Legal Sea Foods - Cranston

4.4
1199 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
In the “Ocean State,” Legal Sea Foods makes waves serving over 40 varieties of fish and shellfish throughout the year. Our central bar and contemporary nautically-themed design provide a fresh experience for seafood lovers in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. In warmer months, we retract the glass walls of our dining room to convert the space into a large covered patio.

We are conveniently located at Garden City Center for those who want to shop and then drop in for a bite.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1199 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Diaz
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was bland and there was nothing exciting in the menu, service was average but Ambient was nice. Music Could have been a little louder for that extra excitement.. overall it didn’t live up to the hype. Would not return.

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vipAmyU
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our night out was at the tried and true Legal Seafood. We had oysters as the appetizer, linguine with clam sauce and sushi at the entrees and we each had a cocktail. My husband's cocktail was not made correctly but the server quickly remedied the problem and he was very happy with a glass of Merlot.

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vipExcellent
New England
102 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The food is usually good but the prices are very expensive for what you get. I suppose that’s also why the restaurant wasn’t very busy. In addition, this is the second time that I was not checked in for open table.
Don’t know if I’ll go back

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vipRIdiner
New England
109 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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BrendaC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service!! Love all of the gluten free options!!

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RobinR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly and attentive! The food was exceptional; grilled shrimp and spicy fish n' chips! For me, the oysters were a hit!!

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vipJAS3
New England
46 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband and I dine at Legal Seafoods often.
Love the Garden City, Cranston RI location, but we miss the menu and creative chef from the Warwick RI location.
The manager always acknowledges us upon arrival.
Goes out of his way to accommodate us and brings us to the table of our choice.
On this occasion we requested a table near an open window because of Covid
Our server Keith opened the windows for us.
We had excellent Clams Casino, Crab Cake/Scallop Combo and Fish and Chips.
Everything was very good.
We miss the clear chowder, seafood antipasto and the Shrimp marinara over fettuccini that we enjoyed at the Warwick location.
Keith was very attentive and made sure my husband’s entree was dairy free.
He has served us many times before and is always great!
Glad Legal has reopened after such a difficult time!

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TonyaP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great. Ate outside. Sangria was one of the best I had. Chowder was slamming. The special I had was tiny, over priced, not overly tasty, and gave me crazy heart burn.

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Roma1955
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server Brian was fabulous!

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Luden
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive, polite, quick, and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the calamari as appetizers, a crab cake meal and a baked scrod dish, as well as the Boston Creme dessert. Their take on it was delicious. For drinks, they offered a new pear sangria which was very good. We'd definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice adult night. Although they have a children's menu, it's limited. We saw older children there, not toddlers or young children.

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BobC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

+The food and service is EXCELLENT. I am never disappointed.

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vipQuietDinnerOut
New England
53 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food never disappoints at Legal's, although a bit pricey for some entree's the quality is always excellent. It was very quiet with few parties. Our server was exceptional, very attentive and personal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was just mediocre (at best). Very disappointing. Probably won’t recommend and definitely won’t be back.

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ATXfriends
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

“Special order to accommodate allergy was received graciously, served checked with chef who agreed to special order. Delicious! Lunch friend said her meal was delicious, too. Server couldn’t have been more attentive, without being solicitous. Highly recommend Legal Sea Food in Cranston.

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RachelH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WaIter was very pleasant and did a great job!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Sushi rolls fell apart. And the soy sauce bowl was too small for the nigiri sushi. The quality of the food was very good. Just the skill of your chef assembling the rolls was lacking. For the price per portion the value is very lacking.

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vipVictoriaW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to this restaurant because almost every meal can be made Gluten Free. My boyfriend has celiac and we have a hard time finding restaurants with multiple GF choices. It is nice to go to a restaurant where we can share fried calamari, and the GF version tastes great!

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ValerieT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

There was such a limited menu to choose from post COVID than pre COVID. The food was somewhat tasty but bland with poor presentation for the price we paid. The swordfish looked like it was frozen, defrosted and warmed. We got one roll each. Very disappointed. Will not go back.

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CVB13
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is always amazing at Legal. Waitress was awesome and attentive. Daytime hostess, however, was NOT. She was unfriendly, wouldn't even respond with "You're Welcome" or make eye contact, which is generally important for working in service industry. Thus the 3- star "service" rating. Would definitely go again!

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LisaBella
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a Boston girl originally , Legal's feels like home... Having just moved here I met a date here and it was as delicious as always, I really love the sushi at Legal's... superb.

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annepaul
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Chowder and RI calamari were fantastic. Service was attentive and professional. Wish you had a less expensive lunch menu, even with smaller pirtions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat right away and were able to sit by the window. The restaurant was very clean and quiet and the service was excellent. Our server was polite, respectful, engaging, and attentive. The timing of each course was perfect, and the food was hot and delicious. We look forward to eating at here again.

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WillB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was for sure not my favorite Legal experience, my son also not impressed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a Sunday afternoon early dinner

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Keith was outstanding.Food was great.The place was very clean and the staff well organized.

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RobinC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service at Legal Seafood in Cranston, Rhode Island was very good; however, the waitress only returned once during dinner to see if we would like another drink of if we needed anything. This was unusual since we have dined at Legal Seafood many, many times. One of the dinners that was ordered was a salmon dinner; the portion size of the salmon could have been bigger than it was for the price.

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vipjvmj
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did out door dining, tent set up nicely, spacing excellent, service and food great!

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LaurieJ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I Love Legal Seafood. I wish they hadn't moved. The Garden City locale has NO visual appeal Whatsoever! The food is just as YUMMY as ever.

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DrPam
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner and extraordinary service for a wonderful night at Legal Sea Food!

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was okay, but they were missing some items that used to be on the menu. The waitress was unpleasant. Food pricey for what it is.

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viplizzy
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since Covid-19. Typically we sit at the bar. Since they don’t have bar seating back yet we were seated at a table near window. Keith was our server and he was phenomenal. I had hesitated going back due to limited menu but can’t go wrong with anything on this menu. Totally enjoyed my grilled salmon and my husband had the scrod. Will be back soon! Well done!

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vipVincentP
New England
38 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent.
We always enjoy Legal and we are very happy they have reopened in Garden City. The tables are very well spaced and it is a very safe environment during Covid.
Highly recommend for great, fresh seafood.

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Dianne
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good to see this place open again. We will be visiting more often now that we know it's available. It's always been one of our favorites.

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SaraR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scrod was delicious. And I always enjoy the dead rise martini.

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viprepeat
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service have always been great. They have great gluten free options as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was their first week back open and it was a pleasure to be able to sit outside
Limited menu for opening but it should get expanded soon

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vipRIdiner
New England
109 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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CherylL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We fely very safe with the cleanliness and openess of the restaurant. Everyone was very courteous.

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vipBarbaraM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious gluten free fish and chips. Very generous portions. Good service. We had a very nice table outside. Overall a very enjoyable lunch.

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TimothyR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, friendly service, fair prices, nice location

FAQs

Legal Sea Foods - Cranston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 732-3663.

Legal Sea Foods - Cranston is rated 4.4 stars by 1199 OpenTable diners.

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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