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Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta

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3088 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
See fish. Eat fish. Legal Sea Foods is located in downtown Atlanta’s Hilton Garden Inn, across from the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola. Our two-story restaurant is double the fun for Atlantans who love seafood.

The buzz-worthy Oyster Bar is our street level lounge. Our second floor dining room features panoramic windows overlooking Centennial Olympic Park and Atlanta’s skyline, a balcony with outdoor seating and a wine room for semi-private parties. Nineteen signature cocktails, 28 wines by the glass and 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish will get you hooked.

Legal Sea Foods has received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
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Phone number
(678) 500-3700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Luckie St
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Parking details
Our validation will net you savings: complimentary self-parking or $5 off valet parking for up to 3 hours in the Hilton Garden Inn Garage.
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Public transit
Georgia Dome/GWCC/CNN/Phillips Arena or Peachtree Center MARTA Stop.
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here in downtown Atlanta, we can accommodate from 12-60 people for a sit down dinner and up to 125 guests for a cocktail reception.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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 3088 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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4.2
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3.9
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Service was EXCELLENT Hostess and Server. Food great, but slightly lukewarm. Still delish, but I like my food hot when it hits the table. I didn't alert the server though, as I was hungry!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We picked this restaurant out of many because we wanted a seafood specific meal. The shrimp were amazing and more than enough. We both also had a Sangria which was excellent. The server was very pleasant on on top of everything sure the whole meal.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Let me start this by saying, I am a huge fan of Legal Seafood. Me and my wife visit their restaurant frequently and we have our favorites off their menu. We decided to go there Sat night which we probably should have went on Sunday but we were celebrating us and my promotion. We were seated right away but we were not greeted by anyone for 15 - 20 min. The waiter did come and get our drink orders and proceeded to inform us of the specials for the evening. We received our drinks and at that time we placed our order. We were then informed that we would receive some bread for the table but it never showed up. My wife and I sat there from 9:40 till 10:15 without any bread or even being check on. When our food came out it was not very hot but warm like it had been sitting before we were served. Our waiter finally checked on us when we finished our meal. In the many times that we have been here, busy or not we never felt unimportant. My wife being the woman she is thought maybe he was just busy and couldn't get to everyone so she still gave him the standard 15% .

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Both my husband and I had shrimp, and both of ours was over cooked, it was tough. The rest was good.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The clam chowder lives up to it's reputation, very rich and exceptionally tasty. The main courses were well prepared but seemed to lack that "pop" of ultra fresh seafood; note though that we did not order anything from the raw bar which would have been a better indication of sea to table freshness. Service was excellent, attentive but not overbearing. Overall, a good experience; I would recommend this place to others looking for good seafood in a casual setting.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I Would Recommend Legal Sea Foods To Everyone I Know. Please Keep Up The Marvelous Work!!!

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Food was very good. Our table server was very nice and attentive. Overall experience was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing venue I drove 11 hours to visit this place it was well worth it. Me and my daughters loved it! All our meals were fabulous well prepared. It was an Hmm experience

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our server Alicia was amazing! The food was awesome as usual!

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We ordered appetizers calamari and gumbo but it took At least 30mins for them to arrive. The flavorless gumbo looked as if it had been sitting out and calamari was over cooked and drowned in Thai seasoning.

When entree’s finally arrived the dishes weren’t up to par. Microwaveable dinners looked and I’m sure taste better than what we were served. There was no excuse for delay and poor food especially when the restaurant wasn’t packed.

Even when the manager assisted the waitress by bringing an entree he didn’t care to ask why we asked him to return the untouched gumbo.


The waitress didn’t follow payment directions when bill came out and due to my total and complete disgust with the establishment she (Sharde S) got away with tipping herself $28.00 of my money. Not cool will NEVER dine there again!


Oh the drinks we ordered after being seated didn’t arrive until after we paid bill.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

good selection and close to conventioncenter

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Couldn't ask for better server or meal!

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Order drinks at the bar. It took forever to the point we cancel the order. We planned to have some appetizers at the bar and finally end up eating them at the table an hour later. Table service average. Never available. Food is spectacular so hopefully the rest can be improved.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service! Food was tasty, I just wish the food was hot. Both of our plates were either warm or cold/warm.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service, delicious food and it was a lot. I had The Grilled Mediterranean Salmon. It also has a good view to parts of the city.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As always, we enjoyed our experience tremendously!!! We had reservations for 3:45, and arrived about 5 minutes early. We were greeted by a warm hostess and promptly seated. They accommodated our request to sit near a window. Our WONDERFUL server, Nicole, even stayed a little longer than scheduled in order to accommodate our seating request. We give Legal 5 stars on everything from service, ambience, personality and timeliness.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was average for the price. Nothing special for the cost. Gumbo was really bland.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

