Whole Lobsters

No other lobster meets the standards set by Legal Sea Foods. And no other purveyor makes it so easy to buy online. Our live lobsters are unparalleled for quality, freshness, sustainability, and sheer flavor and we select only hard-shell prime lobsters from cold Atlantic waters!

We developed the mail-order delivery model. Our lobsters are handled with care and packaged with state-of-the-art technology to ensure they arrive in perfect condition. If you like, we can pre-cook them, but why not experience the thrill of preparing them yourself? It doesn't take special skill. We'll guide you through the simple process, and you can have fun playing chef at home. Won't your guests be impressed when you pull glistening bright-red lobsters from the pot and douse them with melted butter or a squeeze of lemon? It's a celebratory meal like no other. And Legal Sea Foods is the only one to ship seafood dinner perfection with a taste-test guarantee.
  • One Live or Pre-Cooked Legal Lobster
  • For Two:
  • Two Live or Pre-Cooked Legal Lobsters
  • For Four:
  • Four Live or Pre-Cooked Legal Lobsters
  • For Six:
  • Six Live or Pre-Cooked Legal Lobsters

  • All Lobsters come with Claw Cracker Kits

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    Whole Lobster and Lobster Bisque
    Jan 4, 2021  |  By Martha Ballengee
    4.8 star rating
    I sent these as a Christmas Gift to dear friends of mine. It was a big hit. They said it was like returning to Bar Harbor. Everything was excellent!

    Perfect for any celebration!
    Jan 3, 2021  |  By SDAQ
    4.8 star rating
    Legal Seafood has been a part of our family holiday celebration for years! There is no other clam chowder like this. Delicious. Rich. Full of clams not filler. Always prompt with shipping and their customer service is friendly and helpful. We have had our orders shipped all over the USA, including a very secluded mountain resort and still arrived!

    Love Legal
    Jan 3, 2021  |  By Jane Benkendorf
    4.8 star rating
    I went to college in Boston so I know how great the seafood is. My sister and her family loved the live lobsters, we could not be together for Christmas because of the pandemic

    Lobsters are the perfect Christmas eve dinner!
    Jan 3, 2021  |  By Katherine Kocan
    4.8 star rating
    The beautiful lobsters arrived right on time on Christmas eve and we had a wonderful, delicious dinner. Lobsters have become our Christmas eve tradition! They are delicious and eating them is a wonderful activity. Everyone is happy on Christmas eve with our lobster dinner. Thank you so much!!

    Fabulous Service
    Jan 3, 2021  |  By Colleen Ryan
    4.8 star rating
    Easy to order online. Mailed and delivered on time. The lobsters were delicious. Thanks!

    Jan 3, 2021  |  By Jennifer
    4.8 star rating
    Another great delivery from Legal Seafoods. This time you made our holiday dinner extra special. The lobsters were perfect as ordered. Would highly recommend ordering - this is our third delivery and I've even used then to ship to family. Love love love!!

    Jan 2, 2021  |  By kristine
    4.8 star rating
    delivered as scheduled, and just in time for dinner. they were sent as a gift and the recipients said they were delicious and perfect. they were very happy.

    Lobster for Two
    Jan 2, 2021  |  By George Giacoppe
    4.8 star rating
    My brother and sister-in-law were delighted with the just before Christmas gift of pre-cooked Lobster for two. The lobsters were fresh and there was no hassle for cooking and by their description, had two meals each including sandwiches on the second sitting. Given my brother's age, this was a treat and a blessing without the risk of boiling water and delicate handling of the process. It is worth doing for the quality and safety it provided.

    Jan 2, 2021  |  By Robert Johnson
    4.8 star rating
    Lobsters from Legal were great. We ordered 4 - 2 1/2# and some shrimp. Everything was delicious. Only issue was FedEx delivered a day late. Our guess was holiday package traffic. Second time we ordered from Legal and would do it again. Everyone was very helpful.

