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Luke's Lobster Philadelphia

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130 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5226
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped into Luke's Lobster for lunch and loved the set-up and feel of the place. The lobster was excellent, but be prepared to spend about $20 for a hot dog size roll and a drink. It would be ideal to throw some chips or slaw on the plate, but we understand that it is Lobster!

Thank Rob and Claire R
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166 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very expensive, we were disappointed in the bland rolls. Nothing like we have had in Boston. But, the super tasty sodas made in Portland, Maine were great.

Thank timot61
Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a quick dinner at Luke's while staying at the Palomar ... I had the Lobster Bisque and the Lobster Roll - with no Old Bay Seasoning on it .. (New Englanders don't use Old Bay on our Lobster lol). The Bisque had a lot of meat in it, which I was surprised by. The Lobster Roll was delicious. Luke's... More 

Thank Lisa C
New York City, New York
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198 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hole in the wall was right next to our hotel (the Sofitel). I ordered the lobster roll and it's honestly the best I've ever had. The old bay seasoning they used on it was a delicious surprise. It's on the more expensive side, though, so if you're looking for cheap eats, this probably isn't the place for you.

Thank Melissa K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ultra casual. The best lobster roll in Philly. Better than most in New England. High quality at a reasonable price. I make it a point to get there once or twice a month.

Thank Suturedoc
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133 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Step down into a small space where Luke's does their thing with focus, and they do it well. Next to the Sofitel. We were in a hurry but were able to step down into this little lower level storefront with a few tables and have a great lobster roll and some chowder and be on our way in minutes. Clean... More 

Thank L Frank
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Great seafood spot. The roll is baked fresh at the restaurant. Good seafood, the roll sets it off. Leaves you wanting more. The portion sizes are smaller than I would like but the taste is incredible.

1 Thank Vensen A
Port Washington, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Found Luke's based on Yelp reviews. Got there a few mins before it closed (~9pm) so not a lot of other patrons in the place. When I mentioned to the person taking my order I had never been before, she suggested the 'Taste of Maine': 1/2 a lobster, crab, shrimp rolls, 2 crab legs, slaw and a drink (some type... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We ordered The Taste of Maine which makes us try half of the lobster roll, the crab roll, and the shrimp roll. They all delicious. But the champion is the Lobster Roll. Definitely will going back here for the Lobster Roll.

1 Thank Venpenpen
San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Ordered a take-out lobster roll - it was very fresh and delicious. It was a bit smaller than I expected from looking at yelp pictures. It didn't help that the box was much bigger than the sandwich...I thought there had been a mistake when I opened it. Despite the size, still found it filling and satisfying, but perhaps a bit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5226
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 12155641415

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