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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Casual (34)
Good for a Date (29)
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Good for Groups (27)
Great for Lunch (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (21)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Healthy (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Fun (14)
Authentic (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Romantic (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vegan (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Cozy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

I had the Faroe Islands salmon. When it arrived it was obvious that it was farm-raised. The menu never specified that it was a farm-raised fish. Even the wait staff admitted that the menu should state so.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Service was truly noteworthy as was the food! We had a table that gave us a perfect view of a beautiful sunset. A perfect night!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent evening, tasty fish, moderately slow service

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Courteous , friendly staff. Nice ambience. Delicious food. Nice selection of food choices.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent food! Best sea food I have ever had! Had a lot of gluten free options.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great seafood restaurant and service above and beyond-one of our party was allergic to seafood. There were non-seafood items on the menu and the staff took great pains to cook and serve the non-seafood meal to avoid cross-contamination. Truly exemplary service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

I had Cajun grilled salmon that was excellent along with a perfectly baked potato and fresh green beans. Others in my party loved their meals, too. Good service and friendly waitperson. Sat outside which was great on a warm summer evening and other than music being much too loud, it was great. Been before and definitely will go again.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We had the strawberry sangria and baked stuffed lobster, both were phenomenal! The service by Eda and Chris was 5 star, we will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I couldn't wait to celebrate with my friends at one of my favorite restaurants. The service was so bad and our waitress appeared inattentive and off, which led to a disappointing evening. Extremely disappointed in the way our server handled the bill and annoyed that the manger offered no additional assistance in handling the situation. When your friends are taking you out for your birthday, setting the bill should be effortless, not uncomfortable. What should have been a great evening with friends, celebrating my birthday, was embarrassed. It will be a long time for me to go back😕

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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Vanessa was so good with our two little ones, provided stickers which was an awesome idea, kept them busy! Food and drinks were delicious. Manager came by to check on us. Will definitely go back!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Seated promptly. Friendly staff except too anxious to remove plates and wine glasses. No problem in switching on if the vegetables. The seafood was fresh and tasty.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent food and service- was able to get reservation same day. Will continue to dine here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Our server Kate was so personable and friendly, excellent to our two daughters and made our experience even more pleasurable. Thanks Kate!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

It's always a good experience. I love seafood, so that's a great place to go.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was tasteless, service was unenthusiastic and the restaurant was far from clean. Definitely a poor value, would not recommend this restaurant to a friend or return.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I frequently eat at Legal Seafoods., and this was my second time at Legal Seafoods in Braintree. The first occasion was lunch. This time was a dinner. The lunch was better than the dinner. I was a bit disappointed in the food - not up to Legal Seafoods standards. The salmon special was overcooked. I had the shrimp/crab casserole. It was only okay.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I'm not sure why, but it took us forever to get each part of the meal. We had a reservation, and there was no wait, upon arrival. Our server seemed friendly and competent, so I'm guessing that they were short-staffed, somewhere.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Fish was very good. Broccoli served with the meal was poorly prepared.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Dinner for two on a typical Tues night. Ordered steamers for both of us and were told they ran out! Really? This is Legal Seafood! It's like Santa running out of presents at Christmas - just shouldn't happen. Then one of us ordered trout - and, get this - out of that too! Come on!!!!!! This is a well known seafood restaurant! Another observation is that it was so loud in the restaurant. Not sure people really care for that level of noise. The wait staff seem stressed from the fast pace - took away from an attempt at a relaxing dinner. And prices seem to be a bit high for what you get. Legal has been a go-to place over the years, but no more for me. Plenty of other choices.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Birthday dinner for my husband. Everything was great, drinks, service, food until main course. Lobster was over cooked, the only thing I was looking forward to. Had the server wrap it as to not ruin the night for my husband. When we got home he mentioned the same. Everything else was great but wished the lobster was better. Won't be ordering that next time around. Almost $60.00 for some thing I could not enjoy.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Many of our friends are "tired" of Legal's menu, but the specials can be very rewarding. Our server was very nice and professional. Only issue we had came at the end over the status of a gift certificate. However, dining here is usually a fine experience and one of the better places on the South Shore.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was a little slow, it took about an hour to get food and drinks. It was crowded due to the Redsox game, so unsure if it was the crowd or kitchen for the delay. Food was ok, i have had better from this location. I had the shrimp with garlic, it was ok. Steaming hot, as if it came directly out of the microwave. My waiter henry was excellent, kept the table informed about the status of food and drinks. I would return to tge restaurant, I've been a few times and this waa the first of any concerns.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was satisfactory, the menu somewhat limited. A very noisy environment with a great deal of activity.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I was very satisfied . I asked for a big lobster and mine ended up being enormous. The stuffing that went along with it tasted amazing.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

