Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

4.3
3817 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.

Support Legal Sea Foods - Framingham during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3817 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipTripAdvisor
New England
866 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal here. Sat in the bar area with my wife and enjoyed a great Margarita, Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay... Crabmeat Cocktail, Grey Sole Special, Fried Shrimp w/Fries and the fantastic Broccoli Casserole. Great service tonight from Tyler L... nice job! We love Legal!

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poochparents
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

My food was not good. Fried scallops were soggy and discolored inside, not white. FF were soggy. Bang bang cauli was hard. Shared Boston cream pie was dry and remained uneaten. What happened to you Legals? Will not rush back.

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Mydin
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Legal Framingham on a regular basis. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our waitress Portia was amazing!

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viptinab
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very nice and the salmon was delicious!

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vipCynthia
New England
68 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunch was delicious and Judy was her usual thoughtful and warm self even though she was very busy!
ONE COMPLAINT TO SENIOR MGMT - WE WANT OUR FISH CHOWDER BACK. Clam chowder is all visiting guests know, us NewEnglanders want our fish chowder back.
Framingham location is looking terrific, thanks Patrick you made the harsh edges go away! Now soft colors and great lighting!

I love the new ‘savage blonde’ oysters … my new go to starter!

Thanks everyone

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vipSallyB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Last two times we have been there the food was bland. We have been going there for years, now we are in no hurry to go back.

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DP01772
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reasonable choices and variety in COVID-reduced menu. My filet mignon was not buttery-soft; was it the wrong cut? Chowder and tuna taktai appetizers were great.

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Sloane
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great choice for perfectly cooked seafood.

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vipDisappointing
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We ordered mussels to start (to share), followed by two entrees - swordfish and crab cake combo. The mussels took forever and finally came out 2 minutes before our main courses; the mussels were tiny and unsatisfying. The swordfish was fine, not great, not bad - just fine. The crab cake was very tasty, the shrimp over cooked and the scallops were microscopic. Definitely not nearly as good quality as pre-COVID Legals. I'd recommend waiting another 6 months until Legal Seafoods has got their act more together.

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JoaniK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Personalized service with quality and ample food portions

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MargotS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever, though a more limited menu than it used to be.

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vipKP21
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I am a frequent visitor to Legal’s, and I was surprisingly underwhelmed on this visit. Prices have gone way up, portion size was embarrassingly small, and taste was mediocre at best. Perhaps the worst experience I’ve had at one of these establishments. Extremely disappointed here...

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vipMad1
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food but limited menu, probably due to COVID did not include some favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Seafood was fresh and absolutely delicious. Excellent service!

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vipWalterD
New England
28 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was just fine - except it was disappointing that Onion Strings has been removed from Legal Sea Foods menu (both lunch and dinner). That dish was always
a favorite substitution. Our waitress, Elizabeth, was nothing but outstanding - we have missed Legal Seafoods in Framingham, but are glad to have finally returned - and, we will
certainly return again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service!!

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vipMitchC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good although it is disappointing that the new ownership has deleted certain (favorite) items from the prior Legal SF menu. After ordering (3) drinks, we waited 35 minutes for our drinks! Water showed up 20 minutes after we sat. The service was frankly unacceptable and we probably won't return.

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NancyD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food & service. Very chilly in restaurant & bathrooms were freezing.

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vipherb
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

the crab cakes used to come with a lovely salad. lettuce and some nuts or berries etc. Now you just get a few pieces of lettuce and some sliced apple slivers. Nothing special and not very much of it. Not sure why they changed it or why they can't afford to do what they had before.

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vipMillers
New England
196 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRING BACK OYSTERS LEGAL PLEASE

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TimO
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was good. Maybe a little pricey but decent quality. Actually got a different entree than what I ordered but it I let it go as it was close to what it should have been.

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RogerF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kudos to all - esp the kitchen, for going above and beyond to make gluten-free crabcakes for my wife.

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vipsomethingoranother85
New England
40 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent service and the food very good. New menu items as well.

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vipTripAdvisor
New England
867 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent chow and libation, as always... great service from Autumn! Tonight, tried a few of their new items... the St. Louis Ribs w/coffee bbq sauce... great, the meat falls off the bone and meaty. The Snake River Farms Wagyu Bacon Cheddar Burger... loved it. The seafood items.... crab cake and lump crabmeat cocktail, so good!

VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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friedclamslover
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Used OpenTable for 8pm res. Got there at 645 due to good luck at Logan and light traffic. Our table was already waiting for us. Food was...as always....outstanding.

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LivM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make reservations. Great food. Service was really good. Food came out with perfect timing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Legal has really cut the menu back and doesn’t offer anything that you can’t get somewhere else. Their fried clam dinner is much smaller, they don’t offer a variety of fish, such as trout, just the same tuna/salmon/halibut/swordfish you can get at so many other places. The oysters were, as usual, fresh and tasty, but at $3 we should not be picking large pieces of shell out. We sat at the bar, and the staff was friendly and took good care of us. The food is fine, but at Legal prices, they should be special.

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vipcsoup1
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Still a limited menu. Maybe this is how is going to be from now on? Chowder is always spot on! Crab Cake/Shrimp/Scallops, were a little over cooked, and sizes have shrunk. Overall, good, just wishing for the old Legal's with many choices of top quality seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service.

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vipCynthia
New England
69 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Sadly we hit Legal on a day when lots of training was going on with serving as well as chef staff!
One of my favs are “stuffies”, stuffed RI style clams… they arrived cool vs screaming hot…and plate was returned without replacing my order, but reheating it! With Covid still around, thought this was nasty… this expensive app was nothing like the ones I love…. disappointment! Then my calamari arrived as tough as nails.

If it weren’t for our server, dear Portia, lunch would have been a C-, she tried so hard to make it right!

I know the must train staff but geez, the gal at the next table tried 3 times to get a clam roll, each time a trainee brought out a crab roll. Her husband had finished before she got her clam roll…

Manager Patrick was not there, or this never would have happened. We love Patrick’s hard work and the staff he skillfully guides.

This doesn’t change my feelings about Legal, but yesterday was a bust.

JP
JPerez
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, Thanks.

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vipArleneG
New England
27 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Menu changed and just not the same

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vipmaddy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great friendly service and good food! Miss their big menu snd look forward to its return!

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vipDMWG
New England
34 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crab cake combo was excellent, and our waiter was friendly and very helpful

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vipRobM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always and a great space. I would definitely recommend Legal's for whatever your event is.

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vipSallyB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was ok, not to the level we have been use to. Their staff however is outstanding. Professional, courteous, friendly and respectful, could not have asked for more. They have done some nice upgrades, did a good job.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

overall billed by several items, but overall delicious

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HenryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh seafood and great service definitely wants to make me go back again.

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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 4.3 stars by 3817 OpenTable diners.

Legal Sea Foods - Framingham does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.legalseafoods.com/category/gift-cards.

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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