- Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square
- 130 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-564-1415
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- Cuisine: Seafood
- Alcohol: BYOB
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Just in time for the cold weather, word came down today that Luke’s Lobster is launching a winter menu. Or a menu augmentation, really. There’s just two new dishes going up on the board, but they’re good ones.
Starting today, the crew behind the counter will be adding lobster grilled cheese sandwiches made with gruyere cheese, buttery white bread and, of course, big hunks of lobster. And for their second trick, they’ll be dishing out lobster mac and cheese. I’ll let them describe it for you…
“For Luke’s mac ‘n’ cheese, the team turned to Hurricane’s Soup in Greene, Maine—the same folks who
create their award-winning chowders and bisques. Hurricane’s is a small company owned by Phil Wilbur [who has] collaborated with the Luke’s team to create a classic, creamy macaroni and cheese with cheddar from Pineland Farms in Maine to accompany the steamed lobster you’ve come to know and love. The Luke’s crew gently hand mixes lobster into each order of mac ‘n cheese
so that it stays fresh and perfectly cooked.”
Sounds like a pretty good lunch, doesn't it? And to wash it down, Luke's is also offering hot apple cider, along with their full regular menu.
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Okay, so remember how excited we were when we heard the news that Luke’s Lobster was coming to town?
And remember how happy I was when I finally got to go there and taste a lobster roll done right (for the first time in longer than I care to recall)?
Well here's the only thing that could possibly make things even better: I just got word today that Luke's Lobster is going to start delivery service.
Two things you need to know about Luke’s Lobster. One, you should go right now. And two, if you didn’t hear me the first time, GO RIGHT NOW. This is the first Philly location of the small, beloved, Maine-based, Manhattan-centered nine-outlet chain that serves idealized roadside-shack lobster rolls. Yeah, yeah, there are crab rolls ($12) and shrimp rolls ($8) and blah blah blah. But what matters here—really, all that matters here—is the $15 lobster roll, done as the lobster gods intended.