A new lobster roll eatery is rolling into Shirlington

A new lobster roll restaurant is coming to Shirlington.

Annapolis-based Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls is set to open its third Virginia location in the Village of Shirlington at 4017 Campbell Avenue. Signs recently went up on the windows of the storefront, in the space formerly occupied by Nirvana Reflexology Spa.

“The 1,334 square-foot restaurant will feature a variety of authentic Maine fare including lobster roll options with mounds of lobster meat sustainably sourced from the waters of Maine on a grilled, buttery split-top roll,” says a press release from Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT), which owns the Village of Shirlington development. “Along with six varieties of rolls, customers will find items like lobster mac and cheese, creamy lobster bisque, authentic New England clam chowder and more.”

ARLnow asked FRIT about an estimated opening date, but has yet to hear back as of publication.

Over the last 18 months, the lobster roll eatery has started expanding across the D.C. area. That includes locations opening in Dupont Circle, Georgetown, and Foggy Bottom. In 2018, the restaurant opened at Reston Town Center as well. Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls also has restaurants in Delaware, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

The menu consists of an assortment of lobster rolls, lobster grilled cheese, and lobster bisque. For those that are not into the red crustracien, there’s also clam chowder and shrimp rolls.

In recent weeks, there have been several other comings and goings in Shirlington. Both Bearded Goat Barber and popular D.C.-based Chinese and Korean eatery CHIKO opened in early November. Two weeks ago, ARLnow reported that Thai ice cream shop I-CE-NY has closed. Additionally, Astro Beer Hall is now set to open in the former Capitol City Brewing Co. space next summer.

Hat tip to Sean Killeen