It’s National Lobster Day: Please Pass the Butter!

Celebrate National Lobster Day with a feast of measurable proportions! From delicious live lobster, to lobster tails full of the sweetest, most succulent meat, you have options. Every butter-drenched forkful will satisfy your hunger, and put you closer to the ocean where lobster is a staple at mealtime. We tip our caps to the hard-working men and women who bring us the bounty of the sea, and the freshest, finest lobsters off the coast of Maine.

What Day Is National Lobster Day
There are two National Lobster Days: June 15th and September 25th

Did you know that there are two National Lobster Days? The height of lobster summertime harvesting brings the first celebration on June 15th. But no one knows the origin of that date, not even that calendar’s co-founder, Marlo Anderson. So, in 2015, Maine Senators Angus King and Susan Collins co-sponsored a bill to change the official day to September 25. This autumn date brings firmer and meatier lobsters (see more on lobster harvesting). Since the bill has not passed yet, however, the Senate resolution must renew annually.

What does this mean for lobster lovers? Two dedicated days to celebrate! With Lobster Anywhere, you can enjoy your favorite lobster dishes delivered to your home in time to gather with family and friends.

Throw a Lobster Party!

Preparing for either National Lobster Day is easy. There are plenty of creative ways to make the occasion memorable and enjoyable. Pinterest is one site that can help you choose decorations, games, music, and entertainment to celebrate. You can also host your very own lobster party any time of year. Know someone special with a birthday coming? Make it a lobster party!

Make sure you place your order in time for the event. You’ll then be able to coordinate item delivery, so you can immediately refrigerate them.

Shopping for Lobsters

Ordering the right amount of lobster and seafood is essential to the success of your event. That’s why it’s important to get a headcount ahead of time, so you have plenty of succulent food for the occasion.

You’ll need tools like crackers, maybe a lobster pot, bibs, tongs, napkins, and more. See our complete list of lobster supplies.

What Else to Serve?

One of the most standout things about our website is the variety of available choices. Our shore-to-door live Maine lobster is our shining star. You’ll find a variety of preparations to meet your needs and satisfy your appetite. Select live Maine lobsters, or make it even easier with our DIY lobster roll kits. And don’t miss lobster tails for your backyard grill.

If you want something to serve with the lobster you’ve bought, consider ordering scallops or shrimp. We also offer prime New York strip steak and filet mignon, so you can serve surf and turf.

Don’t forget dessert, the perfect finish to the perfect meal. You’ll find chocolate truffles, fresh blueberry pies, key lime pie, lobster gummy candies, salt water taffy, and classic whoopie pies incredibly satisfying to bite into.

You don’t need to hire a bartender for your lobster bash. See our extensive drink menus for fun cocktails and perfect wine pairings.

Cooking on the Day of Your Event

Maine Lobster for National Lobster Day
Maine Lobster from Lobsteranywhere. Photo from Riptip BBQ, Camus, WA

Boiling is certainly not the only way to cook live lobsters. Steaming is one of our favorite alternative methods, since it’s a gentle cooking process. Lobster can also be butter poached, and baked in the oven. It’s also easy to cook whole lobsters on the barbecue!

Ensuring the Freshness of Your Lobster Products

Preparing for National Lobster Day is easy. You just need to be creative. There are plenty of ways to make the occasion memorable and enjoyable. Here are some of the things you can do to plan for National Lobster Day or host your very own lobster party anytime of year.

If you’re leery about buying frozen seafood from the supermarket, you’ll be glad to know that our products are the freshest they can be before sending them to you. You don’t need to put your shoes on and drive to get them either, because they’re sent to your doorstep where they become the main dish at your lobster-themed celebration.

Ordering Online is Easy Peasy

Ordering from us is as easy as 1-2-3. First, decide the size and how many pounds of lobster. Next, complete the check-out process, and schedule your delivery date. After you receive your shipment, check to make sure that the order is correct. The final step is to store your seafood properly until you’re ready to cook and eat it.

Lobster Fishing Questions and Answers

Since National Lobster Day occurs twice a year, why not learn more about lobsters and the amazing creatures that they are, as well as facts about lobster fishing? Impress your family and friends at your lobster party.

How do lobstermen (and women) find their traps?

They identify and locate their traps by unique colored buoys.

How many times do fisherman haul in their traps?

Much depends on the trap locations, weather, and times of year. Fishermen usually empty traps of lobsters and fill them with fresh bait at least once a week, or several times a week during peaks seasons.

What happens if a lobster loses it’s claw?

Lobsters regenerate parts of their body. This means they regrow claws, legs, and antennae. The claws regenerate with bilateral asymmetry, maintaining one ‘crusher’ and one ‘cutter’ claw. Lobster will also amputate their own claw or leg to escape peril; this is known as autotomy.

Was lobster ever cheap?

Lobsters were for “poor men” in Colonial times. An overabundance of lobster meant they fed livestock, and fishmen used them as bait. The crustacean was so cheap that prisoners and servants often ate lobster as their main meal.

How much do lobstermen earn?

In the State of Maine, a lobster catcher earns an average salary of $50,000. Some earn upwards of $200,000 per year. But so much depends on the areas fished, time of year, as well as supply and demand. Prices for their catch are often set by dealers and distributors.

How many lobstermen are in the State of Maine?

Maine’s has about 5,900 licensed lobster harvesters, who haul in close to 80% of the US lobster landings.

What is considered a ‘legal lobster’ in Maine?

Legal lobsters measure over 3.25 inches and under 5 inches from the rear of the eye socket to the rear of the carapace. Therefore, many lobsters caught in the traps are either too small or too large to keep. On average, lobsterman keep only about ten percent of the trap contents.

Why Lobster Anywhere Will Quickly Become Your New Best Friend

If you want to get the most bang for your buck, let Lobster Anywhere prepare the perfect feast for you. Then, all you need to do is cook, serve, and enjoy it! Your family and friends will thank you for your generosity, and cherish the time that they spent with you.

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