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Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market

4.6
3213 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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: http://www.libertywharf.co/docks/reservations/
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Silver Line Way (Silver Line)
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate the holiday with us. We'll be serving up our regular menu along with feature items.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 3213 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

Excellent. They were very professional but at the same time friendly. Great balance. Very pleasant. Food marvelous. Delicious. Fresh.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Wish the menu had more options

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Table was not ready for 15-20 minutes post reservation time.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Always enjoy Legal Harborside. Food is always delicious, sometimes a bit pricy but worth it for the value.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great service and food. Enjoy here.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Location was good food was excellent. The service was great we got everything we needed and as we were conducting our meeting we were left alone to talk.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Gorgeous view of the harbor, but food was not up to Legal’s normal high quality. Server needs training to allow diners 2 seconds to finish a sentence and give them attention when they approach the table. Very noisy - not great for business conversation.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I love Legals in general because they are so reliable and consistent. I had been to the upstairs location but had not been on the first floor. For the most part it was everything I have come to expect with the added benefit of a great water view - good traditional New England seafood with a twist, good service and good value. The only issue I had this time was that they were out of Prosecco. I am not sure how a bar/restaurant "runs out" of liquor, but I don't think that should happen. They should have sent someone out to get some! I will still come back but that was quite disappointing!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great meal and wonder service. What’s not to like about this Resturant!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had 4pm reservations for 4 on a very busy Sunday at the restaurant. Our table was ready when we arrived, and were seated right away. The view is spectacular. Our server Jack was very attentive and the food was perfect!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was not good. We also waited an hour for appetizers and they were incorrect when they arrived. We spoke to a manager and she didn’t really make it right and made excuses yet never apologized. I was very unhappy with this meal.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A group of 6 of us went here for my birthday, and the entire experience was amazing! The ambiance was classy, we had a beautiful view of the water, and our waiter was exceptional. The food was also delicious. I would recommend Legal Harborside in a heartbeat.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The fried clams were terrible. tasted like they were frozen supermarket ones. Others in our party enjoyed the fish tacos and the swordfish. Service ws outstanding

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

One of my favorite places in Boston! Incredible service and quality and the best part was that we got a table right on the water. Thank you opentable and thank you legal Harborside!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Awesome. Loved it, great service and delicious food!!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Good dinner more casual. The wait staff looks like they belong at Bob Evans. Nice place

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We are regulars - dining at Harborside both on the 1st and 2nd floors frequently. This meal was particularly great, though it is always very very good. Oysters were fresh and terrific; the bone in Halibut was out of this world; swordfish great as well. Our waiter (so sorry to forget his name) was just wonderful and his halibut recommendation spot on. Well be back this week or next.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

It had some of the best seafood I have ever had! We definitely be back next time we're in town!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The staff were very accommodating to my large group and table request. The waiter wonderful and I would definitely ask for him again!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great experience! The food was delicious. Loved the fig goat cheese pizza. Great variety in choices. Staff was super helpful and very pleasant.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food, cool server, great ambiance. Awesome waterfront view. Loved it.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Arrived early and found a gtreat table in the bar so gave up our reservation to eat in the bar as the waitress was really good.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The clam chowder is my fav!!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food and service was good but way overpriced. I get that it’s the seaport but still expensive. They were out of crab that day too. I was craving a crab roll and got a lobster roll which was just meh.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Love Legal Harborside...it’s a must when when we are in Boston!! The spreads with pita bread & lobster bisque are delicious. The halibut special Fri. night was amazing!!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great location and very nice atmosphere. Food was good but service was hit and miss. We did not get offered any specials and had to chase up a missing drink. Would recommend though and go again.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We celebrated our sons 9th birthday
He choose the location
Outstanding service
Made many accommodations
God was outstanding hot and fresh

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Service was friendly attentive and food was good

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT MEAL AT LEGAL'S. SERVICE IS GREAT. THE STAFF IS SUPER FRIENDLY AND THE HARBORSIDE SALAD IS PERFECT! NOT TO MENTION, THE SALMON COOKED TO PERFECTION ON TOP!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Good seafood

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Best food best service in Boston hands down

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The seafood special was disappointing - tuna encrusted with a wasabi/panko combo. Tuna was overcooked and flavorless. The service was outstanding however and the view from the 1st floor seating area on a cold butclear day was impressive. My business guests liked the ambiance although the dinner entrees were not the caliber I would have expected from Legals...

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent meal-from the oysters to dessert. Highly recommend this restaurant. We have never had a bad meal!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Thank you open table! Great reservation , very nice table as requested with a view! Great service! Great Food! Highly recommend if in Boston

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Unfortunately we waited over 30 minutes even though we had a reservation. After going up twice, they finally realized they had marked us as “seated” when we were still waiting.
My husband had the fish and chips had no flavor. I ordered a burger (not a seafood fan - was there for the hubby) and could hardly eat the patty - it was entirely too salty.
The view of the bar or was great. Only wish we had ordered something better.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great date night place! The food was wonderful and we sat by the window overlooking the water. It was perfect!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Fresh seafood, perfect for a casual date night or getting together with friends after work. Service was good.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

overall experience was pretty good. Although they cancelled my reservation by mistake causing a bit of a wait, the food was its normal...very good and it's a great environment for dinner with a small group.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Legal's Harborside is always reliably good. Enjoy the menu more than standard Legal Seafoods. Server very attentive. Did not disappoint. I will say though that it was not the best lobster roll in Boston. If that's what you are hankering for, try Yankee Lobster, next door, or Neptune Oyster.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Well, it started out really well and we ordered drinks and our fish dinners .... then the manager came by to apologize profusely and to say the gas line had tripped - assured us it was a false alarm - and we could only order cold food. We ordered salads and lobster rolls (AMAZING!) and half way through, our original meals showed up from a different server. Our original server came over and apologized and said not to worry about it. A few minutes later the manager came over again and REALLY apologized, but told us we had to evacuate because the fire department had arrived. He also told us we didn't have to pay for anything. When we left, there were a bunch of firemen at the entrance and fire trucks outside. All in all, it was a very amusing evening and we'll head back in a couple of weeks to try for a more leisurely dinner.

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