    Jan 2, 2021  |  By Lisa Bozzella
    4.8 star rating
    I ordered 1.5lb cooked lobster. They were perfect. My adult children split and did all the work to create fresh baked stuffed lobster. They were perfect, fresh and delicious!

    Simple and Delicious
    Jan 2, 2021  |  By Gregg Alton
    4.8 star rating
    We ordered lobster to our cabin in big sky for Christmas Eve dinner. Super easy to order online. Arrived exactly when scheduled. Lobster was fresh and tasty. Great to experience. Now kids want lobster for all special occasions.

    Excellent Lobsters
    Jan 1, 2021  |  By J.Q.
    4.8 star rating
    Everything was great with this purchase of lobsters from Legal Seafood. The shipping was fast and packaging for keeping the lobsters frozen was excellent. The lobsters had a great taste as if they were just cooked on our stove. I highly recommend Legal Seafood for your lobster purchase!

    awesome lobster
    Jan 1, 2021  |  By sandy
    4.8 star rating
    The two lobsters were for our 48th anniversary dinner. The two we ordered were 1.5 lbs each. They were prime lobsters, packing and shipping was exceptional. We will definitely order again.

    Dec 28, 2020  |  By Brian Barr
    4.8 star rating
    awesome as always...we're a repeat customer and look forward to our next purchase

    Whole lobster
    Dec 27, 2020  |  By john greenwood
    4.8 star rating
    You folks never have failed us. A couple of times the shipping got messed up and you folks jumped on it and recent!! We are very happy with the product, service and everyone on your staff who we have dealt with. Keep it up, we are loyal customer. We have also converted friends and family to purchase from you. Thanks

    Wowed 'em on the West Coast!
    Dec 26, 2020  |  By alix campbell
    4.8 star rating
    Our Seattle friends were thrilled when their lobsters arrived. It was the best way we could think of to be Santa!

    Dec 26, 2020  |  By John G
    4.8 star rating
    The food was amazing. Arrived Christmas eve as promised. There were no delays. The young lady who helped me with my complicated order was most pleasant and helpful. She wasn't rushed and answered all of my questions. Great, great, experience. She even called back to make sure everything was correct. Excellent customer service. Great company with great people.

    Cooked Lobster
    Dec 25, 2020  |  By Alexandru Moscu
    4.8 star rating

    Excellent surprise for my family
    Dec 21, 2020  |  By Michelle
    4.8 star rating
    I ordered live lobster to be delivered after a recent trip to Boston. It was suprise for my family. My kids have only seen lobsters in the case at the super market. My order arrived in plenty of time to be prepared for dinner. Everything was amazingly fresh, and very well packaged. I can't wait to order again.

    Whole cooked lobster
    Dec 11, 2020  |  By Nelda Esmeralda
    4.8 star rating
    So fresh and made for delicious lobster rolls!

    Live Lobsters
    Dec 4, 2020  |  By Warren Austin
    4.8 star rating
    Have ordered from Legal several times and it is always an awesome experience! Always delivers on time and lobsters are well packaged, alive, and ready for boiling. Quality is excellent.

    Nov 27, 2020  |  By Michele
    4.8 star rating
    Living far from the ocean it's nice to get a fresh treat every so often. Legal never disappoints! We enjoyed our lobsters and they arrived when we requested them to.

    Lobsters and cocktail shrimps
    Oct 8, 2020  |  By Ellen Gloriani Kluber
    4.8 star rating
    Lobsters were cooked just right and quite fresh! Cocktail shrimps are colossal size. Always a pleasure when I get these as gifts from my favorite Aunt and Uncle.

    Jun 27, 2020  |  By Paul Coughlin
    4.8 star rating
    Legal shipped lobsters and chowder from Boston to my brother in Los Angeles. It was for his birthday. Arrived when they said it would, and he said it was perfectly packed. He was thrilled. Fantastic seafood and it made his day! DO IT! I will be using them again!!

