Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

4.4
3853 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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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 3853 people are saying
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ElizabethV
New England
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious. Waitress brought me the breaded haddock instead of grilled. It was delicious but would have preferred grilled. She also forgot to bring an espresso and coffee so we reminded her when she brought the bill. Overall, we love legal seafood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and the food was delicious. Well prepared and temperature was just right. Thank you

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CindyK
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chowder Day so $1 cups of Chowder on top of great food and service made it perfect day at Legal Seafood!

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vipJames
New England
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Legals has always been very consistent for us. Some of the best appetizers around

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frankie
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish is always fresh and well prepared! Our wait staff was delightful and attentive.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food superb, waiter Jeffrey and bartender (forgot his name, but from Croatia) beyond outstanding. A wonderful date night for me and my wife.

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vipBallou
New England
75 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came hungry straight from the doctors! Glad we stopped at Legal. Double glad we asked for Judy! Great serve and food as usual. Grilled salmon and crispy fish sandwich were our choices. Started with Legal’s world famous chowder. Ended with a delicious slice of pumpkin cheesecake! Nice quiet table with plenty of “Covid” space. Can’t beat Legal in Framingham!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always high quality food & service- love this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Mom’s birthday-

There were bones in the baked haddock, but our server fixed the situation right away. Overall great experience, our server was wonderful.

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Bailey
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Fish tacos were tasty. Will visit again.

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SPQR
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Smaller portions and bread was stale. Value has deteriorated.

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vipKbktuff
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate in the bar area. The ambience was just meh. Food was delicious.

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vipPattyP
New England
77 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch of fresh seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, great waiter, food was very good!

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vipJames
New England
38 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good as usual. One of our favorite restaurants.

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vipTruthful
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE dinner with family. Legal never disappoints. The food is always good and the service is consistently good.

We were concerned with COVID but we were presented with a large booth, far enough from other diners.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good ! Jeff, our waiter was there from another location and was excellent !!

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RajibC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and awesome host. Would recommend without no doubt.

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JohnG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

This is not the Legal Seafoods from the past . Since it was sold I say stay away!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I was so disappointed. This isn’t my first time at Legal and usually it’s great, especially for someone with gluten allergies.
We walked in, got our drinks, and when we went to order they were out of gluten free bread, calamari, and steak tips. At the end we weren’t offered dessert or another drink.
Our waitress barely came over to us. It took 20 minutes of get our check and then another 20 for her to run my credit card.
Not a very pleasurable experience this time.

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Gailm
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Lunch is overpriced and not always good. Scallops tasted bitter and bread stale. Lobster macaroni and cheese however was great.

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Izzy
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Foods great, customer service is quick and efficient

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cards135
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been since June 2021 and we had a wonderful experience on December 2021. The waiter and staff were all very attentive. Also glad to see that they have sole back on the menu!

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Frenchy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday night, restaurant not full so service was excellent and noise level low. Excellent food

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JaredK
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went on Christmas eve for an early dinner. Place wasn't packed at all. Food came out hot and fresh. Server was very attentive. Defiantly recommend this location.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Well, you asked. Are you sure you want to hear this?

While the overall experience was ok, but wasn't comeasurant with the cost, I feel I can only express my visit as somewhat of a letdown. The last time we dined with you I said to myself, the heck with the long drive and the pricy menu, the experience will be well worth it, I confess was some time ago, maybe a few plus years.
With that said, let me describe that previous visit. We ordered two 2lb baked stuffed lobsters, because we've had them before and you made them the best by far. The wait staff bought them out and they looked so fabulous that they should have had armed guards as everybody eyed them as they passed by. The stuffing was piled with more seafood bulging from the inside begging to be eaten. Everthing was perfect.
Skipping to the end of the meal, you served us some black tea that was so fantastic that we had to ask where iff came from. You staff promptly wrote down the source of this delightful beverage. It was served with a fancy steaming tea pot and a tea infusers loaded with fresh tea leaves brewing right in front of us. Delightful. Complemented with a fantasticly presented dessert. It was the most memorable evening well worth cost to which I never even remembered how much it cost.
I didn't care!
Now last night's description of the evening wasn't quite t he same. We had asked for nice spot in a booth somewhere and with plenty available got put in the corner next to the back side entrance to the restrooms, with the brooms and what i asumed was little kids high chairs staked up. No big deal, we got up and moved closer to the center of the room and informed the waitress, no big deal. All was fine again.
We ordered the Oysters Rockefeller and the Mussels for and appetizers and while they we're ok, we were expecting something always a step up from the Legal Seafood kitchen. They were quite ordinary, or even just plain like you would get from much lesser establishments. (cont)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The scallops are too small. The place is just dated. It hasn’t changed since it opened. Scrimping. No longer a fish place but a nouveau cuisine Establishment with sharks hanging from the ceiling.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Still the best clam chowder and fried clams.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The menu has changed and is too limited. No steamers or other old favorites.

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BernadetteC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience- food was great and service was excellent
Thanks

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BruceP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Would definitely recommend it.

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GailG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, ease in making reservation and food was as usual, delicious.

JD
JoanD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was beyond amazing!
Dinner was out of this world!
Birthday treat was a special surprise!! Loved every minute!

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vipTripAdvisor
New England
892 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat coming here for dinner. Excellent cocktails to start, the Tuna Tataki, followed by Fried Shrimp w Fries and Broccoli. Great service. Love it!!

JB
JonB
New England
36 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Legal is still Legal: good service and excellent food in a big room with reasonable, but high, prices.
We went with another couple for a Friday night dinner. The host staff and the service staff were all wearing masks, but of course, no patrons were. It felt like a risk.
We were served quickly, drinks were large and well made and the food was great, especially the scallops. Sides were also good - the Sichuan string beans were particularly appreciated.
No room for dessert.
We'll probably wait a while before coming back. Even a great dinner isn't worth getting sick...

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Charles
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always hot and delicious. The staff is friendly and service is quick.

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vipBallou
New England
75 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service! My only suggestion is to provide better instructions to the food runner who delivered our bonbons. You really need a fork and knife to open these little frozen treats. The chocolate sauce is a nice visual touch, but it’s like handling a greased bowling ball. Save the sauce for your regular ice cream deserts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waiter Jeffrey was Outstanding
Very personable and educated us on the restaurant and company
Also very attentive and anticipated all our needs

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chefoz
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Legal is so reliable for excellent service and top-notch sea food. We went for a lunch and it was an excellent meal.

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Legal Sea Foods - Framingham is rated 4.4 stars by 3853 OpenTable diners.

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