Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

4.5
2313 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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2313 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my father’s birthday and it was a great night

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EllenD
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious, I had grilled blackened salmon.
My husband had fried shrimp.
We enjoyed the bang bang cauliflower.
Our waitress was outstanding!

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RobD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary (don't ask how many) 2 days before Thanksgiving and expected a crush so went early. Instead, it was not terribly busy and therefore quiet. The food was as usual, extremely fresh and excellent. They have a somewhat limited menu which means they have polished all their choices to perfection. Our server was outstanding, with 13 years working them, and a real professional. We'll go back again for sure!

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vipBill
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and good value. Excellent service.

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vipDCC87
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, prices are a bit high though. Service was solid as well.

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vipantypammy
New England
37 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Legals used to be my favorite place to go for a good dinner. Since you changed your menu I find the choices to be very limited and uncreative and the prices exorbitant. I have returned several times hoping that the menu will change back or change again in a positive way, but it is likely to be quite a while before I return to any of the Legals again.

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vipPeter
New England
78 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful place for lunch with friends. Service was excellent and waiter was very helpful with selections. Meals are well prepared and very appetizing. Parking is no problem and restaurant is across the street from the Braintree Mall if you want to shop afterwards.

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ColleenMcElmell
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Everyone’s meal was great! Had the mussels and super garlicky delicious!!!

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LeoH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal. Looking forward to our next Legal Seafood visit.

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vipLouH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sever was really good
Very attentive
Professional and nice
Rare these days !

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vipDallasDiner
Dallas
55 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis was AWESOME! And the food was great. Anytime I come home to Boston I always need my Legal fix! I can’t get over how large the portions were too. Great food and great service

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Alex
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was just okay…not the same as pre-pandemic and pre-sale. Limited menu…very sad..I go,back to,the original in Cambridge. This sure isn’t what it used to be.

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KenP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch menu was a bit limited, but everything was well prepared.

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DavidB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Everything was excellent. The service was also great. The main course wasn’t rushed. The atmosphere was lovely and fun but upscale. If you want fresh seafood this is an excellent option.

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NelsonC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The service was oaky. The food was fresh and prepared very well, but the price is fairly high.
The menu selection is just fair, but the selection was items I was familiar with and above the basics.

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MarkR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lobster bisque and yellow fin tuna were fabulous. Very pleasant and professional waitress. Bar martinis were great too!

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DebraT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious

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KaylaM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

If I could give it zero stars I would. We dine out at legal seafood many times and have never had it be this bad. It was a little busy but I was a waiter before. The waiter was good at first got us our drinks and appetizers after that it went downhill . The waiter walked by us several times before taking our order . When our food came out my fries were cold and his fries were cold as well. Waited 15 minutes for a refill on our drinks even though she walked by us ignoring us for 15 minutes. Giving her attention to other tables and putting her back to us.She didn’t even ask how our food was because I would’ve told her the fries were cold. We waited for boxes for another 15 minutes and for the check for 30 minutes. We spent an hour and a half their which we could’ve been out in an hour if she payed attention to us or gave us good customer service. We spent our anniversary dinner at legal which we shouldn’t have because it was ruined. I will not be returning to legal seafood .Such a waste of money. Never again..

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JoanS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a party of 1, so they sat me at the tables in the bar area, which was fine. I had a couple of loud patrons at the bar that were using some pretty offensive language. I am not bothered by that at all, however I would recommend keeping children and maybe sensitive adults out of that environment.

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vipDana
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Leian P. took great care of us. Food was Legal Seafoods quality. We will be back.

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vipfoodieman
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chowder, steamers and butter lobster roll. Also great seafood and the server was excellent and made our meal special

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We vacationed in New England and had dinner here on our last night before flying out. It took a long time for the waiter to acknowledge us but then he was ok. I had salmon which was great but the plate was ice cold and so was the farro and kale (which was supposed to be kale but was spinach). My daughter got the lobster bisque which took some time. The waiter said they were waiting for lobster. It was good once she got it but the chunks of lobster looked and tasted more like crab. We were disappointed in this dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We expect wait staff to be masked which they were, but between the noise level & the masks it was hard to hear.

The food was nicely done - one salmon, one shrimp scampi & one scallops were all well prepared, served hot in in good sized portions.

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WalterW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipJenfluffava
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service! Brian’s the best!

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AndrewT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

One of the party ordered the Swordfish steak with the olives; olives turned out to be the star. Swordfish reported to be very low on taste. The other dishes were very good. In looking at the bill when we got home, I think we were charged for a glass of wine we didn't order. There were three of us in the party, and I was the driver and had none. I should have caught it there.

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vipSherylF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Unfortunately Legal has gone downhill and is jut not the same. they finally brought back he lobster bisque and it was not good; instead of being a rich reddish color it was brown and watery. It was quite peppery and if there was sherry in it we couldn't taste it. I ordered the simply grilled scallops and they had no taste. Very disappointed in the meal overall.

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vipBeachboy
New England
53 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting an old friend for a reunion of sorts.

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GerryD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice server

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LORIO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Restaurants used to be a treat and a pleasure to go to, not anymore.
The service was terrible, felt rushed and not taken care of......I work too hard for my money and it was not worth the trip, time or money. Will not be back.

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vipDebF
New England
29 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bartender are always the best

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vipDanielleH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the quality of the food and service were excellent!

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MarilynM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waitress was awesome! We were disappointed that the menu had changed. We came in for the trout and baked potato and both were removed from the menu.

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vipBluzebra
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we sat at the bar and got excellent service!!!! food was great as usual.

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vipDLee
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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ClimberMike
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great as usual. The one thing we would say is that having the dessert menu on the kids menu was a bit odd. Also the desserts didn’t have any description with them. The presentation of the dessert menu was just lacking. Just a thought. Great food and service as always.

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BeverlyK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely the best restaurant, it’s my favorite. Friendly and courteous staff all the time. The food is always delicious

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Rocco
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and friendly. We always have a great time when we go to Legals Braintree.

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vipAnnacabana
New England
82 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Late lunch with friends on a Tuesday. We three enjoyed tuna burgers and tuna steak entrees with service by Brian who was superb. He really knows people and has a great sense of humor. Legal Sea Foods is convenient, consistent, with a good menu and wine list.

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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 2313 OpenTable diners.

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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