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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 WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Since we live near Burlington, we used to go to the Legal Seafoods in the Burlington Mall. However, over the last couple of years the service declined and in several instances the food quality declined. This Legal Seafoods (in Framingham) still retains the higher level of quality and service that we've been used to from the chain over the last 3+ decades..."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Every time I visit Legal Seafood I am always happy. I had requested a quiet area because I had an elderly person in the group that is hard of hearing. This request, on a busy Saturday night, was accommodated. This means a lot to me. The fish was fresh, abundant and flavorful. We live locally, so this is a place we frequent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Legal Seafoods is always top notch. Service is professional and wonderful. Food is outstanding. By far the freshest, most consistent seafood & fish on the market. Menus selection is fantastic with a wide variety to satisfy everyone at your table. Save room for dessert!! Their Bananas Foster is to die for, it is a must have!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "What is there to say about Legal? Always reliably excellent menu, food, service. This is my go to for a proper setting for a business lunch in MetroWest...."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food tasted good but it was looked barren on the plate. Was in a group of 5 and not one of the plates looked that appealing. The waitress did her job but with no fealing. The restaurant was not crowded so I don't know what the issues were that prevented her from being a little more upbeat. I will come back because I know they usually do better just not this night."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Legal Seafood never disappoints! We were attended to fairly quickly. The food came out without much waiting and it was superb as always. Loved the visit!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "WE were seated rigth away becasue we did have a reservation. The food was great as we expected. We were surprised whent he server brought bon-bons to help us celebrate my wife's birthday. However, our request to accomadate my father-in-law's special needs were ignored, as well as making him even more unsure on his feet even with his walker to assist his mobility. I wonder if special notes within a reservation request are read by those planning the seating. Happy to say we did make it home OK. But this incident will make us have a second thought when we next plan dinner with him, and wondering if we will have the same issues"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Per usual food was excellent. And so wa service. Even though our waitress was a little over the top with pushing extras ."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great fresh food in an energetic and friendly environment. I love legal because it's easy to pick something healthy and still feel like I am treating myself to a nice dinner out."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "On this occasion, the dish I ordered is a long time favorite of mine. This time it was beyond expectations: more than marvelous!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I love the seafood here! I love the atmosphere. It's food quality is what makes this place awesome! Free seafood, meats and ingredients. I recommend making reservations ahead of time. It's a busy place and might end up waiting 30-45mins But still worth the wait!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Dinner here last night on business with a friend. Both meals were quite good, not extraordinary, but definitely ok. Fish (swordfish and striped bass) was definitely fresh. Service was prompt, professional, and helpful. Noise level a bit high. Good (and fairly priced) wine list."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Poorly fried flounder.....nothing Cajun about it! Absolutely awful sweet potato fries....whoever cuts them into shoestrings and covers them with flour Yuk!! Cod had no flavor no sauce....Just nude. The crab cake was great, as usual as were the rolls. Really disappointed. My daughter had come from California dying for her special Legal seafood but........"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Good food. The chef's are pretty accomodating when it comes to "Cooked-to-Order" requests. If you love "Rainbow Trout" (like me), I have to say, Legal's is the BEST!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Fish was over cooked and had too much butter. I left with stomach pains."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is our usual place and love it when we are in Boston but this last time we were put in a small room with a big party and I could not even hear my family, could not talk with out yelling, very disappointing. Also the ac came on and we all sat their with coats on and they could not do anything about it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I had a wonderful night eating out. After a very trying week it put me at ease with the great service and perfectly cooked food. The experience definitely helped in relieving my stress."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Legal's never ceases to impress. Their food is always good and servers friendly and knowledgeable. Not to mention, their GF selections are vast and taste great."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Took them 1 hour to bring our meal. Waitress was great and brought us complementary dessert. Food was OK, not great!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Always a great experience at Legal Seafood. Great apps, meal, desert and drinks. Service is excellent. Worth every dollar."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had the lobster bisque followed by grilled haddock and scallops. The lobster bisque was very average. Probably wouldn't order it again. The haddock was rather tasteless while the scallops were very good. I have eaten at Legal Sea Foods many times and this was a bit unusual with regard to the quality of the meal. Perhaps it was just my selection of fish. The berry tart for dessert was outstanding, but the dessert shouldn't completely overshadow the entrée. I'll probably go back but would order something else."