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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:
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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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We're open and serving up yuletide cheer.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Join us for a ho-ho-holiday feast.

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Legal Sea Foods - Framingham Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Casual (36)
Good for Birthdays (34)
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Business Meals (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Good for Groups (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for a Date (27)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Healthy (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Kid-friendly (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Fun (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Authentic (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Disabled Access (8)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Cozy (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Romantic (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great Beer (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

I had the crusty fish sandwich with ff, very good. On of the guys raved about his fish. Service was good. Staff were helpful and friendly.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As usual we enjoyed our meal very much. It was a family reunion. We had our fave table and enjoyed a lovely afternoon. Our waitress, Cookie, was a phenom!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Scrumptious food. Attentive server. Comfortable atmophere

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waitress was forgetful .
Did not bring completed drink.
Did notmentiondifferent options available for vegetables.

Food was good.
Noise level very high.
Difficult to have a romantic conversation.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A very nice nearby restaurant. Easy to reserve and prompt in seating. Large menu with many choices well prepared. Wait staff is really excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Thanks for the gluten free opportunities! Yummy especially the garlic shrimp and jasmine rice! Can't wait to return😉

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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food and great service. There is something for even the fussiest eater on this menu - and it's all done well. The surroundings are very comfortable at the Framingham location.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went for my son's birthday with my 13 month old granddaughter who loves salmon. Waiter was wonderful and accommodating and there is no place like Legal Seafoods anywhere that has better fish. Always fantastic. Nutty salmon is delectable!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Once again, outstanding sea food. Butternut squash was great.
My favorite sea food restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always a great experience , will recommend to visit

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving family get together.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Third year we have been for thanksgiving diner, no clean up, no cooking and really very good.
After cooking for 37 years we are happy to enjoy your dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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?”)

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey and all fixins were superb!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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
recommended.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Clam chowder always delicious. I had the special Mahi Mahi which was delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

My chopped Greek salad was great! My friend's $35.00 swordfish was not as good:(

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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