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Legal Sea Foods - Framingham
Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

Legal Sea Foods - Framingham Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Framingham-Route-9
  • Phone: (508) 766-0600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11am - 11pm


    Friday & Saturday: 11am - 12am


    Sunday: 11:30am - 10pm
  • 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
  • Special Events & Promotions: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here in Framingham, our private dining rooms can accommodate 24-65 guests for a sit down dinner.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 9
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Framingham
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.

No one wants to get lost at sea, but those who have a taste for fun do enjoy long visits in our Framingham restaurant. Beach yourself in our dining room for seafood or make waves in our lounge.

Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We dined on a rainy July 4, with most of the local clientele apparently away on their boats, albeit covered in rain gear. Puzzling, 'we're out of clams,' by waitress at 7PM! Food, as usual was top rate, although there were comments about Legal's prices outperforming the S & P 500 by a large margin."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We met some friends for an early dinner at Legal. It was the first time at this location. The inside is spacious and artfully decorated. We had reservations through Open Table and were seated right away. Our waitress was very personable and always attentive to our needs. We ordered a variety of seafood dishes (Crab Cake combo, Salmon, etc.). The food was beautifully presented and delicious. We stayed chatting for a while after the meal and the waitress good about not trying to hurry us out the door. I would recommend this restaurant without reservation."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We were having a very nice birthday dinner and the restaurant was busy. While we were waiting for dessert the manager I think came up to the table very apologetic about how slow the service had been,which we had not really noticed and Took our desserts off the bill. Wow that was a nice B-Day treat:)"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Fresh, lively and a real treat. Attentive service. Great choice."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Legal Seafood is a quality consistent place to go if you want good fresh seafood, great oyster selection and outstanding service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Lunch at Legal Seafoods was an enjoyable experience. To begin with, I was pleased to be able to make a reservation so that I knew I had a table. When we sat down to lunch, it was too cool due to a fan overhead. The waitress helpfully turned the fan off for us so that we weren't too cold during our meal. I ordered the crab cakes. These were some of the best I've had and included a nice salad. We sat and chatted for a while after our meals were completed and never felt rushed. I would recommend Legal Seafoods for lunch."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Legal's is consistently good, no matter what time of the day."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Drinks great ~ wild sock eye salmon fabulous and a nice treat - could eat here every night. Waitress as good as the food."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Perfectly cooked fish; We had the haddock special, paired with the recommended wine and both were excellent."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, the Host staff was outstanding, the server we had was not very good at all. I was there for a client luncheon, we were in several conversations at the table and the server would come over, reach over my clients while we were talking, never an excuse me or may I take your plate. Felt very rushed. Legal Seafoods is a great chain and very consistent. This was the choice of my client and she was very disappointed in the service as well."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "When seafood dies and goes to heaven, this is what is eventually becomes...perfection. I'm not a seafood kinda' guy, but I chose to take my wife there for her first stab at a whole lobster. What an amazing culinary experience! The lobster itself was nothing short of magical, and the seaweed salad and broccoli were every bit as good as the lobster (Her words!). I had the fish and chips, and I was very pleased with the quality of the fish and my side dishes. Omar, our waiter, actually helped my wife work all the angles on that lobster, and their hard work was rewarded when she had her first taste of the claw meat. Absolute perfection! Overall, I would say it was an incredible dining experience."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "So glad to write this review. We are frequent diners who have been less frequent as things were "slipping" at this wonderful place. We had a great dinner (6 people) with each of us commenting on how well the meals were prepared. We all loved the Bang Bang Cauliflower. Summer cocktails and Sangria are welcomed changes from the wine list. Each dish was prepared as ordered and presented hot. Chocolate layer cake and Key Lime desserts never disappoint."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Perfect as always! I took my adult daughter there for her birthday lunch and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect lunch!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Made reservations - Sat right away when we arrived. Food was fantastic and cocktails were well done."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have always enjoyed lunch at Legals in Natick for the last 5 plus years. It has been the perfect, convenient location to meet friends and work colleagues for drinks, lunch, and dinner."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I have never had a bad meal at this location! The food and service were wonderful. There are some fun starters, such as Bang-Bang Cauliflower which is quite yummy. My husband has food allergies and his meal was cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My favorite Legals. The service in particular is wonderful, especially at the bar area, where the same service people have happily helped you for years."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Legal Sea Foods continues to be the best restaurant in all of Metrowest. If you want great food and service - this is where to go"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very good restaurant ,good service ,good food.the wine list was notable,the service was outstanding ,noise level was acceptable ."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I made a reservation through open table - when I showed up they couldn't find any reservation. We were then told it would be a 30 to 45 minute wait. The reason why I made a reservation was so I wouldn't have to wait. So we left."