Legal Sea Foods - Cranston

4.5
1338 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1338 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLorraineL
New England
4 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Did not live up to recommendations. Food oversalted, not appealing presentation.

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Judy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The lobster was over cooked. The burger was under cooked. The rice was awful. The witness needs a new profession.

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viptylerg
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only thing that was disappointing was my husband’s beer battered fish was overcooked.

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saah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food quality did not line up with the prices. Overall, I was very disappointed. The food lacked flavor and the Fisherman platter had more batter per bite than the actual seafood. The crab cake (appetizer) was not a crab cake at all, but instead a pile of shredded crab. The food was pretty mediocre.

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MariaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It had been many years since I had eaten at Legal Seafood so I was hoping things hadn't changed for the worse but I was not disappointed. I was very pleased.

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GailC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was soooo good and our server was very attentive the time we were there! Can’t wait to go back.

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Seafoodlover
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Usually love legal seafoods but we were not a fan of this location because the lobster was way too over cooked, not cleaned or prepared well, and I cut myself trying to open it.

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RichardH
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a new location.
Light and open, rather techy but pleasant.
Wait staff was exemplary.
Food, as in the past, was wonderful - fish and chips had very crisp crust with perfectly cooked fish inside. Clam chowder was delicious, though slightly salty. Crab cake was mostly lump meat crab. RI style calamari was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Husbands birthday

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vipCindy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Disappointed in the service. Asked for lobster roll with butter on the side got it with Mayo a d butter on side 🤦🏻‍♀️. Ordered glass of wine when food arrived got after finished dinner. Sweet waitress but service not happy with.

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Suzyh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in the state. Guaranteed a great meal there. It is nice that gluten free seafood is available

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BrendaP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! I love coming here when I’m in town. Only place you can get Gluten free bellied clams. Best gluten free place I’ve ever been.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met 2 friends for dinner at Legal Seafood Garden City and had a delightful meal, with good wine and excellent conversation. We had lots to talk about since we haven't gotten together for more than 18 months!! The waitress was attentive but didn't hover, replenished our water glasses regularly, and suggested a delicious wine for 2 of us. And we did not feel any pressure to rush through our meal. An excellent experience!

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vipLindaF
New England
32 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Legal Sea Foods is always consistent, always a great exprience.

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TedH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Requested standard indoor seating. Try to put us at a table with large open windows. Night temperature was cool. Saw the waitress 2 times. Waited forever for drinks. Won’t be rushing back.

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vipDianeV12345
New England
30 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent as well as our service

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vipGigi
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was very attentive and the food was excellent.

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JAS3
New England
50 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always consistent.
We dine at Legal Seafood in Cranston RI probably two nights per week.
Everything is better, many changes, finally Filet Mignon is on the menu! Beautiful flowers on sidewalk. Much more exciting menu! Piped in music. Excellent Steamers!
Great food, good thick asparagus and fresh Shrimp.
Attentive accommodating service with Keith.
Open windows are great!
Wondering why I’m not receiving any Open Table dining rewards with all my reservations there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, as usual fish was cooked perfectly

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did such a good job with seating and had the huge windows open - this was our first time back in a restaurant since the pandemic started and it was great! Our server Sara was awesome as well!
Thank you!

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ProvBornandBred21
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

With the sale of Legal Seafood to PPX Hospitality Brands at the end of last year, many changes have taken place. The location in Cranston, RI has struggled to find its identity since relocation from Warwick, RI about three years ago. First opened as a Legal Sea Bar, management figured out that Cranston isn't exactly young and trendy. Then revamped closer to echo its more traditional restaurants, it was acquiring some success when the pandemic hit. Now, under a new management structure, menu items have changed and atmosphere has definitely suffered. The fish we had was prepared well, but requests were not addressed. The music choice, an apparent obsession with '80s hair bands, was so loud we had to ask for it to be turned down...twice. Our wait person was courteous, but I honestly don't think he could hear us over the noise, which may explain our requests not being met. Legal Seafood was once our favorite restaurant. We deeply appreciated the consistency, the food, the service, and the atmosphere. The former space in Warwick was always excellent, upbeat without being overwhelming, and pleasant. And we always visited other locations throughout greater Boston whenever visiting with no disappointment. I ask that practices and menus from Warwick and other locations be reviewed. For the reasons cited, I cannot recommend LSF Cranston at this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
24 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Always consistent.

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JerushaR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It’s a shame.. we miss the ok’d legal seafood - we were hoping for the intimate feel and fine dining experience we loved a few years ago when we visited. The oysters were not as tasty, location is now in a strip mall, the ambiance was more of a dress down sports bar (which is fine if that’s the vibe you want), and overall - just too pricey for what you are getting - very disappointed. Not the Legal Seafood it once was.

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NYUDad
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Food fresh and tasty. Paired nicely with the DeLoach Pinot. Bon bons shared for dessert. Very nice for a first return visit post Covid! Thanks Legal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Experience was good, except the food (shrimp scampi) was a little bland . I am definitely comparing it to what I used to have when it was located on post road.. overall it was just ok for my birthday celebration - I’m disappointed

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MamaFoodie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster roll was the best in RI, the service was professional and attentive without being too much in our space, the portions were generous. Overall a great dining experience.

JK
JeanK
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We never got our appetizer. Server seemed stressed

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vipSweetLou
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tables spaced apart during covid but with outdoor dining and windows open it was very pleasant on a nice sunny day. The RI calamari and bang bang cauliflower was outstanding. The fish and chips, with haddock, was large and tasty. The shrimp with crab stuffing was acceptable. The service was very helpful and friendly. A good value and worth a trip

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KennethD
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome and the food was nice and fresh.

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BobJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I always expect a good meal at legal seafood and yet it almost always exceeds my expectations by being so fresh, delicious and satisfying. The grilled swordfish was just delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was exceptional.

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vipKieranC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the crabmeat over salad, delicious! And so fresh.
Great server, Rose, she is an incredible server. Can’t wait to go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I was very disappointed with the fish tacos I ordered. Unfortunately, I assumed that because I was at a seafood place they would be at least good. However, the small pieces of fish were fried. The construction of the taco with the fried fish bites and toppings looked like something my kids made with Play-Doh. The French fries were at least decent.

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Jette
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Legal Seafoods, and this visit did not disappoint. The food was incredible and just keeps getting better! Grilled haddock was delicious; broccoli and the smashed potatoes were also great. They did not have trout, however, and that was disappointing. I also wish they would bring back that Kale/yogurt/peanut side that they used to have. But overall, fantastic food and restaurant!

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LRMc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day.

JJ
JenniferJ
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and the presentation was absolutely stunning! The beverages were refreshing and service was with a smile and in a timely fashion. The manager, bartenders and hostesses were also very professional. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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GinaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Our table was very close to the bar, which was fine. What I did not appreciate, however, was the MMA fight on the bar television -it was obnoxious and violent, and ruined the ambience of such a nice restaurant. My husband agreed.

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Craig
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first time I have eaten at the Garden City location. Food and service were excellent! Were encouraged to take as much time as needed to enjoy our meal and catch up. Definitely will be back!

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LolitaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite was the fish & chips. My husband loooovvves the stuffies & clam chowder. 👍👍

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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 4.5 stars by 1338 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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