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Legal Harborside

Legal Harborside

Seafood Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Seaport District, Boston
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  • Don't forget it is Memorial Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Maru E.
    "Love the lobster bake"(3 Tips)
    Sali Y.
    "Warm buttered lobster roll was amazing."(6 Tips)
    Maria P.
    "11 types of oysters - all outstanding!"(16 Tips)
    Elly K.
    "Nice food, nice view, good service"(15 Tips)
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  • Ashraf A.
    Ashraf AliSeptember 22, 2014
    Worth your attention. Nice views, salty breeze, and kind staff all add to the experience. Can't go wrong with a lobster bake (next time, I'll get a bigger one). Calamari rocks.
  • Alice Chenjing W.
    Seats with a view of the harbor. Mussels and lobster rolls are tasty, a bit expensive. I love their soup of the day, some kind of seafood mix, remind me of Sotto Mare
  • Chris D.
    Chris DavisOctober 3, 2016
    Love water side views? Love looking at yachts parked along the side? Love great, unique seafood? This is the place! I loved it. Great open atmosphere and outdoor seating. Went here at nighttime 👌🏼🌙
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LinMay 28, 2015
    My party got the specials for the day and everyone was happy. The raw shellfish platter is pretty good, though the crab is frozen, and vegetarian options aren't bad either (few though they are ha).
  • BU Today
    BU TodaySeptember 27, 2013
    This restaurant has three floors—and three dining options—to choose from. The 1st floor is a typical Legal’s, with an outdoor deck; the 2nd is fine dining while the 3rd floor serves cocktails Read more
  • Davinci Virtual
    Davinci VirtualMay 25, 2011
    If you eat on the first floor, be sure to enjoy the view from the large elliptical bar where both wine and local beers are on tap. Or, request a patio seat, along Boston's beautiful HarborWalk.
  • Anke R.
    Anke RuwetteSeptember 5, 2015
    The Oysters!! And can't beat that view!! Get reservations or get their early during the day otherwise you're out of luck!!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CaldecuttSeptember 6, 2015
    Wanted to try a stuffie, but it's only served with a hot dog. So, I had a lobster roll instead without cold slaw and fries. Sometimes, you just want the roll.
  • Aga A.
    Aga ArtkaMarch 18, 2013
    Located just across the harbor from the airport. Perfect spot to grab a last clam chawda bowl before flying out.
  • Catia D.
    Catia DaSilvaFebruary 5, 2015
    Lobster, their services, salmon and Thai calamari are amazing.. Popcorn shrimp Uhmmm yummy
  • Nick H.
    Nick HolroydMarch 12, 2015
    The bar on the first floor has the best service and a gorgeous ocean view. The fried clam bellies are insanely delicious.
  • Luca M.
    Luca MessinaMarch 5, 2013
    Enjoyable atmosphere in an up-and -coming area of the city. Highly recommend the crab salad. Turkey burger was very good as well.
  • Sali Y.
    Sali YiJuly 9, 2016
    Warm buttered lobster roll was amazing. Also loved the dips in the appetizer!
  • Dan M.
    Dan MarottaJune 18, 2011
    Naked blondes, Kumamoto, French K and kusshi oysters Always the clam chowder. Surprisingly the skirt steak. Grab the soba noodles and sautéed spinach sides
  • Eug K.
    Eug KApril 8, 2016
    I liked the place, fish was fresh and properly grilled (as in without fat and tender). Fries was nearly perfect.
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenApril 1, 2016
    Affordable wine list, friendly service, oysters and a beautiful view of the harbor. Great spot for a night out.
  • Mike
    MikeApril 13, 2012
    Get the swordfish salad! Swordfish is perfect. Served next to a light cucumber salad with fennel and chick peas. Awesome.
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PAugust 2, 2013
    Great take-out service. Need to get the clam chowder to go more often! Definitely get the dinner rolls.
  • Jawwad A.
    Jawwad AkhtarFebruary 23, 2013
    Head to the rooftop for some great sashimi, nigiri and champagne. Can't wait to come back in the summer!
  • Matt L.
    Matt LauzonSeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Look out at the ocean for jewelry inspiration. If you dream up beautiful gemstone jewelry then immediately check out Gemvara.com. So much better than Tiffany :)
  • Zeynep
    ZeynepSeptember 27, 2015
    The best Legal! Atmosphere and food is always great. Try the seafood stew.
  • Becky V.
    Becky ValentineAugust 11, 2013
    We got the best seat in the place on a beautiful summer day. The staff were great and the food, as usual, delicious.
