Luke's Lobster Claws Its Way Into Georgetown

The 3rd D.C. location will be largest yet and have ice cream, too

Hungry Georgetown students can tack on yet another culinary category to their array of local choices: the lobster roll. Luke’s Lobster, the restaurant chain renowned for its impeccable Maine-style lobster rolls, is expanding to a third Washington, D.C. location, in the former space of old favorite Philadelphia Pizza Co.

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With the opening, owner Luke Holden is sort of seeing things come full circle. The Georgetown grad was a regular at "Philly P," so it seems only fitting for him to pick up where they left off, serving up delicious grub to locals. The owner grew up in the Holden family lobster business, leaving to pursue finance in Manhattan after he graduated. But Holden couldn’t resist the call of the seafood business — he went on to open five Luke’s Lobsters locations in New York City, as well as a food truck. The first D.C. location followed (just last May!), as well as a second in Bethesda, before his current homecoming.

The ninth location of the Maine chain will be the largest yet, looking something like a two-story, 25-seat lobster shack. The menu will also see a new addition, which debuts at the Penn Quarter location this week: the "Blue Monster," an ice-cream sandwich featuring blueberry ice cream between two chocolate chip cookies — a more decadent take on the standard whoopie pies, which have always been served.

Check out the menu and more over at the web site