We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Legal Sea Foods

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
75 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA 01803-5389 (Burlington Mall Road)
+1 781-270-9700
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

505 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 476: English reviews
merrmack valley, ma
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Excellent fish restaurant, one of a number of locations in the Boston area, with a very good reputation.

Thank nbptdzinr
Santiago, Chile
Level Contributor
78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Before raving about the seafood, just a small detail. A very complete wine and beer list: one of the three beers a member of our table asked for, wasn't available. The server --who was very friendly and helpful-- had no idea, and came back later to apologise and offer another choice. The lobster rolls (instead of a whole lobster) worked... More 

Thank Visitante_Chileno
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Excellent seafood! The service was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our meal and would recommend it to all!

Thank 800sheryl
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We live within a few miles and have agreed over the years you can't go wrong with this Legal. We went recently because my wife was dying for a lobster. We started with Oysters legal - delicious, then she had a 1.5 lb. baked stuffed lobster and they took it out of the shell for her. She loved it. I... More 

1 Thank everett32
Andover, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

I've been a big fan of Legal Sea Foods for years but recently I got a Lobster Roll at the Burlington Mall and was not impressed. Especially at the price they charge $29 each. Probably about one lobster 's worth of meat in a hot dog roll, fries and coleslaw. I've gotten the lobster roll before in Natick and it... More 

Thank HockeyStud
Parkville, Missouri
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Excellent seafood. Service was just ok, but we had a large party. I had the seafood sampler and it was just the right amount. I would definitely go here again.

Thank muwatty
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
164 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

For the expensive price you pay, you get average location (it's in a mall), boring interiors, average large portions of food and average service. Average cost of a main course is 30USD. Tuna sashimi, the sea food assortment , the kids meal were all average. My son did enjoy his grilled cheese sandwich. The change wasn't given back. ( it... More 

1 Thank ginuwine
Babylon, New York
Level Contributor
113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Everything was very fresh and perfectly prepared. Service was professional, yet friendly. Not a hugely imaginative menu, but something for everyone. Everything was delivered hot when we were ready, yet we weren't rushed. Separate outside entrance so we didn't feel we were eating in a mall. A very nice experience.

2 Thank pstoehr
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2015

I have eaten at Legal Sea Foods on several occasions in the past and enjoyed the experience. I recently took my son to Legal Sea Food to celebrate his birthday and I was never so disappointed. We were seated at a table where there was very little space for people to pass through the area. As a result every time... More 

1 Thank 726maureenc
Upland, California
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

One of our family members eats gluten free meals. When we go to a typical restaurant all they do is not use any batter or simply skip the ingredients containing gluten. They do not make any effort or make any substitutions. At this restaurant they make an effort and go out of the way to actually prepare food for such... More 

1 Thank Himayun M

Travellers who viewed Legal Sea Foods also viewed


Been to Legal Sea Foods? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA 01803-5389
    (Burlington Mall Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-270-9700
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. All roads lead to Legal Sea Foods. In this case, we are located near four main highways (Routes 128, 95, 93 and 3) on the first level of the Burlington Mall. Make the most of our convenient restaurant location - come for the seafood and stay to shop. Our entrance-way is marked by a water wall. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker. We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010), “Best Chowder” (Boston Magazine, 2010), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Boston Phoenix, 2009) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Legal Sea Foods staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?