Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

4.4
3822 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.

No one wants to get lost at sea, but those who have a taste for fun do enjoy long visits in our Natick/Framingham restaurant. Beach yourself in our dining room for seafood or make waves in our lounge.

Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker.
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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipTripAdvisor
New England
888 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal at Legal. Sat at the bar. Really loved the Cape Scallops, featured as a special. Liked that they were prepared simply and baked, to let the flavors sing. Shrimp Cocktail and Tuna Tataki, always excellent. Roast Potatoes and the Broccoli au Gratin, so good! Some cocktails and a glass of Sonoma Cutrer enhanced our meal.

Autumn and Serge provided fantastic service. A great evening!

VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

KB
KathleenB
New England
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend who I haven't seen in 2 years....Had a nice 2 hour yummy lunch!

RG
RachelG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

All seafood was excellent. Farro salad was very tasty but way too oily.
Waiter was cold, lacked energy, inattentive and slow.

CM
ClaudetteM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our former favorite restaurant is much improved over the past few months. We went there six months ago after being vaccinated and where quite underwhelmed. However; the menu has added some dishes, brought back one of my favorites and the atmosphere is very nice. We were pleased.

JY
JosieY
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining here for years and the same high level of quality each time. Great food. Great service.

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vipBallou
New England
72 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish sandwich and crabmeat roll- delicious! Pumpkin cheesecake great! Great service!

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SteveW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food perfectly prepared. Waitperson timed our meal progression to our pace. He was knowledgeable and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Sat quickly.
Receptionist was nice.
Server was good.
Drinks were good.
Same old decor.
Lots of our favorites taken off the menu.
Scallops were tiny. Portion size was tiny for $33-
Drinks were expensive.
3 people for $235- is expensive for just a quick dinner bite out.

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vipBallou
New England
73 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Salmon, rice, and cole slaw followed by pumpkin cheese cake! Hmmm. Judy was great as always!

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vipcarolL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waitress was excellent…attentive and knowledgeable about menu selections

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vipBottomline222
New England
98 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The bay scallops were excellent. The choice of sides awful. Green beans and broccoli are my two least favorite vegetables and that’s all they have. Bring back spinach or asparagus and the polenta.

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GordonZ
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I just had the worst dining experience thanks to the African American manager here.
The course my wife ordered is cooked with red wine (not shown in ingredients) which is supposed to be completely cooked out. My wife is allergic to alcohol. And her face turned hot red and felt dizzy right after eating it. We immediately let the waiter know when the dish was barely touched. Besides the dish is super bitter. We ordered it as a takeout many times in the past so we have a good idea how it should taste like. So he took the dish back for a redo.

However, in less than one minute the manager came with the dish, asking us with a very impatient and even insulting tone what we want from this. This dish was cooked just as it should be. I said no. You can taste it yourself.

Then he took the dish back to the kitchen. As I went to the kitchen hoping to explain to him more clearly, I heard him ranting about how we are unreasonable. I went up and asked him what he meant by that and why he would blame us for their fault. As other diners looking at him, he turned soft and said he would take it off our check.

And he never came over to our table to say sorry before we leave. This type of service is purely horrible. I would surely never dine here again.

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Loumar
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Martha vineyard scallops were delish in a baked crumb sauce, for 48 dollars it better be good. The rice side and broccoli were boring. Never got our bread. Pumpkin cheese cake was yummy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Can’t say Legal’s is living up to its reputation lately. Core waiter was OK but random food bringers spilled beverages and dumped forks on me and the floor. Bisque was cold. Entrees were ok, broccoli undercooked and pilaf soupy. Choc. cake was dry. Gonna take a Legal’s break for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My daughter’s birthday

JA
vipJoyA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server was very polite but he got my order wrong. I had asked for some of the sides to be omitted and replaced with a salad but the dish came as is. It was not a big deal. I had to wipe the mayonnaise sauce off since I don’t like it.

Al on all it was a nice lunch.

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vipBallou
New England
73 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great lunch. A little bit different this time. Grilled salmon, fries, coleslaw & Crispy fish sandwich with same. Pumpkin cheesecake for desert! (Get it while it’s available!). Judy’s service was impeccable-always. This location is really making an effort to regain the old Legal excellence! Try it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
227 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Although it's under new management, Legal is just as good as before, both in terms of quality of food and service!