What a great evening! Our waitress (who looks and speaks so much like Nina Simone, by the way) took great care of us. The GM, Peter, is doing a great job at managing the restaurant...a finely-tuned machine, from our point-of-view. Very busy place, but we never felt rushed. Food was great and service was impeccable.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

My family of 3 went to Legal Sea Foods for a quick evening meal while in the city for the evening. I had a shrimp pasta dish. My husband ate a seafood grill and my 6 yr old daughter enjoyed fish sticks and fries. It was all delicious! The service was great as well. We would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I have been to LS before and really enjoyed the food and cocktail. This particular instance, the cocktail was not as memorable - at least not enough to make me order it again. It was somewhat misrepresented on the menu.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The atmosphere and food were excellent. The only couple of misses were the menu is smaller then in Boston and they don't have the lobster bisque at the Atlanta location. I would recommend the Atlanta place but will stick to the Boston location from now on.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great service, food and view from balcony!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing food, this restaurant is very classy but modern at the same time the service is exceptional and seafood is mouthwatering .

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I had an amazing experience and our waiter was wonderful. I will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The service was great and the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Had such a great experience at Legal Seafood. All the food was delicious and fresh. Best of all they were super family friendly. Great kids menu and our server, Najjah, bent over backwards to make our kiddos happy. Prices were reasonable for fabulous food and a comfortable atmosphere. Such a relief after a full day visiting Legoland and the Georgia Aquarium!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very good food & service...excellent view & ambiance!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food!!!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Service was fantastic, food was very good

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

It was a very charming restaurant and the food was amazing! Good view of the park and Aquarium.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I’ve been to this establishment on several occasions and have never had a bad experience. The food is only eclipsed by the professionalism and thoughtfulness exhibited by the staff. The food was prepared and presented as if someone was serving their own family. I’ve been there on Mother’s Day and to celebrate my mother’s birthday along with my fiancée. We all couldn’t have been happier with the experience. I have and will continue to recommend your restaurant to family and friends.

Regards,
Rico Adams

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

I don't normally review restaurants, however, I felt the need to review Legal Sea Foods to provide inputs that could help them improve. I saw one of my dining companion fish out 2 strands of hair out of her gumbo soup. She did not say anything to our waitress but someone else could have made a scene given the situation. Legal Sea Foods is a relatively expensive restaurant and should implement strict measures to ensure that the food they serve is not contaminated.
In addition, my Caesar salad topped with crab meat was nothing impressive. I had much tastier Caesar salad from many other restaurants.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We made reservations for 10:00. I was pretty disappointed when I arrived and was told that I had to find my own table. We walked around for a few minutes and after finding no open tables I asked someone and they were very helpful in finding us a nice semi quiet location. Our waiter was great bet!!!
Now on to the food. As an appetizer we ordered the Calamari. It took about 20 minutes to come out and was cold. It had a decent taste but the fact that it was cold kinda killed it for me. I ordered the Crab cake and grilled shrimp as an entree. Crab cake was mediocre at best but the grilled shrimp was probably the best I’ve ever had. My date ordered the Surf and Turf and the lobster seemed as if it was sitting on ice before it was brought to the table. The steak was somewhat tender but absolutely no flavor at all. My final bill including to Crown on the rocks was 125ish, which I thought was pretty steep for the quality of food. I’ve heard many good things about this place which is why I decided to go but was very disappointed. I would definitely go back for the grilled shrimp. Hopefully this was just a bad night.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went for my 18th wedding anniversary. Made reservations and although we were 45 min late we were still seated right away. The food was great we had the warm crab dip with seafood chips. I had the snapper and my wife had the fish and chips. Music as playing in the background and we had a great view of the city. Had a great time will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fantastic experience. Especially loved the shrimp and grits and the crab dip appetizer.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very knowledgeable and accommodating for my food allergy child. Props to Peter and his team for a non stressful meal.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Jeff was the best! The food and drinks were great! We’ll be back!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great experience. Will return

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Although a very busy time, we were seated 20 minutes past our reservation time, then waited almost 10 more for a server. Then another 10 before we received our cocktails. It seemed our server had more tables than she could handle. As the evening went on she was freed up & gave better service.
The food was very good and came out hot. Drinks were pricey and slow to to be served.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We were in Atlanta for a convention and had a 7:30 reservation at Legal Seafood. We arrived about 20 minutes early and the hostess said they would get a table ready and seat us early. Then at least two other large parties came in and we waited ....and waited.....Fifteen minutes later I went back to the hostess (who could see all six of us waiting) and she fumbled around and said they'd get a table ready and get us seated. Then somebody named Peter said he'd get us seated right away and we waited...and waited...so at 7:30 I went back to the hostess and she gave me the same line about seating us. We were finally seated at 7:45 (15 minutes after our original reservation). They did send out an appetizer on the house as compensation. Our waitress was Heather L. and she was prompt and efficient. The food was good and it arrived in a timely manner. We were all looking forward to experiencing your restaurant but the lackluster treatment by your hostesses really put a damper on our evening.

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