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Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place

100 Huntington Avenue, Copley Place Mall, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
+1 617-266-7775
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Ranked #239 of 2,831 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Chowder
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Dartmouth Street
Transit: Copley (Green Line) or Back Bay (Orange Line) “T” stop.
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.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The price of food is rising, so is the price of sea food. This means that the best quality sea food will also cost more. In all honesty, the prices at Legal Sea Foods is worth it. I arrived with 6 people on a Saturday on a holiday weekend. We only had to wait about 15 minutes to get a... More 

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co. kildare
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is obviously a popular fish restaurant judging by the number of people waiting to be seated but after ordering the basic fish and chips I found the dish average and quite disappointing. The decor is very utilitarian and wouldn't encourage you to linger.

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London, UK
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178 reviews 178 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you're in Boston, and you're both lawyers by profession, and you want to eat lobster, where do you go? You go to Legal Seafood. We chose the Copley Place branch as it was convenient for our hotel, and were happy enough to go back again the following day. On each occasion, arriving at about 7 p.m., we had no... More 

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Rome, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One cannot go wrong by choosing a Legal Seafood location. The food quality is always consistent. At Copley, you may choose one of two locations: The Copley Mall and Prudential Mall. Both are connected to major convention hotels and may by accessed by enclosed walkways(important during bad weather). Bar drinks are good and the seafood is tasty and predictable. We... More 

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106 reviews 106 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Went here with family for a group get together. Has a nice lunch with good service. The menu was varied enough to satisfy the kids and adults alike. Particularly good were the crab cakes. Nice lumps of crab, little filler. Also good were the shrimp shumai. Will definitely go back on our next Boston trip.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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111 reviews 111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

For a place that prides itself on seafood, Legal sure does little with it. The chowder continues to be wonderful, but fish dishes are bland and ordinary, more "mass feeding" than "careful preparation"

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Austin, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had to have a lobster while visiting Boston and a friend suggested Legal Seafood as it was close and the weather was terrible, so we went to Legal Seafood in Copley Place. Upon arriving right on time for our reservation, we were told it would be a twenty minute wait even though there were multiple tables available. When my... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

After a hard day of sightseeing, a steamed lobster at Legal Seafood was a great way to end the day! THe Legal at Copley Place is not easy to find, especially given a need for elevators as opposed to escalators. The restaurant was huge, and in a city shopping mall. Wait staff were attentive, but not particularly friendly. Food was... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I stopped here while on a business trip and together the four of us had the Seafood Trio (with clams, scallops, shrimp), Lobster Roll, Clams, and of course, Clam Chowder. The service was excellent and always prompt and the food was incredible. Super fresh too.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Didn't expect to find such a restaurant in an upmarket mall with good fresh seafood. Delicious clam chowder! I had the seafood crumble - tasty, with chunks of prawn and fish, and could still taste the alcohol. My friend had the lobster which she said was delicious. Finished with a Boston cream pie - chocolaty and sinful! Service was fine... More 

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Additional Information about Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place

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, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Chowder

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