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Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods

Seafood Restaurant, Bar, and Gluten-free Restaurant$$$$
Waterfront, Boston
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  • Hachikaoru
    HachikaoruJuly 31
    Must to go in Boston.
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NixonJuly 13
    Killer lobster roll
  • Eylem O.
    Eylem OrucJuly 11
    Clam Chowder is a must to try
  • Sarah N.
    Food was great but $30 for a lobster roll was ridiculous
  • Ebru Y.
    Ebru YJune 27
    Best place in boston.
  • Maxwell Z.
    Fish sandwich > fish n chips... more fish
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Come to Legal Sea Foods and ask for Pueblo Viejo Tequila.
  • Traci S.
    Fine for steamers, which they almost always have, but the rest is just average.
  • Matthew M.
    Steamed Lobster 2 - 2.5lb, awesome. Baked cod was meh. Clam Chowder Soup; Order in bowl is more worthy than in cup. Chocolate Warm Cake Pudding for dessert, it's fantastic!
  • Jay F.
    Jay FrailsMarch 24
    Gotta have New England Clam Chowder and Crab Cakes. Spectacular!
  • Stephan B.
    Stephan ButlerJanuary 27
    Lobster roll was good as well as the clam chowder and crab cakes 👍🏾
  • Rami I.
    Rami IsmailOctober 28, 2016
    It's honestly just fish, done with a bit of authenticity and a pretty good prep.
  • Qingxun
    QingxunOctober 26, 2016
    Uncompromised quality oysters, lobsters. Succulent medium rare tuna steak!!
  • Tiff T.
    Tiff TingOctober 21, 2016
    The clam chowder has large chunks of clam in it. And the bread rolls come warm and with softened butter. 😋
  • Aditi
    AditiOctober 13, 2016
    You can get better
  • Barzillai G.
    Barzillai GanyaOctober 5, 2016
    Best seafood restaurant in the world.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StinerSeptember 2, 2016
    Hot or chilled lobster rolls. Get both and enjoy the best lobster in Boston.
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel OrtuñoJuly 23, 2016
    The Cold w/ mayo Lobster Roll. Loved it.
  • Janet D.
    Janet De bieJune 27, 2016
    Crab cakes, fish and chips
  • Orçun Y.
    Orçun YalçınJune 9, 2016
    Lobster is great however i could not eat properly 😜 You can go with the shrimp and garlic if you like pasta.
  • Sally M.
    Sally MelvilleJune 1, 2016
    Great soft shell tempura crab
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerMarch 8, 2016
    Delicious seafood. Come prepared to spend a retry penny. Worth it.
  • Anna S.
    Anna ShapiroMarch 4, 2016
    Nutty Faroe Island Salmon. So good!
  • Christina V.
    Christina VarrassoMarch 4, 2016
    Twin Lobsters !
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaFebruary 29, 2016
    If you want to freshen up with a delicious cocktail at Legal Sea Foods, try a Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GrundemannFebruary 2, 2016
    Lobster, duh
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 20, 2015
    If you are in Legal Sea Foods, try a real Mexican taste, order a Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Hussain A.
    Hussain AalmrahbiDecember 7, 2015
    Lobster roll was very good
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LazewskiDecember 6, 2015
    Love the clam chowder and tuna sandwich!
  • Marc L.
    Marc LijourOctober 11, 2015
    Very good espresso
  • Joanna X.
    Joanna XieOctober 2, 2015
    The lobster is super fresh
  • ChanLing B.
    ChanLing BeswickSeptember 7, 2015
    Try the Grilled Assortment: scallops, shrimp, swordfish, salmon, tuna, and two sides. Awesome value, and great to share with 3-4 ppl
  • Tianyu “Tian” F.
    Try steamed lobster, shrimps & garlic, and clam chowder! Fresh and delicious!
  • Stella S.
    Stella S.August 2, 2015
    Lobster bisque, fantastic!
  • Tiffany J.
    Tiffany JonesJuly 23, 2015
    Great lobster bisque and clam chowder!!! The lobster roll was great too!!
