Legal C Bar - Hingham

4.1
1038 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 1038 people are saying
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Dino
New England
9 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Being respectful of the qualified service shortage, I’ll be kind. Server was inexperienced, main course took over an hour and food was Luke warm.

Appetizer was undercooked

Chowder was spot on

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vipWfearley
New England
57 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emma was our server.

She is excellent and attentive.

The volcano roll was delicious
The grey sole was also delicious and delivered to the table nice and hot.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service our server was great food was excellent and served with care highly recommend this place

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vipCosmo
New England
52 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Have been going to legal seafoods for years
Their reputation used to be outstanding
Overpriced, overcooked food, have had much better at local seafood restaurants just about everywhere in new England
Very disappointed and no need to ever go back
One Fido’s, would be the bar tender was very friendly cand attentive

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Kaydunny
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Legal C bar in Hingham! The ambiance and decor are awesome - like a fancy nautical vibe. The food is outstanding - I have lived in MA almost my whole life and still think Legal makes the best clam chowder! Also got the seared scallops and they were fantastic! The service was awesome, and I felt very safe and spaced out from a pandemic standpoint. Absolutely recommend!!!

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vipLynnC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never a bad meal and service was wonderful. Always our go-to.

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ThomasL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were great. Noise level was high though and we were pestered by fruit flies attracted to my wife’s cocktail!

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chrissym
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This my first time at this location and I will never be back. We were there on a not very busy Saturday arrived at 7:45 and nearly half or more of the restaurant was empty. We order cocktails then placed our appetizers and dinner orders. The first appetizer of Bang Bang Cauliflower arrived first and it was cold, hard and filled with uncooked batter. The waiter took them back and advised the would be taken off the bill. Shortly after he returned with a new Bang Bang Cauliflower which was hot but still hard and slightly uncooked. Then dinner arrived. My meal was not what I ordered which was Seared Gulf Scallops instead it was rolled scallops with French fries. The waiter was surprised when I told it was the wrong. He went and checked and realized he had ordered me the wrong thing and the kitchen would make me the right thing. He returned to the table 10 minutes later with a small side bowl of succotash and no scallops. My husband filet was overcooked and the asparagus and potato had no flavor. We immediately asked for the check with a full table of uneaten food. The waiter never removed the Bang Bang Cauliflower as he said he would and at no time did a manager come to the table. I hope management reads this review and can learn for their errors.

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Giotapmsv
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bob was great attentive knowledgeable friendly waiter! It was a pleasant experience!

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FrankM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Remarkable quality for a 'chain,' with helpful and professional wait staff: if you like seafood, they know how to cook it.

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marshside01
New England
35 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall, the experience was very good. We have been here many times in the past. The menu has changed due to the pandemic. The server was excellent. The food quality has remained good.

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Patt
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a late dinner and the restaurant was quiet. Service excellent and the food quite good.

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CLAUDIAA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Good size lobster roll!

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vipdi4food
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The staff appeared very frazzled. We later found out that this was caused by being understaffed in the kitchen due to COVID quarantine of kitchen staff. Our food took a very long time to come out which resulted in our cancelling our appetizer. Although not his fault that the kitchen was behind, our server was extremely apologetic and brought us a complimentary piece of cheesecake .
Hopefully Covid exposure of staff will not continue to effect the food and service of one of our favorite restaurants .

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Undercooked scallops = stomach ache

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SusanP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Waiter was friendly and very nice. Staff all wore masks. We were seated in a booth with plenty of distance from other diners. This was my first visit to a restaurant since the start of CoVid and I felt as safe as possible.

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TroyH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Location needs to be cleaned, silverware came wrapped in a cloth napkin with gunk on knife. General cleaning like possibly vacuuming, food o the floor , we sat near window. Cobwebs on the window sill. Portion size of the scallops was small. We don’t expect to dine there again. We don’t expect perfection, BUT at least some standard of cleaning, ty

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JFL0523
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Waiter didn’t know how to open a wine bottle, he didn’t have his apron on and actually told us, oh no I have to go back to the car to get it (why do we need to know that??), his shirt was so dirty and wrinkled it looked like he slept in it. The wine glasses were so filthy we had to send them back.
Filet mignon was well done, when we asked for medium rare yet we had waited so long to get it we decided to just eat it…and the waiter never came to check on us to see how it was.
The booth seat was not just torn, but actually missing the fabric so we were sitting on the filling.
So disappointed in this experience. We have eaten in the Boston locations several times and were excited to take out of town guests to the hingham location on our way to the cape.
We were embarrassed on your behalf to have talked up your restaurant and this was our reality.

And if this is the experience on a Friday night I can’t even imagine how much worse it would be on an “off” night.

Perhaps the fact that it was almost empty at 6pm on a Friday should have clued us in.

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Chrisco924
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service from Bob. Grilled haddock was excellent. Seems as though Legal C changed the recipe for the Rhode Island calamari which was a little disappointing. Appears they added a tomato-base to it and got rid of the banana peppers. Bring back the old recipe! We loved it. Overall it was a great meal.

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MarcyR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

First time I had a bad experience. Food was awful, portions very small

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CindyD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great- food came out fast. My $24 shrimp scampi was overcooked and cold. Not pyched at all. For that price it should have been delicious. The rest of the food was ok. Fish taco delicious.

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BobO
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Too expensive for the amount of food that you receive

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EdwardD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The GF options were endless! Carly was exceptional!

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Adrienne
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at a high top with two girlfriends and had a fabulous time with great apps and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
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 on July 31, 2021
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
58 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
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
66 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
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great sushi and awesome waitstaff!

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MichaelL
Washington DC
9 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
41 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
14 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
11 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
53 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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Legal C Bar - Hingham is rated 4.1 stars by 1038 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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