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Legal C Bar - Dedham

4.4
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2259 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
From Legal Sea Foods, Legal C Bar emerges–a focused yet full-flavored social urban venue, casual in style. Classic “C” fare like clams, cod, calamari as well as custom cocktails and carafes provides a contemporary, comfortable experience.

Our all-day menu features favorites from Legal Sea Foods and LTK as well as new exclusives. Forty-two specialty cocktails and 25 wines by-the-glass satisfy any thirst for fun. Two bars (including one food bar) anchor the restaurant which also features communal tables, wedge booths and mezzanine seating.

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) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.Come for the seafood and stay to shop. Our restaurant within the new Legacy Place lifestyle center will get you hooked.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2259 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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vipKurt
New England
59 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

This establishment is consistently inconsistent. My last experience was unremarkable.
No oysters, cherrystones were extremely tiny, waitress was really, really bad and lobster roll wasn't fresh. Menu is also very limited.

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ShawnH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The Host seemed rude and was almost ready to go somewhere else, Then it took 25 minutes for a server to come over. Once Kaycee came it was all good! first impression was not good at all.

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vipTedS
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Both meals very good. Server was knowledgeable and accomodating.

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joanP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Fish sandwich was tasty but did not like the tin it was served on
French fries pedestrian
Fried calamari below standards
SERVICE WAS GREAT
Will only go back only when things change

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BillM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fish sandwiches were excellent. Outdoor dining was good. Calamari portion was a little thin.

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Joan
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice dinner. We enjoyed our meal.
It was getting cold by the time we finished.
We did not think the heating lamps stayed on to keep us warm.
They appeared to go on and off.

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audreyc
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was awesome; Caesar salad and sides. Great server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great service. I feel bad for restaurants can't operate FULL CAPACITY.

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MargaretB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining space. Excellent service and food selection.

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Tanya
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress was super awesome!!! Would love to have her again. We went back the next night it was alright should've requested the same waitress, I ordered the same food but this time it was over cooked and super hard (fish and chips) and we was rushed to finish our food. Very 😥

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vipLoveCreativeDishes
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Since the reopening their menu changed and prices increased significantly. Pay attention to your bill, besides taxes they added new section for soda not alcohol.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was FANTASTIC! Kudos

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vipJJ02
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Kitchen was incredibly slow... might have been a bad night

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Abb1
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sat outside and our waiter was really friendly..

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SaraH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was served nice and hot and as ordered. Server was attentive and efficient. A very nice lunch!

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vipTedS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated on the patio. Food & drink were very good. Server - Casey was courteous and accommodating. Patio was a little noisy because it's adjacent to the street.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Heaters were badly placed. Lobsters had minimal edible meat - the meat you could eat was delicious!!!

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maxhow
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was fun to eat outside but they didn't have oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We made 8:30 reservations not knowing the restaurant closes at 9. As you can imagine a FF night out with only the ability to order apps and a drink was not pleasant

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WilliamT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, very friendly. But their patio need either more trees or some umbrellas for both comfort and ambiance.

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vipLouise
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was delicious and our server was very accommodating. Since needing to go gluten free 2 years ago it’s difficult to get anything fried in a restaurant. I love that Legal uses a gluten free coating on their fried foods so I don’t have to worry about only having 2-3 options on a menu. Our server was great. She didn’t rush us and was there when we needed something. It was a great night!

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DebbieC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to book for a business lunch! Highly recommend!

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Tommy
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The stuffed lobster was better before covid 19. The blacked scollops were fantastic. I do high recommend this restaurant. I know I'll be back.

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vipShelby
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Limited menu right one, food was okay we would have expected better from Legals in the past, one of my friends actually requested another meal.

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vipwizzie
New England
34 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always fresh, reliable and a go-to for a nice evening out.

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JAM4
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Legal is always expensive but also always provides outstanding fresh seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky enough to have Kayla who has helped me in the past! We sat outside and it was lovely out! It was very busy, but as busy as they were all Covid rules were followed beautifully! I’ve been helped by Kayla before, but the people we were with noticed how efficient and lovely she was!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love and it was great!

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Ingrid
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were quickly to be seated and there are ample outdoor space which I great during Covid! The menu was modified froM regular menu but the food was delicious, plus the drink was amazing! Totally recommend this place!

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Patricia
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

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Taylor985
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The portion size for the appetizers seemed small given the price...but then again they are just appetizers.

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SusanO
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. I am gluten free and the fried scallops and gf bread were the best I've ever had. We ate outside and tables were good distance from each other but four of us were really tight at our table. Which were had more room to keep socially distanced. But good and service were excellent.

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T3WBoston
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I went for our first date night since the pandemic shut things down in Massachusetts. We had a great time and delicious food. The staff was helpful, respectful, and on top of things. We were glad we visited.

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GeneW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was spectacular. The server was outstanding in every way. Keep up the good work!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and great cocktails!

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SteveS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Did outdoor dining because of the pandemic. During the summer months it's only comfortable after about 6 p.m. when there is shade. Otherwise too hot, no umbrellas... bad mistake
Otherwise everything else was very good

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vipDouglasW
New England
53 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner outside! Service was excellent and food was good. Lobster roll was excellent but, on the high side for cost I felt

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vipPattyA
New England
52 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal’s remains the best seafood chain in the Boston area, and its location at Legacy Place is great. FABULOUS waitstaff who unobtrusively anticipated our party of 6’s needs - re-filled water & bread baskets very promptly. As always, the quality and preparation of the food was top-notch. Never tire of this New England gem!

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viphithere
New England
44 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

THE FISH IS FRESH; THE SERVICES IS OK;BUT THE MENU IS TEDIOUS AND TOO LIMITED
WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE SOME WEEKLY SPECIALS

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go all the time, this place always has amazing service,

FAQs

Legal C Bar - Dedham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 234-6500.

Legal C Bar - Dedham is rated 4.4 stars by 2259 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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