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Legal Sea Foods - Burlington

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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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11:00 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, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
great food!

During my stay in Andover I was two times at the legal sea foods, as I cannot resist being there. Due to the huge portions, I take only two startes, which is definitely enough, if one is moderately hungry. I tried for the first time a spinach and feta starter, which was great! It comes fresh from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
SabinaLorenz
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Vienna, Austria
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Vienna, Austria
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

During my stay in Andover I was two times at the legal sea foods, as I cannot resist being there. Due to the huge portions, I take only two startes, which is definitely enough, if one is moderately hungry. I tried for the first time a spinach and feta starter, which was great! It comes fresh from the oven, which... More 

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Heide, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Even though the restaurant is part of the Mall, it was a very nice and relaxed dinner that evening. The food was delicious, fresh, well prepared and the service was top notch.We were there in a business setting and everybody enjoyed the meal a lot. I would definitely go back there.

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Groton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We've been in a few times after some shopping at the mall and we either seem to have a good experience or just so-so. Service is also very hit or miss, some of the servers are pleasant and helpful and some we've had make it clear they don't care at all. Lunch seems to better than dinner, perhaps because we've... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went here for a business dinner. We had to wait to be seated for over 20 minutes despite having made a reservation in advance for 1900. I understand it is a busy time but that is the reason for making a reservation, right? Then our server told us we would be served by different people (3 in total) which... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wow what a dinner we had. The first night of Lent on the search for seafood done right ! Of course we ended up here. It doesn't get any better than this. We were seated promptly and by some very friendly hostesses! Ash Wednesday means no meat and I wasn't in the mood for pasta, so really there was no... More 

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Burlington, Ma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We've never had any kind of a bad experience. If we are looking for fresh, well prepared seafood with good atmosphere and service this is the place we go.

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We made a reservation to be sure to get a table the night after yet another snowstorm and were disappointed that the table we were given was right next to the kitchen -- I'm always surprised when restaurants don't make sure those who bother to make reservations get a good table. The waitress was fine, but we had several issues... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I ve had many meals @ Legal Seafood places , especially here @ the mall but also at the airport! I always liked the food and the atmosphere until yesterday evening. We entered the restaurant @ 8 PM and ordered some food ! Suddenly out of a sudden all the lights were switched on @ 9 PM.It was like being... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have never had a bad meal at Legal Seafood. I enjoy some of the ethnic flavor options...and the quality of the seafood is usually unrivaled. I think the food is expensive, but it is a good option for entertaining visitors to New England, or celebrating a special event. It is generally crowded but the kitchen clearly keeps pace...once seated,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Until this past visit, we have never had a bad meal at Legal Seafood at Burlington Mall. We received uncooked butternut squash with our fish. WeI did not have the opportunity to send it back when our meals were served. Our waiter did not return and ask if everything was satisfactory. Unacceptable. Portions seem to be getting smaller. The meal... 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 0 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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