6 lb - 8 lb North Atlantic Live Lobster
- Responsibly Sourced
- Guaranteed to Arrive Alive
- Weight Range: 6.0 to 7.98 lbs per Lobster
- Buy 2 for $199.99 each and save 9%
Order a 6-8 lb. Live Lobster for Your Dinner Table
Bust out the camera, because this “Catch of the Day” is truly Instagram-worthy. Order 6-8 lb. live lobster from Maine Lobster Now that’ll arrive at your front door alive and ready to cook. North Atlantic 6-8 lb. lobsters fill up any serving tray and the whole family can enjoy deshelling and biting into the sweet, tender lobster meat. And thanks to the incredible size, you’re sure to have leftover lobster meat, perfect for making your own Maine- or Connecticut-style lobster rolls at home, or adding the meat to any number of classic lobster recipes.
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 6-8 lb. Live Lobster?
One question we’re often asked is: “How much meat will I get from my live lobster?” The general rule of thumb is that a 1 lb. hardshell live lobster will yield 20% of its weight in meat, or 3.2 oz. We’ve found the perfect serving size for lobster is about 3.5 oz.
Your 6-8 lb. live North Atlantic lobster should be plenty to fill the empty stomachs at the dinner table and still leave some leftovers. A 7 lb. lobster would yield nearly 1.5 lbs. of meat, more than what’s sent in our 6-pack lobster roll kits. No lobster dinner is complete, however, without classic New England side dishes. Add delicious corn on the cob or red potatoes, and don’t forget dessert. Try mouthwatering Labadie's Bakery Original Maine Whoopie Pie. Bring all the flavors of New England to your home.
If a 6-8 lb. live lobster is simply more food than you need or maybe isn’t enough, shop other 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.
Schedule Overnight Deliveries and Earn FREE Shipping
Notice: This item can not be shipped to a recipient in the state of Maine.
We ship out orders Monday - Friday for next-day delivery on Tuesday - Saturday, as long as the order is placed by 8AM 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.