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Legal Sea Bar - Cranston - Legal Sea Foods - Cranston, Cranston, RI

Legal Sea Foods - Cranston

4.6
4.6
1442 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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Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 11:30 am–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 732-3663

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here in Cranston, our private dining room can accommodate 60 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 75 guests for a cocktail reception.

  • Neighborhood

    Cranston

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,442 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Great for Lunch

  • Rhode Island

    Seafood

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  1. AB

    AndrewB

    New England

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sushi was great!

  2. MF

    MamaFoodie

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best seafood dishes with kind and courteous staff, service moved along comfortably without feeling like we were being rushed out.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day great place

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We took hubby for Father’s Day. Our waiter was fantastic! He was very attentive and patient considering it was table with 4 little kids. The food was yummy. No complaints from kiddos or hubby.

  5. J

    Jlgjunk

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Sat at the bar, the bartenders were outstanding! Friendly, professional, knowledgeable!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience4

    Very disappointed with the new location. My wife and I always enjoyed the old location in Warwick. There are many choices for Seafood in the area. The menu was limited. No steamers, no clams casino, desert menu very limited. We will not return.

  7. G

    Ginny

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is consistently excellent. I like that they change up their menu selections seasonally. The Mexican Street Corn Cod is wonderful. Will return often.

  8. ST

    SetTheTable

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The restaurant was clean and and uncluttered with nice lighting. We had a large party (8) and we had to sacrifice a large table for a narrower table near the window, but the sunshine and fresh air was worth it. There were no soft furnishing so the sound bounced a bit, but that is part of the price for a cleaner space. There was no noticeable music or TV noise coming from the bar. Appetizers: The stuffed quahog was excellent, the cod cake/ball (can't recall the name) was good, but a bit over cooked which made it hard to cut. I thought the Rhode Island style calamari was very good but a few members of our party found it a bit spicy. Dinner: The baked salmon and baked cod were excellent. The fregola salad was not to my taste as the olives overpowered the other flavors of the dish. The other members of our party enjoyed the rice. We did not have dessert. Service: Our waitress was nice, but not warm. Service was efficient and our food arrived hot. I would have liked more check-ins considering the number of people in our party.

    Legal Sea Foods - CranstonResponded on June 13, 2022

    Thank you for writing and sharing this feedback! We appreciate all of your comments and will address these areas of concern with our staff. Please get in touch the next time you are joining us and we will ensure a better experience. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Legal Sea Foods

  9. S

    Sparky

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It was our first time there and we enjoyed it very much. They had outside dining so we were able to take our dog with us. We will certainly go again.

  10. DC

    DeshonC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    First Time Coming Here For Me & My Wife. It's A Beautiful Element To Be Soaked In. Today Was My Wife's Birthday, She Enjoyed Her Cheesecake + The Food. I'll Highly Recommend That You Come Check This Place Out. I'll Definitely Be Back Again. Thank You! ⭐

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! Our server was also very knowledgeable, polite and relatable! Can’t wait to go back.

  12. AB

    AndrewB

    New England

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu selection.

  13. VR

    VirginiaR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tastefully prepared, good quality, attentive service. Very clean.

  14. KH

    KateH

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not sure what has taken me so long to get to legal seafood at garden city... But it won't be too long before I go back. The server, Keith, was wonderful. Food was great and I love the open window concept on a gorgeous late spring day like today!

  15. BF

    BrianF

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A reliable place with great staff, great menu and great food.

  16. CP

    CherylP

    New England

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We were sitting in a nearly empty dining room and waited 20 minutes before anyone even approached, and only because we flagged down a busser. We were able to place our entire order with our drinks since we had waited so long: a cup of chowder, caesar salad with steak tips (there were 5 pieces), stuffies (appetizer), and the special of the night which was gumbo. For drinks, we had 1 Espresso Martini, 1 seltzer and Grey Goose, and 1 water. The manager did approach when our meals came to apologize for the wait as our waitress told on herself, and offered free dessert. We ordered the ice cream bombs. Drinks: Something wasn't quite right with the martini and I was only able to drink 1/2. My husband had the rest....I think it was house vodka. His GG and seltzer was fine. Food: my son said the chowder was great, the salad was quite large, but not enough tips for what we paid. My husband had the gumbo and it was fabulous. I had the stuffies which were actually incredibly moist and tasty. Overall we were a bit disappointed in our experience, and when the bill came and it was $100, even more so. We really only ate the equivalent of 2 meals with 2 small apps. and 2 drinks. For that price, it should have been much better.

  17. PP

    PatriciaP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great. I was a little taken back by the cost, but it was good, with ample portions.

