About Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

Our new 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. And our late night menu, available Friday and Saturday, begins two hours before close.

We’re located right off of Route 93 in South Shore Place, across the street from South Shore Plaza.

30 Forbes Rd
Braintree, MA 02184
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 817-1292

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/braintree-forbes-road

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.4

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4.1

value

3.9

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
Casual (34)
Good for Groups (31)
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Good for a Date (31)
Bar Seating (26)
Business Meals (25)
Great for Lunch (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Healthy (17)
Fun (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Authentic (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Romantic (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Happy Hour (7)
People Watching (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Vegan (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Haven’t been to a Legal Seafood in quite a while, and I am so happy that I made the decision this past Tuesday night.

Met a friend for dinner and had a wonderful experience.

The food, service, and ambience were all top-notch!

Ordered the arctic char, Caesar salad with extra anchovies ( hard to find a good Cesar these days; especially a restaurant that has great anchovies ).

Our server, Brian, was very friendly and quite professional.

The service definitely made for an excellent evening.

Looking forward to coming back very soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Dined alone after driving up from NJ on business. Was seated by the closed patio door which unfortunately had a cold draft blowing in. Complained and was immediately reseated. Enjoyed the rest of the meal at a warmer spot. Good response to a customer’s issue. Will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food is very good. However, you don't get a dedicated waiter. Anyone can be bringing anything and not know what you've ordered. We waited forever for a side item, and stopped 3 staff members before finally getting the item. Manager apologized and was very nice. For the money one spends here (it is not inexpensive), we think a dedicated waiter is the better way to go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was an enjoyable dining experience. We had a group luncheon and everyone was happy with the food and service.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

A little cold in the booth in the bar but awesome food and ambiance.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Buffalo shrimp tasted like old shrimp and baked seafood casserole had an uncooked scallops. Sorry..

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Not good. I’ve been to this location several times, but tonight it was just not very good. From bones in my fish to the service, which was awkward and lacking, I would not recommend. There are better places especially for the price.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always a great experience at Legal Seafood Braintree. They were very accommodating when we had 4 more people over our reservation of 10. The manager was very attentive, food was delicious & our waitress was very friendly.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Frequently visit this location for the GF options. This time my seafood casserole was dry as was my husbands baked stuff shrimp. Service was excellent though.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We never are disappointed when we come to the Boston area and enjoy Legal's. Our first time in Braintree Legals. Recommend reservations as on a Saturday night those without were waiting over an hour. We enoyed the salad, lobster and seafood casserole and the lite clam chower is to die for. Great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Convenient location, great service and
delicious fresh seafood. As with all Legals,
slightly pricey but consistently good!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We ordered the Halibut 'cooked through' and it came under-cooked and with quite a few bones. One of our party ordered the sauteed spinach and it had a terrible burned taste (like cold spinach was added to an incredibly hot pan). The burned leaves got stirred in and it flavored the whole side.

Salads were really good and swordfish was also good.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was fast, food was good, staff was excellent

