Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

★★★★★
  • 255 State St

    Boston, MA 02109

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  • 617-742-5300

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I've eaten at several Legal Seafood locations and I find the seafood and other menu choices to be consistently good, the service to be friendly, and the ambiance pleasant. I recommend Legal over other Boston Seafood Restaurants and cant

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I've eaten at several Legal Seafood locations and I find the seafood and other menu choices to be consistently good, the service to be friendly, and the ambiance pleasant. I recommend Legal over other Boston Seafood Restaurants and cant

Pros: location

Cons: can be pricey w wine and desert

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In a city that is literally right on the water, many visitors end up at Legal Sea Foods, looking for that "authentic" seafood experience. Which is a shame, considering there is better seafood to be had in Boston at lower prices. Legal

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In a city that is literally right on the water, many visitors end up at Legal Sea Foods, looking for that "authentic" seafood experience. Which is a shame, considering there is better seafood to be had in Boston at lower prices. Legal

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I have been to this place several times. Their motto: "if it isn't fresh, it isn't legal" is a joke. Everything is always so overcooked, you would never be able to tell if it were fresh or not. My litmus test for a good seafood

3
★★★★★

I have been to this place several times. Their motto: "if it isn't fresh, it isn't legal" is a joke. Everything is always so overcooked, you would never be able to tell if it were fresh or not. My litmus test for a good seafood

Pros: Friendly Service

Cons: Incompetent chefs

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When you travel to the coast you hope to eat a great seafood dinner. This place was a joke! We ordered wine and our apppetizer and were asked not once, but four times to please place our order, long before the appetizer ever arrived. To be

3
★★★★★

When you travel to the coast you hope to eat a great seafood dinner. This place was a joke! We ordered wine and our apppetizer and were asked not once, but four times to please place our order, long before the appetizer ever arrived. To be

Pros: Average

Cons: Bad Service, Barely Average Food

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My friends and I each had a bowl of the New England Clam chowder and it was a major disappointment. One of my friends didn't even finish their bowl. The chowder had no flavor and it was watered down. I have had better clam chowder out of

3
★★★★★

My friends and I each had a bowl of the New England Clam chowder and it was a major disappointment. One of my friends didn't even finish their bowl. The chowder had no flavor and it was watered down. I have had better clam chowder out of

Pros: Service was good

Cons: The clam chowder was horrible

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Ive eaten at most of the locations. The quality of the food is always consistent and the clam chowder is amazing. For lunch, try the spicy fish and chips. Its not too bad so dont worry. I took my friend here when he came to visit me from

3
★★★★★

Ive eaten at most of the locations. The quality of the food is always consistent and the clam chowder is amazing. For lunch, try the spicy fish and chips. Its not too bad so dont worry. I took my friend here when he came to visit me from

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Appetizers were ok, ordered a $95 bottle of wine and had to ask 3 times for wine cooler. Finally got it.\r
Ordered lobsters, husband's was cooked ok, but he said dry, not like when in Maine. Mine, was undercooked and I didn't realize it

3
★★★★★

Appetizers were ok, ordered a $95 bottle of wine and had to ask 3 times for wine cooler. Finally got it.\r
Ordered lobsters, husband's was cooked ok, but he said dry, not like when in Maine. Mine, was undercooked and I didn't realize it

Pros: if you are in the area, it's convenient

Cons: food is not great, can get better, undercooked food

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Recently went and ordered oysters as an appetizer. Reasonably priced and delicious. The food came out in time and the champagne was great. Visited the P.F in The Prudential Center. Great music, great food. Plan on going back soon.

3
★★★★★

Recently went and ordered oysters as an appetizer. Reasonably priced and delicious. The food came out in time and the champagne was great. Visited the P.F in The Prudential Center. Great music, great food. Plan on going back soon.