  • barbee
    barbeeJuly 21, 2015
    Great wine selection
  • barbee
    barbeeJuly 21, 2015
    Chowder was good but lacking in flavor (spice)
  • barbee
    barbeeJuly 21, 2015
    Boston cream pie was delicious and perfectly sized
  • barbee
    barbeeJuly 21, 2015
    Crab cake sandwich is very good
  • barbee
    barbeeJuly 21, 2015
    They have oysters from all over, I got one of each
  • barbee
    barbeeJuly 21, 2015
    Ginormous lobsters
  • barbee
    barbeeJuly 21, 2015
    Great food, costly but tasty
  • Katy T.
    Katy ThomasJuly 12, 2015
    Lots of tourists in the area so consider trying one of their other locations. Great local oysters, chowder is super, can't go wrong with lobster roll...
  • Felipe G.
    Felipe GJuly 2, 2015
    Obviously catering to tourists, but their lobster rolls are consistently delicious!
  • Steve W.
    Steve WattsJune 27, 2015
    Soft shell crab and Stripped bass with chorizo and beans recommended....also one of the few restaurants that I found in Boston that serves Pinot Gris
  • Jesika M.
    Jesika McEvoyJune 25, 2015
    Incredible fresh lobster in my lobster roll. It almost seemed like a sin to have mayo, but then it would have been a sin without it, too.
  • Shab
    ShabJune 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The lobster roll is my go-to every time. The perfectly buttered roll tastes like a grilled cheese!
  • Justin M.
    Justin McClintickJune 21, 2015
    Bloody marry is gross. Including green. Everything else was great though.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauJune 3, 2015
    Clam chowder you chowdah head!
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda ReneauMay 9, 2015
    Fish and chips!!!
  • Karan T.
    Karan TamhaneMarch 31, 2015
    The spicy calamari is highly recommended for consumption
  • Petterson A.
    Petterson AlmeidaMarch 19, 2015
    Perfect Clam Chowder!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneMarch 12, 2015
    The wood plank broiled platter is a lot of food and tasty. Can't go wrong by going raw. Paper placemats give a Red Lobster feel to what sells itself as an upscale place.
  • Catia D.
    Catia DaSilvaFebruary 5, 2015
    Lobster, their services, salmon and Thai calamari are amazing.. Popcorn shrimp Uhmmm... Every time I go to Boston I eat at Legal nice
  • Kathy
    KathyOctober 19, 2014
    Lobster and crabcakes with Wanda lee. Outstanding wine list. Great server
  • Zeynep
    ZeynepOctober 8, 2014
    Delicious seafood, oyster mussels lobster...
  • Kristena R.
    Kristena RudloffSeptember 1, 2014
    Delicious clam chowder.
  • Raphael Armand
    Raphael ArmandAugust 31, 2014
    Delicious but expensive.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GraciaAugust 24, 2014
    Great view and seafood
  • Isabel L.
    Isabel LawsonAugust 22, 2014
    Shrimp pasta is delicious!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchoalesAugust 7, 2014
    The best clam chowder I've ever had. And at $7.50 it makes for the perfect cheap lunch. Be forewarned; the portions here are BIG!
  • Michael P.
    Michael PAugust 7, 2014
    The standard in fresh and yummy. Get ready to plunk down some cash if you're into wine and oysters!
  • Ari J.
    Ari JonesAugust 7, 2014
    Good mussels and crab. Pasta was over cooked.
  • Paul P.
    Paul PerryApril 29, 2014
    Clam chowder is amazing!
  • mary
    maryApril 15, 2014
    Amazing food and view :) chowdah is a must :)
  • Katie E.
    Katie EfthimiouMarch 25, 2014
    Always have good food and good service here. And there's an amazing GF menu-I'm not used to having choices!
  • Mehmet O.
    Mehmet OzgumusMarch 15, 2014
    Salmon is pretty good. I highly recommend it
  • Jeferson S.
    Jeferson StutzOctober 12, 2013
    The best place to have a sea food experience. At the long wharf the best atmosphere.
  • Marco C.
    Marco ColomboOctober 6, 2013
    The surf and turf dishes are amazing
  • Cherry Kay A.
    Cherry Kay AbelSeptember 2, 2013
    Sit outside, great views!
  • Nikolay B.
    Nikolay BachiyskiJune 25, 2013
    In addition to the classic clam chowder, the crab cake was incredibly good, too.
