The 2 pound live lobster is perfect for people who love lobster and want a full, hearty meal. Yielding just under a half-pound of meat, this lobster can still leave just enough room to enjoy sides. 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 organizational headaches. Order 2 pound lobsters for a large group without checking for preferences, and chances are you’ll be throwing away some delicious lobster meat at the end of the night, or making tons of lobster bisque the next day


2 lb Live Lobster Prices

Company Min. Order Price/lobster* Price/4 Lobsters** Company Rating Go To
Fulton Fish Market 2 $65.99 $263.96 4.8
Lobster Anywhere 1 $68.95 $331.80 5.0
The Crab Place 2 $92.14 $314.88 4.5
Maine Lobster Now 1 $60.99 $235.96 4.5
Lobster Gram 2 $75.00 $260.00 4.2
Winter Harbor Lobster Co-op 2 $82.49 $329.98 4.6
McLaughlin Seafood 1 $50.00 $265.00 4.5
James Hook Lobster Company 2 $19.95 $159.60 4
Sanders Lobster 2 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT 4.5
The Fresh Lobster Company 2 $49.50 $198.00 4.3
Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound 2 $156.25 $319.50 4.4

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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.


How much does a lobster cost? 

Lobster prices can vary greatly depending on the time of year, type of lobster, and that season’s availability. The average price of lobster can run anywhere from $35 to $120 per pound. Shipping prices can also increase the overall total of your lobster purchase. Early summer months, like May and June, are usually the cheapest time to buy lobster.

How much is a live lobster?

Proximity can play a role in lobster price and access. The closer you live to lobster markets, the lower prices you’ll find. Live lobster prices in Maine markets are typically $15 to $20 per pound


How Much is a 2 Pound Lobster?

We can help you price out how much 2 lb lobsters will cost if you’re hosting a couples dinner, family dinner, or party. 

Based on the price grid above, the average price of a 2 lb lobster is about $45 per lobster. If you buy 2 lb lobster in each of the following quantities, these are the approximate price ranges you should expect from $45 per lobster :

2 lb lobster

  • 1: $45.00
  • 2-6: $90.00-$270.00
  • 7-15: $315.00-$675.00
  • 16+: $720.00+

Keep in mind that most online seafood retailers offer discounts on larger orders.


More Tips for 2 Pound Live Lobsters

You can still find 2 pound live lobster 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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