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Legal Sea Foods

255 State St, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02109-2617
+1 617-742-5300
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (348 reviews)
“seafood” (871 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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255 State St, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02109-2617
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Reviewed yesterday

I have a meal at Legal Seafood every time I go to Boston. The quality of their food is consistently great- so is the service. It does not matter to which one of their Restaurants one goes, they all offer the same food and service....More

1  Thank calcagno03
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had heard about the restaurant and it lived up to its billing. The view downtown by the water was nice. The staff was friendly and efficient but not over attentive. They were friendly. The food was out fast and it was good. Lively environment...More

Thank Howard H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful view of the seaport. Specialty drinks are nice! Nice selection of oysters. I ordered the fish and chips. It was the best I have ever had. All plates were well prepared and nicely presented.

Thank OutDoorLoverUs
Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was average, typical for a big chain, but the decor was nice and overlooked the wharf. The meal wasn't bad, just typical bland chain restaurant fare.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were here several years ago and were very pleased. Our return trip was excellent as well. The waiter was pleasant and didn't rush us. We had Irish Coffee, perfect for a cool rainey night. We started with calamari fritti followed with lobster roll and...More

Thank jimjA9537FM
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for diner at this beautiful Restaurant, by the ocean. The sea food was fresh and the shrimp delicious. The drinks were very good too and reasonable.

Thank Evita_1957
Reviewed 4 days ago

For a place directly on the water in the heart of Boston the prices here were more than reasonable and the service and atmosphere was wonderful. We sat at the bar and ordered some appetizers and drinks and had a wonderful time. We were never...More

Thank stephen g
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner at the location near the Marriott Longwarf. The fish and crab cakes were super good. Wait staff was great and had good suggestions. Ambiance was very nice. Good selection of beers and wines. Will definitely return.

Thank Getoutofdayton
Reviewed 4 days ago

Decided to check out Legal's in C Hill for a nice lunch and chat as we used to do in the recent past, and ordered our usual meals. This time around the fish and chips was to put it mildly, horrible. Sure their clam chowda...More

Thank GabeyBaby
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The service was really good and the food was super tasty. Really pricey but good portions. Not to much not to little

Thank Sabrina 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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25 July 2017|
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Response from Talonrock | Reviewed this property |
if memory serves they have a small patio out front but you would need to see the hostess first to make sure they have someone working the outside tables. weather permitting of course.
25 July 2017|
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Response from Joe S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do.. outdoor is good if not a hot day
10 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
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
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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