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
The Crab Place 2 $74.50 $346.56 $86.95
Fulton Fish Market 2 $47.78 $191.61 Free@$99+
Lobster Anywhere 1 $49.95 $240.00 $48.00
Simply Lobster 1 $34.99 $219.95 $79.99
Maine Lobster Now 1 $42.99 $216.46 $44.50
Crazy Lobster Shellfish 1 $49.00 $203.84 FREE
The Lobster Guy 1 $30.99 $193.95 $69.99
Lucky Catch Lobster 2 $59.50 $193.00 FREE
Maine Ocean Lobster 1 $28.00 $192.00 $80.00
Graffam Bros Lobster 1 $26.00 $190.88 $86.88
Cape Porpoise Lobster Company 1 $47.67 $190.69 FREE
Lobster Gram 2 $77.50 $331.00 $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 $82.50 $245.00 FREE
The Fresh Lobster Company 2 $41.50 $242.63 $76.63
Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound 2 $58.13 $232.50 FREE
Greenhead Lobster 2 $30.30 $176.32 $67.52
Lobster Trap Company 1 $32.99 $170.74 $38.78

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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 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


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