  • Marie
    MarieNovember 6, 2011
    One of best views of waterfront. Stuffed calamari was fab. Got a spicy kick from sausage. Large plump chunks of tomatoe.
  • Aysu O.
    Aysu OzgurAugust 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the XL oysters! And make sure you have a view of the harbor - that should be the main goal!
  • Jonathan Y.
    Jonathan YuAugust 30, 2014
    Fried clams were incredible and so was the tuna burger. Try to get a table overlooking the water.
  • Jarritt N.
    Jarritt NegriJuly 8, 2013
    No jäger Don't have the special, after selling it, didnt have a bourbon after selling it, suggested "steamers" as oysters, but they are claims, crab roll was served cold "nasty". Chowder is great.
  • SNOCRU
    SNOCRUAugust 29, 2012
    Flagship for legal here. Tuna is unreal. Take your smokin hot date upstairs post meal for the cocktail. Score!!
  • Danielle J.
    Danielle JensenAugust 27, 2016
    Strawberry creme brulee was phenomenal. Pearl oysters from New Zealand were AMAZING!
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LeonDecember 6, 2011
    Try the Mahi Mahi - Mahi Mahi with a coconut curry over jasmine rice and spinach topped with shrimp.
  • Tobias K.
    Tobias KurolSeptember 12, 2014
    Claim chowder was awesome. Make a reservation early to get a table with a view.
  • Lindsay Y.
    Lindsay YazzolinoMay 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The crabmeat roll contains a generous portion of crab. Happy to see that they do not skimp!
  • Gary F.
    Gary FurstAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite Legal. Great bar scene. Love the oyster selection.
  • Yasemin
    YaseminMay 29, 2013
    Great roof top deck and view, amazing food but disappointingly poor beer selection
  • Sally S.
    Sally SalsaJanuary 25, 2013
    The stuffed artichoke was amazing! So was the lobster bake :D
  • Mark F.
    Mark FallowsJuly 6, 2013
    Great outdoor space on hot day. Fish selection is impressive.
  • sabler
    sablerMarch 23, 2013
    Pretty solid shrimp! Although I hear most people come just for the halibut.
  • Creighton G.
    Creighton GreenMay 23, 2015
    Clam Chowder and a Lobster Roll. Solid choices.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BoatengAugust 3, 2016
    Clam chowder was fantastic. Fish and chips was incredibly fresh.
  • Toby
    TobyAugust 30, 2012
    I'm all ready happy, look at the size of this cocktail !
  • Robert M.
    Robert MitchellDecember 23, 2014
    Fish and chips with my Texas grandson Bobby
  • Mark R.
    Mark RobinsonJune 19, 2011
    Presentation upstairs is incredible. Worth the price.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Lynn M.
    Lynn MinnaertAugust 14, 2015
    The crab meat sandwich is delish! Try it!
  • Stefan S.
    Stefan SvenssonOctober 4, 2014
    Sam adams harborside special is a bit too fruity for my European tastebuds..
  • James M.
    James MurphyNovember 19, 2011
    Love this bar. Still going strong in november. Oysters and harpoon, can't go wrong.
  • Jeanette C.
    Jeanette CajideApril 7, 2013
    Gluten free fried seafood! Yes. It exists! It was excellent.
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comDecember 30, 2011
    This vast, shiny flagship on Boston’s waterfront is a three-story salute to a local institution. Read more
  • Jeb M.
    Jeb MastandreaSeptember 5, 2011
    I did not realize that coming here was akin to visiting re White House. Stare at and scan my license, stamp my hand with a black light stamp downstairs, then another hand check upstairs? Dude I'm 33..
  • Sally M.
    Sally MelvilleJune 1, 2016
    The truffle lobster Mac and cheese is to die for
  • Error404 H.
    Error404 Hack2learnJune 14, 2015
    Totally overrated and so douchey. Better go to the Barking Crab and be happy
  • Jing N.
    Jing NDecember 2, 2014
    The local oysters and steamers for starters!
  • Lisa K.
    Lisa KochMarch 4, 2012
    One of the best Crabmeat salads in Boston!
  • Gene W.
    Gene Wicker JrNovember 10, 2012
    If you can't get in on the second floor head to the bar. Excellent service.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LiOctober 8, 2011
    Their clam chowder has been on the presidential inauguration menu since Reagan.
  • Alan M.
    Alan MalabananJune 6, 2011
    Sit at the bar if there's a long wait for a table.
  • Mark F.
    Mark FallowsJuly 6, 2013
    Good views and people watching
  • Toby
    TobyAugust 30, 2012
    And look how cute the waiter is that served us!
  • Denise K.
