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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” (94 reviews)
“seafood” (59 reviews)
“fresh lobster” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Service
Value
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LOCATION
624 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2203
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1 - 10 of 593 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Small counter service restaurant with fresh seafood. They gave a nice sample of each of the soups. A little pricey but delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vickima
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for stopping in Vickima, We are happy that you enjoyed your roll and hope you were able to pick the perfect soup. We look forward to seeing you next time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There’s more hype about this restaurant than actual good quality food for the price. The lobster roll was small and cold, which might be the way it’s served there but I’ve had lobster rolls warm and they’re way better. The grilled cheese with lobster would’ve...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stella P
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Stella, Thanks for dining with us and leaving some feedback. We do serve all of our rolls Maine Style. It's 1/4 pound of sustainable and traceable seafood on a butter and toasted roll with a swipe of mayo, lemon butter, and seasoning served in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always, Luke’s Lobster has the most amazing lobster rolls anywhere. It’s always perfectly buttered and seasoned. I recommend the Mexicane Cola.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank T9363VQmichaeld
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for stopping by the shack. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 December 2018

A small cute, cute, cute, place with a specialty menu focused on NE shellfish sandwiches. We shared a lobster and a crab roll because we couldn't decide. They both were outstanding. The filling was generous and had just a smattering of veg, seasoning, and mayo....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank addtraveler10101
LukesLobster, Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Hello, Thanks for stopping in to enjoy our delicious seafood. Please visit us again the next time you are in DC. Thanks

Reviewed 7 November 2018

The rolls are served with heaping amounts of seafood that don’t even fit their tiny bun, which makes it hard to get full from eating just one roll! I do suggest going for the combo with the soup (which is delicious). The lobster is defiantly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 8SAB8
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thanks for stopping by the shack and we appreciate the feedback. We do serve each roll with 1/4 pound of chilled sustainable and traceable seafood. We also know our fisherman and women personally allowing us to tell you exactly which harbor all of our seafood...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018

The food quality here is very good. However, you will either end up hungry leaving, or broke. Good location. Very clean. They do what they do very well, and in the city it is going to cost. Got the lobster roll and was still hungry...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank barry88
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thanks for stopping in Barry. We do serve each roll with a 1/4 pound of sustainable and traceable seafood. I do recommend if you are a bit hungry to have one of our combos to round out the meal.

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch at Luke’s. We had lobster rolls: 1/4 pound of lobster on a toasted, buttered roll with a little butter sauce and seasoning. Had chips and Mexican coke. Informal with counter tables. We loved it. High quality lobster in casual atmosphere....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 912KRZ
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thanks for stopping by the shack Kristen. We look forward to seeing you next time.

Reviewed 27 September 2018

Impressions-Very gluten friendly, inside resembles the outside of a Maine Lobster Roll shack, service is limited but friendly, limited menu moderate in price This small restaurant serves a limited menu which focuses on its strengths of lobster, shrimp or crab rolls, several sides, soups or...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank JRAJ444
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thanks for stopping in JRAJ444. We are happy you enjoyed your rolls and look forward to seeing you again soon. Check out our website, we might have a location in your neighborhood.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

I was at Joe's on the weekend. we had the recommended "trio". 1/2 roll of each of the shrimp, lobster, and crab. First: the meat was cold. Like it came out of the fridge cold. Not very appetizing (to me). Second: The rolls (albeit they...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Terry E
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Terry, We do serve Maine Style lobster rolls in Maine shack setting. It looks like we didn't quite meet your expectations in regards to that and didn't meet the expectations of a grilled cheese. I have addressed these with my team and appreciate the...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is like a New England cottage and they proudly tell you where your sustainably caught seafood came from. We had Luke’s Fave and the coleslaw was delish-seemed like it had a mustard accent - gosh so good - also had the lobster corn...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank amyk2015
LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thanks for stopping by the shack Amy and we are glad you enjoyed the roll.

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Catherine C
29 September 2017|
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Response from DrJulieWilliams | 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
21 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, 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 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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