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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 - 11:00 pm
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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!

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Paget Parish, Bermuda
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you visit Burlington Mall have lunch at the Legal Sea Foods. You do not have to wait şong before you are seated. The servant warmly helps you to select among delicious plates. There is a large selection of ice cold beer. We loved calamari, fish and chips, shrimps yum yum yum. When we had lunch there nearly all of... More 

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Lorain, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the crab cake for lunch along with a cup of clam chowder. The crab cake was comprised of lump crab meat and cooked perfectly. Very tasty and came with a side of broccoli and small salad greens. The rolls were extremely fresh and very tasty. Service was also very good. Great prices and value!

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at this iconic sea food restaurant. The clam chowder was wonderful as was the cioppinni and shrimp casserole. The dessert of Boston Cream pie was very tasty! Our server Kristy was very pleasant and made the meal more pleasurable.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic meal with family! Our server is wonderful unfortunately i didn't get her name. Family friendly restaurant and next to the shopping center.:)

Thank Maria Eva L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished dinner at legal. While my meal (seafood casserole) was excellent, my wife had the lobster bisque and was not particularly impressed. The same could be said about the whole table. Some were happy with there meal and others not so much.

Thank mauneja
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a good seafood restaurant in the area and we found this one after reading some good reviews. After waiting in line, we proceed to second floor view deck, so really enjoyed the view. The food is really good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend of ours who used to live near here recommended this Legal Sea Foods location at the the Burlington Mall as a place for excellent seafood dishes. There is a nice variety on the menu and the service was very good. We started with the calamari appetizer. Way too salty and it was greasy, too. The lobster bisque had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As usual, the seafood at Legal Seafoods is delicious although a bit overpriced. The service was mediocre. At our visit last night, my appetizer plate was never cleared, the men were served before the women and two waitresses were arguing near our table. The bathrooms at this location are always a mess, paper towels and toilet paper on the floor,... More 

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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
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
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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?