Wednesday, August 26, 2020

A Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Pit Stop - Shorty Pants Marina

When you take a vacation in the lake area, you've simply got to get out on that gorgeous body of water! To make sure that you have the best day on the water possible, plan to make a pit stop at the best gas dock & marina at the Lake of the Ozarks. As an added bonus, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is also a great place to stop for lunch or dinner.  

Boating Essentials & Fuel
Shorty Pants Marina, located on mile marker 21, has just about everything you will need for a full day of fun out on the lake. Our convenient gas dock offers 87 Octane, 93 Octane, and Diesel fuel for your boat or PWC. The gas dock attendants can fill you up before you head out and top you off at the end of the day.

Gas isn't the only boating necessity you will find at Shorty Pants Marina. For the watercraft, you'll find things like oil, fuel stabilizer, watersport flags, batteries, and more. For the boaters, we have personal care items you may have forgotten to pack such as deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, chapstick, toilet paper, sunblock, and sunglasses, to name a few. 

Ice, Drinks, Snacks, & Swag
You'll need refreshments to keep you going all day long out on the water, and our C-store has that for you too. Get ice for your coolers as well as the tasty treats and beverages to fill it with. We've got package liquor, soft drinks, water, and all kinds of snacks.

You can also enjoy free popsicles for the kids, free coffee for the adults, and free dog treats for your 4-legged passengers. Don't forget to pick up your awesome Shorty Pants gear while you're shopping too; cups, koozies, shirts, hats, and so much more.

Boat & PWC Storage
If you need a place to park your watercraft while you're in town, we may be able to help. Our marina has 35 covered boat slips from sizes 14'x36' up to 20'x56' as well as PWC slip rentals. Give us a call at 573-302-1004 to check availability and make arrangements to park here. 

Amenities that come along with those slips include:
  • Showers
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Electric
  • Free Ice
  • Gas Discounts
  • Gated Parking
  • Cleanest Restrooms on the Lake!

Shorty Pants Lounge
Last, but certainly not least, just a short walk up the dock from Shorty Pants Marina brings you to the best Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! Shorty Pants Lounge is a full-service restaurant and bar, open 7 days a week at 11:00 am. In addition to amazing food and refreshing drinks, it also features the best live music and an incredible lake view.

Need a Place to Stay?
Right next door to the restaurant we also offer two of the best waterfront vacation house rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Glass House can host up to 8 guests and The Red House comfortably sleeps up to 16. Each rental comes with all the comforts of home, full kitchens, decks with a beautiful lake view, and much more. 

Best of all, both the restaurant and the dock are within walking distance! We've currently got some availability open this fall for a gorgeous lake vacation.

So the next time that you're planning an incredible day out on the lake, make sure that you make a pit stop at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. Our Lake of the Ozarks gas dock & C-store will make sure you have everything you need out there on the water and our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks will make sure that you have everything you need for an incredible dining experience once you're on dry land! 

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Eat Dessert First - August Says So!

We just recently realized that August is "National Eat Dessert First Month." (We could have been doing that for two weeks already!) Dining on dessert first is really a great idea because after most people enjoy a plate full of the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks, there's little to no room left for it! 

When you eat dessert before the main meal, you get to enjoy the sweetest menu treats at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina that you don't always save space in your tummy for. Then, if you run out of room to finish your main meal, well, you've got leftovers to savor tomorrow. Win-win! 

We've got three taste-tempting dessert options on the menu at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant & bar. Here's a closer look at those. 

Also known as "Louisiana's doughnut", beignets are a favorite in the French Quarter. Thanks to the talented kitchen crew at Shorty Pants Lounge, this is a favorite dish 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. After just one bite, this will be a new staple in your diet every time you dine with us!

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
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 if you don't think you'll be able to save room, eat dessert first!

"Liquid" Dessert
Another "dessert" option is to order one of the sweet treats from our bar. There are plenty of drinks to choose from that fit this description; Rum Runners, Pina Coladas, Mudslides, and more. Also, our long list of Hurricanes is full of fantastic flavors that are definitely worth giving a try. 

There's a popular saying that goes, "Life is short. Eat dessert first!" So, have we convinced you to do that? Before the meal, after the meal, or hey, even during the meal, we truly suggest you give at least one of the desserts at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina a try soon. 

