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.

75 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, MA 01803
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 9pm

Cross Street:
Burlington Mall Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 270-9700

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Burlington-Burlington-Mall

Parking Details:
Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.

Additional:
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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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (39)
Special Occasion (37)
Casual (36)
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Healthy (35)
Business Meals (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Groups (27)
Local Ingredients (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Bar Seating (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Authentic (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (10)
Cozy (9)
Disabled Access (9)
Fun (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (5)
Great Beer (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Spicy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I came here for our anniversary this spot was connected to the mall so busy not what I expected. Ok if just out for dinner. The staff was excellent the service was A + the food was just ok.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Fried Clam appetizer was warm not hot. Baked Stuffed Shrimp Casserole was so over baked the bread crumbs disintegrated in a black ash

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

I've been going to Legal for as may years as I can remember. This was perhaps my least favorite visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The food quality has dropped lately. The fish and chips are lackluster and burnt.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have always had a good experience here. The food and the service are excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The clam bellies were not as good as normal. Somewhat over cooked also. Small size compared to other times. Disappointing compared to other visits there.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food. Great service as always. Our server George was a pleasure to have!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The waiter Nick was on top of everything and very easy to work with. Really nice guy who made the meal that much more enjoyable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food and service. Gets busy so we like to go early. Not many options that are not seafood, but there is a steak and a chicken item on the menu.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Good seafood, good ambience. Preparation is pretty generic. Nothing too attractive or extraordinary. Not much use of spices and herbs so I guess you taste the seafood better. It's up to you whether you like that or not.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food was delicious and our service way above average.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Scrumptious seafood! Everything was delicious. Nothing was dried out. Service was the best! A real treat!!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was not fresh. It looked like frozen food.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our server was excellent. The food was delicious. Great experience and the kitchen even prepared a dish for me that was not on the menu but used to be many years ago.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

During our weekend Thanksgiving visit, we enjoyed better food with lower prices at three other nearby Burlington Mall Road restaurants picked by family living locally. Modest rating by Jim S. on 11/26/17.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always excellent and consistent with wonderful service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

For the first time ever, we decided to go out for our thanksgiving dinner. Legal was excellent. We ordered appetizers and a traditional turkey dinner. Food came out hot and was delicious. The service was great as well!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving lunch at Legal Seafood was excellent! Appetizers, and entrees were delicious. Our server was very attentive, even on such a busy day. Legal Seafood has become our new Thanksgiving tradition!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent Thanksgiving dinner with family. Food and service perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving and it was all hands on deck. Got great service for it being a crowded holiday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving Dinner. The food was great! The turkey dinner was economically priced.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Grilled assortment was fantastic.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Was pleased with the service and especially enjoyed the dinner. A perfect place for business or social. I will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Every time I go to Legal Seafood the food is delicious and the service is great. The prices are fair compared to other restaurants. I'll definitely go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 17, 2017

As always service was great food was awesome drinks good does not get better than this

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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

This is the go to restaurant for me for any occasion. I like both the food and environment. What else do I need? :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best crab dishes !

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

You can always count on legal seafood to have fresh fish. Scallops can often be over cooked.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

overpriced, I eat there every month at least. Thinking of changing though. Getting so expensive.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The fish and chips for lunch is still spot on. Great Cole slaw. Just need more!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Vegan, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food and service! Wide range of gluten free options!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Was wonderful, anniversary dinner !
Our server was superb, food outstanding!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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