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Luke's lobster is a Maine-style lobster shack featuring traceable, sustainable seafood. We are best known for our lobster rolls, friendly team and cozy shack atmosphere. Roll on in to try some of the best seafood Boston has to offer!
PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Fast food
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 15 December 2021

The best lobster roll in the USA, fresh lobster, fresh coleslaw and great service. Very nice decor. Super clean. Enjoy...More

Date of visit: December 2021
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LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2021

Hi 382lemueld, Thank you so much for dining with us and sharing this feedback. We love hearing from you and greatly appreciate your feedback. I am stoked to hear you had a wonderful dining experience in the shack. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 2 December 2021 via mobile

Wee had delicious lobster rolls in clean minimalist surroundings. Friendly and helpful staff. I recommend it to anyone.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2021

Hi Olafurst, Thank you so much for dining with us and taking the time to share this feedback, we really appreciate it. I am happy to hear you had a stellar experience with us. I’ll be making sure to share this review with the team!...More

Reviewed 16 November 2021 via mobile

Delicious little place to grab some lobster rolls! I had the regular lobster roll with lobster mac and cheese while hubby had the clay chowder with a regular lobster roll. Both the Mac and cheese and the chowder were a little watery but the lobster...rolls were amazing. Super friendly staffMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2021

Hi Julieh, Thank you so much for dining with us and taking the time to share this feedback, we really appreciate it. I am happy to hear you had a stellar experience with us! I’ll be sharing this review with the team, I am certain...More

Reviewed 31 October 2021

This was our last meal before our flight home. My wife had her first gluten free lobster roll and I had a lobster roll. Both were amazing and kept us full for awhile.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2021

Hi Scott, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to share this review, we really appreciate it. I am happy to hear you and your wife had a stellar dining experience with us. We hope to see you again next time you...More

Reviewed 29 June 2021

Really good lobster roll. Clam chowder was also delicious. Service at this location was very friendly and efficient. Pricing is reasonable.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2021

Hi 8michaely, The you for your five star review, we appreciate the feedback. It sounds like you had the perfect New England dining experience with a lobster roll and chowder, I am happy to hear we did not disappoint. I'll make sure to give the...More

Reviewed 5 March 2021 via mobile

Worst lobster roll of my life. Saggy and cold mini bread. Salty and super dry lobster and tiny portions. Do not order the 6 oz since it is same size that the regular lobster roll. $32 threw to trash. Never againMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2021

Hi GoPlaces665961, I'm sorry to hear about your lackluster experience with us. Both the 4oz and 6oz roll are on the same split top bun and the different is that one has more lobster meat than the other. The price of our lobster rolls did...More

Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

This place is a gem. Luke's Lobster serves delicious and well-priced lobster rolls. The service is friendly and efficient. A few months after "discovering" Luke's Lobster at Downtown Crossing in Boston, I went to to Luke's in Portland, Maine, where I also had a great...experience.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2020

Thank you so much for the review! We strive to have the best seafood and service around, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 10 March 2020

Went here for lunch one day when we were craving Lobster. What a delicious lobster roll which was jam packed with fresh lobster (we ordered the jumbo version which had extra lobster!). Quite expensive but well worth it for a treat!

Date of visit: January 2020
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2020

Thanks for the review Annette! Lobster may be pricey but ours is well worth it!

Reviewed 26 February 2020

excellent little lobster spot right downtown with interesting menu and the price is pretty reasonable

Date of visit: November 2019
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LukesLobster, Marketing at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2020

Thank you for the review, Stephen! You can't go wrong with Maine lobster.

Reviewed 4 January 2020 via mobile

So very good. Price suggest $$ but it’s more like $$$-$$$$. I’m not from Boston so maybe i should know better when a salad cost $22. My Misses and I loved the food though! Great place and great staff.

Date of visit: January 2020
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LukesLobster, Owner at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2020

Thank you so much Ernie! Lobster can unfortunately be very pricey, but we only carry the best of the best. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed 4 December 2019 via mobile

I arrived here looking for a nice dinner in a snowy day. This is not the place for a nice dinner in a snowy day. They serve seafood, mainly crabs shrimps and lobster, in a bun. As a side dishbyou can have a soup and...a salad. Plus drinks and you get a $28 bill, not expensive but it ain't cheap either. I took the clam chowder, which was very mediocre to my taste and the lobster in a bun which was ok. I must say that I have never tasted neither before, so maybe this is what they taste like...my guess is that I can find better places for dinner. Oh, and don't take the rootbeer, unless you really love the taste of your mouthwash... Service was really nice and good, and the place looks nice, so I give it 3 stars.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us! I'm sorry to hear that our food did not meet your expectations. Our lobster rolls and clam chowder typically get rave reviews, so if you live in the area I would love to have you come...More

Reviewed 20 November 2019

By a prior recommendation of my son, we found ourselves at Luke's Lobster as we were following the Freedom Trail. Absolutely perfect spot for lunch for our trek. We couldn't decide on the kind of roll we wanted so we got the Trio (shrimp, crab...and lobster) Roll and then ordered the full roll of our favorite, which happened to be Crab.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2019

Thank you so much Darcy! Our crab often gets outshined by our lobster, but that doesn't make it any less delicious!

Reviewed 2 October 2019

Had a really good Lobster Roll at this Lobster place today. Do go there if in the area. Really nice staff.

Date of visit: October 2019
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LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2019

Thank you for the review, and come back soon!

Reviewed 14 September 2019

It is a small joint and the wait on off hours is minimal. Taste is great so it is worth it for sure. Especially if you just want to try a lobster roll for the tourist experience. But the efficeincy part of me feels there...is a better system...still if you don't need choice and your mind is made up to get the experience of Boston cuisine with an authentic roll, then go in just before or after the rush. Show up at 12 or 5 and you will wait in line for the food and then a table.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2019

Thank you for the review! Unfortunately there is only so much we can do with the limited space, and large number of guests we have walking through our door... but we always do our best to get food out as quickly as possible without sacrificing...More

Reviewed 5 September 2019

They have addictive gluten free buns and very flavorful lobster - and a big portion. Service is a bit lack luster and the place needed tidying up a bit.

Date of visit: September 2019
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LukesLobster, General Manager at Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2019

Thanks for the review Lueeze! I hope you'll come back sometime soon, I think you'll be impressed by both the service and the cleanliness that we uphold.

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Luke's Lobster Downtown Crossing is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4