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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 #261 of 2,852 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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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you like seafood you cannot miss this place in Boston. Very conveniently located in a shopping mall, accessible from the Metro (Copley Station). In busy days (weekends) is better to make a reservation because it becomes very crowded. Not cheap, but worth it.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I enjoyed a huge lobster, steamers and mussels. My goal when visiting Boston was to have amazing seafood and this meal was exactly what I came for. The seafood was fresh and delicious. I highly recommend Legal. The price was outstanding too. I couldn't have asked for more. It was served with corn on the cob which hit the spot.

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Durham, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Solid Legal Sea Foods fan back in the day in Somerville in the 1970s. I just visit Boston these days, so I was looking forward to some basic and tasty seafood. What a disappointment, from the overdressed menu to the over cooked fish. Perhaps another LS location would not disappoint as much. But I won't be giving it a chance.

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Wallingford, CT
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282 reviews 282 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have always loved the Legal Seafood in the Prudential and routinely visit it when in Boston. We were very disappointed to find when we called to make a reservation for New Years that it was closing Dec. 28. What a shame. Well we opted for the Legal Seafood in Copley which is smaller and to me less attractive. During... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very popular place. Packed and very noisy. I ordered salmon from the lunch menu, and requested that it be served medium rare, but unfortunately as served it was over-cooked to at about medium well. Small portion, even for a lunch entree. Thought about sending it back but the service was slow and inattentive (probably due in part to the aforementioned... More 

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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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98 reviews 98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We ate an early dinner here. We had to wait a little bit but the line became much longer after we arrived. The food was tasty as well as the wine. The atmosphere would be nicer if the tables were not so close together.

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NY burbs
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The wait for this mediocre (at best) chain was 40 minutes, but since we were tired and no one wanted to walk outside, so we waited. REALLY bad choice. My husband's clam chowder was served luke warm. He asked for a hot cup and the waitress actually put her finger in the soup to check the temperature. Enough said.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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160 reviews 160 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

we had the tuna burger which was very good. Our friends had the oysters and clam chowder, when we left the plates were very empty which says something about their food. Nice menu, only issue ihad was I found it a little pricy.

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We were staying over night at the Plaza and meandered to our favorite place once again. The service was excellent and the meals tasty. Try it while in Boston.

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Montreal, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Firstly, don't get me wrong, the food was good and the service was great. The service was actually the highlight of the experience. I ordered the mixed fried fish platter. In my opinion, the proportion of shrimp and scallops and calamari to way too many 'other' clams was not cool. If I wanted a plate full of fried clams, then... 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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