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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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11:00 am - 11:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic!!

We visit the east coast multiple times a year and while (imo) kennebunkports "The Clam Shack" is still literally the best lobsta roll on the planet this was a very close second. Worth it from anywhere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Joseph L
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Traverse City, Michigan
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visit the east coast multiple times a year and while (imo) kennebunkports "The Clam Shack" is still literally the best lobsta roll on the planet this was a very close second. Worth it from anywhere.

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Ordered Fish and Chips, Portions were not plentiful, Flavor expectations not met, and definitely not worth the price. The portions left us hungry we had expected larger portions to satisfy considering else where larger portions found with reasonable pricing. WIth all the Hype and appearances we left unsatisfied...

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Tired after a day of driving and errands, my husband and I wanted a decent, relaxing meal without having to go far. We had been to Legal Seafood locations in airports and in downtown Boston, so we decided to try this one, right at the Burlington Mall. The food was very good, from the fresh oysters to the grilled bluefish... More 

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Groton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

i've never had a bad meal at any legal sea foods that i've been to. it is a reliable place to go for a nice dinner with a relatively healthy, diet friendly menu.

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Woburn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Legal Sea food is a top resturant in the Burlington Area, food is top self, staff is friendly and helpful and management is one of the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

While shopping at the Burlington Mall, I started to feel hungry so I asked the clerk at a shop if she could recommend a good restaurant to eat, because I was less than excited about trying any of the places at the mall’s Food Court. This kind lady recommended Legal Sea Foods. I love seafood, so it sounded perfect to... More 

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Enjoyable service, atmosphere, and meal for our business party of 10. Menu offered a good range of options despite focusing on seafood. Overall a pleasant experience.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

the restaurante it´s verry good. At burlington mall they are big and you dont´t have too wait soo many time too eat. the soup it´s famous and deliciuos. wyou shoud go there

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merrmack valley, ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Excellent fish restaurant, one of a number of locations in the Boston area, with a very good reputation.

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Before raving about the seafood, just a small detail. A very complete wine and beer list: one of the three beers a member of our table asked for, wasn't available. The server --who was very friendly and helpful-- had no idea, and came back later to apologise and offer another choice. The lobster rolls (instead of a whole lobster) worked... More 

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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?