    Denise KaminskySeptember 2, 2013
    Rooftop Bar is one of the best in Boston!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LambertFebruary 25, 2012
    Make a reservation on open table and skip the wait
  • Dave T.
    Dave TheranAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Rainbow Trout..you won't be disappointed!
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternOctober 29, 2014
    Harpoon specialty beer for legal did not go with seafood
  • Bob D.
    Bob DavisonFebruary 17, 2012
    Ask for Sharon. She''s the best!!!!
  • Maria P.
    Maria ParfenovaAugust 13, 2014
    11 types of oysters - all outstanding! Best lunch in Boston! The lobster and the lobster bun were also delicious! The staff is really nice too!
  • Jace C.
    Jace ColeDecember 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Two words: Lobster Roll.
  • Dave T.
    Dave TheranJune 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the roofdeck & give the Moscow Mule & Strong Boy a go. Read more
  • Jeb M.
    Jeb MastandreaJuly 1, 2012
    Best deal is the $3.95 16oz Narragansetts...
  • Robert M.
    Robert MitchellDecember 23, 2014
    Lunch with my grandson Bobby
  • Nicholas T.
    Nicholas TzavalasDecember 2, 2016
    Best food and Best service!!!
  • Elly K.
    Elly KloostermanJanuary 1, 2016
    Nice food, nice view, good service
  • Skuli A.
    Skuli ArnlaugssonJuly 13, 2016
    The lobster pizza appetizer: get it.
  • Dimitra S.
    Dimitra ShinohoritiAugust 13, 2013
    Nice food but real poor service they don't pay any attention to you that's a pity you expect more from a place like this ...
  • Esther Y.
    Esther YuSeptember 18, 2012
    Baked stuffed artichoke is great!
  • Steve S.
    Steve SmithJune 13, 2016
    The best seafood in the area
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeeAugust 18, 2011
    Lobster rolls - small but tasty
  • Adam G.
    Adam GoldmanMarch 4, 2012
    Gotta have the xL's if u like oysters
  • Nick V.
    Nick V.August 16, 2014
    Biggest oysters I've ever seen!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerNovember 9, 2014
    Great food and views. ⛵️
  • Tracy M.
    Tracy MFebruary 27, 2012
    Get the Merry oysters. Native to Cape Cod and Legals!
  • Alison A.
    Alison AndersonAugust 16, 2014
    Buffalo shrimp and Swordfish
  • Amy B.
    Amy BouchieFebruary 7, 2013
    The Merry Oysters were delicious
  • Monique R.
    Monique RamseyMay 10, 2011
    Naked Cowboy oysters are amazing!!!'
  • Fernando B.
    Fernando BorjaAugust 31, 2015
    Los ter roll & Portugal plate
  • Anita T.
    Anita TandonJune 23, 2011
    Troy, the server near the bar, is great!
  • Maru E.
    Maru EscandonNovember 7, 2014
    Love the lobster bake
  • Joe B.
    Joe BJuly 8, 2011
    Go to the roof top. Bottle of Veuve Rosé 62.00!
  • Andy G.
    Andy GrossmanOctober 27, 2014
    Beef brisket bruschetta
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenApril 18, 2015
    amazing location
  • Juliana
    JulianaJuly 6, 2011
    try the skinny pina colada! Read more
  • Kourt W.
    Kourt WilliamsJune 25, 2012
    Try the Shrimp Cocktail
  • Jeffrey A.
    Jeffrey AJune 13, 2011
    Mediocre and overpriced. Great for tourists from landlocked parts of the country who have never had fish before.
  • Ginny P.
    Ginny PitcherJune 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Crab salad is one of a kind. Read more
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternOctober 29, 2014
    Buffalo shrimp was hard to eat
  • Micah
    MicahAugust 27, 2011
    If they tell you an hour plan for 2. Turning over tables isn't their forte
  • Mark S.
    Mark SchildeMay 12, 2013
    Roof top deck
  • Mark R.
    Mark RobinsonJune 19, 2011
    very expensive, but very worth it!
  • Elena U.
    Elena UsFebruary 20, 2016
    Oysters!!!!
  • Michael A.
    Michael Anderson JrJuly 29, 2011
    The Mashed Potatoes = WINNING
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternOctober 29, 2014
    Clam pizza was too salty
  • caroline l.
    caroline lewisNovember 26, 2011
    Great bar but food was mediocre
  • Amelia C.
    Amelia Callejón RuizOctober 19, 2013
    Mejor con reserva para las cenas de los fines de semana!!! Siempre lleno.
    Upvoted Apr 20
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