Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall

4.1
3612 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3612 people are saying
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Shanno
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our table was ready when we arrived. All staff, from the moment we walked to the moment we left, were friendly and attentive. The food was pricey, but delicious.

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ELove
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid as always. Server was not aware of special menu offering but inquired and became aware, and did a great job otherwise. Fish and chips was a bit overdone, a little too brown on the bottom perhaps, but not burnt, and still very good. Special offering Sole Florentine was fabulous.

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vipChandraE
New England
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

This place has sadly gone downhill: service was amazing but food was not fresh and floors, napkins, silverware and table all dirty - was the case around the entire restaurant. Hope this is just a small issue that gets resolved - this was a great seafood place in the area.

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Heggy
New England
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal with friends - buttered lobster rolls were bountiful and delicious. Desserts were great

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Betsy
New England
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food…… I have never been disappointed at Legal!

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vipSrsalemi64
Caribbean
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining!!

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ChristineD
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The lobster roll is outstanding, bigger than I have ever seen and jam packed with whole and half claws, and knuckles which are my favorite part. Comes with a finely chopped coleslaw that is delicious and a slightly seasoned fries that is not too salty. 2 meals out of it for me

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Rosemary
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We asked to be moved to a different booth because there was a woman at the next table having a very loud conversation on her phone which was on speaker mode. Our wait person was very accommodating. As a side note, this should not be allowed.

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SharonH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This location is always my go-to restaurant for business meals. Food quality and service is consistent. Staff are very friendly and accommodating.

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DiningOut
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I think Legal has recently been sold. The menu no longer allows for fish options such as grilled, fried, bake. It's a set menu. I had yellow fin tuna steak with Thai salad and it was just plain awful, for $35! I would not recommend eating here.

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RobertO
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service excellent interior of restaurant needs updating

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LorraineG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Waiter was perfect. Food (shrimp scampi) heavy and dull!

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StevenB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

If your going to have a limited menu you should prepare excellent food, especially for the price point Legal Sea Foods charges. It might have been easier to swallow if the server had paid more attention to us and had more positive interaction with us. Although not rude we didn’t see her more than four times during our stay. She was not informative nor vert helpful. The waiter at the next table had a heated relationship with the couple he was waiting on and even offered an address to get the wine they so enjoyed. Our was the exact opposite and was not concerned with our overall experience. This was my second time here and there will not be a third.

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Noname
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were very accomodating and our server was outstanding.

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sas1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and very good service considering the staff shortage. They made every effort to do a fine job.

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CathyD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was attentive, the food was great. We were never rushed, enjoyed our time. A little noisy (family at the next table had little ones) but still enjoyable.

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vipBeverlyB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This new chain is still trying to fill the Legal Seafood void and needs to focus on the menu selection and food quality more.

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vipGary
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Just fair; menu changes were noticeable; timeliness of food delivery was a longer wait than in the past; it was good but not great.

JM
JustMe
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

No Canadian Club or Seagrams for a drink?

$44 for a small lobster?

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laubac10
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, great food! My fav place to go for Oysters, fried Colossal Shrimp! Their French Fries are outstanding! Never a disappointment

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David
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful lunch! The waiter was awesome and helped make sure we got what we needed. Food was excellent, esp. the clam chowder! Awesome that the fried stuff is all gluten free! We will be back!!!

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I understand the restaurant will soon have a full refurbishment. The current decor is a 1960's upscale restaurant. This matches the food - a wonderfully presented seafood meal with all of the expected inclusions in fine dining.

We started with the New England Clam Chowder which was flavorful, creamy and buttery with clams in every spoon. We progressed to the Fish and Chips but substituted the "smashed" potatoes. These are new potatoes boiled then sautéed and smashed with a generous garlic butter sauce. Our fish tasted as though it was very recent from the sea.

The service was wonderful and attentive. The restaurant was far from busy and the service may have been attentive for this reason, though our server was managing four tables by the end of our meal - a good work load in an upscale room. Expect the price point that one would expect from seafood.

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John
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience.

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TerryA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Fried haddock thin and coating salty, same with fried clams. Broiled haddock (Anna’s special) delicious as always. Great server. Space is closing for a 6 mo. renovation. Needs it.

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vipCK49
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fine.

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BarbaraW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Legal Seafood is not what it once was: linen table cloths, soft lighting, delicious fish and a few other selections. The table cloths are gone, the facilities are grubby (I could see bugs behind the light panels). We each had a lobster roll: mediocre and a small portion at market price of 40.00 each.

I met a dear friend there; it was "our"restaurant. No more. We'll have to find another spot.

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Karen
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality seafood
Pleasant hostess and waiter
Will return soon

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rcdad
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was as expected from Legal. Food, Service, etc. Everything was great.

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ChrisH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our waitress was not attentive. We had to request setups (forks, knives, spoons, napkins, and water). The menu has been reduced since the sale of the company, and many of our favorite dishes were removed. Their prices have increased.

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Steven
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

2 out of 5 people in our group enjoyed their meals. One said it wasn't nearly as good as before the change in ownership. One said his dinner was "ok" and the 5th dinner was inedible. Prices are very high and food is ok. Not a good combination.

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vipBobC
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and very accommodating. Oysters and sushi were really good.

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Done
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a nice lunch to catch up with friends, Jeff our server was very accommodating.
Food and drinks we enjoyed.
Place is a little tired, rug and furniture.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy restaurant, but personable server and great seafood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
68 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our first visit to Legals since they had been under new ownership. The new owners have not changed much, although some things have dissapeared from the menu, such as the Shandong sauce and the jasmine special, but staples such as the crabcake combo and crab cocktail are still there. It was nice to see a fried clam appetizer on the menu.

As requested, we were given a quiet booth which was nice because this request is ignored at many upper scale restaurants here in Burlington.

Our server was attentive and drinks were well made. Sushi was good but seemed to be pretty bland for a spicy tuna roll, and maybe was accidentally missing some ingredients. The Lump crabcake was a bit undercooked but very tasty, and the grilled seafood items were fantastic.

Glad to see there has not been drastic changes made to Legals yet, and hoping that this remains the case.

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SLBurlington
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Good food, slightly pricey for the service quality and the slightly outdated, worn-out ambience, but still good option for quick after work dinner.

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EmilyA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was absolutely outstanding, and the food was delicious as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Menu was limited disappointing; favorites from past dining were eliminated

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Trekker325
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice lunch/dinner with family and friends on a Sunday afternoon at Legal. The fish was great and the service was timely. We look forward to visiting again.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, especially their new seasonal chef's menu. The tuna in coconut broth was fantastic! The service was good. The Burlington, MA location in itself is quite dated and is in need of a decorating refresh. Otherwise, it's great!

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ruhlc
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

They don’t their full menu, no fish chowder; it was the menu for the Logan Airport Legals. Very disappointed!!!!!!

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You can order delivery directly from Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall using the Order Online button. Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 270-9700.

Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall is rated 4.1 stars by 3612 OpenTable diners.

Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.legalseafoods.com/category/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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