Legal C Bar - Hingham

4.3
1014 Reviews
$31 to $50
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, and calamari as well as custom cocktails provides a contemporary, comfortable experience.

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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 1014 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.1
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3.9
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Service was terrible she did write down the order and forgot most of it

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betty
New England
81 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am a frequent diner at this Legal C location. I selected an entree of sole which was stuffed with spinach and served over brown rice which was one of the evening’s “specials” and was quite good. . My dining companion chose his usual “go to” dish of fish and chips which is consistently good and an ample portion. Service was fair.

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vipWfearley
New England
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server
Excellent sushi
New owners are doing a great.job

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vipselectivesusan
New England
50 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best seafood anywhere! Delicious Caesar salad with Cajun salmon! Yum!Also best food server (Bob) I think I’ve ever had!

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MistyS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the staff was friendly and helpful.

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vipdoctorphilphood
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Neeche was superb (happy, knowledge) (and the seafood was better than Salt Society ! )

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elaineb
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was really wonderful. The best dish at our table was scallops with succotash, totally yummy. Crab cake snd fried clams were also perfect, including the French fries. The only detractors were: very slow service, we waited close to a half hour to get our rolls, and that was the pace throughout. It was also pretty noisy, especially for my 96 yo mother.
But we’ll return bec the food can’t be beat in terms of quality snd preparation.

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vipPaulF
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We asked for some changes to the menu and they were immediately accommodated. The staff was very well trained and the food was excellent. Thanks for everything. Could not have been any better.

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vipWill
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great sushi and awesome waitstaff!

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MichaelL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations, seated right away , wait staff excellent as well as the food!

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Deborah
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location on Derby Street, fun layout and mix of seating, awesome menu choices - stuffies for the win! - and friendly service. Michael was great!

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vipConasuir
New England
39 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

After a couple of bad experiences at Legal, we decided to try again. We were very pleased. The hostess was lovely and patient as we met some friends and chatted. Our server was excellent. Efficient and pleasant, she made sure we had everything we needed and the food was delivered in a timely manner. The food was outstanding. I had fried clams and fried and my husband had oysters, chowder and sushi. Overall a great experience.

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ABarr
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son was visiting from out-of-town and this was his top choice for lunch. It did not disappoint. I had a nice dry Chardonnay and the oysters were fresh and delicious. My entree, crab cakes, is always my go-to at Legal's. Mike (Michael?) was a great waiter and we enjoyed every moment of our leisurely lunch together!

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vipRobieslove
New England
28 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tiffany was fantastic !

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vipdenndy
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Don't feel that Legal's is back up to it's normal high standards after the pandemic slowdown.

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vipChefRoddy
New England
52 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal C Bar in Hingham is a go-to whenever we are in the South Shore.

The service and food never disappoint!

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ChrisC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great waitress and was a great place to eat. And the food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This was a birthday celebration and I have been an enthusiastic Legal Seafood customer for over 40 years. But struck out last night. Service was friendly and prompt but I do hate getting my main entree while I am still eating my appetizer. Both my companion and I had clam chowder, but even my companion who adds extra salt to everything said someone slipped when seasoning the soup. I had a tuna burger sandwich and it was was dry, overcooked and almost inedible. My companion had the Fisherman’s platter which was also overcooked and hardly edible. We just picked at our food. I dare say, that they are having trouble finding kitchen staff like everyone else after Covid but with the price hikes to the menu prices, I am very unlikely to return again.

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Foodyesserviceno
New England
25 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service terribly slow. Four tables around us who arrived after we did received their food before we did.
Asked waitress if steamed mussels still had red pepper flakes. Told her that if they did, I would order something else. She said they didn’t. When I showed her all the red pepper flakes in the broth, she said she thought I was asking about a different meal.
Also took forever to get dessert

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Clairesnana
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was actually a pretty quiet night.
Service was very good.
Both my dining companions enjoyed their meals-baked stuffed shrimp & crab cake combo plate. I had the Seared scallops -chourico & corn purée. The flavor was great but the scallops were overcooked. Still an enjoyable night!

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vipaleck
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

What happened to Legal in Hingham? Have eaten there countless times as I live in Cohasset and never, ever had a bad experience. Last night's was terrible. Calamari was drenched in a sauce, non crispy and served in a. soup bowl of sorts. Sushi was terrible (old tasting rice, fish not as fresh as it should have been) as was the sashimi.

