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“If good seafood is your wish, you'll get your wish” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods
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Ranked #17 of 256 Restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Route 9 and Hammond Street
Description: The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. One of our first restaurants and still a popular lure, we are located on Route 9 in the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center. We are still keeping things fresh at our bar, our open dining room and in our take-out counter and Fish Market. 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, 2012/2013), “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.
cleveland
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157 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“If good seafood is your wish, you'll get your wish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Touring Boston, when it's time for dinner, what else would you want but good lobster and fresh well prepared seafood. Here, you get fine quality, good service of fresh seafood. The price is high. It was a nice experience

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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183 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great seafood every time...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

My husband and I have been going to Legals for years, sometimes with friends or family. We have always had a good meal. I order the wood grilled shrimp which is cooked to perfection. My husband orders the schrod meal and again always cooked just right.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bluebirds77
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Newton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Loved the fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

You have to visit this place when you are looking for seafood. The atmosphere, servers, and food are all very good.

Visited September 2011
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Thank Miz24
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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Ok food for High prices!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

I've visited legal sea food twice. I was trying to try and taste bunch of their dishes to evaluate the good rupetion they have, but I could not like it! Their food is ok, nothing special. While food is regular, their prices are really high for nothing.
I'm not going any more.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wael M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Consistent great seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

Consistently the best seafood restaurant around, but tough to get into, especially graduation weekends from the local universities.

Visited December 2011
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