When you buy large lobster tails, they’re harvested from whole lobsters that weigh about 2.5-3 lbs. While it won’t leave a guest feeling stuffed on its own, only the heartiest of eaters will feel the urge to take on a second XL lobster tail. It can make for a great lunch-style combo when paired with your favorite soup recipe, or simply the featured entrée with a few different side dishes.


12-14 Large Lobster Tails for Sale from Maine

Company Min. Order Price/Tail* Price/4 Tails** Company Rating Go To
The Crab Place 2 $41.88 $167.52 4.7
Fulton Fish Market (from CAN) 2 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT 4.4
Cameron’s Seafood 1 $79.99 $349.95 5.0

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These prices do not include shipping.

** Price for 4 lobsters tails INCLUDES shipping based on a standardized location. Exact costs may vary.

In terms of fine-dining experiences, we also recommend this choice when serving it as a standalone dish in a multi-course meal. Like the largest whole, live lobsters, steaming is often preferred over boiling to avoid overcooking the outermost layer of meat. If you have experience cooking lobster, this can be a great way to show off your cooking skills and challenge the notion that larger lobster tails can’t be cooked to tender-but-firm perfection.

That said, as you can see, you’ll also have to splurge even more per pound than you would for other lobster tails. Due to their scarcity, XL lobster tails are typically the most expensive choice. Most people only choose buy jumbo lobster tails for the show-stopping display or as a one-time novelty.


Lobster Tails Near You

Some folks might be looking for immediate lobster tail delivery – not something shipped overnight. Depending on where you live, you may be able to find this on Grubhub, UberEats, or Doordash. Click and of the buttons below, enter your location, and look for local lobster tail offerings. 

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Cooking Times for Large Lobster Tails

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As the size of the lobster tail increases so does the difficulty in getting the timing just right, but it can be quite the thrill to cook delicious tails of this size. Let’s start with the basic range of cooking times for XL lobster tails. If you buy colossal lobster tails and are cooking large batches of more than 6 tails at a time, then it may be necessary to cook the tails for an extra couple minutes, especially if you don’t move the tails to ensure more even cooking. These are just guidelines, some trial-and-error may be necessary to produce the best results.

Boiling Times for 12-14oz Lobster Tails: 9-10 minutes

Steaming Times for 12-14oz Lobster Tails: 11-12 minutes

Fresh Maine lobster tails can also be broiled, baked, or grilled.


Recipe Ideas for Giant Lobster Tails


Why Maine Lobster Tails?

For overall quality, the size of the lobster tail is insignificant compared to its type and origin. Maine lobster tails are by far the most coveted in the world. These lobsters yield a sweeter-tasting meat but with a firmer texture. This is why Quality Seafood Delivery focuses primarily on Maine lobster tails. If you’re looking to offer a true fine-dining experience for a special occasion, this is the way to go. All the tails on this page will deliver a surprising amount of sweet, firm, and delicious lobster meat.

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