15 lb - 20 lb North Atlantic Live Lobster
- Buy 2 for $449.99 each and save 4%
Bring Home an Unforgettable 15-20 lb. Live Lobster
Boiled, steamed, baked, or grilled, your 15-20 lb. live North Atlantic lobster is sure to make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience no matter how it’s cooked. These jumbo live lobsters make exciting centerpieces for a dinner party, or the perfect main entrée for a special holiday dinner with the family. Melt some butter for dipping, pile meat high into a lobster roll, or enjoy it on its own. No matter how you do it, we’re confident everyone will be in awe of the sweet, tender chunks of delicious lobster meat you’ll get from our largest lobsters.
Responsibly Harvested Lobster
At Maine Lobster Now, we only deliver North Atlantic live lobsters that are wild-caught using the latest responsible sourcing methods that help ensure the crustacean’s long-term population and support thousands of independently-owned businesses. You can feel confident you’re eating great-tasting lobster that’s sourced responsibly.
Unmatched Quality and Freshness
We always handle our live lobsters humanely and responsibly. We purchase our lobsters directly from wharfs along the North Atlantic shore and immediately transport them to our storage facility. We keep our lobsters in a saltwater tank that is maintained at a temperature that promotes their health and enables them to thrive until the day they arrive at your home.
We source our North Atlantic live lobsters directly from independently owned wharfs along the North Atlantic coast. Maine state law limits the size of harvested lobsters to 3.5 lbs., so lobsters larger than that are harvested in federal waters and brought back to docks in either New Hampshire or Canada. Each day the docks trace their landings to the lobstermen and women who catch them, and we trace our lobsters to each dock where they landed.
What’s the Serving Size of 15-20 lb. Live Lobster?
“How much meat will I get from my live lobster?” you might ask. The general rule of thumb is that a 1 lb. hardshell live lobster will yield about 3.2 oz of edible meat. We’ve found the perfect serving size for lobster is about 3.5 oz.
A massive 15-20 lb. live lobster will provide an incredible 3-4 lb. pile of lobster meat. We have no doubt this will fill the empty stomachs of many people at the dinner table and still leave some left over. You can use 1 lb. of lobster meat to make 6 heaping lobster rolls, then use some more to make mouthwatering lobster mac & cheese or lobster bisque. For your dinner party menu, make sure to add side dishes of corn on the cob or red potatoes to be mashed. And for dessert, you’ll give everyone the perfect goodbye with a delightful Maine-iac Chocolate Whoopie Pie, filled with sweet vanilla cream, or a traditional Maine Blueberry Pie.
If a 15-20 lb. live lobster is way more lobster than you need, shop smaller live lobster sizes here.
Are Lobsters the Next Superfood?
Lobsters offer a wide range of beneficial health qualities similar to other popular “superfoods.” Lobster (similar to other seafood we sell) is an excellent source of protein, offering 19 grams of protein per 3.5 oz. serving.
Lobster also contains a healthy dose of vitamins B3, B6, and B12, which help support metabolism and cognitive function. Lobster is an excellent source of the antioxidant selenium, which prevents cellular damage, and lobster is also high in zinc to boost immunity. And like salmon, lobster contains omega-3 fatty acids that help lower inflammation and can reduce the risk of heart disease.
We ship out orders Monday - Friday for next-day delivery on Tuesday - Saturday, as long as the order is placed by 2PM ET. You may also schedule your seafood delivery ahead of time by choosing your desired date at checkout. Not all towns have Saturday delivery, so if you are interested in Saturday delivery, please contact our Customer Service Team by email or phone with your zip code so we can check availability. All orders scheduled to be delivered on Saturday are subject to an additional delivery fee.
All frozen packages are sealed in a reusable box with dry ice, while our fresh packages are packed with gel packs. Packages containing both frozen and fresh products will be packed with gel packs. Dry ice is not harmful to your food as CO2 is found naturally in the air we breathe, however, it can be so cold that it can burn your skin if you touch it with your bare hands. Please wear gloves when handling dry ice.
Shipping exceptions include holidays, the eve of a holiday or inclement weather. Our Customer Service Team will inform you via phone call or email if there are any issues with shipping your order out as promptly as possible.
Once you receive your package, you should open your package and make sure all your items arrived safely. If you have any issues with your products you must notify our Customer Service Team with photos of any issues via email the day your package arrives. For further questions, you can refer to our shipping policy here.
Simple Instructions for Storing Live Lobster
We’ll help keep your live lobster at the highest quality possible.
- Handle live lobsters with care. Live lobsters are best cooked the day they arrive. We cannot guarantee overnight survival after delivery.
- Refrigerate the entire box. If the box doesn’t fit, carefully remove lobster(s) and wrap them with the seaweed included in your shipment in damp paper. Do NOT store in an air-tight container.
- Do NOT put lobsters on ice or in freshwater. Any of these will kill your lobster(s).
Warning: Closing claws and tails can cause bodily harm. If lobsters arrive without bands, please exercise extreme caution when handling.
How to Cook Live North Atlantic Lobster
If you’ve never purchased or cooked live lobster before and are unsure what to do, you’re in good hands. We’ll help you cook your lobster to perfection and easily crack into those shells.
- Learn how to cook live lobster at home like the pros. Read our lobster cooking instructions online, or use the pamphlet insert included with your order to boil, steam, bake, or grill your live lobster.
- Make sure to have the proper equipment on hand when cooking live lobster. Add lobster crackers, seafood shears, seafood picks, and butter warmers to your order.
Health Advisory: Consuming raw or undercooked shellfish may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. If you’re not sure how to prepare lobster, please review our cooking directions.