Our lobstermen come in daily with a lively, fresh catch from the cold, clear waters of the Atlantic. We can ship lobsters anywhere in the continental U.S. We usually have an inventory that ranges between 1 and 3 pounders, with an occasional 4 pounder. If crabs are what you’re looking for, we have ’em! Because the price of lobsters fluctuates very regularly, we don’t list prices on our web site, but you can call us before you come by, and we will tell you what’s available at what price. Prices and size may fluctuate, but the quality always stays the same! We ship Monday through Friday. Call us at 207-721-0472. Or, come by and choose your own. Directions to our Lobster pound and gift shop are here.

Storing live Maine lobster

Live lobsters need to be kept alive until they are cooked to preserve their quality. The best way to enjoy your lobsters is to cook them the day you receive them or buy them. Store them in a cold location in an open container like a cardboard box or a refrigerator. Seaweed or damp newspaper keeps them nice and moist but not wet. Storing them in fresh water will kill them.

How to cook a Maine lobster

Boiling is a little quicker, but steaming is more gentle, making the meat a bit more tender. Steaming is also more flexible; it’s harder to overcook a steamed lobster.

Boiling Instructions

Fill a pot with water and add cup sea salt to taste. Alternatively, use sea water! The pot needs to be large enough so that the lobsters won’t be crowded. For instance, to boil 6–8 pounds of lobster, use a 4–5 gallon pot. Allow 3 quarts of water per 1-1/2 to 2 pounds of lobster. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Add the live lobsters one at a time, cover, and start timing immediately.

Boiling times

Weight Time
1 pound 8 minutes
1 1/4 pounds 9-10 minutes
1 1/2 pounds 11-12 minutes
1 3/4 pounds 12-13 minutes
2 pounds 15 minutes

Steaming Instructions

Put 2 inches of seawater or salted water in the bottom of a large kettle.The pot needs to be large enough so that the lobsters won’t be crowded. Set a steaming rack inside the pot and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Add the live lobsters one at a time, cover, and start timing immediately.

Steaming times

Weight Time
1 pound 10-12 minutes
1 1/4 pounds 12-15 minutes*
1 1/2 pounds 12-15 minutes*
1 3/4 pounds 16-20 minutes*
2 pounds 16-20 minutes*

*Depending on if they are soft or hard shell

Serving Maine lobster

Let the lobster rest for 5 minutes if serving hot. Serve with drawn butter, lemon juice, or both!