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About Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
All roads lead to Legal Sea Foods. In this case, we are located near four main highways (Routes 128, 95, 93 and 3) on the first level of the Burlington Mall. Make the most of our convenient restaurant location - come for the seafood and stay to shop. Our bar, dining room and stand-alone take-out counter reel in those who want to splash down for a meal or grab-and-go.
We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” (USA Today, 2013), “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010), “Best Chowder” (Boston Magazine, 2010) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
Burlington, MA 01803
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 9pm
Burlington Mall Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here at Burlington, our private dining room can accommodate 28 guests.
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Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall Ratings and Reviews
We come to Legal Seafoods a few times a year. I always love a fisherman's platter, but I haven't been too happy with the one at Legal's in Burlington. It says it comes with clams, scallops, calamari, shrimp, and white fish. Most of what was on my plate was French fries and calimari. I would just as soon leave the calimari off, and next time I'll ask for it without the calimari. The calimari far outnumbered the clams and scallops.
My husband also ordered the fisherman's platter and asked if he could have his WITHOUT clams, and substitute extra scallops instead. When our meals came, he had the same number of scallops (3) as I did, and lots of calimari.
The manager was really nice, though, and when we brought it to his attention, he ran back and had them bring out a plate with four nice large scallops for him.
Overall, I like it there, and we always go back.
We went for a special occasion birthday and our food and service was terrific. So glad we made a reservation as it was black friday shopping weekend and loads of shopping families were waiting.
Our meals of stuffed shrimp, dover sole, coleslaw, brown rice, spinach & everything else was delicious -- don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu. And got a gift certificate for future meals here!
We came for a non-turkey Thanksgiving at noon with our autistic daughter who eats gluten free. Wait staff was attentive and pleasant. The gluten free lemon caper sole was served by a special allergy runner to assure that the proper meal was served. All was delicious and fresh as well as more than enough in amount.
We come here for lunch on weekends often and have never been disappointed. It is a relief to be able to eat a healthy meal at a good restaurant with gluten free options.
Enjoyable evening with delicious seafood and great service. Brought Calif guest to dine here and were not disappointed! Servers Jeff and Megan were attentive but not hovering. Very knowledgeable about the ingredients in all the dishes and they gave honest recommendations when we asked. Baked scallop special was fabulous both in quantity and spices. Loved my seafood casserole which was full of nice nice pieces of lobster, scallops, shrimp and white fish. Savory and filling. Husband enjoyed his Dover sole which was cooked perfectly as requested. Food came out piping hot on a busy evening too. Highly recommend this Burlington Mall location with plenty of parking and modern ambience.
My concern about Burlington Legal Seafood applies to Chestnut Hill as well. The menu is stale. Vegetables are mediocre. Seafood is always good , but isn’t adequately accented with tired vegetables. While the restaurant still offers sides with their entrees, ones that are interesting are all extra money, including a baked potato. The prices have continued to rise, modestly in many cases but not in all, but the quality is diminished. The restaurant needs to rethink its menu and its pricing.
As I said, great service and a very pleasant, cheerful, sincere server. Our food was quite tasty, but not particularly hot. Yes, our server did circle back and ask how our food was, but by that time, we had eaten much of it. In addition, our friend from AZ was much too polite to mention his food was on the cool side. He rarely visits the East Coast, therefore; we let him pick the restaurant which, invariably is your establishment. Cooler fried food does not make it and not able to be re-heated. So, the customers suck it up rather than speak up and have it bother someone else at the table. Hope to have better luck next time with you in Burlington.
My son wanted to dine here for his birthday and it was a nice pleasant evening. The staff was attentive without being overbearing. The food took a tad bit longer than I am used to. The fish chowder was filled more with dark fish than light. Not the style I really care for. The main courses were great. A bit disappointed that lunch items were not available for dinner, like the tuna burger. I felt some of the fish prices were a bit on the pricier side, but I was not disappointed with my feel. Except for the spinach, a bit on the raw side, would have preferred a longer session being steamed.
Legal Seafood in Burlington, MA made a business dinner for 6 people into a lesson on customer service excellence and quality. One diner was allergic to a long list of foods including citrus, butter, soy, wheat, etc. the waitress listened, made notes, recommended a few menu items, then spoke to the chef. She even double checked if my guest would be concerned about lemon juice spattered on the grill. Superb. As always, the swordfish was juicy and perfectly cooked, crab cakes were excellent, chowder had folks licking their bowls, I could go on and on.
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