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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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.4

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4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
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Good for a Date (33)
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Good for Groups (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Business Meals (21)
Worth the Drive (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Healthy (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Fun (14)
Authentic (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Romantic (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
People Watching (5)
Vegan (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Cozy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined a day ago

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

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 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Typical Legal fine quality and ambiance.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Ladies lunch with excellent meals and service. Thank You!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 23, 2017

AC was a bit cold

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Becca A was amazing, she was prompt, knowledgeable and felt like we were in no rush. I highly recommend requesting her as your server.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

They really need to do something about the noise level. You can't hear the people you are sitting with. :-( Still one of our favorite restaurants for consistantly great food.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I went on a Saturday night and it was not the same Legal we remembered. The menu has lost its variety and the quality has gone downhill. What happened to the nice rice pilaf with peppers and onions that was served years ago? It was delicious, why remove it and serve that God awful brown rice or that boring white rice? I wasn't impressed with the crab cakes, they were nothing to write home about. The loaded baked potato was a greasy mess, certainly not the kind of potato I would expect to be served at Legal. The restaurant in Chestnut Hill feels cozy, comfortable; the one in Braintree makes me feel like I am eating in a fishbowl, (no pun intended). I don't think I will be going back there for a long time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Couldn’t get a plain baked potato, very dissapointed

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service is always very good. Specials can be eclectic. Food is Fresh Fresh Fresh

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is my second time visiting a Legals restaurant in a month and my last time. The food was very salty and didn't taste fresh. The servers were nice but forgot the tarter sauce twice and when she bought it to the table she bought more then what we asked for.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

First time with this chain for our anniversary-very enjoyable and great tasting food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

My work associates and I enjoyed our lunch celebrating successful completion of ailm important project. Legal Seafood was perfect for this with great food and a quiet area for us. Thanks.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I am a regular Legal visitor because I can trust them to deal with my food intolerances. They never disappoint me. The server & manager are caring and go beyond my expectations to be sure my meal is both safe and delicious.
The cocktails are good too!
I do wish it were a bit quieter to make conversation easier. Sitting at the bar helps.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This was my second visit to this Legal's location and it was excellent. Our server (Christie) was exceptional. We never felt rushed and she was extremely attentive. Our orders were served promptly and piping hot and our dinners (scallops, Arctic Char and shrimp) were all outstanding and prepared exactly as ordered. Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience. We were doing an early celebration of my husbands birthday and the server surprised both of us with a celebration desert. It was perfect.

Tags: Vegan, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I am never disappointed at Legal's. The food is always good.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

First time there with a few friends and it was great overall.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Everything was excellent! Our server was outstanding and provided superb service.
If I was asked about one thing that was not the best was the super nice broom sweeping guy with a broom and a plastic dust pan. He banged that dang thing so loud a hundred times. Save those for the back kitchen! Use the quiet push sweeper please!
It spoiled the ambiance. Music was a bit too loud too.
Food was also outstanding. The Patrone margarita was made flawlessly and presented the same! Brava!
Will be back again!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband and I ordered the seafood casserole; it was and remained uncomfortably hot to eat which burned our mouths on more than several bites. Our adult son had the fish and it was bland. He didn't like the spinach served on the side nor did he understand the grilled tomato. We also ordered mussels for an appetizer, but with the poor lighting, it was hard to see the slit opening to get to the meat inside. After all was said and done, the lighting was poor, the service was slow until the end when the bill needed to be paid and the place was very, very loud for a Sunday night.

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