New Walk-up Lobster Roll Window Will Open in Newport
Luke's Lobster is coming to Bowen's Wharf May 25 through mid-October, and they'll donate a portion of opening day proceeds to Clean Ocean Access.
There’s a new spot to grab lobster rolls in Newport, and all you have to do is walk right up and they hand you a bun stuffed with Maine lobster meat. Okay, fine, you have to pay Luke’s Lobster Newport for it, but on opening day, May 25, the lobster company will donate a portion of proceeds to the local nonprofit Clean Ocean Access. This nonprofit’s mission is to restore a clean, healthy ocean that is accessible to all.
The walk-up lobster roll window is located on Bowen’s Wharf with a view of the harbor in the background. Luke’s Lobster was founded by Maine native Luke Holden, who brought lobster rolls of his home state to New York City with business partner Ben Conniff. He started out as a twenty-something who built his first lobster shack in the East Village in 2009 and now they have locations in eleven states as well as in Japan and Singapore. The company buys lobsters direct from area fishermen and processes them at a seafood facility in Saco, Maine.
Now Luke’s is bringing its sustainable seafood down the coast to Newport. “Similar to my home in Portland, Maine, Newport offers beautiful coastline, inviting hospitality, and most importantly, amazing seafood,” says founder Luke Holden. “Opening a location on Bowen’s Wharf, a thriving seaport and the anchor of Newport felt like a natural fit for us.”
The lobster shack will also serve crab and shrimp rolls and New England clam chowder using ingredients harvested from New England’s fishing community. “We are pleased and excited to be associated with a company that is committed to sustainable fishing,” says Bart Dunbar, president of Bowen’s Wharf Company. Luke’s Lobster will be welcomed as part of Bowen’s Wharf and its signature events, including the annual Newport Oyster and Chowder Festival and Seafood Festival, Dunbar says.
The new location will be a walk-up window open May 25 through mid-October.
36 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, lukeslobster.com