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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab roll” (80 reviews)
“fresh lobster” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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$$ - $$$
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624 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2203
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped in for lunch after finding on Yelp. Tried both the Lobster Roll and the Crab Roll. Really enjoyed both but the Crab Roll was really great. This place is small but was a great find. Portion sizes are a little small but well worth...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here after researching they had the best lobster rolls. Small, with only one table and few window seatings. Most people get it to go. We ate lunch, got lucky and table came open, so we ate there. Quick service. Food good.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awsome, fresh, light rolls Nothing like it at all .... the best in D.C. favourite at all times.. bit expensive biu totally deserve it

Thank Reemi M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here with a friend who told me to have the roll. It's great, tastes fresh and is really light and simple. Perfect for a hot day in the US.More

Thank Alex C
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Alex! Thanks for coming by our shack while you were in town! We're glad that you enjoyed the rolls. We work hard to get the best lobster down to DC so that guests can experience the freshness of a Maine style lobster roll! Thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife had the trio, lobster, crab, and shrimp. I had a full lobster roll. Everything was delicious. We also tried what they called a blue whale. This is a blueberry ice cream chocolate chip cookie sandwich. It was big and tasted great.

Thank cmatt169
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thanks for coming in for the trio and the ice cream sandwich! The blueberry ice cream is definitely a great summer treat! Thanks again, Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the advice of a tour guide from Massachusetts and stopped at Luke's for a quick lunch with my 13 year old daughter. We ordered the lobster roll and a trio combo and though they did not appear overwhelming in size, they were packed with...More

Thank rds36
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thanks for coming to visit our shack while you were in DC! I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed your lunch and hope that you can make it back in again! Each of our rolls comes with a quarter pound of lobster, so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried Luke's of the first time. Portions not enough for a meal. Starter size portions at best. Definitely did not get value for money. The lobster was good, but not for the price and serving. Do not go hungry.More

Thank DeavBBQ
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit us in while in DC! Our lobster is sourced from Cape Seafood in Saco, Maine. Cape provides sustainable and traceable seafood from along the North Atlantic coast. This means that each of our rolls is served with a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luke's is a great little spot to drop in for a quick lunch or dinner of a lobster, crab, or shrimp roll. (I've only tried the lobster on a couple of visits.) They are not giant rolls, but have plenty on them to make a...More

Thank NCR_Flyer
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit us at our Penn Quarter shack! Each of our rolls comes with a quarter pound of lobster! That's a quarter pound of 100% traceable and sustainable lobster straight from Maine! Thanks again, Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple delicious and fresh. The price is cheap for the size. If you've visited the Boston location, you'll have the quality here. Great service Large drink selection. Excellent!!!More

Thank Lbaker3366
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit us while you were in DC! I'm happy that you were pleased with your visit and the quality of our lobster. We get shipments a few times a week to ensure that we are able to serve the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there twice now on two different visits to D.C. I ran across it looking for a place to eat after visiting the sites. Very good relatively cheap lobster rolls and unique sodas.

Thank Todd W
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Todd! Thanks for stopping by our shack and giving us a try while you were in DC! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit on a 5-star level! Thanks again! Pchas, General Manager Pchas@lukeslobster.com

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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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jfoy2
24 June 2016|
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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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lorraine077
2 May 2016|
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Response from bobatthebeach999 | Reviewed this property |
Lorraine, while in DC, we also found UBER to be very reasonable and quickly available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
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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