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I went to Legal Seafood on my first visit to Boston. My idea was to have some good fresh seafood near my hotel. The result was devastating. We ordered oysters and clams as appetizers and tuna and trout as main courses. To drink we had a

3
★★★★★

I went to Legal Seafood on my first visit to Boston. My idea was to have some good fresh seafood near my hotel. The result was devastating. We ordered oysters and clams as appetizers and tuna and trout as main courses. To drink we had a

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I've been to other Legal Seafoods restaurants and they've been better. It looks like someone doesn't pay attention to the details here. Reservations are sometimes not met- you end up waiting for a table the same way if you hadn't called

3
★★★★★

I've been to other Legal Seafoods restaurants and they've been better. It looks like someone doesn't pay attention to the details here. Reservations are sometimes not met- you end up waiting for a table the same way if you hadn't called

Pros: Good Location

Cons: Service/Food

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When I lived in Boston, I tried Legal Seafoods a number of times and each time it got worse. The clam chowder is tasteless and the steamers were something to laugh at. The prices are way too high for what they give you and the quality is

3
★★★★★

When I lived in Boston, I tried Legal Seafoods a number of times and each time it got worse. The clam chowder is tasteless and the steamers were something to laugh at. The prices are way too high for what they give you and the quality is

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Have to agree with the last poster, reservations mean nothing here. When I arrived on time for my reservation, I received a beeper, I asked why do I need this I am on time for my reservation. They stated it will be a few minutes. I was

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★★★★★

Have to agree with the last poster, reservations mean nothing here. When I arrived on time for my reservation, I received a beeper, I asked why do I need this I am on time for my reservation. They stated it will be a few minutes. I was

Pros: Good food

Cons: Wait to get a seat isn't worth it

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I was relocated to Boston in Fall 2006 and this was selected as one of my first places to visit. Oh my God!! What a dissapointment!! Having reservations already, it took myself and a friend over two hours to be seated (what a joke !). I

3
★★★★★

I was relocated to Boston in Fall 2006 and this was selected as one of my first places to visit. Oh my God!! What a dissapointment!! Having reservations already, it took myself and a friend over two hours to be seated (what a joke !). I

Pros: Absolutely NOTHING

Cons: Bad service, Bad food, High prices, Reservations mean nothing.

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I had one of the worst dining experiences of my life at this restaurant. I had 6:15pm reservations on a Monday night and was seated upon arrival. But then.... we waited.... and waited..... and waited..... 15-20 minutes before a waiter

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I had one of the worst dining experiences of my life at this restaurant. I had 6:15pm reservations on a Monday night and was seated upon arrival. But then.... we waited.... and waited..... and waited..... 15-20 minutes before a waiter

Cons: horrendous service

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Gave the Kendall Sq Legal's a second try even though it was completely average the first time. Should have stayed away. The famous chowder was unstintingly mediocre (Whole Foods makes much better chowder, for goodness sake) and my

3
★★★★★

Gave the Kendall Sq Legal's a second try even though it was completely average the first time. Should have stayed away. The famous chowder was unstintingly mediocre (Whole Foods makes much better chowder, for goodness sake) and my

Pros: good desserts

Cons: the rest of the meal stinks

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I have never had bad food or bad service from any Legal Sea Food location. I am a raw bar lover and order clams and oysters from legal all the time, it's always been fresh, and I'm picky from where I will eat raw seafood especially now a

3
★★★★★

I have never had bad food or bad service from any Legal Sea Food location. I am a raw bar lover and order clams and oysters from legal all the time, it's always been fresh, and I'm picky from where I will eat raw seafood especially now a

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My last experience there was absolutely horrible. The food was soggy and had green stuff ouzing out of it. When we complained about the food they sent over the manager and he emabarassed us. Long story short..very overpriced disgusting

3
★★★★★

My last experience there was absolutely horrible. The food was soggy and had green stuff ouzing out of it. When we complained about the food they sent over the manager and he emabarassed us. Long story short..very overpriced disgusting

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make reservations !!! / pricey but totally worth it ! / nice atmosphere with excellent customer service.

3
★★★★★

make reservations !!! / pricey but totally worth it ! / nice atmosphere with excellent customer service.

Pros: reservations are always timely.

Cons: parking, (almost) always crowded, but still pleasant.

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Everytime I go to Boston I eat there. Everything I've ever had there was very good. The clam chowder is great. Service is good too. It is a little pricey, but I think that it's worth it overall.

