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Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place

100 Huntington Ave, Copley Place Mall, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
+1 617-266-7775
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Ranked #216 of 2,820 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
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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
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I had the sampler plate of scallops, shrimp, and crabcake. It was so good. I really wanted to eat there again but time didn't allow for it. You must experience it!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Not a lot of atmosphere given it's location in large shopping mall but the food was very good and excellent by comparison with Union Oyster House where we went the following night. Good and fast service. Adequate wine list - try the vinho verde with the fish for a lighter pleasant change. Better half's chowder was very good as was... More

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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a busy, popular restaurant and, as the name implies, specialises in all types of fish and shellfish. The menu description of some of the dishes is a bit pretentious and looked like the chef was showing off his vocabulary. The food itself was excellent in quality, taste and presentation. Some of the waiting staff were rather pushy and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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142 reviews 142 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Went with a large tour group, which I know is difficult- but they seemed to go out of their way to be rude. Service very slow - almost 3 hours. Only offered 2 appetizers, 3 entrees, 2 desserts, our center table was served last and servers would walk by our table with extra meals but didn't serve us, instead took... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The staff was friendly and attentive. The fish tacos, chowder and crab cake were delicious. Also the Boston Cream Pie!

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Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've been to Legal Seafoods numerous times since its first location opened when I was a kid growing up in the Boston area. It's grown a lot since then, but despite the growth it's always been a satisfying experience when I've had occasion to return. On this visit to the Copley Place location, however, I had the best experience yet.... More

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Chicago IL
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192 reviews 192 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were in the Mall and stopped in for a quick snack and were lucky to be seated quickly. With just a glass of wine and their amazing all crab no filler crab cakes, we were back to shopping and enjoying a gorgeous day in Boston.

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Ogunquit, Maine
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We opted for the Bar High tops in a well lit area...our server was Anne and we both had a wood grilled fish...my haddock was served with the mushrooms and asparagus...amazing!...we had cocktails and then after dinner split the Banana's Foster!

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New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We love eating at this Legal Sea Foods. It's so hard to find that it's rarely crowded, but the service is excellent and the food is always fresh and tasty. We make sure to stop here whenever we are in town.

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Valley City, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A little disappointed in this restaurant. We did expect it to be touristy but we must have picked a bad day. We where told we had to wait an hour so we went shopping in the mall. They called us early so we had to rush back. Mostly seafood on the menu but there are some non-seafood items. The whole... More

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