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Legal Sea Foods - Paramus
Legal Sea Foods - Paramus

Legal Sea Foods - Paramus Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Paramus-Garden-State-Plaza
  • Phone: (201) 843-8483
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm

    Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 11pm

    Sunday: 12n - 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: Paramus also offers a well-situated Private Dining Room decorated with glass windows and blue accents which enables the guests to enjoy themselves in a completely private atmosphere.
  • 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 Paramus, our private dining room can accommodate 32 guests for a sit-down dinner.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Paramus
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
For all those who love seafood in Paramus, the world really can be your oyster. Come for the seafood and stay to shop. We are conveniently located within the Garden State Plaza.

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 being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Fish is fresh and consistent. Service was outstanding"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Legal Seafood in Paramaus has the nicest and friendliest staff around. From Jill the hostess to John the server, everyone is very accomodating. John couldn't have been better. His recommendations were great. He constantly refilled our ice teas and soft drinks without even us asking. The rolls were piping hot, and were also refilled frequently. The fish was very fresh. Clams, scallops, shrimp all had to have been delivered earlier that day and were cooked perfectly. Don't let the fact that this is a chain discourage you from going. A must place for fresh seafood. And they even validate for parking, which can be an issue at the GSP Mall."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "An extended good menu about wood grill fish, jasmine rice, delicious New England soup, and the very best in mussels..."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant a number of timme and was disapointed with the scope of the menue, the service was just OK usually the staff was top flight our waitress was polite and friendly just not up to our expations at this place."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This restaurant is always a dependable place to have a really good meal. The room is very pleasant, the service is terrific, and the food is pretty darn good. My cioppino was excellent, although shrimp and calamari were a little over-cooked and tough but not so far as to make it an issue… Lots of pretty well-behaved kids but there are many tables that remain pretty quiet and private."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We loved it! We had the Shrimp/Crab Combination, Crab Quesedillas, Salmon along with the Gazpacho and Lobster Bisque Soups. Service was excellent. Highly recommend if you love seafood."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great service and reasonable prices. Could have had a bit more choice of fish!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Hubby, son (who's 2), and I went for dinner--as a treat! We always get oysters for appetizers, and as usual, they were fresh and delicious. I went ahead, as per the waiter's recommendation, with the special, which was a seared seasame tuna with soba noodles--tuna was huge and fresh. My husband got his usual, crab cake (appetizer) and a bowl of lobster bisque, which was good as usual. I do have to say that we think they've shrunk down the crab cake/mini salad (it comes with the crab cake appetizer) portion--we started noticing this at another Legal Seafoods in NJ, as well as the entree I usually get (Signature Crab Cake Combo). Regardless, the food and service there are always wonderful, and they always take special note of our son."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "the thai calamari is always one of my favorites, with the peanuts and pineapple. I also love the fried clams with the bellies, you can't find them anywhere else in new jersey."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was a special dinner for Father's Day. We were pleased with the level of customer service, the timeliness and the temperature of the selections. Our appetizers, entrees and dessert were superb. We will return."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • " Service was impeccable, including meeting the Gluten Free Special Needs Diet!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our server was so busy trying to upsell us on appetizers and wine that I finally had to get the manager involved to get answers to our questions. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We are "always" happy eating here. Not this time. Our waitress was too pushy promoting their "special wines" from Spain. We ordered a bottle of sparkling water. When we asked for a 2nd bottle, it wasn't sparkling. At 8 pm on a Friday night, they ran out of their special swordfish kabobs. I changed my order to grilled swordfish, that they then ran out of. The waitress didn't remember that i ordered a salad. Tough night"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I enjoyed my salmon dish. My husband had difficulty with the seafood casserole. The cheese was very stringy like mozzarella"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I stumbled across Legal Seafood over a decade ago while traveling on business. Since then, I've eaten at various locations over fifty times. Always good and uniquely New England. Fried clams and the Fisherman's Platter are excellent. Scallops are sweat and juicy. Everything sings fresh. And they have a really nice kids menu. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Legal seafood is a go to place for us because it's consistent. This day the food was tasteless, not just for one dinner but all of our dinners. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My family and I have been dining at Legal Seafoods for many years, and it always and has always been an amazing experience! Great food, great ambiance, everything is always just right!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Delicious food, reasonably priced and fabulous staff. Generous portions. Excellent gluten free menu. Great with children. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Although the food was quite good, the dessert was a disappointment. They had a fruit tart (special) that tasted like a pop-tart. We were expecting that fresh fruit would be used, but clearly that was not the case."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I was able to follow my low salt diet (more or less) because most of the sauce was under the food, not poured on top of it. The flavors of the spinach, mushroom ravioli, and crusted salmon came through nicely without a lot of adulteration. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great lunch at Legal Seafood….lobster roll stood up to any in Boston and the crab was super generous and sweet on the salad. