About Legal C Bar - Lynnfield

From Legal Sea Foods, Legal C Bar emerges - a focused yet full-flavored social urban venue, casual in style.

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. Tried-and-true Legal favorites along with exclusive offerings, including sushi and pizza, comprise the menu mix. Oyster lovers will find at least 8 different varieties daily.

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), “Best Chowder” (Boston Magazine, 2010) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.

220 Market Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:30am, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 406-2500

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/lynnfield-legal-c-bar-marketstreet

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Wines of Chile

Special valid Oct 23, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 all week from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Special valid Oct 23, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 all week from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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Legal C Bar - Lynnfield Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (36)
Bar Seating (27)
Good for a Date (25)
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Great for Lunch (23)
Good for Groups (20)
Healthy (17)
Business Meals (16)
Kid-friendly (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Fun (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Authentic (8)
Hot Spot (8)
People Watching (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Seasonal (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great Beer (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Live Sports (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Cozy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Romantic (3)
Spicy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Fish was cooked perfectly and fresh as advertised. Clam chowder was full of clams and not too thick. The crab cake was all meat and no filler with a lovely salad on the side. Nice wine list but the Chilean wine on special was not available although recommended by the waiter

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

We have been to Legal C Bar many times since in opened. The food is always good and good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great fresh seafood in a fun, lively environment. Our waitress Stacey was terrific. Super nice and super friendly and just wanted to please us. I would highly recommend any of the Legal Seafood restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food & ambience. This place is wonderful.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great as always!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We come to Legal C a lot and were not as impressed as usual. Food was ok but server lacked knowledge

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent food and very attentive service. Just love Legal C!! We are never disappointed.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I went for dinner with friends. It was really loud inside very difficult for conversation. Our friends got there before us and asked for a round of water until we got there. the waters came without lemon slices and when our friend asked the waitress for the lemon the waitress was very rude and abrupt saying she didn't take that water order. It was a bit perplexing because all he did was ask. Two of us ordered the lobster sushi one of us ordered the mahi-mahi and I ordered the trio fried. There was no Lobster sushi that night so they ended up with shrimp. The food was really not what I expected from Legal Seafoods. It didn't taste fresh the flavors were okay but nothing that I would go back for. I had a bunch of calamari with my Trio but the shrimp and scallops were a few of each I do wish that I had taken photos. I really wasn't happy with the whole experience. We won't be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great time for family and food was awesome and service was great

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The dessert was on the house because it was my aunt's birthday. Exceptional custom service!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Gina was an outstanding waitress.The food was delicious .
I was disappointed because I requested a booth and there were none available.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food, drinks and service. Celebrated a birthday with our 12 year old godson and he and our entire party loved it!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Legal's is consistent. The waiter was very nice and attentive considering we had a 2 year old with us!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always good never a bad meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Although the Legal Seafood chain is huge, they all seem to take on their own character. This is located in a very busy outdoor shopping center but it, thankfully, doesn't scream "mall restaurant". The place was fairly busy and the service was a bit harried (they got one order wrong) but friendly. Overall a decent option for good seafood.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Ordered the mussels, 50% were empty the other 50% were very small. Told the bartender who then had the manager come over. Manager apologized and said he would take care of it and would have us order another appetizer from menu. They never came back with menu or asked us again. Food came out, we share on only one plate they did not bring us another plate until we asked and it was a small plate. Food was average salmon we had was dry. Got the bill and mussels were still on it had to ask them to take it off. First time there very poor experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food is always good at Legal C Bar...great apps as well as meals...don't leave without trying the Bang Bang Cauliflower......it is delicious!!!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Really good creative seafood. A go-to stalwart with excellent service. Noise is a little bright, but overbearing.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Drinks..dinner....wine. All superb.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

service was great, wine was affordable , dining room a bit loud .

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

First time dining here- thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The pomegranate martini was delicious as well as the raw oyster selection. Would definitely return again

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Another disappointing visit, my 4th time there... the apps are generally good but the entrees are a huge fail, tasteless, overcooked seafood. Chowder was too hot and burned my mouth. Menu is boring and limited...prices missing for many of the so called "market price" items on a daily special sheet...

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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent as usual ! Crab cakes are the best so is the spinach and artichoke dip !
Pomegranate lemon martini was so good !

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I used to love Legal: Food was great, a little pricey, but better than most seafood restaurants. I no longer think Legal is worth the prices they charge. Food was good, but not special, the waitress was efficient, but not a happy or friendly server. Two of us took home leftovers, only to find that we had been given the wrong bags. So if you want good food and don't mind over paying, Legal is for you.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great food, good service, attractive surroundings.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Took my husband for his

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

THE ATMOSPHERE AT LEGAL C LYNNFIELD IS A HUGE DRAW.
THE FOOD IS SOMETIMES GOOD, USUALLY VERY GOOD AND OCCASIONALLY GREAT.
A FUN BAR AND MARKET STREET IS ALWAYS FUN

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food and service continue to be excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good restaurant, and good value for what you pay at local restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Love that everything in the fryer is Gluten Free. The fried scallops were amazing!!

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great food, great service, great managers. Extremely pleased. They have many gluten-free options which is the main reason why we continue to go there.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We enjoy going to the Legal C Bar in Lynnfield on occasion. It is in a great spot for people watching. The staff is friendly and the service is good. The food is fresh but has a tendency to be too salty. That is my only criticism.

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We decided to have just appetizers, starting with oysters --- OMG -- Outstanding! Our server couldn't have been more helpful, just the right amount of attention to us and detail. I look forward to returning sooner rather than later.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Everything was great down to our very helpful server, Dina. Will definitely return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very busy. We had a choice of inside or the closed in outside. We took the outside area as it was much quieter.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great Fresh Fish. Can't go wrong with Legal. Love the salad with goat cheese and tortillas. Salmon on top of course!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

my boyfriend and I love coming here for a date night it is casual, the vibe is cool, and we’ve never had a bad meal!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Legal is always terrific. Food is well prepared and there are varied choices. Service is thoughtful and consistent. You can go there for almost any reason - business lunch, family get-together, quick meal from the appetizer/salad lists. The wine and beer selection is comprehensive. The staff is well trained.

This location is bit noisy - mostly from the large size room - but I did not find it troublesome.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Healthy, Casual, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Change the name to Illegal. Not sure how a restaurant can mess up a ceasar salad but i couldnt eat it and had the waiter take it away. I told him it was terible and he didnt care nor seemed surprised. Tasteless, wilty lettuce and watery dressing. Chowder tasted ok but $7.50 for only slightly above a half cup of a small mug. Friend had grilled shrimp on salad which the shrimp were good. I dont mind paying for good food and good service but this wasnt it.

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