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All 130 Braintree Restaurants

Legal Sea Foods - CLOSED

250 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184 (Formerly Legal Sea Foods - South Shore Plaza)
781 356-3070
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Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. Get reeled in to our U-shaped bar or wood-paneled dining room. Those traveling to and from Cape Cod on Route 93 are known to make a stopover for seafood. And not to be missed: two monumental fish tanks in our restaurant, one fresh water and one salt water. We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “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.

106 reviews from our community

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English first
Braintree, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Having skipped lunch, I anxiously awaited meeting a friend for a very early dinner at Legal Sea. I arrived shortly before 5 and the place was already hopping this early on a Wednesday night. As my dining partner had not yet arrived, I saw there were 4 or 5 empty seats at the bar & elected to wait for him... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have eaten in other Legal Sea Food restaurants, but this was even better. The food was exceptionally fresh and well prepared. The people were so pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. This is a well-managed establishment and the food was top notch.

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McDonough, Georgia, United States
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371 reviews 371 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Not inexpensive but quite delicious. Great service. A busy busy place. The service is terrific food delivered fast and with a high quality. A line starys before 5pm, even during the week, but they turn tables quickly. If you are alone or as a couple and you and your guest, date, spouse don't mind sitting at the bar you will... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The service was fast and friendly. The floors were a bit dirty and needed to be swept. The seafood casserole was delicious.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great seafood, on the expensive side. Not something that I do every week. It is a special occasion thing.

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Portland, Maine
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great to have it right across form the mall, and I front of our hotel. Food was excellent, as usual. The interior is that of a typical legal seafood.

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Walpole, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I went with my husband for dinner. The new location is nice, although parking can be difficult. We were seated at our reservation time. Service and food were what you would expect from this chain restaurant.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My husband and I ordered the world famous clam chowder and it was truly terrific. They give you a mug size cup. We also split a fried clam plate which was also delicious. I liked the way they served it in two separate little pie plates. We each had our own dish with cole slaw, French Fires and tartar sauce.... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Loved the service here. Loved the menu. Can't wait to go back. I had the oysters as an appetizers and the seafood casserole as the main.

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New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I ate here beginning of January during the major snowstorm that hit the East Coast. The food was excellent. Well presented and delicious. Service was great. Only things I was not crazy about was the Seaweed Salad which was good but a bit spicy for me & the Root Vegetable Hash which was also a bit spicy & not worth... More 

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Additional Information about Legal Sea Foods

Address: 250 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184 (Formerly Legal Sea Foods - South Shore Plaza)
Phone Number: 781 356-3070
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Braintree
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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