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Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter

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$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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624 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2203
+1 202-347-3355
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11:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We just happened upon this place for lunch and were quite impressed. Simple menu, clean facility and delicious food.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little place in the middle of DC. Ordered two lobster rolls to go and they were very tasty. The lobster were cold and the bun was warm, which was a good surprise. Service was fast and friendly, but finding a parking place was tough.

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Thank Napoleon M
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this review

Hello Napoleon! Thanks for coming to Luke's Lobster! We're glad you enjoyed your meal! Here at Luke's we believe that our traceable and sustainable seafood provides the freshest experience possible! See you next time! Pchas, General Manager Pchas@Lukeslobster.com More 

Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to run in and out of a quick lunch but Luke's is a head combination of quality food, speed ( as compared to a sit down and order lunch spot), and cost. The no frills tray and paper basket keep the focus on the rolls stuffed to the gills with crab, lobster, and shrimp. Yes, it was still $40... More 

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Thank Brandon K
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this review

Hello Brandon K!, Thanks for stopping in at Luke's Penn Quarter! I'm glad you enjoyed your lobster roll, we use a quarter pound of delicious lobster meat and just a bit of lemon butter, mayo, and seasoning! We hope to see you again! Thanks again, Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobser.com More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbling around the very busy Verizon center, and having just left the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, we needed a place to dine. Guess what we found? Yes... heaven on a roll. Crab roll, lobster roll, chips & ME bottled drinks... yup. Heaven. Expensive? A little, but for us, it was perfect.

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Thank OHsoccermom5
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this review

Hello OHsoccermom5, Thanks for stumbling across our shack here at Penn Quarter! We're glad we were able to provide a heaven on Earth experience. We make sure that we always use the best seafood, and prepare each roll perfectly. Hope to see you again next time! Thanks again, Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally we have had the most delicious Lobster Roll ever. We live in Atlanta and finding an authentic Lobster Roll has been more than challenging. Luke's was just right, everything perfect! Thank you Luke's!

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Thank Sdrillot
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this review

Hello Sdrillot, Thanks for coming to visit us while you were in D.C! I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit and your lobster roll. Each of our rolls comes with a quarter pound of meat, which we both feel is the perfect amount! We use light seasoning so that you can really taste the quality of our lobster and I'm... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to eat some good and fresh seafood! I had a Shrimp Roll and Special Soup of the day( spicy crab bisque) Both were nice and tasty. Definitely worth a try if you are in Washington.

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Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this review

Hello Matt! Thank you for coming to visit us while you were in DC and for the recommendation! There's nothing like the Spicy Crab Bisque, it remains my favorite of all the soup options. Thanks again, Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were there on an unseasonably cold and windy DC night and the meal was the perfect warm-me-up. The lobster rolls were delicious, as was the poppy seed slaw. The only thing that we didn't love was the lobster bisque, and it was clearly a taste-bud thing, we preferring a bit more sherry in our bisque. The food prep was... More 

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Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to write a review for us! I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you are indeed able to make it back in! Though lobster can be pricey, we're happy to serve quality lobster from our sister company Cape Seafood in Saco, Maine! Our lobster comes straight from sustainable... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

So good. We went twice for lunch during our weekend visit in DC. Friendly & clean environment. I had lobster roll & lobster bisque with blueberry soda. I'm going to look for that when I get home!

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Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this review

Hello Libby! Thanks for coming to visit us while you were in DC and for taking the time to write a review! I'm happy that you were enjoyed your visit enough to come twice! My favorite soda option in the Maine Root blueberry! Thanks again, Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com More 

Northeast US
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141 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Ordered Lobster Rolls for 20 people and the product was fantastic...and they were huge. Almost all of our guests were from Massachusetts and they thought the food was terrific. Well done.

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2 Thank SteelBeach
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for giving us a try at Luke's Lobster! I'm happy to hear that your party enjoyed the rolls. It's always a pleasure to get the stamp of approval from New Englanders! Thanks again! Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a fast seafood meal with no reduction in quality, this is your place. Few tables, family set up, fast food style, but the seafood from Maine is fresh and delicious. Suggest the lobster bisque, the Taste of Maine (shrimp, lobster, crab), the lobster roll. Staff friendly, limited waiting time. You may opt for the take... More 

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1 Thank csirio
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit us and for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy that you enjoyed your meal and the freshness of our rolls. We get deliveries from Maine a few times a week, in order to ensure that we get the best seafood available! Thanks again! Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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