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Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter

624 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2203
+1 202-347-3355
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab roll” (71 reviews)
“fresh lobster” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
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American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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624 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2203
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't believe the menu on the website as combinations have changed. I got two orders of the combination lobster, crab, and shrimp rolls with 2 chips, 2 diet cokes and 2 pickles. $58.00. All the meat was tasteless, unseasoned and the shrimp were the canned...More

1  Thank umitalk1
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Umitalk1, I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your rolls. I would love to hear more about your experience here. Please email me at chris.fusco@lukeslobster.com.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a snack and a beer on our walking tour- lobster roll was yummy! Split a roll and a beer. Perfect

Thank Molly M
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us at the shack Molly. We are glad you enjoyed your roll. Come by for happy hour 4-7 everyday for $3 craft beers.

Reviewed 12 April 2018

I have had the Luke's trio - which give you a sample of the shrimp, crab and lobster roll. They are all very tasty. My only complaint is that seating is very limited.

Thank Kdub0615
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in. We are glad you enjoyed your trio.

Reviewed 12 April 2018

I wanted some seafood, just not the $100 kind. This place was perfect. The lobster roll was very good and the lobster bisque soup was also very good. I enjoyed the wine and this is worth a return trip.

Thank Traveler76AZ
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in and we are glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve debating between 5 and 4 stars, but decided to give them the benefit of the doubt :-). The lobster roll is definitely 5 stars...excellent!!!! Truly excellent, so stick with that and you’ll be very happy. The lobster bisque is pretty good. The only disappointment...More

Thank ruthrh
LukesLobster, Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for stopping by Ruth and come check out our new salad next month.

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed eating at Luke’s. The food was reasonably priced and delicious. They put my seafood on a bed of spinach to avoid the gluten filled roll. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Seating is limited but we lucked out and got a table. It...More

Thank DawgHiker
LukesLobster, Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanbks for stopping by the shack. Can't wait to see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Called in here for a quick lunch and had one of the crab rolls. Lovely. Absolutely stuffed with crab, accompanied by some crisps and a cola. Great stuff.

Thank Sharpattack
LukesLobster, Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for stopping in.

Reviewed 20 March 2018

I greatly enjoyed the "Luke's Trio" that I purchased at Luke's Lobster for lunch, while sight seeing in the area. The lobster roll was good. The Crab roll was fair. Surprisingly enough, the shrimp roll was simply amazing. I would have 3 of those any...More

Thank Michael H
LukesLobster, Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for stopping in Michael and we are glad you enjoyed your trio.

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Best lobster roll I have had outside of Maine. Definitely worth a visit. Limited seating, wish the place was a bit larger.

Thank USR1
LukesLobster, Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for stopping in. Now that the weather is better our patio has some extra seating.

Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

For the price of a small lunch, the food and presentation should have been much better. A so-called bowl of soup costing nine dollars should’ve had more quantity. The lobster was tasty, cold, and much of it!

Thank Denny B
LukesLobster, Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi Denny. We're sorry we didn't quite meet your expectations. Please feel free to email me at chris.fusco@lukeslobster.com to share more of your time here.

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Catherine C
30 September 2017|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
It's really a little "hole in the wall" and not suitable for a large party. It's wonderful for an informal drop in on one of those nights where you wish to walk and enjoy the city. You may give them a call to find out if... More
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brz18
22 May 2017|
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Response from Pchas D | Property representative |
Hello. Unfortunately we do not have cold bags. For traveling we offer deconstructed rolls; untoasted bread and mayo/butter/seasoning on the side. We suggest refrigerating the lobster if it is not going to be consumed quickly.
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jfoy2
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Response from Shelliedc | Reviewed this property |
It is about 3/4 of a mile from Union Station - straight walk down E Street. 93 quick cab/uber ride). Luke's is counter service and very casual. Easily could bring in your luggage, or can take it to go. They also have a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 624 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2203
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-3355
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Description
Our DC location opened its doors on May 26, 2011 -- it's our first location outside Manhattan! We serve the same Maine-style menu -- lobster, crab and shrimp rolls, and bisque and chowder -- in a Down East-inspired shack.
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