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Legal Sea Foods – Hingham, Hingham, MA

Legal Sea Foods – Hingham

4.0
4
1269 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Legal Sea Foods operates award-winning restaurants committed to quality and freshness. Our pier-to-plate process brings over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish to the table throughout the year. "If it isn't fresh, it isn't Legal!"

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hingham
  • Parking details
    Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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  • Celebrate Leap Day at Legal Sea Foods!

    Feb 29, 2024 only
    Mon - Wed - 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM,Thu - 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    An Extra Day, An Extra Lobster!! Celebrate Leap Day with TWO for $29 Lobsters at Legal Sea Foods. Available one day only, for dine in, on 2/29! Plus enroll with Legal Net Rewards on 2/29 (it’s free to join!) and receive 229 bonus points – worth over $10 in reward value! Visit https://www.legalseafoods.com/leapday/ for additional details and exclusions.

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What 1,269 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Metro South

    Kid-friendly

  • Boston Metro South

    Innovative

  • Boston Metro South

    Healthy

1,269 Reviews
  1. ShealinA

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bartender was GREAT! Food was very good. Wedge salad with salmon bacon was shockingly delicious. The lights were a little bright and sounded cafeteria like at times but overall good experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst experience and service, extremely disappointing.

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  3. BUFBOS2009

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was extremely bland, service was fine. The remodel looks nice but the chairs are awkward to sit in. I had the Ahi Tuna dish with rice/broccoli - the rice had no flavor, the broccoli was undercooked and the tuna was tough without any seasoning. I had to salt it to make it edible and even so, I could only eat about half. We paid $90 for myself and two kids without any alcohol, so I would not recommend unless you're just going for a cup of chowder.

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  4. TheresaK

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The tuna steak was cooked to order, a medium rare, but it would have been perfect if it had been grilled. The side of asparagus was grilled to perfection and tender! Overally, the food is very good, and with the new makeover in Hingham, the restaurant is a comfortable, modern and brighter atmosphere. I find myself making reservations more and more!!

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  5. FrequentDiner

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Broccoli was burnt. Fish was OK. Service was good.

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  6. Excellent

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My husbands linguini with clam sauce was cold. It took forever to get drinks and the food. My “seasonal vegetables” were 90% little potatoes and a few stray pieces of cauliflower. The renovations of the place look good, but we were very disappointed in the food. Our waitress was pleasant enough it took forever, and he actually think we will try to find another seafood place to eat at going forward. 

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The lighting is really bad. Feels like a Macy’s or a retail store

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  8. f00d1e

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We are frequent diners at LSF in Hingham. Unfortunately this time the location was understaffed and service suffered. Our waiter had to apologize multiple times as our bar drinks were not made quickly or as requested. Our waiter was new, frustrated and could have used some support from onsite management.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Out of two brands of Saki that was on the menu. Server was great.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great experience! We were celebrating a birthday and everything was perfect!

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  11. Mahonedawg

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hightop table was perfect. Less noisy. Food was great.
    Legal Sea Foods – HinghamResponded 7 days ago
    Dear Mahonedawg, Thank you very much for the positive feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience.  Thanks so much for joining us and we look forward to serving you at your next visit!   Best, Mark Hayward General Manager

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  12. Swami

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Our food arrived barely warm. They did try to correct it. The cold air coming in from the entrance was uncomfortable. They need a vapor/air barrier.

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  13. Prism8

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing seafood. Everything is very fresh. For what you receive the prices are decent. The restaurant is clean. Somewhat loud when busy.

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  14. Fatso

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were predictably good. The restaurant is excessively noisy

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  15. Jessie

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and drink. Service was great. Beautiful night out with friends.

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  16. Bonnie

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Employees were very friendly and attentive. Delicious lobster rolls; enormous!

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  17. Oscar123

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2 for 1 lobster rolls as a Legal Seafood Member… was amazing. Great portions and delicious! Love the atmosphere.

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  18. TraceyH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this for the newly expanded gluten-free options. They are not just an afterthought. They are very sensitive to the needs of gluten intolerant diners and offer close to everything on the menu gluten free. It makes it so much more enjoyable and relaxing to know my gluten sensitive friends don't have to select from a very limited menu or worry about being sick for the subsequent 24 hours after being exposed to gluten. Thank you for considering the needs of these customers!

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  19. WalterR

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed. My wife and our guest enjoyed the lobster rolls. My mistake: I ordered the fried scallops. Too many french fries, served lukewarm. And just five scallops - for $28.

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  20. TheresaK

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The promotion: buy 2 lobsters for the price of 1 was a great deal, and the lobster was tender and delicious! The alternative sides offered were great, although the side of rice was plain and dry. A couple misses: 1.) one order came out with french fries that were not ordered, which was rectified, and 2.) The waitress had to be asked to check with the kitchen on sauces, because it was evident she didn't know, named tabasco as a sauce (for the rice), and stood befuddled. Overall, good dining.

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  21. DVCTraveler

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was fantastic! She was friendly, helpful and paced the meal perfectly.

