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Legal Sea Foods, Braintree - Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road, Braintree, MA

Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

4.5
4.5
2572 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Our 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. />We’re located right off of Route 93 in South Shore Place, across the street from South Shore Plaza.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (781) 817-1292

  • 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 Braintree, our private dining room is accessible through sliding glass privacy doors. The space accommodates from 20-48 people for a seated event and up to 50 people for a cocktail reception, and features a 70” flat screen television. Private dining at Legal Sea Foods offers great food and hospitality and easy planning. Please contact our special events manager for further details.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Barrett: (617) 540-9352

  • Neighborhood

    Braintree

  • Parking details

    Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, 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 2,572 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. L

    Lissie99

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, great food. Some items overpriced. Lots of parking at this location
  2. SP

    SusanP

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    The prices have gotten out of control. I am not sure I can afford to go here anymore.
  3. C

    Cwow

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and the food was good. My only disappointment is that they no longer include clams in the fisherman’s platter.
  4. S

    Sandy

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had the grill rainbow trout Cajun spice needed more flavor still with the spices, very plain and simple
  5. LC

    LarryC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous never disappointed trout was prepared perfectly
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always consistent and good
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were early for our reservation but seated immediately. The service was excellent, and as this was a family get together we were pleased that we were not rushed despite the restaurant being busy. Food is consistently delicious.
  8. HD

    HarrietD

    New England

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent crab cake with mixed salad. We did note a huge increase in prices compared with pre-Covid, but the that seems everywhere!
  9. MM

    MelissaMB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server Vanessa was amazing! Will definitely be returning.
  10. a

    antypammy

    New England

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were seated in the back at a booth for two right next to a group of 6 women. The women were quite loud so we asked to be seated at another table as there were many available in the restaurant. The hostess came over and asked us if we would like to sit in the back room which was empty. We had a delightful lunch without having to compete with the noise to be able to hear each other.
  11. t

    tara

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall was good
  12. EF

    EllenF

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Table was sticky and had some crumbs. Our server was wonderful and quickly wiped it down. The food is mediocre at best... fish dry, crabcake entree overpriced, caesar salad lettuce was limp with too much parmesan cheese. The menu does not offer any grilled or broiled haddock entree. All around disappointing and overpriced.
  13. B

    Beachboy

    New England

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lunch with family. Slow service
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience with Janelle as our server. Food was great! 10/10
  15. CD

    CarlaD

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was outstanding making recommendations and anticipating our every need. Everything was fresh and fabulous from the bread, clam chowder, fresh fish entees, sides snd desserts. How is that possibile? Comple perfection.
  16. o

    oceanymag

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fish tacos were cold, but good. French fries were excellent. Fried plantains, were a nice surprise.
  17. d

    denise

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place with good fish. Pick a non peak time if you want it to be quieter. Get a reservation because it fills up. Good service.
  18. K

    Krd1969

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Server was not very attentive. Food was just ok - grilled chicken sandwich was tough - would not order again. Had to ask multiple times for drink refills. Server was not very engaging. Had better experiences before at tjs Legals - went downhill in service and quality of food.
  19. LH

    LeoH

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent dinner. Food & service were outstanding.
  20. TG

    TonyG

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early dining,5:15 dinner. Nice table, good service. Drinks and appetizer crab cakes good. Swordfish consistent, simply grilled.
  21. JM

    JML51

    New England

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Sean, our waiter, was terrific. Very attentive. Food was delicious and served in a timely manner. An enjoyable lunch.
  22. S

    Steph

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The restaurant needs an face lift. The food was good, but I have always thought their prices run high for what you get.
  23. MM

    MaryM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress , clean bathroom
  24. FW

    FrankW

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    My husband and I were most disappointed when we dined at Legal in Braintree on 10/26/2020. The quality was below average for what we ordered. The Oscar's Rockefeller were about a five and the mussels sauce was very good but the mussels were below average. We both ordered fried clams and they were overcooked and tasteless. Our wait staff was outstanding and were very gracious when I told them about the food which was not their fault. They offered us another meal and took the fried clams off our bill. We chose not to order anything else. We never complained about our dinner but felt we should this time.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was superb. We were celebrating a birthday and spent a long time at the table. He never made us feel rushed. Dry professional and courteous. Bravo!
  26. P