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everyone loved their entrees and the appetizers were delicious as well. Sergey was a very attentive waiter and gave some great recommendations for wine."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I went to dinner with my daughter and mother expecting a fabulous meal. We ordered back stuffed shrimp which was suppossed to come out on two plates because we were splitting it and it did not. We sent it back and there were maybe four shrimp mostly sutffing without any crab as the menu implied. It was cold and the shrimp had an unusual flavor. I had a seafood casserole which was average. There was also maybe one piece of lobster. I am sad to say I will not be going back to Legal Seafood any time in the future and wouldn't recommend it to friends considering the high price and the disappointing meal."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We ordered grilled rainbow trout, we asked the cook to grill it for extra crispy skin and serve it skin side up as opposed to down. Legal always complied. Good job and we appreciate it."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great dinner here with my sister while visiting Boston. Had a delicious Shrimp dinner and their famous NE clam chowder. Great service and food quality. Not inexpensive but well worth the cost. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We've been to this location of Legal Seafoods several times this year and keep returning because the food and service is top notch. This time we had a special occasion and knew we could really enjoy our meal. The waitress gave us excellent service without being intruding. The entrees are usually generous but we always can't pass up the clam chowder to start. We tried the Spanish wine sampler and really enjoyed the tasting. The wood grill assortment is excellent and included shrimp, swordfish, tuna and salmon. The asparagus was al dente and very thick. The manager visited our table and was sincere in asking how our meal was. Legals really knows how to satisfy their customers."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great place to eat, is pretty noisy on a weekend evening, huge portions, great tastes."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "A busy and pretty loud place. Great food. Everything we tried was delicious. Crab cakes, calamari, fish, greens. All very good."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Legals came through on another really tasty, quality seafood dinner. Went there for a business meeting after work, and everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the soft shell crab in lemon caper butter sauce, and it was great! The service at Legals has really seemed to improve over the last year or two, with almost everyone having a helpful, friendly demeanor. The one knock on our experience was that we were always waiting for our waiter -- the pacing was off the entire night. Other than that, it was really good!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great food from appetizer to dessert. Wide selection of sea food with different combinations. Great professional and courtious service. Pricey but Worth of every penny. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Boy, was my husband excited to be able to get Gluten Free Fish and Chips, but then started him off with fresh warm gluten free rolls, and they added in some onion rings with his french fries... He almost licked his plate clean... The service was excellent!!!! Very attentive, without being too much! My scallops were generous and good (wood fired)."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Too expensive for what you get. $30 for 6 shrimp and some crabcake and a couple scallops!! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and shared a great meal last Friday night. We were very pleased with the usual flexibility of menu. I was allowed to order the Parmesan Encrusted Soft Shell Crab as a main entry and it was amazing! My wife ordered the generously sized kale side with the yogurt & peanuts separate. The Spanish wine recommended went quite well. The service was wonderful throughout and we also observed our neighboring table treated quite well when a small mistake was made."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My wife and I and our 23 year old son came for dinner on a Friday night. The crab cakes were the best we ever had. The same can be said for each entree and I had the wood smoked swordfish. I have not stopped talking to anybody that will listen about the total FOOD experience. When you go think about an early reservation!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great! Very busy though...make a reservation. Management comped our app due to our waiting for a table to open up despite our reservation. Bar is a little tight, but high ceilings make it less claustrophobic. Great service!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "With a reservation we still had to wait 25 minutes. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Was there for special occasion. Felt rushed thru the whole meal. Had made reservation, arrived on time, tipped great waiter well. Food was average (2 baked stuffed lobsters - $46 each - each had one piece of shrimp and 1 small scallop in the stuffing - rest ritz crackers. Manager walked by us more than 20 times with his tablet checking on the progress of our meal and when we would be leaving. Very distracting and not appreciated. Sent e-mail to Legal about it, it is now day 6 without a response. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food was excellent, but the noise level was high... I would come back again."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "As usual--the best seafood in the area (and prices to match!!). Also as usual---Reservation times are only approximate---and a 7:00 PM reservation turned into our being seated at 7:15. Noise level equivalent to runway at Logan International Airport!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have been going to Legal Seafood for years and have always been impressed with the freshness and quality of the food and never had bad service ever. In fact, the service has always been outstanding! This visit however, was the first time going once being diagnosed with Celiac disease, and was bummed when I THOUGHT I would have to give up ordering some of my favorite dishes. Well, I couldn't have been more wrong! I was very impressed with the variety of options available to me. Fried clams w/ gluten free batter was delicious, as were the rolls that the waiter told me are freshly baked every time before serving...my seafood casserole was outstanding (topped with gluten-free breadcrumbs). Overall, still impressed after all these years! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We eat here frequently and are never disappointed with our food. However, I was surprised at how high the prices were this visit. I think we last ate at Legal's about 3 months earlier. I ordered the schrod, which I love, but 21.95 seemed rather steep for this dish. I'll still keep coming back because the food never disappoints."
    Dined on 5/16/2014