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

This is the perfect size for people who love lobster but still want a full, hearty meal. Yielding just under a half-pound of meat, this lobster will still leave enough room to enjoy a good number of sides without worrying about leaving the guest(s) unfulfilled. If you know the preferences of some or each of your guests, then it may be feasible to order a mix of halves and 2-pound lobsters without creating too many headaches from organizing and serving the right lobster to the right guest. Order 2-pound live lobsters across the board for a large group and you’ll undoubtedly be throwing away a good amount of lobster meat.

2 lb Live Lobster Prices

Company Min. Order Price/lobster* Price/4 Lobsters** Shipping Go To
Fulton Fish Market 2 $47.78 $191.61 Free@$99+
Lobster Anywhere 1 $50.95 $252.80 $49.00
The Crab Place 2 $51.00 $294.64 $86.95
Maine Lobster Now 1 $44.90 $216.46 $16.50
Crazy Lobster Shellfish 1 $49.00 $196.46 FREE
Lobster Gram 2 $65.00 $327.00 $61.00
Winter Harbor Lobster Co-op 2 $72.50 $289.98 FREE
McLaughlin Seafood 1 $50.00 $265.00 $65.00
James Hook Lobster Company 2 $29.98 $263.91 $119.99
Sanders Lobster 2 $50.00 $200.00 FREE
The Fresh Lobster Company 2 $41.50 $246.86 $80.86
Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound 2 $58.13 $232.50 FREE

Read here about our quality seafood pricing tables.

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 2 Pound Live Lobsters

You can still find 2-pound live lobsters at a good price, but your choices are more limited than with quarters and halves. Likewise, you can still probably fit a 2-pound lobster in an 8-quart pot, but you’ll have to cook them one at a time. With a 16- or 20-quart pot, you can comfortably fit 2-3 lobsters at one time. This size lobster will take, on average, between 10-12 minutes in boiling water. Thus, it’s essential that you get an oversized pot if you’re cooking lobsters for a sizable dinner party.

It will take some combination of experience and intuition to consistently cook 2-pound lobsters well, but it can be done even without the touch of a gourmet seafood chef. Keep in mind, too, that unless the lobster company specifically lists 2, 2.25, and 2.5 lobster categories, you might end up getting a couple lobsters in your order that are a little bigger than 2 pounds.

A 2-pound lobster should yield about 6-7 oz of cooked lobster with the following nutritional information:

180-190 grams, 6-7 oz

170-180 calories

35-37 grams of protein

115-125 mg of cholesterol

2 grams of fat


More Resources for Buying Lobster

Take note of our Affiliate Relationships that may exist with this page and companies listed on it.