  • Lyndon A.
    Lyndon AguiarMay 31, 2013
    Merry oysters are succulent and fresh!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CurryMay 27, 2013
    Lobster bisque is seriously amazing with chunks of lobster in it and yummy, creamy deliciousness
  • Christina
    ChristinaMay 25, 2013
    House salad w/ shrimp! So yummy and fresh!
  • Alejito
    AlejitoMay 14, 2013
    Lobster Roll!!!!
  • c m.
    c mMay 6, 2013
    Huge GF menu.
  • Kimberly G.
    Kimberly GudenkaufApril 14, 2013
    Jason was great! Try the mascow mule. Great seasonal drink.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MoreauMarch 14, 2013
    The chowder and crab cakes are amazing!
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WeinerJanuary 9, 2013
    Lobster roll on brioche is ridiculous.
  • George F.
    George FitzmauriceDecember 24, 2012
    Stay away from the pomegranate lemon drop martini.
  • Yasemin
    YaseminNovember 8, 2012
    This Legal Sea Foods is always super crowded but has really good cocktails, especially sangria!
  • Harlen W.
    Harlen WelshOctober 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    646B46: Six oysters for six bucks if ordered before 6PM.
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle ParishOctober 5, 2012
    Not usually big on chains, but the location at Long Wharf is pretty great. Tasty lobster roll.
  • Mandy B.
    Mandy BSeptember 30, 2012
    The Baked Scrod was a bit dry but if you ask for a little lemon butter sauce and drizzle on it: delish!
  • Josh L.
    Josh LangstonJuly 7, 2012
    Try the Grilled Swordfish Steak - Cajun spiced, center cut swordfish, mashed potatoes, crispy onions. Amazing! Lived up to and exceeded all the recommendations!
  • Alwyn V.
    Alwyn VelasquezJuly 3, 2012
    Try the Wood Grilled Seafood Assortment - Delicious through and through.
  • Nach G.
    Nach GomezJune 25, 2012
    Try the Bloody Mary!!! It's awesome!!!
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LomaxJune 24, 2012
    See Bryan at the bar!
  • Paige V.
    Paige ValentineJune 17, 2012
    Try the Lobster Roll (Sandwich) - Delicious!
  • Harlen W.
    Harlen WelshJune 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best gazpacho. Try it on a hot day during the summer!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CashmanMay 28, 2012
    You need to make a reservation or risk waiting for nearly two hours!
  • Kylie C.
    Kylie CoxMay 20, 2012
    Laura was an AWESOME server!! Great service and awesome food!!
  • Mark S.
    Mark SandlandMay 15, 2012
    LOUDEST MUSIC IN BATHROOM IN HISTORY!!!!!!
  • Nat B.
    Nat BurgwynMay 15, 2012
    Try the seafood
  • Melody
    MelodyApril 19, 2012
    Lobster Bisque and clam chowder are out of this world!
  • Caryn P.
    Caryn PolandMarch 9, 2012
    Try the apple sangria, it's delicious!
  • Kathryn C.
    Kathryn CookJanuary 22, 2012
    Sit at the bar -- friendly staff, great service.
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LuoDecember 21, 2011
    Fantastic foods! try steam one and wood grilled lobster on the front page of menu. Park ur car at Marriott, it is cheaper and easier.
  • Naomi
    NaomiNovember 20, 2011
    Best service out of all Legals. Cynthia D rocks.
  • Jaimie V.
    Jaimie Von SchoenNovember 13, 2011
    Yummy sangria's!
  • Liz P.
    Liz PressOctober 31, 2011
    The lobster bisque is outstanding!!
  • Dave B.
    Dave BojanzykOctober 30, 2011
    The spicy Fish and chips were ridiculously good. Wow.
  • Joshua K.
    Joshua KingOctober 30, 2011
    The steelhead trout with the cider sauce and gnocchi is amazing!
  • Harry H.
    Harry HaroutunianOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Oysters $6 for 6 between 3-6 pm mon- thurs
  • Arthur W.
    Arthur WSeptember 28, 2011
    Surprisingly kid friendly.
  • David B.
