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Legal Sea Foods - Peabody

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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 - 10:30 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: Dinner, Drinks, 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
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Nice Evening with Friends

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Seacoastbreeze
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Lynn, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Moscow
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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175 reviews 175 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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, Doing business, Families with children, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?