High Tide Lobster Bar working to meet heavy demand as popularity for its rolls grow

High Tide Lobster Bar working to meet heavy demand as popularity for its rolls grow

High Tide Lobster Bar opened in downtown Spokane less than one month ago, and already, the restaurant has sold out five times.

During peak times, like lunch hour, the lobster bar has seen the line go down their hallway, across the skybridge, and even over to the US Bank building next door.

“I mean, amazing, right? Super blessed, never thought it would get this type of reaction,” said Chad White, owner of High Tide Lobster Bar.

It’s the kind of response anyone would dream of opening a new business.

High Tide opened less than 30 days ago, and the lobster bar’s popularity continues to grow – all for an idea that hadn’t been done yet in eastern Washington.

“We wanted to really hone down on what we were going to be best at,” White said.

And what they’re best at is cooking up a buttered and toasted roll, with 3.4 ounces of lobster stuffed inside.

“I love a good lobster roll, I’ve had it all over the country. Specifically, in maine, and in boston. But, not here,” White said.

High Tide is changing that.

“We want to kind of remove this idea that we can’t get amazing seafood here. Because we’re doing it every single day,” White said.

And they’re doing it well, according to their numbers.

“Selling on Thursdays and Fridays, 2.5 lobster rolls a minute,” White said.

During its first week of business they sold out several times and had to close early. Now, they’re increasing supply to meet the demand.

“We’re not running out of food like we used to, but we’re getting right to the point where we’re at 4 o’clock and we may be sold out,” White said.

High Tide Lobster Bar opens at 11 a.m. However the lineup starts at 10:40 a.m. They’re open until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or until they sell out.

Catch up on the day’s news and look ahead to tomorrow by signing up for the Daily Local email newsletter from KXLY4. Headlines, events, and staff picks every weeknight at 8 p.m. Sign up HERE to get your news on the D.L.