Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

4.5
2196 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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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2196 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWalterW
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Unfortunately sat near a drunk that was loudly talking and dropping F-bombs all night. I think his friend was quite embarrassed. Not worth moving our table, just annoying.

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AndreB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The stuffies are amazing, so were the stuffed shrimp.

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DianeR
New England
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Sat outside - deck is kind of plain - could use some flowers to make it more special.

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vipFoodi
New England
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent! I never would have expected such a beautiful atmosphere at this location. The outdoor deck was spectacular!

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vipJolo1948
New England
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mussels were fantastic!

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vipplemo
New England
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Legal offers dependable top quality food and service. Always a great choice.

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vipsisjps1021
New England
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at Legal's in Braintree. The food unsurpassed, the ambiance, delightful. Thank you again for another amazing experience.

JM
JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The menu offered us exactly what we wanted. Lots of good sea food options. The best surprise was the Chablis wine which was excellent. Checking the price of the bottle at stores on line, the mark-up to Legal Foods price was less than 2x. For me that, in itself, is a big reason to come back to Legal Foods. My wife, a crab cake aficionada, was impressed with the quality of the crab cake.

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Holiday2014
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Legal Sea Food restaurants. The food is always good and fresh. The service is excelent.

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DavidE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Up from Texas first stop always Legal Seafood and never disappointed. Please open in Houston.

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vippaulf
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

used to be close to special, now just average
so......
wine list is dumbed down
many favorites removed from the menu
yes, the beef is upgraded (no doubt because the new owners have steak houses), but who chooses legal seafood because of the steak?
adding such an upgrade is great, but not at the expense of changing other importantly aspects of the dining and drinking experience.
oh, did i mention the overall feeling of demoralization among the staff?
we would stop here regularly for oysters, fish and a nice bottle of white burgundy. we won't bother returning if it stays as it is now.

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vipsisjps1021
New England
33 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dining experience at Legal Seafood in Braintree. Thank you.

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vipWuggy
New England
45 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Another great meal at legal' s, service with a smile and great food, only thing we noticed is the lunch menu is getting thinner (less options)

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CarolC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

I would usually give Legal Seafood 5 stars - it has always been the best of the best. My visit yesterday was not so good. The food was, as always excellent. However my first two choices were not available and I also got a meal to go and was incredibly disappointed at the quantity NOT quality of the meal. It looked like a kids meal and for $21 I would have expected a bit more.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I cancelled this reservation for open table and it confirmed my Reservation!

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vipsisjps1021
New England
33 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal at Legal Seafood in Braintree. Thanks a million. Great food, great waitstaff.

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 of us were there for lunch. Our waitress Gina, was so kind and patient with us due to some disabilities of two of the diners. All waitresses should be so caring as we have experienced others who get annoyed with us taking more time due to vision and hearing issues.
The food was excellent. We will definitely return and ask for Gina as our waitress.

KR
vipKingRanchSam
New England
34 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The drinks and food as usual was great.

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SteveO
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. They were willing to seat us 1 1/4 hrs before our reservation when we arrived early. The bang bang cauliflower was hot and spicey. My partner loved the crab cake and, of course, the chowda.
Our server was polite, efficient and knowledgeable.
My only cavet was that the very good roasted sword fish was overpowered by the tasty but strong tapenade.
We have loved Legal for45 years and expect at least as many more.

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vipsisjps1021
New England
33 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another exceptional dining experience. Brian was wonderful. Thank you. We will be back soon.

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vipSparkling
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here many times and it never disappoints, top notch food and service.
Everything fresh and beautifully presented. Had excellent Steamers and crab stuffed shrimp and stole my husband's cole slaw. Everything delicious! Only negative is that I ate everything, so no leftovers!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My worst experience ever at Legal Seafoods. Scollops overdone and vegetable were raw. Very disappointed

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vipSavvy
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing !

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Gabba
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I were celebrating with our daughter for her birthday. She loves Legal as they do such a wonderful job with their gluten free menu. I requested something that was not a menu staple and our waitress, who was outstanding, checked to see if it could be done and the chef accommodated my dietary restriction. We were even treated to a gluten free dessert at the end of the meal. I must say the food and service were outstanding. We will all be back!

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vipCarolynI
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Gina was fantastic! Very personable, attentive and friendly 😁

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RichardW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good swordfish. Usually dried out at other restaurants
I've been to, but my meal was cooked to perfection!

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vipsisjps1021
New England
33 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dining experience at LSF Braintree! Absolutely phenomenal! Thank you.

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vipCarol
New England
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food; open space. Enjoy going there! Happy that it was so busy!

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vipTheFoodies
New England
24 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

I think the flatware is very cheap for the price of entrees. I had mismatch silverware and did not enjoy eating my meal which costs $100 but I feel like the setting does nothing match the prices.

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vipRobS
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic!

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JuviD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the staff. Very nice place . Great place to eat.

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DawnH
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a good experience. Portions were a great size, had to take half home. Very friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

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vipLoriM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our waiter was very good, his name was Brian. My husband ordered swordfish, it came with red peppers and Spanish olives on top. He said it was an awful combination, and didn’t eat it all, it also was suppose to have a side of asparagus, but it wasn’t in the plate.

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JMS1973
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent seafood. Friendly service. Very accommodating for dietary restrictions and food allergies. Best dinner rolls ever!!!

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deegamma
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Grilled fish served without sauce, flavor; higher expense; nice server to start but then
we lost her and waited 15 extra' to leave. Had to ask for everything but the plate.
Average at best and in time the service and extras will improve. Wait till fall.

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CarlsonG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a fun night. Drinks and food were delicious!! But quite pricey, unfortunately!

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FoodAdventurer
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was lovely. From making the reservation to arriving/parking to being seated and ordering, it was seamless. The food was exquisite and cocktails refreshing. Very happy that quality of food and service has remained

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SherrylR
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time out since the pandemic started and it was a nice treat. They do a great job with gluten free for the Celiacs in our family.

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Luv2dine
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Atmosphere was more casual than expected-birthday celebration was a bit downplayed as a result.

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SusanR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean and beautiful place. Our waiter, Brian was very personable and knowledgable about the menu. High quality food, just a bit pricey, but worth it!

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 2196 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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