Legal Sea Foods - Peabody
Legal Sea Foods - Peabody

Legal Sea Foods - Peabody

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Peabody-North-Shore-Mall
  • Phone: 9785324500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm

    Friday & Saturday: 11am - 10:30pm

    Sunday: 11am - 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 North Shore Mall is a convenient and ideal location to host a large party or event. We offer a paneled private dining room that's discreetly enclosed by elegant French doors. If your group exceeds 30 guests, we can accommodate you in a portion of the general restaurant. Select from several delicious and popular pre-arranged menus or let our chef customize a menu and party plan just for you.


    It's our pleasure to help you select from several delicious and popular pre-arranged menus. Or, for a totally custom experience, our Chef will gladly customize a menu and party plan to address your individual needs.
  • Special Events: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here in Peabody, our private Gloucester Room can accommodate 28 guests for a sit-down dinner.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 114 & 128
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door. Or net complimentary valet parking, available daily after 5pm.
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Peabody
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.

Seafood Nation loves our outpost in Peabody, at the junction of Routes 128 and 114. Those traveling to and from the beaches in Cape Ann are known to jump ship for some fresh catch. And those considering a fishing trip, visit us instead.

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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
Legal Sea Foods - Peabody reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (32)good for groups (26)great for lunch (23)fit for foodies (16)kid-friendly (15)notable wine list (13)neighborhood gem (11)hot spot (8)great for brunch (5)romantic (5)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • We had a great time.
    GoodServiceFood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were not rushed food was excellent except beer battered fish
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Choice
    FutileGourmet
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a Friday night dinner for 6. Joy the waitress was absolutely top shelf. She memorized every single order, monitored our drinks and the evening never skipped a beat thanks to her. The food - fresh fish - was exactly that. Cooked in several styles all done perfectly. And for the record this is being written by someone who grew up on the ocean and knows the difference between fresh and frozen seafood and how to prepare it. We had 9 year old twins at the table and they had a blast looking at the decorum and cracking their own lobsters. Overall a really wonderful dining experience .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No pictures in manual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    No pictures in manual so that picking a dish is difficult. We ordered 7 dishes. 3 of them were good. But at lease two of them were bad. not much taste at all.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant for lunch
    zgalVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our party of four enjoyed Caesar salads with crabmeat, a house salad and the Salmon Reuben during our lunchtime visit. They were very accommodating, substituting the marble rye bread with a wrap and grilled zucchini and broccoli instead of fries for one member in our group. The manager and server came by several times to make sure we were happy with our meals. One of our favorite lunch spots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another outstanding Legal dinner
    Pl8umpire
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our meal was, as always, fantastic! My wife enjoyed an appetizer of oysters followed by the Snapper special. I thoroughly enjoyed my bowl of fish chowder. Our server, Aly was the highlight of the meal. She was friendly and professional, timely in her visits to our table, and nicely educated regarding the wine selection. Aly suggested an Italian white that was new to the list, for my wife to try. It proved to be a fabulous pairing with the oysters! Had Aly not suggested this Italian white, we would never have had the pleasure of enjoying a new wine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner at Legal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The baked Schrod was delicious and they have gluten free rolls. My son liked the gluten free fish and chips. All in all a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our experience at Legal Sea Foods - Peabody, MA was a very memorable one. We were treated to an elegant and delicious meal prepared to our liking. The filet was perfect with just the right amount of seasoning to melt in your mouth. The steam lobster was extremely tasty! Overall, highly recommended for sea food lovers!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing
    legals4life
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Ali was our server and was absolutely fantastic! She had wonderful recommendations followed by top of line service, and unbelievable menu knowledge. Not only do I recommend legal seafoods in general, but please seat with Ali. So pleasurable, personable, makes the experience that much better. Food speaks for itself! ! Thank you Ali!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deborah1019
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Legal's food is always reliable and well-prepared. The only criticism I have is that the prices have become absurd.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific as usual
    zgalVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We enjoyed the tomato burrata salad with grilled shrimp. The pesto vinaigrette was a simple and flavorful dressing. Jacob was a pleasant and attentive server. One of our favorite restaurants, especially this north shore Peabody location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lobster lobster
    HirschwritesVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had 1.5-1,75 pound lobster. Was one of the best I've had in years. Perfectly prepared. My wife had the ciopinno and it also was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific salad special
    zgalVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Enjoyed the tomato burrata salad with grilled shrimp and pesto vinaigrette....delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    PennStater
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Went out to dinner tonight with some coworkers. Everything was fantastic. Jillian was our server, and she made some amazing suggestions, was very attentive, and friendly - she was perfect. The food was cooked perfectly, and they were very accommodating with special requests due to food allergies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for a chain
    MMlmVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We usually don't eat at chain restaurants but remembered Legal Seafood from downtown Boston many years ago. The food was quite good. Wine selection & wine glasses not so good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service as always!
    MAFoodies
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Once again, Legal Seafood proved they are the best! Our server Mike was incredible, tending to our every need and never leaving us lacking anything. He made several recommendations for drink pairings that complemented our food perfectly. The food was wonderful, as always, and left us wanting to come back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood/friendly staff
    NJdiner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Legal Sea Foods provided all 5 in our group with good food, served promptly and as ordered. We all recommend this restaurant for seafood if you can't make it to the beach!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Legal Sea Foods
    pinkymcgee
