Legal Sea Foods - Framingham
Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

  • 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: 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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Legal Sea Foods - Framingham reviews from OpenTable diners
213 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (95)fit for foodies (79)special occasion (78)great for lunch (46)kid-friendly (42)neighborhood gem (41)vibrant bar scene (38)notable wine list (36)hot spot (20)romantic (13)late-night find (5)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Always Excellent...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Stopped by for another excellent meal here. Was lucky they had bay scallops in the house... excellent sweet morsels of goodness... perfectly broiled. Recommend the clam chowder (classic) and the best shrimp cocktail around. Wine list always appreciated for the fair pricing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tasty dinner!
    NorCalFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    It was a great time. Fantastic service and super friendly and attentive staff. The clam chowder, steamers, fried clams were delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Ceat1VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Fish was good. This time we had great service. The waitress put our order in right away before the large groups so that we would not be waiting. Excellent service!!! We were also in a small private room with two larger parties but the noise level there was not too bad!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Angel
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Wonderful food and great service. Grilled salmon was cooked perfectly!angel
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Wife especially likes the oysters wine is pricy service most attentive
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 11/8/12 Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My cousin and I really enjoyed the scrod dinner. it was very delicious, filling and fair-priced. Our waiter was excellent in all ways, especially when we told him that we needed to eat ASAP, because we were going to the BC football game, which started in about 1 1/2 hours. Everything went very well since we were about a half-hour last for our reservation time, due to an accident and a car fire on the CT highway. I recommend this restaurant highly and would never hesitate to return for future meals. Thank you for the experienceEagles Dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but still overpriced
    Colonel
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    You can certainly get a good meal here, but be prepared to pay for it - more than you'd expect to pay at another seafood restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Average Shellfish
    HopJim
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Unless you are a tourist and don't know better, not the place for lobster and clams. Typically lukewarm with clambake having many mussels and few clams (also lukewarm). Fish better but overall not the restaurant it was 5+ Years ago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    we came for lunch to celebrate a birthday. Service was great. Food was excellent and desserts awesome. we had a good time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treated like Royalty!
    deannajm
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Not only were the food and service the best ever (as it always is), but the special attention given by the manager and wait staff was above and beyond! Highly recommend! We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good seafood
    ctha
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food is always consistent and great if your a seafood eater. Reservations is recommended cause this Framingham location gets pack quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a nice meal
    FirsttimersVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had reservation but waited about 15 minutes for table. Food was excellent as always but service was really slow. Table sat after us was waited on first. Apps took a long time to come out but after that everything seemed to flow. I thiink our waitress was a little overwhelmed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love seafood!
    Lynne1030
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    If you love seafood, this is one of the best places to go in the Boston suburbs. We went for lunch. I had the clam chowder (a favorite) and the crabcake entree. It was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always reliable
    Reviewer
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We like this location in particular. The service is good, the atmosphere is nice and the wait is usually reasonable since it's a large restaurant. We also appreciate the variety of items on the menu, including interesting specials. It's pricey, so we don't go often, but when we go, we always enjoy it. Be sure to tell your server what you do and don't like if you're not familiar with some of the entrees. They're good at recommending seafood and sauces that you're likely to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    They have never let us down, we go at least once a month
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For a good time!
    DingerVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The last couple of times we went here it was honestly, just so, so. Johanna was our server and it was over the top from there. The grilled mahi-mahi is amazing, my wife had a appletini thingie that tasted like a slice of apple pie in a glass! I a glad to see LSF turn it around at this location. We were never rushed and Johanna was always there right on time. We really had a great time. We were also entertaining a corporate guy from home office and he was quite impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kids
    Travel4kidsBrasil
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The best kids menu ! heath food . Fresh fish, vegetable and a fruit in the kids menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GNO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Legals did a great job of accommodating a party of 8 in their lounge during a Pat's game. They did a great job of making sure we were comfortable and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Our group of 4 had to wait a very long time for our food. Ther e were problems in the kitchen. Our server kept us updated and informed and apologized many times for the delay. When our food came, it was very good and hot. The manager came over to apologize to us and we were not charged for dessert or coffee. Even though there were problems, the restaurant handled them well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Framingham Location going downhill?
    CharlieJVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food ordered for dinner very early in the evening on a slow Monday was very, very slow in arriving and was delivered cold. Replacements were provided but they too took a long while to arrive and was only slightly warmer. Server apologized several times but appeared helpless to correct the situation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was excellent--six different dishes, each one divine. We were so pleased! And our server was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    wdnmb
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    All the seafood and the side dishes were delicious and fresh. Especially the lobster roll was a big hit. We also had great service, as the server went out of her way to accommodate special requests. We had been here before, and we will come here again!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful awful awful
    Dissapointed2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Hostess sat us in the family section and then sat a party of 8 w/ 4 obnoxious children next to us, one child was immediately under my chair. On the other side was a geriatric couple who yelled there entire conversation. We asked to move and were placed next to the kitchen hearing every argument from the kitchen staff. So much for our date night away from the kids. Food was ok, and waitress did fine. Not a fan, and very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly delightful
    Mike
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Our table was available per my open table reservation right on time w/o waiting. The appetizer was excellent assortment of oysters , the dinner, beverages were simply awesome. We had an extremely knowledgeable waiter who schooled us very well. We somlly had a very nice meal👍
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Seafood
    ToyW
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Good seafood but average menu! Busy bar, good for large groups. Service good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodiefromMA
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    As always, excellent food and excellent service. I have been to this location so many times and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good
    dinnerwithdad
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We always have a great meal at Legal Seafood inn Framingham. My only complaint is the noise level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    WeeklyDiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were thrilled to get a booth for two at dinner hour. We were placed in a low traffic spot, plenty of space to spread out and got constant attention from the waitstaff. The food was awesome and we left full and happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service.
    Susanne
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We made a reservation on a Friday night, and we were seated immediately. The food was excellent. My friend had haddock, and I tried the flounder Provencal - quite a treat. Restaurant is a bit pricey, but we enjoyed treating ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Lobsters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Was in the mood for some lobster... steamed lobsters were served hot and perfectly cooked. Rounded off the meal with Shrimp Cocktail and some good sides. Everyone liked their meal. Was thinking that the physical plant could use some upgrading. Excellent choice for the area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Seafood
    SonnyVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The seafood is the best in the Boston area and is always outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • surprisingly slow service
    herbVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    took 1/2 hour to get our lunch. think the waiter forgot to put the order in or check on it. once we asked him about it after 30 minutes. it came out almost right away with a few things missing. was finally fixed. not typical
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer Service is #1 at Legals
    ScottyInBoston
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    After the simplicity of booking a table through opentable, the evening was made as good as it can get through the fantastic service provided by the staff, from our welcome to the final good nights. All the Staff worked together to make sure we got everything we need, often before we even knew ! I recommend this spot, especially later in the evening as the office workers leavefor home.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LeeD
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We love Legal Sea Foods. Have eaten here many times; and it never disappoints. We'll be back in the not-too-distant future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lulu
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've been going to Legal Seafood for many years - the food is always OUTSTANDING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed on last visit
    Kodiak123
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were very disappointed when we went to Legals the other night. Our server looked like she just wanted her shift to end and was not that friendly. Our meals were just ok. Nothing to write home about. Expected more for the money. Very, very over-priced for what you get.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carlos
    DateMan1234567890
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Carlos was amazing. Great person and great at his job. Best server that I had in a long time. He deserves a huge raise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality issues
    gitanoVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Second visit in two weeks in which we ordered steamed mussels. On the earlier visit, the mussels were so small that our complaint led to having our check adjusted for the price of them. On the latter visit, we asked the waiter if the mussels were better this time. He said yes and he would ask the cook to select the larger one for us. They were somewhat bigger but very sup-par and not what you would expect from Legal. They should take them off the menu until they can get quality mussels. I would not order them again that is if we return soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • seaweed salad smallerJasminrice dry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great service but for 29.99 tuna sides should be larger, they have decreased amount
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    JoshC
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our server Sonya was amazing. The food was great. We had a very nice time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic