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Legal Harborside

270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
+1 617-477-2900
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (382 reviews)
“lobster roll” (155 reviews)
“chowder” (105 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food but menu a bit limited. Atmosphere is great. When weather is good the outside terrace is very nice

Thank EJT1966
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were reluctant to go because other Legal Seafood restaurants have become expensive (but not great) fast seafood places. This restaurant captures the best of what Legal Seafood used to be: great seafood, perfectly prepared, with top notch service. We enjoyed a great selection of...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to several Legal Seafood locations and this is by far my favorite. Love the three tiers and the option to dine out on the patio. All three floors offer a different menu, however all open up to views of the harbor. Their...More

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm generally a fan of Legal Seafood. You get consistently good quality food, a good wine list and good service at all their locations. When friends ask where to go for seafood in Boston, Legal is what I always recommend. Everyone is bound to be...More

Thank MABostonPaul
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were in Boston for a cruise leaving the following day. We walked here from the hotel (Renaissance) and sat out on the back porch overlooking the harbor. I a Bourbon Mule (10.00) and my wife had a Bloody Mary ($9.00) , good but nothing...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met friends from the cruise ship and brought them here. They really enjoyed their seafood. We ate outside and had a very nice view. Being allergic to fish, I had their hamburger. Large burger tasted great and so were the fries. Would definitely recommend Legal...More

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know what you're thinking...Legal Seafood...been there, done that. But, this restaurant is a cut above the rest. The three levels of dining and the ability to sit outside on the deck overlooking the ships/boats was kind of magical. We got champagne and the seafood...More

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Legal Harbourside on recommendation from a local; it was a beautiful day to sit on the deck and enjoy the food. Fried clams, salmon, rock shrimp fettuccine, scallops were all good. Great wine list to boot. A great option for tourists.

Thank Julieanne R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at the bar so we're able to go right in with no wait. Service was friendly and efficient. I ordered the shrimp casserole and it was very dry . It did not have any sauce binding the ingredients as is typical of a...More

Thank Carlsbadhappy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It felt like a cliche', but we decided to have lunch at the Legal Harborside-- great view and we wanted some New England seafood, being from the Northwest. We ordered the fried clams as an appetizer because we both love them-- wow! yummy and presented...More

Thank KimT_6294
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and
more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the
seaport district of South Boston is located
beautifully along the water. The area is designed for
easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are
bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The
Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area
in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning
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Response from Charmed1994 | Reviewed this property |
Yes!!! There is a separate prep and cook area to limit cross contamination as well as gluten free breads
Gary S
29 May 2017|
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Response from Aussietrip77 | Reviewed this property |
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Outside in the patio You mean? I think yes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
  • Public Transportation: Silver Line Way (Silver Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Neighbourhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Phone Number: +1 617-477-2900
Legal Harborside is Legal Sea Foods’ 20,000 square foot flagship property on the Boston Waterfront, comprising three floors and three different concepts under one (retractable) roof. You’ll find a nod to our heritage on the first floor hull, with a casual menu of seafood favorites with a twist, an oyster bar and a market. The second floor dining room offers cuisine prepared with sensible creativity for celebratory eating and private dining events. And those that visit the third floor promenade deck will enjoy a four-season rooftop lounge with a retractable glass roof and walls for cocktails and bites. All aboard! Located in the Seaport District, Legal Harborside is within easy walking distance to the Institute of Contemporary Art, the World Trade Center, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and hotels including the Renaissance Boston, Westin Waterfront and Seaport. Legal Test Kitchen (LTK) is directly across the street.
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