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Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall

4.3
2706 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 10pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 9pm
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Phone number
(781) 270-9700
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Burlington Mall Road
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Parking details
Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Celebrate the holiday with us. We'll be serving up our regular menu along with feature items.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was as good as always and as was the service. Even on a busy Saturday night we did not feel rushed nor neglected.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We had a great time. Good service and great food. Thank you.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Reliable and tasty sea food options. The crab dip was especially good. A little pricey but not absurd.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

I'm a big Legal Sea Foods fan, and I have been in many locations multiple times. Recently I moved north, so I decided to celebrate my kid's birth at the Burlington unit. I'll NEVER come back!

We were a party of six and as usual we ordered the lobster bisque for 4 of us, a clam chowder, a salad, a large shellfish platter, and a calamari as appetizer. The lobster bisque was poorly made, very liquid and almost no lobster on it. The shellfish platter was just half-lobster larger than the small platter. The calamari was a bit more than half the normal portion we get in all other LSF!!!

For the entree, as usual, we ordered 5 grilled tunas, and a grilled swordfish. We all asked the lemon sauce and various sides. The fish was (ALL SIX) were not cooked correctly and cold. One of the tunas was chilly inside!!!

The waiter was a shame! I'm used to be treated very well in all LSF I've been, but this gentleman was rude and impolite. I ordered sparkling water for me and my wife and he asked me "Why? You don't drink tap water?" What?!? Who he think he is to question my preferences? He also took the plate of my daughter in law before she finished her appetizer, and was always with that face of "what are you guys doing here?"... A shame!

The only things that were the same quality as in all other LSF was the bread in the beginning, and the bananas foster as dessert. Other than that, oh my god!!!

If LSF were a cheap restaurant, that would be just bad... But Legal Sea Foods is one of the best restaurants in Mass and a service/quality like that is just unacceptable!!!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a large group ( more than 20) and they accommodated us very easily. Drinks were excellent and the seafood was very good, with a wide variety of fish and preparation methods and sauces available.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

All was the BEST, but I have to comment that our waitress looked and dressed like she worked at a Roadside Diner! Tubby, unkempt, and a dingy, wrinkled and supposedly white shirt that had to be at LEAST TEN YEARS OLD. All the bleach in the world couldn't make it white again. NOT the image that Legal Sea Foods should be projecting.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Legal is one of my first choices in the Burlington area when I go out for business meals. I like the fact that it's local/regional and my out-of-state guests are not familiar with it.,

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Per usual, Legal is consistently OK. Never great, never poor.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A Mother's Day luncheon, food and service were great as usual.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

From the moment we met our server, Keith L, we felt rushed. He introduced himself as he was on the run, saying "I'll be right back and bring some water." Later on, the rush continued. I'm not a fast eater and before I was halfway through my meal he asked me if I'd like to wrap up the rest and take it home. I just wanted to finish eating without feeling rushed. Shortly after that he offered my wife dessert. I guess he wanted her to have something to eat as a finished my dinner. My wife calls all of this "bad meal pacing." I call it lack of concern for the diner, or lack of common sense, or lack of experience/training. Or maybe all these things. Overall we were there just short of an hour, which probably made Keith L and the table turnaround police happy. Please know that I'm a huge fan of Legal Seafoods, and I've been going to the Burlington location for 20 years. But something's changed in their service. If you want to eat fast and be served by non-attentive employees, you may as well go to a fast-food place. You'll save a bundle of money.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

As always, an excellent meal with superb service. It was an exceptionally busy night, very crowded, our reservation was definitely worth making, and it had us seated in a timely manner.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The special- The sole with crabmeat stuffing was tasteless

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was extremely slow. We could never find our waiter. But the food was excellent!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My daughter took me here on Saturday evening to celebrate Mother's Day. We meet here because it's a 1/2 way point for both if us. Food was excellent, it always is.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our server Emma P. was friendly, efficient, effective and professional. Our meal was prepared well and delivered to our table in a timely manner. Manager Amy welcomed us at our table. Thank you very much for our wonderful dining experience. Y.S. Kim

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

All was great. The noise level was a little high. Service was exceptional

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Legal Sea Foods, Burlington offers consistent food/beverage and good service. It's a convenient location to meet with business associates and friends. Definitely recommend this location.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Exciting to see a full gluten free menu! From the dinner rolls to fish and chips!

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I was very dissappointed with my fish sandwich there was more bread ,lettuce & tomatoes then the 2 very thin fish tail ends that were over fried ! For what Legal states this sandwich did not come close to their high standards ! Every restaurant that offers a fish sandwich the key word being FISH , the fish hangs over the bread and you get a thick filet not the thin tail piece .over priced and tasteless .Sorry but I have to be honest

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent seafood quality and service

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was good as usual but the service was terrible. Slow in taking order and slow in bringing food that was ordered. Mistakes made in wine ordered. Staff was very unfriendly-seemed like they were " just doing a job-not interested in offering good service. Will think about going to a different Legal Sea Food or different restaurant next time.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Get the Mediterranean Salmon. Just do it!

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The food was delicious. I requested the sauce on the side of my dish but it was served piled on. They were very nice about redoing the dish and offered a free dessert to make up for error.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

As usual, the food and service were great. This is our go-to restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing food and amazing service! We had an outstanding waitress!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Excellent as always. I had my favorite lemon grey sole entree and it couldn’t have been better. My friend ordered the stir-fried scallops special, which looked beautiful and she said was delicious. Our server was attentive and obliging without overdoing it. We will return!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Always good.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Unfortunately our table was next to the restrooms! 😖

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The server was rude , we did not enjoy our business dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Legal's continues to deliver. Food was great and prepared well. Our servers were very attentive but not intrusive. Always like eating there!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We were from out of town, having a tour of Oracle, future workplace and selected Legal Seafood at the Burlington Mall. Can't find lobster roll often in Pittsburgh so that's what I order, with the buttered roll. Excellent. My son had the seafood casserole. Our server, Chandler, was great and attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our server Emmaline (Emma P.) was friendly, efficient and effective. Our meals were prepared to our specific order and delivered to us timely. Many thanks for our wonderful dining experience! Y.S. Kim

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was great and our server was both attentive and friendly.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Second visit in as many months; both visits were outstanding in all respects. This last visit we had a party of 8 and the staff easily accommodated us. The food, beverage, and deserts were outstanding on both visits. Highly recommend this recommend this restaurant to seafood lovers.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Legal never disappoints you can count on high quality food and good service!
The menu doesn't change much and that is a good thing for someone older who doesn't like change. Grandfather likes what he likes and would be upset if it weren't available.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Was ok - dependable food service etc, but nothing crazy good

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Consistently good food. However, the last two times we have been to Legal Burlington, we felt rushed. We hadn’t eaten halfway through our appetizers when the entree was delivered. Need to pace service better.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent food. Great service. Very attentive staff. Enjoyed every bite!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fine as usual. Consistently great.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I tried several items on the menu just because I’d heard so much about Legal Seafood and it did not disappoint. The only problem was that my server, who was obviously great at her job, forgot to bring my water, so I didn’t have it for the appetizer or chowder. I asked her for it every time she came to my table, but it didn’t arrive until right before my main course. She was embarrassed when she realized she kept forgetting it and did apologize. Other than that, every item was delightful. I recommend their lobster roll!

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