The 2020 season for many lake area spots has already come to an end but here at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, since the weather has been so incredible so far this fall, we're sticking around as long as we can! We'll be closing the doors of our waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks at some point this month, but for right now we're still open 7 days a week starting at 11:00 am.
Of course, once this season is finally over, you won't be able to get a plateful of the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks for a few months. Here's a delicious reminder of some of the amazing Creole-inspired dishes you need to come in for at least one more time before you have to wait until spring 2021.
New Orleans Medley
For the diner that has trouble deciding on which dish to order, our New Orleans Medley offers you four of our very best dishes, all on one plate! You get creamy Crawfish Etouffee, rich Jambalaya, savory Red Beans & Rice, and a half-link of our Andouille Sausage. Be sure you bring in a big appetite to tackle this plate!
You can't run a Cajun restaurant without perfecting the Po Boy and we believe we've done exactly that! In case you're not familiar with this fantastic sandwich, it's a French roll containing lettuce, tomato, homemade Cajun mayo, and one of the following meats:
- Catfish (fried or blackened)
- Fried OystersFried
- Andouille Sausage (This one features our homemade remoulade sauce in place of Cajun mayo.)
- Catfish BLT
- Catfish Po Boy
- Catfish Dinner
- Smothered Catfish (smothered in creamy Crawfish Etouffee!)
Shrimp & Grits
A Cajun classic! This dish contains large shrimp that are sauteed with Andouille sausage, hickory-smoked bacon, onions, and mushrooms. That mouthwatering mix is served over a heaping helping of homemade Cheddar Cheese & Jalapeno Grits.
We've also got another terrific version with our Shrimp & Grit Tacos, which place the famous jalapeno grits under shrimp, Andouille sausage, bacon, and a jalapeno lime sauce in a flour tortilla.
Our amazing handmade shrimp and lump blue crab meat cakes are an extremely popular menu item. They are rolled in our seasoned bread crumbs and topped with shrimp, then covered with a savory seafood cream sauce on the appetizer menu.
As fantastic as they are on our own, when we place them on top of a bed of fresh fettuccine for our Crab Cake Pasta entree, the taste is elevated to a whole new level!
This is Louisiana's version of the doughnut. It makes an excellent dessert (and an equally delicious appetizer if you just can't wait!) Our housemade sweet raspberry sauce is served with this perfectly deep-fried pastry tossed in powdered sugar. Great for sharing, but you may want to keep them all to yourself!
We take the classic cocktail created in New Orleans and do it justice, plus we came up with a few of our very own variations on the delicious drink. Our freshly muddled Mojitos and Cajun Bloody Marys are also amazing, but there's something special about Hurricanes and Cajun food together.
Now that we've got your mouth watering, jump in the car or the boat and head on over to our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront Cajun restaurant & bar while you still have the chance! Sure, we'll be back again next spring anxious to begin another awesome season at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina but you don't want to have to wait that long for another taste. We don't want to have to wait that long to see you here with us one more time either!