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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
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and were kept waiting well past our reservation time. Our server Tyler was ok ,but not exceptional. Never asked what sides we wanted so I had to chase him down. He followed up nicely though.
The food was great, as usual.
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