    David BroomeSeptember 10, 2011
    One of the best seafood restaurants in the country! Classic New England dishes like fried clams, & lobster rolls are a hit for good reason. Enjoy them at their best here at Legal Seafood.
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LernerSeptember 8, 2011
    Love the lobster bisque
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 5, 2011
    Boston's most popular seafood restaurant, ironically located next to NE Aquarium. Their clam chowder has been served at every presidential inauguration since 1981. More info available via our blog. Read more
  • Madison G.
    Madison GouzieSeptember 3, 2011
    Best managing staff in the city. Love this place.
  • Jacob B.
    Jacob BowerSeptember 2, 2011
    Gotta try the clam chowder. It's fantastic.
  • Steven S.
    Steven SpeldewindeAugust 13, 2011
    Don't go if you're international they won't accept your ID!!
  • Charlyn Y.
    Charlyn YapJune 9, 2011
    Clam chowder, oyster, steamed lobster are a must have!
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityJune 6, 2011
    Since 1981, Legal’s clam chowder has been served at every presidential inauguration. The tender clams, fresh cream and secret herbs must be extraordinary indeed to unite our two rancorous parties.
  • Agnes F.
    Agnes FeliciaJune 1, 2011
    Love the oyster and grilled shrimp...
  • Simon X.
    Simon XuMay 29, 2011
    the new england clam chowder was awesome, steamed lobster of course. the wine flight was nice too
  • Samuel C.
    Samuel CrystalMay 23, 2011
    Fresh, local seafood served by knowledgable staff Read more
  • tara s.
    tara sutherlandMay 3, 2011
    Take a seat at the Oyster Bar and start with the New England clam chowder
  • Sonny V.
    Sonny ViscoMarch 25, 2011
    Moonstone oyster is the best hands down and the flight of patron is the best patron deal you are gonna get in any bar or restaurant
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ChristieFebruary 12, 2011
    Wine flights are amazing.
  • Donald C.
    Donald CarassoOctober 7, 2010
    Legal Seafood has been around for 40 yrs always good.
  • Shinichi N.
    Shinichi NakamotoOctober 3, 2010
    I like white clam chowder, please try!
  • Brigette M.
    Brigette MccoyAugust 12, 2010
    Food is the bizness. had the salmon and key lime pie. delicious!
  • Jacquelyn R.
    Jacquelyn RieglerAugust 12, 2010
    EVERYTHING is to die for. The clam chowder, filet, scallops, and shrimp are all killer.
  • Tim P.
    Tim PJuly 29, 2010
    The swordfish with ginger dressing is phenomenal, and you can't go wrong with the clam chowder!
  • Nuzhat M. K.
    Nuzhat M. KarimJune 14, 2010
    I get the tuna burger - everytime. Cause the sauce is so awesome!!!
  • Dave T.
    Dave TheranJune 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Give the Tuna Burger a shot.
  • Raphael H.
    Raphael HenryMay 9, 2010
    Steack and lobster
  • Alan H.
    Alan HuntMay 1, 2010
    Try the lobster roll- excellent.
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HarrisApril 29, 2010
    The Fried Fisherman's Platter is a great way to get a little of everything or sample something you've been meaning to.
  • Axel D.
    Axel DumontApril 11, 2010
    Don't ask for what your neighbor had
  • Ian C.
    Ian CorbinMarch 14, 2010
    Try the Thai calimari!
  • Enrique S.
    Enrique SepúlvedaAugust 26, 2016
    La mejor crema de almejas de Boston. Excelente sushi de atún.
  • Fabio V.
    Fabio VaniniJanuary 27, 2016
    Ostra e caranguejo são excelentes!!
  • Francesca P.
    Francesca PozzatiJanuary 13, 2016
    Buonissimo!!!
  • Lidia Z.
    Lidia ZiliottoJanuary 4, 2016
    Excelente comida y atencion. Muy confortable el lugar
  • Jacopo S.
    Jacopo SobreroAugust 3, 2015
    Provate I Monster shrimp popcorn! Sono la fine del mondo!
  • Anton
    AntonApril 19, 2014
    У этих товарищей нужно показывать паспорт для заказа алкоголя. Именно паспорт, driver's license не канает. Цена було не дуже приэмно.
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