The Maine Event

This dinner is our homage to Maine, and it features three things a seafood Maine-iac just can't live without: clam chowder, littleneck clams, and lobster.

You'll start with our award-winning clam chowder, a Legal Sea Foods tradition. Then on to the littleneck clams. They have a mild, briny ocean flavor and very tender meat. Serve them raw on the half-shell or steamed with butter. Save room for the main course, lobster. We ship only hard-shell lobster because they're the absolute best. In Maine, seafood is a way of life, and this meal celebrates that heritage.

Enjoy the fun of getting live lobsters delivered and then preparing them. Or if all you want to do is melt the butter, have us ship lobsters to you cooked. We'll include claw crackers with every order, along with step-by-step instructions on how to cook and eat lobster.
For Two:
  • Two Live or Pre-Cooked Legal Lobsters
  • One 32 oz. Quart of New England Clam Chowder
  • One dozen (approx. 1 lb., depending on size) Littleneck Clams
  • Oyster Crackers
  • Two Complimentary Claw Crackers (value: $3 each)
  • For Four:
  • Four Live or Pre-Cooked Legal Lobsters
  • Two 32 oz. Quarts of New England Clam Chowder
  • Two dozen (approx. 2 lbs., depending on size) Littleneck Clams
  • Oyster Crackers
  • Four Complimentary Claw Crackers (value: $3 each)
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    The Maine Event Reviews

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    Fresh and delicious
    Oct 24, 2021  |  By EILEEN LEWIS
    5 star rating
    I had this shipped to my family in Michagan while I was vacationing there. We made a delicious paella with lobster and clams that came with the "Maine Event" package.

    Delicious Seafood
    Oct 11, 2021  |  By Karen Smith
    5 star rating
    We received two of the Maine Event feasts. 9 whole live lobsters. 4 dozen clams, 4 quarts of clam chowder and crackers. EVERYTHING was delicious. Unparalleled freshness and taste and truly a feast for many.

    Timeless delicacy!
    Jun 28, 2021  |  By Migdalia Maldonado
    5 star rating
    I patronised Legal Seafood Restaurant when I lived in Cambridge, MA and have savored their lobster at their restaurant and continued to do so when I re-settled in New York City. I treat myself and friends periodically and am NEVER disappointed. I recommend it unconditionally. Try it!

    Maine event
    May 14, 2021  |  By Janet daly
    5 star rating
    Sent this to family in Florida as a surprise. They were thrilled beyond expectations. Everything lobster steamers and chowder was exceptional. Thanks again for opportunity t

    Best Birthday ...
    Apr 12, 2021  |  By Elizabeth K.
    5 star rating
    I bought this as a Birthday Gift for my brother who lives in San Diego,CA, It was a total hit. The lobsters, clams and chowder arrived in great condition and cold. Quality was excellent and did not deteriorate through transport. I definitely plan on ordering this again ...

    Mar 29, 2021  |  By John
    5 star rating
    I order "The Maine Event" every year for my family in Texas. It is always anticipated, and Legal always delivers!! Awesome job as usual!!

    The Maine Event.
    Mar 28, 2021  |  By Heather Connolly
    5 star rating
    I sent the Maine Event to my mother in Minnesota as a gift. She decided to share it with my sister and her husband. I called Legal's to change the delivery date, place and added a lobster. It was so easy to do. They said the meal was excellent!

    Excellent quality
    Mar 6, 2021  |  By Patrick Fraser
    5 star rating
    Couldn't be happier. The lobster and steamers were fresh and delicious. Not one of the clams were broken prior to cooking and that was rare occurrence even when I would buy steamers fresh off the dock in New Hampshire. Nice to have a taste of New England in the high Utah desert.

    Happy Customer
    Feb 12, 2021  |  By Rhonda Murray
    5 star rating
    Very happy with all my deliveries!

    Maine lobster
    Jan 22, 2021  |  By jack hegarty
    5 star rating
    delivered on time-what a great meal delicious we only missed the lobster clam with sausage and potatoes and corn on the cob

    Excellent choice
    Jan 5, 2021  |  By Carol Lim
    5 star rating
    Very delicious seafood in this order. Lobsters were live, and cooked up to sweet goodness. The clam chowder is unsurpassed, not too heavy. We were going to eat the clams raw, but they would not open after much work-- so we cooked them instead. 11 out of 12 clams opened and were delicious. Only wish that last clam would've opened when steamed! Otherwise perfect. Loved getting the lobster cracking tools- very helpful!

