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Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods - Prudential Center

(Now Closed)
Seafood Restaurant, Bar, and Gluten-free Restaurant$$$$
Prudential - St. Botolph, Boston
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  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PhuahOctober 17, 2014
    One of the must visit places in Boston for great seafood.
  • Nasir M.
    Nasir MemonSeptember 28, 2014
    The clam chowder
  • Roxana V.
    Roxana VAugust 23, 2014
    Lobstah Roll - yes!
  • Jen14221
    Jen14221June 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    You can order gluten-free rolls, but I will mock you for it. Talking to you, Tammie.
  • Howard M.
    Howard MarquiseJune 10, 2014
    The food is good but absolutely the Worst service I have ever experienced in a restaurant !
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CMay 27, 2014
    Legal is a must try in Boston. Best clam chowder in Boston.
  • Brett C.
    Brett CopelandMay 6, 2014
    The sriracha popcorn shrimp is awesome.
  • LaChiqui86
    LaChiqui86March 9, 2014
    Food was good but very little. And the service was horrible!!! I wouldn't recommend this place.
  • Alia K.
    Alia KaakaniFebruary 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't sit in the bar area. It gets busy and service is slow. I was there an hour and a half to just have a bowl of fish chowder, which was delicious btw.
  • Lili R.
    Lili RuedaDecember 8, 2013
    No need to say that its a must! When you visit Boston. BEST CLAM CHOWDER ever.
  • Hiroaki T.
    Hiroaki TsumoriNovember 19, 2013
    The crab cake is all crab. It was really nice.
  • Natro D.
    Natro D.October 24, 2013
    Surprisingly unpretentious bar area for solo dining.
  • Wanda V.
    Wanda VelezSeptember 14, 2013
    Don't eat here...EVER!!!
  • Wynter
    WynterAugust 29, 2013
    I don't know why all the raving about the clam chowder. It was just ok, lots of crab but short on flavor. The lobster bake however was amazing!!!
  • Hamid A.
    Hamid AlanAugust 8, 2013
    Seafood, clams, mussel, and a Mochito ;) all good
  • Boey T.
    Boey TangJune 19, 2013
    Omg omg omg best clam chowder ever!!!!!! Clam chowder is my lifeeeeeeee!!!!!
  • MaryEllen R.
    MaryEllen RoyJune 14, 2013
    Fish chowder ... the best.
  • Diane H.
    Diane Hoyle-MoranMay 30, 2013
    Great service, great oysters!
  • Camaro S.
    Camaro ShepherdMay 26, 2013
    Ask for Bill at the bar. He won't let you down.
  • Dhari A.
    Dhari Al-NkhailanMay 17, 2013
    Try the baked Lobster. You won't believe your senses.
  • Jane P.
    Jane ParkMay 15, 2013
    Just try the crab cakes & clam chowder!
  • Evonne L.
    Evonne LinMay 10, 2013
    Lobster Bake...
  • Becky H.
    Becky HaasMay 4, 2013
    Fantastic customer service. Going above and beyond!
  • Laura E.
    Laura EnyMay 2, 2013
    The crab cakes r life changing!
  • Hugh H.
    Hugh HollmanApril 24, 2013
    Clam chowder here beats the best I've had on the West Coast.
  • John A.
    John AlanApril 16, 2013
    Great seafood!!!
  • John A.
    John AlanApril 16, 2013
    Great seafood food!!!
  • Brian L.
    Brian LinFebruary 13, 2013
    Finish dinner with the Bon Bon's. they are deliciously cute.
  • John L.
    John LFebruary 10, 2013
    Sensational chowder. Food is decent but avoid the rather anemic crab cakes. Stick to safer options such as the oysters and mussels.
  • Angela W.
    Angela WuJanuary 5, 2013
    Hard to find calamari under all this batter :(
  • Eva M.
    Eva MontibelloDecember 23, 2012
    Awesome Bloody Mary's! Try one!
  • JL Johnson @.
    JL Johnson @User47December 4, 2012
    So much better than those guys down the road over at illegal seafoods.
  • National Car Rental
    National Car RentalAugust 15, 2012
    You can't visit New England without sampling the seafood. Take a client or colleague out for lobster at this Boston mainstay. You can expense it on Monday.
  • Fernando K.
    Fernando KumeJuly 26, 2012
    Grilled wood assortment was terrific!
  • Kara R.
    Kara RutledgeJune 14, 2012
    I love the haddock fried.
  • Garrett
    GarrettJune 9, 2012
    Oysters, salmon, chowder, Chimay red, and key lime pie. Yes please.
  • Betty L.
    Betty LemJune 7, 2012
    The Clam Chowder is a must have.
  • Scott M.
    Scott M.June 6, 2012
    You must get the lobster roll, best I have ever had.
  • Ayman H.
    Ayman HusainJune 5, 2012
    It's predictable! Need I say more. Good for the tourists rushing through the Pru or for a quick office lunch/bite.
  • Erik P.
    Erik PlathJune 2, 2012
    Haven't had their chowdah in a few years. Came back to MA with work and it's exactly how I remember: AMAZING.
  • Debra B.
    Debra BraunMay 28, 2012
    Food- so, so. Service- TERRIBLE. pass this one by...
  • Michael
    MichaelApril 28, 2012
    Eat elsewhere.
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RonnApril 9, 2012
    Lobster casserole!
  • Linchi K.
    Linchi KwokMarch 28, 2012
    Great place to eat. Later, I heard this is the only restaurant that will validate my parking (for free). That saves a lot in downtown Boston.
  • Michael
    MichaelMarch 3, 2012
    Overated and pricey tourist trap.
  • Pauline K.
