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“It's Legal Love!”
Review of Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods
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Ranked #55 of 3,202 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Atlantic Ave.
Transit: Aquarium Station (Blueline)
Description: 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.
Apalachin, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“It's Legal Love!”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Our dinner was so amazing, we went back the next day for more!! Day 1 we had the Legal oysters, the crab cake combo, & the Salmon with ravioli. The jumbo shrimp was awesome! The legal oysters were full of flavor & I'm salivating just imagining them on my taste buds! The mixed drinks are expensive, but worth it. The sangria was in a huge glass & my mojito was done just right with a bunch of fresh mint! Day 2 we were back for the Clam Chowder, it was everything we desired! The server recommended the Boston cream pie; WOW I'm so happy he did! We ate both inside & out and we were happy with both. This restaurant has it all!

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good seafood that makes you say yummy”
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Very nice variety of seafood w quality ingredients. Service is good. Very family friendly. Try the clam chowder and the seafood casserole.

  • Visited September 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“The best seafood at fair prices”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Ate at Long Wharf location twice during our week-long Boston adventure. Terrific food, friendly staff & good view of the wharf in Boston.

Visited September 2013
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Forney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fresh Food Great Taste”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

After our whale watching tour (no whales to be seen), we wanted to eat fresh seafood. Went into this place as I had heard it was good. Wasn't disappointed. I had the crab cake and it was great! Not to much breading, lots of crab. Very happy tummy!

Visited September 2013
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N New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“OK but not exceptional”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We were treating two college freshmen from out of State and hoped for an exceptional seafood experience on a Sunday evening.. The Texas kids loved it but we locals were unimpressed. Only the chowder and raw oysters were exceptional. We four each had the seafood casserole, which was quite good and mostly seafood - not potatoes. The deserts were average. The service was very friendly but excessively slow.

  • Visited September 2013
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