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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)
“fresh lobster” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (52 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
624 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2203
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 days 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 1 week ago 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

Thank J David H
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 days 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.

Reviewed 11 June 2018

I was hungry for some east coast seafood while on a business trip to DC, but I didn't want to have a sit-down meal. I loved my lobster sandwich! The bread was tasty too. I also had their poppy seed coleslaw, which was good. The...More

Thank PixelPrincess_2011
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by PixelPrincess_2011. We are glad you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

-Location: 3/5 (in the town center, few seats available) -Menu: 4/5 (good selection of quality and fresh seafood, small portions) -Service: 3/5 (on average) -Price quality: 2/5 (high prices compared to service and location) I ordered a Luke's trio (half a lobster roll, half a...More

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

Thanks for stopping by Venividimangno. We always appreciate any feedback.

Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Saw this on tripadvisor and took a swing. The location and decor are good. The staff was professional and efficient. The food came put pretty quick.The clam chowder was ok and lobster corn chowder was salty. The lobster roll was quite good. The clam roll...More

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

Thanks for stopping by the shack MMBarnes. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 25 April 2018

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 3 May 2018

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 21 April 2018 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 3 May 2018

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.

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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$15 - US$40
Cuisine
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 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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