Luke's Lobster opened on Bethesda Row (7129 Bethesda Ln.) in June 2012, and in Georgetown (1211 Potomac St. NW) two months later. The restaurant chain, owned by Georgetown University graduate and Maine native Luke Holden, 27, already was boasting four shops in New York City and another in the Penn Quarter of downtown Washington, DC, when the Bethesda location opened. Holden's Bethesda friends and the patrons of Luke's downtown DC location clamored for the Bethesda location, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch reported last year.
Luke's serves Maine favorites including lobster rolls, crab rolls, shrimp rolls and, of course, clam chowder.
The seafood rolls are "served chilled atop a buttered and toasted New England-style, split-top bun with a swipe of mayo, a sprinkle of lemon butter and a dash of our secret spices," according to the menu.
For the month of September, Luke's Lobster in Bethesda offers a back-to-school "double stamp deal" for patrons with valid student identifications. Where do you purchase live lobsters in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area? Share your tips in the comments.