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Legal Sea Foods

255 State St, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02109-2617
+1 617-742-5300
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (319 reviews)
“seafood” (796 reviews)
“chowder” (252 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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255 State St, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02109-2617
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently visited legal seafood and we ordered the clam chowder and the shrimp casserole I honestly feel like we could’ve made the shrimp casserole at home by the way we can pin out every single ingredient that was in it for...More

Thank sommers46
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was wonderful and wine list was very extensive....they even invited us downstairs to look at the wine cellar after we commented on the fabulous selections. The wine pricing we also felt was very good!

Thank Abby S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I do not eat any seafood but enjoy going to Legal Seafood. There are great options for any palate and the view if Boston Harbor is fantastic

Thank rjfennell
Reviewed 4 days ago

When we come to Boston, the first place that we eat is Legal Seafood. I start with the Steamers which are delicious and then order a steamed three pound lobster. My wife gets the crab cakes. Prices are reasonable for Boston and the food is...More

Thank French S
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was the first time i had eaten here and i wasnt disappointed. I had the crab cakes and they were great. good service too.

Thank Adrian T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All our group from Australia (which included teems / young adults) really enjoyed the food and atmosphere here. Excellent service; waitstaff were attentive and engaging. Very busy; glad we booked; promptly shown to our table on arrival. All the menu was very tempting, although we...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was amazing and our server was very kind and friendly. We had the clams which were very good. My son said it was the best clam chowda (yes he developed the Boston accent while visiting) that he's ever had. This restaurant was very conveniently...More

Thank kathy5512
Reviewed 1 week ago

We like seafood and there are a lot of good seafood restaurants in Boston but we keep coming back to Legal. This New Years was bitterly cold and we have always found this particular Legal warm and friendly. This visit was no exception. Friendly staff...More

Thank simonbill1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the seafood are fresh. fried oyster is so yummy with the special sauce. the plain lobster is fresh n sweet with butter sauce. the lobster comes qith fried fries n fresh brocolly. healthy choice.

Thank pramesti w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit was on 3rd Jan no need to book a table but still quite busy when we arrived The food was excellent, not served in quite the same way as Rowes Seafood Restaurant just up the street, but equally tasty, and for the price conscious...More

Thank HuddersfieldDavid
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Talonrock | Reviewed this property |
if memory serves they have a small patio out front but you would need to see the hostess first to make sure they have someone working the outside tables. weather permitting of course.
26 July 2017|
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Response from Joe S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do.. outdoor is good if not a hot day
11 December 2016|
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Response from Darbump | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. Better off trying Schermerhorns in Holyoke Mass 413-561-2978.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 255 State St, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02109-2617
    (Atlantic Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Aquarium Station (Blueline)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-5300
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods - really fresh fish. Enjoy ocean-side dining just steps from the New England Aquarium. Our restaurant couldn't be more convenient to the Financial District, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall and waterfront hotels. We think a visit to Boston must include a meal at Legal Sea Foods. 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 "Most Popular Boston Restaurant" (Zagat, 2011/2012), "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.
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