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Legal Harborside

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Mon, 4/6
8:00 PM

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#124 of 1,890 Restaurants in Boston
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Served with grilled pita. $2.95 each, two for $5.50, three for $7.95
Roasted Sweet Pepper**
Spinach & Artichoke**
Hummus & Olive Oil**
Housemade Clam Dip
served on toasted crostini, 2 pieces per order
Chipotle Grilled Corn**
queso fresco, cilantro
USD 4.95
Tuna Crudo* **
sweet peppers, green onion, spicy mayo
USD 5.95
Crab & Smoked Paprika Shrimp**
USD 6.95
Herb Mushroom**
shallot confit, fontina
USD 6.95
BBQ Pulled Pork
coleslaw, pickled red onion, cornbread crumble
USD 6.95
Raw Oysters* **
Pure, natural and shucked to order! Eating our oysters is like kissing the sea. We buy only the freshest oysters and then we test them for purity at our laboratory in our Quality Control Center
Market Price
Raw Clams* **
Littlenecks, Cherrystones
Market Price
Shellfish Platter* **
freshly shucked oysters, littlenecks, snow crab, saucy shrimp cocktail
Small USD 34.95
Large USD 59.95
Rhode Island Stuffie
USD 6.95
with drawn butter
USD 18.95
Sautéed Mussels**
smoked tomato sauce, chorizo, fennel
USD 14.95
New England Clam Chowder
Bowl USD 8.95
Lobster Bisque
Bowl USD 11.95
Soup of the Day
Bowl USD 8.95
Seasonal Salad**
may contain nuts
USD 8.95
With Grilled Shrimp** USD 10
With Grilled Chicken** USD 7
With Crabmeat** USD 14
Caesar Salad**
romaine hearts, croutons, shaved pecorino, creamy dressing
USD 9.5
With Grilled Shrimp** USD 10
With Grilled Chicken** USD 7
With Crabmeat** USD 14
Grilled Romaine & Mozzarella Salad
roasted tomatoes, pesto
USD 9.95
With Grilled Shrimp** USD 10
With Grilled Chicken** USD 7
With Crabmeat** USD 14
Harborside House Salad**
mixed greens, chickpeas, tomatoes, croutons, olives, pecorino, balsamic vinaigrette
USD 8.95
With Grilled Shrimp** USD 10
With Grilled Chicken** USD 7
With Crabmeat** USD 14
Crabmeat Salad**
avocado, tomato, cucumber, egg, salad greens, lemon vinaigrette
USD 22.95
Grilled Swordfish Salad
kale, orange, quinoa, olives
USD 18.95
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail**
the traditional
USD 16.5
Saucy Shrimp Cocktail**
dressed in a spicy cocktail sauce
USD 10.95
New England Fried Clams**
whole-bellied, sweet & petite
Market Price
Crispy Calamari**
fried cherry peppers
USD 15.5
Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
mushroom ragout, soft polenta, smoked maple
USD 17.95
Legal's Signature Crab Cake
jumbo lump crab, remoulade sauce, seasonal salad (may contain nuts)
USD 17.95
Tempura Green Beans**
spicy mayo, lemon mustard
USD 8.95
Baked Stuffed Artichokes
shrimp and scallop stuffing
USD 12.95
Buffalo Shrimp**
avocado, blue cheese, celery hearts
USD 12.95
White Clam Pizza
pancetta and arugula
USD 12.95
Home of the original Legal Cash Market and Legal Sea Foods from 1904 to 1980
Fish & Chips**
fries and coleslaw
USD 17.95
Anna's Baked Boston Cod**
seasoned crumbs and tomato
USD 19.95
New England Fried Clams**
fries and coleslaw
Market Price
Lobster Roll**
fries and coleslaw
Market Price
Crabmeat Roll**
fries and coleslaw
USD 22.95
Crispy Fried Shrimp**
fries and coleslaw
USD 21.95
Portuguese Seafood Stew**
clams, fish, shrimp, mussels & chorizo
USD 17.95
Fish in a Bag**
steamed haddock, mushrooms, roasted tomato, cheese
USD 20.95
Poor Man's Surf & Turf
stuffie & grilled 1/4 lb. hot dog
USD 12.95
New England Seafood Pie
lobster, scallops, shrimp, lobster sherry cream sauce
Market Price
Add a skewer of shrimp $6.95 or scallops** $9.95. Served with a choice of two side dishes
Rainbow Trout**
USD 21.95
Yellowfin Tuna* **
Market Price
Salmon* **
USD 21.95
Market Price
Arctic Char**
USD 26.95
Patagonian Toothfish**
aka Chilean Sea Bass
USD 34.95
North Atlantic Sea Scallops**
Market Price
14 oz. Rib Eye Steak* **
USD 31.95
additional sides
Jasmine Rice**
USD 5.5
Mashed Potatoes**
USD 5.5
Zucchini & Summer Squash
USD 5.5
French Fries**
USD 5.5
USD 1.95
Soft Polenta**
cheddar, fontina
USD 5.5
Green & Wax Bean Salad**
cherry tomato, lemon vinaigrette
USD 5.5
Sweet & Sour Japanese Eggplant**
USD 5.5
Quinoa Vegetable Salad
calabrian lime dressing, pine nuts
USD 5.5
Legal Harborside is Legal Sea Foods’ 20,000 square foot flagship property on the Boston Waterfront, comprising three floors and three different concepts under one (retractable) roof. You’ll find a nod to our heritage on the first floor hull, with a casual menu of seafood favorites with a twist, an oyster bar and a market. The second floor dining room offers cuisine prepared with sensible creativity for celebratory eating and private dining events. And those that visit the third floor promenade deck will enjoy a four-season rooftop lounge with a retractable glass roof and walls for cocktails and bites. All aboard! Located in the Seaport District, Legal Harborside is within easy walking distance
$20 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Seafood, Sushi
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Wine and Beer, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool vibe, great views! The food and service was excellent. I got the fried shrimp, it was delicious but I wish I got something else. My husband got the lobster roll and is still raving about it!!!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, daughter and I dined last night. We arrived without a reservation and the staff immediately accommodated us with a table. Our waitress, Sabetha, had a genuine smile and great suggestions from the bar and food menus. Dinner was lobster, clam chowder and trout,...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

