Las Vegas - March 10, 2023 - Luke’s Lobster is thrilled to announce the opening of their second Las Vegas location at the famous New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The 160-square-foot shack began as a shipping container and was then custom-crafted by the Luke’s Lobster team in their own wood and steel fabrication shop to take on new life as an authentic Maine lobster shack. The fully formed shack road tripped across the United States to arrive in Las Vegas for their April 13th opening date.


Of course, the container is cool, but what they’re doing inside is even better. Luke’s is famous for serving the world’s best lobster roll, alongside crab and shrimp rolls, lobster bisque and their award-winning New England clam chowder. They ensure quality by sourcing premium sustainable seafood directly from fishermen they know and trust, and handling the product through their own state-of-the-art seafood production facility all the way to Vegas. Luke’s knows its seafood like no other restaurant can.


“For a city in the desert, Las Vegas sure loves good seafood,” says founder Luke Holden. “We’re a Maine company that opened its first shack in New York, so it feels just right to be bringing a taste of Maine to New York-New York for our second location in Las Vegas and our 21st location in North America.”


The container-to-cozy coastal shack transformation is made complete with hand painted exteriors, a white cedar wood shingle roof, and the signature colorful buoy wall ubiquitous on Maine lobster docks.  Guests can have the unique Las Vegas experience of Strip views and ample seating while enjoying a lobster roll at Luke’s in The Park, a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side connecting New York-New York and Park MGM resorts as well as the 20,000-seat world-class T-Mobile Arena. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the outdoor destination provides a place to relax, discover and explore. 


A portion of lobster roll sales from their grand opening week will be donated to Shade Tree, Southern Nevada’s only 24-hour accessible emergency shelter and resource center for women and children in crisis, servicing many who are victims of domestic violence and/or human trafficking.


Full shack name: Luke’s Lobster Las Vegas, New York-New York

Address: 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Attn Luke’s Lobster, Las Vegas NV 89109


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About Luke’s Lobster

Luke’s Lobster was born out of the dream of Maine native and third-generation lobsterman Luke Holden to bring the quality, affordable lobster rolls of his youth to NYC. After meeting business partner Ben Conniff on Craigslist (yes, Craigslist), the two twenty-somethings opened their first lobster shack in a 250 square foot space in NYC’s East Village in October 2009. A decade later Luke’s Lobster shacks can be found in 11 states across the U.S., in Japan and Singapore, their seafood products are available at select grocery stores and shipped directly to consumers throughout the continental US.


As part of its mission to serve the best tasting seafood, sourced responsibly, Luke’s Lobster also built a state-of-the-art seafood facility in Saco, Maine, that allows the company to not only buy lobsters directly from fishermen at the dock but immediately steam, pick, and send them to its shacks to ensure perfect flavor and texture with every bite and transparent sourcing detail for its guests. In 2018, Luke & Ben furthered their growing seafood company’s commitment to sustainability and socially conscious business practices by becoming a certified B Corporation®, reflecting Luke’s Lobster’s deep devotion to each of its communities, its family of teammates, and the environment. They are now the highest scoring B Corp seafood company in the world. Please visit for more information.



Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of the iconic original, New York-New York offers all the excitement of the hotel’s namesake, from the thrilling Roller Coaster to tantalizing restaurants including Gallagher’s Steakhouse and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music. New York-New York is home to Terry Fator’s “Who’s the Dummy Now?” and Mad Apple, a delicious, wickedly fun Cirque du Soleil cocktail of music, comedy, magic and mayhem putting NYC nightlife under the Las Vegas lights. Located adjacent to The Park, New York-New York is home to a selection of Strip-front dining and retail destinations including a two-story flagship Hershey’s Chocolate World, Shake Shack and Tom’s Urban. New York-New York is operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit, call toll free at (866) 815-4365, or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.