Luke's Lobster

8 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Clam Chowder, Lobster Rolls, Soup
Safety Rating
6 ratings

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130 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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This place is literally what I look forward to every time I’m visiting downtown Philly. First off they have made it very clear to me that there is always potential for cross contamination so those of you who are super sensitive, you may wish to avoid this place. I personally haven’t had any issues in the dozen or so times I’ve been here. If you’re looking for a gluten free lobster roll, crab roll or shrimp roll this is your place. It’s not evident on the menu in the shop but if you ask, they have gluten free rolls. Today I learned something new. Their soups are also gluten free. They use a potato starch and not flour. So I had me a crab roll and large clam chowder. Don’t remember the last time I’ve had clam chowder. It really hit the spot. This is a hole in the wall restaurant that can easily be missed but so worth the go if you’re looking for something gluten free.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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Was so nice to be able to have a lobster roll Gluten free bun was grilled and buttery. Yum!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Mouthwatering delicious!! You have to try this place out. And they are extremely knowledgeable about gluten and cross contamination. If they are not sure they bring you the list.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Clam Chowder
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Lobster Rolls
  • Soup

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Excellent lobster roll. Staff very conscientious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Found this place through the FMGF app and was very please. It looks kind of sketch from the outside, but once you walk down the step into this converted basement, you will find excellent lobster rolls. This version of the lobster roll come with liquid butter painted on the outside of the roll with a small amount of mayonnaise underneath of good portion of lobster. They have gluten free buns and they clam chowder and lobster corn soup are also gluten free. They are very upfront and accommodating for all allergies and it was a pleasure returning for another lobster roll and lobster soup. Excellent. The prices are a little high for lunch $26 for the lobster combo, but worth it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff took extra steps to reduce the risk of cross contamination and the food is excellent with lots of gf options! You can’t ask for more than that.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I wasn't able to eat there because I'm allergic to Soy. But I have to give them high marks because they took the time to read off all the ingredients for me, and were willing to toast something I brought in.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Gluten free rolls for lobster rolls and gluten free lobster bisque and clam chowder

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Ate here and it was safe, and great to be able to try a GF lobster roll.

We ordered the spicy roll and the truffle butter roll, and each came with a packet of crisps (or ‘chips’ as they’re known as here). Both were great but the truffle one was better. Both could have done with a bit more sauce, and considering how expensive it was I’d have expected a bit more.

Keep an eye on how your order is put through - my server noted me as ‘dairy allergy’ and only changed it after I corrected her. She then put through my next roll as normal, rather than GF, and again I had to correct her.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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We had a wonderful experience! My husband and I both had the lobster roll and lobster bisque. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and we had no gluten reactions at all! They even had gluten free caned alcoholic drinks. I am extremely gluten sensitive with celiac and my husband is gluten intolerant so this was such a treat! Would highly recommend!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


No prevention other than glove change, had gluten free bun

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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This is a MUST if in San Francisco! Probably one of my top 3 places in the area. Had the Luke’s trio: mini lobster roll, crab roll, shrimp roll on the most delicious gf bread I’ve ever had at a restaurant. VERY TASTY! They are soaked in a bit of butter too which is heavenly. Also, had lobster bisque, it does not disappoint. Both soups are gf and all slider rolls can be made gf. I loved the trendy vibe inside, great 80/90’s light music and fun laid back atmosphere. 10 out of 10!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Had a fine experience here with my celiac partner. The price is insane, and the food is not bad. Unfortunately, we could only get cold lobster rolls because the hot lobster rolls get cross contamination. I paid 90 bucks for two small lobster rolls and a small soup. At least I got two bags of chips for free. Crazy. We were both hungry afterwards. There is a separate station for GF.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

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