Thursday, September 26, 2019

It's Time to Sign Up for Our Annual Bogeys & Beer Golf Tournament!

It's almost time for the lake area's most exciting day out on the golf course - the 20th Annual Bogeys & Beer Benefit Golf Tournament! On Thursday, October 10, 2019, join Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina for a day of golfing, drinking, prizes, dining, and raising money for some wonderful local organizations. 

The Tournament
This awesome 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 Thursday, October 10 at The Oaks at Margaritaville 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 up for grabs.

The Teams
There are 3 options for anyone wanting to sign their team up for the golf tournament. 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 the 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 the brochure
-Recognition/banner at the silent auction
-Box lunch/dinner

Sign Up NOW!
Don't wait. Sign up NOW! 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!

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

It's Time to Plan a Fall Vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks

The lake area is a very popular vacation spot all summer long, but the fun doesn't stop around here after Labor Day. On the contrary, there are all kinds of great activities and events to enjoy around the lake throughout the year. Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina has a list of some popular fall events for you up first today followed by a look at the best waterfront vacation houses at the Lake of the Ozarks after that. The perfect place for you to stay while you're in town! 

Fall Events at Lake of the Ozarks

If you think the lake area is breathtaking in the summer, wait until you get a gander at the gorgeous fall foliage everywhere that you go each autumn! A relaxing fall vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks is already a wonderful reason to visit. These annual events and festivals just give you even more incentive to plan that trip. (You can find more details about all of the events listed by visiting 

Lake of the Ozarks WingFest
Sept. 25
Local restaurants from across the lake area compete to find out who has the best wings in town. Your ticket gets you all the wings you can eat (while they last) plus a beverage and musical entertainment. All of the proceeds benefit local charities and you get a belly full of the most amazing wings you've ever tasted. We're extremely partial to the Wobbly Wings from our sister restaurant, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, but the other booths will be worth tasting too.  

Fall Big Bass Bash
Oct. 5 & 6
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. 

20th Annual Bogeys & Beer Golf Tournament 
Oct. 10
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. Oh, and of course, beer! (Among other tasty refreshing adult beverages!)  

34th Annual Fall Harbor Hop
Oct. 12
Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina will once again be one of the many lakeside stops for this popular poker run on the water. (Which makes it extremely convenient to stay here in one of our rental houses!) That day we'll have the incredible Steven Moore onstage to keep you entertained. A $20 donation allows you to collect 7 cards from any of the waterfront stops on the list and prizes are given out when it's over.  

Fall Festivals

  • Pumkin Chunkin' Palooza
    Sept. 28, Ozarks Amphitheater, Camdenton
  • 24th Annual Turkey Festival
    Sept. 28, Downtown Eldon
  • Olde Tyme Apple Festival
    Oct. 5 & 6, Downtown Versailles
  • 20th Annual Osage Beach Fall Festival
    Oct. 12, Osage Beach City Park
  • Apple Butter Days Fall Festival
    Oct. 18 & 19, Camden County Museum, Linn Creek

Book Your Stay With Us
You'll need a place to stay while you're in town and two of the best vacation house rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks happen to be located right next door to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. The restaurant and bar will both be open through the fall and our marina, as well as both vacation houses, are available year-round. 

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. 

The weather around here is too good to miss in the fall, plus many of the seasonal spots are still open for business and the lake is a lot quieter but every bit as inviting. After the events listed above, it will be time to come back and get in some fantastic holiday shopping as well. 

The vacation houses next door to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina are available year-round and centrally located so it's easy for you to take advantage of all the lake area has to offer. Pick out a date (or two) and book your stay soon before all of the best dates are taken! (It's not too early to reserve your dates for next summer too!) 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Delicious Menu Items for Every Type of Craving

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is well-known for serving the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Although we spend plenty of time perfecting our creole cuisine, there are quite a few other delicious dishes on the menu without that Cajun flair that are equally as irresistible. 

Here's a look at the wide variety of dishes offered at our waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks. There's a little something for everyone, no matter what your taste buds are craving. 

Authentic Cajun Cooking
First and foremost, we have to feature some of that Cajun cooking we're famous for. We use authentic rubs and spices direct from Louisiana and classic ingredients that just might make you think you are eating in the French Quarter and not central Missouri! Creole cuisine makes up the majority of our menu, but here are just a few dishes to give you an idea of what to expect.   

Shrimp 'n' Grits
Large shrimp sauteed with Andouille sausage, hickory-smoked bacon, onions, and mushrooms served over our homemade cheddar cheese and jalapeno grits. 

Po Boys
We have four delicious Po Boys for you to choose from. The first three are made with Cajun mayo, lettuce, and tomato plus your choice of Southern-fried or blackened catfish, deep-fried big gulf oysters, or hand-breaded gulf shrimp. The last one is filled with smoked Andouille sausage, lettuce, tomato, and our homemade remoulade sauce. 

New Orleans Medley
A plateful of our signature entrees: creamy crawfish etouffee, rich jambalaya, red beans and rice, and a half-link of our Andouille sausage. 

Amazing Appetizers
You'll find some amazing flavors waiting to start your meal off right in our appetizer section of the menu. Cajun flavor is still present here, but not in every single dish. 

Smoked Wings
Our house-smoked wings are served original, extra hot, garlic parmesan, or BBQ in orders of either 10, 20, or 30. 