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★★★★★

Everytime I go to Boston I eat there. Everything I've ever had there was very good. The clam chowder is great. Service is good too. It is a little pricey, but I think that it's worth it overall.

Pros: Clam Chowder

Cons: A little pricey

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I had never eaten at Legal Seafood before and had heard that it was a chain and the service was good but you can't count on the quality of the food. Not true. I had swordfish and it was excellent with great flavor, good texture and a

3
★★★★★

I had never eaten at Legal Seafood before and had heard that it was a chain and the service was good but you can't count on the quality of the food. Not true. I had swordfish and it was excellent with great flavor, good texture and a

Pros: Good food, good atmosphere

Cons: there are a lot of chatty waiters and hovering bus

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My husband and I ate dinner at Legal a couple of months ago, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We both ordered lobster, and it was outstanding! Our appetizers of shrimp cocktail and clam chowder were also excellent. The wine list was

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★★★★★

My husband and I ate dinner at Legal a couple of months ago, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We both ordered lobster, and it was outstanding! Our appetizers of shrimp cocktail and clam chowder were also excellent. The wine list was

Pros: Very fresh seafood, Well-prepared food, Attentive service

Cons: Slightly pricey

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We went to Leagl seafood following bostonians reccomendations and we did not regret it. We were treated really nicely, people were frisndly and the food was absolutely DELICIOUS, nothing at all to cpmplain about.
It was quite busy, so it

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We went to Leagl seafood following bostonians reccomendations and we did not regret it. We were treated really nicely, people were frisndly and the food was absolutely DELICIOUS, nothing at all to cpmplain about.
It was quite busy, so it

Pros: Great food, great service, nice bar area

Cons: busy

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I loved the chowder here. The food was great. It was priced moderately, I dont think that you can go wrong here.

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I loved the chowder here. The food was great. It was priced moderately, I dont think that you can go wrong here.

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The service at any Legal's in Boston is all about attitude for AVERAGE tourist food. I am so over the hype of Legal's in Boston area. Trust me, get a better meal elsewhere.

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The service at any Legal's in Boston is all about attitude for AVERAGE tourist food. I am so over the hype of Legal's in Boston area. Trust me, get a better meal elsewhere.

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Here in this resturant you get lots of varities in sea food.The food is really tasty.friendly Waitress/waiters.Food is morderately expensive.some times you have to wait in line.Seating arrangement is bit congestive.Resturant is always crowded & noisy.Parking is real big problem.

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Here in this resturant you get lots of varities in sea food.The food is really tasty.friendly Waitress/waiters.Food is morderately expensive.some times you have to wait in line.Seating arrangement is bit congestive.Resturant is always crowded & noisy.Parking is real big problem.

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I'm a Bostonian, and let me tell you, everyone in Boston knows Legal Seafoods is classy, a great place for a date and the food is incredible. It's impressive. The chowder is unsurpassed, the food is all legally obtained and clean unlike

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I'm a Bostonian, and let me tell you, everyone in Boston knows Legal Seafoods is classy, a great place for a date and the food is incredible. It's impressive. The chowder is unsurpassed, the food is all legally obtained and clean unlike

Pros: SuperFriendly Every1, Service #1, the FOOD!

Cons: Nothing

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legal sea foods is an excelletn place to go if you like seafood it is top scale but the only downside is you also pay foir it they are very expensive.

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legal sea foods is an excelletn place to go if you like seafood it is top scale but the only downside is you also pay foir it they are very expensive.

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legal seafoods is a good place to go if you enjoy seafood they have all different types of fish and lobster etc they are however a little mor expensive but the food is very good

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legal seafoods is a good place to go if you enjoy seafood they have all different types of fish and lobster etc they are however a little mor expensive but the food is very good

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Waited forever, poor service, below average food and EXTREMELY OVERPRICED. We came their for one reason and that was for my wife to have a lobster dinner. This did not happen because THEY ran out of the smaller lobsters to complete the

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Waited forever, poor service, below average food and EXTREMELY OVERPRICED. We came their for one reason and that was for my wife to have a lobster dinner. This did not happen because THEY ran out of the smaller lobsters to complete the

Pros: nothing

Cons: slow service, below average food, everything

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Leagal Sea foods is a good place to go if you love sea food and I would say love sea food because they do have great sea food but they are somewhat pricey so be expected to pay a little more but if you like seafood a lot you would think its worth it for how good they make the food.

