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Legal Sea Foods - Burlington

75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA 01803
+1 781-270-9700
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Ranked #7 of 104 Restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $50
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Chowder
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Burlington Mall Road
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.
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Mainz, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have been there several times during the last months. The food was always quite good, and whatever I had was tasty and well done. I can recommend the Calm Chowder and the mixed grill plate. Staff is friendly and prompt. From my perspective the only minus is that it is usually crammed full, and very noisy - not the... More

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Kaysville, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Everyone enjoys a trip to Legal Sea Foods and this location was clean, had excellent service and a moderate wait. Don't miss the chowder. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals the from the calamari appetizer to crab cakes, baked scrod, and a special with several different varieties of seafood. The lobster here is not our favorite. This isn't a... More

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Cotuit, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My favorite restaurant since forever. The best seafood and the best service. Even though the number of menu selections has decreased since my first Legal Seafood visit in 1982, I always find something to my liking.

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Shanghai, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

My very first visit to legal seafoods based on a recommendation from a colleague. Started our meal with some awesome oysters - fresh as they come, served with some great spicy Tabasco options and good waiter service. The entree however, disappointed me. I've had lobster before and my experience here was of a 'chewy' lobster. I was dining with friends... More

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place was highly recommended to us from friends and the concierge at the hotel we stayed at. I am glad we did go because it was delicious. Our first time to Boston and glad we stopped to eat there before a Red Sox game....glad to of missed the hot dogs! :)

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Excellent from the moment I walked in the door. Best crab cake and lobster bisque I have ever had in my life! Service was great too!

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Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Love this place and will be back! Our server was very knowledgable and able to make wine recommendation that satisfied our diverse group of 15 from around the world. Crab cakes were perfect and you must try the lobster bisque! Will be back here again and again!

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Vienna, Austria
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I cannot eat the huge portions Americans serve, therefore I always ask for my two favorite appetizers (already the size of a main dish in Europe) each split in half. I enjoy sitting there, sipping my white wine (huge choice from everywhere around the world!) and watching the other parties having fun...

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London
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Legal Seafood has a reputation for great food, which is partially deserved. People rave about it, however I felt that the food was good but not as special as suggested. It's mainly seafood as you would expect. The star dish for me was actually the pea fritter side that was suggested by the waitress. It tasted great! It's a busy... More

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South Portland, Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been eating at Legal Seafood since 1988. This chain is the only place that I will eat raw seafood. Littlenecks are fantastic. The organization is dedicated to delivering only the highest quality product. The food is fresh and cooked to perfection. I go to Legals every time we come into Boston to visit.

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