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food and service were very good. I was very pleased (and surprised) to be seated right away."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "we went for dinner on easter sunday. we had a reservation and were seated right away when we arrived. the restaurant was not busy which was good because it can be loud when it is full. its been a while since we've been to this restaurant and i was not sure how the food would be. both the service and food were very good. we definitely recommend for special occasions as it is a bit on the pricey side. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We always go here for Mother's Day or Easter, and it's always good. From the service to the food, you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Fish and chips are always good, the oysters are always excellent."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My husband and I needed to get away for some quality time and great food. Our waiter Carmelo was amazing. He new the food and wine menu like no other. The food and drinks were outrageous. Would definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It's a step up from typical mall-adjacent restaurants, but Legal Sea Foods is a bit overpriced, a bolt overcrowded and a bit noisy. Wait staff was friendly, by clearly overworked as there were considerable lapses between our arrival, ordering drinks, ordering meals and receiving meals."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Walker was great and Chef Chris came out to see me at the bar. Food was awesome. Great experience as usual."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Clam chowder was first, very good, thick and full of clams and potatoes. I had a wedge salad for dinner, not thrilled, it had a vinaigrette on it that did not go well with the blue cheese or bacon, a creamy blue dressing would have been better. My dad had swordfish with spinach and fries, very well enjoyed and cooked just right. The fried oysters were a good appetizer, you have to ask for tartar sauce if you want it here, even for the fried clams, which were also very good and cooked well. Big complain of the night, the crab cakes were TOO spicy, would have been great without the overpowering Old Bay seasoning. You are NOT told on the menu about the spices in the crab cake. ruined one person's meal completely (the birthday girl)"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We have been here so many times and have never had a bad meal or experience. Food is always super fresh and the drinks are always amazing.. bartenders are friendly and always remember what we like. Can' t go wrong with anything on the menu."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "First time dining here for our wedding anniversary in years. I was very pleased with the service: warm greeting, immediately seated and the staff was accommodating. However, I was highly disappointed with the food. I came here because it was a special occasion for us and we wanted real, good quality seafood in a nice setting. I was surprised to find out that overly-priced farm-raised salmon is being served here. Also my side dishes of spinach and mashed potatoes were swimming in oil. Blech! The only good thing about this dining experience was the service. The food was gross, I won't be eating here anymore."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had a great lunch with a friend. The resturant was able to make my food plain and I was very happy"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I go to Legal Seafood in Paramus often and we are never disappointed. The wait staff is very professional and knowledgeable of the wine list and the food offering. Their oysters are fresh and delicious and HUGE. We love the Boston Cod and also are big fans of the mussel appetizer. The food is fresh and the portions are very generous. Always a great experience. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Its rare to find a place with such great food and service at a reasonable price. Thanks to our waitress, Caitlyn G, I enjoyed a delicious meal of miso cod and Riesling (both her suggestions). she was very sweet and great with my kids. My husband ( manager at a restaurant) appreciated the presence and attentiveness of the managers who came and asked how our everything has been. overall a very nice and relaxing experience."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I've been to the Legal Sea Foods many times, and today they were way off their game. We ate at 5pm, yet they had already run out of multiple menu items. We ordered a 6 oz filet medium rare, but they were out and insisted that we upgrade to the 8 oz. When we did, they proceeded to bring meat that was very well done. They immediately apologized and brought him another one. The Miso Cod was also very dry and tasteless. When it was sent back, my colleague asked for an order of butternut squash instead, after the waiters recommendation. He then returned and told us that they were out of squash. Despite all of the problems with the kitchen, the manager was very nice and helpful. We were comped for the last two Boston Cream Pies.."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Legal Seafood is a great place to Dine! Wonderful staff, great Food, awesome experience!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "One of the offshoots made famous for it's Presidential Clam Chowder. Food is consistently good, service also very good. Nice well managed property, a good place when you need a seafood fix while waiting for the traffic jam to clear on the GWB."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My son and I were very disappointed in the miso Cod special and the 1 1/2 lb lobster. The Cod seemed to be pre-prepared and then warmed to serve. The lobster was overcooked, tough and stringy. We could not cut the lobster tail with a knife! The quality of both dishes reminded me of Red Lobster not Legal Seafoods. It also took us an hour to get our entrees. However, my wife ordered the grilled Tuna and she was quite pleased with her dish. The side dish of roasted mushrooms was quite good as well. Our server was professional and attentive at all times. The manager and server tried to correct the problem; however, the second attempt at both dishes were as bad as the first."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Dinner for 2 with an appetizer, drink and tip is always a $100 night at Legal Seafoods but the seafood usually does not disappoint. We got there a little earlier than our reservation but they still hustled us in within a minute or two. Waitress seemed happy to see people as the spell of terrible weather obviously has affected business. Buffalo Shrimp appetizer had a nice zing to it. My companion ordered and enjoyed the Nutty Salmon (as she usually does). I went with the Miso Cod special and it was perfect for the fact I'm dieting...if I wasn't it would have been a little light as a main course. Service as usual was very good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014