The music in the venue was blasting and the music type (rap or some derivative) was inappropriate for a restaurant whereby middle to elderly adult dine.

The wait time for our entrees was loooong.

I'll stop there.

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Peerssa
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This "neighborhood" restaurant/bar is located in one of the better strip shopping malls just outside of Boston. It has always presented a friendly face combined with professional service and very good food. It was the perfect place to take friend that we had not visited with for the past two years due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. We started our evening off with Crab cake and Calamari "Starters" and a Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay wine toast. The bread and rolls were placed on the table immediately following the serving of the wine. Salads were Caesar or house salads with dressing as ordered on the side. The entrees were Haddock and fresh Maine scallops. All was well prepared. We had nearly two hours of great conversation that was rarely interrupted by the wait staff although full attention was given to the refilling of water or wine glasses and attending to any of our requests during the meal. The staff uses a "pooling of tips" arrangement so that all members of the staff receive compensation, We made sure that an appropriate tip was left for the very good service and preparation of our meal. It was enjoyable experience and we will look forward to our return there soon.

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LynnC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing and the food wonderful. We had plain grilled fish which was simple and perfect for a summer night.

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victorc
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Legal C never disappoints!!

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marjoriem
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Our server was very friendly and professional.

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vipMilenaP
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place has really gone down in quality. It used to be our favorite neighborhood spot. Service has gone dramatically down. The place was not busy at all yet it took the waitress 20+ minutes to take our food order. In the past the bread rolls used to come right away, this time around they came long after we finished our first round of drinks and they were half the size they used to be in the past. When we decided to repeat our drinks order, we were told that the bar is already closed... food quality was awful! Not sure whether it is because they are trying to save on ingredients or whether they have hired a crappy chef...
The waitress was a disaster, not sure whether she was new and still inexperienced but she treated us as an afterthought. Had the place been super busy I would have given her the benefit of the doubt but we were there on a Tuesday evening with barely any patrons in the restaurant.
The dining area was dirty, waiters were slow in clearing tables after guests have left the restaurant. The "ambience" was like one of a long forgotten McDonald's at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. Never again will I set foot in that place! What a difference a year makes...

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vipMikeyP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service

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Smilebcuz
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent as usual. We will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible food. Horrible service. We will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Allowed me to “hack“ the menu, beer battered shrimp. Yummy.

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BenC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We love Legal and Legal C Bar, but this one needs some help. The decor seems dated, the layout is a bit strange, and the food, especially the sushi, is not that consistent standard that Legal has set. The music was blaring, through speakers that sounded rough. Also, no Harpoon IPA? That's like a Mcdonald's without Coke.

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SarLuc
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great service. Unfortunately my meal was overcooked (fried shrimp) and chewy. Only had a few bites. Chowder was excellent. Daughter's fish and chips were also over done. Fries were soggy.

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FarrahD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

No a/c and it was stifling. They should have told us when we came in there was no a/c and they didn’t. I feel like I should get my money back.

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vipSueB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

First time back since Legal C Bar was sold and first time dining indoors here since pre-pandemic. It was a sweltering night and we came for the AC. Dining room was mostly empty but, reservations scarce. There was no AC or air flow and the room was very stuffy. We were seated in a dead zone but once a server was assigned she was very nice and speedy. The food did not disappoint- bang bang cauliflower was excellent as were cocktails and the swordfish with olive caponata. The tuna steak was tasty but served in a big bowl of curry broth with jicama and carrots and no rice or starch. The effect was a little strange, especially as the broth cooled and the tuna kind of floated / soaked. This dish from the Test Kitchen needs a little work along with the AC. We will be back again.

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vipcew2
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Our sever was great!! The food was decent. It was very hot in

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DottieD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was delicious!
I’ve never had a bad experience at Legal

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AnnieG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and service were outstanding. I rated this an overall 4 for two reasons: We were a party of six and the music was so loud we couldn't hear each other and it was hot in there. I don't know what was happening with the AC, but I don't think it was on.

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LynnC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Pleasant attentive and so sweet. Food as always was delicious.

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kr35
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We typically love legal C, But the AC here isn’t working and it makes for and uncomfortable meal. Eating friend seafood inside while sweating isn’t great. We’re also super bummed that they dropped the tune of them from their menu

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OpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal. Can't wait to go back. The tuna burger is the best.

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Legal C Bar - Hingham is rated 4.3 stars by 1014 OpenTable diners.

Legal C Bar - Hingham does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.legalseafoods.com/category/gift-cards.

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