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Legal Sea Foods

255 State St, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02109-2617
+1 617-742-5300
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (302 reviews)
“seafood” (712 reviews)
“chowder” (247 reviews)
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CUISINES
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 4 days ago via mobile

I had the clam chowder and the baked cod. The baked cod was excellent. The chowder was a little watery and seemed to be missing something. But, service was good, the cod was excellent and it's worth the trip.

Thank JerseyJim7
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food and excellent service ! All kinds of seafood dishes along with steaks and other things. The Bang Bang cauliflower appetizer is a must ! Our service was so professional and helpful with some of our choices. Would return for sure!

Thank Texsons
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The lobster my daughter consumed was sweet and super 😋. The Cioppino was not classic because the broth was not flavorful and contained too many mussels. The shrimp cocktail was delicious as was the the clam chowder.

Thank Bernard L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ordered a dinner entree for lunch (seafood casserole). Very good. Service was exceptional. Would go here again

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great location at the long wharf Boston had the crab cakes and clam chowder very good. Service was great. Boston creme pie good as well.

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We planned on going in for dinner, but got there too early. We just had a few drinks, but could not pass up the food so we just stayed and ate. It was GREAT.

Thank SueinArizona
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bad service, bad food and constant vacuuming at our hotel. Lots of options in the area- skip this one unless you want over-prices seafood, the rudest and slowest service and filthy atmosphere - very disappointing!

Thank Wendy U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heavy. Greasy. Not tasty at all. Expensive. I ate in Legal few years ago and it was very good they were famous for their hot the lobster. That time it was disappointing. I won't return

Thank Valerie374
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was very good - not many options though. It had been recommended to us and while I'm glad we went, it wasn't as great as I was expecting.

Thank APScott14
Reviewed 1 week ago

I figured it was going to be a typical high volume, average food, visitor experience as it was on the heart of the waterfront. But the food, starting with the Calamari, was some of the best seafood I have had. And if the weather is...More

Thank Richard R
Nearby
Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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pacdjc
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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onesmile23
4 December 2016|
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Response from World_traveler_mamma | Reviewed this property |
I didn't have the lobster casserole but they still have it on the menu of the first floor restaurant at the Harborside restaurant, by the Aquarium
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carsem
7 October 2016|
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Response from Wwvan | Reviewed this property |
on Legal Seafood website-look for Gift Cards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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