Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

4.4
2274 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2274 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Excellent food and great service

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LisaG
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful time. The staff was accommodating and we never felt rushed.

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vipDBB77
New England
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous fish & chips- enough for two people!

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Gumbo
New England
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both my friend and I had the burata/tomato/pesto salad with shrimp. It was really good. Sat outside which was nice until it got very windy but that’s not Legal’s fault.

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viprewindrw
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our meal, but items that were available gluten free in the past have were not available this time, and we were unable to ascertain whether this was a one time issue, a supply chain issue, or permanent. Since one of the reasons we like Legal is that they had a lot of GF options that are not widely available elsewhere, we were disappointed and are concerned that they may have changed something we really like about them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food was nice and fresh!

ML
MrsLong74
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went yesterday for lunch. The food was delicious and our server Vanessa was very nice and attentive. The only issue I had was with the hostess. She seemed very annoyed and her tone was curt. It was odd because I’ve always had a nice experience at this location.

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vipChefRoddy
New England
52 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience on your patio last night!
Emily was our server and we LOVED her!!!
Such a fun and energetic personality that made for a wonderful dining experience!

The patio was a fun place to sit and eat and the food was amazing as always!

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TinaF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were able to eat on the patio in comfortable seating and safety.
Our appetizer and drinks were delivered very quickly and were fabulous! We love the Bang bang cauliflower! Our drinks were replenished very efficiently and our entrees arrived hot and delicious. The servings were generous and we were not rushed, and our server checked back with us several times.
It was a delightful experience.

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AllyM76
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was thinking how best to treat myself after so many challenges in previous weeks and it was clear that I needed a lunch with a great ambience… Legal’a have been tradition now over 20 years and I’ve never been disappointed ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food always good but what happened to the menu?

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Distressing that aocial

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eeFoodluvsu
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gina our waitress was great. She kept checking on us if we needed anything. She was very sociable and made our luncheon very enjoyable. The lobster rolls are the best of anywhere in the South Shore of Boston. My niece and her 6 yr ok’d daughter enjoy getting together at Legal’s and the patio dining was very nice especially during these troubling times.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Steamers were fabulous as appetizer. Stuffed haddock was wonderful and portion was more than enough.
Server (Brian) was excellent. Caring considerate And perfect at his job. Made for very pleasurable evening .

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BenL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Haven’t been to a Legals for a while or taken over by Smith and Wollensky and was disappointed. The food, service and quality/quantity of food have been so poor. A fair rating is a stretch. The prices have increased tremendously and the amount of the servings decreased. We will not be returning any time soon.

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BurtY
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal Seafood sets the bar for delicious seafood. We have been returning over and over for the past thirty five years at one location or another. The quality remains topnotch. Legals is the only restaurant that I will eat raw Cherrystones or Littlenecks. The food is fresh and there is always enough to eat.

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DoctorG
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Calamari was greasy and overcooked.

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Tink
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was lovely and knowledgeable about the dishes.
My scallops with succotash was great. My husbands fish and chips were a little over done.
Great martinis Mango lemon excellent.

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vipsisjps1021
New England
37 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for another outstanding experience at LSF Braintree! The food was exquisite as was the service. We can't wait to return.

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Birthdaygirl
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The drink was bad. The worst strawberry daiquiri I’ve ever had. Sour..I asked to sweetened it up. Obviously the bartender poured out at least half the drink and replaced with filler. It was sweet but he poured out the rum. He should have made a proper drink. Clams were over cooked. Too loud…loud. Not a good experience. Wait staff was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations was a breeze via open table app though a phone call was required to adjust booking for a party of five. We were seated immediately on arrival, and our server soon appeared and began taking our order.
Her recommendations was spot on, the food was excellent, timing was great and the overall experience was perfect.
The price you pay for good food and service is easily digest when the company you share it with enjoys every moment spent together and will forever hold those memories close. Thank you.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was all excellent, as always. Brian, our waiter, was great and was able to identify which of 3 varieties of oysters we had already eaten , was the one that we asked to have another 1/2 dozen of. My daughter and I have come to Legal often over time and have never been disappointed, and this visit was no different.

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BillC
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to snag an outside table on a beautiful night. Steven, our waiter, was incredible. And of course Legal’s food is great. Miss the seafood casserole, fish chowder, and jasmine rice that were staples on the menu, but our date was delightful!

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LaurieS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a lovely caeser salad with salmon and sangria last night. The social distancing was very comfortable. Had a fabulous server Christina.

JD
JacintaD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Legal's Seafood Braintree Location. This would be my second visit in the last 6 days. I love the choices of food, and the waitress was absolutely wonderful. The manager is absolutely wonderful with her team, I do enjoy visiting.

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LisaV
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The amount of seafood for the price was not good. Once our food came we never saw our waitress again.

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vipbarb
New England
143 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We ate out on the patio which was very very pleasant! Thank goodness the weather cooperated. I also appreciated that all servers and staff wore MASKS! Very reassuring! My colossal stuffed shrimp was expensive and not very colossal....4 medium sized shrimp with an okay stuffing. Small amount of rice and a few asparagus. My husband's baked haddock was overcooked, dry and not his favorite meal. Mussel appetizer was okay but most mussels were very small and may didn't open! Nothing outstanding.

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SamanthaD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The appetizers were great, the entree not so much. I had the cOOP pink and it was so bland! No flavor at all. Definitely not worth the $39.

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Skater1
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food , fair price, great servive

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BiancaB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. The food was great and the service was excellent! Our waiter was very nice and friendly. We highly recommend it for birthdays and special occasions!

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DougS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Definitely not operating at its traditional level of quality or service

MD
MarkD
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated promptly and our server came over and took our drink order promptly. There was an unusally long time for the kitchen to prepare the meals - restaurant wasn't that busy, so perhaps the kitchen is short staffed. Our meals arrived together and were hot and nicely prepared.

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MathieuS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was awesome, right on time and the food was delicious,the service was beautiful.

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LesleyR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We always eat at Legal when in town

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ontheterrace
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Worst service I have ever received at a legal seafoods.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
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

DE
vipDavidE
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
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 on July 30, 2021
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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vipBillP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipPamAla
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
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.

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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 2274 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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