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Legal Sea Foods - Peabody

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$$$
American, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Chowder
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Private Dining

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  • 48
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Still fantastic

We came here in June 2012 and we're back in Boston in early Jan so we revisited and happy to say that our first experience was not a fluke. We started with some Maine oysters which had a perfect balance of brine and creaminess, chowder which was pretty good but not superstar quality, and then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Scott C
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Moscow
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Private Dining
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Moscow
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We came here in June 2012 and we're back in Boston in early Jan so we revisited and happy to say that our first experience was not a fluke. We started with some Maine oysters which had a perfect balance of brine and creaminess, chowder which was pretty good but not superstar quality, and then some prawns and crab cakes,... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My family and I recently had a special occasion we wanted to celebrate, and we all agreed on Legal Sea Foods in Peabody. Everything about our experienced there was perfect ... from the warm and friendly greeting at the front door to the service to the food. Legal Sea Foods remains at the top of our "go-to" restaurants!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went to Legal Seafoods in Peabody with another couple as kinda of a last minute thing. Was able to get 7:30 reservations but did have to wait a bit. The appetizers were awesome and the entrees cooked to perfection. Had a couple of martinis and we were done. The place started clearing out around 10 o'clock. Don't know if that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Legal Seafood in Peabody did not live up to the hype of their name and reputation of the Boston branches of the early days. The restaurant ambience is louder and noisier than most Fast food places, service was slow, and the food was of average quality and way below average in portion size. Ordered Fried Clams ($19 today) and there... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Staff was friendly, but food was just ok. We usually have better meals at Legal but this one was just average.

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This "chain" restaurant serves anything but chain style food. I hadn't eaten here in a while and wondered how it would be after knowing that there are so many "Legals" around the country. The ambiance is inviting and comfortable. The waitstaff were friendly and observant and the food was top quality. Prices have risen to a higher level than you... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Hubby and I have eaten at Legal Sea Foods in various spots around Boston, but were absolutely floored by the perfection of the Peabody location. The setting is on the outskirts of the Northshore Mall, so we weren't expecting much. It turned out we were wrong. The ambiance is inviting, comfortable, friendly, and very cozy. But what REALLY blew us... More 

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We really enjoyed our lunch here with family. Great menu, cool atmosphere and a vegetarian option. Everyone left happy!

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Mckinney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I went to Legal seafood with friends in September during a visit to Massachusetts. It was very good food, service, and overall a good atmosphere.

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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111 reviews 111 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My wife and I had lunch recently in the Northshore Mall, Peabody, location of Legal Sea Foods. My wife had the fried fish sandwich ($11.50) which she enjoyed very much. The fish was fresh and flavorful and the batter crisp and not greasy. I had the Fish Tacos ($13.95) which were the same fried fish as in the sandwhich. The... More 

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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, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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