Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

4.4
2241 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We have been going to legal Sea Food for over 25 years. I regret to say that since they have been sold to new ownership the quality of the food has slipped significantly. They discontinued a lot of legal favorite dishes, but on top of that the crabcake I had was mushy and bland and the Haddack Anna style was over cooked. The salads and drinks were very good and the service was excellent. However I’m not paying $150 for two people to eat poor to fair food at best, unfortunately I will not be returning

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vipDavidE
New England
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Pretty disappointing dinner at Legal Seafood in Braintree. Mostly to do with our server, who I’m sorry to say was pretty bad. My wife ordered fish and chips and specifically asked for no coleslaw and no tarter sauce. So the meal comes out - with both. French fries were drowning in coleslaw sauce. We had to have a whole new plate brought out - which took about 10 minutes. We had to ask for waters, and more lemon, and ketchup. And not that she was asking if we needed anything. For the prices Legal gets, you’d think the service would be much better. And their prices are pretty steep. I asked how much the baked stuff lobster was. The big one? $75! Ridiculous.
The food was good, but it’s overpriced and given how bad our server was, we won’t be returning anytime soon. And you might think as much as she screwed up that she would have taken a round of drinks, or my chowder off the bill - but nope. Nothing.

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glenp
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was accessible by wheelchair. We were seated promptly.
After ordering drinks - the margarita was served in an awkward martini glass. The awkwardness made the drink spill slightly when my hands (shaky) tried to pick up the glass.
The waitress was good. It took awhile for the staff to replenish our waters. Food was good and portion size was rather large and filling.

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BillP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was surprised at the lobster Mac and cheese. Very interesting presentation. Good flavor. But a bit pricey. Loved the clam chowder

PA
vipPamAla
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took a family member there, had been many times in the past but not for a while. The service was excellent, ate at the bar, very friendly and attentive. Food was very good. Fresh and open feeling, Better than Legal C in Dedham.

KO
KeithO
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I made the reservation and "Occasion" was asked I selected Birthday as one of my guests recently celebrated a birthday. We were having such a good time that the birthday was never mentioned. Still great food & excellent service. Will come back.

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vipChefRoddy
New England
52 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I am looking for a great seafood dinner, I always pick Legal SeaFoods!
Our dinner in Braintree did not disappoint.

Brian, our server, was very attentive, knowledgeable and super friendly.

The food, as always was delicious, and the Boston Cream Pie was the perfect ending to a great meal.

We will be back soon!

SC
SusanC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Part of order didn’t come and waitress didn’t come over to follow up - see if we wanted any additional beverages ( it didn’t seem too busy)

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ElizabethP
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was great with recommendations, not feeling rushed. Food delicious & nicely played.

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vipHarry
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wait staff seemed understaffed.
Why no points on open table

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice, service quick, food excellent

RJ
RowJ
New England
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Definitely would visit the Braintree location again.

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vipTiffanyB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our experience yesterday was the best. Food and drinks were good but the best thing was our waitress Gina. She laughed and joked with us and make sure we were taken care of. She provided us with outstanding service. She was the best, had us laughing all night. If you go to Legals in Braintree definitely
Look for Gina. Great service goes a long way. Even if your food is just ok great service always will make it a great night.

Thank you Gina for a great night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great time, great atmosphere.

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SSMama
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Unfortunately, this location has gone down hill. Deferred maintenance looms and the level of service has greatly decreased. Very unfortunate.

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ReneeB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was an excellent waiter, food delicious, great atmosphere,.

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JaneZ
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal is always are "go to" place for great seafood and professional servers.
Brian was the best!! We were getting together with family members we hadn't seen in a very long time, so we spent quite a bit of time over a late lunch. The time just flew by.
There was no pressure to finish up and move on from our server and that was truly appreciated. I'm sure he could see how much love and laughter was being shared at our table.
Thank you for making our mini family reunion so enjoyable.
Kudo's to the kitchen staff for an excellent Legal Classic plate with all our favs

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our daughter’s birthday. I server, Vanessa was awesome! She was knowledgeable, sweet and ended the night with a sweet treat for our daughter which made her feel so special! Food and drinks were excellent.

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vipCherylc
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We love legal seafood and always come here but we were very disappointed in the changes that have been made to the menu since the new owner has taken over. Onion rings are no longer on the menu and the large lobster is no longer on the menu and we had to pay $60-$70 for a pound and a quarter 2 pound and a half lobster which is crazy. I don’t think we will be going to legal seafood as much as we have in the past.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as I arrived the bottle of wine I requested was brought right over to my table, great service, great food!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was great and the wine selection was decent, and our server was friendly. The ambiance needs a little TLC but overall it was a pleasant experience.

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Delicious
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was well - we had a lightning show with the weather which definitely helped the visit entertainment.

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LouisP
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

We have been going to Legals for years. The quality and selection has been very disappointing since they reopened.

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OleveK
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fast service, good food, great place to go to dinner

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SusanC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu has changed. No more fish chowder. Disappointing. Prices are quite high. Quality of food is still good

LB
LeslieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster roll was phenomenal as always. And Brian was just the most delightful waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
34 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster Roll was perfect :)

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LindaO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Will be back again soon.

SM
vipSteveM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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vipsisjps1021
New England
35 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal at Legal's in Braintree. Perfect.

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Barbara
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service was outstanding.

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vipPaul
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is consistent and good. A go to place for us when we are just looking for something on the spot, like last night when it was sweltering. Service started out great and faded toward the end of the meal.

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BrianB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Don’t like the new menu / salad was dosed in dressing

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Not as spiffy as I remember it. For example the table finish was banged up and worn looking. The server forgot items and seemed very flustered.

BK
BeverlyK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had reservations, we were seated immediately, greeted by a very friendly waitress, whose service was excellent. our meals were great, salads with grilled chicken and a kids fish and chips. Everything as usual was great, it's my go to restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was sub par. The fish was undercooked and I was unable to eat it. No flourless chocolate cake on the menu - was a staple until LSF sale. Also Anna’s Baked Scrod (another staple) was inedible.

KC
vipKathyC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gina and George were our servers and they were excellent. Food was great! Delicious steamers that were a special but used to always be on the menu. Please put the steamers back on the regular menu! New England staple!

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MarthaF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful deck for outdoor eating - and the food and service were excellent.

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VirginiaS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Brian was the best. He was attentive but not overbearing. He got everything completely right. And my crab cake was 100% perfect.

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Lawreeann
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was nice to get back to one of my favorite local restaurants in person. Take-out has been okay, but in-person dining is so much better. The staff were all super nice, helpful and seemed happy to be back.

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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 4.4 stars by 2241 OpenTable diners.

Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.legalseafoods.com/category/gift-cards.

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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