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Live Gulf of Maine Lobsters

Live Gulf of Maine Lobsters

Regular price $80.97 USD
Regular price Sale price $80.97 USD
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Legal’s Gulf of Maine lobsters are harvested year-round from the Penobscot Bay by a fleet of local, independent lobstermen and women— delivered daily to our waterfront wharf, where lobsters are individually custom-packed with seaweed for overnight shipment directly to your door! 

Whether for a special family gathering, gourmet dinner, holiday celebration or gift giving, our premium wild-caught Gulf of Maine lobsters are the perfect choice.


Live Lobsters are shipped direct from Maine overnight Monday – Thursday only if ordered by 11:00 AM EST. If an order is placed after 11:00 AM EST on Thursday or anytime Friday - Sunday, the live lobsters will be shipped on Monday. Orders placed Monday – Wednesday after 11am EST will ship next business day. There is no shipping cost for live lobsters, as the cost is included in the total cost of the lobsters. Live lobsters are shipped separately from any frozen food order.



Allergens: Shellfish (lobster)

Preparation & Handling

Preparation & Handling: Live Lobsters, Keep Refrigerated. Lobsters must be cooked the day they arrive.

Steamed Live Lobster Cooking Directions:

  1. You will need a large deep pot large enough to fit the lobsters.
  2. Pour 2 inches of water into the pot along with a little salt (feel free to add some of the seaweed that came with the lobsters if desired).
  3. Bring water to a heavy boil.
  4. Put the lobsters in headfirst, taking care not to crowd the lobsters in the pot. Make sure there is at least six inches at the top of the pot after putting the lobsters into the pot (this allows enough room for the steam to rise through all the lobsters).
  5. Refer to the timetable below for steaming lobsters. We urge you however, not to rely on these timetables alone.
  6. When the steam starts filtering out of the pot, you are getting close. This is when you begin to smell the fine aroma of the lobster feast that you are about to enjoy.


  • 1 1⁄4 Pounds – 12 mins.
  • 1 1⁄2 Pounds – 14 mins.
  • 2 Pounds – 18 mins.

Are they done?

Cooked lobsters will turn bright red at the end of either a boil or steam. The old trick we use at Legal, is the antenna test: If the antenna pulls off easily, the lobster is done. You can also check to see if it is done by cracking the lobster where the tail meets the body, and checking to see if the meat has turned white and opaque rather than translucent.

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