Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall
Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall

Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Burlington-Burlington-Mall
  • Phone: 7812709700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm

    Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm

    Sunday: 11:30am - 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 Burlington Mall is an ideal location to hold a party or event. Near main highways including Routes 128, 95, 93, and 3, the incredibly easy-on/easy-off access adds to the appeal. Legal is on the first level of the mall with plenty of free parking for your guests. A comfortable new glass-enclosed private dining room accommodates 28 diners, and main dining room sections can be dedicated to private use as well. Take advantage of full-service event and party planning expertise through our dedicated Event Coordinator. Choose from pre-set menus, customized plans, Braille and Foreign Language menus, everything geared to your individual needs. For further information, please call the restaurant.
  • Special Events: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here at Burlington, our private dining room can accommodate 28 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burlington Mall Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.

All roads lead to Legal Sea Foods. In this case, we are located near four main highways (Routes 128, 95, 93 and 3) on the first level of the Burlington Mall. Make the most of our convenient restaurant location - come for the seafood and stay to shop. Our entrance-way is marked by a water wall.

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
Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall reviews from OpenTable diners
225 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (88)good for groups (75)great for lunch (71)fit for foodies (70)kid-friendly (49)neighborhood gem (36)notable wine list (26)vibrant bar scene (16)great for brunch (14)hot spot (13)romantic (13)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • The very bad Lobster Roll
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    The very bad Lobster Roll had imitation crab and other non-lobster in it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Being a Boston native, I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Being a Boston native, I have never been to any of your establishments-not that I've avoided you, it's just never happened. So I decided to have a group lunch with some coworkers. The food was great, everyone in our party was very satisfied with their meal. Also, we were on a tight time budget, so I informed our waiter William that if he could speed up our food that would be great. Not only did he deliver our meal in a more than prompt manner, he was attentive and extremely pleasant. We had a wonderful lunch due the fine food and service. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It is great that you have
    YandMVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    It is great that you have a gluten free menu, but could you also have gluten free beer?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Legal Sea Foods always lives
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    Legal Sea Foods always lives up to their excellent reputation. This was a very enjoyable experience. We are planning to return with a large group for dinner!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous! a memorable event!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    Fabulous! a memorable event! Thanks a million.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is quite tasty, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    The food is quite tasty, but expensive for what it is. While fresh seafood can command a premium price, there are many of the selections that should be priced much more reasonably.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great chowder. I made reservations
    huck
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    great chowder. I made reservations which was a wise choise however they put us in a booth next to the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wished the seafood have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    I wished the seafood have more original taste, rather then stong sauce.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed dining at Legal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    We enjoyed dining at Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall. It doesn't quite have the ambience of the Boston Harbor location, but the food was just as good. Service was only okay. Our server was not very polished, and made a few mistakes such as leaning across our large round table to pour wine, asking us to pass her our glasses around the table, and then spilling wine on my mother's hand. She forgot our request for extra rolls, then forgot my children's drinks, but was quick to bring them when reminded. A handy check-out system allowed us to pay with a credit card without it ever leaving our sight - a nice feature considering identity theft concerns. Overall it was a step above most mall dining experiences, but I won't rush back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food:great as usual.We
    CBJTVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    The food:great as usual.We had reserved a table in the private dining room during non-busy time(2PM Sunday).We got it, but we had to push a little for it.Service was the worse I have ever had.Reasons:(1)Our waitress was "busy" we were told, so another waitress "helped out" with the drink order.Fair enough, but it didn't get better from there.(2)Appetizers were poorly planned; 3people had finished their appetizers when the 4th person got hers which was"The Legal experience"i.e.not complicated to prepare.Waitress did not come back for that plate so when dinner arrived and there was no room on the table,we put the plate on the floor.(3)We were charged for 4 desserts we had not ordered.She corrected the bill w/o apology.(4)Waitedlong forservice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best chain restuaruants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    One of the best chain restuaruants (maybe a few steak chains beat it), and usualy verry good fish (always fresh). Can be crowded (especialy on Friday/Saturday evinings) and can get very noisy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In general Legal Seafood is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    In general Legal Seafood is a great restaurant... However, the last two times I have gone, I have gone to the one in Burlington Mall- and both times have been HORRIBLE! It is by far the worst Legal Seafood I have ever been to. I wish I had gone to Cheesecake Factory because the food would have been a lot better and I would have paid a lot less. It was truely awful and I won't ever go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I was disappointed that they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    I was disappointed that they ran out of Steamed Clams by 8:30 pm on a Saturday night. And i thought that my "Wild Salmon" was actually a bit dry. It's not the Legal's I remember.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great restaurant but lousy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Great restaurant but lousy location and layout (Mall parking, nuff said). Could not get a seat at the undersized bar while waiting for table. The Natick location has a much more accommodating lounge.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WAITSTAFF AND FRONT DESK PERSONNEL
    BobLJR
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    WAITSTAFF AND FRONT DESK PERSONNEL WERE OUTSTANDING. SEATED PROMPTLY AND COURTEOUSLY. WAITRESS NEVER RUSHED US, FROM DRINKS TO COFFEE TO THE BILL. SHE EVEN ADVISED US THERE WAS NO RUSH TO LEAVE. GREAT EXPERIENCE FROM START TO FINISH!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding experience. OpenTable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Outstanding experience. OpenTable reservation was honored immediately. Service was great. Thanks you!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband was very happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    My husband was very happy with the the flavor and quality of his meal (Filet Mignon & Alaskan King Crab Legs)but I was a bit disappointed. There really wasn't much on their menu for vegetarians (one Asian dish and an apple & goat cheese salad - both heavy with soy sauce flavor). I really wasn't surprised at this as I usually don't fare very well at seafood restaurants. Interesting decor but not my style. I think next time we're in the mall, we'll head over to The Cheesecake Factory - more choices for my tastebuds.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent fish, somewhat noisey,
    proft
