About Luke's Lobster

Luke’s Lobster is a family-owned Maine seafood business, founded by third-generation lobsterman Luke Holden. Luke’s began as a tiny lobster roll shack in New York City, where Holden was unable to find an authentic, high quality Maine lobster roll to feed his craving for home in 2009. He, partner Ben Conniff, and their enterprising team launched and built their first ten shacks sourcing the world’s best lobster from fishermen through Luke’s father, Jeff’s seafood production business. 

In 2013, the Luke’s team opened its own seafood purchasing and production business in Saco, Maine. This made Luke’s truly vertically integrated, buying direct from fishermen they know and trust and handling their seafood throughout the dock to plate journey.

In 2018, Luke’s expanded into branded grocery, launching its flash-frozen  lobster meat, tails, and seafood meals in grocery stores around the country. And in 2020, when restaurants were closing and markets for sustainable seafood vanishing, Luke’s launched its online market, to bring seafood direct from Maine to doorsteps around the country. Luke’s now has shack locations in ten US states, Japan, and Singapore, and continues to grow and spread its mission through new shacks, new grocery partners, and new online products. As we grow, we deepen our commitment to our core values, and keep our small family business mindset, with a commitment to putting stakeholders above profits, as you’ll see from our Certified B Corp status.

We serve the best tasting seafood, because we know how to care for it the Maine way, from the dock to you. We know our fishermen, we know where and how they fish and we work together to protect our oceans for tomorrow. We know so you can too. Know Your Seafood.

Read more about the ways that we impact our communities, the environment, and our team through working with partners like the Island Institute and Maine Coast Fisherman's Association. Plus, learn more about our B Corp status and sustainable sourcing.

Meet the crew responsible for our day-to-day operations, from our General Managers in shacks, to our behind-the-scenes office team.