  18. IU

    IjeomahU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed the ambiance and our meal was great. Awesome

  19. M

    Memere

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I will definitely be going back to the Cranston Restaurant. The best seafood I’ve had in a long time. It makes you feel like you’re eating at the seashore,

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quality is just superb! Had

  21. l

    lleesabb

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food.

  22. MA

    MaryAnnC

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is amazing. Best lobster roll ever. So fresh and delicious. Staff is very attentive and friendly.

  23. SN

    SunnyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious but the portions are so tiny for the price.

  24. JA

    JoeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great good and service our server was very good and helpful thanks for a great night out

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, Samantha, was absolutely incredible. Multiple of us agreed afterwards that she may have been one of the best servers we had ever had. She was really kind, communicative, friendly, and helpful. Exactly what a good restaurant needs to be successful.

  26. HM

    HeatherM

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Service from the hostess to the waitress and manager that was overseeing the floor was great. Calamari was very good, filet was cooked perfectly. Fish and chips were slightly dry.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful first experience here at this location! Waitress was beyond sweet and attentive! Atmosphere was just all around great! Food was amazing!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Samantha was awesome, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere of the restaurant was great.

  29. SJ

    SJMagz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Has something for everyone's liking! Extensive seafood menu and great drinks!

  30. B

    Birgs

    New England

    276 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    276 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Surprised by how busy the restaurant was on the Saturday night before Mother's Day, but seated in our favorite booth right on time. Started with mussels appetizer. Wished we had saved some of the yummy rolls to sop up the delicious broth from the mussels. One piece of garlic bread which accompanied the dish just not enough to do justice to the sauce. Shrimp scampi portion abundant enough to take home for 2 lunches! Grilled tuna steak cooked to perfection, also large enough portion to take home enough for a lunch. Tried the Boston Creme Pie, Legal version, for dessert. Addition of toffee gave it too much crunch for our liking. Amazed that the restaurant did not offer any decaf coffee to enjoy with our dessert...that was a first for us! Skipped any after dinner drinks as dessert was so filling.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Great service by Christa —- and INCREDIBLE food! I tried the new Mexican cod dish which was out of this world !!!! … with the corn off the cob, remoulade and blue corn strips! An evening made even better with a visit by LOUIS!!! A fabulous person and manager!!!

  32. SP

    SaraP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1

    We were sat in the very back of the restaurant, which was fine. But after about 15 minutes of being sat there, a manager opened the window directly behind us to turn on the patio lights. First of all, it was freezing, second of all it was raining and NO ONE was sitting on the patio. The food was subpar at best and it was so expensive. I will never tip badly, no matter how rough the experience was, so our sever was still taken care of, but will never come back.

  33. AB

    AndrewB

    New England

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great fish selection.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Well over priced for what you get not to mention no tast to what I had with was shrimp scampy it cam wit 7 mini shrimp like ones from frozen bag at stop in shop last time I will ever go

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    This is my new favorite restaurant. Good quality food! Prices are an little high but good food is worth it. Service always great here.

  36. MB

    MrsB

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We went here for my husband's birthday dinner. He loves the crab cake combo meal and I love that they have gluten free options for me (Celiac). Lately we have chosen Legal Seafoods Cranston restaurant for all our celebrations. It's pricey, but for a special occasion it's worth it.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    753 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    753 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience was fantastic. From our initial greeting to the fine service that we received from Amanda L. The service was outstanding - attentive, courteous, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable about each and every food item. Amanda possessed all the wonderful, positive qualities that befit a high end restaurant such as Legal Seafood. The food was also prepared to perfection and each of our fresh seafood dishes were prepared with the proper amount of care, attention and ingredients. Amanda L. was truly a superstar tonight and our experience was greatly enhanced by the world class customer service that she provided. Job well done.

  38. DP

    DavidP

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great service and food. Atmosphere was just right for the business lunch I attended.

  39. TV

    TonyV

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, best New England chowder. Friendly staff and service was outstanding

  40. RC

    RoCannon

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Brandon was welcoming, attentive and courteous. Our favorite seafood restaurant and loved all our dishes especially the Lobster roll Yumm.

    Legal Sea Foods - CranstonResponded on April 18, 2022

    Thank you very much for the positive feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Legal Sea Foods - Cranston. I will make sure to pass your kind words on to Brandon! Thanks so much for joining us and we look forward to serving you at your next visit!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 1442 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Legal Sea Foods - Cranston

175 Hillside Road Cranston, RI 02920

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cranston

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 11:30 am–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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