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Skinny Eats and Drinks in DC

The Skinny: Luke’s Lobster


Following all the hype around this new Penn Quarter eatery, I finally had the chance to head down to taste the famous lobster rolls!

Dodging anxious teen Glee fans in line at the Verizon Center, we finally arrived to find that we would also have to stand in line, in company of a crowd just past their teens- I almost felt like this was Georgetown preptown! Luckily I did wear my Tory Burch lobster motif flip flops, so the look was just right.

The lobster roll was as advertised: fresh, buttery, toasted to perfection, with lobster meat piled so high it was almost enough for 2 rolls! The accompanying bag of chips and lemonade where nothing out of the ordinary, and I felt the chips violated the flavor of the lobster roll. No chips needed for next time! Le boyfriend tried the shrimp roll, which was not too shabby at all, but no rival to the lobster roll.

Dieters beware: the menu clearly states that the lobster rolls are made in the traditional way with mayo, spices and lobster meat. So, on a hot day, when you find yourself in pastel pink shorts and a Vineyard Vines polo shirt walking around Penn Quarter with a terrible nostalgia for that salty ocean breeze, this lobster shack is a quick, delicious fix before you board your yacht at Gangplank Marina and sail east towards the open waters.



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