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Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market

3132 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Waterfront (76)
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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.

Here you'll enjoy an all-day menu of seafood favorites with a twist as well as shareable plates, pastas and pizzas made to order in an open kitchen. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday:
11am - 10pm

Friday - Saturday:
11am - 11pm

Market Hours Daily:
10am - 10pm
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Phone number
(617) 477-2900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Parking details
Our validation will net you a $2/hr discount for up to 2 hours in the Park Lane Garage. Valet parking is available daily and during full hours of operation for $20 with our validation stamp. Park for up to 20 minutes free of charge in the designated on-street spaces for takeout/market customers only. And transient docking for boats is available in season at the Liberty Wharf Marina.

Liberty Wharf Marina link:
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Public transit
Silver Line Way (Silver Line)
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3132 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 3 days ago

My fiance and I love Legal Harborside, it's our go to place whenever we are in Boston. The food is always amazing, the service is always great, and we just love the vibe of the restaurant. I would recommend this place over and over again to everyone.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and a great value! The food was quite good, and great ambiance. Book in advance because then you can get yourself a table by the water view!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great experience!

skinnybisquit (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great server

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always Excellent!!

CartezCeena (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Good Food. Had (12)Oysters(3.00-3.50 each)(all yummy)but not shucked well/gritty. Bacon Wrap scallops(3)for $16 . Scallops were Average Size on a bed of grits.. too pricey for 3 lil scallops. Wife Ate Sushi (she loved). I had Shrimp Scampi with asparagus(yummy). Had a tasty Bottle of Riesling for $35(reasonable price)(forget name). I request a table by a Window for Vday,

I ask why we wasn’t seat by window when another couple right behind us was seat by window. Hostess said you can but you will have to wait 1hr but I clearly requested it through open table/when the restaurant called to confirm reservation . I was upset that a walk in got a better seat than someone that made reservations

Valet Parking has to paid in Cash Only and must be paid before/not after. So you need to bring cash only for $20 valet plus Tip. This is needs to be shown on website.

Overall I would revisit because of the Wait Staff and yummy food. No Valet again...and will not choose to make reservations for special occasions.

lovelycustomer (New England)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

Visited the restaurant for Valentine's dinner. I definitely don't recommend it. The tables were too close to each other, so we had no intimacy at all. The waitress was slow and careless. Perhaps she had too many clients to attend.
The overall quality of the food was good, but quite overpriced given the size of the dishes.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

To start the night off, our 8:30 reservation didn’t get sat for over 20 minutes. It was Valentine’s Day so this was somewhat expected, however not even an apology was offered. We get to our table and unroll our silverware, which was disgusting. Food was literally caked on both our sets with disgusting spots all over. We were fine with eating with our fingers. Our server was awkward and quiet and seemed upset with us at one point for asking for one of our drinks to get more mixer because it was so strong, it wasn’t a complaint just a preference. The food was decent. The atmosphere was nice minus the filthy silverware. Maybe legals harborside is more in their game in the summer months.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food, server was a little slow.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Service was excellent. Server was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was excellent. I have been to this location numerous times and never disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

A fine splurge in the Seaport District with great harbor views.

vipSiouxzeegirl (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

great place to grab some great seafood. Atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly, not rushed. Great views of the harbor and of course, wonderful lobster.

BJOP (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Love legals beautiful spot
Nice wait staff eager to please
Food was delicious

nolongerafan (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We've had better experiences here but I think I'm done. The food has gone downhill and it's too mediocre for the price. Our server to top it off wasn't up to par.

Chuckgary (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

They really do seafood well. The salmon was cooked perfectly. Everyone enjoyed their meal.