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1200 Morris Turnpike, The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ 07078 (JFK Parkway)
+1 973-467-0089
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great environment. Very well located. Service is very good and the dishes superb (specially all sea food). Good pricing. Do not miss it.

Thank Omar A
Lausanne, Switzerland
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good mall restaurant with good selection of fresh fish, including oysters, and good service. Choice of dishes good. Service good (if a bit keen to give you bill). Grilled fish particular good as is the sashimi tuna starter.

Thank P B
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77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The service was good. My grilled haddock was fresh and the portion was ample. My wife had the Portuguese fish stew which she enjoyed. Raw selection was good. Fresh cold oysters and clams. Calamari was nothing special. Very small and too much breading for my taste. I ordered hot tea and they didn't have a basic tea but brought over... More 

Thank Christopher L
Northern New Jersey
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158 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Something has gone wrong here in 2016. We loved this place for many years. On recent visits, the food has still been good, but service has tanked. Now, they serve your food and leave you hanging -- waiting so long for plates to be cleared that we give up on dessert and coffee, and are left waiting still longer to... More 

Thank WaterEnthusiasts
Rheinfelden, Switzerland
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

As expected this is a very good address if you like sea food. I had the New England clam chowder: Very good! Followed by the fish cake combo with scallops, shrimps and a cranberry salad. I was surprised about the quality. Normally I do not expect that in a mall restaurant but here you get a very broad selection of... More 

Thank Alexander H
Springfield , NJ
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109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We had mussels and oysters as an appe and they were good. We had two entrees that were also very good. The waitress was really bad and we will not go back there gain for that. We had to ask for water twice when our glasses were empty and she only filled them 2/3 of the way full. She spilled... More 

Thank mark p
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I usually don't eat at mall restaurants but this was an exceptional case. I had the garlic shrimp which was great. For an appetizer I had the fried clams which were also delicious. Service was good and the venue was not noisy.

Thank vadocnj
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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

we were invited for a family celebration & those usually don't go too well-BUT this was really good. I had the clam chowder-very good then I had the Jasmine shrimp- its boiled shrimp with broccoli on brown rice with melted cheese- superb- never a problem for changing from white rice to brown- we had the Bang Bang cauliflower which is... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lobster roll was ridiculously expensive! A small plain salad... some popcorn shrimp and lobster roll was over 60$. Too much!

Thank Ann M
New Jersey
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Food was great, server (Tina) was very nice & friendly. Food was a bit pricey, but we enjoyed it. Make a reservation rather than stand & wait. We went on a Friday night, the place was packed. Great drink menu.

Thank Jenn W

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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
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 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: 1200 Morris Turnpike, The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ 07078
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?