What a great Chow Da spot! Fish was spot on service was all that! You must try the Boston Cream Cake!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020

I am here for a few days work and decided to tour around and came here for lunch on my own. The service was impeccable, very attentive staff and the food was excellent too - Thai seafood with noodles. I will say that the bill...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

When you are in Boston, eat at Legal Harborside. They have 3 sections and you can’t go wrong in any of them. We had a lovely table over looking the waterfront. They also have a great wine selection. The best was when our food came...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020

We went to the NoName, which was closed even though Open Table gave us a reservation. Luckily, a block away, Legal Harborside was open and had a nice table. Everything we had was delicious. This included boiled lobster, clam chowder, baked cod, and seafood pie....More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020

Always like the food at Legal Harborside and the view out over the water. No complaints there. The last time we went was a mixed bag, though. Good food, not so good maî·tre d'. We made a reservation well in advance; we arrived at the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 18, 2020

Stopped in for lunch while attending meeting at the conference center. No wait, seated on the first floor by the front windows. Nice nautical ambience. I had Anna's Bake Boston Cod which was excellent with the roasted cauliflower. Will definitely go back if I get...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 15, 2020

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner here in the 2nd floor dining room, which is upscale from the 1st floor and very nice. All the service was excellent from our arrival through dinner. Beautiful views of the harbor, which were nice even in the evening. Food was...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 15, 2020

Pretty standard legal fare - but with the added benefit of a great roof deck overlooking the harbor. Price range is pretty much comparable with the other restaurants in that area (so a little on the more expensive side for what's served) - but it's...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Response from margaretc109 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s not far... really just follow the riverside walkway round. When you get to acquarium you’re very close
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Yes!!! There is a separate prep and cook area to limit cross contamination as well as gluten free breads
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