Luke's Lobster is Here

Photo by Judith Beermann
Grace Needleman, Shaye Hester, Luke Holden and Jennifer Altemus
Grace Needleman, Shaye Hester, Luke Holden and Jennifer Altemus

"We did the place ourselves," says Grace Needleman, as she points to the old lobster ropes adorning the stairway that lead to the second floor where there's seating for 20. "The floors are all salvage, the wood weathered and warm."

Luke's Lobster Rolls (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Luke's Lobster Rolls

High school friends with Luke Holden (yes, that Luke) from Maine, Grace, along with Ben Conniff busily greet guests with New England Clam Chowder and those famous Lobster Rolls.

Ben Conniff serving soup (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Ben Conniff serving soup

Official opening is Thursday, but Tuesday it was friends and family night. As the crowd thickened with Georgetown neighbors, friends from Luke's Lobster in Bethesda and Penn Quarter, and old college friends of Luke (a graduate of Georgetown University) the place took on the ambience of a decades old favorite hangout.

You will not be disappointed. The freshest, juiciest pure claw and knuckle lobster meat on a griddled. top-split bun.  Shrimp and crab rolls too.

Darcy's on Luke's Team (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Darcy's on Luke's Team

Welcome back to Georgetown, Luke!

Party from the old Maine lobster rope staircase (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Party from the old Maine lobster rope staircase

Luke's Lobster is located at 1211 Potomac Street.

Jennifer and Darcy enjoying lobster rolls (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jennifer and Darcy enjoying lobster rolls