    Perfect Holiday Meal!
    Jan 3, 2021  |  By John Gray
    5 star rating
    The "clambake" package was excellent. I have lobsters every summer on the Cape, but these 2 pounders were the most tender and best tasting I have had in years. I always like Legal's clam chowder and all the fresh clams opened perfectly. Also, delivery was on time! Thank you!!

    The Maine event
    Jan 3, 2021  |  By Jennifer Douglass
    5 star rating
    I ordered this for my father for Christmas. He absolutely loved. They are for 2 days with because it was so much food. The food was phenomenal. Will definitely order again.

    Excellent Food, Outstanding Service
    Dec 29, 2020  |  By William Anderson
    5 star rating
    My parents are aging and missed there trip to Maine this year; it was probably their last opportunity due to health issues. We wanted to bring Maine to them for Christmas. They were ecstatic and said those were the best lobsters they laid hands in in years. Even with the hiccup because of the snow storm, Legal seafood went above and beyond to substitute scallops for the little neck clams that they didn't gave available. Thank you for helping us bring one more (plus leftovers) great new england meal to my parents.

    A great gift for landlocked lobster lovers
    Dec 28, 2020  |  By Samuel Rulli
    5 star rating
    I ordered this as a gift for my mom's birthday The lobsters arrived alive and well; they almost jumped out of the box when she opened it. Mom said these were the best lobsters she has had in a really long time; they put the lobsters from the supermarket to shame. The feast lasted several days between the lobsters, and the clam chowder. Overall I was happy with the legal experience.

    Still fantastic.
    Dec 26, 2020  |  By Patricia K Jackson
    5 star rating
    I sent this to my daughter in Vallejo, CA. We used to reside in Boston and miss being to dine at your restaurant at will. She was thrilled and especially enjoyed the chowder, thank you each and every one responsible. Happy new year.

    Xmas delivery
    Dec 25, 2020  |  By Ray
    5 star rating
    Easy to order was delivered fresh my aunt enjoyed it All fresh and delicious used a coupon as well that helped

    Very Satisfied Customer
    Dec 21, 2020  |  By Kimberlee Martin
    5 star rating
    This is the first Christmas that my daughter who lives in California is not coming home for Christmas so I sent a bit of home to her with The Main Event. It arrived on time and packaged perfectly! She said it was amazing and there was enough lobster meat left over to make lobster rolls the next day. Will definitely do this again and have recommended to lots of friends!

    Always a big hit!
    Dec 15, 2020  |  By Liz Donaldson
    5 star rating
    I send out gift packages to family members in Florida and my daughter in California. Everyone always enjoys their special taste of New England.

    Timeless Pleasure
    Dec 14, 2020  |  By MM
    5 star rating
    I patronized Legal Sea Food's restaurant from the time I was a college student over 45 years ago to the present. . I loved their food then, and I love it now. The Maine Event is a feast I reserve for loved ones who always relish the fresh, savory lobsters, clams and chowder. Time has changed nothing, except my appreciation for exceptionally delicious food. Thank you.

    always great
    Mar 2, 2020  |  By Richard Wenzler
    5 star rating
    Ordered the maine event for our anniversary, arrived ahead of time, and cooked easily and tasted GREAT!!!

    The Maine Event
    Feb 24, 2020  |  By Fred Lehmann
    5 star rating
    Everything came on time. The Live Lobsters were in great condition and tasty. Our only disappointment was in the clams. 1/2 of them were broken, and I do not think it was a full dozen. everything was good.

    Mr., President/Owner
    Feb 10, 2020  |  By Jack Lininger
    5 star rating
    Everything was received in good shape. Food was excellent. Would have like to have more calms.

    Lobster review
    Jan 18, 2020  |  By Jim Hined
    5 star rating
    Great lobster

    The Maine Event
    Jan 11, 2020  |  By Lisa Genatossio
    5 star rating
    Every year we send a Maine Event to a doctor out in California who saved our daughter's life 22 years ago. He and his wife look forward to it and always enjoy it immensely!

