Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road
Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/braintree-forbes-road
  • Phone: 7818171292
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road
Our new location in Braintree is making a splash. Designed to evoke memories of vintage seafood restaurants, the space offers as many seating options as fish in the sea. Most notable are the three bars – including an oyster bar and food bar along the exposed kitchen – to satisfy any thirst (or hunger) for fun. In warm weather, a glass wall slides back to a large patio.

Our menu includes all the Legal Sea Foods classics, but also some specialties of the house that will reel you in. And our late night menu, available Monday through Saturday, begins two hours before close.

We’re located right off of Route 93 in South Shore Place, across the street from South Shore Plaza.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road reviews from OpenTable diners
218 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (93)good for groups (90)great for lunch (76)fit for foodies (75)neighborhood gem (58)vibrant bar scene (58)great for outdoor dining (50)kid-friendly (49)hot spot (43)notable wine list (37)romantic (34)late-night find (28)great for brunch (17)scenic view (11)Show More
  • Non listening server
    Dreb1972
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had some one in the party with health issues. The server was told that the fish could not be prepared with butter or oil. The dish came out and you could see the oily vinaigrette on it. All other restaurants are accommodating to her issues when the same item is ordered prepared in the same manner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Enjoyed a wonderful meal with the family on the patio at Legal's Braintree. As always, a great standard of quality with food & service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but noisy
    Localguy2VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoyed the meal, but it was difficult to hear others talking. The sides in the past were more diverse in offerings. Many are starches
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    food was good, service was not so good. nothing particular to complain about, just slow and awkward. to be fair, i think our server was new. not the best legal seafood in the boston area, but definitely not the worst. the ambience is awesome, try to grab a seat outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    mmmullaney
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food and service were excellent as always!! Our server was attentive and made our experience great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent food. Excellent Service. Prompt attention to late guests.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor services
    Seafood
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Waitress too busy, pays no attention to customers until the moment when the check comes to say "Have a great night". Never even refill the water once ...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KimpoVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, and had a good salad for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Dpat38VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Beautiful new location with excellent views and service. Big improvement from former location at the Mall. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Legal never disappoints. We have been going to Legal (starting with Inman Sq. in the 1960s).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence!
    JohnS
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food and service! We have never been disappointed by any Legal we have gone to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greet food, service, and ambience.
    DBarros
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I loved! The food was excellent, the drink too......me and my boyfriend had a greet night and we Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to Exceed Expectations
    fromMA2SC
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Our favorite Seafood Restaurant in Boston, the new Braintree location is best ever. Easy to park, elegant entrance, seated immediately, Jennifer O is an attentive, friendly, knowledgeable server and fabulous FRESH SEAFOOD. Everyone we met smiled, looks like they all enjoy their job which makes it easier for us to enjoy the experience. We had lobster, mine was the Lobster Boil and my wife's was baked and stuffed (With some rather large shrimp!). If you're looking for good seafood, fabulous service and an inviting atmosphere this is the place. We were celebrating our 40th Anniversary our server, Jennifer O, brought us some ice cream bonbons which was the perfect ending to a delightful evening. No room for Ben and Jerry's (next door).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Always pleased with our meals. Fresh seafood, prepared perfectly,ample portions,great sides included. We have been to many Legal seafood locations in greater Boston area and we know we will leave happy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I can count on you
    FoodAdventurer
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The consistency of Legals is what I really love. I am guaranteed a really good meal every time. No need to worry what's it going to be like?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My nice dinner experience
    Foodluvsu2
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My friend and I were seated right when we arrived. The waitress Olivia was very good and went out of her way to take care of us. She brought us new glasses when ours were almost full. She offered to make substitutions of the sides that came with our meal. She gave me fresh rolls to take home. The manager came over and asked us how everything was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but nothing special
    Personwhoatethere
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The fish was fresh and delicious. However, everyone at my table of 5 even the two kids said everything was too salty, not impossible to eat, just a little too much. The wait staff was great but they all seemed as though they were programmed robots. The layout is strange but that did not take away from the experience. The prices were reasonable and the overall experience was good but I wasn't impressed the way I expected to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • greatdatefor2
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Early afternoon (A little after 4pm) just before the dinner rush, I met a date there. The atmosphere couldn't have been better. The tuna, calamari were great. The dozen Wellfleet oysters were just amazing. The crabcakes I had for the entree were unbelieveable. We both didn't drink because we wanted to have an great time enjoying great food. We did. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The new Braintree Legals....
