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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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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab roll” (71 reviews)
“seafood” (52 reviews)
“fresh lobster” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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624 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2203
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes, this is a chain. Yes, it's essentially fast food. Yes, it's really pricey. But YES, the lobster roll is utterly delicious and so loaded with claw and knuckle meat that you have to lean over it's little paper dish to keep from losing any...More

Thank ecclectic-eccentric
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kind of a fastfood seafood place that's so so. I think I was expecting more from this place. It was $22 for Luke's Favorite which is a combo including a lobster roll, chips, and coleslaw. I expected the chips to be housemate for some reason...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are huge foodies. We especially love seafood so, we were very excited to try out the famous Luke's Lobster. The lobster rolls were delicious and fresh. The bread was butter and crisp. We REALLY enjoyed it. The only thing that made...More

Thank Ashley W
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping in Ashley. We do serve each of our rolls with a 1/4 pound of sustainable and traceable seafood. I always would recommend making it a combo with chips or slaw and a drink to round out your meal next time. Hope to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled into this place on the way to another well known Georgetown establishment. It was raining and i had no umbrella. Its in a little side street (Potomac) off of "M" street. This place is tiny but there is some seating inside. They have lobster...More

Thank mlh0208
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for visiting the Georgetown location. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your whole experience with us and even returned the next day. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here at around 4/5 in the afternoon. It was super quiet which is not a bad thing. Service was quick, i had a lobster roll and chowder. It was really tasty, it's not San Francisco good but nevertheless still good.

Thank amandamonkey
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Amanda, thank you so much for stopping in. We appreciate the feedback from your late lunch with us. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our lobster roll and New England clam chowder soup. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It had decent reviews, and was close to my hotel, so I went for convenience but I wouldn’t be a regular. A good amount of crab on the roll but it was a soggy mess by the time I ate it, and I only walked...More

Thank 5280nikki
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Nikki, thank you so much for visiting us. I do see that you had a disappointing experience with us recently. I hope that you do give us another chance soon.

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

and then I found out it a chain. It was alright for the food it served. I will say that price is very good for seafood, but has limited space to eat. Average.

Thank Trails4U
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for visiting us. I would like to let you know although we have 29 locations we are still family owned. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

So when you have a lobster roll and beer happy hour special for $20 you've got my attention. I had never heard of Luke's before and the pure volume of reviews and incredible overall rating was phenomenal. So providing an A-OK is disappointing. The location...More

1  Thank J David H
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Dave, Thank you for visiting us at the shack. We appreciate all of the feedback and are always looking for ways to improve. We do serve our rolls chilled on a buttered and toasted bun with lemon butter on top. Feel free to give...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

We had this place suggested to us by a variety of people we met while visiting DC. Truly no idea what all the fuss is about. Cold lobster on poor quality bread rolls with below average slaw and some Mexican fake coke. Come on, even...More

1  Thank Alistair_Unicomb
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for visiting us. We do serve a "Main Style" lobster roll with chilled lobster and a toasted bun. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We got the trio cole slaw and lobster tails. Basically all cr@p. It tasted like nothing the portions were small and it was expensive for what you did get. So uh uh uh yuck. Way better choices.

1  Thank KansasCityTootie
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for stopping in. We do apologize that we didn't meet the expectations you had. We hope to see you again soon.

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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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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$15 - US$40
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
Luke's Lobster is a cozy, Maine-bred seafood shack committed to simple dishes that highlight superior ingredients, served straight from the source, without the filler. We are best known for our lobster rolls, friendly team and cozy shack atmosphere!
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