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Legal Harborside

270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
+1 617-477-2900
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (420 reviews)
“lobster roll” (166 reviews)
“crab cakes” (89 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Outstanding location, food, ambience and service. Best clam chowder. The place was buzzing and I’d definitely go back.

Thank Americastraveller
Reviewed yesterday

Had late lunch/early supper here. Whole lobster 2.5 pounds of delicious sweetness! The potatoes & grilled veggies could have been left off the plate--very small serving. Our waitress was great; she helped us crack the shells & get the meat out...so good. we got bibs...More

Thank SirPenLadyGwen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant whilst on honeymoon in Boston and experienced a truly wonderful evening. We were lucky enough to have a table on the decking which looked out onto the water and this was absolutely perfect. Our server was outstanding! I wish I could...More

Thank sunshine0187
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hands down the best lobster roll we found even better than Maine. The place was very busy but found a place to sit. The service was great and food served timely.

Thank Gwen G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous!! Great service !! Very nice staff!! The fried clam appetizer was huge and very tasty!! Oysters were fresh!! Clam chowder was great!! Very large place! Seats everywhere

Thank roxyrockette
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lobster rolls that were about a pound of fresh, delicious cold lobster. Outstanding! Also the baked cod and jasmine rice. Clam chowders also were excellent. Good service. Highly recommend.

1  Thank grammynjc
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here, not impressed, very busy and the food was not the best and a bit pricey. Ordered lobster/mac & Cheese. Very dry and my meaning of mac is macaroni not small pasta shells. Was not pleased sorry I didn't pick another restaurant that...More

Thank Marysummer1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a delightful lunch today with the doors to the patio open to catch the summer breeze. Two of us had different tacos and we loved them. The fish sandwich was perfect as was the crab salad. What a perfect place to have a summer...More

Thank Marguerite B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend. Despite it being a chain, their food is extremely good. I read a lot of negative reviews complaining about the food? It doesn’t tout itself as a 5 star seafood restaurant and some people will complain about anything...More

Thank ArtLover81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sounds like Legal Seafood is slipping in quality - too bad. We come every time we are in town. We always reserve on the second floor. We were greeted by two managers. Our food was very good. The oysters were too “powerful” for me this...More

Thank w945106
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and
more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the
seaport district of South Boston is located
beautifully along the water. The area is designed for
easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are
bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The
Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
It is very walkable...about 2 blocks down on Summer Street....
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Yes!!! There is a separate prep and cook area to limit cross contamination as well as gluten free breads
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
  • Public Transportation: Silver Line Way (Silver Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Neighbourhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Phone Number: +1 617-477-2900
Legal Harborside is Legal Sea Foods’ 20,000 square foot flagship property on the Boston Waterfront, comprising three floors and three different concepts under one (retractable) roof. You’ll find a nod to our heritage on the first floor hull, with a casual menu of seafood favorites with a twist, an oyster bar and a market. The second floor dining room offers cuisine prepared with sensible creativity for celebratory eating and private dining events. And those that visit the third floor promenade deck will enjoy a four-season rooftop lounge with a retractable glass roof and walls for cocktails and bites. All aboard! Located in the Seaport District, Legal Harborside is within easy walking distance to the Institute of Contemporary Art, the World Trade Center, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and hotels including the Renaissance Boston, Westin Waterfront and Seaport. Legal Test Kitchen (LTK) is directly across the street.
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