Legal C Bar - Dedham

4.4
2432 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Patio seating is first-come, first-serve!

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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2432 people are saying
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LauraG
New England
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go to Legal C bar on a regular basis. I have to maintain a very strict gluten-free diet and they hit that ball out of the park! There are many options, but even more importantly, they hand the GF foods very, very carefully. There is a multiple phased checks and balance system to make sure that the food is being prepared, handled and served properly. One of my favorite parts it that I can eat their french fries!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Was disappointed with our meal… ordered the crab cake, shrimp & scallop meal, which is something I’ve ordered in the past several times. The crab cake was smaller than it was on the past as were the shrimp and the scallops… it actually looked like they had mixed in bay scallops with some smaller sea scallops, it didn’t matter as both sizes of scallops lacked taste and were a little rubbery. My wife’s baked stuffed shrimp was over salted and her drink was bitter. It seems that the quality of the product that was there under the previous ownership is just not there anymore. I’d rather pay more for a dish than have the items substituted with less quality items. We have ordered these dishes at many different Legal’s in the past, if this is an indication of what to expect in the future… we will be thinking twice before booking again.

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LauraA
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had a bad meal at ANY Legal Seafood Restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service.

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JenL
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing lunch. Scallop special was almost perfect- there was some grit still in the scallops but otherwise a perfect meal. We will be back soon.

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roth
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very limited lunch menu selections, small portions, not very innovative choices except for sushi and wine lists. More expensive than preCOVID.sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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BonnieA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful with menu questions. The food, especially the crab cake, was delicious! My daughter was thrilled by her surprise birthday bon-bon.

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Gussy
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It's good, but not as good as it used to be. I liked the menu better when it was bigger, and I really miss being able to buy the Legal Seafood gift cards at Costco. Bring 'em back, please!!

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SBSB
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I have not been to legal in a while…. Very disappointing… nothing like Wjst it used to be… feels like a cheap deep fried truck food …

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vipPamAla
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I had not been to this legal for a while. I think the food has come back up to standards where it was before the acquisition by a different owner. My friend and I enjoyed mussels in a wonderful sauce and I had ribs believe it or not which are really good. The french fries were a little dry and not as hot as I’d like but we were sitting where there was a bit of a cool breeze so that was probably part of it. Will go back again, it’s convenient and the food is pretty predictable.

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vipBostonDiner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was excellent! Much appreciated!

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Very disappointed overall but especially in the quality of the food
I was going to order seared scallops from the menu when waitress suggested the. “Small” scallops that were not on menu - when asked she did confirm they were Cape scallops
What arrived after a very long wait was a monkey dish of tiny soggy flavorless scallops on a plate with the potato side which deserves its own bad review I grew up on the Cape and can assure you these were not cape scallops . The not so grand finale was the check for this Less than Olive Garden quality meal - the waitress failed to mention the. $44 price tag for the “special l” scallop entree
A total disappointment and rip off . Not the Legal Seafood I remember

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LuxG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Food and drinks were very disappointing to say the least. Service was amazingly good, I left a nice tip because of the waiter’s service and attention. Too expensive for the quality and portion of food and sides. Drinks were hit/miss and the dessert was also disappointing. Portions were very small and potatoes were dry overly cooked and without any seasoning. Price for a filet mignon and 2 shrimps a whopping $56! Bill for 4 people was $600 and I barely ate because the quality was so bad. This was my first time and unfortunately it will be my last. So disappointing.

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HelenC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Four of us had the Baked Haddock and it was excellent.

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vipRyanB
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I really enjoy the sushi at Legal C Bar. It’s consistently good. Give it a try!

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DeannaC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service and great food. The oysters were delicious!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Covid protocol. Server very conscientious regarding allergies.

MR
MichaeR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful place - food was terrific and a welcome respite from the business of the mall

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EJ21en
New England
40 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Having enjoyed Legal’s for as long as I’ve been going…even with all the changes, their clam chowder is still one of my favorites! We also ordered calamari and thought they had changed the batter. It was very heavy. When asked, no it hadn’t changed and they would make another order…lightly battered. Perfection arrived!