LB
vipLoriB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat at the bar which we hardly ever do at Legals. The food was terrific and we could customize our martinis. Perfect date night. Our bar person was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service
Waited 15 min for the wrong drinks, poor resolution, new drinks never came after 20 more min I left. Good order was taken, Shaun 20 min later not even the chowder came.
Server did not communicate at any time other than to take food order, deliver wrong drinks

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night- first time eating indoors since beginning of pandemic. They took every precaution to make us feel safe, loved the plexiglass division!!!

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vipBallou
New England
73 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael did an excellent job. (In the same league as Judy!) Our food was served hot and fresh. Our experience was just what we needed after a very busy day. Legal is back!

EC
EllenlC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The music being played was loud and annoying. My friend wears a hearing aid and difficulty do to the interference caused by the music. I requested that it be turned down.

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Noneofyourbusiness
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Slow service. Cold food. We could have stayed home and had a better meal. Will not return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time and food was pretty good.

JN
JessN
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we arrived a little early for our reservation but were seated very quickly, the food and drinks were delicious, our waiters were super attentive and kind. it made for a great date night!

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vipCynthia
New England
70 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Frequent customers of this Legal Seafood, and have certain things we seem to order regularly, until yesterday!
We shared the mussels- terrific and a new must have….then the 12” long crabmeat roll! It was the best, crab, mayo salt & pepper…. it was beyond wonderful…no lettuce, takes up too much room!

It was the first time in ages that every bite and sip of my lunch was perfect!

Congratulations Legal, another delightful experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, drinks were delicious. However when ordering a bowl of lobster bisque, more good pieces of lobster. Bang bang cauliflower wasn’t as good. Too much chili sauce.

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vipBallou
New England
73 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Unfortunately, this visit was disappointing. The food quality was poor. I had grilled shrimp, roasted potatoes, and coleslaw. My wife had bay scallops, roasted potatoes, and coleslaw. We both had bonbons for desert. My shrimp were over cooked, the roasted potatoes were odd chunks of peeled whole potatoes that lacked any taste, and the coleslaw, which came in a “shot glass “ sized container were bland. The wife complained the same adding the “bay scallops “ were very small. The bonbons were frozen solid making them difficult to eat. Our server was definitely off her game even though the restaurant was not busy(4:30pm). The meal with tip came to $100- a lot of what we received.
We have been big fans of this location for a long time, but we definitely noticed quality reduction. Hopefully, this will be a “one off” experience as we will try again.

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Disappointed
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Legal used to be great but now I think it’s time has gone. I ordered fried clams. They were overcooked and honestly based on the burnt flecks I think the oil they used was old. Coleslaw was bad. I’ve been to several other restaurants in the last month and ordered fried clams and each was better. I think legal is resting on it’s laurels.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Ate in the bar so noise was expected. Great bowl of chowder.

M
vipMicky
New England
64 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried some new items and were very pleased. The crab cake trio and the stuffies were excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food are great, But the menu changes a little, my favorite dishes is no long served. Otherwise, it still my favorite restaurant.

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vipBallou
New England
73 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor was an outstanding server! One of best! In the same league as Judy! Food was great- two crab salad rolls with fries and cole slaw! Quiet table. Excellent Covid precautions! Bon-bons for desert-yum!

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Francescag
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our "home" restaurant is closed for renovations and this one was definitely worth the trip - great meal. Great service! Our server Jeff was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant. The food was prepared exactly as we wished. Will definitely return.

J
vipJudith
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our orders were overcooked but still tasty. The staff were very helpful to get the heaters working since we were eating outside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kind and attentive service.

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Teammarina
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Legals needs to up their game to stay current. My friend's fish was buried in bread crumbs. He barely ate a thing and is a big eater. The menu is overpriced and underwhelming in quality. This was my last visit.

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vipTerry
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside on a nice fall evening. I still don’t like eating inside with Covid, so this was a great option. Our waitress was awesome and food arrived promptly. First time back since the restaurant changed hands. I was pleased that the clam chowder is still awesome. We were disappointed that trout is off the menu, but understand changes were needed to compete during Covid. Salmon and cod were both excellent and the broccoli au gratin was huge and delicious. 7 layer chocolate cake was yummy.

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You can order delivery directly from Legal Sea Foods - Framingham using the Order Online button. Legal Sea Foods - Framingham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 766-0600.

Legal Sea Foods - Framingham is rated 4.4 stars by 3822 OpenTable diners.

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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