2.5 lb Live Maine Lobster
- Sustainably Sourced
- Guaranteed to Arrive Alive
- Weight Range: 2.48 to 2.96 lbs. per Lobster
- Buy 3 for $65.99 each and save 6%
- Buy 6 for $59.99 each and save 14%
Order 2.5 lb. Live Lobsters Online Today
It’s time to treat yourself, your partner, or your dinner guests to something extra special. Let Maine Lobster Now give your dinner routine a major upgrade. We ship live lobsters overnight to your front door so you can experience the freshness of this New England delicacy in your own home. You can easily boil, steam, bake, or grill your 2.5 lb. live lobsters following our cooking guides. You can also impress your friends and family by making one of our chef-prepared lobster recipes, like lobster ravioli, lobster tacos, or a lobster bloody mary.
Sustainably Harvested Lobster
Our live lobsters are wild-caught using the latest sustainable sourcing methods that help ensure the long-term population of this coastal favorite and support thousands of independently owned businesses in Maine. All our 1 lb. live lobsters are healthy, harvested fresh in the Gulf of Maine, and free of antibiotics. You can feel confident that you’re eating great-tasting lobster that’s sourced responsibly.
Unmatched Quality and Freshness
We always handle our 2.5 lb. lobsters humanely and responsibly. We purchase our lobsters directly from local wharfs along the coast 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 live lobsters directly from independently owned wharfs, some just a few miles from our headquarters here in Maine and others all along the North Atlantic coast. 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 2.5 lb. Live Lobster?
The weight of a 2.5 lb. live lobster includes meat and the hard shell body. So you might be wondering exactly how much food you’ll get in your order. Generally speaking, a 1 lb. hard shell lobster is expected to yield about 3.2 oz. of lobster meat, or 20% of its total body weight. We’ve found that 3.5 oz of lobster meat is the perfect serving size, so your 2.5 lb. live Maine lobster will be plenty for a large appetite and might even leave some meat for leftovers. You can also make it a complete meal with some traditional lobster side dishes.
For your lobster meal, we recommend starting with an appetizer of mouthwatering clam chowder or crab cakes. As a side dish to serve with your cooked lobster, you can mash some red potatoes or serve Susan’s Seafood Stuffing. Of course, no New England meal would be complete without dessert, so add a classic Maine Blueberry Pie to your order before checkout.
If you need to go bigger than a 2.5 lb. live lobster, or it’s just not enough, shop our huge live lobster selection to order a different size.
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 Maine 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.