Luke’s Lobster Georgetown Plans Lobster Market

Preorder whole crustaceans from the Potomac Street “shack.”

Secret spices and lobster-rope tchotchkes will be in stock at Luke’s Maine Market. Photograph via Luke's Lobster.

Luke’s Lobster is best known for its impeccable rendition of a Maine-style lobster roll, but starting Friday, August 23, the Georgetown “shack”—that’s what the chain calls its restaurants—will also start selling lobsters live and by the pound, and frozen tails.

The market debuts on the one-year anniversary of the seafood sandwich shop. Also in stock will be Luke’s Secret Seasoning, jams and snacks from Stonewall Kitchen, and Maine-themed items such as maple syrup, lobster-rope doormats, and tote bags made from recycled sails.

The lobster hails from Saco, Maine, where Luke’s sources the sustainable meat for its sandwiches. Shoppers will be able to pick up pre-ordered crustaceans on Tuesday and Friday, and the shop will stock a limited supply, as well.

Owners and Maine natives Ben Conniff and Luke Holden are also currently working on a cookbook full of recipes from their home state called The Luke’s Lobster Cookbook: Real Food From the Heart of Maine. That is due out in spring of 2015.

Luke’s Lobster Georgetown. 1211 Potomac St., NW.