Luke's Lobster

Restaurants , Seafood Upper East Side
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Luke's Lobster (Time Out, Photograph: Marielle Solan)
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Time Out, Photograph: Marielle Solan
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Time Out, Photograph: Marielle Solan
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Time Out, Photograph: Marielle Solan
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
10028
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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Buffy S

looooove it but please get better seating!! (-1 star bc this is less of a restaurant and more of a sitting area with a counter)

Rebecchi
tastemaker

Luke's Lobster is definitely a taste of Maine. Fresh fresh seafood, satisfying buttery buns, excellent combo platters and classic drinks like root beer and cream soda make this place special. It's not cheap, but the specials are great to share and oh so tasty. I don't even eat chips, but I can't pass up a crunchy bag to go along with my shrimp roll, crab roll and lobster roll. Out of towners love to visit this spot.

Maria M
tastemaker

When I first heard about Luke's Lobsters, I thought that people were exaggerating about how good the lobster rolls were. Since I went to school in New England, I figured nothing could be as good as the lobster rolls there... but I was wrong. Luke's Lobsters brings the New England fresh delicious flavors of lobster rolls to NYC at the cute, shack-like restaurants. Perfect for a high quality and quick meal. Perfect for a post-Central Park stroll snack. Looking forward to trying the other locations!

Miranda C

Luke's is a great place to grab a Lobster Roll. It comes on a freshly toasted piece of toast and is filled with plump, delicious lobster meat and lots of butter! Really a great spot to hit when the lobster craving you might be having needs to be satisfied.

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.