Legal Sea Foods - Cranston

4.4
1390 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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LindaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seven of us met for fresh seafood dinners. We wanted a spacious area restaurant with good service. The food was outstanding especially the crab cakes. The service was great.

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JosephC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still Legal quality. Test menu item of Crusted salmon with farro salad was very good. Crab cake was superior. Scallops were cooked perfectly. Calamari side was very plentiful. Could use a few more menu choices.

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Chucky
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We could not get a reservation for 12:00, as requested; so we chose 12:15. When we arrived at 12:15, there were only two tables already taken in the large room where we were seated. So why couldn't we be seated at 12:00?
The crab salad sandwich was huge, but the crab was very stringy and did not have much flavor. (Check out crab in Maryland or Delaware to find great-tasting crab.)
The fries were large but not much flavor. The cole slaw, however, was very good, as were the hot rolls. The "bottom line" is to put more emphasis on flavor and less on size of items on the plate.
Where were fried oysters? Are these ever on the menu?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We experienced yet another wonderful lunch at Legal Seafood yesterday.
They were able to accommodate our request for outdoor seating and we were surrounded by beautiful potted flowers. We were seated promptly then greeted by Rose, a very pleasant, personable server. She was excellent!
Our drinks were great and our food was served promptly and was fresh and delicious. Everyone was happy with our experience. We’ll definitely continue to go back!!

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PeterG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal Sea Food in Garden City has become our “go to” place in Cranston for great seafood. Service, food, ambiance and art work make for a great place to entertain friends and family.

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vipDianeV12345
New England
38 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner the meal was exceptional and OH those vegetables very good. Highly recommend. Our server was also great.

BJ
BettyJ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My grandson and I enjoyed our lunch there immensely! Our waiter was fantastic!

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Jtn33
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location is superb! Great food, service and ambiance!

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TomF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 4, crab cakes, steak tips, grilled swordfish and lots of clam chowder! Everything was excellent!

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MaryAnnC
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service

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viptjje
New England
108 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice vacation versus the old one by the airport. Friendly service and great food.

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nathanm
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food (especially the calamari) and great service! A little pricey I thought, but they delivered.

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vipAmyinRI
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and food were absolutely exceptional!!

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sapientaeteloquencia
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt and friendly. We got the Lobster Roll, Crab Roll, Oysters, and Clam Chowder. All were amazing. We've been traveling the East Coast and have had several of the items mentioned above, and none have compared to Legal Sea Foods!

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David
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was okay, waiter was a bit pushy and seemed to want to just move us in and out as quick as possible. A little overpriced also, $200 for a sandwich and two entrees for food that was okay.

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Was not impressed for $150. I would only return for the Calamari

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PhyllisF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and waitstaff are excellent…..especially Brian.

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Mare
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes. Good chowder. Nice and open atmosphere.

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EldiaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable for good seafood at reasonable prices.

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Incognito
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. The place a bit noisy. Not as cozy as other Legal Sea Foods restaurants.

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HarryK
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was fantastic he helped us out in ordering our food. Service was great and so was the food . It was our first time there and we will be back.

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AnnE
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, food did not disappoint!
Autumn our server was very accommodating.
We wanted time between courses, she monitored that well.
I still miss the ambience of Post Rd location.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love open windows but can be a little loud with traffic all in all did love it

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vipJudeFawley
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

There were positive aspects of our meal, including a very friendly and committed server. Our RI-style calamari was very good, and our mussels were fresh. The broth lacked flavor. The bread was great. Our entrees were a mixed bag. The fish and chips were very good, the cioppino contained fresh fish but a boring broth. The lobster roll was dry-basically just lobster in a roll with no effort to make a lobster salad. The key lime pie was good. Everything was more expensive than it should have been.

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vipWilliamO
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The stuffies were good. The mussels were cold. The lobster rolls were good, not great but large. The fish taco was okay.

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vipBentleyGTCSpeed
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food preparation, large portions, best stuffies in a long time, wonderful service.

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vipMARYC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

There were five friends dining and we requested outdoor seating. The restaurant staff was very accommodating in setting us up in the tent in the parking lot. Because there was a vigorous wind that day we had to move to another table. Our waiter, Brian, was terrific and very helpful. The food was just OK. One person ordered the lobster roll and was a little taken aback at her bill as there was no warning about the high cost of the lobster roll. Another friend had the salmon and found it lacking taste. I had the fried clams and they were just lukewarm and did not appear to be freshly prepared. Another friend had the mussels and she reported that they were delicious. For this visit the waiter, Brian, was the highlight of the experience, not the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and drinks.

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vipVincentP
New England
51 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal is always a very enjoyable dining experience. Consistently excellent is the best description of this restaurant. The staff is great and work together as a team under the direction of the wonderful manager who is very attentive to detail. He goes the extra mile to insure a very positive experience.
The food is superb and is the freshest seafood around. The custom preparation and the various choices of sauces on the simply grilled menu are always a treat.
The entire waitstaff are also the best and always do everything possible to deliver a positive experience.
A great restaurant with a great staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok. Had sushi. It was pretty good. Bakes stiffed shrimp was just ok. Scallops were pretty good. Lobster roll was loong!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! I felt very taken care of with my severe gluten allergy, server was great and so was the food, we will return soon!

LD
vipLisaD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Order the steamers. They are not on the menu for some reason but they are the best!

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Lee3
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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Caty
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. Professional yet friendly. We were celebrating a birthday and she surprised us with 3 delicious ice cream balls.

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vipMichael
New England
43 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I'M A REGULAR AT LEAGAL SEAFOODS. I HAVE ALAWYS ENJOYED THE GOOD QUALITY FOOD, SPECIFICALLY THE STAPLE ITEMS. I WAS VERY DISPLEASED THEY PULLED THE TROUT OFF THE MENU AS IT WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES AND ONE REASON I MADE THE TRIP THERE. SINCE THEY OPENED THE LOCATION IN CRANSTON IT HAS BEEN A ROUGH START FROM A SLIMMED DOWN BAR STYLE MENU TO HAVING A LACK OF A REAL LOBSTER ROLL . THEY FIXED THAT THANK GOOD NESS BUT NOW THE MENUE IS CHANGING STILL. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH A CHANGING MENU DUE TO SEASONAL CHANGES BUT IT ALMOST FEELS LIKE THEY HAVE LOST THEIR WAY. THE TRADITIONAL MENU WAS A WINNER AND IS WHAT MADE LEGALS "LEGAL" DON'T MESS WITH A GOOD THING!

OUR SERVER WAS EXCELLENT!

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vipFranco
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My wife chose a house salad with grilled salmon and I had a house salad with seared tuna. The seared tuna was excellent but the salmon was overcooked and dry. Although the lettuce was good quality the salad chef needs to garnish the plate more appealing.

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vipLindaF
New England
37 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional.

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vipAnonymous
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waitress

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GJNZ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Our party usually frequents the place monthly for the food but this experience was poor. There was a bug attack on our table landing on our drinks & apps (due to a door being open). We changed tables. Had old food on the plates & napkins. Husband had raw shrimp. We got an, "Im sorry" now pay the $250 bill. Lost any more chances Legal...

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vipGaryM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been to Legal in years, and maybe only once before in Garden City. My swordfish was phenomenal. The citrus sauce accompaniment was awesome. Seriously. And I am a big swordfish lover.

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You can order delivery directly from Legal Sea Foods - Cranston using the Order Online button. Legal Sea Foods - Cranston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 732-3663.

Legal Sea Foods - Cranston is rated 4.4 stars by 1390 OpenTable diners.

Legal Sea Foods - Cranston 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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