this is the first missouri location for lemonshark poke. photo illustration by michelle volansky

LemonShark Poke opens Wednesday in Clayton


The latest LemonShark Poke location will open for business in Clayton. The fast-casual eatery debuts tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24 at 33 N. Central Ave.


The Clayton shop is the 18th for the California-based company and the first in Missouri. Billed as “the healthy, friendly poke concept,” the menu features a variety of poke and poke-style bowls, including build-your-own options, with proteins ranging from traditional tuna to squid to lemongrass chicken and a wide variety of toppings and sauces.


According to Maria Winn, director of franchise sales and community for LemonShark Poke, the company spends a lot of time researching potential spots for its restaurants. “[Clayton] is a great fit,” she said.


Winn said the Clayton LemonShark is waiting on approval of its liquor license but will eventually serve a selection of beer and wine.


LemonShark is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Matt Sorrell is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine. 


Editor's Note: This article was updated at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 with updated information.