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Legal Sea Foods

255 State St, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02109-2617
+1 617-742-5300
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
255 State St, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02109-2617
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Reviewed 4 days ago

  I try to find wonderful fish restaurants wherever I travel...not that easy! Especially when I want to relax with my family and enjoy comfort food.   I used to review regularly on Tripadvisor however I travel so often (25 countries and Islands visited already/to...More

Thank BarryAscot
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dropped in with family for quick escape from the rain. Expecting a touristy type meal but was pleasantly surprised by wonderful food and drinks. My fisherman's platter was best I have had in long long time. Wife's lobster roll superb. Sam Adams seasonal was a...More

Thank 123gregoryh
Reviewed 5 days ago

the Copley Plaza location in the mall is really not great. the restaurant itself was not attractive, the wait staff was good but the food was VERY disappointing. I had the stuffed Lobster which was good but the backed potato was so old it was...More

Thank Jane Susan F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You get the best seafood for a fairly mid to high price but God it worth it. Fast, friendly and efficient staff. You can taste the most delicious meals overlooking long warf. Such a good place should be a must for turist looking for a...More

Thank Bernardo S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Busy place! I was very shocked how EXPENSIVE (still in shock) the Lobster roll/sandwich is here. It's crazy expensive. I opted for crab sandwich and onion rings. Wow, in all my travels world-wide, I NEVER had an actual crab as is with tenticles and all...More

Thank NurseGess
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Legal was ok, but more for convenience than food quality. Service was ok. Walking a little away from the waterfront results in better experience for less money.

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a real restaurant. Full service, full bar. Good seafood. Fresh seafood, and lots of it. Very nice modern decor that seprates it from the shopping mall exterior. Nice cocktails, and a wide selection of seafood offerings.

Thank Isa J
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am writing this to highlight what a phenomenal job Legal Seafood does with regards to diners with food allergies and intolerance's....which would be me. I have Celiac Disease but no matter what your food issue is, they will take good care of you. They...More

Thank Noatak
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had so many during our long weekend, but had to top off our trip with one last lobster roll. Delicious. Of course, you're gonna pay when eating at an airport restaurant.

Thank 831TomSullivan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a huge restaurant that serves great fresh fish. Good atmosphere and fast service. Great views of the water. The fish tacos were very big and a little messy (hard to eat as a sandwich- or maybe it was just me- lol). Great fish...More

Thank lorne f
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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What does it cost to have lobster shipped?
11 December 2016|
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Response from Darbump | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. Better off trying Schermerhorns in Holyoke Mass 413-561-2978.
Do you still have the lobster casserole? I came to Boston 20 years ago and loved this! We are here through Thursday and would love to have this! Thanks, Karen & James.
4 December 2016|
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Response from World_traveler_mamma | Reviewed this property |
I didn't have the lobster casserole but they still have it on the menu of the first floor restaurant at the Harborside restaurant, by the Aquarium
Where can i get a gift certificate online?
7 October 2016|
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Response from Wwvan | Reviewed this property |
on Legal Seafood website-look for Gift Cards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 State St, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02109-2617
    (Atlantic Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Aquarium Station (Blueline)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-5300
  • E-mail
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods - really fresh fish.

Enjoy ocean-side dining just steps from the New England Aquarium. Our restaurant couldn't be more convenient to the Financial District, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall and waterfront hotels.

We think a visit to Boston must include a meal at Legal Sea Foods.

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 "Most Popular Boston Restaurant" (Zagat, 2011/2012), "Best Seafood Restaurant" (Improper Bostonian, 2010), "Best Chowder" (Boston Magazine, 2010), "Best Seafood Restaurant" (Boston Phoenix, 2009) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
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