Legal Sea Foods - Framingham
Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Framingham-Route-9
  • Phone: 5087660600x
  • 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: 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
Legal Sea Foods - Framingham reviews from OpenTable diners
223 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (92)good for groups (84)fit for foodies (81)great for lunch (59)kid-friendly (49)neighborhood gem (46)vibrant bar scene (38)notable wine list (35)hot spot (20)romantic (18)late-night find (12)great for brunch (11)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Caesar salad had no taste, calamari very oily - :( plus my white sangria was served in a water glass. The drink was 11.00 and think a better glass is warranted
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  • Double birthday celebration
    Cdahl207
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our family loves to come here for birthday or special occasions. Perfect environment and amazing food! I love the oysters! Biggest around!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legal Seafood Framingham
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We have dined at Legal many times and are always pleased with the quality of our meals and the service. It's delivers a consistent and reliable experience every time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoxyladyVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This is one of the best Legal Seafood restaurants around. consistently good food and service. We had the tuna and it was done just right. Very nice lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lucky Saturday
    Henry
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Legal was unusually empty on Sat.--altho not surprising, since the local clientele likely were on the Cape--planning their escapes for Sun. Food, as usual, was tasty--altho clam chowder could have used more---er---er---clams! French Fries a bit dry, altho, paradoxically, a few outliers were soggy. Trout NOT entirely bone-free. Midtown NYC prices--beware!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect 50th Birthday celebration
    Camster
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My daughter took me to the Legal Seafood in Framingham to celebrate my 50th birthday. I was really craving lobster and Legals did not disappoint! Our waitress was super friendly and helpful. (threw out my receipt so I can't remember her name. But really - she was wonderful!) Her suggestions for cocktails and dessert were spot on! I was set up steamers for apps and lobster for dinner; my daughter got the RI-style calamari & swordfish. EVerything was cooked perfectly! As luck would have it - strawberry shortcake was the feautured dessert (one of my faves). Staff even sung happy birthday to me! I've been bragging about this dinner to my friends. We've always loved Legal's but hadn't been in awhile. Will definitely been getting there more often
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Girl
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The chocolate cake is divine!!! The service was excellent. The salads are great. Fish, of course, is top notch! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not returning soon
    seenbetterdays
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We were a party of 4. One entree was returned poorly prepared and poor quality swordfish to begin with. 2 persons' side dishes (the starch and the vegetable) arrived 9 minutes AFTER the entree. Legal Seafood used to be a terrific place. Perhaps it's just the staffing (out front and in the kitchen) at this particular location, who knows? What we know is that we will NOT be returning any time soon.
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  • reliably good
    dinnerwithdad
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food is always good, it came out quickly, service is good, what more could you want. My only complaint is the noise level.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • birthday
    sissy
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Took our friend out for her birthday. Everyone shared b-day greetings to her in an elegant subdued way. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Oligarchs needed
    Henry
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We dined on a rainy July 4, with most of the local clientele apparently away on their boats, albeit covered in rain gear. Puzzling, 'we're out of clams,' by waitress at 7PM! Food, as usual was top rate, although there were comments about Legal's prices outperforming the S & P 500 by a large margin.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dining experience
    BobT
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We met some friends for an early dinner at Legal. It was the first time at this location. The inside is spacious and artfully decorated. We had reservations through Open Table and were seated right away. Our waitress was very personable and always attentive to our needs. We ordered a variety of seafood dishes (Crab Cake combo, Salmon, etc.). The food was beautifully presented and delicious. We stayed chatting for a while after the meal and the waitress good about not trying to hurry us out the door. I would recommend this restaurant without reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very accommodating!
    Icecreamlover
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We were having a very nice birthday dinner and the restaurant was busy. While we were waiting for dessert the manager I think came up to the table very apologetic about how slow the service had been,which we had not really noticed and Took our desserts off the bill. Wow that was a nice B-Day treat:)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner1VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Fresh, lively and a real treat. Attentive service. Great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed
    GlutenFreeVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Drinks great ~ wild sock eye salmon fabulous and a nice treat - could eat here every night. Waitress as good as the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    Donnalb48
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Lunch at Legal Seafoods was an enjoyable experience. To begin with, I was pleased to be able to make a reservation so that I knew I had a table. When we sat down to lunch, it was too cool due to a fan overhead. The waitress helpfully turned the fan off for us so that we weren't too cold during our meal. I ordered the crab cakes. These were some of the best I've had and included a nice salad. We sat and chatted for a while after our meals were completed and never felt rushed. I would recommend Legal Seafoods for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent and good!
    MtgMistress
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Legal's is consistently good, no matter what time of the day.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trisha
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Perfectly cooked fish; We had the haddock special, paired with the recommended wine and both were excellent.