We were seated, as requested, in one of their booths. Due to the pandemic, it has been outfitted for separation. Staff are masked and as friendly and professional as always.

Of course, we look forward to our next meal at Legal’s

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vipMKPK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two adults, two children. Lemon caper sole was delicious. Oysters were very fresh,
Kids liked chicken fingers and the warm bread!
Declan, our server, was friendly and efficient.

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Jamica
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Bianca was amazing! The atmosphere was perfect, I loved the music and my lobster Mac and cheese was the best I’ve ever had. Great experience!

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Beth
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was awesome as always. Our server was a little quick on the draw, meaning she came by a lot but it was so quick we almost couldn't get her to stand still long enough to hear our answer to her question. The only time we needed something extra, we had to get her to come back to us with a wave, which is fine, just would have been nice if she stayed at our table long enough so we could have asked her for it when she was right there. But it wasn't that much of a detriment overall. Just a constructive criticism for next time.

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PatrickW
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a casual meal or more. Good and service are usually excellent and we like the bar’s ambience.

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vipAngelak
New England
28 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good. Time.

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viphithere
New England
59 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

good food but untrained wait person who forgot half the order
at these prices,need better s ervice

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JerryDeas5988
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had Lana B as our waitress. Not only did she provide exceptional service she was really good with my 2 kids!

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vipSmoore11
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great, one of the few times I could not finish my meal.

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Jeff
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was great food and service. Place was freezing though.

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viprobertab
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was okay. Can't adjust to pollock for fish and chips but guess we're old school! Lobster bisque didn't have much going on. Littlenecks were excellent. Salad fresh. Place is kind of blah/almost messy. Crumbs on our booth bench etc. Surprised no umbrellas on the patio as it was bald blue sunny sky. Service was good, responsive. Nothing special though. After going to Legal in its various iterations for more than 40 years, we're movin' on.

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Mentah
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends were visiting from Georgia, staying in Norwood, and wanted seafood. I'd been to Legal C Bar before and thought it was great, and it was great on this visit as well. Our server was very pleasant and accommodating, the food was delicious, and because it was a slow time of day, we were allowed to linger and chat long after finishing our meals. It was an excellent experience, and our friends loved it.

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BarbW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service excellent, attentive and caring. But policies were strange - you have to order 2 fish tacos and they were out of many food items including milk, which made the experience a little strange

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SusanH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating. I met a friend for lunch. Our server could not have been nicer. We lingered for quite awhile after we ate. (There we’re plenty of tables). We were not rushed and it was a lovely day! Food was delicious! Thank you for putting the greek salad on the menu-it’s my favorite!

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EveO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Bare tables were a big turn off, but very nice to have cloth napkins

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WSJY
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was slow because not many wait staff were available. Our wait staff was friendly and nice! But, the AC in the restaurant was set up way too low and I was shivering all the time. The food we ordered was fish taco, and it used to be much more enjoyable, but now, they put way too much hot (extremely spicy!) pickled cabbage and I couldn't taste anything but this terrible cabbage. Legal Seafood was way better before.

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DEEP
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

it was great, enjoyed it all...............................

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vipKatrinaS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Legals is a great go to place. We sat outdoors and the only down fall I would say they had no outdoors heaters. For October they should be out. It was a brisk day but no heaters.

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Jules
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had the lobster man & cheese and loved it! Service was good, server was attentive. I have no real complaints here, we enjoyed our time!

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WayneR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood at Legal Seafood is always excellent, especially the Wellfleet oysters when available

JB
vipJoeB
New England
147 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood. My wife had filet of sole, I had salmon, both great dishes, and the wine is also goos!

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Renee
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

My mom and I ordered a SBLT (salmon BLT) but had to send it back to remake it because the sourdough bread was very hard and asked that it wrapped up because we were ready to leave. I decided to take a bite of it when I got home but the salmon was very,very salty so I decided to throw it away....what a waste!!

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Legal C Bar - Dedham is rated 4.4 stars by 2432 OpenTable diners.

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