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Leagal Sea foods is a good place to go if you love sea food and I would say love sea food because they do have great sea food but they are somewhat pricey so be expected to pay a little more but if you like seafood a lot you would think its worth it for how good they make the food.

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Growing up on the coast of SC I was sure the food at Legal would be mediocre at best. I mean, come on, who can really compete with Shrimp and Grits? I was more than pleasantly surprised at the quality, service, and quantity of food. And

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Growing up on the coast of SC I was sure the food at Legal would be mediocre at best. I mean, come on, who can really compete with Shrimp and Grits? I was more than pleasantly surprised at the quality, service, and quantity of food. And

Pros: It's Legal!!, Worth Wait/Weight, Superb Service

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I can NOT believe that Legal Sea Foods has been ranked so highly. With so many wonderful seafood restaurants in New England, how can so many people all be in love with Legal? Must all be tourists. No self respecting Bostonian would be

3
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I can NOT believe that Legal Sea Foods has been ranked so highly. With so many wonderful seafood restaurants in New England, how can so many people all be in love with Legal? Must all be tourists. No self respecting Bostonian would be

Pros: Nothing, Nothing, Nothing

Cons: , Bad prices, Bad everything

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There's not a whole lot that's special about Legal Seafoods. The waitstaff is mostly made up of teenage and twenty something students who know very little about service, and don't really care. The atmosphere is geared towards families or

3
★★★★★

There's not a whole lot that's special about Legal Seafoods. The waitstaff is mostly made up of teenage and twenty something students who know very little about service, and don't really care. The atmosphere is geared towards families or

Pros: easy menu choices, clean, good for children

Cons: inexperienced staff, bit pricey

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Having lived in Boston for over 20 years (since grad school days), I am perpetually amazed by Legal's overrated reviews. If this is the best chowder in Boston, I should be playing first base for the Sox. (Actually, that's not a bad

3
★★★★★

Having lived in Boston for over 20 years (since grad school days), I am perpetually amazed by Legal's overrated reviews. If this is the best chowder in Boston, I should be playing first base for the Sox. (Actually, that's not a bad

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Long Wharf location is perfect to visit after a day at the New England Aquarium (right across from it) or a short walk from shopping at Qunicy Market, if your not in to the lines for the restaurants there. Furthermore, if your not in

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Long Wharf location is perfect to visit after a day at the New England Aquarium (right across from it) or a short walk from shopping at Qunicy Market, if your not in to the lines for the restaurants there. Furthermore, if your not in

Pros: Location/Accessiblity, Interior Environment, Food (duh)

Cons: Crowded

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we had a bad experience there recently. the waitress we had was incompetent (forgot part of our order, no specials mentioned, other stuff was cold (not salad either), dropped stuff on the floor, not familiar w/ standard seafood type

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we had a bad experience there recently. the waitress we had was incompetent (forgot part of our order, no specials mentioned, other stuff was cold (not salad either), dropped stuff on the floor, not familiar w/ standard seafood type

Pros: location, hours

Cons: service, food, price

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The chowder at Legal should be barely legal...something that good just legal. It has everything you could want in a chowder, the right consistancy of broth, with the melding of flavors, teamed with the fresh rolls...forgetaboutit! It's

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★★★★★

The chowder at Legal should be barely legal...something that good just legal. It has everything you could want in a chowder, the right consistancy of broth, with the melding of flavors, teamed with the fresh rolls...forgetaboutit! It's

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Have been to two different Legal Seafood restaurants and although the food was good, it was vastly overpriced. The reputation of the restaurant locally is of the highest quality seafood. The seafood itself is of excellent quality however

3
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Have been to two different Legal Seafood restaurants and although the food was good, it was vastly overpriced. The reputation of the restaurant locally is of the highest quality seafood. The seafood itself is of excellent quality however

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This place has a great atmosphere. The staff is very responsive. There are many locations throughout the state. I have never tasted better seafood! Try their swordfish and don't forget to get the best clam chowder you'll ever taste.

