Thursday, October 11, 2018

Awesome Appetizers That Are Sure to Hit the Spot

With the 33rd Annual Fall Harbor Hop happening this Saturday, October 13, 2018, we realize that many of you will be making a lot of different stops along the lake to pick up all 7 of those poker cards. During your time here at our waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may just be looking for a light bite to tide you over between stops. The Starters Menu at Shorty Pants Lounge is perfect for that!

Our appetizer servings are actually enough to pass for a meal, but if you have a boatload of fellow Harbor Hoppers with you, these dishes are perfect for sharing. That makes them a wonderful "snack" to enjoy until you can come back later for a full meal. 

Big Easy Shrimp
Large Gulf shrimp sauteed in butter, white wine, and garlic with lemon, rosemary, and Cajun seasonings. 

Blackened Shrimp
Large Gulf shrimp seasoned and blackened in one of our cast iron skillets and served with a lemon wedge. 

Sweet Coconut Shrimp
Large Gulf shrimp breaded in a sweet Frosted Flake and coconut breading and served with our house-made sweet raspberry sauce. 

Peel and Shrimp
Large shrimp spice-boiled and served with our house Bloody Mary cocktail sauce. 

Seared Ahi Tuna
A 6-oz. sesame encrusted Sashimi style Ahi tuna served with sesame ginger dressing and a wasabi cream sauce. 

Smoked Wings   
Our irresistible house-smoked wings are served original, extra hot, garlic Parmesan, or barbecue in orders of 5, 10, or 20. 

Fried Green Tomatoes
Savory green tomatoes deep-fried to a golden brown and served with our house Cajun mayo.

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

Chicken Tenders
Fresh chicken tenders are hand-breaded and fried to a golden brown.

Crab Artichoke Spinach Dip
A mouthwatering mixture of crab, spinach, artichoke, and blended cheese served warm with tortilla chips.

Pork Nachos
Slow-smoked pulled pork, Turbodog cheese sauce, and red beans piled high on corn tortilla chips and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, and jalapenos. These are served as full or half-orders.  

Blackened Chicken Nachos
Tortilla Chips piled high and smothered in our Turbodog cheese sauce and topped with spicy chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, and jalapenos. These are served with salsa and sour cream and are also available in full or half-orders.

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-made Bloody Mary cocktail sauce. 

A French Quarter favorite, aka the Louisiana Doughnut! Perfectly deep-fried pastry tossed in powdered sugar and served with our house-made sweet raspberry sauce. 

In reality, those starters are only the beginning! (See what we did there?) These appetizers can be enjoyed as a meal by one person or you can share them with everyone at the table and save room for a plate of the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks once you're done with the Harbor Hop. 

We're still open 7 days a week beginning at 11 am, so Saturday isn't your only chance to get a taste of Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. If you're just in town for Harbor Hop weekend, we hope to see you on Saturday or Sunday. If you live in the lake area year-round, we hope to see you quite a few more times in the next couple of months. The more you come in, the more food items you get to try!  

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