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Legal Sea Foods, Framingham - Legal Sea Foods - Framingham, Framingham, MA

Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

4.3
4.3
4081 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 766-0600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Legal Sea Foods - Framingham can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Taylor DeLeo and Liz Finlay: (617) 530-9470

  • Neighborhood

    Framingham

  • Cross street

    Route 9

  • Parking details

    Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,081 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. d

    doctor

    New England

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The lobster roll was not a half of pound,and tasted like fish
  2. L

    Lisa

    New England

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We had a large party (8) so we took a bit longer to order but the service was so slow, often looking for our waiter and when entrees were brought out, one was missing and after more than 8 minutes, we had to flag down anyone we could find to get our last entree. The food is historically delicious at legal but tonight was different. The rolls were stale, the spicy drink was not spicy, and my fish tacos were served on stale hard “soft tacos”.
  3. B

    Bostoncouple1

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was so much more interesting than before pandemic Didn’t realize under new ownership We were very pleased
  4. m

    mark

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Way overpriced for two fish tacos. Probably the worst fish taco we had in a long time. We went to Legal Seafood years ago and we’re very excited to go. So disappointed. Service: kept asking us if we wanted more drinks even when glasses were 3/4 full.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 30th birthday dinner with me and my husband!!
  6. B

    Bruce

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration for my wife. She had been visiting friends and snacked with them before arriving for dinner. She enjoyed her oysters but only ordered that. Perhaps as a result there was no recognition of her birthday.
  7. B

    Bottomline222

    New England

    107 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    We are regulars at Legal and have been for over 20 years. The steamed littleneck and Ouster Rockefeller were excellent as was the nut crusted salmon my wife enjoyed for dinner. I ordered the lobster roll. Quite frankly paying $42 for an all claw meat lobster roll is something I will never do again. The lobster roll was heavy on celery and low on taste. A great disappointment
  8. PC

    PeterC

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and setting were excellent, as usual!
  9. m

    melissaa

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Everything was great except for the bake stuffed lobster. Waste of money. Stuffing was mushy and cold as if it was spooned in after lobster cooked. Butter was cold. Not worth the value/ money unfortunately.
  10. o

    out2dine

    New England

    113 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We dine at Legal Seafood often and usually have an excellent meal. This time our fish entrees were disappointing. The clam chowder was excellent and was the best part of the dinner. We both ordered grilled fish entrees. The grilled sea scallops were small and very bland. If it was served with a sauce or compliment, it would have been much better. Broccoli au gratin was served in a bowl and was difficult to cut. The grilled swordfish was dry and might have been much better with a sauce. Our server was prompt and gave us very good service. On a positive note, we signed up for the Legal Loyalty Reward program and received one complimentary chowder.
  11. S

    Steve

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Great waiter but he made a lot of mistakes Tuna was cooked well done. What?! Who cooks sushi grade Tuna well done? I love Legal's but go back to this restaurant ever.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Food was only fair. Salmon over cooked. Scallops had not taste and overcooked. Very disappointing.
  13. l

    loulou

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    HDdock their specialty way too well done hard to enjoy
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent - celebration of 4 year old birthday. Legal served special desert with candles- not expected. Staff gracious and food de-lish!
  15. DD

    DarleneD

    New England

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and ambiance were all excellent. Only complaint about the restaurant is that the water in the restroom faucet was ice cold!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Could not ask for better food or service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and friendly service!
  18. HS

    HenryS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was awesome. Fish was fresh and cooked to perfection.
  19. JB

    JaneB

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our table was a two person table in the bar area… Which is fine. There were people gathered two and three deep around the bar, awaiting a table, and it made us feel a bit crowded.... at one point people bumped into our table trying to avoid severs going by.
  20. KQ

    KerrieQ

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Overpriced, lobster roll very disappointing, nothing but claw meat, rubbery and bland.
  21. EB

    EBHADD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Would love to see more options on the lunch menu. Service was well-timed and friendly.
  22. SW

    StephanieW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the service. Our server was efficient and attentive. We know why after we met the manager Tony who was incredibly kind. We’ll be back.
  23. J

