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Legal Sea Foods

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75 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA 01803-5389 (Burlington Mall Road)
+1 781-270-9700
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place for appetizers or dinner after work as well as lunch. We enjoyed the steamed wontons, trout with mild Cajun spice, and fish sandwich. All food was well prepared and yummy. Service was friendly and professional.

Thank catbluesky
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our special night restaurants hits a big goose egg. The entire menu has changed and they stopped "Baked Potatoes" three weeks ago and you only can get Rice, Rice, or mashed. The menu had "Spinich" with every item. (Ugg). We had a reservation and were on time. The restaurant was empty and the smart hostess asked with a... More 

Thank John H
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were first given a menu of specials. There was one drink special. My wife ordered it. They were out of cranberries so they couldn't make the drink. This was at 5 PM on a Friday. We had calamari as an appetizer which was very good. My wife ordered swordfish with red onion jam. The swordfish was completely overcooked. I... More 

Thank Buddog77
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 8, called restaurant 5 minutes before getting there to see if there would be a wait. They immediately set a table up for us and we were seated right away. Wait staff was very attentive with refills and any other request. Appetizers and meals were served quickly and together. Clam chowder is excellent. All meals... More 

Thank johndeir
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent lobster dish, which is about $50. I shared w/ friend, but the quality of lobster was very fresh.

Thank keroro7
London, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch there today and it was fabulous. We just ordered lots of appetizers to the table. We had crab cakes - delicious, crab dip with really great chips, soup......but oh my goodness the Firecracker Roll was to die for. We should have just ordered loads of those! Great waitress, nice restaurant.

Thank JoyfulMomentsCoach
Rocky Point, New York
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss the wonderful New England clam chowder, but, really, all seafood dishes are great. We've gone many times, in various locales near Boston as well as here, and were not disappointed.

Thank Barbara d
Chesapeake, Virginia
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the advise of a window tinting guy, and it was really good. I was wary because it is a chain and attached to the mall, but proven wrong. We got the mussels appetizer and I got the grilled seafood platter which was excellent.

Thank turtleprz
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited locations in New Jersey and Massachusetts - quality changes depending on local of restaurant. The best to date, of my visits was the long gone LS that was located at the Baltimore Harbor. Too bad...it still sits at the top of my list for this chain.

Thank Debby P
Southampton, Bermuda
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Legal Sea Food is adjacent to the mall. A lovely place to eat lunch or dinner. Big with fast accommodating staff.

Thank Jeanann S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street 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 Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 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: 75 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA 01803-5389
    (Burlington Mall Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-270-9700
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. All roads lead to Legal Sea Foods. In this case, we are located near four main highways (Routes 128, 95, 93 and 3) on the first level of the Burlington Mall. Make the most of our convenient restaurant location - come for the seafood and stay to shop. Our entrance-way is marked by a water wall. 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, 2012/2013), “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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?