Legal C Bar - Hingham

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734 reviews
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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.

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.

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Enjoy a family gathering and leave the cooking to us! We'll be serving our regular menus along with festive features. Reservations are highly recommended.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 734 People Are Saying
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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I like seafood and Legal's is fresh but it not terribly exciting. The pad thai was not very good which was a shame since the salmon on it was delicious. Sides need some work and desserts are not the best. Generally, if you are there for seafood, just get anything that is grilled. It will be good.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a 6:30 reservation on Mother’s Day but they didn’t have a table ready. They did scramble around a bit and sat us after 10mins or so. Service was ok, food was ok... everything was just ok. But at Legal prices, you should get much more than just ok.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Morher’s day

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the crew

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MM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Legal C Bar was fantastic as a place for our Mother's Day lunch. Our server Jess was friendly, attentive, and extremely helpful with the menu. The food was delicious and everyone left feeling full and happy.

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VF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great options on the menu and good service. Solid choice for any occasion.

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G
New England
82 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love Legal C bar! It is in a great location and the food is fabulous!

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JM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food,quickly seated,attentive server. Not bad ambiance for a mall.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

If you book though Open Table beware of the restaurant canceling reservations then telling you they have tables. It’s happened several times to me and I was promised it would be looked into while we had dinner... 4 days later and I have yet to hear anything

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

First time to eat there, didnt realize it would be so LOUD! Same great food and service as Legal Seafood, just dont enjoy having to shout to be heard.

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CR
New England
41 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve found my new favorite Legal Sea Foods!!!
We ordered Caesar salad, edamame beans, and 2 Sole Francaise. Absolutely delicious!!!
Phenomenal service and a warm and inviting staff from start to finish.
We will be back soon!!

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BH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was very friendly and efficient. Nice casual dining experience.

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T
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was great. We sat and talked for hours. Never felt rushed

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JE
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service! Restaurant was a bit loud

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was excellent and the food was very fresh and tasteful as usual!

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LC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good as always

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j
New England
18 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The.Worst experience from a hostess ever at legal. We were waiting for a half hour when a couple came in and wanted to seat right away the gentleman pointed out open tables the hostess Brittany immediately sat them even with people still waiting. I asked why and she said they had s reservation. And I know they did not. I asked another hostess and she said they didn’t She got angry and annoyed and had a wise comment but sat us. She threw the menus on the table and walked away. I was very annoyed. Another hostess came by and I said that I wasn’t happy. She said Brittany is a hot head sometimes. I asked for a manager she said one will be over and they never did. On the way out I asked why a manager never came and she said he did. She told us the manager said he spoke with us. That’s a lie.Horrible experience. I have been a financial adviser for over 29 years. And customer service is the key factor in retaining clients and getting referrals

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Victoria took amazing care of us, meal was wonderful. Can’t wait to come back.

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was excellent. Table was ready when we arrived. Food was good

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EM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jesse and the food was excellent! The wait was brief. Great food great night!

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A
New England
66 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service in between shifts was not good. Normally I order something off menu but did not have broccoli 🙄 and did not offer a substitute for the Jasmine Special. I felt like they could not be bothered.

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CC
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice server!
Salmon a bit skimpy but kale salad was tasty
I miss the Brussel sprouts
Glad I could sub out brown rice, the sweet potato mashed is great

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EM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch or an event dinner. Excellent bang bang cauliflower, great fish, the kale was to die for & perfect Sangria. Just a little too pricey

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L
New England
45 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The service was good. The restaurant was almost empty. The rolls seemed stale and my scallops needed to be cooked more as they were still partially raw in the middle.
I think legal food is always good albeit overpriced.

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s
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The bartenders are great, great drinks and service

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sushi is average but everything else delish! Good vibe but quite loud which you might love if you have noisy kids.

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E
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love to go to Legal C Bar
we had 8 for dinner the food was excellent
and our Waiter was wonderful
we will be back

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b
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - great service. Very accommodating for families.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing. We have had her a couple of times and she is always the best!

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n
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ok for a nice an dependable seafood dinner or lunch. Dissapointed that the noise level was extremely high.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and ambiance. Also, excellent service- my niece has a peanut allergy and our server was very helpful and knowledgeable with accommodating her allergy.

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M
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and they handled my wife's allergies very well! The service was also very good and they were very attentive to our needs. The seafood is excellent and they have a good menu and excellent specials. It is a little expensive and can be a little loud, but it is worth the price.

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S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local favorite! Consistent on quality! Great friendly staff!

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DS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Go0d food and friendly service

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JB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were promptly seated, and a server presented herself Within a couple of minutes. I serve it was delightful, and always available, but never intrusive. She also gave an excellent recommendation for an appetizer which we enjoyed completely. Our dinner was very good, though not spectacular. That is not a criticism, but it was just not a special enough meal to Warrant 5 stars. As it was a Saturday night, it was a good amount of noise, but it was not overwhelming. Overall it was quite a nice dinner, and I would go there again as well as recommend Legal C bar to others.

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I'm not fond of the Hingham Legal Seafood's decor. I find that it's a very dark, uninviting space and is lacking of any ambiance. Drinks were great beacuse a few bartenders that have been there for awhile know what their doing. Our food was mediocre. The shared chowder was luke warm, and the rolls were undercooked. The swordfish was overcooked and the portion to price ratio not appreciated. The seafood combo crabcake was outstanding, but the shrimp was cold and overcooked scallops were chewy and not cooked uniformly. Some were carmelized and some looked like they never hit the pan. Both the shrimp and scallops appeared haphazardly tossed on the plate. At $31.95 for that entre I expected more.

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DS
New England
89 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We eat here more than any other restaurant and the food is very good to excellent each time. We went here the next night with relatives costing from CA. They loved the food also.

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DR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I come at least once a week for lobster bisque, clam chowder and a crab cake

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C
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We liked our table location on the bar side. We have been here before and we have never sat on that side. Great service.
Highly recommend the citrus winter sangria. I had cod and my husband had the Imperial haddock. Both were delicious.

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JE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was aright. Nothing I would go and tel all my friends about. My husband cannot eat pork and all the soups contained either pork or pork fat which was disappointing. Food was slightly over priced.

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