    Awesome food, awesome customer service!
    Jan 7, 2020  |  By Robert Klamt
    5 star rating
    We have ordered from Legal Sea Foods for ourselves and as gifts a number of times over the years. The lobsters, clams, and chowder are such a treat! We had a dead lobster in our last order (first time for us), and Legal Sea Foods made good in an unexpected way by sending us two fresh ones! They have great products and stand behind them. We recommend them whole heartedly!

    A Great Holiday Dinner from Legal Sea Foods
    Jan 6, 2020  |  By Mary Pat Benz
    5 star rating
    We ordered the Maine Event for a post-Christmas dinner with friends, Everything was great, including delivery and preparation instructions. Everyone enjoyed it.

    Jan 4, 2020  |  By Susan Patterson
    5 star rating
    Been ordering the Main Event and lobsters in general from Legal Seafood for over 40 years. Lobsters and Clams are always the freshest. My family look forward to this treat every year!

    Lobster's were great!
    Jan 3, 2020  |  By Michael Callahan
    5 star rating
    Not many had the sweet taste of NE Lobsters. Great job. You made me look good!

    Maine goes to Florida for Christmas
    Jan 3, 2020  |  By Meagan Cummings
    5 star rating
    I sent this meal to my father and grandmother for their Christmas Eve dinner and they absolutely loved it. The food was fresh and there was quite a bit - enough for some leftovers. They were absolutely blown away we it and being in FL they never are able to get good seafood. The were completely chuffed. I will be sending this meal again.

    Excellent surprise
    Dec 30, 2019  |  By Kerry
    5 star rating
    I sent legal lobsters, steamers and chowder to my 83 year old uncle in fla who is originally from Boston . He was so thrilled to get this as a gift

    Lobster gift
    Nov 4, 2019  |  By Kathleen Hennessy
    5 star rating
    Life long friend lives in lNd locked Kansas and truly misses New England seafood. Sending The Maine Event for her birthday is the best gift tigive!

    Oct 21, 2019  |  By David Feldman
    5 star rating
    The lobsters were a gift for a friend who lives in the mountains of northern Pennsylvania, hundreds of miles from the ocean. When she opened the box, she said she was speechless. By all accounts everything arrived fresh and delicious. A gift that was meaningful and memorable.

    Outstanding Customer Service and Amazing Products!!
    Oct 20, 2019  |  By Brenda Young
    5 star rating
    Our original order arrived undeliverable but immediate and responsive customer service coordinated for best day to redeliver. The order arrived and lobsters, chowder, and clams were so wonderful and made an amazing meal! Due to the previous deliver issue, the company representative provided additional products, such as a lobster bisque, and this was such an appreciated response to the delay! I will recommend this service and company to everyone and I definitely plan on using their service again! Thank you!

    another great feast
    Aug 18, 2019  |  By Richard Wenzler
    5 star rating
    Have ordered from Legal Seafood for years.This order was as great as always. The lobsters and clams were succulent. Detailed instructions were easy to follow. Added corn,potatoes and sausage for a lobster broil! Will order again.

    Aug 14, 2019  |  By Carol Brandin
    5 star rating
    Everything was excellent

    Gift of Live Lobsters
    Jun 28, 2019  |  By Rich K
    5 star rating
    Moved to GA from Boston recently. Sent the Maine Event as a Father's day gift and it was delivered on time and everything was great. My parents told me the lobsters were big and said everything tasted amazing. The other great thing was the tracking of my shipment so I knew when they would receive it which is important when shipping live lobsters.

    Jun 24, 2019  |  By JOSEPH AND CHE ARMELIN
    5 star rating
    We were pleasantly surprised to receive our order at the exact time we specified. The lobsters were alive and kicking!! I watched a video of the president of your company, who recommended we microwave the lobsters rather than the tradition way of steaming. They were absolutely delicious!!!! We couldn't have been any happier going to a fancy restaurant to get this meal. We plan to order items as gifts to friends and family in the near future. Couldn't be more pleased.

    The Maine Event
    Jun 24, 2019  |  By Christine Garrett
    5 star rating
    I ordered the meal to be delivered in Pennsylvania. It arrived on time and the recipients LOVED it! Everything was fresh and delicious and the online ordering process was direct and simple. I will be a returning customer for sure. Thank you so much!!

    The Best
    Mar 29, 2019  |  By John
    5 star rating
    Have ordered from Legal every year for years. For family dinner in Texas. One year sister tried different company. Not as good. Back to Legal.

