1211 Potomac St, NW
From a press release:
Luke’s Lobster team is proud to announce that a new Luke’s will open August 23rd in the former Philly Pizza space at 1211 Potomac Street.
Luke’s Hoya roots are strong—almost as strong as his ties to his coastal hometown of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. From late nights at Philly Pizza to small business classes (which he took alongside the founders of Sweetgreen, the wildly popular salad shop around the corner), Luke’s Georgetown years were as formative as his lobster-boat summers. Dishing fresh, sustainable Maine lobster to his old neighborhood and fellow Hoyas has been Luke’s dream since he served his first sandwich. In particular, he has been pining for the building where he burned his mouth so many times on melted cheese and tomato sauce before the pizza joint closed in 2010.
He couldn’t have found a better location. The whitewashed clapboard house at 1211 looks as though it was transplanted directly from a Maine lobster dock. Luke’s first two-story location will have room to satisfy neighbors and students alike amid lobster gear from his old boat. And the neighborhood’s love of good food, from cheesesteak to cupcake, makes it the ideal community to share the world’s greatest lobster, in the form of DC’s favorite lobster roll.
1211 Potomac St, NW was previously home to Philly Pizza then Grow Fresh and more recently The Crave pictured above in March 2012. We judged Luke’s Lobster Penn Quarter location back in July 2011.