Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall
Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall

Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Burlington-Burlington-Mall
  • Phone: 7812709700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm

    Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm

    Sunday: 11:30am - 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: Legal Sea Foods at Burlington Mall is an ideal location to hold a party or event. Near main highways including Routes 128, 95, 93, and 3, the incredibly easy-on/easy-off access adds to the appeal. Legal is on the first level of the mall with plenty of free parking for your guests. A comfortable new glass-enclosed private dining room accommodates 28 diners, and main dining room sections can be dedicated to private use as well. Take advantage of full-service event and party planning expertise through our dedicated Event Coordinator. Choose from pre-set menus, customized plans, Braille and Foreign Language menus, everything geared to your individual needs. For further information, please call the restaurant.
  • Special Events: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here at Burlington, our private dining room can accommodate 28 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burlington Mall Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall
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 “#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 - Burlington Mall reviews from OpenTable diners
239 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (102)good for groups (85)great for lunch (83)fit for foodies (79)kid-friendly (51)neighborhood gem (45)notable wine list (32)great for brunch (19)romantic (17)vibrant bar scene (16)hot spot (13)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Always Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This Legal's location is always excellent, food came out just as requested and everything tasted great. Always busy but always great. Great management and staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CarlyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great meal enjoyed it. Would recommended it as the best place to eat if your shopping at the mall
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Soh21
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Steam lobster, stuffed lobster, fried clam, Cod, and bisque were very fresh and cooked to perfection as always. A very nice wine selection. Waitress was inexperienced but made up more enough with excellent service. Oysters on half shell was a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    legalgroupie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Legal Seafood continue to be one of the best restaurants around. The food was fresh and delicious, and the services was excellent. The ambiance was lovely, and I was able to meet with my friend and discuss what we needed to discuss with a great meal and little distraction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner for 6
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had a reservation, prompt seating. Staff was knowledgeable. Manager stopped by right after food was served and immediately took care of an ordering problem. Tasty food all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed In Staff Makeup
    DNS1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was good to excellent, the service from the seeting hostess to the waiter to the seeting manager was excellent, engaged, charming, and interesting. Problem: All the wait staff that I saw was white; all the "busboys" were African American or other minorities. In this day, this is unfathomable to me. A sad reminder of what once was and still is, at least apparently at Legal Seafoods.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group Dinner
    DinDin
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a company group dinner and all of us enjoyed the food. The calamari was excellent and cooked to perfection. I ordered the seared tuna and it too was cooked perfectly. I would recommend the seaweed salad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eddie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I am originally from Worcester, having lived on West Coast 50 years, have missed the true taste of Lobster. How nice to re-experience the taste of truly fresh cold water lobster. Had the baked, stuffed lobster, brought back memories. My wife had the grilled trout, said it was the best she has ever had. Good Food, prepared with minimal touch, presented beautifully in a nice relaxed atmosphere. Who could ask for more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food overall but
    UmmmmGoodVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Had some wonderful food at Legal Burlington last evening. Wellfleet and Duxbury oysters were fresh and as good as they get. Haddock main dish was simple and delicious. I had two appetizers as a main course: "smoke salmon served chilled with homemade toasted brioche" was exciting. Never had better. Unfortunately the steamers were rubbery and cool (overcooked?). Of most concern was not the service, but that all the employers seem to have been trained to make disingenuous comments. From our main waiter to those who dropped the food off to the visiting manager every comment suggested we had picked the best option or their favorite. Did someone read a statistical study that suggests that if they compliment the diner the diner will be happy?
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  • Suprisingly disappointing
    BillybobCod
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    After coming to Legal Seafood for 10 years, we were disppointed in some of the food. Clams had 2 bad ones in the dozen we ordered. Your manager kindly replaced three of them, and two of them were bad. Calimari was over cooked & fish cowder was just so-drove over 40 miles from NH to enjoy a birthday lunch. Disappointing at best. However, the surpise desert for the Birthday girl was grealty appreciated.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LSF
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food good, but suffers from lack of veggies and creativity. I am a foodie and probably cook better tha they do. Nonetheless it is an iconic, fun place, and I sure I will be back
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to take guests 4 seafood
    rcboater
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Dinner for 7 on a Tuesday night-- four of us with three out of town guests. They hadn't been here before-- they really liked the food! There is something for everyone on the menu- for the adventurous and the less-so. Personally I found the cauliflower appetizer to be a treat! (I had never had it before.)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The worst meals ever at Legal
    LaurieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I ordered a special - chili glazed tilapia with asian salad and mango yogurt dressing. I received a piece of fish on a plate. I asked about the sides and the server quizzically brought it back to the kitchen. When it came back, the fish was laying on a wilted salad of iceberg lettuce. There were some tasteless crispy straws (no idea what they were) mounded on top. The waitress told me that the kitchen wasn't sure what the dish was supposed to look like. Aside from it looking unappetizing, there was no flavor to the entire dish. The tilapia was mushy, the chili glaze was bland, and I have no idea what was on the salad but it certainly had no Asian flavors to it. If you go, stick to the normal fare and avoid any specials.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • deborah1019
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We live north of boston and enjoy meeting friends from west or south of boston here. Food and drinks are reliable...you always know what you will get. Prices have gotten out of control, however.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Disappointing. Been in several Legal Seafood & was always very pleased until n now. Quality of food fair. Staff very friendly but exceptionally disservice. Lots of help walking around with headsets, but not enough servers.
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  • Not as good as in the past
    goodfoodgoodserviceVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    So I was disappointed with our most recent visit to Legal's. While the food was good it wasn't outstanding - frankly, my husband can make better grilled shrimp at home. My son's fish and chips was solid but overall it felt like a very expensive lunch for the quality of what we were given. I honestly won't be rushing back...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great to bring out of town guests
    luv2bringfamily
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We come back again and again to bring family and friends for when they visit from out of town because the service and food are excellent. We will be back again!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at legal's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Jeff was a wonderful waiter and very attentive. He didn't miss a beat. Food was just how we ordered it..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding waitress and meal
    Racetrackbiob
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Had an unusual but outstanding waitress , Amy M. She demonstrated her knowledge of wines, hoping to continue to take courses to be a certified since I am allergic to nuts and sesame seeds. Amy had complete command and our attention and went over the menu since I am allergic to nuts & sesame. She made the night perfect in celebrating my sisters' b-day. Kudos to Amy !
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    GailrmVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We go to Legals at least twice a month. This time the service was terrible. I don't know if because it was so quiet... We couldnt find the waitress to get water..and no one walked by to ask. It also took quite a while to get our check. VERY disappointing. When we asked another staff person to get check, he said he would get waitress... we kept waiting..as he walked by again, he smiled assuming we got it..we said we were still waiting..and he said WOW>..let me try again... There were no people at tables around us.. restaurant was not busy at all...so really no excuse. No one was at the front as we walked out to mention it to....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food & service, always!
    AmyB
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I've eaten at Legal in Burlington many times, and the service is always fantastic, and the food is amazing. They will change anything about your dish you'd like, side dishes, light on the butter, etc. Very accommodating. I've also been there with a large group, and they are fast and efficient.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steve
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Cioppino was excellent. Our second time at Legal and we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Legals At Burlington
    vivsnee
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This a restaurant my two friends and I visit often at least once a month. Why you ask, because the staff is friendly, courteous and never rush us out. Plus the food is cooked to perfection just as we ordered. That is why we go there so often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, as usual!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Legal Sea Foods (no matter which location) never disappoints! Delicious food and impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Fish!
    awickcaldVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Legal Seafoods never disappoints with the freshest fish and seafood, good salads and wine list.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overcooked fish
    Clowniel
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The chefs special fish consisted of 3 fish. tunA that was over cooked and swordfish that was over cooked, the salmon was fine. The meal was overpriced. Also when requesting Fish Chowder, we were told they were all out of it. What? Are you kidding.
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  • Good catch
    Gaga
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our dining experience was great from start to finish. The food was delicious, fresh, and came out piping hot. The waiter also paced our meal as requested...not too quickly. Another note about the waiter.....he was very attentive, courteous, and professional.y
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    Yumbo
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Always love Legal. Consistent and great to show off New England seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great seafood
    rjgpVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Reliable, well prepared and always enjoyable.despite all the new local restaurants, when I want a good fish dinner, Legal its where we go.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great service
    happycustomef
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I went to legals for my birthday. I made a reservation and they sat us as soon as we arrived. The service was excellent. Our waiter was so nice and entertaining. Between him and the food is was a great experience. I would recommend it for anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fish restaurant
    PeteTheGreat
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Fishes were well cooked with good smell Wine list also is excellent
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best crabcakes and red sangria
    tolsVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Legal Sea Foods is consistently good. Always get the crabcakes which I love and the red wine sangria is the best anywhere. No bargains here but food is fresh and delicious and service was terrific.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GLUTEN FREE MENU
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    A discovery for us as we've been eating at Legal Seafoods since their Inman Square days. They have a gluten free menu which my husband now needs. Even had gluten free rolls. He was so pleased with his fish and chips as he thought he'd never be able to have them again because of his need for no wheat products in foods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants. Legal seafood never fails to deliver good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Very good meal at Legal Sea Foods. Tried the Bang Bang Cauliflower to start and it was outstanding! Just like Kung Pao chicken but, obv, with cauliflower. My companions tried the Legal Sangria and loved it! Food was very good. Service was spectacular: the perfect mix of very helpful suggestions and leaving us alone (no offense!) to enjoy our time together. Never felt neglected, never rushed and that was very much appreciated. Also appreciate the knowledge of menu and the recommendations for pairing/starters. Only complaint: onion strings came out cold. Not warm, cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoxyladyVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This location of Legal's continues to slip. We love Bluefish, but this time it was dry. The restaurant itself could use a good cleaning. We've had the premium side of Kale at other locations. This one was short on yogurt and the peanuts were totally missing. The last several visits have been a disappointment. Too bad because we like to eat at Legal's. Is it just this particular one?
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Food was fair at best. I had the seafood casserole with a creamy base. It was pretty dry and the fish was scant and overcooked. Pretty pricey for what we had too.
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  • An Average Dining Experience
    EatMoreMooseAK
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    If you are looking for excellent seafood you won't get it here past the raw oysters and lobster bisque. This restaurant is, as we say in the West, all hat and no cowboy. For the prices you can do much better elsewhere, so shop around. That said, the service we got was excellent, save for the long wait for the check.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great time once again!!
    kcandthegang
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    For the second year in a row, our party of 10 had a wonderful lunch amongst old friends and family. We were seated at a large round table as requested, in a quiet out of the way area as requested. The entire restaurant staff was smiling and friendly and easy-going. Our server Chrissy was fantastic and fun. We'll be back again before another year is up. Thanks for everything! The food and the service were great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were there for a special occasion. The seafood was delicious and the waiter was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.