    Great service
    Mar 7, 2020  |  By Gerry
    4.8 star rating
    I purchased lobsters a couple of months before Valentines Day. Right before V Day, I started seeing adds for a certain percentage off. I emailed and asked to get that discount and they took care of it immediately! Of course the Lobsters were fresh, alive and delicious!

    Mar 3, 2020  |  By Helen
    4.8 star rating
    It was easy to call (I did have to wait awhile to talk to a customer service person) and use the gift certificate to get the lobsters. The lobsters came on the day it was promised, and I received an email to let me know. The quality of the lobsters were excellent! Thank you!

    great food!
    Feb 25, 2020  |  By Loretta Purcell
    4.8 star rating
    Thank you for the great response. Love the overnight service and the lobsters were awesome. We liked the bibs and crackers that came with the lobsters. We recommend Legal Seafoods to everyone. Great customer service!

    So yummy
    Feb 24, 2020  |  By Teresa
    4.8 star rating
    Purchased a couple of 2lb lobsters for our Valentines/Anniversary dinner. It was as if we were in Boston at legal seafood! We were not disappointed. Sweet, tender lobster. We paired it with drawn butter, mini red potatoes and asparagus spears. Coupled with a beautiful champagne and we had a memorable dinner!

    Alive and kickin'
    Feb 24, 2020  |  By Sheba Mohsin
    4.8 star rating
    That's how the lobsters arrived. I cooked 2 the same day and kept 2 in the fridge for 1.5 days and they remained that way. Most delicious meat !!!!

    Lobster is Delish!!!
    Feb 23, 2020  |  By Marcia Hannon
    4.8 star rating
    Lobster was absolutely Delicious!!! Will definitely be ordering again!!

    Feb 21, 2020  |  By Rosemary
    4.8 star rating
    BEST ever! You've ruined me for lobster from any other source!

    Lobster like I remembered eating in Massachusetts!
    Feb 21, 2020  |  By Joanne Batchelder
    4.8 star rating
    The Lobsters made it to Florida fresh and cooked to perfection, thank you.

    Generally great
    Feb 17, 2020  |  By Patricia McKeown
    4.8 star rating
    Came on time, chowder was, as always, wonderful. Unfortunately, one of the live lobsters arrived dead. I called the company and they promised someone would call me. So far, have heard nothing. In general, I am happy with Legal Seafood.

    Gift orders
    Jan 27, 2020  |  By Candi Bryant
    4.8 star rating

    Lobster delivery
    Jan 11, 2020  |  By Kerry Markey
    4.8 star rating
    Lobsters were very tasty, but one of the 6 delivered was dead.

    Jan 10, 2020  |  By Jon Fossel
    4.8 star rating
    They were delicious!

    Worth it
    Jan 6, 2020  |  By Suzi
    4.8 star rating
    Thank you!

    Please with Lobster Order
    Jan 4, 2020  |  By Patrick Shaw
    4.8 star rating
    We ordered four 1.5 lb live lobsters to have for dinner on Christmas Eve. They arrived mid-day and the lobsters were active and fresh. We steamed them and they were very flavorful and tasty. Everyone was happy. I have ordered lobster for my family many times and Legal Seafood is really great. I could order lobster from a few places within driving distance but they are alwasy bland and tasteless.

    Great Customer Service
    Jan 3, 2020  |  By George Rich
    4.8 star rating
    We ordered 6 two pound lobsters for Christmas but unfortunately FedEx had a 24 hour delay in Indianapolis so the lobsters were dead on arrival. A call to Legal Seafood Customer Service quickly remied the situation at no additional cost. The lobsters were shipped immediately and arrived two hours before our dinner Christmas Eve. The lobsters were excellent! Given this experience and the "no questions asked" customer service we will definitely be ordering again.

    Jan 3, 2020  |  By Christopher Mantzaris
    4.8 star rating
    Lobster order was delivered as scheduled and lobsters were still fresh. Cooked then up right away and enjoyed lobster and lobster rills over the next few days.

    Lobsters for Christmas
    Jan 3, 2020  |  By Stacy
    4.8 star rating
    Lobsters showed up as scheduled on Christmas eve. We cooked them on Christmas day, they were fresh and delicious.

    Live Lobsters
    Jan 3, 2020  |  By Rick
    4.8 star rating
    Arrived in great shape and tasted great.

    Jan 3, 2020  |  By Katherine Kocan
    4.8 star rating
    We received our lobsters right on time on Christmas eve! They were beautiful lobsters and made our Christmas eve dinner an event that we will all happily remember. We think this will become our annual Christmas eve dinner. Thanks for the great seafood and great service! We appreciated the special shipping rate!

    Superb delivery
    Dec 31, 2019  |  By Carol Tatarinowicz
    4.8 star rating
    Recipients were very happy with their delivery of 6 lobsters.

    First rate dinner
    Dec 24, 2019  |  By Barbara Dali
    4.8 star rating
    We had them flown in for a dinner party and they were huge and wonderful. I was a hero to my guests

    Dec 7, 2019  |  By Hallie Beacham
    4.8 star rating
    Lobsters arrived on time as promised, were alive and kicking. Delicious.

    Birthday gift
    Dec 6, 2019  |  By Dawn Florek
    4.8 star rating
    The lobsters arrived perfectly and ALIVE! my niece was so EXCITED to receive this gift as she lives in Texas now, she misses the new England seafood and even though her clam chowder ( promotional gift ) did not arrive with this order , after I contact Legal they graciously sent it out to her right away and she was extra thrilled. I highly recommend legal for all occasions and their customer service is outstanding.

    sea food
    Nov 23, 2019  |  By Walid Ghantous
    4.8 star rating
    the lobsters and chowder were greatly appreciated arrived in perfect shape.

    What a gift
    Aug 27, 2019  |  By Molly Breen
    4.8 star rating
    Rcvd gift certificate for Christmas and what a gift! We couldn't have been more pleased. Lobster was fresh, alive and active. Glad there was a catalog in the box because we are already planning our next "seafood dinner". Thanks Legal seafood for such great food and service!

    Perfect execution
    Aug 18, 2019  |  By Robin DeMonia
    4.8 star rating
    I ordered live lobsters as a special treat for my family and couldn't have been more pleased with the results. The lobsters arrived when promised, with everything we needed for a special feast. Absolutely no complaints here!

    Aug 15, 2019  |  By Daniel Dress
    4.8 star rating
    My family flew in from New England to enjoy a pool party starring steamed lobsters. They all thought it was the best ever. Thank you Legal.

    A little bit if Boston in Colorado!
    Aug 9, 2019  |  By Christy Holbrook
    4.8 star rating
    Delicious whole lobsters that arrived alive in the Rocky Mountains. Our resident expert lobster preparer cooked them to perfection. My only disappointment was that I received a coupon from Legal for 20% off any order the day they arrived. That would have been nice to apply it towards the 6 live two pound lobster order.

    Great Gift
    Jul 15, 2019  |  By Sandra
    4.8 star rating
    My friends loves all the items we sent as a gift The presentation was terrific and the taste equally as good.

    Jul 2, 2019  |  By Ann
    4.8 star rating
    The Lobsters were wonderful. They survived the 2,500 trip in much better shape than I do.

    Father's Day
    Jun 24, 2019  |  By Selena Benjamin
    4.8 star rating
    My dad loved his fresh lobster from Legal Seafood. It was so fresh. And ordering the gift online was easy and quick.

