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Luke's Lobster
Seafood Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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624 E St NW Washington, DC 20004
624 E Street NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20004
$$Seafood Restaurant, Lobster RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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Seafood counter serving Maine-style lobster rolls with toasted buns, plus clam chowder & microbrews.- Google
"We got the lobster roll soup combo and requested New England clam chowder."
"It's a must have for seafood rolls."
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Alice Wang
a month ago
For DC, this is a decent lobster roll. I've been to Maine before and lobster rolls are both larger and less expensive. Of course, given that DC is over 600 miles away, you can't expect the same experience. The lobster roll is $16. We got the lobster roll soup combo and requested New England clam chowder. We also asked for Coke and Sprite. Our total came out to be about $50. I couldn't believe my ears when I heard that price; I had to double check the price displayed on the register. When I went to pick up the order, the server handed me two drinks but not Coke and Sprite; rather, it was Maine Root soda and lemon lime. Turns out they don't carry typical soda products but she didn't bother to tell us that when we ordered. In fact, her whole attitude when we were ordering was downright rude, apathetic, and detached. She was very aloof when we ordered, constantly looking sideways and pursuing her lips. Now, the roll. The bun - a buttered, toasted New England bun - was delicious (probably due to the butter). The roll was topped with mayo, lemon butter, and some of their "secret spices." Lobster was pretty good. Liked the balance between the lobster meat, buttered bun, mayo, lemon butter, and spices. It wasn't overpowered by the mayo. Clam chowder was decent too although nothing extraordinary. I prefer Red Hook lobster truck to Luke's Lobster (and I don't even go there too often). Luke's fulfills any lobster roll craving you might have but for the small quantity, average taste, and fairly cha-ching price tag, I can't justify coming here time and time again.
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Rachel Alferez
4 months ago
Quaint fishing themed dining area. Luke's has a small menu but delicious dishes. Our party of 4 ordered the Noah's ark and clam chowders. Food was good, just as expected. Very fair price. I've not had lobster, crab and shrimp rolls for $38 for 4 ppl.
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Charles Boyd
6 months ago
Nice fresh ingredients. A little pricey but good quantity. Should make more combo options for all items instead of a few or substitute soup options. Would definitely come again.
Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Thanks for the suggestion! We'll definitely keep it in mind as we update our menus.
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Matt Lullove
6 months ago
cozy diner with a fair sized menu for such a place. great beer selection and price that makes up for the menu pricing. primarily cold dishes except for the grilled cheese.
Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Thanks for checking us out! We actually serve our rolls Maine-style, which means our seafood is served chilled in a buttered and toasted split-top bun with just a little bit of mayo, lemon butter and secret seasoning to taste. Hope you come back again!
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Tony Star
2 months ago
My parents and I had the Noah's Ark and it was delicious. Hands down, it was the freshest and tastiest seafood that I had ever had on the east coast. However, it was a bit pricey, and split among 3 people, left a lot to be desired. The total price was $51.70 and the portions were egregiously small but understandable because they ship their seafood in from various places in Maine. Overall, if you have around $20 to spend on a two-handful sized roll in D.C., then go ahead and relish it.
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Charles Mathews
3 months ago
I've reviewed less than 3 restaurants in my life. Best crab roll ever! So glad we walked out of Carmine's to come here.
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Christopher Foster
3 months ago
Food was great. Had sampler. Not a lot of seating but it's downtown. Had to be careful with claws and rolls became found some shell but what can you expect for so much seafood.
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Chiquandra Cross
2 months ago
Taste of Maine was good, but seemed a bit small for the price. Will definitely come back to try the chowder.


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