    capella
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I've eaten at Legals since they started on the second floor in somerville with plastic forks... this one is a winner... Informed wait people, new menu (even pizza!), new fish chowder, (no light clam chowder here); Love the almond crusted salmon, cooked to the level you want Try the onion strings with drinks (avoid the fried pickles); Mai Tai's not a winner, lacking dark rum. Legals responded with the quietest possible table (ask for a booth); the noise level can be more than 'energetic'; make a reservation: on a Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm, a 30 minute wait if no dinner reservation. A good addition to the Legal portfolio!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family birthday dinner
    soshore65
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    seated within 10 mins. of reservation, like that. Food was fresh & presentation was excellent. I especially like the oyster presentation, very neat and clean. our waitress was superb & even brought a desert for our special birthday friend, always come back to Legal because of the good food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as excellent as usual
    gainesvillegalVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I've been coming to Legal for almost 30 years. I've never had reason to complain until now. The fried oyster appetizer was a little soggy, not crisp; I didn't like it with the cole slaw. The Caesar w/ chicken was generous and quite good; I had to take it home to finish it. However, the dessert-supposedly-key lime pie- left much to be desired. Key lime is the only dessert that I get at Legal, so I know how it should taste. This dessert was cheesecake, not the creamy key lime. I would have complained, but I was sharing the dessert with a friend and didn't want to make a scene. However, I was truly disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calm and Relaxing
    nsmall088
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The only thing that I can say is it needs more food menu choices and bigger portions especially for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Picoso2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Amazing food! By far, the best, most fresh seafood on this side of the world.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    Donnalb48
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My experience at Legal Seafoods is that the food is always delicious and my lunch here was no exception. The crab cakes were exceptional as was the salad served with them and the sauteed spinach. Our server was attentive and the ambience energetic. I would defiinitely recommend this restaurant to a friend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just average Legal Sea Food
    inkdesignerVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I have been to other Legal Sea Food. But this one is different! I really had a great meal and planing on going back already!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome time as usual
    SJM1027
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Always have a great time at Legal in Braintree. As soon as you walk in you feel at home. This location is much nicer than the location at South Shore Plaza. One of my favorite menus as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Location upgrade: quality downgrade
    ZeketurdVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Seafood tasted like meat. Everything was unevenly cooked. Manager didn't acknowledge poor presentation from kitchen. Entrees took about 35-40 minutes to come out. Weird layout, totally paying prices according to the relocation and renovation and not for the quality of fresh seafood. Kitchen staff are clearly under trained.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mugsysmom
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Enjoyed everything about it! Lived up to its reputation in every respect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST SEAFOOD!!!
    jaycee
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Always a great experience at Legal seafood. The oysters are always fresh and TASTY!!! Our server Robin was very knowledgeable and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappointed Here
    RCICruiser
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was a last-minute reservation to celebrate our anniversary. The food is always tasty and fresh with a nice presentation. Our server on this occasion, I wish I remembered his name, was exceptional. Clearly he enjoys his job and I'm sure enhanced the dining experience of those he waited on as he did ours. The mussel appetizer is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a corner table outside, it was quiet, and pretty to watch the sky changing as the sun set. The service was warm, friendly, fun and good, and the food and drinks were, as always, delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food and service was great, but I couldn't hear anyone talking at my table of 3. We were seated in a seperate room with 2 large, mostly drunk, parties. They were so loud, it made the experience nearly unbearable. The ringing in my ears finally subsided a few hours later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the new Legal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This Legal Sea Food is a new location in Braintree. I loved it. The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding and the ambience was good. It's a bit pricey but it is a nice place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    One of the great things that brings me to this location again and again is the location being near where my boyfriend lives. The food is great, which can be expected from this chain. The atmosphere is lovely with the view from up high. I will keep going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as usual
    SJM1027
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I go there approx. 5 times per month and have never had a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure
    fullnhappy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I frequent at Legal at least every-other week. I've always been greeted and treated above and beyond!!! I am on a restricted diet and my waitresses, as well as the chefs, are always so accomodating! I've never had a bad meal nor a bad experience! See you next week!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PeterVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Legal Sea Foods was excellent as always. We enjoyed the new location away from the Braintree Mall on the other side of Granite Street. Much easier to get to and for parking. Service was especially good and the food was certainly up to Legal's usual high standards.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the new location!
    Foodlover2VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    So much better & brighter than in the mall. Also nice to be able to sit outside!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprise
    SquidLover
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We've known Legal's since the very early days ands it's had good years and not so good years, locations have varied in quality & service. We've not been back to one in a while, but decided to go back to the Braintree location and found it had moved from the mall across the street to Forbes road. The location is a parking lot but the windows cleverly overlook the hills. The service level here is fantastic and I mean that. There's a close attention to the customer, anticipating our needs. All of the food came out together, perfectly hot, brought by several people. The manager was on hand to check in if everything was good. Indeed, everything was great. Steamers, Cioppino, Grilled Haddock, Almond encrusted Salmon were near perfect. Bravo Legal
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fixyourtacos
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Fish in the fish tacos was dry and over cooked. The batter was slightly burnt and very hard. Chopped Greek salad was awesome, as usual, service was very good, as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.