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Excellent fish, somewhat noisey, convenient location
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome! I was there for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    Awesome! I was there for the first time in January 2008 and made sure to go again when I came back into town in April. I had clam chowder (best ever), crab cake with grilled shrimp & scallops. Delicious! And the rolls/butter you get before your meal are to die for. I wish there was a location in Houston, Tx! I even took a quart of clam chowder home from the Logan Airport.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Weve been eating at Legals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    Weve been eating at Legals since it was in Inman Square. A long time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, good service -
    KpriscellaVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2008
    Great food, good service - highly recommend. Definitely make reservations - we went on a Monday night and it was crowded!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hi low class operation we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    hi low class operation we ordered the steamers as a starter and were told it would be out first but the meal arrived first and then the steamers so we asked if they could take back the meal and bring it back to us warm so we could eat the steamers first while they were hot the waitress did not want to do it and brought back some tinfoil then the steamers were cold as well as the water to rinse them in and by the time we started to eat the meal it was cold also i think we spent alot of money and would not recommend your place to anyone thanks mike 781-864-8370
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very busy night that we were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Very busy night that we were there. The wait staff was hustling, but our waitress seemed particularly overwhelmed. Usually service at Legal's is better and I think this less than very good service was an exception to the usual service we have received.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had requested a secluded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    We had requested a secluded room and they placed us in a seperate room that we shared with two other small groups. The setting was great and the room was just what we had hoped for. There were six of us and this was the first time for four of the group. All had a wonderful experiance. The food was very good and the waitress was excellent. We would all go back again. This is one of my favorate restaraunts. I would deffinately recomend making reservations. We were seated right away when we arrived but we overheard that those who did not make reservations had an hour to an hour and half wait. This was a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was incredible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    The food was incredible. The hosts/hostess' were above and beyond polite and courteous, even taking the time to get the names of those in our party who hadn't arrived yet, so they could know where to seat them. The waiter, however, was probably the rudest and discourteous I've had in quite a long time. I honestly don't believe he uttered the words "please, thank you, or your welcome" once. When it was time for the bill, he did a 'drive by'. Usually, it's "I'll take that when you're ready, or let me know if you need change." Nothing. He dropped it on the table as he walked by. He never refilled our water glasses, nor offered to. And when my beer was gone, he didn't ask if I wanted another, and was appalled when I asked for a second.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The appetizers and entrees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    The appetizers and entrees all arrived at once about 2 minutes after we received our cocktails. The meal was way too rushed. I had the feeling the restaurant wanted to process us as quickly as possible. The food was good but I don't like being rushed through the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was SO slow and no
    SavvydinerVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Service was SO slow and no one acknowledged nor apologized for it... I've been a valued (I Hope) customer for over 25 years!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good as usual, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    Food was good as usual, but service was very slow, 1/2 to place our order? Then it was mixed up but quickly rem., service usually is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and drinks were great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    The food and drinks were great. Mary who was working the bar was terrific. Very attentive. Our dinner waitress was very frazzled. It was a Saturday night so maybe they needed more waiters.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Legal Sea Foods is always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Legal Sea Foods is always a solid dining selection.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday nights are very, very
    zamboni03
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Friday nights are very, very busy. Server took a long time to take order and was absent for long intervals requiring us to ask other servers for refills.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wedge salad was wonderful Fried
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Wedge salad was wonderful Fried Calimari RI style was greasy and mostly tentacles - few rings. crab cake combo was fantastic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was the first time that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    This was the first time that I had used online reservations and I thought it was easy and worked great. We walked in the door and were seated immediately.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great! It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    Everything was great! It was my birthday and Legal is where I picked to go. The service was great and the food delicious. Thw only thing I didn't like was there a huge party right next to us with several small children who kept jumping on the bench next to us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I ordered the griddled salmon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    I ordered the griddled salmon wrap which is a very different order for me. It was FANTASTIC. I loved it, and I keep thinking about it, so I may be ordering it again soon TO GO! Great service at the hostess station. The ladies are lovely and on their game!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    Excellent food and service. Quiet enough for a couple to meet for a nice dinner with conversation. We were there a week or two ago, and will definitely go back!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I made reservations online
    Nicki
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    I made reservations online which was so easy and no hassle. My 83 yr old mom and I went for baked stuffed lobsters which were absolutely delicious. I took quite a bit home and had it again for supper the next night. It still tasted delicious. The only drawback was we sat in the far left corner in the last booth that was the entrance to the kitchen and the restrooms. Way to much traffic and noise in that area. That is the only complaint I have. The waitress was fantastic and as busy as she was, never neglected our table. I waitressed for 28 years and I was impressed. We will be back again but will ask for another table if we get that section. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I usually love legal seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    I usually love legal seafood but the fried calamari disappointed us. It was dripping in grease. Too bad. Everything else was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have found the food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    We have found the food and service excellent. We dine there often and appreciate the warm greeting that we get. It is nice to know that people recognize you and appreciate your patronage. It is like the "Cheers" show - where everybody knows your name.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Asked for water and server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Asked for water and server picked up glass from neighboring table and brought it to us. Horrified, we thought she was kidding, she argued with us about finding this unacceptable. My guest asked for dessert and it came over with a candle in it, clearly not ours, hopefully not from another table, did not argue when we asked if she was kidding. Makes me wonder.... We did not have this type of experience in Peabody location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic