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
218 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (85)special occasion (84)fit for foodies (78)great for lunch (57)neighborhood gem (41)vibrant bar scene (41)kid-friendly (39)notable wine list (36)hot spot (19)romantic (16)late-night find (9)great for brunch (8)Show More
  • My meal,grilled haddock with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2008
    My meal,grilled haddock with squash, was superb. My wife's meal, scrod with squash was also superb. The food is always superb with every dining experience we've had at this restaurant. The waiter was extremely courteous....maybe a little over the top. Much better then rude and condescending like you encounter at other restaurants. Overall, an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The dinner was good -- we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/7/2008
    The dinner was good -- we had a few food items not appear. They didn't make the original order. We just skipped them.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2008
    The food was delicious. Our waitress was great. Great kids menu, including fun activities on the menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place never dissapoints.
    itsalldownhill
    Dined on 10/31/2008
    This place never dissapoints. Its simply the best sea food outside of Boston. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys great seafood in a hip, up-beat atmosphere. The restaurant is a little on the loud side but its perfect for couples getting together. Myself and my fiance spent $110 with the tip. We had two meals, we each had 2 drinks, and split a dessert. Make reservations for Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night as it is a local hotspot. I'll be back again, without a doubt!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good wine list. Reliable and
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2008
    Good wine list. Reliable and knowledgeable service. Nice to have a shared entree split in the kitchen. Accommodated our request for the bar area by giving us a booth for 5 just for the 2 of us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As usual, all the food was
    jsandVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2008
    As usual, all the food was fresh and delicious, but we were served like in the old Legal days, one soup arrived, and then a few minutes later the salads and 1 other soup arrived, and then finally, the 3rd soup. The server was attentive to water and refilling the bread basket. It was a bit noisier than usual....a Tuesday night from 6-7:30.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My boyfriend and I went for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/26/2008
    My boyfriend and I went for lunch- but the server treated us as if we were having a 5 course fancy dinner. He was great- scraped the crumbs off the table and replaced silverware after the appetizer, and was helpful when it came to ordering. He also kept our water glasses full, which was much appreciated. The appetizer of mussels was not what I was expecting- they came with diced onion on them, and sides of warm water and melted butter- almost as if they were steamers (but they weren't). I'd say the experience was fine, nothing special, with the exception of the great service from Nicholas B.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is always a great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2008
    This is always a great place to go because they do wonderful and unique things with fish. Enough so that they often tempt me away from my usual salmon. The server was quite knowledgeable about the food. We were there late and it was lovely and quiet, even though there were other diners in the room. Great place for a date or a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always pleasing, always full,
    zeker1VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2008
    Always pleasing, always full, always great service, always interesting menu options. A sure bet-every time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Swordfish I had was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2008
    The Swordfish I had was excellent. It was flavorful and the texture was buttery. I was not disappointed. The menu may have changed but the Thai Calamari is still on the menu as an appetizer. Thank God!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My son loves Legal Se Foods
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/24/2008
    My son loves Legal Se Foods so for us, it was a big treat taking him there. He also tried the Arctic Char, a fish he never ate before and loved it. I had the Atlantic salmon and it was very good. The chowder as always was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waitress seemed to be
    washashore
    Dined on 10/20/2008
    The waitress seemed to be in a hurry from the beginning, even though we were there at 5:30 and the place was mostly empty. I had the veggie box and the rice was under cooked. She did bring me extra rice, but I couldn't mix it in because the rice in the dish was still there. The waitress also took my wine glass before I finished it. Our visit could have been nicer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It turned out to be a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    It turned out to be a great experience to take my in-laws out to dinner at Legal's when they were visiting. We were seated promptly, had a great table to enjoy our meal, had wonderful service, the food was cooked perfectly, and the kids were happy. A real winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lives up to its reputation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/14/2008
    Lives up to its reputation for excellent sea food and fine wines at an affordable price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Legal always delivers excellent
    RCSH
    Dined on 10/14/2008
    Legal always delivers excellent quality food and service. Sometimes it can seem a bit pricey but I am willing to pay more for consistent fresh excellent seafood.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Legal Sea Foods is the place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/13/2008
    Legal Sea Foods is the place to get fresh seafood; particularly the raw bar. Always good. They are a little pricey but worth it for an occasional treat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restaurant was consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/4/2008
    The restaurant was consistent with the last time we were there. Saturday night it was crowded and I was glad we had a reservation. The food was very good and the server was excellent. They did have a plumbing problem towards the end of the meal and the kitchen was shut down, no dessert, no meals for late comers. Obviously this was not a usual occurence and the staff was very apologetic.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food (had the meditteranean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/29/2008
    Great food (had the meditteranean salmon - absolutely delicious!). Waiter was terrific!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ate at the bar...fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2008
    ate at the bar...fabulous service. It's always good...but this was superb.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter, Carlos S, was
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2008
    Our waiter, Carlos S, was outstanding to make the meal terrific. We really enjoyed the food. Best fish in Boston. Better than Naked Fish. For Fish, Legal is still the best. Skipjack is terrible by comparison.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I were very pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2008
    My wife and I were very pleased with our recent vist to Legal Sea Foods. The meal and service were excellent. We will certainly plan on visiting on a regular basis.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is the first time I visited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/18/2008
    This is the first time I visited Legal Seafoods, Framingham. I found the ambiance outstanding. The waiter (I forget his name) was courteous, friendly and attentive. My only complaint is that the food was very salty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • way WAY too loud in the dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2008
    way WAY too loud in the dining room with the hardwood floor. WAY too loud.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good casual dinning restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2008
    Very good casual dinning restaurant. The food was great, the experience was very good and the price was moderate. Overall it was a very nice dining experience. I will return when I visit that area in the future.