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Always love going to Legal's! Fabulous food! Great drinks! Service is always top notch! I'm not a big seafood person, but it is one of the best places to go if you are with friends or family that does enjoy good seafood. I have even sent Legal Sea Food for Christmas gifts!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legals is always consistent. .
    rjoseph
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Sat immediately, drinks fast, food hot, server was nice but a little slow for the spend. The restaurant is spotless and the food is always consistent. We enjoy the brand.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The Legal Sea Food experience is almost always a pleasant dining experience. The food is good and the service very attentive. This was such an experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great time
    PAL1
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    5 adults for lunch, the food was excellent, service professional and helpful, big servings. We had fish and chips, grilled trout and three of us enjoyed the soft shell crab BLT sandwiches. I have not had a soft shell crab sandwich for 20 years when I used to have them on the waterfront in Baltimore and they were as good as I remember. We had a very relaxed and enjoyable lunch again as this was our third time at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The food was very good today, and so was the service. I have been here several times, and find it a bit inconsistent. Still one of the best places to get fish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We look forward to Legal Seafoods
    Shane
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We have had great experiences here meeting good friends. A booth is excellent for privacy and intimacy. This particular time the food was not up to its usual good standards. The oysters were small and tasteless; the sword fish dry. Being deaf, I had asked for a quiet table through open table but no provision had been made for that. Not "senior" friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    AshNewton
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a lovely time, and everyone loved what they had for dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband and I go here on a regular basis. The food is consistently good and the wait staff are extremely attentive. The red sangria is awesome and the wine tasting flights are definitely worth trying.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining Seafood
    Chris
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food is well prepared, delivered to the table with efficiently, tasty appetizers, Filling portions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Mother's Day
    HappyMomDay
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Legal is my wife's favorite restaurant for Mother's Day. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superior service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is our second time at this location for a holiday dinner with an elderly relative. I cannot say enough about the service and the staff. This does not feel like a chain restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Apps were great but...
    papifan3406
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    As always the appetizers were great but the entree's fell flat. Specifically the watercress, beet and strawberry salad. The yogurt sauce was plain yogurt plopped under the salad. We may just stick to the appetizers going forward because this happens often. Still great service as always...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Excellent food & service but overall a loud restaurant to enjoy your company
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Consistently Good
    Pennygirl
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Service was excellent. There were 6 in our party and we had a lot of special requests which were happily accommodated by our server. Quality of food was excellent as usual. All in all a pleasant dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Okay
    Finediner2
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I've enjoyed Legal Seafoods in Boston many times and frankly Peabody doesn't add up. The ambiance or the room looked dated and more like a Bennigan's rather than a beautiful place to dine such as the Park Plaza location in Boston. The food was mediocre at best - one plate was sent back because it lacked taste. Our server was sweet but was obviously overwhelmed. My husband put it best when he described the experience as, "mall food." Not up to par with other Legal's I've visited.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Legal Seafood @ NS Mall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food here is expensive, but worth every penny as it is quite delicious and the sides are tasty and interesting as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very surprised!
    Magndx2
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I eat at the flagship restaurant (Park Sq. location) often, but this experienced blew me away! The food was great; portion size was bigger than usual; service was actually friendly. I will be back to the Peabody location - not sure about the flagship...
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 559 reviews are from the Legal Sea Foods - Peabody reviews archive.
  • Special night
    Sams
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary,we have dined there before and knew the food was excellent,the staff made us feel very special
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat disappointing experience
    SuperChef11
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I have eaten at this restaurant before and while the food is normally good, the lamps are often dusty...which I find kind of off-putting. Also, this time I was very surprised that our food wasn't very warm and that at $26 for my entree, the salmon was okay although cooked differently on the same steak. One side was nearly rare & the other well done. I'd asked for medium to medium-well to be assured it was cooked through but not dry. Worse still, I was given a rewarmed, leftover from the previous evening, tan interior, baked potato. In my humble opinion, especially at the price of Legal Seafood, everything should be cooked & served fresh.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for our group
    Jack312
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Would have preferred a round table for 8 rather than a rectangle
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gotten very expensive
    DannyMac
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We have always liked Legal, and decided to go with friends to the Legal at North Shore Mall in Peabody. The food was good as usual, but... we were somewhat taken back by the sharp increase in their prices. Look to spend $90 includes tip (no alcohol drinks) for two people. At these prices I am not sure we will hurry back for just casual dining. I think it will have to be for more special occasions now. At this price point, I think there are better restaurants to choose from.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great server
    rjoseph
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Service was excellent...food timing went perfect. I really like the bang bang cauliflower! Santa Margarita pinot grigio glass was upsold to a split by my server. Great suggestion. We really enjoyed her service. My son was served a candle with dessert for his birthday. We all agreed this was a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    Chris
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our dinner for her birthday staff was very friendly and nice will be going back food was great
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stuffed lobster
    Kayy
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    My friend and I had dinner here together because she's knows how much I love seafood. We had a great experience. The warm rolls were a great start. I had the stuffed lobster which was cooked perfectly. The stuffing was great and I've suggested it to others. The server was attentive but not too overbearing. He took too a little too long to give us our check. But he was very helpful with suggestions. Overall it was a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.