We have 2 incredible nacho plates that are both available as either a full or a half-order. 

  • Pork Nachos - Slow-smoked pulled pork, Turbo Dog cheese sauce, red beans piled high on corn tortilla chips and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, and jalapenos.
  • Blackened Chicken Nachos - Tortilla chips piled high and smothered in our Turbo Dog cheese sauce, then topped with spicy chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, and jalapenos, all served with our salsa and sour cream. 

Savory Salads
Our salads are a lot more than just lettuce and dressing. Each one is topped with fresh ingredients that will tickle your taste buds. Here is a couple that we have on the menu. 

Ahi Tuna Salad
A 6-oz. sesame seed-encrusted Sashimi-grade tuna filet cooked ot your liking served over fresh spring mix with feta cheese and heirloom tomatoes served with our house remoulade dressing. You may order the tuna blackened too. 

Summer Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach, apple slices, grapes, and heirloom tomatoes topped with grilled chicken and served with our house raspberry balsamic dressing. 

Signature Sandwiches & Burgers
There's a fair share of Cajun sandwiches on our menu too, but when you're in the mood for something different, these are just the thing to hit the spot. 

Steak 'n' Cheese
Strips of beef tenderloin grilled and smothered in white American cheese on a toasted French roll. You can add even more flavor with sauteed mushrooms, onions, or green peppers. 

Jack Daniels Glazed Chicken
A marinated and grilled Tennessee whiskey glazed chicken breast served on an asiago focaccia bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion. 

Baja Burger
Our blackened classic burger topped off with pepper jack cheese and jalapenos. 

Irresistible Entrees
All of our signature entrees are served with a garden salad or mini Caesar salad, your choice of side, and either French bread or corn muffins. 

Catfish Dinner
Two hand-breaded catfish filets fried to a golden brown and served with house-made tartar sauce. Also available blackened. 

Black Jack Filet
Our blackened 7-oz. filet topped with house-made Jack Daniels stead sauce, bacon, mushrooms, and sauteed onions. 

As you can see, there's a little something for everyone at our waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks, no matter what type of foods you like best. We even have a fantastic kids' menu with dishes children can't resist. The next time someone says "Where should we eat tonight?" you know that everyone can happily agree on Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Make a Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 2019 Pit Stop at Shorty Pants

It's time once again for a very exciting annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks - Bikefest! There are incredible activities to enjoy all around the lake area, whether you're a biker or not. Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is proud to be a Bikefest Passport Stop and one of our vacation house rentals is still available to some lucky visitor that week! 

Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 2019
The gorgeous scenic roadways and tons of places to have a great time around the lake area bring motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the United States to the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest each year. The event takes place between September 11-15

In addition to the chance to cruise through the scenic Ozark hills, lots of activities will be going on in conjunction with the festival. These include the Bikefest Passport Ride (more on that below,) motorcycle giveaways, vendor areas, contests, promo giveaways, and a whole lot more. 

photos at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina from the website gallery

There will also be live music happening just about every place that you go. Our sister restaurant, Dog Days Bar & Grill, will set up shop at the Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson store. They will be serving some mouthwatering menu items from the food tent while you enjoy daily concerts of the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks. This lineup includes:

Thursday, 9/12
Grayson Wood
3-7 pm

Friday, 9/13
Phat Mike
12-4 pm
4-7 pm

Saturday, 9/14
Travis Marvin
11 am-2 pm
Machine Gun Symphony
3-7 pm

Sunday, 9/15
Dustin Clark
11 am-3 pm

2019 Bikefest Passport Ride
As we mentioned earlier, our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is thrilled to be one of the many stops on this year's Bikefest Passport Ride. Pick up your 2019 passport at Shorty Pants (or any of the participating stops) for a $20 donation. (Find a full list of stops, a map, and the official rules by visiting You are welcome to complete multiple passports to increase your chances of winning the grand prize.  

You have from 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 11 through Sunday, September 15 at noon to get your passports stamped and turned into the "Official Passport Booth" at the Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson Dealership during the scheduled times. A completed passport earns you a chance to win the grand prize - a NEW 2018 Harley-Davidson Softtail Fat Bob Motorcycle!  

photo from the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest Facebook page

Stay at Shorty Pants
Currently (but it's bound to go quickly) one of our two Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental houses is available to rent during Bikefest 2019. The Red House sleeps up to 16 with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and 1 half-bath. It contains all the comforts of home plus two 44-foot decks to lounge on while you enjoy that fantastic lake view.  

You get a gorgeous waterfront house to stay in while you're in town and best of all, it's right next door to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina! You can get your passport stamped and enjoy the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks while you're here. If you want to get out on the water at least one day during Bikefest, Shorty Pants Marina & C-store is just down the dock for all of your boating needs too.  

The perfect time to get back out on the lake would be to return for the annual Fall Harbor Hop on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Right now both the Red House and our other gorgeous rental, The Glass House (which sleeps up to 8,) are both available for that weekend. (Once again, act fast if you want them! That's a very popular time to vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks too.)    

There's still a lot of time to enjoy yourself at our Cajun waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks. We're still open 7 days a week beginning at 11:00 am. If you're looking for some excitement, make a point to head this way for the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 2019. It's always an extremely fun and memorable event!    

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