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Legal Sea Foods

#74 of 2,363 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Back Bay
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100 Huntington Ave, Copley Place Mall, Boston, MA 02116-6506 (Dartmouth Street)
+1 617-266-7775
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are visiting from Australia and fresh fish is our favourite meat - we cook it ourselves, sometimes I catch it, and we have it 3 or 4 times a week. And we have good fresh sea food at home. So we know good sea food when someone else cooks and serves it. We had an exceptional meal tonight. I... More 

Thank NuggetSydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful chowder... just like chowder should be. The swordfish, crab meat, asparagus, and mashed potatoes was outstanding. (Special) I shared it with my daughter and was still full. The restaurant was walking distance from my hotel. How good does it get. Thanks Legal Sea Foods...

Thank Chad K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended Legal Seafood but I was a little skeptical since it is a chain. What a surprise! We had a great view of the city from our table and it just got better. We had the Crab Cake Combo and Clam Chowder and it was the best crab cake we had in New England.

Thank Erma92
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went expecting a fabulous night based on recommendation. We reserved the day before to be sure of a Table. When we arrived they hadn't heard of us and grudgingly gave us a table. The service from that point simply declined. A shame as The food itself was excellent. For a place of such reputation and price you expect good... More 

Thank William M
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

ate twice on my recent trip to Boston. Loved the food, and also the atmosphere. would advise advance booking.

Thank Marymai1
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a chained seafood restaurant in Boston. Very popular and busy so you must make reservations in advance. The baked and stuffed lobster is the best out of 3 lobster meals in Boston. Oyster is also good. Services is medium with reasonable attentiveness. Value for money.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was told to stop at Legal Seafood at Logan International because it was as fine as the restaurant location. The line to get in was long but the wait was well worth it! I had crabcakes (almost as good as the best you can get in Baltimore) and shrimp that was fresh and sweet - delicious! I paired my... More 

Thank sborosk
Nashua, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always look forward to our lunch during NEOS once a year. Typically get crab cakes, they are lump crab. This year ,changed it up a little and went with seared tuna with Kung poa sauce and jasmine rice. If you like sangria, the legal sangria is a must. Always great sevice.

Thank clutzechik
Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: Great ambiance Really nice location take out available right outside the restaurant lobster bisque was amazing really nice staff Cons: Fish tacos weren't the best choice. The fish was great but the rest of the tacos tasted like vinegar and the seasoning was very bland. I was looking forward to the visit all week so that was pretty disappointing.

Thank Marie N
Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed Legal Seafood so much during our visit to Boston we ate here twice! I had the stuffed lobster.....OMG! The waitress at our second visit was beyond great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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: 100 Huntington Ave, Copley Place Mall, Boston, MA 02116-6506
    (Dartmouth Street)
  • Public Transportation: Copley (Green Line) or Back Bay (Orange Line) “T” stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-266-7775
We know shopping induces hunger - and Legal Sea Foods reels in those who want to splash down for a meal or grab-and-go. Our restaurant is located on the upper level of Copley Place, with direct indoor access to both the Westin and Marriott hotels as well as to the Prudential Center. Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Boston's historic South End. Here the views and the seafood are second to none.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

Neighborhood Profile
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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