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Luke’s Lobster

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$$ - $$$
Financial District
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26 S William St, New York City, NY 10004-2495
+1 212-747-1700
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at Luke's for dinner and it was fantastic. My partner and I each had a lobster roll. There are different meal deals you can choose from for $17. The amount of food you get for this price is reasonable, especially for lobster and for eating out in NYC. The cashier even recommended a German bar for us to... More 

Thank alexandra577
Hong Kong
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small cozy setting with nice music and heat. Lobster is definitely the best!! Lobster bisque is just fine, no surprise.

Thank Andy700311
Bronx, New York
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do this with a heavy heart…but I have to remove one circle from my review due to the fact that they changed menu/jacked up prices. I haven’t been there in about a year because I used to have the Taste of Maine “combo” which contained a half roll each of the lobster, crab and shrimp rolls, 2 jonah crab... More 

Thank BronxBarbie
Winnipeg, Canada
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the Brooklyn location after reading reviews on a blog somewhere about NYC. Had the trio . Lobster roll good, shrimp roll was better . Crab roll was terrible.(no flavour , bun was wet and soggy). Beer on tap was decent . wouldn't go out of my way to come here but would stop in if nearby

Thank TT442
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it did taste nice although the lobster was cold, the roll was basically the size of 1 slice of white bread....... really not worth the money. The view was non-existant

Thank Alex R
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for the taste! We have ordered Lobster Soup and Trio Rolls with crab, lobster and shrimps)) The taste of the soup was fantastic! The rolls also were good with fresh seafood!!! The only thing, I didn't expect they will be cold))))) but that hadn't influenced on the taste!!! We recommend this place!!!

Thank Jane B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Was expecting a roll twice the size of what I got - have to say that it wasn't what I was expecting.The lobster rolls in Boston were both cheaper and tastier. Clam chowder was good though, although just lukewarm. Service excellent.

Thank licensed2travel
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always a warm greeting from the crew at Luke's. I used to co-own a fish shack in Maine called the Shanty. These guys are legit. The best lobster rolls in NYC. The lobster grilled cheese is the best cure for the winter blues. I like to pop in for Happy Hour. $3 for my fav beer, the Tripel from Allagash... More 

Thank jupiter4jackie
Berlin, Germany
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

It was my second visit at this Lobster shack, this time together with my family. We loved the athmospere and the Lobster rolls. And we are so sad that we are living 4000mls away so that we can't visit the place more often

Thank ramsesp
Rockford, Michigan
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264 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

The lobster roll was pretty tasty, but seemed expensive especially for what you get. I travel on the east coast a lot and have had many lobster rolls, this one did not impress. Do not get me wrong, it was tasty but not worth it. Better options around the area.

Thank BigDaddy3859

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 S William St, New York City, NY 10004-2495
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-747-1700

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