Friday, March 13, 2020

Spring is (Almost) Here - Start Planning Your Lake of the Ozarks Vacation NOW!

A vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks should be on your list of things to do this year. If you don't already have a home in the area, one of the first things you should take care of is finding a place to stay. Our waterfront vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks are perfect for groups both large and small and best of all, they are located right next door to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina

There are tons of fun things going on around the lake area year-round and especially in the summertime. Making reservations early gives you a much better chance at snagging the most popular dates. Here is a closer look at exactly what you'll find inside our spacious vacation house rentals, plus reviews from people that have already enjoyed staying with us.  

The Glass House
Both of our lakefront vacation houses are located in Osage Beach off Hwy. KK on the 21-mile marker. The Glass House contains 1,500 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and the ability to sleep up to 8 comfortably. 

You'll find all the comforts of home, including a washer and dryer, full kitchen, and a gas grill on the 44-foot deck. A courtesy dock is available upon request for your boating needs and we have partnered with BomBay Boat Rentals to bring you the option to rent a watercraft during your stay. Shorty Pants Marina, just down the dock, offers a full-service gas dock and a convenience store. 

"Great House
We enjoyed our stay. The house was clean, everything was as described. Plenty of room for 4 couples." ~La. A

"Incredible Place!
Everything was wonderful. Great location for house and easy to get around. Would stay there again." ~Scott L.

"Stayed July 2019
Great place, worked out perfect for us. Everyone from Ashley to Bill at the Marina to the manager at Shorty Pants was awesome. Quick to reply to any questions we had. Would recommend this house." ~Kathy S. 

"Girls Weekend
We loved the home, beds were very comfortable and lovely peaceful spot. Would definitely stay here again." ~Nancy G. 

The Red House
Next door, the Red House also contains all the comforts of home needed to enjoy a relaxing stay plus the same, gorgeous lake views as the Glass House. This property is larger at 3,400 square feet of living space and has two 44-foot decks. There are 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and this house can accommodate up to 16 guests. There is also an apartment-like space detached from the house that we call the "Love Shack."

"Great place to stay!
We had a group of 5 couples stay at this property for 3 nights. Ashley was super to work with and the location was perfect. We brought our boat and the boat slip was covered and easily accessible. We would definitely stay at this house again." ~Steph N.

"Awesome house for a Bachelor Party
Had a group of 15 guys for a bachelor party so finding a place to stay was going to be a challenge. This place checked all of the boxes. Easily slept everyone and had plenty of room to hang out. Nice location next to Shorty Pants and the lake. Would definitely recommend to any large group looking to stay at the Lake!" ~Josh C.

"We had a great stay.
The Red House was as promised and worked out well for our 9 adults and 5 young kids for our family gathering. It was clean, well-maintained, and spacious. The first floor screened-in-porch was used constantly. We would consider staying again if we come back to the Ozarks. And Ashley with the property manager responded promptly to our various text message questions." ~Brad B.

"Awesome place to stay!
The house had tons of room and the decor was very cute! It was well stocked with towels and extra bedding, nice laundry room. We had one small issue and we called Ashley. she was there in 15 minutes and had things back on track. She responded quickly to any questions to ensure we had a great stay. Would highly recommend this property and would definitely stay again." ~Keri G.

By clicking the following links, you can see more photos and reviews for The Glass House and The Red House, and you can always find the links on our website. Those rental pages will also allow you to check availability and book your stay online. 

Whether you come soon or come later in the year, the important thing is that you come at all! The Lake of the Ozarks is an excellent place to spend time and when you stay with us right next door to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, we'll make the entire lake area experience even better. 

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Cajun Flavors You LOVE & More Are Back at the Lake of the Ozarks!

This Friday, March 6, 2020, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina will open our doors at 11:00 am and we are anticipating that another exciting season is on the way! A season full of delicious drinks, gorgeous lake views, entertaining live music, and of course, the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks

While Creole cuisine is what we're most famous for, we do offer a wonderful variety of other types of foods too. A little something for everyone, even the youngest diners. To refresh your memory after the winter break, here's a look at some of the tasty treats that will be waiting for you again this year.  

