East Coast crustaceans from a stripside shack
Popular plate: The Taste of Maine menu covers all their bases and includes three half-sized rolls (lobster, crab, and shrimp), two crab claws, a pickle, chips and a drink, all for USD 24.
Noteworthy for: Luke likes to keep his circle of friends close, with all produce deriving from New England. Even the furniture, courtesy of Deadhead Lumber, is made from recycled logs found in the lakes and rivers of the region.
In big, brash Las Vegas, this stripped back shack is a breath of fresh Atlantic air, serving up sustainable seafood in far from splashy surroundings. Sticking to the East Coast ethos, all of Luke’s lobsters, crabs, and shrimp are sourced from fisheries along the gulf of Maine, with sides such as Cape Cod chips and clam chowder true to the theme.
But the Maine event (sorry) has to be the signature lobster roll – a buttered bun stuffed with a quarter pound of lobster, sprinkled with secret spices, a smattering of lemon butter, and just enough mayo. There’s a small seating area if you want to hang around, but the majority of folk tend to grab and go.