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Legal Sea Foods

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. All roads lead...
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
  • 61
    Average
  • 17
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  • 18
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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
First time... Was not disappointed

Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommended by local coworkers. This was my first time in Legal and was not disappointed. I had the baked lobster and their onions strings and jalapeño polenta. The baked lobster is the full tail with a stuffing -like on top (small bits of lobster also in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Elisa D
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Newark, Delaware USA
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156 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with a large business group and they all liked it. I find Legal Seafood's menu to be restricted and over priced. The food was average. I will continue to try to avoid them.

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Thank sdoggett
Houston, Texas, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommended by local coworkers. This was my first time in Legal and was not disappointed. I had the baked lobster and their onions strings and jalapeño polenta. The baked lobster is the full tail with a stuffing -like on top (small bits of lobster also in the stuffing) ... And the claws were in tack... More 

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Thank Elisa D
Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Legal Seafood is the one nearest to where I live. Overall the chain has very good to at times excellent seafood. Prices tend to be on the high side. A 3lb stuffed Lobster will run you about $85+ At Café Escadrille, the same size(much better prepared) will run about $65. We do eat at this location most out of... More 

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Thank Keith M
Cedar Park, Texas
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410 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting, we never fail to eat at least once at Legal. We also always spring for the very expensive lobster rolls. They are always delicious, and always very generously sized. This time, the roll seemed smaller, although it still had a lot of lobster. It also didn't taste quite as tasty as in the past. When a single lobster... More 

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Thank janels
Woburn, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love coming here - good food, good service, and the rolls are the best. I'm a creature of habit and always get a shrimp cocktail and house salad, extra rolls, and the pomegranate martini. Wish I didn't have to deal with mall parking, but it's worth it!

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Thank adl08
Massachusetts
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For couples fine. Groups of four or more tend to be a problem. It seems that at least one of the meals wont be cooked properly and have to be sent back. This means that most of the group will go ahead and start eating while the person who sent the meal back has to wait and start their meal... More 

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Thank Puttyj_9
Concord, Massachusetts
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182 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at Legals in Burlington is typically very good. The service can be excellent. The problem is the wait. There is always a long wait because it is in the mall. I find all the food to be good. The clam chowder, both the light and the creamy are great. the desserts are even great. It's just the wait.....

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Thank Paul D
Gouda, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to go for a European person, who is not used to American food. They serve nice seafood and it is good value for money. My colleagues and I always visit this restaurant or another Legal Sea Food branch when visiting the States

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Thank DanniW10
Melbourne, Florida
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I love Legal's - the quality is always high even though the price is also high. That said if you are going to have good seafood you must expect the price. The oysters are always fresh and having variety makes it an adventure. There is also a good range of fish to chose from. Highly recommended and the service is... More 

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Thank triszi
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Nothing amazing nothing terrible. Service was ok. Had to move seats once as they was conflicting info about where to sit.

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Thank Marissa W

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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 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children

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?