New England’s LobsterCraft Restaurant Prepares to Open in Sarasota

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Pictured: Captain Mike Harden.

What began as a local food truck phenomenon based out of the coastal community of Norwalk, CT, LobsterCraft has morphed into a thriving brick and mortar Restaurant Group, offering their over-the-top hot and buttery lobster rolls to hungry consumers looking for their next lobster roll fix. In 2012, Captain Mike Harden, a Coast Guard Captain and licensed Lobster fisherman, launched LobsterCraft and filled a void in the local culinary/catering landscape by offering Connecticut’s state sandwich, the lobster roll. A fleet of trucks, more Connecticut restaurants, and numerous regional and national awards and accolades later, LobsterCraft is now embarking on its next voyage – down south. A mid-April opening is planned for LobsterCraft’s newest location in Sarasota, FL at 28A South Blvd of Presidents, on St. Armands Circle. Amid the bustle of the community’s vibrant retail, dining, and tourist activity, LobsterCraft’s 1400 square foot space will offer indoor/outdoor seating for 30 people and a robust take-out, delivery, and catering business. While the LobsterCraft brand expands upon its concept, its deep roots will remain within the lobster/fishing community. Sourcing from local fishermen remains a company standard. Captain Mike and his crew will continue to make those long hauls up and down the coastline, sourcing the best, sustainable lobster possible from the Atlantic cold waters off the New England coast.

Pictured: Captain Mike Harden.

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