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About Legal C Bar - Hingham

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.

Legal C Bar’s menu complements the bar forward concept and features many items suitable for sharing while also offering options for more traditional coursed dining. Oyster lovers will find at least 8 different varieties daily. Nineteen signature cocktails, 37 wines by-the-glass, and 20 beers satisfy any thirst.

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 at the Derby Street Shoppes will get you hooked.

96 Derby Street
Hingham, MA 02043
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 556-0010

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/hingham-legal-c-bar-derby-street-shoppes

Parking Details:
Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Legal C Bar - Hingham Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
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Great for Lunch (14)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Fun (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Business Meals (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Authentic (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (4)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vegan (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2017

our waiter was very attentive and the food was very good. substitutions were not a problem.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Food was great and menu had lots of good choices:)

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

My raspberry sangria had no rum in it?
We were embarrassed for Legal when they brought shrimp cocktail....5 (not 6) medium shrimp on a huge iced oyster tray??? Pad Thai noodles were not cooked; green beans were swimming in chopped garlic Noticed that no sides are included with the choice of fish and preparation. Years ago, it was 2 sides, then one side, now a la carte.
However, the coconut rice was very good, the hoison salmon also good and the sashimi appetizer never lets us down. Too much expansion; quality suffers. ($$$)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We come here often and always have a good meal. This restaurant is our go to when we can't decide. The entrees and sides are always fantastic and I love the bon bons for dessert!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Excellent food and great service for lunch. I've never had anything but great food at any of the Legal restaurants.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food as always. We were seated right away and service was spot on. We look forward to eating here again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The grilled seafood antipasto said was awful. Half the seafood was warm and the mussels wer served cold, under a bed of iceberg lettuce. I have found that in general, any salad that I have there is terrible .

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Always had a good meal here at Legal C in Hingham but this evening was a bit disappointing. Went to celebrate Mother's Day. Service was great. Sat down right away. The food was disappointing. Ordered the special appetizer Cajun Soft Shell Crab. Great pr sensation but the crab was extra salty to the taste. Order the Hoisin Salmon which came wth a veggie pad Thai. The salmon was ok but the veggie pad Thai that the piece of salmon was one was swimming in a very salty soup. Wish there was less sauce.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I have been to this Legal location several times and have never had a bad experience. They really came through on Mothers Day which is known as the "Super Bowl in the restaurant industry. We started with an app of Thai Curry mussels which were quite tasty. Entrees selected consisted of fish and chips, sole imperial which was a market catch special, grilled shrimp and crab cake and scallop combo plate. Everybody enjoyed their meal. Meal was topped off with a delightful slice of carrot cake. Yum! We were seated promptly. Service was spot on. For such a busy day the restaurant seemed to be well managed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had an excellent Mother's Day dinner at Legal C Hingham. They handled special dietary requests easily and expertly. Appetizers, entrees, wine, and carrot cake dessert were all delicious. Very good service from the entire staff made it an especially good experience.

Tags: Live Sports, Bar Seating, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great seafood. Bring back baked potato as a side!! Best heart healthy starch.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent service & good food.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

My first time at this location. This was for a day-before-Mother's-Day luncheon that included two mothers, a grandmother, and a baby. Very accommodating of the baby (they brought a high chair promptly). Great food, attentive service, scrupulous attention to GF issues (all Legal Sea Food restaurants have been very good on that for us, and I have been to at least seven). I had a shrimp Po' Boy special; the fried shrimp were perfect, and the french fries were thick-cut and stayed hot for quite a while. They also had appetizers (sweet/spicy ribs, deviled egg with bacon and blue cheese) that I had not encountered at other Legal Sea Foods locations. Although our table was toward the back, we got a decent amount of natural light from the large windows at the front of the restaurant. When we arrived for our 12:30 reservation, the restaurant was maybe 1/4 full; when we left at 2:30, the place was packed. I am looking forward to coming back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Good food but wish they had Rhode Island Stuffies that are on the Legal Seafood menu on the waterfront...

