About Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

Our new location in Braintree is making a splash. Designed to evoke memories of vintage seafood restaurants, the space offers as many seating options as fish in the sea. Most notable are the three bars – including an oyster bar and food bar along the exposed kitchen – to satisfy any thirst (or hunger) for fun. In warm weather, a glass wall slides back to a large patio.

Our menu includes all the Legal Sea Foods classics, but also some specialties of the house that will reel you in. And our late night menu, available Friday and Saturday, begins two hours before close.

We’re located right off of Route 93 in South Shore Place, across the street from South Shore Plaza.

30 Forbes Rd
Braintree, MA 02184
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 817-1292

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/braintree-forbes-road

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Casual (37)
Good for a Date (31)
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Bar Seating (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
Business Meals (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Healthy (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Fun (14)
Authentic (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Romantic (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
People Watching (8)
Cozy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Great Beer (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Just a little dark but the specials were wonderful. Server Brian was very attentive

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Probably a one off tonight but the food was just okay. Not up to par with what I’ve come to expect from Legal Seafood. Our server was on the ball, however. He made recommendations of specials without pushing and was attentive enough to fill water or offer a new drink when glasses got low while not hovering. Food came out very quickly and while my wife enjoyed hers I definitely had some sand in my chowder and my sashimi tuna seemed under sized for the typical entree portion and was over cooked. This is usually a great choice for us to make a reservation directly after seeing a movie at the AMC nearby and it was good but not up to their usual standards. It was certainly it worth complaining about just a bit disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, appetizers, and main dishes. Only problem was that it was uncommonly disorganized on this night. We had reservations but waited 25 minutes for a table.
The food was delivered in twice the normal time that it usually takes. Very slow.
Very busy night but I have been there on other busy nights and not had this experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

This is not the Legals of years ago. Food was average at best. No unusual fish any more and their signature bluefish Pate is gone. Very sad. We won’t be back.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We were celebrating our sons 20th birthday. Legal Seafood is a family favorite for celebratory dinners. Food was good, service was very slow.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Roxy is the best waitress! Very attentive and the food was delish. We took full advantage of the shrimp specials.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Legal Seafoods is consistently good. Good food, good service, they aim to please.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good, a little pricey!

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been many times to this location . We Had a reservation, arrived in time ... and still waited for 15 minutes to be seated. The Food was good, and the service was good, however slow. Overall, dinner was ok, but for $120 for two people, one drink each, overall should be at least good.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Everything was great

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Is ok b- that’s all I can say

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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very tasty food! Wonderful waiter. Its a favorite dining spot

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Have to mention Christopher our server who was excellent

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Quality has gone downhill, cold food, burnt meal. Won’t be returning

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Chowder was good and hot but food was not hot when it arrived

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dining with my family my two children have allergies the waitress and manager were excellent with their allergies. Made us feel at ease and we had a great dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is good and good service ~ but a little bit small...and noise.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our server was Ian M and he made a plain / normal evening into a great memory. His knowledge of the menu, coupled with the wine list went a long way with my wife and I.

He went out of his way to accommodate our dietary concerns and assist us in making great picks from their vast, fresh menu!

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The waitress, Kathy H., was terrific. She was friendly, courteous, and efficient. I have been to Legal many times, and Kathy was the best server I have ever had.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I love Legal’s, but their menu is smaller than it used to be. There is far less variety than I have experienced in the past. The wait staff is professional, efficient and knowledgeable. The host/hostess could use a bit more training in dining room management. They tend to seat lots of new tables in one area and that waiter can then be overwhelmed. It can be a bit loud when busy so I would not recommend for an intimate dinner. However, having said all of that, the food is dependably fresh and delicious. It’s always a planned stop when I’m in the Boston area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Legal Seafoods in Braintree is a great place for a high-class meal without needing to go into Boston. We've been there many times for date night and keep going back. I'd definitely recommend it!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was very good. Legal Seafood s a perfect example of "You get what you pay for." A little judicious choosing can give you a very good meal for not too much money. Although the restaurant was crowded, the service was good and the noise was acceptable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fresh ingredients making for a delicious dinner. Helpful and friendly waitstaff. Meals served quickly and warm.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Typical noisy energetic scene. Food very expensive but well prepared. Not a value restaurant. Convenient location for travelers and the south shore. Legal in Hingham is a nicer experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Two Christmases in a row the lobsters were not up to par. Baked stuffed did not have any scallops and lobster was tough. Thermidor was cold and tough. Everyone else in our party enjoyed their food...but two who had lobster did not!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were a party of 5 that made reservations ahead and was seated in the back room on Christmas Eve. The restaurant had a large party, 30, in that room. The party basically took over the room walking around, yelling and standing over our table. This restaurant should have avoided seating others in that room. Made our special night out with family very uncomfortable. We had a horrible dinner with items just dropped on our table and no explanation of a gluten free item, since we had two people with allergies at our table. We had to wait for someone to return to ask if it was gluten free. Not a very good overall experience and not recommended if your looking for a restaurant that places customer concerns first. Seems like they really didn't care about others around this large uncontrolled party.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

we went for xmas eve and I was surprised how busy it was. we generally don't go out but apparently many do and the food and service was exceptional even being that busy! very relaxing not to have to cook and clean at home on xmas eve.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Instant table seating with two tasty fish selections and great waitress

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dining. Service, drinks, and food were amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Once again, with a reservation, my party and I were offered a table in the bar. The restaurant was not full at 3 pm on December 24th!! Although the food was good, I don't understand this. When the mgr asked about our experience, I related that this was the 2nd year in a row that with a reservation, the hostess wanted to seat us in the bar. He stated that most guests like the bar area and no one had brought this to his attention before. He suggested calling the restaurant in the future vs opentable, and request to not be seated in the bar.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

great service and dinning experience for our first date. Thank you for the experience.
Regards, Dwight

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Legal Sea Foods in Braintree was a wonderful surprise. From the moment we arrived the service was top notch. We were able to get exactly the table we wanted even though they were about to put us somewhere else before I asked. Food is delicious. Great gluten free options, including bread!

Only downside is my girlfriend left her scarf there and it wasn’t found.

Definitely would go again!

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I love this Legal seafood location. The atmosphere was amazing but what really made the experience amazing was the exceptional service by everyone. They were so kind and attentive. I would definitely return to this specific location. The food and drinks were amazing of course too!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had excellent service despite how busy it was and the food was amazing as expected!

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful management, wonderful service, excellent food!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food here via their lunch menu was quite good and differs a bit from the dinner menu. Despite the place being packed for lunch, the service was very fast and the waitress was very attentive. The lunch prices are much less than the dinner prices and the food qualnity was about the same. This chain never seems to dissapoint no matter waht location you go to.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Casual, Healthy, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always impressed with the food and service at this location.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Good food, good service, and they allowed to change my reservation slightly on a very busy day.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was fine though one meal was sent back. Our server was horrible though.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Sitting by the door in the back room doesn't make for a pleasurable experience. Please rethink that positioning. I've sat there twice now and it is hard to hear my guests.

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