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Legal Sea Foods

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA 01803 (Burlington Mall Road)
+1 781-270-9700
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11:30 am - 9:00 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, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dependable Fresh Seafood

Nothing fancy but always well prepared good solid seafood. Chestnut Hill, MA is the best location for this chain.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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brookline, ma
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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brookline, ma
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nothing fancy but always well prepared good solid seafood. Chestnut Hill, MA is the best location for this chain.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I was in Burlington for about a week, and this was definitely the best dinner I had. I had the crab stuffed shrimp with jalapeno cheddar polenta, and it was amazing. The shrimp were tender and well cooked, and the crab stuffing had large pieces of sweet lump crab meat. The polenta was flavorful and not overly spicy. The prices... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I go to Legal Sea Foods in Burlington occasionally, mostly because it is conveniently located in the Burlington Mall and offers a healthy lunch option. They have take out as well as a large dining room with bar. Service is quick and the place is pleasant. I like that they have many light and healthy options like wood grilled fish.... More 

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nj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were ending our week long trip with a stop in Mass. We'd heard about LS and saw one listed only a few miles from our hotel. We went over to the mall and found it in the rear of the complex. Although the service was excellent, the rest of the experience was underwhelming. The decor was tired, the prices... More 

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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I've eaten at Legal before in Boston city, always get consistent quality and not different at the Burlington restaurant. Restaurant was v. busy, so good atmosphere. Prompt service, good food, nice beer....job done.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Sushi was well plated but a bit dry and flavorless. Few tuna options on menu. Dark dining room with somewhat unpleasant smell when I visited. Staff was attentive but food was slow to come out.

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Boston, Ma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We live nearby and enjoyed Legal in its heyday. Our most recent experience is the last one for sure. Don't bother to go in and sit at the bar after 8:30 PM. Although we received good service, it is clearly clean up time and this doesn't support a nice dinner environment. Soft shell crab was the special, it came out... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I keep waiting to be unhappy with Legal seafood anywhere and it has not happened yet. Things to try Sushi limited but really excellent and worth the cost bing bang cauliflower - ask for spice level but very tasty Rhode Island calamari You can get your fish plain grilled to a number of exotic dishes. I usually get the everything... More 

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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Always the place to cure your seafood cravings! I love the Thai style calamari appetizer and usually get mahi mahi for the main dish. Great place for drinks as well. Of course the clam chowder is top notch as well.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Had meal with a few collegues. It was very good and quality was consistent. Server was very prompt and was always around for refills on iced tea. Delivery and clean up was efficient. Atmosphere can get loud but tables are well spaced. Got the apple- tortilla-goat cheese salad and one of got the mussels. There wasn't enough apple in it... 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, Oyster Bar

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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, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?