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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Exceptional follow up by staff. They called me prior to reservation to ask if I preferred high top or regular seating. This was very good due an elderly guest that needed regular seating

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Too noisy. Asked for booth with reservation didn't get one and was sat right at noisy doorway. Meals came right after salads. Menu too small and overpriced. Cod had no flavor.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We booked our reservation about 30 mins prior to checking in. We asked for a booth. Didn't get it as it was a Friday and prime time. UNDERSTANDABLE. Thankfully we didn't as our waiter Thomas G. was UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME. Wicked on point from greetings to drinks to being truthfully when asked about entree. Having the Manager come over personnally to ask how everything was. Nice touch and nice to see they are in the moment. To seeing and having staff help each other out clearing empty dishes. That is not seen very much or even at all. So now to the food, my husband got the fish and chip, he loved it. Perfectly crisp and fries on point. My 9 year old got the lobster bake. She loved every ounce from clam chowder to the Lobster (perfectly cooked). And me, the Seafood Paella. It was perfectly cooked, plenty of shrimp, clam, calamri and chicken. We skipped dessert as we were pleseantly full.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

We were very disappointed with the waitress, demeanor and skills were lacking.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2017

We went to Legal C Bar on a Sunday evening at the end of school vacation and it was quiet at 6 pm. Food great - as usual. Both of us had the filet of sole (enormous portion) with 2 sides. Heather was our server and efficient and friendly as usual. No problem in changing sides that came with meal. Enjoyed dinner and think good value for what you get.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Disappointed in the service this weekend. The restaurant wasn't too busy this past Saturday. We arrived at around 7 had a drink and were seated by 7:20. Ordered our soup and meal with the waitress, we barely had a bite of soup and dinner was delivered. Mentioned that to the person who delivered the meal, not our waitress ...who we only saw when we ordered. Very disappointed it all came so fast. Felt we were rushed through our meal. We were done by 7:50 . Not sure if we will come back soon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Some of the fish came out raw. This happened the last time I was there too.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2017

We had great oysters and our meals were delicious Loved the white clam pizza The waitress was veryy attentive. We were there a long time and we never felt rushed

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Too pricey. Otherwise nice place.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2017

I am a fairly frequent diner at this Legal location. Food is consistently good as is service. We started with an appetizer of calamari which was just ok. Calamari were small in size and slightly over cooked. I enjoyed an entree of shrimp pad Thai which was very good. My dining companion thoroughly enjoyed perch fish and chips which was an evening special. Portions more than adequate.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2017

The best place for a group to meet - or - to have a date night. Really go there anytime your on route 3. Food is way better than the sports pubs in the area and bartender are educated and don't just play on their phones all night. Make a reservation especially on nights that everyone else's is going to hang out there. Summer is coming.

Tags: Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Our daughter flew in from her landlocked area of Texas so we took her for seafood

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Wow! We had that red head, Ashley for our server and had an amazing time! Great food and a perfect date. 7/5 would come back again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Healthy, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Victoria was the greatest server I've ever seen. Good French fries. Also I loved the pineapple juice everyone should get it, life changing!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The staff was extraordinary. Our waitress was efficient and knowledgeable. The food was very good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Legal C carries the long Legal tradition of good, fresh seafood.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The food was delicious! My husband got the patty melt and I had the hoisin salmon - both were outstanding. We shared the Bang Bang Cauliflower as well and it was great. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I am a frequent diner at this Legal location. Food is always good. I enjoyed a seasonal menu special of skrei. It was delish and cooked perfectly. Skrei was served with a pea purée and side of a light slaw. My dining companion chose fish and chips which were very good. Large portion of fish with fries and cole slaw. He deemed it one of the best fish and chip plates he has had. Service very good. Seated right away. A minor pet peeve of mine is when servers clear the table of everything including silver ware while others are still eating. I did experience this while I was dining but chose to overlook it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Outstanding food and stellar service -- I highly recommend stopping-in while in Hingham. First Class!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Always outstanding food! Legal never lets you down. We took out of town guests there and they thoroughly enjoyed the chowdah, calamari and crab cakes! But truly everything is delicious and so fresh! Have been enjoying Legal for over 30 years, in various locations.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The food and service of this location has improved substantially since it opened. The specials my husband and I both had were "flavor bombs" and the service was exceptional. I also appreciate all the Gluten Free menu options.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Went for a family dinner to celebrate and called ahead for a reservation. Our server was excellent and didn't make us feel rushed on a busy Friday night. The food was delicious and the calamari in particular was cooked perfectly. Great cocktail selection- clean and well run.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Great service, great food, fantastic dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

The day we went they were out of so many items of which one of our party wanted to come here specifically for (Cali sushi rolls). We found errors on the bill - overcharged for kids drinks - and only 1 out of 5 kids liked/ate their food - kid loved the Mac & Cheese; kids did not like fish & Chips, patty melt or pizza. Ordered an overpriced steamed lobster which came out very chewy, too. Quality has gone downhill especially when hit with unexpected large crowds, like a holiday. Hmm.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2017

This is one of our favorite place to eat. The service is always friendly and prompt. We are never disappointing with our food whether it is perfectly cooked steak tips or sweet & flavorful scallops. The wine list is varied and the cocktails change with the season.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food was great. Service horrible. Very noisy.
Cafeteria ambience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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