Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

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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.

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.
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New England
55 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the gluten free accommodation! Th scallops were outstanding!

OT
Philippines
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

God was great! Our server was very knowledgeable
Sold us on the flight of wine from Spain

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Too noisy for me. Food was ok, but I was expecting better. Prices quite high.

J
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband thought his tuna meal was just ok. I really enjoyed the mixed grill entree. Our friend loved the kale salad with grilled shrimp.

YS
New England
111 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tom was attentive, effective and efficient. Our meals were prepared to our exact order and delivered to us timely. Thanks, Tom, for our wonderful dining experience! Y.S. Kim

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We’re regular customers so we’ve been fans of your restaurant for a long time. Tonite my server got my order wrong. By the time the food came (which was a long wait), it wasn’t what I ordered. I ate what he brought because I was hungry and didn’t want my husband to wait for them to bring me the correct dish. Server couldn’t have cared less that the whole thing was screwed up. Not what we expect from Legal’s.

YS
New England
111 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tom was courteous, efficient and effective. All our food items were prepared to our exact order and delivered to us timely. Great job, Tom! Y.S. Kim

NS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good and the food was delicious! What else is there?

TR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall we had a very good experience but, we had to wait for a table for about 15-20 mts despite having a prior reservation confirmation via Open Table.

JW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was excellent! The food was delicious and we really enjoyed our evening with friends!

LW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was very good as always. Calamari appetizer and Jasmine Shrimp meal were quite good. Ambiance at this location has declined and for the price not a good value. It was Friday night and not crowded and a dull energy. There was an odor in the restaurant/ bar area; musty or possibly sewage odor.

TA
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We've been going to Legal for quite a few years for our wedding anniversary. The reservation was made online and I also called ahead to confirm they knew it was for a wedding anniversary and requested a nice setting. When we arrived the host didn't seem to have any idea about it being an anniversary. This was the reason for my disappointment.

SC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ate in the side room which I like but still too noisy for my taste

CM
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid seafood experience as one should expect from this staple. We celebrated mother-in-law's birthday, and the entire staff could not have been nicer. Our waitress was fantastic in terms of her attentiveness and recommendations.

NB
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love Legal Seafoods. This visit was a good one, what I'm used to. I had the shrimp tacos. Good portion size, great flavors, right on the money. Table service was attentive.

P
Naples
57 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server, Taylor, her recommendations very good. Food excellent too.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service and dinning experience was very disappointing. We had to ask for bread, we were given no bread plates and we had to ask for water. The seaweed salad was brown in color and unappealing. The only thing that saved the night was the Maple Bread Pudding dessert which was excellent.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very rich food - high fat carb content in main entrees. Service excellent. Atmosphere good. Seated according to reservation time. Ordered scotch - stingy amount.

Chocolate covered ice cream- don’t get chocolate was like cheap Easter Bunny kind.

Entrees good but rich in fat butter and portion for price also lacking. Overall overpriced.

c
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got seated promptly. Waitstaff great

K
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I definitely would return. The baked stuffed shrimp was amazing. Service was well-timed and friendly.

JW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We find that Legal Seafood is a great restaurant for the food, service, etc and they treat you nicely if you have children in your party. They have a kids menu with activities and bring the cups with appropriate tops and genuinely welcome you. It is a great restaurant to have a family gathering where you want a nice meal but also want it to be kid friendly.

PG
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, attentive service! Great food! We just flew in from Denver and were excited to spend time with relatives we haven’t seen for a while! Didn’t feel rushed! Had a lot of fun!

c
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was GREAT but the server couldn’t keep up and knew NOTHING about the wine he was selling. I understand that you may not drink but we can read the menu descriptions, you don’t need to read them to us. Was LOUD but the food was great,

B
New England
61 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Pat for a great table! We are always thrilled to have Judy as our server! Judy offered a great new dish-Scallops over polenta! I enjoyed my favorite Nutty Salmon and added a side of butternut squash and cranberries. We topped off our early dinner with Boston Cream pie. You cannot go wrong at Legal!

d
New England
33 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for conversation. The level of staff attention was ideal. Good food and still the best shrimp cocktail I’ve had anywhere.

C
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and excellent service!!!

U
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us and an infant were sat on time at our reserved 7:30 PM Saturday evening time. Staff provided a high chair that we could set our carrier on. Moderate noise all around, but baby slept through it and we had no trouble hearing the conversation at our central table. Waiter was attentive; refills prompt. Food was delicious - salmon, seafood combo, and crab cake combo. Great dining experience.

b
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had to send an order back because spicy sauce was put on tuna when I made a point of saying "No sauce." Otherwise, everything was fine.

h
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Seems the food has changed. Both our meals tasted “cheaper” than the last time we were there. Cheaper cuts of meat, seafood not prepared to the quality standards of the past. Smaller menu with several favorite options gone. Seems Legal is trying to save money by offering a lower quality product.

KD
New England
43 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was a great experience.

OT
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Framingham's Legal Sea Foods still leads the way - we had my daughter and her friend visiting from San Francisco - and they were both enthralled and delighted with their meals.

Not to be outdone, my wife and I, as usual, truly enjoyed our own meals. We are never disappointed -
the food, the service, the ambience,- and the closeness to our home delight us each and every time.

AH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I’ve been to several Legal Seafood locations and this one was unfortunately, the worse. Food lacked flavor, service left something to be desired.

T
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent meal and service.

c
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a reservation and got seated right away. It didn’t take long for our waitress to come over and take our order. We ordered red wine. It was good but was room temperature/almost warm. It needs just a slight chill to bring out the flavors. The first fish I ordered was out at 7:30 pm. So we both ordered the tuna steak, which was prepared perfect. I was very excited that it came with a side of Brussels sprouts but for some reason it came out with sautéed spinach with no explanation. The jalapeño polenta was yummy.
Our waitress was attentive until our food came out. Then we only saw her when she quickly handed us the bill, which was another tables. We were waiting for her to come back to cork our wine to take home but she never did. I’m guessing she left for the night. We flagged down another waitress, who was very pleasant and helpful with it.
The sound level was very high but I know to expect that there. I wish some music would be playing in the background and that there would be candles on the table for a little better ambiance.
Food was good but overall could use some improvement. I expect more for the prices they charge at Legal Seafoods.

O
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was excellent..better than it has been. The service was poor...perhaps too few servers

s
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The waiter was rude. Never told us the specials. Ignored us because we didn’t order everyday once. I will not return. Stop trying to move tables instead of letting people enjoy their nite out

I
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food is pretty good but wait time for dishes to arrive is high

MS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fish (and chicken). Service is always knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks

GM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good service, food was fine, atmosphere was very good. The only complaint was the lack of parking to this restaurant.

SB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good

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