Sometime in 2020, Maine Lobster Direct was either purchased or absorbed by Get Maine Lobster. We are leaving their legacy information up for a while in case it is needed. We will remove this soon.
Maine Lobster Direct was one of the bigger players in the online lobster delivery industry. Here we have compared some of their products to other companies in this business so you have good context for their pricing.
* These prices do not include shipping except when noted otherwise.
** Price for 4 lobsters/tails INCLUDES shipping based on a standardized location. Exact costs may vary.
Getting to Know Maine Lobster Direct
Owners: Joi and Lee Kressbach
Address: 48 Union Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
Maine Lobster Direct sells cold-water, hard-shell live lobsters caught fresh off the Maine coast. This family-owned business is also one of the earliest pioneers in online, fishermen-direct lobster sales. They offer a wide range of 8 different lobster sizes ranging from 1lb to 4lb lobsters. The company also makes it easy to shop for the perfect lobster by letting you sort their lobster selections according to your personal preferences: size, price, popularity, rating, and freshness. Consider this company for your next lobster dinner or seafood order. You won’t regret it.
Most products and all lobster selections include free shipping as part of the price. Certain a la carte items may incur a modest shipping charge when not included as part of a larger order. Maine Lobster Direct offers shipping to the continental U.S. You can also arrange shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico by calling (800) 556-2783. For next-day delivery, orders must be placed no later than 4:30-5pm Eastern. (Call them directly on the phone if you’re trying to place a last-minute order.)
Delivery dates are available Tuesday through Saturday most weeks of the year. Saturday delivery includes an additional $14 fee and may not be available in your area. Orders over $500 will require a signature-release. Deliveries are made in specially-designed, thermally-controlled packaging. Even then, someone should be there to receive the delivery, especially on warmer days.
Located on Union Wharf in the heart of Portland’s waterfront, Maine Lobster Direct is among the most respected in the industry and has built relationships throughout the local fishing community to help guarantee access to premium-quality lobster selections. On a daily basis, local fishermen are bringing in their fresh-caught lobster. You can be sure your lobster is coming straight off the boat. Ninety-nine percent of their lobster is caught in waters directly off the coast of Maine, compared to 90% industry-wide. Maine Lobster Direct is committed to exceptional customer service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Recipes and Resources
In addition to putting live lobster in the refrigerator as soon as possible, Maine Lobster Direct recommends cooking the lobster on the same day as you receive it. If you don’t plan to eat it, the company still recommends blanching the lobster by cooking it for 1/3 the recommended time, then storing the partially-cooked lobster, shell-side down, in the refrigerator. This tip is just one of the many resources the company offers. Check out their list of lobster, mussel, and scallop recipes. They also offer complete dinner packages including the CanBake, DownEast Feast, and NorEast Feast. These are a great way to wow guests with only a modest effort on your part.
Type of Lobster
Live lobster, tails, and meat
Other Seafood Products
Fish and shellfish, as well as dinners, sides, and desserts