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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Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

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4.3

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4.1

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3.9

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (31)
Great for Lunch (31)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Good for Groups (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Authentic (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Bar Seating (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Romantic (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fun (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Cozy (9)
Disabled Access (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Seasonal (6)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
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Paleo Friendly (3)
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People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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Waterfront (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

Grilled assortment was fantastic.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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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·Dined on November 4, 2017

have been there many times.This time was very bad.Lady in our party ordered a cup of tea,water came out in cup ice cold.Trying to find waitress was a problem.Ordered a beer waitress came over with the cap still on.I asked why she said bartender was to busy.ordered fish & chips came out cold.Would of sent it back could not find waitress.Two in party got baked potatoes one was over cooked.Got bill $167.00 there was a extra charge for the potatoes,ask waitress she said she forgot to tell us.Very disappointed

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was horrendous. The restaurant was busy, but that’s not an excuse for extremely slow service to the point that the manager comped one of my orders. Also, is it really that hard for a line cook to understand that when a paying customer orders Arctic Char with a request for it to be prepared well done, the paying customer really wants the Arctic Char to be cooked well done, not as the line cook sees fit. I wouldn’t recommend this Legal Sea Foods to anyone.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was great as usual . The only issue was getting a waiter to our table. We sat there for 15 minutes before for finally getting service !

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This is my fourth or fifth time dining at this specific location. The food has always been top shelf but given the mall location, if the service isn't great the value just isn't there. Maybe if it was waterfront they could get away with it. The quality of the service during my last two visits has dropped considerably.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This was a business meal and the service was very professional & respectful as she wasn't
pushing us to order. An appreciative courtesy was them finding my reading glasses at the table and holding them for me until the next day. Thank you!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Legal Seafood never disappoints. Our server was excellent, we substituted sides in order to accommodate a friend of ours and they were happy to do it. The seafood is fresh and tasty and the portions are more than enough. Always a good place to go.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Legal Seafood is a great restaurant but was disappointed in this location; there was an unpleasant odor throughout the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The server was attentive though distracted at times. Meal was very good from the Sushi and Salad to the chocolate cake. Tuna was prepared perfectly and Anna's recipe is still a good one to turn to. Spinach was outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was excellently prepared. Our server, Keith, was superb!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

food arrived late and was already cold when served.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

LSF has an over 100 years history, but right now I feel it turned into a chain. The feel of a chain of restaurants is there. I felt part of the funnel. The food was good though and I have no complaints about the place in general.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have been ea ting Legal Seafood since the 1940''s when the store was in Inman Square. It was a special treat as a small child and it remains so to this day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We always enjoy the fresh seafood at Legal's, and our recent dinner was very good, with the halibut, tuna and salmon all very well prepared. We also enjoyed the oysters (four different kinds from Cape Cod) and the cherrystone clams, which are always good and often hard to find.

We eat at Legal's typically about once a month on average, and usually the service is also very good. Just noticed recently, though that while the Burlington Mall location is always very busy, there seems to be a major push on by the restaurant to clear tables quicker to accommodate the rush between 6:30-8PM, particularly on weekends.

While we were having a leisurely dinner conversation with our sister-in-law from out of town, our server stopped by the table no less than five times to hurry us along by asking if we wanted anything else, or whether they could "help us" with anything, often interrupting the conversation and removing dishes before we were finished.

This is very poor form for a restaurant that prides itself on its service. The server also then pushed dessert on us and generally did everything they could to hurry us along while selling more.

We also noticed that there were some personnel cruising the dining room continuously with iPads, obviously working on optimizing the table seating and table turnover. While all of this may be good for revenue and table turns, it creates a very rushed and not very pleasant atmosphere for diners, trying to enjoy a quiet and leisurely dinner (now impossible to do with the table turnover push on).

We know that Legal's is popular and that the restaurant is trying to seat everyone as soon as possible, but there are limits to how many people you can serve at once.

We like Legal's and want it to continue to be our "go to" place for seafood, but if the efficiency initiatives go too far, we will eat elsewhere where we will not be continuously interrupted and have our dishes spirited away in the middle of a meal.

Thanks for your consideration.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We, all 7 of us, had a wonderful evening at Legal Seafood, Burlington. Our servers were very attentive and made the three children feel very special. The food was delicious and we will certainly return!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We’re from Chicago & visit relatives in Boston. Whenever we come to Boston LSF is always our first stop after dropping our suitcases off in the hotel!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Legals is usually very good. The tuna special was pretty bland and the tuna not wonderful.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

A little noisy but the food was excellent. Grilled shrimp with brown rice and seaweed salad did not destroy the diet!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent spot for our anniversary dinner! Fresh seafood, highly recommended!

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent all around per usual! We come often and will be back again!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I had a great time. The women who help us that day was very pleasant and nice

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We’ve never had a bad meal At any of Legal Seafood. What’s great about this restaurant is that they have sushi as an option.

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