Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – South Shore Plaza
Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – South Shore Plaza
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Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – South Shore Plaza

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Braintree-South-Shore-Plaza
  • Phone: 7813563070x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm


    Friday & Saturday: 12n - 11pm


    Sunday: 12n - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here in Braintree, our private dining rooms can accommodate from 16-50 guests. Private dining at Legal Sea Foods offers great food and hospitality and easy planning. Please contact our special events manager for further details.
  • Special Events: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here in Braintree, our private dining rooms can accommodate from 16-50 guests.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Land a parking spot in the upper level lot right in front of our door.
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – South Shore Plaza
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. Get reeled in to our U-shaped bar or wood-paneled dining room. Those traveling to and from Cape Cod on Route 93 are known to make a stopover for seafood. And not to be missed: two monumental fish tanks in our restaurant, one fresh water and one salt water.

We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” (USA Today, 2013), “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010), “Best Chowder” (Boston Magazine, 2010) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
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Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – South Shore Plaza reviews from OpenTable diners
  • well, they were closing
    elletee
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We got to legals with some regularity. I don't know if it was because it was the second to last night this place was in operation or what, but it was a total dissapointment. The crab cake was excellent, as was the clam chowder, but the shrimo plate was luke warm and really mediocre. The lobster was mushy in some parts and smelled like the ocean at low tide. It was only partially edible. The wait staff was perfectly lovely. We did not know that this location was closing and moving to another in about a day. I think we would not have gone if we had known that. What I would say is that we spent a fair amount of money and the food was really underwhelming. It was really a dissapointment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had the lobster ravioli.
    Lori
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I had the lobster ravioli. Delicious!!! Other friends ate the crab cakes, the vegetarian box with shrimp, grilled chicken dinner and salmon. Everyone was happy with their meals. A little pricey on some of the meals, which would inhibit me from going there with my whole family, but good for just two of us or a night out with friends.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time we eat at this
    impressed
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    First time we eat at this restaurant. Wondeful service, clean , and most of all, excellent food. First choice for us when planning dining out for a special ocassion! :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legals New Years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Although the restaurant was relocating, the staff was very friendly and lively.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Year Eve experience
    GABY
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a wonderful time, the waitress and the manager were superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Time honored favorite
    CBarletta
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    My family and I have been going to this Legals for years and have never had a bad meal. The menu has changed over time but the quality and service has always been wonderful. It can become very busy at times because it is in the mall but once seated you do not feel like you are in a huge crowed. It is on a short list for my whole family where everyone can find something they like from my seven year old to their Grand mother and my vegetarian daughter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sad to see this one go!
    DaveyB
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    This was my first visit to this location, and had one of the best experiences dining out! Food was outstanding, ambience great, and service incredible! It's very sad that this location will be closing this month!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I wouldn't eat at this location
    SueG
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I wouldn't eat at this location at South Shore Mall, which is closing in a few weeks. Our waitress was great but the food was just okay. I heard later all good cooks are across street at their new location. The good part was our waitress who was great! She made the night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Closing?
    Quig
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Apparently the South Shore Plaza location is closing as the new location across the street near the Hyatt opens.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Lman
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Dinner for 6. Broccoli was as if it was taken from the vine, warm but very hard! Rice was hard as will. Portions are not generous and for the price I was expecting a better meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IT was good the only thing
    Chuck
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    IT was good the only thing was it took a long time to eat . There was no one there at all. We sat down at 7:20 got up at close to 10:00. But girl was very nice. I don't know if she wanted to give us time to be to sit and talk. A little long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was last night open in
    jcard
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    It was last night open in this restaurant so they seemed understaffed. We had reservation but still had to wait even though the restaurant was not very busy. Typically they will bring out a free appetizer because we used open table but this time they did not. The waiter was great and food was good. I have had much better experiences at this restaurant in the past though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were greeted warmly and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We were greeted warmly and our request for a table in the corner was granted. The manager brought us a plate of bruschetta and thanked us for using Open Table and for dining with them - a nice touch. The food was delicious and they offered one of our vegetarian guests an appropriate meal. The server/service could have been a little faster, but overall, we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Transition to the new venue
    BDdinners2VIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The current lack of information regarding the move to the new location is confusing. Running two locations across the street from each other makes it hard to invite guests without more instructions on which location. The dwelling number of patrons in the South Shore Plaza location could lead people to think its is closed. The wait staff is great, but they deserve to know what will happen and when.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Thomas1
