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

Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Burlington-Burlington-Mall
  • Phone: (781) 270-9700
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Wonderful fresh seafood and rolls hot out of the oven. they changed their gluten free role vendor, so don't bother asking for them anymore as they task like cardboard. Otherwise one of the best options in town if you are gluten intolerant."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants. Legal seafood never fails to deliver good food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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?"
    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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We were there for a special occasion. The seafood was delicious and the waiter was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Try the wood grilled shrimp, delicious. My dining companion had the lobster which was also delicious. Service was great."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The Greek salad with chicken was ordinary. Tiny bits of feta cheese, more like Panera than Legals. Ic couldn't find a single olive! I've eaten here many times and find Legal's to be consistent with their food and service. Not today. I hope it's not a general sign of their food quality going downhill."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food was great - really enjoyed everything. However, the service was incredibly slow - I could have understood this had the restaurant been full, but it was not."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The service and ambience were excellent! We found some of the meal way overcooked, e.g., fried clams and some of the scallops. The fish fillets were excellent as well as he fried shrimp."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Wait staff always accommodating as to how you want your meal prepared as well as offering othr suggestions."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is the 2nd and last time I will be underwhelmed by Legal Seafood. I ordered the seafood stew(ciaopino). Not one clam had any meat in it. The broth was blah- no flavor. The toast that came with the meal was so hard, I couldn't bite into it even after dipping it into the broth. My co-diner ordered the salmon which was dry with excess buttery oil all over the dish. Last time, the mussles were extremely sandy. When I complained to the waiter he said that happens some times. Not of $30 a plate! We wont be returning for the third strike..."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My dining partners salmon was over cooked and the nuts on the salmon were burnt. The spinach wasn't drained so the salmon was floating in spinach water, all in all pretty bad. My haddock was excellent but the mashed potatoes were very heavy and dry. The manager offered to buy us dessert due to the salmon dish and that we are very loyal Legal customers. That was a nice touch but just a suggestion, you may want to offer the 'mini' desserts that are so popular now and bring back the profiteroles, they were great. Always love Legal, but last night was a bit off."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Legal Seafoods was THE place for fish in the 80s but now due to expansion its just mediocre, with pretty high prices. Most in my group thought their dinner was "just ok" with a couple saying it was "tasteless." When you add in the very high prices, its pretty sad how far they have dropped."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Special dietary restrictions require ordering food prepared without any starch. Legal Seafoods was not only accommodating but pleasant about it, even offering substitute side dishes at no extra charge. Waitress was very pleasant and attentive without hovering."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Arrived early, seated early, food was phenomenal, waitress did a wonderful job. Overall, a great experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great lobster rolls, a great place for lunch or to take a break from shopping."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I am a long time New Englander that was raised on great local seafood. It is difficult to find a restaurant that provides such a wide variety of fresh fish and then, prepare it to perfection. I had the pleasure of dining here with my wife and kids for lunch recently. From top to bottom everything was top notch with attention paid to detail in every aspect. Christina, our waitress was terrific. The food came out hot, on time and cooked perfectly. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed every bite. Family friendly, accommodating, fun, delicious - wonderful experience! And, the best Fried Clams to boot!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary at Legal in Burlington and had a delicious meal. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and the wines and helpful in every way. Mall eating is not how I generally like to spend my dining dollars. Legal's location in a mall is a bit unfortunate but I quickly got over it."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The best lobster roll in town and the raw bar has a great selection. Our server was very knowledgable about the oyster selection."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Took 93 yo for a birthday lunch.....lovely waitress, food always consistently good, fussed over the birthday girl with dessert. Had worst table in place - only negative. Restaurant should be better equipped for elders with mobility challenges."