Today's the day that Chicago officially gets a Luke's Lobster. The east coast fast-casual seafood restaurant opens its first Midwestern location at 11 a.m. in a former Crumbs space at 134 N. LaSalle St. in the Loop, the tenth overall location for the small seafood chain.
The Chicago location serves a small selection of sandwiches, platters, sides, and non-alcoholic drinks. The classic stripped-down New England-style lobster rolls ($15) are of course the main draw, living on the menu alongside crab rolls, shrimp rolls, and two seafood smorgasbords ($23 and $44). New England clam chowder and other soups, crab claws, grilled cheese and Bang Bang honey pie round out the offerings, while Luke's expects to secure a liquor license in mid-summer and serve Revolution brews. Check out the current menu below.
The small storefront's design is meant to evoke a New England seafood shack, as barnwood lines the walls and old-timey photos, maps of Maine and salvaged buoys are the decorations. A sidewalk patio will be open during the warm days. Luke's Lobster will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner beginning today.