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Legal Sea Foods

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75 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA 01803-5389 (Burlington Mall Road)
+1 781-270-9700
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fullerton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They have a great selection of seafood dishes and a variety of other items if you don't feel like seafood. The atmosphere was nice for a restaurant in a mall, but the prices were no bargain.

Thank Steve R
Hedge End
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant came recommended by a local colleague whilst I was in Burlington on business. Two of us had the seafood mixed grill and the other had tuna. Fish was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Restaurant was fully booked but we did not have to wait too long for our meal either. Highly recommended.

Thank Teresa P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great environment, awesome service and fantastic sea food! Banana Foster desert is a must to finish off the night.

Thank SJAE N
Lynch Station, Virginia
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling through MA on our way to Maine. We had two grandchildren with us that wanted to try some really good seafood. We had dinner at Legal Seafood in the past when we lived in MA and felt fairly certain that we would get good seafood at Legal Seafood. The food was excellent as always and the service... More 

Thank DLSheets
Burlington, Massachusetts
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently, my wife and I had an anniversary, and we decided to go to Legal at the Burlington Mall, close to our home. We were seated at a nice table for two, and ordered the Fried Clams and Salmon. Both dinners were cooked to perfection, and service was polite and professional. We were not rushed, and given ample time to... More 

Thank Francis L
Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're not from around these parts, so we've never had Clam Chowder. I asked around some colleagues and friends, and everyone said the same thing: go to Legal Seafood. Full stop. Don't try anywhere else. So we had the chowder bowl. It was awesome! Much more than I expected when I came in. Surprisingly, one bowl was enough. Highly recommended!... More 

Thank TheBlackCondor
Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always, our trip to Burlington would not have been complete without Legal Seafoods chowder and those addictive hot rolls! My companion usually goes for the chef's pick and I love the seaweed salad and tuna. Great waitstaff and environment too. Very busy place.

Thank kas929
Arlington, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was told by a coworker to try the clam chowder. Legal Seafood was my first stop after landing in Boston. The service and food were great! You must try some of there wonderful dishes!

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a simple lunch.. But WOW!!! First, fabulous waiter, thank you! Sumptuous, creamy clam chowder, a perfect cup! There is a new star in town, though.. BANG BANG cauliflower!! If you are not a cauliflower fan, this dish will forever change your mind. Brilliant marriage of tangy, sweet sauce and an underused vegetable. Terrific transformation!

Thank honest reviewer
Paget Parish, Bermuda
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and service and within the mall. The mall was closed but legal Seafood was open. The menu choices were good

Thank gearsm2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA 01803-5389
    (Burlington Mall Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-270-9700
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. All roads lead to Legal Sea Foods. In this case, we are located near four main highways (Routes 128, 95, 93 and 3) on the first level of the Burlington Mall. Make the most of our convenient restaurant location - come for the seafood and stay to shop. Our entrance-way is marked by a water wall. 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?