Luke’s Lobster confirms Eater Vegas' news from September that it plans to open its very first Las Vegas-based seafood shack at Fashion Show mall on Thursday, Nov. 12.
The seafood-centric restaurant plans to sit on the plaza that Fashion Show has been remodeling, joining new neighbors such as Sugar Factory and Kona Grill.
Luke’s is best known for its lobster, shrimp and crab rolls, as well as chowders and bisques. The rolls here feature a quarter pound of seafood served on a "griddled New England-style bun." Drinks such as Maine Root and Green Bee, a soda sweetened with honey, both out of Maine, also make the menu. Each lobster roll is about 380 calories and start at $17.
Founder Luke Holden fished for lobsters as a kid. Now he buys his bounty from lobstermen at the dock and steams it right out of the water at Cape Seafood, a Maine seafood purveyor founded by Holden and his partners. He then ships his lobsters directly to his seafood shacks, avoiding the middleman.
"People all over the country are more excited than ever to know where their food comes from, how it’s harvested and how it’s cared for on the way to their plate," Holden says in a press statement. "We’re giving Vegas folks the opportunity to indulge in something they actually can talk about when they get home."
The tiny 300-square-foot circular restaurant plans to open at 11 a.m. on Nov. 12. Reclaimed Maine barn wood and salvaged nautical gear, including Holden’s own buoys from his time as a commercial fisherman, adorn the interior. This marks the 19th Luke’s Lobster nationwide.
Co-founder Ben Conniff plans to read from Real Maine Food, the Luke’s Lobster cookbook, on Nov. 13 at the Writer’s Block on Fremont Street in Downtown.
Luke’s Lobster plans to be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays.
Take a look at the entire menu below.