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Legal Sea Foods

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA 01803 (Burlington Mall Road)
+1 781-270-9700
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. All roads...
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. All roads lead to Legal Sea Foods. In this case, we are located near four main highways (Routes 128, 95, 93 and 3) on the first level of the Burlington Mall. Make the most of our convenient restaurant location - come for the seafood and stay to shop. Our entrance-way is marked by a water wall. 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, 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.
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    Very good
  • 49
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Convenient and Always Good

We live within a few miles and have agreed over the years you can't go wrong with this Legal. We went recently because my wife was dying for a lobster. We started with Oysters legal - delicious, then she had a 1.5 lb. baked stuffed lobster and they took it out of the shell for her. She loved it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
everett32
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent seafood! The service was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our meal and would recommend it to all!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We live within a few miles and have agreed over the years you can't go wrong with this Legal. We went recently because my wife was dying for a lobster. We started with Oysters legal - delicious, then she had a 1.5 lb. baked stuffed lobster and they took it out of the shell for her. She loved it. I... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I've been a big fan of Legal Sea Foods for years but recently I got a Lobster Roll at the Burlington Mall and was not impressed. Especially at the price they charge $29 each. Probably about one lobster 's worth of meat in a hot dog roll, fries and coleslaw. I've gotten the lobster roll before in Natick and it... More 

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Parkville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Excellent seafood. Service was just ok, but we had a large party. I had the seafood sampler and it was just the right amount. I would definitely go here again.

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dubai
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

For the expensive price you pay, you get average location (it's in a mall), boring interiors, average large portions of food and average service. Average cost of a main course is 30USD. Tuna sashimi, the sea food assortment , the kids meal were all average. My son did enjoy his grilled cheese sandwich. The change wasn't given back. ( it... More 

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Babylon, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Everything was very fresh and perfectly prepared. Service was professional, yet friendly. Not a hugely imaginative menu, but something for everyone. Everything was delivered hot when we were ready, yet we weren't rushed. Separate outside entrance so we didn't feel we were eating in a mall. A very nice experience.

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Burlington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have eaten at Legal Sea Foods on several occasions in the past and enjoyed the experience. I recently took my son to Legal Sea Food to celebrate his birthday and I was never so disappointed. We were seated at a table where there was very little space for people to pass through the area. As a result every time... More 

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Andover, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

One of our family members eats gluten free meals. When we go to a typical restaurant all they do is not use any batter or simply skip the ingredients containing gluten. They do not make any effort or make any substitutions. At this restaurant they make an effort and go out of the way to actually prepare food for such... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We chose this restaurant for a special dinner on the last night of our 10-day trip to Boston and Cape Cod and were so pleased with everything. We were in very good hands with our waiter, Jeff, who was very knowledgeable and took good care of us. We had lobster bisque, clam chowder, caesar salad (which we shared); our entrees... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant is always dependable for their seafood. I love their mussels here, it seems they clean them very well, I always find a lot of sand and grit at other restaurants but their mussels have much less of it. I've come here for business dinners quite a few times but the noise level is quote high, the restaurant is... More 

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Additional Information about Legal Sea Foods

Address: 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA 01803
Phone Number: +1 781-270-9700
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA 01803
    (Burlington Mall Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-270-9700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Bar scene

Description

The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. All roads lead to Legal Sea Foods. In this case, we are located near four main highways (Routes 128, 95, 93 and 3) on the first level of the Burlington Mall. Make the most of our convenient restaurant location - come for the seafood and stay to shop. Our entrance-way is marked by a water wall. 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, 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?