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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%
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“crab cakes” (325 reviews)
“seafood” (807 reviews)
“chowder” (255 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
255 State St, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02109-2617
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Reviewed August 30, 2016

Leagl Sea Food is very convenient to all that is offered in Boston. just across the street from the Aquarium and the harbor tour and the hop on/hop off bus stops.

Thank terrysandra32
Reviewed August 30, 2016

The food is always the same not much variation. We were there several times and the quality, taste and presentation of dishes was always the same. This consistency is a good thing. The food is fresh and tastes good. To me this is a solid...More

Thank ZigZig007
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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I dined solo at the Park Square location. Jay was my server and he was very helpful and attentive. I had Clam Chowder and the Cioppino. Both were outstanding. The scallops in my Cioppino were the best I have ever had. I can't wait to...More

Thank Tawnya C
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Like the service, food was fine. Probably not a good idea to sit outside if it is window as buses and cars drive pass can stirring up the dust, I got some in my drink. But do like the service, will visit again.

Thank immtravel
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

The lobster bisque and seafood casserole is not to be missed! You may have to wait for a table but it is certainly worth it. There is so much to choose from on the menu that, like me, you will probably want to go back...More

Thank rgoold
Reviewed August 28, 2016

We went there after a sunset cruise at 9pm. Still very crowed with a wait for walk-in patrons. I made reservation upfront so we were fine. The fish was very fresh and tasted quite good. A little on the expensive side but it's a great...More

Thank ag323
Reviewed August 28, 2016

and prefer local but we were at the wharf and decided to try it. OK let me say it's expensive but we both decided it was worth it-and we're cheap but appreciate good food.

Thank Becky L
Reviewed August 28, 2016

No real surprises here: they advertise seafood, and it's what they do well, if a little expensively. We had a nice view of the harbour, but the place was very noisy and rushed.

Thank ManorRoad
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Even though there are a number of Legal Sea Foods throughout Boston, the one on Long Wharf is by far one of the best! Not only can you smell the fresh salty air, but you can tell that their sea food is fresh. I had...More

Thank David D
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

I was told on a Boston Harbor cruise about Legal Seafoods' high standards when we went past the building in the harbor. The cruise tour guide wasn't kidding. I had the best crab dinner I've ever eaten. The wine flight was a fun way to...More

Thank jmw0313
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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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