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About Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

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.

50-60 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm

Cross Street:
Route 9

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 766-0600

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Framingham-Route-9

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here in Framingham, our private dining rooms can accommodate 24-65 guests for a sit down dinner.

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Legal Sea Foods - Framingham Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Good for Birthdays (40)
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Casual (38)
Good for a Date (36)
Business Meals (35)
Healthy (34)
Good for Groups (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Worth the Drive (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Kid-friendly (23)
Comfort Food (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Authentic (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Gluten Free Options (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fun (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Tasting Menu (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Cozy (9)
Romantic (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I got the haddock imperial which I love at prime bar in wayland. The potato was so big that it was hard and not edible. They brought me a new one that was the same. The fish was way too well done. My wife got salmon and loved it. Maybe I was just unlucky. Let me know what you think. 508-298-3396

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent and reliable food, service and atmosphere. Always a "go to" for healthy & great tasting food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Birthday dinner

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice meal and excellent service. Being that it was Valentine's Day, the restaurant was very crowded. In spite of this, the service and food delivery was prompt and attentive and the meals were prepared perfectly. My only small quibble was that knives weren't included as part of the table service. That made buttering the bread a little challenging.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The food is always great. And the service is outstanding.
The salmon and swordfish dishes were delicious.
I didn’t like the new Boston cream pie!
Sorry extremely sweet.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

My Mahi Mahi was outstanding. Service was very good. My only comment is that the sides are not very good. A small selection that are really not up to speed with their seafood.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

So so. Not the value and service we've come to expect from a Legal Seafood brand.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Carlos was an awesome waiter. He made the experience at legals fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server Judith was attentive, effective, efficient, friendly and professional. My business partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Happy New Year!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Delicious food. We had appetizers and they were generous servings and delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Went to meet an old friend for light lunch and a lot of catching-up. Ordered the Caesar Salad for my entree. The lettuce was “swimming” in dressing, great taste, but way too much.
Table next to us was very loud and we found it difficult to have a conversation.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a good choice. Was a little disappointed that they were out of the sole filet that I wanted, but there were plenty of other good choices. Our server was pleasant and helpful.
Have been there many times and will go back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, People Watching, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Crab cakes were tasty and hearty. Scallops were great and waiter explained dry pack which means nothing added to cheat for weight. Boston cream pie was interesting with sauce and toffee crunches on top of a round portion- tasty but not traditional. Maple bread pudding was more like coffee cake

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our waiter (Arthur) was terrific and the food was delicious. Still a bit too noisy but we had a good evening

Tags: Healthy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been going to Legal for years. I am a seafood person and my husband usually has the hamburger, which, he says is excellent. The food is always great, service is impeccable and I highly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is very good. Only the raw oyster is smaller than I thought. And the service is very nice. We had a good time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The Halibut was not good and the brown rice was not warm enough. Very disappointed.
Last year I ordered the same plate and was good. No consistency.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Met an old friend for an early dinner. We had lots to catch up but never felt rushed. Delicious food. Knowledgeable, polite server. Lovely experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

this restaurant manager claims that the state law only allows them to serve one drink per hour which is to true. The claim that because, apparently, they were cited twice because someone was leaving restaurant and driving drunk got caught. We were not driving but they said they can not serve more than one drink per hour. Will not go back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Legal Seafood of Framingham is never a disappointment. We met friends on a busy Sat. night. We were seated promptly at a table in a side room which was less noisy. The food was delicious. Since we are watching our carb consumption, we were able to make substitutions for potato and pasta. Ample portions allowed for another small meal the next day.

Tags: Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner during our most recent visit to Legal Seafood. The fish was expertly prepared, the service was first rate & the atmosphere was charming. We highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was good over all

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious sushi dish and great chocolate dessert.
Always dependable food and great service.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

love legal but it was too kaotic this eveving. The kitchen messed up BOTH of our dishes!~
the menu said my faroe island salmon was served with brown rice , but came with white. My guests tuna was ordered medium and came out refrigerator COLD!!!! complained to manager, they apologized. No complementary anything for the mess up!!! I think they have become too busy and not concentrating on quality!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome food as usual. Open Table res was a big help on a busy Saturday night.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always reliable great food & service. Glad to see the "special menu" (shrimp this mo.) of this month's favorites/adds more choice to the same daily menu/add a burger w/a nonbeef option

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A friend and I enjoyed a good meal in an unhurried atmosphere. The restaurant was not noisy and the waitress was attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great as always. Fresh seafood nicely prepared. Pricey as always

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

As wonderful and reliable as always. Loved being in the Blue Room where the noise level is so much better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The Chowder is to die for! Tom did an outstanding job with recommendations!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The swordfish and the Maui Mahi was excellent. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I am a regular patron of Legal Seafood as it's always excellent... this location stands out as it's one of the only places in the area that's of such high quality. My steamed lobster with baked potato and veggies was great. Service was very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Legal Seafood needs no introduction to their legendary seafood menu. Our group opted for the broiled fish menu which unfortunately continues to get shorter over the years. For me, this is what they do best and should expand on that more.
I ordered artic char which was delicious, a generous portion cook very well. Our other diners ordered similar.
The service was great. Our only disappointment was desert. We ordered a dark chocolate mousse to share. The parfait glass was half filled with whipped cream, leaving only a small portion of chocolate mousse. Unfortunately, the mousse was like runny pudding. Really uneatible. Although I pointed this out to our server, he did not offer to deduct it from our bill. Not a good outcome.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was as we like it -- attentive without being intrusive. We dined mid-afternoon, which is a quieter time.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Tom was our server. He was professional, thorough, and very pleasant. I had the fisherman platter with broccoli and butternut squash. My wife had scallops with mashed and broccoli. We finished it off 3 bon-bons each. Great table, friendly staff makes for a nice experience!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Legal is always very good. Best chowder ever. Very tasty and fresh seafood. Bar is great for eating and watching sports.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Another excellent visit. Loved my clam chowder and jasmine shrimp... a great shrimp dish with broccoli, rice and a cheesy sauce. Tried the halibut as well, perfect. Nice service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We took advantage of Chowda day with chowder $1 a cup with an entree. Of course, this was too much food, so I took half of it home. Food and service were excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Legals is a great place to go for outstanding seafood. The clam chowder is the best around.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My favorite dish is a Caesar salad with fresh Maine crabmeat, but when supplies are low and I cannot get the crabmeat, I'll choose something else similarly healthy and tasty. This time it was the grilled shrimp and sweet potato with kale. I was outstanding. So delicious. I have never had a bad mean at Legal, and we've been going there--Framingham, Cambridge, Boston--for at least 25 years.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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