    Phishmonger

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We made a reservation for three. When we arrived, we requested a booth but were told such a request had to be made prior. I did notice an area on the reservation form to make such a request. We were seated at a wobbly table and requested to change tables. This request was granted. Our server was great. The prices were a bit high, but the food was excellent. We were astounded by the complimentary birthday bonbons. Thank you.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my mother’s 88th birthday celebration but OpenTable only allowed 6 maximum for reservations. Legal Seafood was able to accommodate all 16 family members, making my mother very happy on her special day! Legals really came through for us when we thought we’d be separated within the dining room and they surprised us with our own, private dining room.
  28. KA

    KAnn22

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Good food but our table was in a very dark area and I couldn't even read my menu. It also took so long to get dessert we decided to cancel it.
  29. DS

    DaleS

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Appetizers, cocktails, and main course were top notch.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I requested a high seat table but we were given a different table but no complaints maybe just an oversight, all in all the experience is good, food is good and reasonable price, we always go to legal seafood for our wedding anniversary date
  31. J

    Joannie

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Kendall as our waiter and he was fantastic. The food was top notch. We hadn’t been here since the sale. It was a nice surprise to find it even better than before. We shall return.
  32. P

    Phishgirl

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Legal used to be our favorite “nicer than normal” out to eat restaurant. Things have changed so much since then - no fried pickles, the rolls are skimpier, the food is fairly priced but the portion reflects it. Service was nothing special. I guess that is the bottom line, Legal is no longer special.
  33. C

    Chemist

    New England

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pricey but good. Seafood was on the high side price wise, but everything is more costly nowadays. Disappointed that there is no lunch menu.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with my husband was nice and quiet.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service was lacking. Had to ask for water. Weren’t told which oysters were on platter, no steak knives. Do they offer bread?
  36. ED

    EDWARDF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    I am a longtime guest at legal seafood, I visit Boston for 2-3 weeks a year twice a year for over 7 years. It is a wonderful bistro. The fish is always fresh! Tastes are wonderful 95% of the time. On 3 Oct 22 our server was poor. Our oyesters Rockeffeler were charred but edible. The manager graciously offered to cook another plater and they were wonderful. The food runner placed the second plater on our table. I commented that the second platter was much better. The food runner chuckled. We waited a long time for the main course, fried fisherman's platter, but it was terrific. I never received my glass of prosecco. The rolls were uncharacteristically very stale. I feel this bad experience was a bleep on the graph. We returned tonight, 4 Oct 22, and everything was WONDERFULL!!!!!! Nobody is perfect but legal seafood is pretty darned close to perfection! Ed Frederick
  37. a

    anthonym

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a terrific experience at dinner..our waitress Heather was beyond the beyond’s….appetizers of crab and oysters started off great…..great draft beers and dinners of swordfish and tuna…..and a great boston cream pie….place is clean, lit perfectly - will return for sure…
  38. T

    Tink

    New England

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Service was very good. The food could have been hotter it came out Luke warm.
  39. CW

    ClaytonW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite for my family. Food is always great quality and very tasty. Staff helpful and friendly.
  40. LR

    LizzieR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    I ordered haddock and it was dry and not season the Manger was very nice and replaced it with shrimp which was better. Not the same as I once knew it to be.

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 - Braintree – Forbes Road using the Order Online button. Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 817-1292.

Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road is rated 4.5 stars by 2572 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

30 Forbes Rd, Braintree, MA 02184

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Braintree

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (781) 817-1292

  • 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 Braintree, our private dining room is accessible through sliding glass privacy doors. The space accommodates from 20-48 people for a seated event and up to 50 people for a cocktail reception, and features a 70” flat screen television. Private dining at Legal Sea Foods offers great food and hospitality and easy planning. Please contact our special events manager for further details.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Barrett: (617) 540-9352

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