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Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall

4.3
2678 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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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Payment options
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

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2678 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0
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3.8
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on October 13, 2012

Very, very busy yet food was out quickly (a bit too quickly) and we were out in 45 minutes. Food was good, not great.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2012

This is a wonderful restaurant in Burlington Mall. The food is amazing whether it is seafood or meat. Worth going to! Good service and excellent food!!

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2.0Dined on October 10, 2012

indifferent food preparation; disappointing and much too expensive for this level quality.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2012

"I love the relaxed feel of this place - lots of booths and tables not too close to each other. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The steamers were amazing and they gave us an abundance to share. Both the swordfish and the sole were prepared perfectly and we ate every bit of both dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

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2.0Dined on October 9, 2012

For the high price they charge their service is subpar. We are a family of 8, spent north of $225 on dinner. We ordered appetizers, and we ended up ordering some incorrect combinations. I was hoping that our server would give us some guidance or suggestions - she just took our order and left.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2012

Recommend making a reservation - just in case you are hungry when you get there.

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2.0Dined on October 6, 2012

Service was good. Our waitress was very attentive. Oysters on the half shell were very good. My fish was overlooked and dry. Prices are excessive for menu. 2 adults and 1 child total bill was 160.00. Will not be back. There are more unique choices that do not have the "chain" feel available in the area, and for less money. Skip it.

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2012

Went to dinner on Saturday night with my son. Had made reservations with Open Table and missed the hour and a half wait. Delicious. Both enjoyed our fish and nice service even on a very busy night. A little pricey but worth it.

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2012

Everything was really good except for the food wasn't as good as expected

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2012

The best oysters anywhere!! We had five people in our party and the experience was great. The server was extremely attentive and his suggestions were spot on. The atmosphere was vibrant but not noisy. I had a fish dish with small portions of Salmon, Tuna and Sword Fish as well as grilled scollops and shrimp. They were cooked perfectly on the grill and the accompanied by an amazing sauce.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2012

When my mom and I arrived we were quickly greeted and seated. The manager on duty came
and introduced himself. It was quite refreshing to see that and he also brought us two little samples of a dish on the house for booking through OpenTable. It was amazing! The waitress we had was also excellent very personable and knowledgable she was able to answer all my questions and the food was excellent. I'd return to this location whenever I visit again!

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2012

Brought my brother in law there for dinner. He is from a land locked state and loves to visit Legals. The food and great and always consistent. The service was fantastic. Thanks Adam & Kevin!

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2012

I made a 7:45 pm reservation through Open Table for Saturday, Sept. 29th. When I arrived, I was told they were behind, but we would be seated soon. Finally, at 8:30 (40+ minutes after I arrived), I checked again to learn the status of my reservation. I was told they had missed me and would seat me right now.A long wait after having made a reservation does not make for a pleasant dining experience.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2012

I really like the food here, but this is the second time that I have come with a reservation and have had to wait up to 1/2 hour for a table. It's kind of frustrating and makes me want to consider other restaurants. Our server was great, however, and I think the wine list here is superb.

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2012

We got the Wood Grilled Combo meal and found both the quality of the food and assortment to be outstanding. Very friendly and accomodating waitstaff. Glad we made a reservation as it was very crowded when we arrived at the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2012

Consistent, very good seafood. Friendly efficient service.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2012

Our server, Megan, was great. She really made dinning there a wonderful experience.

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3.0Dined on September 25, 2012

This was the second visit in a short period to this location where they could not seat our party upon arrival --- even with a reservation --- thus requiring a twenty+ minute wait each time. This is unacceptable and in fact not an experience I've had elsewhere with any OpenTable reservation. The comped appetizer was appreciated, but we'd have preferred timely seating.

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2.0Dined on September 23, 2012

our server left a lot to be desired and on the way out we let the girl at the reception desk know....she called the manager and he said he was coming but we waited and he never came....the receptionist apologized and we left.....we eat at this restaurant fairly regularly and this was a real turn off.

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2.0Dined on September 23, 2012

Very overcooked fish - first time this has ever happened at this restaurant. Management handles it very well but I will not go back for a while.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2012

Very busy location. We had a reservation (and were seated within 10 mins), but overheard it was a 40 minute wait without a reservation. Our waitresss diana was outstanding, knew the menu well and paid the right amount of attention to the table. Best crabcakes I have had in a long time - lots of fresh crab, very little binder. All four of us really enjoyed our meals. Would recommend.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2012

waitress did a good job handling a party of 8 and one special diet....

round table was too tight for 8 people...

overall, everything was ok...

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2012

As always, we had a great meal and great service. Even the manager came by to thank us for coming. You always feel like a valued customer at Legals.

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3.0Dined on September 21, 2012

Waiting time too long for seating even with reservation

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2012

Great lunch menu. We were offered a taste something new to the menu for booking through OpenTable.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2012

We were not too excited about eating at a restaurant located in a mall but it was the most convienient location. We were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful ambiance. The food was wonderful and the prices were reasonable considering the quality of the seafood. We had fried clams as an appetizer and shared a lobster bake. The portions were large and we both had more than enough to eat. The fried clams were tender and delicious and the lobster was cooked perfectly. The steamed clams and mussels were plentiful and tender. The clam chowder alone was worth the trip to this restaurant. Our waiter was great, he was never far when we needed something.

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2012

A reliable standard. Not outstanding, but the food is always dependably good to excellent.
Always clean but noisy and crowded.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2012

We had a lovely evening out after a very trying with day with problems from very elderly parents who live far away. The server was friendly and eager to help and give great suggestions. He was funny and efficient. The hostess who seated us gave us the seating we asked for in a very nice way. My salad with crabmeat was fresh and delicious. My husband loved his Cajun shrimp. We feel the restaurant has become much more user friendly and the food is more interesting than in past years. We bring people from out of town and celebrate birthdays here. I had my sixtieth party at this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2012

the hostess Marie was exceptional and our waiter Jeff was terrific. Great place to eat and that is why my family goes there often

Pat Mucci

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2012

The service was a little slow but the server was attentive and pleasant. Food was great.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2012

Great Gluten Free Menu!!!!

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2012

Excellent food as always. You know what to expect and that is what you get.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2012

I am in love with the wood grilled fish. Can't wait for the next special occasion that brings us back again!!

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2012

THE FINEST SEAFOOD,FRESHEST RAW BAR, OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND GREAT WINE VALUES.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2012

Great food as usual and the service was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2012

Always a great meal and experience.
Had the Cajun bluefish special with gumbo.
The size of the fillet must have been 8-9 oz. it was huge and delicious. The gumbo was spicy and tasty. Had customers and colleagues and they were impressed as well.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2012

always good food and the service is mostly top notch.

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3.0Dined on August 31, 2012

service was good, but food was "so-so". Clam chowder was very thin (almost as if it had been frozen). Fried clams were very small and not very tasty.

Used to be wonderful fresh seafood, but I think the chain has gotten too big and now they rely on freezing their food.

I would not go back (especially since it is very pricey).

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2012

The food was excellent!

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4.0Dined on August 29, 2012

Nice selection.

Extremely noisey.

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