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  • Consistently good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Legal Seafood is a quality consistent place to go if you want good fresh seafood, great oyster selection and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Average Service
    Hotels
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food was outstanding, the Host staff was outstanding, the server we had was not very good at all. I was there for a client luncheon, we were in several conversations at the table and the server would come over, reach over my clients while we were talking, never an excuse me or may I take your plate. Felt very rushed. Legal Seafoods is a great chain and very consistent. This was the choice of my client and she was very disappointed in the service as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood as Good as It Gets
    cleach8974
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    When seafood dies and goes to heaven, this is what is eventually becomes...perfection. I'm not a seafood kinda' guy, but I chose to take my wife there for her first stab at a whole lobster. What an amazing culinary experience! The lobster itself was nothing short of magical, and the seaweed salad and broccoli were every bit as good as the lobster (Her words!). I had the fish and chips, and I was very pleased with the quality of the fish and my side dishes. Omar, our waiter, actually helped my wife work all the angles on that lobster, and their hard work was rewarded when she had her first taste of the claw meat. Absolute perfection! Overall, I would say it was an incredible dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Party of 6
    Mike
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Made reservations - Sat right away when we arrived. Food was fantastic and cocktails were well done.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    Petunia
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Perfect as always! I took my adult daughter there for her birthday lunch and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood As Always
    Heather
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We love the chopinno...delish. Great service and very prompt-even on a busy Friday night. Good wine selection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On the upswing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    So glad to write this review. We are frequent diners who have been less frequent as things were "slipping" at this wonderful place. We had a great dinner (6 people) with each of us commenting on how well the meals were prepared. We all loved the Bang Bang Cauliflower. Summer cocktails and Sangria are welcomed changes from the wine list. Each dish was prepared as ordered and presented hot. Chocolate layer cake and Key Lime desserts never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Legals for lunch
    KevinD93
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I have always enjoyed lunch at Legals in Natick for the last 5 plus years. It has been the perfect, convenient location to meet friends and work colleagues for drinks, lunch, and dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dan floru
    danut
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Very good restaurant ,good service ,good food.the wine list was notable,the service was outstanding ,noise level was acceptable .
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't find reservation
    LInda
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I made a reservation through open table - when I showed up they couldn't find any reservation. We were then told it would be a 30 to 45 minute wait. The reason why I made a reservation was so I wouldn't have to wait. So we left.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best
    JanDenn
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Legal Sea Foods continues to be the best restaurant in all of Metrowest. If you want great food and service - this is where to go
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Snow
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Everyone loved their entrees and the appetizers were delicious as well. Sergey was a very attentive waiter and gave some great recommendations for wine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special request
    SeafoodLover
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We ordered grilled rainbow trout, we asked the cook to grill it for extra crispy skin and serve it skin side up as opposed to down. Legal always complied. Good job and we appreciate it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Legal is Consistently Great!
    coffeeisoneVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I have never had a bad meal at this location! The food and service were wonderful. There are some fun starters, such as Bang-Bang Cauliflower which is quite yummy. My husband has food allergies and his meal was cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I went to dinner with my daughter and mother expecting a fabulous meal. We ordered back stuffed shrimp which was suppossed to come out on two plates because we were splitting it and it did not. We sent it back and there were maybe four shrimp mostly sutffing without any crab as the menu implied. It was cold and the shrimp had an unusual flavor. I had a seafood casserole which was average. There was also maybe one piece of lobster. I am sad to say I will not be going back to Legal Seafood any time in the future and wouldn't recommend it to friends considering the high price and the disappointing meal.
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  • Luv2doWIneVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great dinner here with my sister while visiting Boston. Had a delicious Shrimp dinner and their famous NE clam chowder. Great service and food quality. Not inexpensive but well worth the cost. Highly recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SamW
    SamW
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great place to eat, is pretty noisy on a weekend evening, huge portions, great tastes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent seafood
    out2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We've been to this location of Legal Seafoods several times this year and keep returning because the food and service is top notch. This time we had a special occasion and knew we could really enjoy our meal. The waitress gave us excellent service without being intruding. The entrees are usually generous but we always can't pass up the clam chowder to start. We tried the Spanish wine sampler and really enjoyed the tasting. The wood grill assortment is excellent and included shrimp, swordfish, tuna and salmon. The asparagus was al dente and very thick. The manager visited our table and was sincere in asking how our meal was. Legals really knows how to satisfy their customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, as always
    cupahjoe
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Legals came through on another really tasty, quality seafood dinner. Went there for a business meeting after work, and everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the soft shell crab in lemon caper butter sauce, and it was great! The service at Legals has really seemed to improve over the last year or two, with almost everyone having a helpful, friendly demeanor. The one knock on our experience was that we were always waiting for our waiter -- the pacing was off the entire night. Other than that, it was really good!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    jeska
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    A busy and pretty loud place. Great food. Everything we tried was delicious. Crab cakes, calamari, fish, greens. All very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommended for Sea Food
    TheGrEaT
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Great food from appetizer to dessert. Wide selection of sea food with different combinations. Great professional and courtious service. Pricey but Worth of every penny.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten-Free Five stars maybe six!
    bbmath
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Boy, was my husband excited to be able to get Gluten Free Fish and Chips, but then started him off with fresh warm gluten free rolls, and they added in some onion rings with his french fries... He almost licked his plate clean... The service was excellent!!!! Very attentive, without being too much! My scallops were generous and good (wood fired).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.