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Legal Sea Foods

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1200 Morris Turnpike, The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2746
+1 973-467-0089
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (67 reviews)
“clam chowder” (14 reviews)
“sea food” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1200 Morris Turnpike, The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2746
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Reviewed November 12, 2015

I have been a big fan of Legal Sea Foods from the time I discovered this amazing restaurant in Boston. The food was always consistently delicious and the atmosphere loud, fun and fabulous. On a recent trip to Short Hills I took my family to...More

Thank Barry K
Reviewed October 19, 2015

A great place to have dinner. The Legal Seafood is a great choice for fantastic seafood. The appretizers are great, many choices and the entrees are equally well prepared. The price is on the expensive side, but it's Short Hills!

1  Thank michaelt4242014
Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Not impressed with the flavor of the food here. We had the grilled steelhead trout, nutty Faroe island salmon and seafood casserole. Bland

Thank RashidMarwat
Reviewed October 16, 2015

It's in the Short Hills Malls although you can reach it from the parking lot without entering the Mall. Convenient if you are shopping. Reservations a good idea. 5 of us for dinner on a Monday night. Seafood casserole at $27.95 was excellent. Both the...More

Thank snoopysister
Reviewed October 7, 2015

I am a big fan of seafood and enjoy super fresh clams. I ordered raw clams, steamers and fried clams and everything was really good. The fresh raw clams were perfect, tasted briny and went down smoothly. The steamers were of a nice size and...More

1  Thank TMausH
Reviewed October 3, 2015

Been here several times and as this location is within the Short Hills mall its generally busy. Always have great seafood here. Never really ordered anything else in all my visits so can't tell but the Seafood is fresh and tasty. Portions are good and...More

Thank rocketnc
Reviewed September 30, 2015

This restaurant is attached to a very high end shopping mall in Short Hills NJ. Close to Newark and not far from NYC. Its a busy restaurant, we came for late lunch and they were already expecting the early dinner crowd. Food was good and...More

Thank mtangulo
Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Server was excellent i thought I told him I was allergic to shellfish so he really took care of me I had the fish and chips it was excellent My husband enjoyed his food water no drinks . Our 18% gratuity was suppose to be...More

Thank NuJerzee610
Reviewed August 30, 2015

I recently ate at the legal seafood in Boston so I was excited to try the one back home in NJ. Actually my lobster was mushy and had so much bread crumbs dripped in butter it was almost unbearable for me to finish. I ordered...More

Thank Caribbeantravelqueen
Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Delightful experience, excellent service and very tasty sea food. Busy place but hey, it seems to be known and appreciated for its value for money.

Thank bscharin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 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: 1200 Morris Turnpike, The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2746
    (JFK Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Short Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 973-467-0089
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. Our restaurant is located inside The Mall at Short Hills on the lower level. You may choose to beach yourself in our dining room or at our bar. Either way, we’ll think you walk on water - be sure to see our aquarium of koi fish built into the floor. Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. 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 the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
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