Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

4.5
1579 reviews
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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.

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Enjoy a family gathering and leave the cooking to us! We'll be serving our regular menus along with festive features. Reservations are highly recommended.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I had lobster bisque and fish entree. Good solid food , nothing extraordinary. Only downsides I would say was that my sever was very new and didn’t know the menu very well. The polenta cake had a good flavor but was bit too oily . The fish tasted fresh and kale salad was good. Bread was also good.

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SG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent! We enjoyed everything and the service was outstanding and the food great

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m
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Staff was great with food allergies. Food was very good.

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LA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently quality food. Waitstaff are attentive, not a place to plan to linger!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! It was quick.

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g
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was disappointed.....having not been there for many years I was looking forward to a good meal. A tree would have had more personality than our waitress. We had the Rhode Island calamari as an appetizer, which were a little tough with not much flavor. I had swordfish that comes with a choice of 4 or 5 toppings such as lemon butter or herbs Provencal, but I forgot to ask for this, and our waitress never mentioned the option. In my opinion the fish was overcooked...a bit on the dry side. My husband had the haddock....the fish was fresh, but was nothing exciting for the price we paid. All in all, I dont think I will go back again.

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SF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

King Salmon was great, BBQ Chicken pizza great as always. Our server, Vanessa, is always on point. The busses was hustling like I've never seen.

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Terrible what ever happen to this place my sister & brother got the fried clams with bells awfully all burnt so small for the price are You For Real it was my brothers birthday he wanted legal he takes care of my mom we knew it would not be cheap but Guess what Never Again there are so many better places see you Later Legal you are so Over

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PP
New England
68 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tried new features! Yum! Tried the shrimp dumplings, seated scallops with succotash and the rice bowl with kimchi and tuna. All were fabulous and fresh. Great service too.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious Mother’s Day dinner with great service

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JJ
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a rare unfortunate experience at Legal Seafood on Mother's Day. A struggling bar staff person dropped several beverages around the restaurant while we were there, one of which poured squarely down the front and into the lap of my daughter in law. (She had to leave and go to the mall across the street for dry clothes.) Our waitress came quickly with rags when the spill occurred, but did not replace our wet placemats and napkins until we asked. We also had to ask for our rolls. When the bill came, we saw that the appetizer had been comped. My daughter feeling that this was insufficient given the money spent in Macy's by her wife for new jeans and a shirt, approproached the manager who also removed the drink and the desserts. We tipped 15% on the original bill. Will we return to the restaurant? Yes, but that was way too much "excitement" for an evening.

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there a half an hour before, we were seated in 15minutes, had a very enjoyable time.

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s
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic Mother's Day dinner! The host staff couldn't be more friendly and accommodating, they do a wonderful job! Our server Vanessa was exceptional as well, it was a 5-star experience overall on a very busy day!

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

There was still a bit of a wait (Guess it was due to Mother's day) despite making reservations. But the service was exquisite!

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A few feminine touches here and there for Mothers Day would really show that Legal appreciates our being there.

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PP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I had a nice time but I was little disappointed that there was no window seat available as I had requested

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MD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Service was really slow. They brought our desert—no silverware. Our waiter disappeared fo a long time. Poor service overall—other Legal locations are much better.

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DP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Quality of the food is usually good but portions seemed smaller at this location than at their other restaurants. Drink prices were higher than other restaurants.

We had a reservation requesting booth seating but still had to wait for it at our reservation time on a Friday night.

On the plus side they were willing to split a regular meal between us, but the overall quality of that particular item (Fisherman’s Platter) was poor.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was the worst Legal’s we have ever been to,
Clams sat under the heat lamp so long that they were dry and burnt. The jumbo shrimp cocktail medium size shrimp.

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P
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was terrific and the portions were a good size. My wife had so much left over that she had enough for another meal.

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H
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeting hostess manager made our arrival very welcome and pleasant. Waiter was terrific. Good excellent. Thank you. Will be back next Monday. Lol.

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

This restaurant has really gone downhill in recent years. I took my wife and my daughter to dinner at Legal on Sunday night. We got an order of the calamari for an appetizer. It came out so fast that I swear it was microwaved. I ordered the soft shell crab, which was unappealing to look at. Very little meat. I was told that I could eat the shell, which I attempted, and it was gross. My wife ordered Cod. It looked and tasted like it had been previously frozen. My daughter ordered fish tacos. They were just OK. A lot of sauce, which leaked out all over her hands. For a meal of almost $150, the best part of the meal was the Sam Adams beer. If it isn't fresh, it isn't Legal. They should be arrested for this robbery.

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k
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Such an excellent lunch! The grilled shrimp over kale-sweet potato salad was delicious and the crab cakes were devine!! We always can trust the quality of seafood at any Legals, and the Braintree location never disappoints. We will return very very soon ----

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i
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Venue is changing...when it first re-opened in the new location is was typical Legal...now it's almost become a fish cafeteria, loud, crowded, and a lot less attentitive

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A
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our visits to Legal Sea Foods Braintree. The service is great, the staff, food atmosphere amazing. Looking forward to more wonderful experiences.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. Legal is one of our go to restaurants for fish. Our waitress made sure that our guests felt comfortable knowing their choices were gluten free and were not cross contaminated with shellfish. The only recommendation is to try to lower the background noise as the restaurant was full which made it difficult to hear.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and waitress staff were amazing. The hostess group (who you first see when you walk in) were all miserable (could have been a bad day). Aside from their demeanor, the rest of the experience was great. Great service, great food and drinks. Will definitely be back.

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CB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy that I was able to make reservations on a Friday night for my Mom's 88th birthday!! Excellent service, food, and especially waitress!! Mom was very happy!!

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G
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place - Attentive bartenders, great food and the best sangria!!

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my husband there to celebrate his birthday on May 01, 2019 (per his request).
Everything was cooked to perfection, well seasoned, service was great, and when I made them aware of my food allergies prior to ordering, they checked EVERY DISH for ingredients, cooked my food separately and away from anything that might cause an allergic reaction, and the Manager brought my food to the table and ENSURED me it was cooked AWAY FROM any/all of my food allergans, yet delivering the same quality look and taste as I would expect and am used to. Loved my waitress too!

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food were excellent

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TR
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've never had a bad meal at any of the Legal locations, and particularly enjoy the Braintree restaurant. Kathy, our wait staff was wonderful.

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m
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and our waitress was very attentive and even suggesting some delicious drinks to try. I'm now in love withe blueberry lemon drop martini.

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D
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and all food was cooked perfectly. The strawberry sangria and the blueberry cocktail were amazing.

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DP
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointed with baked stuffed shrimp
Four small shrimp with alot of stuffing not worth price ofmeal

I will say mojito best i have had

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Just what you would expect from a legal seafood. Great food and ok service.

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RL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both the haddock and swordfish we ordered were fresh and tasted excellent.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was perfect. Food is always good. Love the clam chowder

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P
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was wonderful. We all enjoyed our meals. I would have liked an option for lamb or ham for Easter Sunday, but that's just me. The Haddock and clams were delicious!

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and location. Restaurant was bright and beautiful. Had reservations, got there early and they were super accommodating!

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