    John's Review
    May 28, 2019  |  By John Nitardy
    4.8 star rating
    The Lobsters were awesome. They arrived live and in great shape. We enjoyed every last piece.

    just perfect
    May 28, 2019  |  By Jessica Fraser
    4.8 star rating
    was not expecting them to be so great. they looked bigger than the weight they were supposed to be, came on time, were alive, and we really enjoyed a special dinner. thank you

    May 20, 2019  |  By Teresa
    4.8 star rating
    Fantastic and delivered right on time. Wish we had lobster in Mobile Bay but only crabs. Many thanks.

    Great delivery!
    Apr 23, 2019  |  By Edward Polom
    4.8 star rating
    Flawless delivery to MN; sister loved them!

    1st Timer
    Apr 12, 2019  |  By Marie Lillig
    4.8 star rating
    Enjoyed all that was shipped to our home. The Clam Chowder was incredible. Lobsters were great, but 2 of the 6 were mush after boiling. Could have been our fault? The container / box arrived split open on the side and was soaking wet. Maybe reason for the 2-mushy ones, as ice completely gone. Lobster Bisque was amazing. Thank you for the experience!

    Very good seafood
    Apr 8, 2019  |  By Lauren Binder
    4.8 star rating
    We ordered 2 two pound lobster. It was shipped in 1 day. It was very fresh and delicious. They sent a complimentary 32 oz container of clam chowder. That was awesome tasting!

    Mar 30, 2019  |  By Laurie Glissman
    4.8 star rating
    Delivery was as promised. Lobsters were packed on dry ice. They were large with a lot of meat (1.25#). Taste was delicious. Came with buns and crackers and great directions for cooking. Can't wait to order again!

    Feb 18, 2019  |  By Sarah Hyle
    4.8 star rating
    Everything was delicious and so much fun to have fresh lobsters just like we were at the Cape

    Jan 22, 2019  |  By Sharman Gray
    4.8 star rating

    Whole Lobsters
    Jan 21, 2019  |  By Stacia Markowitz
    4.8 star rating
    I so enjoyed my lobsters. They were fresh and sweet tasting. I do think they are pricey, so will only get them as a treat, but worth the $$ for a treat.

    Jan 14, 2019  |  By Sandy Kendall
    4.8 star rating
    The lobsters were delicious!

    Best ever gift
    Jan 7, 2019  |  By Sally Haskovec
    4.8 star rating
    I sent a lobster bake meal to my in_laws for a gift. It was perfect for those hard to shop for who have everything and dont want anything. The dinner arrived right on time and they enjoyed it tremendously. Even split it up for 2 meals. They reported the chowder was jam packed with clams. Well worth it!

    Lobster order
    Jan 6, 2019  |  By Colleen Hartigan-Piatak
    4.8 star rating
    The lobsters were so fresh you could break the shells with your hands!!!!

    On line order
    Jan 2, 2019  |  By Richard Gingras
    4.8 star rating
    Everything was great, as usual

    great fresh seafood
    Dec 16, 2018  |  By Sheila creveling
    4.8 star rating
    Since I definitely live far away from the seashore but live there previously I have missed all the wonderful Maine lobsters and all the good seafood so I recommend this company everything arrived as it should and it was well packaged and I received it the day that I wanted it

    great fresh seafood
    Dec 16, 2018  |  By Sheila creveling
    4.8 star rating
    Since I definitely live far away from the seashore but live there previously I have missed all the wonderful Maine lobsters and all the good seafood so I recommend this company everything arrived as it should and it was well packaged and I received it the day that I wanted it

    Live Lobsters
    Dec 15, 2018  |  By mary taylor
    4.8 star rating
    Perfect gift for cousins hosting the annual family Party

    5 out of 6
    Dec 3, 2018  |  By Skylar Friden
    4.8 star rating
    Ordered 6 lobsters. Fast overnight shipping arriving on time. 5 of them were alive and tasted great. One poor guy was dead and must have been for sometime, as it cooked and was flaking, nasty. I will probably go through legal sea food again, just slightly disappointed with the one dead lobster at a premium price.

