Company Name: Cantrell Seafood

Founded: 1983

Address: 235 Lewiston Road #1, Topsham, ME 04086

Phone: 207-725-7227

Phone: (207) 725-7227

Contact Email:


Lobster Prices




Cantrell Seafood has been in the Cantrell family since the 1980’s, and it shows. From this company’s dedication to quality and sustainable sourcing to their customer relationships, Cantrell Seafood offers a great product and exceptional customer service. They are family owned and operated out of Topsham, Maine, but the company has weekend outposts in Winslow, Oxford, Newport, and Jay. If you don’t live locally, don’t worry – they ship their seafood around the country.

Andy Cantrell, the son of Cantrell Seafood founder Scott, oversees day-to-day operations of all the company’s facilities. Since taking the reins, Andy has continued to work the docks, ships, and their Topsham storefront, and he prides himself on usually being the person to answer the phone when customers call. If you don’t see what you need on their site, Andy and his team can help put together a custom dinner package or else point you in the right direction. For a mid-sized operation, this type of customer service and value is a welcome change from other stores and distributors.


Cantrell Seafood offers live hard-shell Maine lobsters in weights ranging from 1lb to 2.2lbs. Shipping rates are not included in the price of these lobsters. Instead, they are calculated at checkout using the order’s weight. This company offers overnight shipping for various domestic regions, and lobster prices vary depending on market rates.

When you buy live Maine lobster form Cantrell Seafood, your order will arrive in a gel-packed cooler. Each order comes with an easy-to-follow “How-To” guide to help you prepare the food. Remember that seafood orders must be placed before 2pm EST to receive next-day shipping. Orders placed after 2pm will be processed and prepared for shipping the following business day, ensuring the freshest product arrives at your door. Orders placed after 2pm on Friday will be processed and shipped the following business day.

If you’re interested in wholesale lobster options, you can email owner Andy Cantrell directly at

Harvesting Methods

Cantrell Seafood’s live Maine lobster is caught fresh daily, moving quickly from their fishing boats to the docks. Cantrell Seafood operates its own fishing boats, meaning the company has a lot of control over their product’s quality. Live seafood orders are quickly transported from the boats to the dock, then processed for shipment and sent out for overnight delivery. Seafood meat and frozen options are processed in-house and sold online, at their storefront, and via their weekend truck stops.

Recipes and Resources

Each live lobster shipment comes ready with an easy-to-follow “How-To” guide, providing information relevant to preparing your food. Cantrell Seafood also maintains a recipe section on their website, which includes everything from how to prepare the perfect lobster roll to learning how to grill salmon to perfection. If you’re in need of quick customer support, they also provide a great FAQ page.

Type of Lobster

Live lobster, lobster meat

Other Seafood Products

Lobster accessories, oysters, steamer clams, shrimp, crab cakes, jumbo stuffed clams, dry scallops, mussels, littleneck clams, crab meat, haddock, salmon, Atlantic halibut, smoked salmon, frozen haddock, frozen calamari