Grand opening and ribbon cutting for The Shack

Madison Reed

Associate Producer

On Saturday, Jan. 30, a new restaurant called The Shack will have its grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration.


The Shack was built in the former Soup and More right across the street from Slim Pickin’s and beside First financial bank near the courthouse. Photo by Madison Reed.

Located at 309 W. Washington in Stephenville in the building of the former Soup and More restaurant, The Shack will begin the grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. and food will be served starting at 11 a.m.

The Shack is a Cajun themed restaurant and will serve fresh boiled crawfish and shrimp year-round. In addition to the crawfish and shrimp, they will also provide catfish, sausage, corn on the cob and potatoes on their menu as well as corn dogs for kids.


The Shack will specialize in crawfish and shrimp but has other food which can be seen on the menu as well. Photo courtesy of The Shack’s Facebook page.

The restaurant is locally owned by Luke Sims and his wife Andi Sims who grew up in southeast Texas eating crawfish and wanted to bring something new to the Stephenville area.

In an interview with Beneath the Surface News, Luke Sims said, “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.”

According to The Shack Facebook page, the crawfish will be coming straight from South Louisiana.

“Over the next couple of weeks, you will consistently see them big ol’ mud bugs from South Louisiana,” The Shack’s post stated.

Each Thursday, to ensure the freshest catch, Luke Sim’s brother, Greg Green will bring the crawfish in straight from a crawfish farmer in Louisiana in preparation for the busy weekends.

Once The Shack has officially opened its hours of operation will be Fridays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about The Shack, you can visit their Facebook page or call them at (713)-823-4989. You can also request catering for your events or business.

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