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Legal Sea Foods

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Back Bay
American, Chowder, Seafood
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100 Huntington Avenue, Copley Place Mall, Boston, MA 02116 (Dartmouth Street)
Copley (Green Line) or Back Bay (Orange Line) “T” stop.
+1 617-266-7775
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. We know...
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. We know shopping induces hunger. Our restaurant is located on the upper level of Copley Place, with direct indoor access to both the Westin and Marriott hotels as well as to the Prudential Center. Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Boston’s historic South End. 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
warm up after a cold day

the clam chowder here always makes me happy. after being in the rain and cold all day while cheering and support my dad running the marathon nothing hit the spot more than this place. a friend and i grabbed a quick seat and the bar for a drink and soup. this place is always great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Key West, Florida
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

the clam chowder here always makes me happy. after being in the rain and cold all day while cheering and support my dad running the marathon nothing hit the spot more than this place. a friend and i grabbed a quick seat and the bar for a drink and soup. this place is always great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The signature crabcakes were great, the right constitution, soft but not falling apart when you touched them, with flakey fish and crab meat and the mustard sauce was just right, sharp but not too much. The simple green salad with the right side dish for the rich cakes. The other family members has almond crusted salmon, grilled tuna and the... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Come to Legal Seafood at least once every time I visit Boston. Quality food and convenient locations. This location is in Copley Square and was convenient to where I was staying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were on our way to Fenway to see a game and had time for a nice dinner beforehand. While shopping near Copley Square, my wife asked a store clerk for a recommendation. We easily walked from the Square to this restaurant. Between us we ordered a Caesar Salad, a Crabcake, Clam Chowder, and a Wedge Salad. Everything was excellent.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have heard nothing but good things - and I expected the food to be better from a well established chain. It was ok. The staff was not great and it was not a busy night at all so there wasn't an excuse really. The food was mediocre and fairly expensive. It's convenient though - so there's that.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Our family of 4 spent over 100 dollars on dinner that was terrible. Three of us ordered fish and chips and only one 3 in piece per serving had white, flaky fish. The rest looked to be breaded skin. The chef should be embarrassed to charge almost $18 per serving. The only saving grace were their rolls and the fact... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This restaurant is on the second floor of a mall and such you have a view of the sky and the building tops. It was a beautiful night so it was fun to watch evening settle in around the city. The sea food was outstanding, my husband had the Arctic char and I had a combo plate with crab cake,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Solid choice, never disappoints. The freshest of seafood, well prepared. Consider ordering the crab cakes, a feast of nearly all crab meat with a wee bit of binder and yummy sauce.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I work nearby and this location is my favorite midday getaway spot. Relaxing and quick. Bar staff is lovely and does a great job. Food is always good no matter what you get. I love the rolls fresh and hot. Can't go wrong.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Met my lovely bride and her dear friend for lunch at Legal Sea Foods today. I expected a good meal and was not disappointed. The spinach dip appetizer was tasty. We all had tuna dish. I had the Tuna burger-the right size, and with a nice chipotle sauce with french fries and cole slaw. Service was good. A thoroughly enjoyable... More 

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Additional Information about Legal Sea Foods

Address: 100 Huntington Avenue, Copley Place Mall, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: +1 617-266-7775
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Huntington Avenue, Copley Place Mall, Boston, MA 02116
    (Dartmouth Street)
  • Public Transportation: Copley (Green Line) or Back Bay (Orange Line) “T” stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-266-7775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

Description

The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. We know shopping induces hunger. Our restaurant is located on the upper level of Copley Place, with direct indoor access to both the Westin and Marriott hotels as well as to the Prudential Center. Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Boston’s historic South End. 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
12:00 pm - 10:00 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?