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Legal Sea Foods

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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210 Andover Street, Northshore Mall, Peabody, MA 01960-1647 (Rt 114 & 128)
+1 978-532-4500
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. Seafood...
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. Seafood Nation loves our outpost in Peabody, at the junction of Routes 128 and 114. Those traveling to and from the beaches in Cape Ann are known to jump ship for some fresh catch. And those considering a fishing trip, visit us instead. Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. 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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  • 49
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than the Legal C in Lynnfield

We were met immediately by two attentive women at the desk. I asked for a table with light and we were escorted to a table by the window promptly. The service person was quick to come by and offer specials and drinks. The food was delivered promptly; I have a shellfish allergy but this is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were met immediately by two attentive women at the desk. I asked for a table with light and we were escorted to a table by the window promptly. The service person was quick to come by and offer specials and drinks. The food was delivered promptly; I have a shellfish allergy but this is the only place I come... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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151 reviews 151 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Had the Lobster Bisque which had nice portions of lobster in the cup. I had Salmon which was a huge piece and very good. Hubby had the Chef's Specialty with 3 different types of fish, scallops and shrimp. Very good also! Everything was paced nicely. I would come here again!

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

This upscale fish house does not taste like a chain, nor does the service feel like one either. Its crowded on weekends but worth the noise or wait. Never had a bad meal, and never got ill off their raw bar. It one of my favorite eateries.

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North Shore, MA
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49 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We frequent many Legal Sea Foods, but the Peabody restaurant is our “homebase.” Our most recent visit was with out-of-town friends who had never been to (any) Legals. Although we had a reservation, we had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated. This was unusual, but it was a very busy evening. We find the Peabody location to be... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Cioppino had no flavor, clams had cracked shells, meaning they were dead before they were cooked. Smallest scallops I've ever seen, and the garlic toast was stale. We went here for a celebration dinner, So not impresssed, never going to go back. Good luck Roger. The only bright spot was the waitress was great. 5/19/2015 table of 9 in... More 

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Boston
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had a late lunch at Legal -Peabody this week and ordered a Garden Salad with Maine Crabmeat. It was spectacular! Freshest Romaine lettuce, other greens, thin cross sliced carrots, pine nuts, sunflower hearts and a Balsamic wine dressing. Absolutely perfect and nicely served and portioned. This restaurant is fantastic and has great and knowledgeable service.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We have visited this location many times and have always had good service. This time around we were there on a Sunday, early evening, and the restaurant was not overly crowded so one would think service would be spot on. Unfortunately, not this time. After a discussion with the waiter over what the extra charge would be on a particular... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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91 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Girl's night out, relaxed time at the table, not pressure to order, not rushed. New drink order with each arrival. Appetizers, calamari and oysters casino/Legal style were hot, delicious, and just enough to hols us until we ordered dinner. Meals were terrific - all served together, hot and to the right people. The baked stuffed shrimp casserole was perfect -... More 

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Midway, Kentucky
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is a solid choice for a good seafood dinner. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and very kind. The food was delicious and plentiful. We had several people in our party - and we were seated quickly and served promptly. Our waitress was the perfect balance of friendly and helpful. I have no doubts you will enjoy the food,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We just had a family get together - luncheon here at Legal on Saturday for a birthday celebration. I made advance reservations for 9 and they had our table ready (and we got there early), and also did a great job with our coat check and my Mom's walker. The staff was very attentive. Our server (Jake) was great and... More 

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Additional Information about Legal Sea Foods

Address: 210 Andover Street, Northshore Mall, Peabody, MA 01960-1647
Phone Number: +1 978-532-4500
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Peabody
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Oyster Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 Andover Street, Northshore Mall, Peabody, MA 01960-1647
    (Rt 114 & 128)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Peabody
  • Phone Number: +1 978-532-4500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children

Description

The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. Seafood Nation loves our outpost in Peabody, at the junction of Routes 128 and 114. Those traveling to and from the beaches in Cape Ann are known to jump ship for some fresh catch. And those considering a fishing trip, visit us instead. Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. 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
11:00 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?