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    "I very much enjoyed the this dinning experience. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The service was excellent. Chris, our server, was 5 star quality along with the rest of the staff. I definitely will return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Noidy
    Bill
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Outstanding Food. Outstanding Service. Just a little noisy at this location...only drawback.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a gift.
    mcw117
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Though it was Legals I opted for non seafood. The meal was wonderful and the wait staff was superb. Great being able to just walk in and be seated in less than 5 minutes because of OpenTable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great as it always
    BirthdayBoy
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Food was great as it always is and the server and her team were terrific!!! Thanks
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Braintree Restaurant
    mhpate
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    I have had many a meal at this restaurant and they continue to impress. Hat's off to the entire staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Falling in its standards
    BDdinners2VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    The service seemed to slip a bit but the food portions and general presentation were standard. Still a reliable place for dinner, but less special or spectacular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great FAMILY OWNED RESTAURANT,
    Xmasinewyork
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Great FAMILY OWNED RESTAURANT, definitely not chain food or chain service. I CANNOT WAIT TO VISIT THE NEW LOCATION IN BRAINTREE. SEE YOU THERE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Dragonrn
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Server Kim was personable and knowledgable. Wonderful dining experience!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    TheDJVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    First of all I was able to make an Open Table reservation at 6pm for a 6:15pm time slot, which perhaps caused us to sit right behind the noisey Bar even though teh back of the Restuarant was nearly empty. Service was good. I orderd the Stuffed Shrimp Casserole that desipte only 3 large shrimp the stuffing was full of crab and was tasty. My wife ordered the Lobster Tempuri which was watery with some type of white creamy sauce mixed with the Lobster with very little meat. The manager was attentive to the complaint and comp'ed the side order. Drinks were very good. Overall I think the place is overrated but what can you expect fro a Restuarant located in a Mall.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great food but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Always great food but the up selling was a bit too much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lunch....
    Happy
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Took my mother out for her birthday for lunch. We ordered the fried clams...They were delicious. Service was excellent...I will return again. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good food and service....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Love coming here. Service was even better than the food. The manager (Rod? Rob?) is fantastic, really knowledgeable and welcoming. Thanks Legals !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Went for my father's birthday-got my favorite-the Lemon Caper Grey Sole and it was delicious as always. Great staff and nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The staff was very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish as usual.
    suebo
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Road weary travelers who stopped in for a quick and healthy bite to eat. As usual, Legals delivered and was very understanding when we didn't want to linger at our table. Thanks Legals! Heres to not needing to stop at a fast food restaurant for a quick bite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall the food was excellent.
    chala
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Overall the food was excellent. I ordered something that i was not satisfied with and they accomandated me in taking it back and getting me something that delicious. Management was very personable and helpful. I will continue to give them my businesses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW is all I can say
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Brian was excellent. We where in for cocktails and apps for a going away party for a co-worker and Brian and the manager Mark really made our visit something to remember. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    jpm1
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    The waitress was the best we ever had at this establishment. She was porofessional and engaging. She also had a great personality.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service With A Smile
    Hubby
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Our server was the perfect server the kids loved her. It was quiet at the time we went but just perfect. My wife was not happy with her seafood casserole but the server and the manager were quick to remedy that and leave my wife snd family leaving there feeling like Class (A) consumers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Disappointing Night
    mhpate
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    For the first time in a long time, I was disappointed with the food at this restaurant. The lobster portions in the Ciopino looked closer to Crawfish in size than lobster. This was quite embarrassing as I recommended this dish to two of my guests. In my case, I ordered the Fisherman's Platter and ate about a third of it because it was greasy. Come on guys, you can do better, and have done so in the past.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great night out with my wife.
    chris
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    With three babied at home it is not often we get a date night. Our waitress was amazing. The food was great
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Quality of the food is good but the menu itself is nothing special nor is the atmosphere. It is overpriced for what they offer. As an example we got steamers for an appetizer. We work out the price to be over one dollar per clam. Given that Steevers cost about four dollars per pound we thought this was excessive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love the apple taco salad
    75785548
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    We love the apple taco salad with the most delicious crab meat on top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lobster lover
    nutleylovesLSR
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    My husband loved the lobster (2 lbs.) was the most delicios lobster he had tasted. it was perfectly steam , i can use many worlds to describe it but his word was "PERFECT". COULDNT ASK FOR BETTER PLATE. my 11 yrs. old loved the almond crust salmon. Didn't change a thing about our dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased.....food and
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Very pleased.....food and service were excellent. Also appreciated the attention the manager extended to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak knife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    That's what I needed to cut the broccoli. Very little cheese sauce. The swordfish was so-so. The side dish offers have not changed for as long time. New vegetables would be nice .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.