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a reservation , but arrived early. This was not a problem , they seated us right away. We planned on taking the. Braintree bus to. Logan. Airport , so we didn't feel rushed at all! Very comfortable atmosphere!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a terrific family dinner on a Sunday. They offer a fish option on the kids menu, and my daughter actually ate her dinner! The seating was comfortable, the waiter was very friendly, and we enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I was disappointed with my visit to this Legal Sea Foods restaurant. I suspect my "grilled" haddock filet was actually oven-baked and then briefly placed on the grill to produce the slightest of grill marks. The haddock should have been served hot not warm. The spinach was also warm but the rice underneath the haddock was hot. My wife's seafood casserole was over-cooked with the topping seared brown to black. This is likely my last visit to Legal Sea Foods. There are many other good choices, the Sole Proprietor in Worcester is one of them.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Awesome . Service and food was outstanding and recommend this location.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Typical Legal fine quality and ambiance.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was great but food was just warm not really hot but we understood it was Thanksgiving.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Table for 2. One said had overhead light shining in eyes. Other side was too dark to read small print on menu, had to use cell phone flashlight. Food and service were very good as usual.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our server Jose was attentive, knowledgeable and was responsible for making this an excellent dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Legal is reliably consistent. Food and service were very good at the branch of the enterprise. Waiter was extremely attentive. I’d return again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Waited 45 minutes to sit- despite a confirmed reservation. AND had to prompt hostess to be sure we got seated- despite formally checking In and receiving a pager.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nice that they kept the Open Table reservation even on a busy Saturday evening when people were waiting for tables.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It's always my friend and mine's favorite place to meet for dinner and chat. Service and food are great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was excellent as always. Salmon was cooked just right. Service was especially good.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Three of us met for lunch. The restaurant ambiance is quite pleasant. Legal has a great selection of fresh seafood. I had a cup of Legal's excellent clam chowder and a dozen cherrystone clams. My friend was happy to see fish chowder on the menu and had a cup as well as an order of chicken wings prepared as she requested without the Kung pao sauce. My other friend also enjoyed some clam chowder and a generous dish of shrimp scampi which she very much enjoyed and took about half of it home with her to enjoy again. The waitress was upbeat and efficient. Two of us shared a dessert of five ice cream bonbons (love them) and our other friend had a very large dish of blood orange sorbet which she could only eat about half of. A delightful lunch experience was had by all.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

great meal, however Legal's could not find my open table reservation. I did show them on my phone and they seated me anyway. Unsure of the issue. Both my friend and I had the email confirmation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I had the lobster casserole the flavor was good but it was seriously lacking lobster. I poked through and only found one tiny piece of what I thought was lobster.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very tired restaurant and menu, needs to come in to the current decade.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a reservation and was seated right away. Chowder was so hot that while the flavor was good it wasn’t enjoyable to eat. Very crowded so kitchen was behind. Consequently when entrees finally came neither was very good. Waitress spent most of the night apologizing. New computer system caused a glitch and gift card we used wouldn’t go through until manager took over.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Dinner to celebrate two birthdays was not nearly as good as usual. Seafood casserole was dry, broccoli had VERY hot spice on it that burned my mouth. When the waitress brought replacement broccoli, it was cold. Kind of disappointed in their quality that night.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our server James was excellent.
The food excellent
The women's bathroom was a mess. I told a hostess and she seemed alarmed and said she would make sure the restroom was tended to.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had a great dinner... the service was wonderful... our waitress could not have been more attentive...loved the crab cakes!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fun, Healthy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a reservation for 6 for a birthday meal and were seated in the back dark corner of the restaurant. Would have preferred more ambience, but the food and the service were great.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely love Legal Seafood, great value and excellent food.

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Casual, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Busy night. Glad we tried the featured wine. It was delicious. Great fresh oysters local. The special bay scallops were tasteless with dry crumbs. Scallops were not local MA and were disappointing. Side dish of potatoe and squash was mush. Had to get a side of butter to moisten . So dry. Nothing special for 130 bucks.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Chris gave us outstanding service and James was wonderful as he always is.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Late night dinner

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Never had a problem with service at a Legal Seafoods. This time was different. My friend complained that her baked stuffed lobster had too many onions. Server offered to talk with cook to see if they could redo it without onions. When the server returned with a newly prepared dish they had taken the old one away. The problem was that they did not give her the baked stuffed lobster but a dish that had tons of crackers chopped up along with shrimp and scallops, no lobster. When she told server that the dish contained no lobster, the server said that’s because she ate the lobster from the initial dish, (which she did not) therefore was not entitled to lobster. I could not believe what I was hearing. How dare they take her baked stuffed lobster and replace it with something else without saying anything. The server argued with us. The manager took my friend’s plate off the bill. It was not a good experience. It was decent of the manager to deduct cost, but my friend would have been happier with a baked stuffed lobster rather than a free meal of chopped crackers with shrimp and scallops.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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