This is a clean establishment. Service is impeccable. Food quality is amazing. Parking is a bit confusing of where you can park- hotel area or lower level of plaza

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Tres bon although food service from the kitchen slow during dinner hours

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

I have been eating at various Legal Sea Food locations starting when the food was on paper plates and you sat at a picnic table in Inman Square. Boy was the food fantastic and affordable even for a poor college student. The food has always been good in all the years since then and the rolls are terrific but the fish and seafood portions have shrunk as the prices have escalated and the locations have multiplied. Aside from the shrinking fish and seafood portions, the biggest disappointment to me are the mussels. They are really tiny and essentially not even worth trying to get out of the shell--and this has been my experience for at least the last few years and we go to Legal often. After our recent visit I will not be ordering the mussels unless I see that the offering improves. We get mussels in other restaurants and they are never as small or disappointing as the ones at Legal--Roger, take note--go to Teatro and have some really really delicious mussels that are decent sized--then use your huge buying power to serve good sized mussels--if they are only half as tasty as those at Teatro you will have improved yours 500%.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Legal never disappoints! This was my first time at the new Braintree location, and it was delightful in every way - the design is fresh and open and complements the tasty seafood and perfect drinks

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This particular Legal Seafood is my favorite and it is very popular. The online reservations are awesome! We arrived for Dinner on Saturday and there were many people waiting for tables, looked to be an hour wait time but we were seated immediately. GREAT food and good service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Consistently great food. I had the crab cake trio with grilled shrimp and scallops. It was delicious.

My only complaint was the staff member(s) walking around with the mic and tablet watching patrons as they ate and reported back on when the table might be ready for the next party. It was distracting, annoying and bordered on stalking.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Legals is consistent. I had a lobsta roll and the Buffalo shrimp. Both were very good I would recommend legals seafood for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The food tasted fine but was nothing special for the high price. My two crab cakes came out as a messy pile that wasn't evenly warmed through. It looked like they had dropped the platter.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We are big fans of Legal Seafood. Unfortunately we did not have a pleasant experience this time. Our server was unfriendly, not intuitive, nor attentive. Our childrens' meals, the fish of the day special, were extremely small portions compared to every other time we've ordered them. Finally, the tuna steak was not cooked medium rare as we asked and our server never checked to see how everything was. We go to Legal Seafood with high expectations and this time they did not meet them. As a side note, we let the manager know and he contacted us that evening. He listened to our issues and did his best to compensate us. Customer service by management was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Always excellent! Great service. Wonderful waitress and terrific ambiance. Recently to anyone. They are very accomodating!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Healthy, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (London)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Overall good food but I wouldn't recommend the crab cakes. They have an overpowering pastry type top that ruins the delicate crab. My partner said he was disappointed with them to the server and she said oh. He wasn't impressed with her lack of concern. I had the seafood casserole, which was highly enjoyable, full of fish and the cheaper of the 2 mains.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Birthday
Long overdue gals get together and we really enjoyed the vibe and quality of the food!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Food is always good at Legal Seafood. Fish is fresh and made to perfection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Never had been before , definitely would go back

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Salmon was not not cooked well. Was very dissapointed. Another visit filet was cooked rare and had requested medium well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was the best we have had there in a few visits.

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