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 - Saturday: 11am - 10pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 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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4.4

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4.3

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4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Great for Lunch (43)
Casual (41)
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Healthy (40)
Business Meals (38)
Good for a Date (36)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Good for Groups (30)
Local Ingredients (29)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Authentic (24)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Bar Seating (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Kid-friendly (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Fun (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Seasonal (9)
Great Beer (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Romantic (8)
Disabled Access (8)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Just so busy loud and waitress was very very slow ! Food was cold ! Would not go back. The c bar you can not compAte !!’

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was great! Food was excellent, service was great.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Always terrific food and service. I had a grilled scallop special with curry sauce that was so good I hope they put it on the permanent menu. Legal Seafood Burlington is one of our go-to favorites.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food every time. Best sushi I have had in a long time. Scallops , rice and spinach were delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great dining experience!! Sushi is also amazing :)

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was very good. We were seated within five minutes of our reservation time on Valentines day, when the average wait was 1 hour. We made the the reservation for 8 PM at 7:30 PM on open table. We arrived at 7:50 and were seated at 8:05 PM.

The service is always good at Legal and the food is excellent. The dinner for two, with a cup of clam chowder each including tip, no alcohol, came to $100. We both had a seafood casserole that included, shrimp, scallops and white fish baked in bread crumbs. With vegetables on the side. If you want seafood, beyond your typical fried clams and shrimp, then legal is probably a great choice. It isn't cheap, but not ridiculous and the food is well worth what it cost.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The waiter forgot several times to bring us either the desert or check for 20-30 minutes. Upon offering to bring bread he only brought 2 small rolls despite seeing 3 people sitting at our table. Very inattentive to our table and neighboring table who he was also serving (forgetting to bring them plates or utensils for a desert they were sharing)

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waitress was great, friendly and attentive. Food was excellent - fried clams for hubby, and grilled shrimp, scallops and lump crab cake with salad. We were served promptly, even though it was Valentine’s Day. The staff kept everything moving efficiently.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

I was late for my valentine date but the waitress was so nice to my boyfriend and very accommodating for me making sure food arrived quickly because we had a movie right afterwards we had to catch! Great service, food and drinks! Love the seafood casserole and sangria:)

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I would have given it 5 stars, like I always do but the service at this visit was not that great. It won't affect our going there again, just less stars this time!

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service at the bar was very good. Food was great. Waitress was attentive. Manager accomodating when an issue occured. The problem was that there were mice. 3. Scurrying back and forth on the far side of the restaurant. It happened toward the end of the evening, as the restaurant was quieting down, when we were finishing up. The manager came right over and comped our app. Put a real damper on the evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We go to this particular Legal Seafood almost every Saturday. The service is excellent and the food is always good. And the hostess is always so cheerful. We look forward to going each and every time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food and service

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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Legal is like money in the bank. You can always count on great food and service. Staff is well trained , flexible and responsive to our requests

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Good food, consistent service and an easy location to meet with business associates for lunch. Look forward to our next visit to Legal Sea Foods, Burlington.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We have eaten many times at the Burlington Legal - the food is always excellent and the service is fast and friendly. We go back regularly and will continue to do so.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Legal Seafood is a "chain" seafood restaurant but their seafood is always fresh, their service is always excellent and there are seldom any unpleasant surprises. The only negative thing about this restaurant is that it is in a large, suburban mall--busy parking lot, tons of people and that awful "Mall" feel. Still, it's worth the effort to come here because their food is so good.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Masters at seafood, need I say more. Oh yes, tremendous service

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The server was OUTSTANDING he should be giving lessons on how to DO IT THE RIGHT WAY. My wife and I have never been to Burlington Legal before but have been consistent customers since the early 70’s to all other MA . Legal’s and ones in West Palm Beach and Washington, D.C.
Thanks again for an outstanding experience!
EFH

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy, People Watching, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Someone took my open table reservation, mistakenly it seemed! They quickly accommodated that mistake!
Then, the waiter mistakenly charged our credit card with Someone else’s bill! They fixed that!
A few mishaps have occurred at this location before!
sometimes they can be slow with our order!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Tried their sushi for my appetizer for the first time, and it was really ok. My wife enjoyed her crab cakes, and I was very please with the rare salmon on my salad (very rare inside and crispy skin on the outside). It's hard to get excited about a chain restaurant, but Legals finds a way to maintain quality and healthy choices on the menu. I'll keep these guys on my "low risk, nice dinner" list.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious meal!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Good food....excellent people............////////((((()))

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We ate early and the restaurant was pretty empty. I had the Anna's baked Cod...last time I had baked fish there were hardly any crumbs on it but this was covered...I like it that way. The fish was good, we shared my favorite dessert...the bananas foster again...yum! My kids had the rice bowls (the salmon and the tuna) and sushi and loved it as well.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was very good this weekend. I started with the fish Chowder. Good flavor, but way too thick. Thick chowders are a pet peeve of mine. They should be "brothy", not like porridge! Richard had Arancini, which was very good. My main was the Shrimp Casserole. Richard had the grilled seafood platter, which was excellent. Our server, who was good with service, could use a bit more personality. It just seemed he was really not "into" it that day. A smile can go a long ways, too! Overall the food was better than we've seen in a while.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Legal Seafoods is one of my favorite gluten free restaurants.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The waitress was on top of things.Ordered the filet mignon. Different waitress brought out order.The waitress came back over to make sure everything was ok.The chowder was nice and hot.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service were awful!

I service was slow and very noisy!

Would never recommend or go back!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Took waitress recommendation and had the crusted salmon with spinach and mushroom ravioli. It was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As always , our reservation was honored. The service was excellent. The meal was super. No complaints, except for the parking which is always challenging.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our server Emma was friendly, courteous, efficient and professional. Our meals were prepared to our order and delivered timely. Thanks to the restaurant for the complimentary 3 Bon-Bons to celebrate my guest's birthday! Y.S. Kim

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food and drinks, glad that we decided to go there!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Legal is quite consistent and always good.
Portions were good sized and the food was fresh and tasty.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We wanted to go to a restaurant that we know has bananas Foster on its dessert menu. Having been to other Legal Sea Foods Restaurants in the past, it was a no-brainer as to where we would go for my husband's birthday for his favorite dessert.
Food was excellent, as always, and our waitress, Emma, was sweet and attentive.
Our experience on Sunday was just the perfect way to celebrate.
Thank you.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Clam chowder for app and halibut steak for my meal.
Can't go wrong with that here.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Staff upon entry ignored reservations because they were preoccupied with talking amongst themselves about how slow it was with the snow storm! Was seated the furthest from the entrance passing empty table after empty table? Only to be seated near the restroom, host joked that seating was in case we got sick we would be near the restroom. Waitress kept bringing over bill when were clearly not finished our meal, each time she would apologize for bringing the bill early. Had cioppino that was overcooked. Overall not the Legal I have known in the past, will not return even for free meal!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food, even better service. Extremely accommodating to multiple food allergies (TN, PN, Sesame).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food, good service (not great). The restaurant is pretty loud which can be challenging.

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was great, except for our seating placement. we were seated by the window and the draft made it quite cold. other than that, this was a very pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Legal seafoods is dependable. The food will meet a minimum standard that is high enough. The only problem is I've noticed how in the last 4-5 years the prices keep going up and up and up and it becomes and ever more expensive option to go there for a regular dinner. It used to be that 5 years ago my family of 4 would go there every other month for a weekend dinner, but now I'm not sure it makes financial sense.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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