- Courtesy ClawFish
- ClawFish is opening in the Springs this summer.
“There’s no obstructions looking at the mountains,” says Sanders. “I don’t think I ever have sat around a place that has a better view than this.”
Sanders says the concept for The Famous in Castle Rock is virtually the same as its Colorado Springs counterpart, and says they’re “going to go with what brung us,” although guests can expect a “little more of an indoor-outdoor feel.”
“We have a lot of friends and fans that go back and forth to Denver, so we should see some transient business coupled with locals and South Denver residents,” predicts Sanders. “This fills a niche.”
Location Details The Famous
“It’s really popular and really makes the seafood taste that much better,” says Moon, who notes they’ll be incorporating a new flavor with Asian flair that harnesses ginger, Chinese five spice, onion and chile, created specifically for the Colorado Springs location, at 315 W. Bijou St. in the former Denny’s space.
Moon says he plans to utilize his family’s wholesale seafood background and knowledge of wild-caught sourcing to provide affordable baskets of boiled or steamed lobster, scallops, snow crab, shrimp and crawfish served with corn, potatoes and sausage within a $20 to $35 price range.
“It’s quality but it’s not a dress-up atmosphere,” says Moon, who notes that the restaurant will provide counter service. “We want people to come, not just on a special occasion, and find a price point to enjoy seafood multiple times per month.”