130 S 17th St Philadelphia, PA
Luke's Lobster is apparently a Northeastern chain that has a location in Philly. The place itself is located down 17th close to Shops at Liberty Place. The decor inside looks like any typical seafood place without any of the corny nets and starfish decorations. Menu offers up mainly seafood favorites from the Northeast like Lobster rolls and crabs (mainly sandwich form).
Because we had worked up an appetite, we figured we would tackle the Noah's Ark (whole Lobster roll, whole crab roll, whole shrimp roll, 4 crab claws, 2 chips, and 2 sodas! - $44).
The Lobster roll was fantastic. I love the large chunks of cool lobster meat that was stuffed into a buttered Boston roll. The breading was a bit too buttery, but the lobster was perfect. The shrimp roll was next, and I thought I wouldn't like it because they were the smaller shrimp. However, I thought the small shrimp were ideal because they were flavorful and juicy enough with every bite. The crab roll was probably my favorite as it was large chunks of legitimate crab meat that was stuffed into the boston roll. The crab meat was so succulent and lightly seasoned that I wanted to get 2 more of those things.
The crab claws were merely OK. They looked like stone crab claws, which I'm more familiar with in my time back home in Miami. The claws here were smaller, and were too cold as it seemed as though they were defrosting them still.
The crappy part about it all is that I have to go back to Toronto knowing that there isn't a single sandwich I've come across that is like the Maine Crab Roll that i just had at Luke's. I was tempted to sneak some across the border...
Ambience: A- | Service: A | Price: B | Food: A