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

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Casual (34)
Good for Groups (30)
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Good for a Date (30)
Business Meals (26)
Bar Seating (26)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Healthy (17)
Fun (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Authentic (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Romantic (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Happy Hour (7)
People Watching (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vegan (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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 (London)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Had a pre-movie reservation so were time constrained. Cocktail & starter was great, but had to send back both our mains as they were absolutely terrible (one was today's special). Left hungrier than we arrived.

On the flip side, service was fantastic and we were comped the whole meal - so kudos to the restaurant manager for acknowledging the kitchen had a bad moment.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Got the salmon rice bowl for the first time, so great! I am never disappointed by Legals

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 (New England)·Dined on May 9, 2017

A get together with old friends

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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. I always love it there. Service is excellent and the food is superb.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Legal in Braintree was a great place to go for a small family dinner. Food was delicious! Server could not have been more attentive. And a special shout out to hostess who seated our group and was extremely patient and gracious towards an elderly member of our group that "forgot her manners." Hostess was professional and so very kind and understanding. I will keep coming back and hope I see this beautiful hostess again to thank her in person.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

What an evening! Our server was attentive without being overbearing. She brought everything we requested in a timely fashion. I will recommend this location to friends, coworkers etc.

Tags: People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The service was great! The waiter was wonderful and the 4 of us enjoyed all of our meals. My husband and I ordered a salad to share and we also shared 2 entrees. We appreciated that the meals were split in the kitchen for us. We always enjoy dining at Legal Braintree.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Had a lovely evening with friends. We celebrated our wedding anniversaries together we were married same day and year. The food was excellent! Seated right away. Very lively! The waiter was awesome!! I definately would recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Love this place. Had a wonderful dinner with hubby and friends. Everyone was happy with their food. I had the crab cake combo. Crab cake, grilled scallops and shrimp with a seasonal salad. Delicious! Wrong drink was brought to one of our party but it was corrected immediately. Very nice server.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Food was great! Service very good.
Place was busy but we were not rushed which was very much appreciated. We got to dine and enjoy a great lunch with family.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Buffalo popcorn shrimp with avocado was amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2017

pretty good. food is good, bit over priced. thanks

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Legal has many restaurants, but for its novel interior design, smart staff and always expertly prepared seafood, I give the Braintree location 5 stars.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2017

We always enjoy Legal. One of our party requires a gluten free menu--Legal has always been so gracious and accommodating...and the gluten free items are always excellent. We wish they would bring back their mussels au gratin.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Phenomenal meal, food was fresh. Will definitely be coming back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I never have a bad experience at Legal in Braintree. Waitstaff is the best. My wife and I go frequently and the staff always makes us feel at home. The food is delicious and made to order. They don't mind changing things up to make you even happier.Legal is a must try for sure!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Legal has consistently good seafood. The seating was tight and the noise level was relatively high.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Nice to get out with the wife!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Birthday dinner was great ....server was nice! minor incident as I was walking to my table slipped on water ..all is well and overall good experience for first time visiting. Will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

An A+ experience from the time we were greeted by the hostess and were then quickly seated pursuant to our reservation request to the great service and food, this is a wonderful restaurant! All the food we ordered from the salads and chowder to the baked stuffed lobster, fried clam plate, baked scrod and jasmine rice special were beatifully presented and delicious! This was a Birtday celebration for my brother and he thoroughly enjoyed himself, as did we all. Thank you, Legal and Open Table.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Sat on the patio this evening. Excellent service, even with every table full.
Caesar salad was tasty -- croutons delicious. A couple of the romaine lettuce slices were starting to brown, so points off for that.
Nutty salmon entree was excellent. Salmon cooked perfectly.
Will definitely return when I'm in the area.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on April 27, 2017

We were craving Fish and Chips. It was amazing and the most basic thing on the menu. So fresh. But next time I'm trying something more adventurous.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Excellent cuisine, atmosphere and wait staff. Too loud most of the time during lunch making it hard to hear each other.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Celebrated by Dad's birthday here. The waitstaff greeted him with "Happy Birthday immediately when we walked in the door and again before we left. Service was prompt and customer service was excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Courteous service, prompt delivery of a delicious lunch and ideal venue for a business lunch. Everything I've come to expect from Legal.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