    Pauline KFebruary 1, 2012
    Got my order wrong. Better luck next time.
  • Angelos N.
    Angelos NJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Good quality food. Try the grilled swordfish. Mmmmm...
  • Paul H.
    Paul H.January 15, 2012
    Everything is good beside the overly priced and disgusting burgers!
  • tyn
    tynDecember 27, 2011
    Clam chowder is amaziiiing!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CraigDecember 21, 2011
    Delicious clam chowder!!
  • Michael
    MichaelDecember 4, 2011
    Go elsewhere. Extremely overpriced. Average quality.
  • Kristy K.
    Kristy KuzeraNovember 17, 2011
    I've been skipping this when in town because "its a chain" - I've been missing out - seafood is great - particularly the crabcakes!
  • Gervis C.
    Gervis CashNovember 9, 2011
    Hellyeah! You're gonna see some food alright.... Crabcakes will get you drunk off of happiness.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SchaeferOctober 20, 2011
    Love this place!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BunchOctober 20, 2011
    This food is how I imagined Red Lobster would be. Unfortunately C- ...manage your expectations.
  • Bj C.
    Bj CarreonOctober 14, 2011
    Lobster all the way
  • Irene L.
    Irene LiuOctober 8, 2011
    i ordered seared scallops as a side dish (because i didn't want any side dishes or soup/salad) and it was a bargain! the food here is very well-prepared and the service is excellent.
  • Emily C. H.
    Emily C. HeathSeptember 30, 2011
    Wood grilled platter was excellent. Three good-sized pieces of different fish, four scallops, four shrimp, two sides, $26.95.
  • Heidi W.
    Heidi WardSeptember 30, 2011
    The wood grilled Salmon with Lemon Chive Butter is outstanding!
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GruberSeptember 25, 2011
    Had the lobster bisque, tried the chowder, and the crab cake sampler with scallops and shrimp- everything was delicious!
  • Josh H.
    Josh HwangSeptember 13, 2011
    Start with fresh oysters and end with the 4lb lobster. You won't go wrong.
  • Mscat
    MscatSeptember 5, 2011
    Great drinks Read more
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KJuly 19, 2011
    Yes. Crab cakes and oysters!!!! Yum
  • Eve M.
    Eve MartelJuly 1, 2011
    One of the best lobster rolls I've had. Read more
  • Tangela K.
    Tangela KingMay 28, 2011
    Try the legal sangria.
  • m. r.
    m. rocMay 25, 2011
    Food is good. Try the Lobster Bisque! Overall, a bit to pricey for me. Order appetizers and share them with your friends.
  • Cesar T.
    Cesar TrujilloMay 23, 2011
    6 oysters for $6. Everyday. 5=$12.50 6=$6 I'll do six every time and so should you. No secret handshake needed!
  • Vanessa S.
    Vanessa SotoApril 28, 2011
    Bill at the bar is AWESOME! Go see him!
  • Matt Sanborn
    Matt SanbornApril 15, 2011
    Boston's top Seafood Restaurant. A must for any occasion.
  • Trevor W.
    Trevor WrightMarch 13, 2011
    Amazing Lobster Roll!
  • Sergio Ricardo F.
    Lobster Roll & Clam Chowder... ROCKS!!!!
  • Will P.
    Will PhippsFebruary 16, 2011
    Lobster. Plain and simple. Get the 1.5lb or above with fresh lemon and mayo. Yum !
  • Yesi O.
    Yesi OrihuelaJanuary 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fish sandwhich is always available and delicious
  • Alfie S.
    Alfie SyDecember 27, 2010
    Crab cakes and the raw oysters are must order items!!!
  • julie t.
    julie tolekDecember 20, 2010
    Oyster "happy hour" 3-6 pm every weekday. 6 for $6. And the new York-new jerseys are always big and juicy!
  • Doug H.
    Doug HaslamDecember 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Free parking at prudential garage with validation after a certain hour
  • Oliver L.
    Oliver LamNovember 28, 2010
    Lots of Asians serve here on Sundays.
  • Yesi O.
    Yesi OrihuelaNovember 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    At $5, the cup of chowdah is a great alternative late nite snack, kitchen closes @ 11:30pm
  • Tito J.
    Tito JacksonNovember 14, 2010
    The Tables in the bar are first come, first serve, so if the line is long, keep your eye out for an open one.
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna WNovember 3, 2010
    Come for the chowdah, stay for the sangria. Delish!
  • Kevin X.
    Kevin XuSeptember 1, 2010
    I didn't expect their Cedar Planked Salmon to be nearly raw in the center. Or their red lettuce to be this bitter. Most restaurants ask how you want your beef steak done, why leave salmon raw?
  • Josiahs P.
    Josiahs PorterMay 7, 2010
    $1 oysters Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
  • Jane
    JaneMarch 27, 2010
    This out of towner LOVED her lobster roll.
  • Marc F.
    Marc Fernandez ♊March 20, 2010
    The Clam Chowdah! To die for! I always have it when I am here!
  • Jack S.
    Jack ShenkerFebruary 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the crab cake, it's their signature. The clam chowder is also great - in fact it's used for the Presidential Banquet.
  • Rich K.
    Rich KearneyNovember 23, 2009
    The unlimited Chowder with a salad lunch special is a great deal. Also, the tuna melt is unique, it's a wrap with provolone and romano and it's delicious.
  • Ekaterina B.
    Ekaterina BOctober 1, 2012
    Один из популярнейших рыбных ресторанов Бостона. Есть русскоговорящие официанты.
  • Helena R.
    Helena RíosSeptember 26, 2012
    Ríquisimo y buen trato. Great
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