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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 good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (67 reviews)
“crab cakes” (14 reviews)
“lobster roll” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1200 Morris Turnpike, The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ 07078
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Legal Seafood. The food was fine. Shrimp dumplings to start, broiled red snapper and baked cod were all very good. Our server, Olivia, however was exceptional. She was very knowledgable about the menu and very accommodating to our special requests. She...More

1  Thank Gregg M
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Legal Seafood reminds me of an upgraded Red Lobster. It's located in the Short Hills Mall, so it attracts a crowd. I think it's just average as far as the cuisine is concerned. The environment is nice and it's clean.

Thank GloriaAndLorraine
Reviewed 22 May 2017

On the way to the Short Hills Mall, we decided it would be best to stop and eat first. We like the Legal Sea Foods restaurant located there and since it's been a while since our last visit we went for it. It was just...More

2  Thank Wenovo
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Everything else I've ever had there, all the cooked fish, is dreadful (and I don't go there any more... totally not worth it for the two things that are good since they basically do not honor reservations and there's usually (and inexplicably given the quality...More

1  Thank obbell2017
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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...

Thank JJFlash7
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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

Thank stuartg521
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Jacqueline F
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 2 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...More

Reviewed 14 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.

Thank Omar A
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 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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