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

There's Something Tasty For Everyone at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina

Everyone around the lake area (and beyond) knows that you'll find the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks coming out of the kitchen daily at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina in Osage Beach. Although we spend plenty of time perfecting our Creole cuisine, there lots of other equally delicious dishes on the menu without that signature Cajun flair.

For those times when you are dining with someone that's not in the mood for Cajun, be sure to let them know that our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has plenty of foods on the menu to satisfy lots of different cravings. Here's a quick peek at some of the tasty dishes you'll find, both Cajun and beyond. 

Amazing Appetizers
In addition to the Creole-inspired items found on our "starters" menu, here are a couple of the other delicious dishes you will find. 

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

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 to 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. 

Raspberry Chicken 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 (including those amazing Po Boys) but when you're in the mood for something different, these are just the thing to hit the spot. (Not a bread fan? We've got some tasty wraps too!)

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. 

Pulled Pork Sandwich
The award-winning Wobbly Boots Roadhouse recipe pulled pork (borrowed from our sister restaurant in Osage Beach) piled high on a toasted Kaiser bun and served with a side of the Boots' house-recipe BBQ sauce.  
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 dish, and either French bread or corn muffins. 

Fried Catfish
Two 8-oz. hand-breaded catfish filets fried to a golden brown and served with house-made tartar sauce. Also available blackened. 

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

Authentic Cajun Cooking
Last, but certainly not least, here's a preview of some of what makes us the best Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. 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 instead of central Missouri! (FYI, there's a LOT more where these came from!) 

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.

This quick peek at a portion of our extensive menu should be enough to convince anyone, whether you're in the mood for Cajun cooking or not, to give Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina a try. No matter what your favorite flavors are, you're bound to find something on our menu to tickle those taste buds! So, the next time someone asks you "Where should we eat tonight?" you'll know exactly what to tell them. 

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Live Music This August at Shorty Pants at the Lake of the Ozarks

A new month means a new lineup of the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks being featured on the stage at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina! The restaurant, bar, marina, gas dock, & C-store are all open 7 days a week. Three of those days - Tuesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays - your trip to our place also includes some of the best entertainers in the lake area. Here's who we have lined up for you this August 2020.

August's Music Calendar

Friday, Aug. 7
Steven Moore

Saturday, Aug. 8
Grayson Wood

Tuesday, Aug. 11
Travis Marvin

Friday, Aug. 14
Steven Moore

Saturday, Aug. 15
Art Bentley

Tuesday, Aug. 18
Steven Moore

Friday, Aug. 21
Steven Moore

Saturday, Aug. 22
Grayson Wood

Tuesday, Aug. 25
Steven Moore

Friday, Aug. 28
Dustin Clark

Saturday, Aug. 29
Dustin Clark

The music starts at 6:00 pm on Tuesdays and at 7:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Just in case you're new to our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant, here are some of the other things you can enjoy while you're entertained by these wonderful musicians. 

Delicious Food & Drinks
On the menu at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina you'll discover the best Cajun food a the Lake of the Ozarks, along with quite a few non-Creole dishes that are equally as delicious. The Crab Cake Pasta is always a popular item around here and the New Orleans Medley offers a hearty sampling of 4 of our signature dishes; Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, and a half link of Andouille sausage. YUM! 

To wash it all down with, you might want to give one of our many Hurricane cocktails a try. The bar is also stocked with lots of ice-cold beer, a wonderful variety of wine, and plenty of mixed drinks to keep your thirst quenched in the tastiest ways possible.

The Gas Dock & C-Store
If you happen to be traveling by boat or jet ski, just down our dock you'll find the best gas dock & marina at the Lake of the Ozarks located on MM 21 in Salt Hollow Cove. The pumps serve up 87 Octane, 93 Octane, and Diesel fuel. Indoors, we've got the cleanest restrooms on the water plus all the necessities (plus a few non-essential fun items) you need for an exciting day out on the lake. 

From sunglasses and sunscreen for you, supplies for your boat or jet ski, "fillings" for your cooler, and souvenirs to take home, you'll find just about everything you could possibly need. That includes a place to dock your boat while you're in town too. For more information on renting a slip and all the amenities that come with that, give us a call at 573-302-1004

With the arrival of August, that means summer will be winding down soon and fall will be here before we know it. Make plans to get on over to our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront Cajun restaurant a few more times this month. The sooner you make it to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina in Osage Beach, the more trips you'll have time to squeeze in before the season ends! 

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