You'll find savory seafood, Cajun flavors, hickory-smoked wings, and even a sweet treat to enjoy before dinner on our appetizer menu. Enjoy these as a snack to share before the main meal or order one to eat by yourself as a meal on its own!

  • Creole Quesadilla
  • Smoked Wings
    • Original, Extra Hot, Garlic Parmesan, or Barbecue
  • Big Easy Shrimp
  • Blackened Chicken Nachos
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Pork Nachos
  • Crab Artichoke Spinach Dip
  • Crab Cakes
  • Blackened Shrimp
  • Sweet Coconut Shrimp
  • Seared Ahi Tuna
  • Peel & Eat Shrimp
  • Cajun Fried Oysters
  • Beignets

Bourbon Street Eats
Now, onto our specialty Cajun entrees! The Bourbon Street Eats portion of the menu is filled with authentic Creole dishes. We use rubs and spices direct from Louisiana, giving our food the flavor that will make you think you are eating in the French Quarter instead of lakeside in mid-Missouri! 

  • Crab Cake Pasta
  • Cajun Alfredo
  • Chicken New Orleans
  • Voodoo Chicken
  • Jambalaya
  • Red Beans & Rice
  • Smothered Catfish
  • Easy Street Trio
  • Crawfish-N-Shrimp Etouffee
  • Shrimp-N-Grits
  • New Orleans Medley
    • featuring Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, and Andouille sausage, all on one plate

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Signature Entrees
As we mentioned above, Cajun food is our specialty but it's not the only type of cuisine we have to offer. These Signature Entrees satisfy all of those non-Cajun cravings, just in case you're in the mood for something else. 

  • Black Jack Filet
  • Filet Mignon
  • 12-oz. Ribeye
  • Blackened Ribeye
  • Fried Shrimp Dinner 
  • Big Easy Shrimp
  • Blackened Shrimp
  • Catfish Dinner
  • Surf and Turf
    • Filet and Crab Cake

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Lake of the Ozarks

Sandwiches & Po Boys
Next up, a fantastic selection of hearty sandwiches filled with mouthwatering ingredients. Among these sandwich selections, you'll find a few amazing versions of the classic Louisana Po Boy too. 

  • Po Boys
    • Catfish
    • Oyster
    • Shrimp
    • Andouille Sausage
  • Catfish BLT
  • Sweet Cajun Pulled Pork
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Steak 'N' Cheese
  • Cajun Club

Specialty Burgers
The succulent burgers that come out of the kitchen of our waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks earned a section all to themselves as well. While technically a sandwich, the way we cook them up makes these burgers so much more! Choose one of our creations or add toppings to make your own.   

  • Salt Hollow Burger
  • Bill Burger
  • Baja Burger
  • Bacon Cheddar Burger
  • Jack Daniels Burger
  • Black and Bleu Burger

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Kid's Menu
Sometimes kids need to let their taste buds develop a little more before they're ready for the hearty flavors of New Orleans. For that reason, we've created an incredible kid's menu with foods they already love plus a few dishes to help them bridge over to the adult menu in the future. 

  • Shorty Burger
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Shorty Mini Corn Dogs
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich

But Wait... There's Even More!
This blog has already gotten a bit lengthy but that's because the menu at Shorty Pants Lounge is packed full of so many different options. We do that so you are able to visit us multiple times throughout the season and always try something new! (Of course, once you discover a couple of favorites, it will be hard to not order those every time you're here!) 

We haven't even had a chance to talk about the fresh salads, savory soups, wonderful wraps, and terrific tacos we serve on a daily basis. OH... and the desserts! The signature side dishes could definitely fill a blog of their own and last but certainly not least, all of those delicious drinks from the bar. 

Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Lake of the Ozarks

Since our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant has way too many irresistible food and drink items to keep talking about here, do yourself a favor and come by Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina in person to see it all at once. Beginning at 11:00 am on Friday, March 6, 2020, we'll be open 7 days a week, ready and waiting to cook up all of your favorites

You can also get a closer look at our menu plus descriptions for each dish by checking out the Shorty Pants Lounge menu online on our website. It seems like forever since we've gotten to hang out with all of you at our place, but that wait is finally over! Swing by soon. We've missed you! 

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