If you like crawfish, you will love Stephenville’s new restaurant set to open this month.

Updated: Jan 12


By SARA VANDEN BERGE


For those who enjoy crawfish, finding it fresh year-round can be a challenge – until now, that is.


A new restaurant – The Shack – is set to open at the former Soup & More building on Washington Street later this month.


Luke and Andi Sims and Luke’s brother Greg Green will run the family-owned business.


“My wife and I have been looking to do something in Stephenville for a long time,” Luke told Beneath the Surface News. “We grew up eating crawfish in South Texas and know that when you cook crawfish, everybody has a good time.


“And that’s what this is – a place to have fun with family and friends.”

The BYOB restaurant will specialize in boiled crawfish and shrimp, potatoes, corn and mushrooms.

The Shack will also serve fried catfish and fries, corn dogs for the kids and canned soft drinks; Coke, Diet Coke, Dr Pepper and Sprite.


The fresh crawfish will be available year-round and brought to Stephenville every Thursday by Greg, who is a police officer in Houston.


“Greg will pick it up from a crawfish farmer in Louisiana each week and bring it to Stephenville,” Luke said.


The first chance to dine at The Shack will happen during its soft opening on Jan. 23 followed by a grand opening one week later, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.


“We plan to have 1,200 pounds of crawfish and 150 pounds of shrimp for the grand opening and we will be open until it’s gone,” Luke said.


The Shack will have inside seating for up to 60 with additional space on the patio. And when the weather begins to warm, there will be live music.


The shack will be open 4-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. until the food runs out on Sunday.


“We want to enjoy life and make it simple,” Luke said. “We want to provide a place for friends and families to gather, have a beer and enjoy some fresh crawfish.”