Luke's Lobster

Restaurants , American Upper East Side
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Luke's Lobster
A father-and-son team channels coastal Maine with kitschy decor and, more important, an authentic lobster roll that's short on mayo and long on value. If this is your child's first crustacean experience—whole juicy claw meat nestled inside a toasted, buttered bun—consider her ruined for just about anywhere else.
Venue name: Luke's Lobster
Contact:
Address: 242 E 81st St
New York

Cross street: between Second and Third Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–10pm; Fri, Sat 11am–11pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to 77th St
Price: Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V
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Erik A

Luke's is a great stop for any fan of Lobster Rolls.  They have great fresh Lobster and you can order traditional style or butter.  I mix it up because they're both awesome!  As some of the other reviewers mentioned, it's not cheap, but remember, it's fresh LOBSTER!  Great staff and fun little hang out for a quick meal.  

Maddie M

If you appreciate lobster and seafood, then Luke's Lobster is absolutely worth a visit (or many!). I've been a fan of Luke's Lobster ever since I moved to New York City. Since I like the lobster roll without butter (there's plenty of flavor already). It's so delicious. For $16 for one lobster roll, it can be a little pricey. I would want at least two to feel full. Be sure to get a frequent user card that you can use whenever you go - you'll accrue lobster stamps on it and when you hit the 10 mark, you'll get a free lobster roll. Very friendly staff there too, which is a plus. 

Ryan J

Great place to go if you are in the neighborhood craving quick seafood.Can be a little pricey, but so is everything in NYC.Not quite as good as your typically new England seafood, but it is not bad considering the location.It’s small, so it can get a little packed, but it’s a fun place with a pretty good variety.If you are not into lobster, there is also crab rolls, shrimp, a variety of seafood soups.Take out is also a good option if the small venue gets too packed.There is also a good variety of local beer available.