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Have been going to legal for years -and always been satisfied, so is disappointing to be posting a poor review. All aspects of the dining experience were off on this visit (cold food, stale, poor service). Will give it another try in the future, but wont rush back"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We always visit Legal Sea Foods when we're in Cambridge. I've known the place since the days of long tables and butcher paper covering in Inman Square. We took a group of 6 there after my son's college graduation and had a wonderful time. The wine, especially, was a hit, as well as the chowder."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I think Legal was the first good restaurant I ever went to, 20 years ago. I haven't been since I've started going to REALLY good restaurants. I chose it for my birthday dinner expecting a great dinner experience. Sadly, it was just okay. The service was friendly but slow, and we were seated RIGHT next to the kitchen and bathroom doors, so we got to watch a parade of bins full of dirty dishes go past while waiting for our food. I got the fried fisherman's platter, and I the seafood was good--I liked the breading. I eat a lot of fisherman's platters in the summer, from a lot of places, and this one was definitely up there. The sides were just kind of average though. My wife wasn't thrilled with her meal either; it was very bland."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This meets expectations all around. Seafood tower was great!!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The food here was excellent this time around. We started with the Rhode Island Calamari,which was excellent. Only downside is the portions are starting to get a bit miserly for the price charged. Calamari is still plentiful! Richard next had the grilled trio, which consists of Salmon, Tuna & Shrimp.The fish was tender & moist & cooked just right. I had the Soft Shell Crabs..Done up in panko Parmesean crust.A note here..It's not on the menu, but they do have it. Kind of makes no sense. If you have it, then list it! It came with Garlic Spinach & mashed potatoes, which were excellent as well. For dessert we split the Boston Cream Pie.Always a nice finish."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Although we asked for low sodium, our food tasted very salty. The baked potatoe had been rolled in salt. We sent that back, but the swordfish and spinach were also salty. The swordfish was also overdone. We've dined here often over several years. This is the second visit recently that our fish was over-cooked. Maybe it's just this location/chef."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have always appreciated the fact that Legal Seafoods takes the needs of gluten-free diners seriously, and not only prepares gluten-free menu items, but "adds back" the things that they have had to take away. The salads that normally have croutons, for example, don't merely become the same salad without the croutons, but have gluten-free croutons "added back.""
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "PEI Oysters - very good. They had just run out of the Merry oysters (our 1st choice). Wood Grilled Assortment-Trio of fish (salmon, tuna, swordfish) with shrimp and scallops very good. Nice portion. I had one of the daily specials, blackened sole with crab and corn salsa served with beans and jasmine rice. Very nicely done! Just the right touch of heat. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Legal ain't what it used to be. Everything tastes mass produced, which it is. Success is a curse, I'm sorry to say. Better to buy the fish, take it home, and do something great with it. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Dined at this Legal Seafoods the other night. Haven't been to this Burlington Mall location in a while. Service and food was top notch as we've come to expect. Had a delicious watermelon cocktail with my meal, as suggested by my waitress. In terms of the atmosphere, the restaurant lacks the modern, hip look that you find in the newer Legal locations. It certainly didn't help that the music in the restaurant was comprised of some bizarre mix of 1920s ragtime-jazz. I didn't know whether to eat my crab cakes or start dancing the Charleston. It's the 21st century, Mr. Berkowitz. Delicious meal though."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Tasted some oysters we have never had before. Especially notable we're the Naked Cowboys! The wood grill entree was excellent."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Food is always consistent. Love the Trout. My friend had fried Scallops which were tender and perfectly prepared. Our server was friendly and top notch. Attentive!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Legal Sea Foods at the Burlington Mall on a Monday Night aat 6:30PM and it was not busy - no wait for seating. We shared a bottle of H J Lohr Riverstone Chardonney. I had the Flounder Special and my wife had the Schrod. Both were excellent. Waiter was Stephen F, who was only there about a month and was very informative and polite."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time for my son's college graduation celebration. We couldn't have asked for a better place to have it (Legals has been my fav for more years than I can remember.) Our waiter was superb as were the greeting staff. My only regret was that as we we getting ready to leave (my sister and I chose to use the ladies room first) I guess my son and his uncle chatted a bit too loudly and was admonished by an older woman/patron. I was sorry to hear about that as they didn't mean to be inconsiderate - they were just having such a good time and then having to say goodbye. Aside from that little glitch (wet blanket ;) everything was perfect. :)"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I went there after my commencement from Boston University. The staff was great and so was the food and ale. My experience of the atmosphere at Legal Seafood came from my stay of 5 hours. Nothing less than outstanding."
    Dined on 5/18/2014