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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 45
    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
Great service

Called for last minute reservation on a busy Friday night and they accomodated me. When I called back to change time for an increased number of people they gladly changed my reservation with no hesitation. We were seated immediately in an alcove with a few other large tables which felt very cozy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Pam M
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Usa
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can count on Legal Seafoods to have consistent quality, atmosphere, and service. This restaurant met our high expectations, satisfying all six of us. Everyone loved his meal.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Legal is a benchmark restaurant enterprise for seafood. Meal was good, but somehow disappointing. My meal was flounder, certainly cooked properly, but arrived a bit cooler than I would have expected. Veggies with it were a bit soggy. In a party of 4, two had lobster, which was fine. They have nice rolls at Legal, but it was a stretch... More 

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East-PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I just made a takeout order and got a drink at the food court. Then I could relax and do some people watching.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Called for last minute reservation on a busy Friday night and they accomodated me. When I called back to change time for an increased number of people they gladly changed my reservation with no hesitation. We were seated immediately in an alcove with a few other large tables which felt very cozy. Our server was friendly, professional and efficient. Food... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

The food at The Legal Sea Foods is about average, however it is overpriced. The one dish I have enjoyed the most has been the ciopinno. In the Burlington area there is not much to choose from when it comes to seafood so one has to settle for this place when trying to satisfy the hankering without driving a distance... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Love this restaurant! It is great every time we eat there. My daughter & grandson have several allergies (gluten, dairy & egg) and Legal is always able to accommodate them. This is our favorite restaurant!!!

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toledo
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Had a great meal here. The chowder and steamers were very fresh and very awesome. The restaurant was a bit noisy but the food more than made up for it. I would recommend highly.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I can always count on a great gluten free meal from Legal Sea Foods! It's always a treat to have gluten free fried scallops and French fries! And...a wonderful gluten free roll! Thank you so much Legal Sea Foods!

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Dayton, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This restaurant has spoiled me for seafood from anywhere else. Best crab cakes on the face of the earth. Friendly wait staff, fast service.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

The seafood here is outstanding! I had the lobster tail and calamari and the were cooked to perfection. Staff was pleasant and accommodating. Would Definately go again

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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, 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?