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Took almost an hour for food to arrive, but it was very good when it did"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My wife and I were headed to see a play at a local theater and wanted a nice dinnr before the show. Using OpenTable, as we do whenever we can, we reserved a table at Legal Sea Foods in Framingham, MA. Although there was others waiting for their tables, we were seated right away and received the great food and servce we have come to expect at Legals. We both had fish (big surprise!), I had the chowder and she a house salad before the main course. We finished our dinner, without rushing, and drove to the Volkes Theater for a great show. The prompt seating, becase of our reseved table, allowed freedom from the stress which sometimes can come from having to wait for an open table. Thanks OpenTable!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We often go to Legal for a date night out, as it is close to home and typically enjoyable. However, the food quality was less than average on this particular visit. I often order the wood plank salmon with lemon chive butter, as I again ordered at this visit. We think they forgot our order because they cleared our appetizer plates and brought us another tables food. After the mixup, our food came about 25 minutes later. I say this because my salmon was extremely undercooked and there was no lemon chive butter, which is one of my favorite parts of this particular meal. Overall, a disappointing visit. Usually a go-to spot for us but that may be changing. We rarely get a night away from the kids and we want it to be reliable."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Came in on a Friday around 7 with a reservation for 7:30. Seated promptly in a nice corner table in the lounge area. Service was very inconsistent. We wanted to get food from the raw bar & saw a Treasures of the Sea thing and the server upsold us to the large one. He said it is usually for 6-8 people and its huge and we will love it. It came out and we were very disappointed. The bottom tier looked only half full with 6 oysters & 6 clams. The top tier was filled with lobster which was great (but we couldn't eat it because the waiter never brought claw crackers until we had to ask him when he came over 15 minutes later) and some of the tiniest mussels I have ever seen. The smoked salmon was delicious though! I would hesitate to come back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "First and foremost, our server was outstanding, welcoming, and knowledgeable. The food was fresh, delicious, and well-prepared."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "For my sons Birthday ...we always get the wood grilled assortment.. just an amazing assortment of the freshest fish anywhere.,"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I had a wonderful experience at Legal this week. I took my grandmother for her 85th birthday and everything was perfect! The host accommodated our seating request, the waitress was very pleasant, and the food arrived promptly and was delicious. I had asked to have a candle in the dessert of my grandmother's choice- but she didn't want one! The waitress very nicely brought out a sample of bon bons with a candle in them for her. The restaurant was very busy for a Wednesday lunch but it was not too noisy, we were able to carry on a normal conversation without shouting."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The ambience was very good and the food was very good as well"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Every day 4-6pm, $1 oysters!!! Service is a bit slow but delicious oysters!!! Only the Long Island NY ones though."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Food really good and fresh atmosphere also nice! Great service."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The fish was as fresh as I would have expected from Legals and perfectly cooked. The wait staff was friendly and available without hovering. We made reservations ahead of time and were immediately taken to a table that was in the quieter part of the restaurant, which was perfect, since we wanted to catch up with one another. No one hurried us. It was a lovely evening."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Very good seafood and beautiful interior with adequate service, but overpriced. Bar was a little slow on the refills like they are wary of what they pour and how fast customers consume."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Legal Seafood always delivers outstanding seafood. Never misses."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "As always the food was good and consistent. Service was always very good. But it's vastly overpriced. This was for a special occasion so we took the family but unless you're having corporate pay for it then for that price you can go to a non-chain restaurant. Legal is good, but not that good."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "As always, the food was reliably good and the service excellent. My complaint is that even with a reservation we waited half and hour."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Good Caesar salads. Scallops were fabulous. Very disappointing swordfish. Who wants to pay $30 for a small piece of frozen swordfish? Shame on Legals for that. Your restaurant is expensive and a certain food quality is expected across the board."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I've been going to Legal restaurants for 30 years. Legal has long been reliable for most seafood dishes, but we consistently find that the cocktails are a ripoff. Straight-up drinks in martini glasses are skimpy and very watery. Likewise, cocktails on ice like Mojitos are just that - all ice. Stick with wine and beer - they have a good, reasonably priced selection. Avoid "ethnic" specials which may tempt an adventurous diner, but we've found Legal's chefs just can't pull it off properly. Stick with the tried and true - raw bar, steamed lobster, wood grilled fish, lobster roll, fried clams, chowder, steamed clams, crab cakes, fried calamari. One exception there - I've found the fish and chips to be disappointing - greasy, thick batter."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Legal is reliably great. I cannot recall a visit that has disappointed. This time was no exception. Food was great. The seafood is always very fresh and well prepared. Service was a bit slow because our server was also covering two large tables, but the food came out quickly enough. I will always come back to Legal."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Whenever I'm in Framingham I make it a point to visit"
    Dined on 2/26/2014