Luke’s Lobster – 207 Washington St. – Hoboken, NJ
Here’s a bit of good news. Replacing the doomed Bona Pizza over at 207 Washington Street, is Luke’s Lobster – which has been a big hit in NYC for the past five years.
A bit about where they get their fresh lobster from:
“Owner Luke Holden buys 100% of his lobster in Maine, where he grew up, built his own skiff, and launched a lobster company while still in high school. When Luke moved to New York, he found lobster rolls drowning in mayo and diluted with celery for up to $30. He and his dad, Jeff, turned to their longstanding relationships with lobstermen to cut out the middle man and get that sweet lobster down to the city, where they could serve it the way it was meant to be: pure, in a griddled New England split-top bun, with no filler.
Each morning lobstermen haul traps from the open seas, and they’re taken from the dock to Luke’s seafood company, where we steam them, pick them, and pack the meat in protective bags, then send them south to Luke’s Lobster. Each bag contains a quarter-pound of pure lobster meat from 5 or 6 unlucky lobster claws (yep, it takes that many lobsters for each roll!).
Throughout the trek from Maine to our lobster shacks, the lobster meat remains in pristine condition, having last touched Maine air. And since we track it the whole way, we know it’s coming from Maine’s sustainable fishery, not over-fished waters. The result is a deliciously fresh lobster roll that allows you to truly taste Maine at its best, with a clean conscience.”
Luke’s – A fresh, young “company” that has no chain stench
Luke’s may have over a dozen locations open in just over five years, but from the looks of it, they’re a “down to earth” business. They appear to have a happy working environment, decent business practices and more.
How a business like this avoids growing too big for their britches (and in the process reducing product quality) is the main challenge. Oh, and if you’re interested in working for this upbeat company – just send your details to Haleigh at firstname.lastname@example.org
People we’ve spoken too say Luke’s is extremely tasty, although on the “pricey” side. The phrase “you get what you pay for” might ring true more often than you think, right?
Take a look at this video to learn more:
Description: Everything Lobster, Shrimp and Crab.
Address: 207 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Online: lukeslobster.com – Twitter – Facebook