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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
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My wife and I went to the Legal Seafood restaurant in Burlington Mall and were very disappointed. First of all the service was great. I ordered the "Featured Crap Cake". The crab was very small for the cost of the dish, the shrimp was very overcooked and the scallops were passable. If there "featured dish" is an example of the... More 

Thank Tom B
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

As the name suggests, its great for sea food, but not for Vegan, they do have one or two options. Speak to the staff and check, I got the Tofu rice bowl and it was good along with a side salad, enough for your tummy :)).

Thank bhavikhs
Burlington, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My wife Sandy and I have gone to quite a few different Legal Seafoods. I don't think we've ever been disappointed. They have an awesome clam chowder for starters. You can't go wrong with any of their fish. I always recommend people out of town to go there.

Thank raffislimo
Leominster, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to improve a bad Monday...and to see my favorite bartender, Sean J...who as usual, vastly improved my outlook.. He suggested a Deadrise...a easy martini glass combination of grapefruit and cucumber...which will in all likelihood become my new summer drink! (I ended up enjoying two..) I also ordered a cup of their famous Lobster Bisque...if you are ever lost... More 

Thank KayakDude1968
Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

:-) Great soup made by my customer Blount Fine Foods. Best lobster bisque ever! Get a table for best service.

Thank BWittsy
Carrigaline, Ireland
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Tried this out earlier this week, real great spot for fish, very busy but service was excellent, sure to go back next time I'm in Boston

Tewksbury, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Always great service & food. I have had many dishes from this restaurant and not one has been bad. One of my favorite places to eat.

Thank scott6375
Northern, NH
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely horrible I had not been to a legal seafood for a while and could not believe how down hill it went...service was horrible, the bathrooms were a disaster, my husband ordered a dish and asked for a change and it came out wrong, no one came by to take it back so he ate it, when we did say... More 

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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226 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We woke up late today and the hungry too! So, the best program when outside is 20 degrees Fahrenheit is going shopping at Burlington Mall, eat a wonderful Shrimp Cassarole at Legal Sea Food (as in everywhere place you can find one) and enjoy de rest of the evening!!!

Thank Maria Beatriz L
Boston, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I haven't been to LSF in awhile and I wasn't disappointed. We started off with the Sauteed Mussels ($13.95) appetizer and we each also had a cup of the New England Clam Chowder ($6.95). For dinner, we ate one of the Legal's Classic dish of the Seafood Casserole ($28.95). All the dishes were hot and tasty and we went away... More 

Thank mjayBoston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?