    Jane

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tom was an excellent server great recommendations, very attentive
  24. CC

    ClamChowda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food. Great service. Will be coming back.
  25. J

    Jane

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and service
  26. KD

    KatieD

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    After eating lunch here, my dad had an allergic reaction to something but we were not aware that he has any food allergies. When I called to investigate, asking for the ingredients of the dish he ate, they could not tell me any actual items in the entree, just a list of categories like fish, dairy, and gluten - which was not helpful since we know he is not allergic to those "common allergens". Very disappointing visit to a restaurant we otherwise liked in the past.
  27. o

    out2dine

    New England

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a delicious and relaxing seafood dinner at Legals. The server gave us great service. The cup of clam chowder is excellent with plenty of clams and definitely worth ordering. The 1.5 pound steamed lobsters were delicious and portion was generous.
  28. j

    jsands222

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Legal Seafood continues to maintain high quality and fresh food. On New Years Eve our reservation was kept and we were seated immediately. Our server greeted us and took our order. Our food came out nice and hot. Both service and food were wonderful. Will continue to return.
  29. EK

    EvaK

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The service and atmosphere were great.
  30. JS

    JeanS

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food , it was perfect for my family on New Year’s Eve. The waitstaff were great and the atmosphere was nice.
  31. PM

    PetetM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was excellent! The food selection as usual was tremendous! Overall great experience-we will be back :)
  32. a

    annieo

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent and the food delicious.
  33. p

    pamc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and the waitress was very attentive,
  34. GR

    GRF4

    New England

    92 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Disappointed, this was the first time we have been back to Legal Seafood in four years due to poor service and food quality back then. I do want to say our waitress was very good. However the food quality and the managers lack of concern was the reason for this review. I got the surf and turf for my meal. Grilled shrimp and the Filet. If you are going to offer a meat meal you should be able to cook it correctly. The Filet was ordered medium rare, it was very well done when it arrived. The waitress took it away and the manager came by to let me know they would be remaking it. She was not very apologetic and only offered to get me my sides to eat while they remade the filet. Meanwhile my wife was trying to not eat while I watched her with no food in front of me. Very uncomfortable for both of us. After the second Filet came out the manager asked me to cut into it. It was correct but the quality of this piece of Filet was not good it was rather chewy and less than six ounces at best, it was definitely not a prime cut, select at best. I know it is a seafood restaurant but if you put different items on your menu you should be able to cook them properly. It will be a while before we go back. The lack of concern from the Manager was disheartening.
  35. PF

    PauloFromMassachusetts

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good as usual, but what was outstanding was the service provided by Mike N.! Fun, flexible, understanding, clever, great doing his job!
  36. RP

    RasP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was great. Noticed a large price hike on the menu. Hope this hike is not seen when the inflationary pressures are alleviated
  37. DS

    DonnaS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was the best. The food was excellent. The drinks also were very good. Make a reservation.
  38. j

    johnd

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We have been customers of LSF for literally decades and the Framingham location since it opened. It has definitely deteriorated on many levels over the years and our most recent visit was the worst. I had indicated on my reservation that it was a special occasion/birthday....but that went by unnoticed. Not terrible, just disappointing. The real issue was the wait for our main course and the end result. We passed on apps because we had another commitment that evening. We placed our order promptly, no special requirements or "asks". Then we waited.....and waited.....and waited. At last our food arrived and it was....cold. And there is nothing worse than cold cooked fish. Nothing. Unfortunately we did not have the time or inclination to complain. We're just going to move on. I would not recommend and suggest you think twice because "it ain't cheap" and is frankly not worth it.
  39. K

    Kandace

    New England

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Portion size was small, for the price. Food arrived fast. It was better than previous year’s Christmas Eve service.
  40. WM

    WayneM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and the service was very friendly and answered all our questions.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4081 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 9

  • Neighborhood

    Framingham

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (508) 766-0600

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Legal Sea Foods - Framingham can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Taylor DeLeo and Liz Finlay: (617) 530-9470

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