We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Legal Sea Foods

#62 of 2,365 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Back Bay
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
100 Huntington Ave, Copley Place Mall, Boston, MA 02116-6506 (Dartmouth Street)
+1 617-266-7775
12:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

852 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 756: English reviews
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
95 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always visit Legal Seafood each time we visit Boston. We always order a dozen oysters, bucket of clams, crab cakes, kale (without the sauce), and finish off with Boston pie if there's enough room in the belly. Occasionally we have clam chowder on the side. While this is a restaurant chain this is no Pizza Hut type chain. The... More 

Thank BritinBangkok
Hampton, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
128 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Copley ambiance was nice. Salmon undercooked and only served warm. Fish and chips way overdone. Seafood pie was very nice. Salmon rice bowl was pretty good Service a little slow. Have been to many others that were much better

Thank TMC159
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Legal Seafoods at Copley Place on a quiet Thursday night in early January. Legal Seafoods has always been a solid choice, but seldom wows anymore. Legal at Copley is about on par with my recent Legal dining experiences... The atmosphere isn't quite as snazzy as Legal Harborside or Long Wharf, but it's still very pleasant. The service... More 

Thank DrewKnightWV
Dover, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in NYE for lunch, not super busy. Fish and chips, just ok. Chowder I was told was very good. Service ok, not outstanding.

Thank Joyce C
Sunnyvale, CA
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great chowder and properly cooked fish and shellfish. Fairly attentive service, but when I wanted extra paper napkins to wipe clam juice off my fingers, first I couldn't get a server's attention, and when I did, I was brought lemon water and wetwipes, when dry paper napkins would have served much better.

Thank Saoirse48
wallinford Connecticut
Level Contributor
76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our large family always enjoys a holiday lunch here at new years. A bowl of chowder, a few of their terrific rolls, and a glass of wine and the weekend is off to a good start. Service was good.

Thank gerald f
Level Contributor
39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always, Legal Sea Foods is a restaurant I must have every time I visit Boston. In particular in September when Maine lobsters are in the Eason or October when the claims are available and fresh. The claim chowder is incredibly delicious. There are many Legal Sea Foods in the Boston area - I have been to the ones in... More 

Thank james z
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend making a reservation at this location. The food was delicious, service was great, and it was a fabulous dining experience.

Thank NinjaTwins2013
Level Contributor
40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here after a flight from Pittsburgh. Delicious! We had clam chowder- as my daughter said "they aren't cheap with the clams". The lobster bisque was deemed good by my family and the calamari was great. My soon had the fish and chips; two people had the crab cakes which they said was all crab and no filler and... More 

Thank SmallTownTravelRX
Springfield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, even though my date and I just ordered some appetizers to snack on given the odd time of day between meals. Typical, wonderfully expansive Legal menu, and it's a big place to accommodate all the mall-goers. Beware the advanced noise level.

Thank PebleBeach7thGrn

Travellers who viewed Legal Sea Foods also viewed


Been to Legal Sea Foods? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 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: 100 Huntington Ave, Copley Place Mall, Boston, MA 02116-6506
    (Dartmouth Street)
  • Public Transportation: Copley (Green Line) or Back Bay (Orange Line) “T” stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-266-7775
We know shopping induces hunger - and Legal Sea Foods reels in those who want to splash down for a meal or grab-and-go. Our restaurant is located on the upper level of Copley Place, with direct indoor access to both the Westin and Marriott hotels as well as to the Prudential Center. Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Boston's historic South End. Here the views and the seafood are second to none.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Legal Sea Foods staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

Neighbourhood Profile
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
Explore this neighbourhood