I can count on Legal Seafood for quality food every time!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Great server, meal was well done, overall it made for a nice spot for a business lunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 25, 2017

My boyfriend & I were on vacation and picked this place because it was raining and right by our hotel. The reviews made us want to try it. It was delicious. We were greeted with a smile, our waiter was very attentive. I had the crabcake combo & the crabcake, scallops, and shrimp were all cooked well and delicious. My boyfriend wanted to try swordfish and, based on the waiter's recommendation, tried the grilled with cajun seasoning and seaweed salad. It was cooked to perfection & he loved it!! Prices werent bad for the quality of the food, although drinks were more expensive then we are used to. Would definitely go back

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 (New England)·Dined on April 25, 2017

The food and service was impeccible and although Legal Seafoods is one of my favorite I had never been to the Braintree location. The restaurant is perfect for any occasion!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2017

My waiter was amazing but the baked stuffed shrimp casserole is hands down the best meal I've had since being in Boston.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Legal's in Braintree is a gem!
We took visiting family who wanted fresh seafood - we were all super impressed!
Fantastic chowder, lobster bisque, and the best baked stuffed lobster I've ever had.
Great friendly service by Nicollette made a special night unforgettable...
Worth the price -

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Cozy, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on April 17, 2017

My husband and I had the Rainbow Trout, one of the more reasonably priced items on the menu. Both of us enjoyed the meal. We had good service, our waitress was very helpful in advising my husband what beer to choose. Usually my husband is not a fan of Legal, but he said he wouldn't mind going back again. I always liked Legal, even though I think they are somewhat overpriced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Our server was wonderful and the food was so good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Sat in private dining room but there was a very large party (@15) in room so it was very loud. Food and service are always 5 starts but ambiance was just too loud.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Food was really good but only downside was the service. Waitress (Tanisha) was not very attentive. Luckily I've dined enough at Legal's that the poor service this time would not deter me from future visits. Please keep in mind that if I were a first time customer, this would probably be my last time dining here due to service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Healthy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on April 13, 2017

As always good fresh seafood.....great service.....good location for business luncheon ...staff attentive if you are having on going discussions with a client and do not interrupt......they give you time so you do not feel rushed...

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 (New England)·Dined on April 10, 2017

This restaurant is perfectly placed right off I93 at the Braintree split, convenient for all five of us who get together periodically. We love Legal Seafoods and cannot believe we haven't been to the Braintree one before now. We ate there for lunch and found the setting to be bright with lots of windows. And while the lunch crowd was noisy, we could still talk, a critical requirement as our group always has a lot of news to catch up on. Our waiter was fabulous, funny, and attentive, and gave us plenty of time to eat and talk. The food, as it is at all LS, is excellent. The salmon rice bowl was a particular favorite. My house salad with crabmeat was so big I could not finish it. LS clam chowder can't be beat. Key lime pie is a must-have item (because they are quite big, we ordered one tartlet with 5 forks). We plan to go back. Lunch at LS in Braintree is our new mantra - no more downtown city traffic for us, no nighttime driving to and from dinner. Instead, we'll do lunch with free parking and easy access and, of course, the unbeatable seafood menu.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Consistent high quality meal and value. The service is good but reservations are encouraged to avoid long waits.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2017

We had a party of 8, including one person who is lactose intolerant. When this person ordered, it was questioned whether that was an alergy, which she said "yes". She ordered grilled salmon with broccoli, and received scallops. While they prepared her meal again, the other 7 of us sat while out meals got a little colder. When we were offered desert, we passed. The waitress came over and brought us two plates of bon bons, which are filled with ice cream. She said the manager insisted to make up for the mistake, to which we pointed out that the person who's dinner had come out wrong was lactose intolerant! So they brought out ice cream! Usually an excellent restaurant, this past Sunday was not a high point.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2017

This has been a really convenient spot for our family to get together from all parts of the state. Has something for everyone, accommodating for many different allergies, and great at any time of day.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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