HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >


Shipping Live Lobsters

  • f

All this lobster chatter gave me the idea of shipping two live lobsters to my parents for their anniversary next month. Can anyone recommend a good online source? What is a good size? 2 1/2 pounds? 3 pounds? They love lobster and have prepared live lobsters in the past. Thanks.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. the king of the hill for this is below, but at those prices you might be better off getting a gift certificate to the folks closest nice seafood restaurant.

    Link: http://www.lobstergram.com

    1 Reply
    1. re: byrd

      Thanks for the link, I will investigate. We (my sisters and I) have done the gift certificate thing ad nauseum for the Anniversary gift and think they'd enjoy this more. Plus they are in northern Michigan and a good seafood restaurant is not such an easy thing to find.

    2. I have shipped live lobsters from Legal Seafood many times. Just google Legalseafoods. They have some nice packages that include the pot, implements, etc and some with steamers. Always fresh (and live!).

      1. Here is a company I have used. They are local to Boston.

        Link: http://www.fishermansfleet.com/

        1. I've had good experiences ordering lobster for my mom from Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound, where I used to stop for lobster on the way to Acadia National Park.

          I also gpt a recommendation (I think on Chowhound) for this place, but haven't tried it:

          Link: http://www.trentonbridgelobster.com/

          1 Reply
          1. re: jnovgirl

            Second the Trenton Bridge rec: They have the best lobster I've ever eaten and they do a huge amount of shipping.

          2. Although I've never mail ordered from the Boothbay Lobstermen's Co-Op, I've eaten there many times and really enjoyed it. They certainly don't lack for a big supply of fresh lobsters.

            Link: http://www.mainelobstercoop.net

            1. Well. I think I can really help you with this...First, there is a big difference between a Maine Lobster and a lobster from L.I Sound Or Massachussetts...if you want to send the best without paying an arm and a leg to Lobstergram or Legal seafoods just call McLaughlin's Seafood in Bangor, Maine, or you can look up their website, at 1-800-222-9107 or 207-942-7811- I live here now and have sent their lobsters to Fl. and NY....never dissapointed !
              Believe me, they will give you the best lobsters everytime, or they will tell you to wait a day or two until the new catch comes in...that is what you call honest service !

              1. I like "Selects" which are lobsters in the 2-3 pound range. Chix are 1.5 pounds each. Jumbos are usually 4 pounds and up. Selects are the way to go. I like Sanders. Have a look at the link.

                Link: http://www.sanderslobster.com/home.html

                Image: http://www.lobster.co.uk/images/lobst...

                1. I have used LOBSTER NET several times and have been extremely pleased with the quality

                  Link: http://www.thelobsternet.com/

                  1. Hey, don't forget Jordan Lobster Farms in Island Park, NY. They're at http://www.jordanlobserfarms.com. They do a big mail order business. We also just wrote about them yesterday, if you want photos.