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Legal Sea Foods

255 State St, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02109-2617
+1 617-742-5300
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“crab cakes” (328 reviews)
“seafood” (759 reviews)
“chowder” (259 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
255 State St, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02109-2617
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Legal Sea Foods to celebrate our daughters Grad school graduation. It was a pleasant experience with good food and a great view of the seaport.

Thank rondat170
Reviewed yesterday

Just arrived in Boston. Checked into my hotel and was hungry. Just didn't want to go too far. Saw Legal Seafood across the street and figured "why not?". It was Father's Day, and thought it would be crowded, but I hit it in between lunch...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pretty pricey but good quality food. Had seafood casserole for pickup-easy pick up, great customer service and good chunks of lobster and other goodies. Def worth a meal at your next stay.

Thank Victor S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to Legal Seafood across from the long wharf. Service was excellent. All dishes prepared were delicious and included, swordfish with this amazing onion jam, grilled shrimp, a pistachio salmon, and baked cod dish. They were out of a few dishes that is how...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was very good, clam chowder was amazing. The strawberry sangria was straight up amazing. Server was very nice and attentive. We ate outside. You don’t necessarily have an amazing view however if you like to people watch you’re in luck.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All the menu is great, one of my favorites sea food places. The can cakes are unique, they are not fried, they are baked and very delicious. Good place to go during all season of the year!

Thank mariaaalvarado25
Reviewed yesterday

Legal Seafood was a great spot to warm up on a cold day. The Lobster Bisque was so good and I really enjoyed the wait staff. They were warm and friendly an eagar to please. The prices are a little high but it is great...More

Thank Vgrabon1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So the food here was nothing spectacular. The views weren’t all that great either because the ferry parks right in front of it. That said, the location doesn’t get any better, and the service was decent.

Thank Jabran K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow! What a wonderful place to enjoy amazing seafood! I had the crab cake with scallops and shrimp...and the Boston cream pie for dessert. I’ll be thinking about this meal for a long time! Yum!

Thank suzzrx
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I ate an early dinner and it was excellent! They had gluten free fried shrimp and it was delicious!! My husband had fish and chips and loved his meal too! Highly recommend!

Thank Krista M
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July 25, 2017|
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Response from Talonrock | Reviewed this property |
if memory serves they have a small patio out front but you would need to see the hostess first to make sure they have someone working the outside tables. weather permitting of course.
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Joe S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do.. outdoor is good if not a hot day
December 10, 2016|
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Response from Darbump | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. Better off trying Schermerhorns in Holyoke Mass 413-561-2978.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 State St, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02109-2617
    (Atlantic Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Aquarium Station (Blueline)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-5300
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods - really fresh fish. Enjoy ocean-side dining just steps from the New England Aquarium. Our restaurant couldn't be more convenient to the Financial District, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall and waterfront hotels. We think a visit to Boston must include a meal at Legal Sea Foods. 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 "Most Popular Boston Restaurant" (Zagat, 2011/2012), "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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