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★★★★★

This place has a great atmosphere. The staff is very responsive. There are many locations throughout the state. I have never tasted better seafood! Try their swordfish and don't forget to get the best clam chowder you'll ever taste.

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I was born and raised in Boston. I no longer live there but there is a Legals that has opened in my city. In fact many. The fish is fresh however the prices are ASTRONOMICAL now. Although this was never a restaurant that was cheap it

3
★★★★★

I was born and raised in Boston. I no longer live there but there is a Legals that has opened in my city. In fact many. The fish is fresh however the prices are ASTRONOMICAL now. Although this was never a restaurant that was cheap it

Pros: Best Clam Chowder

Cons: Overpriced

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You're in New England. You expect the best in seafood. It's not at Legal's. Legal Sea Foods is a food chain, not a unique NE restaurant. And my friends and colleagues agree. You can expect better from a diner. You couldn't PAY me to

3
★★★★★

You're in New England. You expect the best in seafood. It's not at Legal's. Legal Sea Foods is a food chain, not a unique NE restaurant. And my friends and colleagues agree. You can expect better from a diner. You couldn't PAY me to

Cons: the food/menu, parking

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Seafood is fresh as advertised, but is not well-prepared and the side dishes are tiresome.

3
★★★★★

Seafood is fresh as advertised, but is not well-prepared and the side dishes are tiresome.

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Good Food...Way too expensive!! Feel there should at least be a larger portion when your spending that many clams for dinner.

3
★★★★★

Good Food...Way too expensive!! Feel there should at least be a larger portion when your spending that many clams for dinner.

Pros: good food, pasta dishes good, waitstaff good

Cons: too much $$, not enough pasta, not well trained

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The month that I lived in Boston was enriched by the several wonderful visits to Legal Sea Foods.

Clam chowder is unbeatable! Tasty, chunky, creamy, everything a clam chowder should be.

The portions are quite large. The menu has a

3
★★★★★

The month that I lived in Boston was enriched by the several wonderful visits to Legal Sea Foods.

Clam chowder is unbeatable! Tasty, chunky, creamy, everything a clam chowder should be.

The portions are quite large. The menu has a

Pros: clam chowder, variety, location

Cons: service, ambience

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Without a doubt the best clam chowder I have ever had in my life. Legal Sea Foods was a wonderful dining experinece, reasonable prices and great ambiance.

3
★★★★★

Without a doubt the best clam chowder I have ever had in my life. Legal Sea Foods was a wonderful dining experinece, reasonable prices and great ambiance.

Pros: inexpensive, great atmosphere, attractive staff

Cons: bad parking, too loud

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I've eaten at Legal's several times over the years. My review: Fresh but boring. Yes the fish is fresh. But in a city of great restaraunts this doesn't deserve to be #1 in the category. The menu is very boring, with you picking the fish

3
★★★★★

I've eaten at Legal's several times over the years. My review: Fresh but boring. Yes the fish is fresh. But in a city of great restaraunts this doesn't deserve to be #1 in the category. The menu is very boring, with you picking the fish

Pros: Fresh

Cons: Boring, Relatively Expensive

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absolutely, positively DO NOT go there on a weekend before 7PM. the place looked like a chuck-e-cheese. Without exageration, there were 30 kids in that restaurant, including 7 within 2 tables of us. the screeming, jumping, crying, etc were

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★★★★★

absolutely, positively DO NOT go there on a weekend before 7PM. the place looked like a chuck-e-cheese. Without exageration, there were 30 kids in that restaurant, including 7 within 2 tables of us. the screeming, jumping, crying, etc were

Pros: food

Cons: loud kids

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Legal Sea Foods North Shore Shopping Center Peabody

The last four times we have dined here the food had been served lukewarm to cool, there isn't much of it and it is very overpriced. At best, the service (wait staff) has been slow and

3
★★★★★

Legal Sea Foods North Shore Shopping Center Peabody

The last four times we have dined here the food had been served lukewarm to cool, there isn't much of it and it is very overpriced. At best, the service (wait staff) has been slow and

Pros: ambience, fresh food, goo owners

Cons: poor service, cool food, overpriced

 

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