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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 good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“crab roll” (80 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
“fresh lobster” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
624 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2203
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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

I stopped into Luke's and got the seafood trio of rolls (shrimp, crab, lobster). They were simple and not overdone and they let the seafood do the talking. It was 19.95 for the trio and it was packed with seafood. I have paid the same...More

Thank Scott P
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Scott! Thank you for coming to visit while you were in DC. We are always happy to hear that guests are as satisfied are you are. We bring the best quality lobster we can get from Cape Seafood, straight to DC for our guests....More

Reviewed May 27, 2017

Stopped in here for a quick bite for lunch. Ordered the $12 lobster roll and added a package of Cape Cod chips for a dollar. The lobster roll was small but tasty and full of butter. There was plenty of lobster meat packed into the...More

Thank kedavis4
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit our shack while you were in town. Our goal is to bring the Maine style experience straight to our shacks with each roll and our decor. So we are happy to hear when guests enjoy that. Thanks again,...More

Reviewed May 23, 2017

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.More

Thank Stephanie L
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Stephanie! Thank you for coming to visit us while you were in DC and for taking the time to write a review for us! I'm happy to hear that we surpassed your expectations with our rolls. We are always looking to live us to...More

Reviewed May 23, 2017

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...More

Thank theLees2017
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit us while you were in DC! I'm happy that you enjoyed our shack and your visit. We pride ourselves in offering DC the best lobster, crab, and shrimp available. Fresh, sustainable and traceable! In addition to that we...More

Reviewed May 22, 2017

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!More

Thank Grandma4469
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

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...More

Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Casey C
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

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

Reviewed May 16, 2017

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.More

Thank Susan P
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

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....More

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Reviewed May 15, 2017 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...More

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Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

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!! --...More

Reviewed May 10, 2017

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...More

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Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2017

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...More

Reviewed May 8, 2017

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...More

Thank pc-37
Pchas D, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2017

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

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brz18
May 21, 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
June 24, 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
May 2, 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
$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, 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 - 9:00 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
  • Neighborhood: 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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