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1 lb Live Maine Lobster

  • Sustainably Sourced
  • Wild-Caught
  • Antibiotic-Free
  • Guaranteed to Arrive Alive
  • Weight Range: 1.0 to 1.1 lbs. per Lobster
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Special Price $22.99 Regular Price $29.99
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Product Description

Bring Home a Maine Tradition With 1 lb. Live Lobster

Has your dinner routine grown stale? The best way to freshen your weekly menu is with fresh, live Maine lobster shipped directly to your door. Experience the thrill of this Maine delicacy when you order 1 lb. live lobsters, sourced sustainably from local lobstermen and women right here in the Gulf of Maine. Make an ordinary dinner extraordinary with our chef-prepared lobster recipes, or your next grilling party into the talk of the town with Maine Lobster Now’s live lobster delivery.

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 1 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.

Where Your Lobster Comes From

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.

Serving Size

What’s the Serving Size of 1 lb. Live Lobster?

One of the most frequent questions we are asked is: “How much meat will I get from my live lobster?” Generally speaking, you should expect to get 3.2 oz of meat from a 1 lb. hardshell lobster. We’ve found that 3.5 oz of lobster meat is the perfect serving size, so your 1 lb. live Maine lobster will be the perfect main entrée for your dinner.

We recommend serving classic New England side dishes with your boiled, steamed, grilled, or baked lobster. When shopping, be sure to add to your cart crab cakes for an appetizer, and corn on the cob or seafood stuffing side dishes to pair with your lobster meat. But don’t forget dessert! Order a mouthwatering Maine-iac Whoopie Pie or a classic Maine Blueberry Pie. Get all of this delivered right to your front door fresh and ready to cook.

If you think a 1 lb. live lobster isn’t enough food, shop our huge selection to order larger size live lobsters.

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.

1 lb Live Maine Lobster


Schedule Overnight Deliveries and Earn FREE Shipping

Notice: 1 lb. live lobsters cannot be shipped to CT, N.J., or N.Y.

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 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.

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  1. Verified Buyer

    Lobsters arrived alive and well packed

    Our lobsters came right in time and nicely packed. We ordered the one pound lobsters which tasted good but I feel that they were not full with a lot of meat.

  2. Verified Buyer

    Live lobsters great sizes

    All lobsters arrived alive, packed professionally and in a box that would fit inside my fridge till use later in the day. I will be buying again great price and value, great tasting lobster. I only purchased lobsters I made my own buns. I’ve bought other live lobsters but these are fresh and are extremely tender. Best place I’ve found so far and the best price.

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I always order the frozen lobster meat…

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

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Great experience with ordering my first…

Great experience with ordering my first fresh seafood order. Had a bit of quirk trying to order online but actually more comfortable ordering by person to get my order right. I was given very helpful advice on what to order and serving size for a din...

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