Update: The pricing on this page was last updated on 12/8/2020

Also known as “Quarters” or “chix”, 1.25 pound lobsters are favored for the extra sweet and tender meat they produce. The downside of these smaller lobsters is that, by most people’s standards, they don’t really produce enough meat for a full meal. If you really like sweeter-tasting lobster but also like to splurge on quantity, not quality, you could cook and eat two per person, but this is usually awkward while hosting a get-together in which nobody is likely to ask for seconds when it comes to live lobster. For 1.25 pound live lobsters, a better plan is usually to serve plenty of sides.

1.25 pound Live Lobster Prices

Company Min. Order Price/lobster* Price/4 Lobsters** Shipping Go To
Fulton Fish Market 2 $27.00 $108.00 Free@$99+
Lobster Anywhere 1 $28.95 $159.80 $44.00
Get Maine Lobster 2 $54.99 $164.99 $40.14
James Hook Lobster Company 2 $18.75 $194.99 $119.99
Lobster Gram 2 $47.50 $207.00 $51.00
Winter Harbor Lobster Co-op 2 $65.00 $259.98 FREE


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These prices do not include shipping, except when noted otherwise.

** Price for 4 lobsters INCLUDES shipping based on a standardized location. Exact costs may vary.

***Orders over $125 ship free, even on Saturdays.

More Tips for 1.25 lb Lobster

This is typically the most affordable sized lobster per pound. Plus, the small size makes it possible to cook 3-4 lobsters at a time in a moderately-sized 16-quart pot. You might even be able to squeeze 2 of them into an 8-quart pot. Their smaller size also makes them easier to cook the meat all the way through without overcooking and toughening up the meat. Generally, you’ll want to cook these lobsters in boiling water for about 8-9 minutes. The rule of thumb is for cooking is 7 minutes for the first pound and about 3 minutes for each additional pound.

1.25 pound live lobsters quarter should yield about 4-4.5 oz of cooked lobster with the following nutritional information:

112-125 grams, 4-4.5 oz

110-120 calories

23-24 grams protein

75-80 mg of cholesterol

1-1.25 gram of fat


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