    Online Mail Order
    Mar 26, 2019  |  By Lia Emmanuel
    5 star rating
    Excellent customer service. Prompt and courteous response. Everything was so fresh and delicious. Looking forward to the next order.

    Best Seafood Ever
    Mar 19, 2019  |  By Mary Bonarrigo
    5 star rating
    Great gift for my family members, they loved everything.

    East Coast Glory meets the Midwest
    Mar 18, 2019  |  By Michael Sullivan
    5 star rating
    What a perfect meal and an incredible experience. Easy online ordering. Set delivery date and time. Arrived when expected. Lobsters alive and kicking. Clams and Clam chowder fresh and delicious. All all the utensils. Nothing like fresh east coast seafood. Especially here in the Midwest. Highly recommend for a taste of home.

    Main Event
    Feb 25, 2019  |  By Shawn Tuthill
    5 star rating
    I send the main event to customers I do business with. Everyone I have ever sent the main event too absolutely love it!! Nothing but good comments and the lobster pot is always an added bonus that makes the whole meal even better.

    Everything was perfect
    Feb 12, 2019  |  By Dana MacLean
    5 star rating
    I have order several times from Legal Sea Foods and have never been disappointed. They arrive on time as promised and the quality is what one would expect.

    The main event
    Feb 5, 2019  |  By Ralph Roberts
    5 star rating
    Excellent produce. I buy lobsters from you every year for a birthday present.

    Moved away but still get fresh Lobsters!
    Jan 27, 2019  |  By John A
    5 star rating
    I used to have my own lobster traps but since I moved south, I missed the taste of fresh lobster. I tried getting it in restaurants and supermarkets here but just never had the fresh flavor. Have ordered from Legal Seafoods twice"Maine Event" and both times everything was perfect. Next time I get to Boston I will stop in for dinner but in the mean time overnight shipping will have to do. I do appreciate the great quality. Thanks!!

    Excellent Seafood
    Jan 8, 2019  |  By Jerry Byrd
    5 star rating
    The lobster, clams and chowder was excellent! Very fresh!

    Jan 1, 2019  |  By Karen Beneway
    5 star rating
    Loved every bit.

    Order for client
    Dec 31, 2018  |  By Stephan Flomp
    5 star rating
    I have purchased from legal in the past although a while ago, the standard has not changed, shipped as described and fresh as always, arrived on time perfect, thank you!

    All Was Delicious
    Dec 31, 2018  |  By Rob W.
    5 star rating
    I ordered this as a gift for my parents, and they absolutely loved it. I happened to be there the day it arrived, so I helped them crack open the lobsters and get the meat out, which they then refrigerated to have for dinner after I had gone home. They raved about everything.

    wonderful dinner!
    Dec 31, 2018  |  By kathy bechtle
    5 star rating
    The entire meal was excellent! Couldn't ask for more.

    Lobster & Clams
    Dec 27, 2018  |  By Kathy Bechtle
    5 star rating

    Great Company
    Nov 20, 2018  |  By George F OBrien
    5 star rating
    Excellent product and Outstanding customer service. Joanne Kenney in your on line customer department does an excellent job!

    Seafood Homecoming!
    Nov 10, 2018  |  By Jerry Wilson
    5 star rating
    Before traveling for a week we ordered a seafood delivery to arrive the day after we returned home. Delicious! We had lobster and clam chowder the night after we returned and claims the night after that. Very cool.

    Taste of home
    Oct 8, 2018  |  By Eve
    5 star rating
    Arrived with no problem, and was delicious! Thanks so much.

    Online ordering
    Jul 31, 2018  |  By Diane Retzky
    5 star rating
    I order this package along with shrimp for my daughter every year for her birthday. As in past years, it once again did not disappoint, it usually ends up being two meals because the quantity is so much.

    The Maine event.
    Jul 8, 2018  |  By Colette Clark
    5 star rating
    The dinner, our very Favorite selection from Legal was delicious. Love the clam chowder. There was enough to have it for supper again the next night.I have the nation's largest collection of claw crackers, we order this meal THAT often. I should open a store on EBay. unfortunately one of my lobsters was dead and I was afraid to serve it. It had a very soft shell and its head fell off.. (should I be concerned?) It was still a great meal and I'll order it again.