    Lobsters for Dad!
    Nov 25, 2018  |  By Lilly Siu
    4.8 star rating
    My father is a big fan of lobster so for his 85th birthday I sent him and my mom two lobsters. I ordered them pre-cooked s my parents are elderly and I didn't want to have them bother with the cooking. To my (and their surprise), they received two live lobsters. They had it cooked at a nearby restaurant and all was well in the end. Customer service was very helpful in listening to my issue and rectifying the situation.

    Lobster order
    Oct 29, 2018  |  By Tim McCaffrey
    4.8 star rating
    While the quality of the lobster is very good, this is the second time that I have ordered two one and a half pound lobsters and one of the lobsters was clearly less than one and a half pounds.

    Oct 1, 2018  |  By James Murtha/Elaine Bose
    4.8 star rating
    My 97 year old fatber, an old Bostonian, residing in California has two rotating caregivers. Neither had ever eaten a whole lobster or "real" clam chowder......well they have now...... and I'll never hear the end of it Now its........when are we gonna do it again? Jim, who I told you knew Paul Revere, is looking forward to his 98th year annual birthday lobster in December! Glad the shipping rates got lowered....every little bit helps! The meal was a 10 on a 5 scale!

    Sep 25, 2018  |  By Maryann Doucette
    4.8 star rating
    Wonderful customer Service since our lobster was not moving at first they gave us a gift certificate even though it did move a little and I ate it. It was kind of broken up, poor thing. Thank you so much.

    Great Customer Service
    Sep 21, 2018  |  By Keara Gaffey
    4.8 star rating
    I ordered Lobsters and Chowder for my parents who live in Florida as an anniversary Gift. Unfortunately they arrived dead which limbs falling off and no chowder which was disapppointing due to spend so much money on the food and shipping! Thankfully i spoke to the kindest who in customer service willing to help resolve the situation. She ordered new lobsters which are set to arrive today ( alive hopefully!).

    Pricey but worth it
    Sep 17, 2018  |  By BC Cloutier
    4.8 star rating
    We bought a 12 pack of pre-cooked lobsters for a party and it was a great decision. Not having to hassle with cooking and the smell that comes with it was a joy. The ordering process was simple and delivery was as promised. While we paid a premium price for what we received, on balance it was worthwhile.

    Whole Live Lobsters
    Sep 10, 2018  |  By Regina Wilson
    4.8 star rating
    Have been ordering lobsters from Legal Sea Food for years an years. Have visited your restaurant in Boston and also purchased live lobsters at the airport and ordered them for each special occasion. I have never, never been disappointed. Outstanding!!

    Sep 3, 2018  |  By Dianne
    4.8 star rating
    They were delicious but three of the six had died; cracked shells! We ate them anyway!

    Desert dining
    Aug 21, 2018  |  By Michelle Buseman
    4.8 star rating
    I am so happy to be able to fly in fresh seafood to the desert! Lobster did not disappoint, online ordering a breeze.

    Nothing but the freshest
    Aug 19, 2018  |  By Regina Wilson
    4.8 star rating
    After visiting your restaurant in Boston years ago, all special occasions consisted of Lobsters from you. Always fresh and Kicking (sorry) do miss the seaweed in the box. Adds a lot of flavor when steamed. This is over 40 yrs. Have you ever had live lobsters in a carton getting on a plane, I have in Boston!

    Quality Lobster
    Aug 14, 2018  |  By Elizabeth Wilson
    4.8 star rating
    I feel like Legal Seafoods may be on the pricey side of options out there, but everything arrived on time in excellent condition. The lobsters were perfect and plenty lively when we opened the cooler!

    Live lobster
    Jul 8, 2018  |  By Kori
    4.8 star rating
    Very satisfied with my purchase Lobster was still alive and we really appreciated everything that came in the box to help eat it

    The very best!
    May 12, 2018  |  By Phyllis Smith
    4.8 star rating
    There was no doubt that those two feisty guys were alive and kicking. We followed your instructions for cooking them. Can't imagine anything better.