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6 lb - 8 lb North Atlantic Live Lobster

  • Responsibly Sourced
  • Wild-Caught
  • Antibiotic-Free
  • Guaranteed to Arrive Alive
  • Weight Range: 6.0 to 7.9 lbs per Lobster
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    Special Price $239.99 Regular Price $299.99
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    Product Description

    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.

    Where Your Lobster Comes From

    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.

    Serving Size

    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 Maine-iac Chocolate Whoopie Pie or traditional Maine Blueberry 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.

    Nutritional Benefits

    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.

    6 lb - 8 lb North Atlantic Live Lobster


    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.

    Storage & Thawing

    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.

    Cooking Live Lobster

    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.

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    100% of customers recommend this product

    1. Verified Buyer

      The Best.

      Just under 7 lbs alive and kickin! Came in right before the wicked Texas ass kicking storm as an early Valentines Day surprise for my Valentine. IT WAS AWESOME! Tender, sweet....Perfect. Steamed it according to the directions...perfection! I will be ordering again and again and again. The quality of the product and service don't lie. My pictures damn sure don't either. What a fine experience/meal as a first time customer. Many thanks MElobsternow!!!!

    2. Verified Buyer


      My lobster came in chill but alive. Me and my gf cooked it together. I can’t touch anything alive but she can. It was fun. I ordered this jumbo and then two 1lb lobsters for comparison. All of them tasted amazing. It was easy to cook. As an FYI. I got a 24 QT. pot from Amazon and I did a mix of boiling and steaming because the lobster was so big but it cooked perfectly and came out amazing. This was my first time cooking live seafood so any errors are my fault.

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    What Our Customers Say

    We sent this to family in the Midwest

    We sent this to family in the Midwest It was a big hit!! Delivery was as planned and seafood was amazing as reported

    angela Verified Buyer

    Lobsters arrived alive and had the…

    Lobsters arrived alive and had the great Maine flavor. Pachaging and cooking inzdx tructions were great!! Can't wait to order again.

    Nelsen Jorgensen Verified Buyer

    I always order the frozen lobster meat…

    I always order the frozen lobster meat or frozen tail meat. Either one is great. Super meals

    Becky Lonneman Verified Buyer
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