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:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 12am
Sunday: 11:30am - 10pm

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, 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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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Legal Sea Foods - Framingham Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Casual (36)
Good for Birthdays (35)
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Business Meals (33)
Good for a Date (33)
Good for Groups (29)
Great for Lunch (29)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Healthy (22)
Bar Seating (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Authentic (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Kid-friendly (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Fun (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Cozy (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Romantic (7)
Great Beer (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

I love legals and go back whenever I can. Our server Chase was outstanding ! Food is always fantastic. Water was actually luke warm. Love legals !

Larry Allen
508-641-6724

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Met an old friend for Saturday lunch. You were able to comply with food allergies and the food was excellent. We received very good service and it was a good location for us to meet up and catch up. Thanks

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Maitre d' and waitstaff were great, and the food was absolutely delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Serve very attentive and pleasant very nice evening

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always consistently good. Best fish cuisine in Boston.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food. Great service. Great night
My wife and I enjoyed ourselves immensely
Thanks

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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!!

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server was very nice and wicked cool. He connected with me on the levels on certain foods with the menu which I️ was all appreciated for. I️ enjoyed the time with my date. I’d come back and ask for the server again who I️ sadly forgot his name.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Fun, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Legals is a favorite - although this location needs a facelift badly - it takes away from the fantastic food

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Another excellent meal here... so good. Tonight had a lobster with a baked pot. and cole slaw... perfectly done. A bottle of Sonoma Cutrer Chard... loved it.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Server was excellent but food quality was not so good. Tasteless scallops, bland rice and undercooked spinach. Not worth the lofty price. Will not be going back anytime soon.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food, great drinks and great service. Legal Seafood is my favorite "go to" restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

As with a number of the suburban Legal Seafoods, this one, too, is showing its age. A decorating re-do is long overdo. That being said, however, the food is always incomparably good with service to match.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Sergey was our waiter so our service was excellent as usual. (Even with a trainee in tow!) Two seasonal offerings made our lunch choices extra special: butternut squash and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Great restaurant with a seasoned staff. Our host, Pat, was cordial as usual.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great service and food. This is one of my favorite places to go as a celiac for gluten free food. I have never gotten sick here! I was especially impressed this time because when I got my food, the server noted that my meal was gf (without me having to confirm) and that it was prepared separately. I really appreciate that because then I can just enjoy my food and not wonder if I am going to pay for it tomorrow and the day after. Delicious food too! Thank you!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was good, but food is overpriced and definitely not worth it. I got the stuffed shrimp and it came out burnt. The shrimp was dry and the side of broccoli was not cooked. The positive is that the atmosphere is nice and they have an extensive wine list.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Consistently good. If you like sushi the entrée portion of the blackened tuna sashimi is a great choice.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I was at the restaurant with Deb for our monthly get-together. Sonya and Amanda served us on their last day at the Legal Sea Foods in Framingham and we had an opportunity to say thank you for their exemplary service and to say good bye. I will be challenged to find a server-team as good as Sonya-Amanda. My sincere thanks to all the staff members for making my dining experience fun, special and wonderful! Y.S. Kim

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Fresh seafood and decent portions. Service was great but a bit too much up selling of the desserts. Even asked our party if we wanted any desserts to go when we said no.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great fried clams. Cooked to perfection. Great waitstaff(Pam).

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My comments don't reflect the best experience since our young granddaughters were with us. I highly recommend dining without the "kids" since the food is outstanding, and the service is impeccable, along with a good wine list. Tending to small children takes away from the enjoyment of the experience. We'll definitely return for a nice adults only evening.
Joan

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

One of the party has numerous food allergies. The server did not know the menu or how things were cooked well enough to give a suggestion. Luckily, the manager stepped in and guided the cooking of the meal to avoid certain concerning food types. Unfortunately, the meal was very delayed which made three hungry women get more annoyed as time went on.
Did not feel that the sides were up to usual standards, but the fish was delicious.
The place is too noisy for a quiet conversation among the group.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great lunch place. Met for a business engagement. Would go back. You can never go wrong with LSF

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always a great place for dinner. The Framingham restaurant features a more traditional seafood menu, but even the non-seafood eater found something to enjoy.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall our dining experience was off the chart. We did experience a couple of issues not really that big of a deal, but our first issue was our reservation was nearly 15 mins delayed before we were seated. The second issue was one of our guests was unable to join us for dinner however, asked us to bring them a bowl of clam chowder and when we got home to find out we received a cup instead. That was a bit disappointing, we drove 30 mins, if we were closer I would of corrected the matter. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to air my issues.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I met with friends for dinner. Everyone was happy with their food. One member in the group had food allergies which were addressed and had their food delivered by a certified food preparer. I was impressed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Lovely food. Good service.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good foods, whenever I come to Farmingham on business trip, I always come to the restraunt.
I love it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service was professionally delivered but no personality or enthusiasm. Not that we wanted an extended conversation, but some form of warm welcome to the establishment. The two fish dinners just didn't seem as good as we've had at other Legal locations, could just be us, but the skin on the bottom of Haddock just seemed "fishy". The dessert was outstanding blood sorbet. best part of the meal.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had a great experience as always . Amazing food and service

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food & excellent service. Dinner with our daughter was a perfect ending to our short stay in Massachusetts.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Wonderfully fresh seafood! The swordfish special with blue cheese crumbles on a bed of impossibly fresh greens was outstanding and perfectly balanced with walnuts and pears.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Little things: dessert served with whipped cream on top and listed as on a raspberry sauce, but the tiny amount of sauce is on top of whipped cream... on the side. Ask for more raspberry sauce... am brought raspberry vinaigrette !! Whoa

Nice waiter, but he should have used his knowledge of the food to avoid that snafu. He even commented on it after I pointed out to him the two sauces had different color gradients and compositions!!

Have gone for a while... a bowl of chowder is now $9.95!! Come on... really? They sell it in stores! They make it by the tanker truck full... I’ll never buy it at those prices.. it’s a turn off.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Another great meal here. The service and chow excellent as usual. My shrimp cocktail and crab cakes with a glass of while wine... bliss.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Service was good. Clam chowder was exceptional. The carrots in the salad were rock hard. Asked for Italian dressing and balsamic was served on it. The fried fish lightly battered but tough and tasteless. Overall for the price paid it was not worth it. I could have gone to Kelly’s and got better food for 75% the price. I was embarrassed when my father in law grabbed the bill and said it was way too expensive for what we got.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

After 2 spoons of soup our dinner arrived. We wanted to send it back but it wasn't what we ordered because they were out of what we ordered and just sent out something without telling us. We didn't want what they cooked and finally got to order our own meal. Won't go back.

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