A Little Bit of Cape Cod Comes to Truckee

June 17, 2013

A Little Bit of Cape Cod Comes to Truckee

Morgan's Lobster Shack & Fish Market on West River St.

Inside Morgan's w/ Owner Shawn Whitney

Inside Morgan's

Back patio at Morgan's

Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market to Open June 28th

Fresh fish comes to Truckee this June 21st when locals Shawn and Heather Whitney open Morgan's Lobster Shack & Fish Market on West River St. The Insider team poked our heads in to see how the restaurant was coming along, and we were very impressed with what we saw.

At first glimpse, the aura is bright and beach-like. Shiny, new appliances gleam amid the cozy wood details. A small back patio overlooks Riverside Dr. with a glimpse of the river, and inside offers limited bar seating. The vibe is reminiscent of an eastern fish market; an experience that New Englanders Shawn and Heather want to bring to the people of Truckee. The name "Morgan's" comes from Heather's maiden name - the two couldn't think of a more perfect fit for their business and thought it would be a pleasant reminder of family.

As for the food, you will be able to select a piece of fish directly from the cooler to take home and prepare yourself, or have head chef Michael Plapp (you may remember him from Moody's) steam, fry, or broil your fresh cut. Then pair it with fresh salads, homemade French fries, or hot, fresh bread. Shawn insists their Lobster Rolls will be the talk of the town.

After the grand opening, Shawn, Heather, and Plapp plan to offer some social cooking classes at the fish market, where students can enjoy wine and appetizers while discovering new ways to cook and prepare their favorite seafood dishes.

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JDobbs | June 17, 2013
Nice one Shawn and Heather-- looking great!
Marianne Davis | July 5, 2013
Congratulations!!! Can not wait to try this out! Cheers ~ MD
Bruce & Lin | July 1, 2013
Congratulations! You told us about your plan when you waited on us at the TD Lodge. We look forward to coming in for a lobster roll or two. Fresh fish in Truckee other then the usual markets- awesome.
Jim Schwartz | June 28, 2013
Shawn and Heather, congratulations,sorry Linda and I can't be their for your opening, can't wait to come in to see your new place and eat some fish.
Dayle M. Burnell | June 23, 2013
It's looking just Wonderful !!!! I know this is going to be a great Success!!!!! Best of luck to the Both of you ,Heather and Shawn ! oxoxox MUM