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  22. Anatole

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was excellent, the service pleasant and efficient. However, for the second time, the noise level was unbearable. Apparently, screaming children love to hear their voices echoing off the very high ceiling(s). This forces other diners to speak very loudly. It is extremely difficult to carry on a conversation. Please put a sound barrier up between the back room (where the oblivious parents and their hyper offspring are usually put) and the front where diners would enjoy a little peace.

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  23. MichaelR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Our meals came out warm. The surf and turf was a huge disappointment. Lobster was petite, overcooked and vegetables were cold. Our server was polite and upbeat. Not impressed with this location. We have been supporters of Legals for 40 years. They need to get back to focussing on quality food if they are going to raise prices.

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  24. David

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LSF is very good and we are really excited about their expanded sushi menu. At lunch today we ordered the cioppino (excellent) and two “green dragon” sushi rolls. This roll has very little salmon on the inside but plenty of rice. For the price point, I expected a better roll comparable to what a normal sushi restaurant would sell for the same price. This was disappointing, but everything else was great.

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  25. judith

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The good was great, and great service. The clam pasta dish was delicious. Noise level high

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  26. Joan

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinners were delicious! I got Cajun swordfish and my husband got scallops. Both dinners were hot when served. Our server Alana(spelling ?) was awesome and very personable. She is an excellent server.

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  27. Tracy

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Every time I go to Legal Sea Foods I am disappointed in the food. I don’t understand how people consider it to be good seafood. You can get better fish at just about any other locally owned restaurant in MA. The restaurant itself was nice and the service was good. I got the beef and shrimp tacos. The tacos were just ok but the accompanying rice and beans was bland. The price is crazy for how little shrimp and beef you actually get in two corn tacos. Others in my group got the fish and chips and fried clam platters. All said the fish tasted frozen and the fried batter was heavy. The french fries are good. If you want good seafood in New England, my advice is don’t go to the chains.

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  28. lynnZ

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    If you enjoy seafood, this is the place to go. Many dinner options on the menu.

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  29. Amanda

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The atmosphere is lacking. The lighting is so bright throughout the entire restaurant that there is zero ambience. It is very off. Also, the server was so sweet but almost couldn’t keep up with a party or 6. A vegetable side was never brought out with the meal, and never acknowledged either. Two of the meals (of the 6) were served cold. Disappointing

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  30. LWWW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Short staffed, chaotic, received our drinks after half an hour and after appetizers, food was cold. Server was really nice but completely swamped and was in the weeds the whole time.

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  31. LauraB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is amazing here, but odd things have happened with the servers on our last two visits. Not seeing them for long periods of time, mistakes about what we ordered, and difficulties in opening a bottle of wine at the table. I'm not sure whether it means that they're understaffed, have high turnover, or if we have happened to get the newest person both times. All very, very nice people, though. And again, amazing food.

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  32. NicoleM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The host was so friendly and polite and waitress Emily was so attentive and kind.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated right away. Ava was a great server!

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  34. MichelleB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Just didn’t like it. Waiter was not great Credit card debacle

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  35. DSmith

    Greater Boston

    134 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food as always. Very nice interior after the renovations. Poor server who did not know the menu, drinks or the LSF rewards plan.

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  36. KathleenC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered baked haddock and broccoli The broccoli was lukewarm and the haddock was very good Unfortunately our server was very busy so I never got to say anything My husband got fried shrimp and it was okay but waited awhile to get servers attention to get cocktail sauce I won’t be in a hurry to dine her again

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  37. CharlesR

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent, however, the food was meh for the pricepoint. Not a great value.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The noise level was loud at baseline then the bartender kept yelling a conversation to the waitresses sitting at a table at the back of the establishment. The Greek salad dressing was 75% oil with a hint of vinegar. The falafels were delicious once you broke through the tree like bark of the exterior. Honestly took my wife and I a second of focus while trying to push a fork through them to avoid shooting them across the table. You also use the smallest of all martini glasses of any establishment around but still charge full price. Hmmmmm. Bring back food and service like it was pre-COVID. Overall quality sadly has not returned and ambiance for a $130 lunch just is missing.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The server was very pleasant and accommodating. Ordered a round of drinks. It came as ordered. With the second round only 1 person ordered a glass of wine, the server came with 2. They did not charge us which was correct. Ordered a 2nd beer to come with dinner, It never came. Ordered 2 cups of soup. 2 bowls were delivered and billed. The server had to take it off the bill. A stuffed clam was ordered. The server did not tell us it was out. The manager came over tell inform us after some time to order another option. The lobster bisque lacked a boost of flavor.

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  40. PJBleakney

    Greater Boston

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Family going back home had to see them, so I figured why not a New England staple? We skipped appetizers because we knew our meals would leave us full. Great and bubbly waitress. Food w as excellently prepared. Great time had by all. Will go again

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Legal Sea Foods – Hingham using the Order Online button. Legal Sea Foods – Hingham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 556-0010.

Legal Sea Foods – Hingham is rated 4 stars by 1269 OpenTable diners.

Legal Sea Foods – Hingham does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Legal Sea Foods – Hingham

96 Derby Street, Hingham, MA 02043

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hingham
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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