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

Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

4.4
4.4
2540 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

7:00 PM


Booked 34 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 2,540 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. ED

    EDWARDF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  2. a

    anthonym

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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…
  3. T

    Tink

    New England

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    ClaytonW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite for my family. Food is always great quality and very tasty. Staff helpful and friendly.
  5. 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.
  6. TB

    TimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go-to place to bring clients to impress them from all over the country. Cannot go wrong here the food was outstanding and a special request for a certain waiter by the name of Brian made the night come together perfectly. His suggestions his speed of getting things back to us and just general knowledge of everything we wanted was outstanding makes me look like a hero every time
  7. VL

    VictorL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood is always consistent and we absolutely love their famous clam chowder which is the primary reason we are repeat customers.
  8. JO

    JackOnDaRocks

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Got to Legals just as they were opening. Though they weren’t allowing seating quite yet, they kindly offered me a seat at the bar while I waited on my guests. The bartender was kind and a good conversationalist while he was finishing up his prep work. Once seated, we ordered cocktails and they were brought promptly. Our appetizers were hot and delicious. I highly recommend the crab cakes. Our entrees were excellent as well. We went for the lobster rolls as they never disappoint. Coffees for dessert that were pretty standard. No complaints along with good service. Had a great time overall.
  9. CK

    CK1991

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Legal Seafood is always consistent and has great selections.
  10. F

    Familytimetogether

    New England

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food as always! Miss the seafood casserole, it was our favorite.
  11. B

    Billyh

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service is always excellent , Brian was our waiter and he’s been there since the restaurant was across the street at the mall. He is excellent !
  12. BJ

    BidmanJoeM

    New England

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Still seems a bit under staffed but who isn’t nowadays. Food was great as always. Just a little lacking on timely service. But will not discourage me I’ll be back for a business meeting diner next week.
  13. MW

    MichaelW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Start off with the Crab cake then the stuff lobster ( light on bread crumbs)
  14. B

    Beachboy

    New England

    58 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service unbelievably slow. Not servers but the kitchen. 1.5 hours after placing our order I stood with our server at the kitchen while they struggled providing fried clams. The clams were good but the wait was not.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is consistently good.
  16. MA

    MAT2806

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice, comfy booth seat, server was very pleasant - food and drinks came quickly. I personally didn’t care for my meal but that was on me for trying something new that I wasn’t sure of. My date was very happy with his meal and dessert was fabulous.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good! Everyone was pleasantly courteous.
  18. KC

    KellyC

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    While it's not the Legal Seafood of yesteryear, it's still a very nice restaurant, that does a mean piece of fish! The reason we keep going back is the staff. They have the nicest, most attentive, genuinely thoughtful staff anywhere!
  19. KE

    KERI

    Naples

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Nowhere near the old Legal. Scallops were small and varied sizes. Schrod was undercooked.
  20. A

    Asian1996

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Kitchen burnt one of the entrees and disrupted the entire dining experience. Waiter was very good. The kitchen also forgot the side Caesar so we had to box up the salad and take it home.
  21. EC

    ElizabethC

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Birthday dinner Excellent waitress Air conditioning too cold as patrons putting on coats and sweatshirts
  23. AT

    AlexanderTheGreat

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shari our wait staff person Was lots of fun and did a great job and taking care of our fun evening with friends
  24. AJ

    AJCook12

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another incredible dinner! Delicious and great portions, the haddock and sea scallops were so good! Excellent service aa always. Braintree is our favorite Legal SeafoodS!
  25. JA

    JennicaA

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I have always liked this place. The service was great, and we really enjoyed our server. The new menu would be fine if all the new items were not at the expense of old classics. So many absolute favorites gone and it really bums me out.
  26. BD

    BDdinners2

    New England

    135 reviews

    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food and service are consistently excellent, and our server Brian is consistently excellent in his attention, thoughtfulness and professionalism.
  27. MG

    MichelleG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very friendly, professional and helpful.
  28. JB

    JamariB

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Was very disappointed. Nothing like it use to be. Will not go back unfortunately
  29. EH

    EllenH

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar for dinner. The service and the food were outstanding!!
  30. BK

    BeverlyK

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My go to restaurant food is always very good and our waiter Brian is the absolute best
  31. DC

    DrCria

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We decided to have lunch on the patio with 87 F temperature as the restaurent was extremely cold. The “crispy calamari” were not crispy and the presentation with the hot sauce was too messy. The grilled tuna was good but not extraordinary.
  32. D

    Daija

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server! The food was delicious and perfect place to celebrate my sister’s birthday! Will definitely be back!
  33. B

    Beachboy

    New England

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Lunch with friends. Restaurant relatively empty so service was fast. Most notable was the lobster Mac and cheese served in a lobster shell. Excellent taste, unusual presentation.
  34. GT

    GiggleTwins

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The restaurant was understaffed and not crowded for a Friday evening. Our server was as attentive as he could be (thank you) considering the fact he had too many tables. We had been to the Chestnut Hill location in the previous two weeks (and many times before) and ordered the same dishes, for it was SO good, yet in Braintree my cod was overcooked. If it was the first time getting the dish I would have been greatly disappointed.
  35. RL

    RachelL

    New England

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tom was our server, he was great. Food was good.Had the chowder and chicken scampi. Very tasty
  36. T

    Tink

    New England

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress was very polite and attentive. The food was very good. Swordfish was perfectly cooked. Everyone in our party was satisfied.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Staffing caused a delay in seating. Server was great. Meals were awesome.
  38. MD

    MichaelD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always consistent, great service, fresh food and meeting place.
  39. K

    Kath14

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always
  40. AF

    AFairportFan

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were outstanding. The noise level was a bit too high.

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 4.4 stars by 2540 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 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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