I had dinner at the first SF (and west coast) outpost of NYC based Luke’s Lobster tonight. I ate a lobster roll once at a Luke’s Lobster in NYC several years ago, but my memories of how it tasted has been lost to the sands of time. I do remember that I liked it. The restaurant is on a corner of 2nd and Mission. There are several tables and also a small counter area to sit in. You place your order at the register and if you are dining in, your order will be brought to you. For adult beverages, they have several beers on tap and also wine.
I had the Combo #2 with a lobster roll, which is a lobster roll, a soft drink, and a cup of soup for $25.
I found the lobster roll to be very tasty. It’s in a split top white bread hotdog bun that has been buttered and toasted. Good texture on the bun - sweet with a nice buttery crunch from the toasting and soft in the middle. The lobster inside was also good, sweet and juicy with a mix of claw and tail meat. Tasted fresh. It’s chilled and is dressed with lemon butter, mayo (not that much), and “seasoning”. The seasoning and dressings didn’t overpower the lobster meat. I haven’t had that many lobster rolls but this was a good one.
I also liked the clam chowder. Not too thick and not too watery with a good portion of clams along with potato. Good clam flavor. The lobster roll looked a bit small initially but I was surprisingly full after eating it and the cup of soup. Didn’t even need the oyster crackers.