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Legal Seafoods

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Route 9, Natick, MA
508-766-0600
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good - Simpler Dishes Are Better

I've been here many times and the experience has generally been very positive. I prefer sitting in the bar area and find the service there usually very good. I think the simpler dishes tend to be better at Legal's, the raw bar, shrimp cocktail, clam chowder, and Sashimi tuna for example. My dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've been here many times and the experience has generally been very positive. I prefer sitting in the bar area and find the service there usually very good. I think the simpler dishes tend to be better at Legal's, the raw bar, shrimp cocktail, clam chowder, and Sashimi tuna for example. My dinner guests said the fried food is also... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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136 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Actually, the restaurant is in Framingham, not Natick. I started with the fabulous fish chowder. This is the first dish I had when I first ate at the Inman Square location in 1968. I also had the fish and chips--another dish I really enjoy. My wife had the lobster bisque and a chef's trio (tuna, swordfish, and scallops). All the... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

If you want great fish and clam chowder you must try Legal Seafood restaurant. They have provided clam chowder to the Presidential Inauguration for many years. Their prices are a little steep, but the food is great. Located to RT 9 and Mass Pike and other major highways for easy access.

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Houston, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food was excellent when we were able to get in. We came on a Friday night (no reservations)-- big mistake. It was 1 hour 15 minute wait and it was packed everywhere, bar, waiting area, etc. Came back Monday night and it was a whole different picture. It was quiet and room to breathe! The food was wonderful! I... More 

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Very busy, place was packed. Still fine service and timing of the kitchen. Excellent shrimp cocktail and clam chowder as usual. Really nice mild fish dish with a mustard crust... a special. Steamed lobster, perfect.

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Webster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Lobster roll. 2 sides and a Bloody Mary! What more can a gal want for lunch other than good conversation. Service was awesome!

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Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We love eating here when we go to Natick, it is always consistent, VERY good!!!!! The chowder is to die for and always great, they don't skimp on anything, great rolls with it, too

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Clinton, Tennessee
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were staying near the mall to shop and decided to eat here out of convenience. The food was typical of a chain. We had a reservation and had to wait about 15 min - which was no big deal. The service was good. The mix of clientele is interesting with people with t shirts and ball caps, to babies... More 

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Hopedale, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Well.... I really hate knocking a local Boston institution, especially having watched/dined at Legal since they started, but we have been disappointed lately. We've gone to Legal twice in the last month, spent $50 for lunch with no drinks (just water) and left feeling like we wasted our money. Going to Legal used to be a slam dunk - awesome... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Legal Seafoods restaurant in Natick is a well laid out restaurant. The large bar area is two stories tall has a large U-shaped bar counter with booths and tables all around. The food is excellent. Service as good. Many terriffic appetizers and main dishes. My favorite, Portugese Fisherman's Stew (white fish, clams, mussels, chorizo sausage in a delicious safron... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route 9, Natick, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Natick
  • Phone Number: 508-766-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?