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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
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 113
    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
Typical Legal Sea Foods

Food is what you would expect at any of the Legal's in the area. It is attached to a mall, but has its own outside entrance. Staff at front and table were excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
CoolBrewster
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dayton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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
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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Nolensville, TN
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Legal continues to be the best, freshest seafood - with friendly service and excellent variety. The Fish Chowder and rolls are world class - I had grilled swordfish, which was very fresh, and the chef cooked it to order, just as I requested.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is what you would expect at any of the Legal's in the area. It is attached to a mall, but has its own outside entrance. Staff at front and table were excellent.

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Israel
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

What shall we start with? The wine; Chenin Blanc from the Loire, Savenierre 2010 from Baumard. Tender and exact, flowery and dry, clean and introvert. Beautiful. The Japanese fresh oysters which blow in yr mouth with a thousand different tastes. And the Cioppino, that Italian dish of fruit de mer which competes bravely with my old favorite, the Bouillabaisse. All... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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185 reviews 185 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great fresh seafood and always very good service. Many, many locations, but can't go wrong with any of them. Their staff is well trained, the atmosphere comfortable, and the food delicious and satisfying.

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Vienna, Austria
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?