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Legal Sea Foods

1200 Morris Turnpike, The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ 07078
+1 973-467-0089
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (54 reviews)
“clam chowder” (13 reviews)
“sea food” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1200 Morris Turnpike, The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ 07078
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I had made a reservation a month in advance for a quiet table for a business lunch last Friday. The restaurant was virtually empty for a noon reservation but nevertheless the hostess placed me right next to her stand by the entrance. When I objected,...More

1  Thank Diane L
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The fried choices are the way to go quantity wise but when you get into some of the other choices like the shrimp and crab you may want to get an appetizer to fill up on. The place was packed but you can still converse...More

Thank hang10surfer
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It may be legal Sea Foods but our dining experience was full of misdemeanors. 1. When we arrived on time for our reservation we were told our table had to be reset and then we would be seated. As the minutes passed and my 85...More

1  Thank Steven P
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Having been to Legal Sea Food a while back, we were expecting good quality food and good service. We were not disappointed. Legal Sea Food seems to maintain a high level of freshness and taste in their dishes. We each had a bowl of their...More

Thank barry g
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Having been to several of the Legal Seafood locations including the flagship one in Boston several times this did not disappoint! Hands down the BEST New England clam chowder we have ever had. My wife ordered the spicy fish and chips and loved it. Freshness...More

Thank Lou v
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is the place we meet our cousins after shopping. All of us have dietary restrictions and without blinking an eye, our waitress is eager to please. Three of us had the Coho Salmon on brown rice with spinach. It was perfect. And one of...More

Thank audreylebowitz
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

There are a ton of options on the menu. My client chose seafood casserole, which came burnt in some spots on top and somewhat overcooked inside. My signature crab cake was a bit in the small side, but when combined with the seasonal salad ended...More

Thank Ttreats
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I loved the atmosphere of the place, low lighting and leather seating.. the service was great and the food was great too! We tried the spicy calamari which was nice and crispy as an appetizer then I took the chargrilled shrimp with Cajun spices which...More

Thank H R
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I had dinner in the mall location and it was delicious. Very good Snapper and wine. The seating was immediate and the service good. I would recommend to anyone visiting the mall.

Thank Bud W
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had lunch at Legal Seafood recently.We took Seafood Trio and Seafood casserole. Casserole was good, but Trio definitely overcooked. Too much breadcrumbs and it had smelly oil - it was really disappointing. Place looks vary nice and relaxing. Service was nice and fast. Overall...More

Thank 50IR
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Morris Turnpike, The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ 07078
    (JFK Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Short Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 973-467-0089
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. Our restaurant is located inside The Mall at Short Hills on the lower level. You may choose to beach yourself in our dining room or at our bar. Either way, we’ll think you walk on water - be sure to see our aquarium of koi fish built into the floor. 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 the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
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