Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market

4.6
4999 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Legal Sea Foods was born in 1950 as a fish market in Inman Square, Cambridge that expanded in 1968 into a no-frills restaurant where guests sat on picnic tables. The first floor hull of Legal Harborside celebrates this heritage and features a casual restaurant and market.

Choose to eat at one of the picnic tables for an authentic throwback experience or grab a seat at the oyster bar and watch our shuckers at work (up to 14 varieties of oysters are offered daily). A large elliptical bar offers both wine and local beers on tap. Patio seating, along Boston's HarborWalk, affords a clear view of the Boston Fish Pier, the oldest working fish pier in the country, and the city skyline.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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robertlh
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and you can't beat the view but sadly the food is not as great as it use to be. I've noticed since the restaurant was sold the size of the portions and quality of food is not as great as it has been in the past. I've been a customer for 40 years and will continue to be one hoping they will return to being the best fish restaurant in Boston

LG
vipLydiaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Had a beautiful view of the water. Staff was friendly and able to accommodate a large party reservation. Legals is always a favorite!

WM
WaryMary
New England
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch on a Saturday with my mother-in-law who is older and moves slowly. The woman walking us to our table was quick to slow down and then offer her a chair instead of the bench at the table. We were seated right at the open window facing the gorgeous view. The waitress was patient and answered our questions. A perfect outing. Thank you.

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vipGuruofscm
Austin
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, our server, Ramesh, was outstanding! Let us set the pace, very attentive but not overbearing. Legal Harborside is awesome! Clam chowder is best in New England, oysters were fresh and tasty. Crab cake was out of this world. My wife and I split the classic baked haddock Annie’s way, and the kitchen split it on separate plates to perfection. The ambiance was amazing - on the waterfront with beautiful views of the harbor with tables socially distanced. Great time, value and service.

BD
vipBambiD
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and great food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I’m still in shock about the size of the 4 scallops I received as part of my “surf and turf” order. Not sure what happened with that, but wasn’t in the mood to make a big deal about it. One of the scallops had the diameter of a nickel coin.

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Charlie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful for date night and a shout out to Russ the manager!!

DS
DavidS
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside by the water was perfect and very kid friendly

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staple.

AV
AgnesV
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location. Deck was great, right at the water. Food was good, large portions.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Not the same Legals quality since the sale

EM
EdwardM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and our server, Jeremy, was outstanding!!

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Davida
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining on the dock - with huge sliding doors/walls to open the restaurant to the dock - makes this the most authentic seafood experience of the Legal Sea Foods restaurants in Boston!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and easy

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gretema
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great views of the harbor. The food was very good as always although by the time we got there they had already run out out of oysters and several other options. The service was good and correct although they didn't check to see if we needed additional water or coffee. I believe that they were short staffed so it was not a big problem as they filled our water/coffee when we asked. Overall, this is a great setting for a good lunch in the seaport district.

JO
JillyO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender (female) was friendly & accommodating. She made a tasty margarita too 😊

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

No oysters? In Boston…

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vipJanice
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and drinks on the roof deck. Our server, Lauren, was great!

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007Family
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Louisville KY and wanted a great fresh, seafood place for our son's recent college graduation. They did NOT disappoint!
Grilled swordfish, lobster roll (which was large!), sushi and Boston Cream Pie were excellent! Our server, Lauren was amazing! She was friendly, efficient and steered us in the right direction every time with our food and drink choices. It was a perfect evening!

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vipAxel
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, terrific food and attentive service.

LK
LauraK
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Joshua was excellent! We had a few questions about the oysters and he was very knowledgeable. Overall service was great!

DO
DONS
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good but not outstanding ………………………………………………….

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Rae22
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to sit patio area. Food was good also the service was great!
For the parking, I would recommend to valet than the parking lot. The valet is cheaper..

JM
JaneM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I brought my daughter, nephew and two grandchildren and could not have been happier with our visit. We had been sightseeing and were hungry. Our drinks and appetizers came at the same time...perfect. Our waitress was so friendly - just the best. It was our last lunch together as my nephew was headed back to Texas. Great end of a memorable trip.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was sub par but food was good. Server needed to be asked for every little thing and got our order wrong.

DV
DeniseV
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice harbor view and wonderful lobster roll.

JR
JoyceR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Wait staff was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. Drinks were perfect. We will definitely be back.

PD
PinarD
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was scrumptious and the nice lady serving us was so helpful Unfortunately i forgot her name We sat outside and view was amazing

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foodie
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

the ambience was not great to celebrate a special event

MW
MarkWilkins
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Table was on the 1st floor outside deck to celebrate seeing a dear friend after over a year, due to the pandemic, and it was beautiful. The 3 of us had bang bang cauliflower, naked shrimp cocktail and fried clams for appetizers and then Anna's haddock, fish and chips and seared scallops for entrees. I can honestly say that the food and service were excellent - the fried clam appetizer made the fried clams we got a week earlier, at the Clam Box Wallaston Beach, seem like garbage (and they really weren't, just no where near as good). The only improvement could be making the cocktails a tad stronger and the outing costed a few bucks, but in this case, you get what your paying for.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great views! Coming back for sure!

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foodlover
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view sitting outside. Great food!

JL
JoeL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Scallops were rubbery & service was poor. Disappointing overall.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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andyrudy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and food, service was good. Recommend the fried clams.

SR
vipSouthieRes
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and atmosphere were great but the bathrooms were disgusting. We got there right as they opened and they should have been a lot cleaner than they were.

SD
SDEG
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friends and I loved eating outside on the patio. Scenic and not noisy. Reliably good food and complimentary ice cream bon bons for the birthday celebrated.

JB
JBrown
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal Seafoods in Harborside, Boston is a wonderful place to have a very memorable
evening. We started by going up to the rooftop bar for a glass of wine and the
incredible view of the harbor.

We then proceeded to the main dining room on the 1st floor and we were given a
table right by the open door with high winds coming through. This was the only
negative of the entire evening. Our waiter, Joseph, was absolutely the best we
have ever had anywhere. We had wine, mussels, crab cakes, scallops which were all
expertly seasaoned and cooked. Great key lime pie topped off the evening so well.
You can't go wrong here and the value is amazing. Ask for Joseph for your waiter.

O
Outstanding
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere to be on the water, food was delicious and service was fantastic. Sat close to the bar which was a bit loud, but highly recommend. Good to be back!!

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You can order delivery directly from Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market using the Order Online button. Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 477-2900.

Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market is rated 4.6 stars by 4999 OpenTable diners.

Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.legalseafoods.com/category/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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