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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.
Framingham, MA 01702
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 12am
Sunday: 11:30am - 10pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, 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
As always, we enjoyed our meals. The food is consistently excellent. We have never been disappointed. We appreciated the waitress, who was attentive without being intrusive. Also, it was a relief not to hear "perfect!" or "no problem" all the time. Either she was exceptional or the wait staff has been asked to refrain from insincere superlatives. The noise level was moderate because it was mid-afternoon. It can get noisy there.
Four of us for dinner. The waiter mixed up 2 drink orders. One of us got the wrong vegetables with the meal. The scallops were dry. The haddock also dry. Also the dozen oysters ordered as appetizers never showed up.
The manager came by to correct things . Still the service got mixed up. It was noisy as well.
Overpriced for the value.
First off, the service was outstanding. But, overall I was disappointed with the meal. The crab dip appetizer was good, very rich and filling. However, the seafood assortment main dish was a let down. Included were: scallops- best part of the dish! Shrimp - very good. Swordfish - dry and bland. Tuna - dry and bland. Salmon- very dry. I do wish my server would have asked if I would like these cuts medium rare to ensure some moisture in the fish, but that’s my fault for not asking how they are cooked. I have had all 3 of these cuts of fish before at other restaurants, and thus I am familiar of the taste and this just didn’t stack up to the other times I’ve eaten these fish.
Attended the Framingham site for a business dinner with guests from Japan. They loved their lobster and chowder meal. The service was excellent! No rush yet very attentive. Food was excellent, hot and served at the same time so no one was waiting for their meal.
My friend Susanne visiting me from New Mexico and I enjoyed our dinner with Sergey serving our table. Sergey was welcoming, efficient and professional. He's indeed one of my favorite servers at the Legal Sea Foods in Framingham. Happy holidays to everyone at the Legal Sea Foods in Framingham, which is my favorite restaurant! Y.S. Kim
Our server Judith L was welcoming, courteous, professional and efficient. Our appetizer Shrimp Cocktail, soup Clam Chowder, and our main course Lobster Rolls were prepared to our liking and delivered to us timely. Our dessert Chocolate cake was delicious. A few staff members including manager Lisa came over to our table to welcome us. My guest and I are very grateful to all of you for making our dining experience memorable. Happy holidays, everyone! Y.S. Kim
Figure I've been to various Legal Seafoods over 1000 times over the years... because its so consistent and good. Tonight, the perfect shrimp cocktail to start, followed by blackened halibut... another great dinner. Sonoma Cutrer chard rounded out the nice evening. Excellent service.
Food was excellent. We eat seafood so often at home that one of us opted for the filet mignon and it rivaled anything at well known steak restaurants. Prices were reasonable. Draft beer selection could be a bit more adventurous. Our server seemed to be still learning but he was very friendly and the meal was well paced.
Went on Thanksgiving; awesome to escape the chaos of cooking at home.
1. Server very helpful, able to accommodate dietary needs of our party (one gluten-free, one vegan) smoothly.
2. Restaurant too loud.
3. One of our cocktails (a daiquiri) was terrible. (Most common comment: “Dis they forget the rum?”)
We were lucky to get a corner round booth table in the bar area...both 96 year old Mom and 75 year old husband have hearing loss and this was a terrific location for them to hear better. No tables around us...Allison was a terrific waitress and we'd request her and the same table when family visits next week. Will be calling for reservation soon!
We had a fabulous server who made our Thanksgiving meal a wonderful feast. He made
sure everything was perfect. Two of us have gluten allergies and there was no problem
with ordering with this restriction...there were even gluten free rolls available. Highly
Stopped by for a hearty meal enroute to the airport and, as usual, we were not disappointed. We ordered the seafood casserole, which included a generous portion of lobster meat, scallops and shrimp. Side orders of whipped butternut squash with cranberries and roasted brussels sprouts were included. Delicious!
Daniel who was serving our table was welcoming, courteous, professional and efficient. The food was tasty and prepared to our liking. General Manager Ming provided us a complimentary dessert of 4 Bon Bons. My heartfelt thanks go to the staff at Legal Sea Foods in Framingham, MA for exceeding my expectations and making our dining enjoyable and memorable. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Y.S. Kim
horrible food, messed up the bill, messed up the meals..gave wrong side orders. slow sunday lunch hour but the service took forever and waited for over an hour for a meal. They gave the bread after we had been sitting for a solid 20 minutes. SMALL portions and waiter with australian accent touched the rims of the glasses with his dirty hands every time he refilled them. bill was almost 200 dollars and food and service was absolutely disgraceful!!
Was much better than the last few Legal Sea Foods I've been to, all of which were in NY state. Only blip was my oysters were served with the slip of paper indicating which was which actually sitting RIGHT ON TOP of one of the oysters, wet with the oyster juice.
Our server Tyler was very attentive, courteous and efficient. Several of the staff members including managers Ming and Kevin came over to our table to greet us. Ming also treated us to a delicious plate of appetizers. Thank you very much for giving us an enjoyable dining experience. Y.S. Kim
The fish was very fresh, that's about it... you need more than that these days. The presentation was very pedestrian for the over priced food. Mismatched wine pairings (IMHO), everything was bland... from the wilted spinach with zero seasoning, jasmine rice with no flavor, wet... not crispy calamari... stingy on the roll basket and butter.... the worst fake Bananas Foster we've ever had... reminded us of something a 1st graders would make by themselves after school. In fairness the crab cake appetizer was excellent! These guys need to rethink what's going on around them and stop resting on their laurels. Give me Ostra any day for the same money!!
Nelson, who served our table, was attentive, efficient and professional. This was the first time we had him and he exceeded our expectation. Lisa and Ming, managers came to our table to chat. My business partner and I highly recommend the Legal Sea Foods in Framingham for delicious meals and superb service. Thanks for making the dining there very enjoyable and memorable. Y.S. Kim
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