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Legal Sea Foods

1200 Morris Turnpike, The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2746
+1 973-467-0089
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (75 reviews)
“crab cakes” (17 reviews)
“chowder” (11 reviews)
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1200 Morris Turnpike, The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2746
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For $ 30 lobster Roll & $ 16.95 Fisherman Stew during lunch, we still left hungry. Calamari was way too greasy. Staff were friendly but the tied white shirt made them look very uncomfortable and ready to pop. Hopefully, there will be good restaurant opening...More

Thank njangela
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always had good food from this chain and this time was no different. Only had a bowl of clam chowder and was impressed by the consistency and texture. Others had fish tacos and hamburgers with pleasing results. With a party of 6, the restaurant had...More

Thank jgemza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't been here a a couple of years but had a friend visiting who likes seafood so we decided to return. Arrived 5 minutes late for reservation but was seated immediately. Lobster Bisque was outstanding, plenty of lobster meat in a very good bisque;...More

Thank Edward F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place never disappoints me. Had a quick dinner after work. I ordered the seasonal salad and the salmon rice bowl. Both had great taste and the portions were generous. The noise level was a little loud but I did not mind it. Great service-...More

Thank Julio F
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Popped in while staying at a hotel opposite the Mall. Expensive: $33 for the Scallops meal and Wine $12 plus taxes. Suzie offered very friendly service. The manager, however, tried to charge us for the "free salad" replacement for the dry and anaemic mussels. I'd...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Taste very good. However I think they put too much butter or the steamer is not fresh which made us had sick stomach. The bread is very fresh.

Thank tanje1
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I had to return my mussels appetizer - so nuked in the microwave, possibly frozen to begin with? To be fair was replaced with a free, quite good house salad (which I was charged for until I corrected that). My partner's meal ($32) was small...More

Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Lobster roll was badly presented with tough lobster meat, soggy roll and salty cold fries $38 including tip pass

Thank M P
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Good food and service. Reservations required on a Saturday night, given its location in the Short Hills Mall. The salmon dish with mushroom raviolis is very tasty. Prices are consistent with Short Hills mall prices.

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We had lunch at Legal Seafood in The Mall at Short Hills. Although the restaurant was quite busy and we did not reservations, when I told the hostess that it was my son’s birthday, she gave us a booth in an excellent location. I had...More

Thank KatMom419
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Morris Turnpike, The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2746
    (JFK Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Short Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 973-467-0089
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. Our restaurant is located inside The Mall at Short Hills on the lower level. You may choose to beach yourself in our dining room or at our bar. Either way, we’ll think you walk on water - be sure to see our aquarium of koi fish built into the floor. Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. 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 the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
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