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  • The food is consistently excellent
    KoreanderVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2008
    The food is consistently excellent and the menu is varied. On my last visit, I tried the crab cakes which were delicious -- large, very little breading, almost all crab. The restaurant is attractive without being too formal or too casual. The wait staff is attentive but not intrusive. Great place to go when you want to grab a delicious dinner without making it "an event."
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always very good, although
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2008
    Always very good, although very noisy. Our server was a little overworked, with several busy tables, but tried very hard to please. When Legal Executive Chef Rick Valente had his own restaurant in Milford, MA, years ago, he was heavy with the salt, and this seems to carry over to his menus at Legal. Nevertheless, the menu selections, variety, execution, and quality are superb, and we will certainly look forward to future visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Except that the filet was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2008
    Except that the filet was under cooked (raw), my wife's fish was small (for 25$?) and possibily not properly prepared, and the waitress was overbaring (pushing 'specials'), other than that it was a 'great' dinner.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was somewhat disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2008
    I was somewhat disappointed to find out that my dinner reservation for 8pm was not actually a reservation. Having an Open Table reservation only gave use priority over walk-ins, so we ended up having to wait another 30 minutes before we were seated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had the striped bass special,
    Pickycritic
    Dined on 8/15/2008
    I had the striped bass special, which was excellent. The wine list pleased my very-picky oenophile friends. My vegan/fish-eating friends who rarely compliment food they don't cook, were very happy. The noise can be a bit much, so ask for seating in a corner of the restaurant to hopefully block some of the noise.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, and server was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/10/2008
    Good food, and server was very good. Kitchen was very slow getting food out. Waited very long for appetizers and entrees. The only thing that came out quick was the dessert. The food was good, but a bit overpriced in my opinion.'
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was delicious,
    jsandVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2008
    Everything was delicious, the 4 kinds of oysters (PEI a table favorite), the blue cheese salad superb. Our friends ordered the salad with oil and vinegar on the side, easily done. All the fish we ordered was fresh and delicious and the sides, particularly the polenta, seaweed salad and spinach full of flavor. We asked our waiter not to rush the meal and he was full accommodating. The only mini-flaw was that the waiter pushed their special wine offering, a $45.00 bottle whose price wasn't mentioned after the colorful description until we asked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/4/2008
    The food and service were very good. What was annoying was the noise level. It was difficult to have a conversation without leaning over the table to hear; we had to keep asking the person to repeat what he or she said over and over again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were seated promptly even
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2008
    We were seated promptly even though many people were waiting for tables. The server was excellent and the food was great as usual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • really great food and a very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2008
    really great food and a very knowledgable waitstaff. we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waitress was very rude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2008
    The waitress was very rude to us. We had to ask other employees for drink refills because she was no where in sight at times. She tried to flip the table too quick and did not give us the chance to enjoy our meal. She did not offer us a dessert menu, we had to request one. She only was around when it was time for her to receive her money. The food wasn't what I had expected it to be. I've been to a Legal Sea Foods in Florida which was much better. I would like to give the restaurant one more chance though because they were busy, but that's no excuse for like of quality and service.
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  • Food was wonderful and Suzie,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2008
    Food was wonderful and Suzie, our waitress, was simply wonderful. We had the kids' grilled cheese, everything tuna and the nutty salmon and they all disappeared. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have never had a bad meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/30/2008
    I have never had a bad meal at any of the Legal Sea Foods restaurants around the Boston Area. The Natick location was no exception. Our service (which is one of my favorite points about Legal) was terrific. The server was outgoing, knowledgable, and courteous. As for the food, I was impressed when they server offered to have my rare tuna sliced thin, sashimi style. She was even able to locate a rare vintage Pinot Noir that just happened to be kicking around in the cellar, but off the menu. The decor is better than most places, and the dark lighting sets the scene. I found this Legal a bit loud, but not overpowering for a conversation. Another excellent experience at Legal SeaFoods!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    We had a great experience. Food was good and prepared to order. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We walked in right on time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    We walked in right on time and were taken to our table immediately! Impressive!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a wonderful evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    It was a wonderful evening. The food was great and look forward to our next visit. We did feel a little rushed but that may have been because we were there on a Saturday evening. What a great idea to pay at the table. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic