Luke’s Lobster Opening a Georgetown Location August 23rd

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.

10 Comment

  • It’s a lobster pound, not a lobster dock. Ayuh.

  • Is the Chinatown location any good? Every time I’ve been past there, it’s been looking pretty empty.

    • Went to Penn Quarter location once; it was crowded (store newer then) so I had to stand at window bar eating my $15 roll. Not sure that experience was worth it, since I make my own every summer – spending lots of money but at least I get a lot of lobster salad and a chair.

  • “And the neighborhood’s love of expensive and overrated food, from froyo to cupcake…”


  • Good for him! I have always enjoyed my multiple visits to the PQ location. Very lump, quality lobster, imo. This should kill in georgetown, and I’m not mad at a small businessman, east of Rock Creek Park or not.

  • And Georgetown students can afford to eat lobster? Must be nice. 1% training starts early…

    • Why would they eat here when they can summon the family jet and eat fresh lobster at mommy and daddy’s place out on the island?

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