4 lb - 6 lb North Atlantic Live Lobster
- Buy 2 for $145.99 each and save 9%
Order a 4-6 lb. Live Lobster for Your Dinner Table
Talk about your “Catch of the Day!” Maine Lobster Now offers giant 4-6 lb. live lobster shipped right to your front door. A North Atlantic 4-6 lb. lobster will fill up any serving tray for a wonderful family dinner night and are just as easy to prepare as smaller lobsters. Of course, the sweet, tender lobster meat flavor is still the same you’d expect to be found in all other sizes of lobster. The meat is perfect for dipping in melted butter or used in a wide variety of delicious 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 4-6 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 about 20% meat when cooked, or 3.2 oz. The recommended serving size for lobster is about 3.5 oz.
With that said, your 4-6 lb. live lobster should be plenty to fill the empty stomachs at the dinner table and still leave some leftovers. A 5 lb. lobster would yield about 1 lb. of meat, the same amount we send in our 6-pack lobster roll kits. We also recommend serving some classic New England side dishes with your cooked lobster, like delicious corn on the cob or red potatoes. And don’t forget dessert. Order a mouthwatering Maine-iac Whoopie Pie or a traditional Maine Blueberry Pie. Any of these items will turn an ordinary meal into an extraordinary tasting experience.
If a 4-6 lb. live lobster is more than your needs 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.
Maine Lobster Now safely and securely ships your live lobster(s) overnight right to your door. We offer the best price on shipping live lobsters and other seafood products. When you spend $100 or more, your order ships FREE.
You can also schedule your seafood delivery ahead of time. At checkout, you can choose the day you want your food delivered to ensure you have the freshest possible seafood at your door on the day you need it. It is highly recommended to plan your live lobster seafood delivery for the same day you will cook your lobster(s). We cannot guarantee the overnight survival of your live lobster(s) after they are delivered.
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.
What Our Customers Say
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I bought a gift certificate for lobster…Bought for a charity auction
I bought a gift certificate for lobster and donated for an auction. My friend bought it and we got to help eat it! We tried steaming it but we didn't steam it long enough and needed a little more time. I will boil next time! We have used this company...
Absolutely the best!!!
Absolutely the best!!!! The lobsters were fresh and delicious! The steamers were awesome and I would highly recommend to anyone that loves fresh seafood!!!!