Grill. They'll be serving up a tasty menu filled with treats from the grill, the smoker, and the fryer, plus ice-cold beer and delicious cocktails from the bar. 

They have also arranged to have the best bands perform on the stage set up in the Harley-Davidson parking lot. These include: 
  • Thursday, 9/13: Grayson Wood, 3-7 pm
  • Friday, 9/14: Steven Moore, noon-4 pm, and
    Grayson Wood & the Rusty Tractor Nuts, 4:30-8:30 pm
  • Saturday, 9/15: Phat Mike & the Bartenders, noon-4pm, and
    Joe Runyon, 4:30-8:30 pm
  • Sunday, 9/16: Dustin Clark, 11 am-3 pm     

Pit Stop at Shorty Pants
Our Lake of the Ozarks Cajun restaurant & bar is a great place to stop for lunch, dinner, or even a leisurely waterfront break before getting back on your motorcycle. Be sure to time your passport-stamp stop with us to coincide with meal time. There's an amazing lake view to enjoy while you re-energize your body with one of our many delicious menu items.

If you need a break from the sun during the day, we've got lots of room in our indoor, smoke-free dining area. If the weather gets a bit chilly in the evening, you can also sit outside next to the fireplace. 

Shorty Pants Marina & C-Store is just a short walk down the dock in case you need to stock up on anything like snacks, drinks, ice, package liquor, sunglasses, or souvenirs. We open daily at 11 am, 7 days a week, so you can join us anytime during the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest, plus later in the season too if you decide to stay a while longer! Ride safely, and have a great time while you're here in the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. 

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