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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” (81 reviews)
“seafood” (49 reviews)
“fresh lobster” (19 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
624 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2203
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the clam chowder and lobster tail. Must visit! Gluten free friendly! Take away or dine in. Fantastic

Thank Roseana S
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was suggested that I get 3 halves. half lobster, half crab and half shrimp.....rolls. I chose to get the lobster roll. it was great!! But hotdog bun style. But still worth it. i added a crab half after that and it was very tasty!!...More

Thank Al F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lobster roll has perfect flavor- great hunks of lobster and awesome bread. But for $17 the portion is disappointingly small. Seriously-snack sized.

Thank Kristi B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday night about 7pm. It was crowded, but we got a seat quickly. We both had the trio and split a clam chowder. Some of the best clam chowder I have had. Full of tasty clam bites. In the trio are...More

Thank SBBW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on a friends suggestion and I got the lobster roll and that was it. It was good....kinda expected it to be a little bigger for the price and I guess cold lobster is the thing. Would have preferred it to be warm. Good...More

Thank MazS75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good old cheap eats order at the counter wait for the food to be ready find a seat what for it to come out.Everything comes out in recycled containers great food with plenty to eat.Light but filling. $50 for 2 people including two soft drinks.

Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very small place one might think about passing by because of looks - Don't. Order at the counter and pick up at the window place. The lobster roll was a bit small and pricy but it was loaded with almost 100% lobster. The atmosphere...More

Thank Al W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New England style lobster, crab, and shrimp rolls are available. Beer, sodas, potato chips, side slaw, and pickles are the other main offerings. In the winter, I like both the clam chowder and the lobster corn soup.More

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

Hello Cara! Thank you for coming to visit us while you were in DC! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our soups are perfect for the colder months. We are currently featuring the Lobster and Corn through the end of the summer....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife is a Celiac. She can eat a lobster roll here. Slaw and chips are also gluten free. We sat near the kitchen (small joint). I could see the cook change gloves and take extra care with our gluten free order. Pricey because it's delicious....More

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

Hello Christopher! Thank you for coming to visit us while you were in town! I'm glad that you and your wife enjoyed your visit and the gluten friendly options. If you make it back in, all of our soups are also gluten friendly. Thanks again,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The taste is really good, the bun is soft, lobster, crab and shrimp can't fail you. Don't forget order the soup.. Perfecto!More

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

Hi! Thank you for coming to visit us while you were in DC and for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit here. Our seafood is sourced straight from Cape Seafood in Saco, Maine! We get...More

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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.
25 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
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
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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