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1200 Morris Turnpike, The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ 07078 (JFK Parkway)
+1 973-467-0089
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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345 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a quick beer and clams... great beers and the clams were delicious... had an Omnegang Rare amber... And 12 clams .... hmmm good...

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Thank JJFlash7
Whippany, New Jersey
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I had dinner here on a Sunday afternoon. The staff is very nice and competent; the food is quite good

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Thank stuartg521
Warren, New Jersey
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I always seem to forget about this place, but now I won't as my friends and I had such a great waiter and the food was right on. Everything is always fresh and tasty, and there were a couple of things we asked for that the waiter was so kind to take care of. I really had a great time,... More 

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Thank Jacqueline F
Florham Park, New Jersey
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I've been coming here for years. It's the better of the restaurants at the Short Hills Mall. However, the meals are hit or miss as far as freshness and preparation. They recently made some menu additions which was way overdue. My longstanding favorites are the fish tacos and tuna sashimi. The service is at times top notch and other times... More 

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Thank Liz S
Union County NJ
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Years ago this location's service and fare was equal to the chain's flagship location in Boston. Not so much now. Prices way high, service without a smile, and portions quite small. Ok, the vibe is nice, upscale, but doesn't compensate. If I wasn't shopping in the mall this was located in, I wouldn't bother, and even then there are faster,... More 

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Thank EWATWC
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great environment. Very well located. Service is very good and the dishes superb (specially all sea food). Good pricing. Do not miss it.

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Thank Omar A
Lausanne, Switzerland
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Good mall restaurant with good selection of fresh fish, including oysters, and good service. Choice of dishes good. Service good (if a bit keen to give you bill). Grilled fish particular good as is the sashimi tuna starter.

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Thank P B
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115 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The service was good. My grilled haddock was fresh and the portion was ample. My wife had the Portuguese fish stew which she enjoyed. Raw selection was good. Fresh cold oysters and clams. Calamari was nothing special. Very small and too much breading for my taste. I ordered hot tea and they didn't have a basic tea but brought over... More 

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Thank Christopher L
Northern New Jersey
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158 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Something has gone wrong here in 2016. We loved this place for many years. On recent visits, the food has still been good, but service has tanked. Now, they serve your food and leave you hanging -- waiting so long for plates to be cleared that we give up on dessert and coffee, and are left waiting still longer to... More 

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Thank WaterEnthusiasts
Rheinfelden, Switzerland
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

As expected this is a very good address if you like sea food. I had the New England clam chowder: Very good! Followed by the fish cake combo with scallops, shrimps and a cranberry salad. I was surprised about the quality. Normally I do not expect that in a mall restaurant but here you get a very broad selection of... More 

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Thank Alexander H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?