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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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Sudbury, Canada
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've had a lobster roll in Cape Cod that was not nearly as good as the one at Luke's. Buttery, not soggy, and a good amount of lobster make this a delicious snack. Staff are nice and the place is cute.

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Thank Stephanie L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cute, small, nautical themed shop. Very limited seating inside and outside, located in the Penn Quarters area of DC. Nice staff. Rolls are approx 4 to 5 inches long with absolutely no frills, - no chips, no drink, nothing extra, well -- maybe a pickle spear! Shrimp or crab roll both good. Lobster roll is excellent but extremely pricey at... More 

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Thank theLees2017
Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is it if you want a tasty lobster roll heaped with loads of fresh lobster. Nothing fancy about this place just lots of lobster!

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Thank Grandma4469
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit us at our Penn Quarter shack! Our rolls come with a quarter pound of sustainable and traceable lobster, sent straight from Cape Seafood in Saco, Maine! We pride ourselves in serving the best lobster we can get our hands on and are glad you enjoyed it! Thanks again, Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here after work with a friend, got our food super fast. Very kind staff, I just wish I had some now!

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

Hey Casey! Thanks for stopping by! The next time you're in be sure to have some dessert with that roll! We have some delicious Cherry/Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches! -Thanks again, Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com More 

St. Augustine, Florida
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Luke's is very casual, but really worth it if Lobster is your love. The lobster roll is stuffed full of delicious and fresh lobster. Love it. We've eaten here before and would do it again.

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

Hi Susan! Thank you for stopping by Luke's and for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy that you enjoyed your visit and our simple approach to lobster rolls. We believe the freshness of our lobster will really be tasted in every bite. So, we only add light toppings to compliment the flavor and freshness! -- Thanks again,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Luke's has an authentic, side toasted lobster roll, heaped with fresh lobster. The lobster is the star of the sandwich, as it should be. The location is small, but the service is fast. Great selection of drinks. If you're new to the "seafood" rolls of Maine, you may want to try the sampler, which gives you half a lobster roll,... More 

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

Hey! Thanks for stopping by! So glad to hear you enjoyed your lobster roll so much, and YES you're right, the Lobster is the "Star" of the roll!! The next time you're in, be sure to have one of our delicious Ice Cream Sammies!! -- Thanks again, Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com More 

Wisconsin
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145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the sampler, which was small portions of crab, shrimp, and lobster rolls. I was thinking the lobster would rock, actually was the shrimp. Very fresh tasting. The portions were quite small, I wasn't filled up even if I ate it myself. The place is very small with a few outside seating tables. They do serve a couple different... More 

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Thank gritz71
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for coming to visit us and for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Although lobster, crab and shrimp can be pricey, at Luke's we've been able to keep prices down by working closely with Cape Seafood. In comparison to other area restaurants, we are able to offer... More 

South East
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went pre hockey game as all the other places were full, but I love lobster and we could sit outside which was a plus so thought we'd give it a go. Staff were there , but looked like they'd rather not be. Lobster tail was the smallest I have seen.... and for that price you'd think they could include a... More 

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Thank pc-37
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit us at our Penn Quarter shack. I wish that you would have a more enjoyable visit, as we aim for every guest to have the best experience possible. Thanks again, Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the quintessential taste combinations is a properly made lobster roll and a good, tart lemonade. That was my reason for seeking out Luke's in every city he has added. The last two times (in Boston and in DC) have been a disappointment because the lemonade has vanished. Instead, Luke is offering his own brand of blueberry and honey... More 

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

Hello Michele! Thank you for coming to visit us at our DC shack. I'm glad that our lobster rolls still met your needs and will definitely pass the message along about the lemonade. Thanks again, Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com More 

New Jersey
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time having a lobster roll and it was amazing! The lobster was so fresh and so tasty. Had a root beer on the side and it was very refreshing.

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

Hi Luciaotto! Im so glad to hear that you had your first lobster roll ever at Luke's Lobster, even happier to hear that is was amazing! The next time you make it in you should try one of our delicious Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches! Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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