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Legal Sea Foods

75 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA 01803-5389
+1 781-270-9700
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (142 reviews)
“clam chowder” (41 reviews)
“casserole” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA 01803-5389
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

The crab cake was okay but honestly not the best I've had. I ordered the combo plate of crab cake, scallops (3), and shrimp (3-4). For $30 the serving size was ridiculously small. I had heard great things about the food but left disappointed. It...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 21 October 2015

The seating was quick & polite. The waiter was very professional, courteous and checked was very timely when checking if our table needed anything. The food quality, temperature and portions perfect making for an overall very good experience.

Thank David F
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Spicy food is not. This is a chain resting on its laurels from a long time ago and each visit I make (various locations, with clients wanting "real" NE seafood) only disappoints. Even when prices are down across the board for seafood Legal continues to...More

Thank Waidesworld
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Met my son for lunch. Haven't been to a Legals in a year since we moved to Maine. Great tuna sashimi and they have brought back their apple goat cheese salad that I love which was great with blackened salmon.

Thank Kbelton1961
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Visited twice while on a seven day business trip, service and food was very good. My Colleague and I tried several dishes, and all where of a high standard. I especially liked the spicy fish and chips!

Thank AndyandNicola82
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is simply the best seafood you can buy anywhere in Boston The oysters are always the best top notch The desserts, the bread, the fish, the salads everything is terrific-- Consistently great!!

Thank drummer12345
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Thought we were saving the best for last, but came away disappointed for the price and in comparison to other food we had enjoyed on our New England excursion. First, however, let me say the raw oysters were amazing. Great selection - cold and briny...More

Thank WorkinToPlay
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Menu is full of seafood options but lacks originality. I ordered the assorted grilled seafood and my food came very tasteless.. Plus, the sides were extra. I paid $40 for some grilled fish and shrimp

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This is one of those places that does not overwhelm or underwhelm. It's a good choice for a consistent meal when you don't want to take any chances on a new place. The clam chowder (which is what was HIGHLY recommended) was good enough. Service...More

Thank RiseandWine
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Ordered the Fisherman's platter and lobster bisque. Was disapointed with the lobster bisque especially seeing it was $9 for a cup. The platter was good, nothing special. I would recommend doing research online to find seafood restaurants in Boston's back bay or north end.

Thank brando16a
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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