Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, and it’s a time for family and friends to come together and enjoy the last few days of warm weather before autumn sets in. One of the quintessential dishes for Labor Day festivities is fresh Maine lobster, but how much lobster should you order per person? In this blog post, we’ll break down all the factors to consider when ordering lobster for your Labor Day weekend, ensuring you have enough of this quintessential seafood dish to satisfy everyone at the party.
1) Number (and Hunger) of Guests
The first factor to consider when ordering lobster for your Labor Day weekend is how hungry your guests will likely be. If you’re hosting a big party with plenty of food options, you can likely get away with ordering a smaller amount of lobster. Conversely, if lobster is the show’s star, you’ll want to ensure you have at least one lobster per guest.
2) Size and Type
Size will also affect how much you need per person. A smaller lobster, around 1-1.25 lbs, will yield around 4-5 ounces of meat per lobster. Larger lobsters, around 2-3 lbs, yield around 8-10 ounces of meat per lobster. So, if you’re serving smaller lobsters, you’ll need more per person than serving larger ones.
3) Dining Style
The dining style of your Labor Day weekend festivities will also influence how much lobster you need. If you’re serving a formal sit-down meal, you’ll want to order more per person than if you’re serving a casual buffet-style spread. Additionally, if you plan on serving other seafood options, like shrimp or crab, you can likely get away with ordering less.
How much you should order for your Labor Day weekend festivities depends on several factors, including guest hunger, lobster size, dining style, and other menu items. At Klenda Seafood, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the freshest Maine seafood. If you’re hosting a Labor Day party, consider ordering from us! Contact us today to place your order and make your Labor Day weekend unforgettable with fresh Maine lobster.