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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

Wines of Chile

Special valid Oct 23, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 all week from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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.

Wines of Chile

Special valid Oct 23, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 all week from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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Enjoy our special feature menu. Excludes Tax and Tip. For more information: https://www.legalseafoods.com/. Special valid Oct 23, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 all week from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

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Legal Sea Foods - Framingham Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Business Meals (35)
Casual (34)
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Good for a Date (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Good for Groups (27)
Great for Lunch (27)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Healthy (23)
Local Ingredients (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Authentic (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Fun (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Romantic (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great Beer (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Best food we have ever had at Legal. Grilled scallops and shrimp especially.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Seafood casserole was delicious! Oysters as well. Excellent option!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great service from the time I walked in till the time we left. Food was delicious as usual !

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Our server Bianca, who has been added to the Legal Sea Foods in Framingham, was courteous, efficient and effective. Have a fun career, Bianca! Y.S. Kim

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We chose Legal to celebrate our anniversary - good call. It feels a bit special, without breaking the bank.
We had drinks at home, so no need to stop at the bar. They seated us right away with our reservation.
At the table, I ordered an Omagang Rare Vos Amber Ale - a real special beer for a special night, and at a reasonable price. We shared a bowl of Lobster Bisque. This was the real thing: rich, flavorful and creamy without too much sherry to hide the flavor or too much flour thickener. Just right.
My wife had a special with crab cake, shrimp and scallops over a salad. Excellently cooked, and enough so that she had some seafood for lunch the next day. I had a tuna steak cooked Sashimi style - extremely rare. It was cooked perfectly, but, I felt it was under-seasoned. Next time, I'll add a rub or a sauce (available at no charge).
We were full up, so no blueberry strussel for dessert, but, we were tempted!
Throughout, our server was great: knowledgeable about the menu, chatted about anniversaries and kids, a really nice person.
They made it a special evening.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Always consistent and reliably the best seafood worth the price.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Obscenely busy place with high noise levels and large parties. Parking is a challenge. Service was great but food was below par. Menu is dated offering the usual Legal options. Fish chowder is very heavy cream and didn't have any fish chunks. Clams were weird tasting and the Alaskan crab legs were tasteless unless you dip them into butter.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We were a party of 5 and of the food was very good. Everyone really enjoyed the food except me. I ordered fried clams and they were very disappointing. They were overcooked, very dry and crunchy. I probably should have sent them back. When you've been around in new england as long as they have and not make decent fried clams, well, it's just disappointing. As I said previously, everything else was very good with ample portions.

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

Sadly, Legal is no longer a sure bet for an upscale seafood dining experience. Service (on a Monday night) was extremely slow and fairly inattentive. Food is significantly overpriced for small to average portions. 'Lemon' salmon special ($28) was completely dry, with absolutely no seasoning whatsoever. Shrimp in cold shrimp noodle special ($25) were completely rubbery. Dinner for our family of four - 2 ice teas, no alcohol and one shared appetizer - was over $150 with tip. Very disappointing.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2017

As always, the restaurant staff members at the Legal Sea Foods in Framingham MA were warm, courteous, and professional.

Manager in charge for the evening came over to our table greeting us and gave us a delicious dessert on the house. Our server Sonya was very effective and efficient.

Even though she and her partner Amanda were very busy, they took the time to come over to our table checking up on us to make sure we're having a wonderful dining experience.

Thank you very much for the spectacular dining experience, everyone at the Legal. Y.S. Kim

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Legal is such a solid choice for a fine meal. The whole family loves it here. My son grew up dining here and over the years has graduated from mac and cheese to shrimp cocktail, crab cakes and lobster. All of these items were delicious tonight as well as the Everything Tuna. So good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our waitress was amazing! The food was very good too except for my dish (rice bowl with salmon and kimchee). It didn't indicate anywhere that it would be super spicy! I would have returned it but didn't want to hold the dinner up for everyone.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Very attentive service from our waiter without being intrusive. Crab cake appetizer still consistently good. The salmon special and the almond encrusted salmon both were seasoned well and not over cooked. The blueberry tarte dessert was too sweet. Overall a good dining experience. One of the better Legal Sea Foods.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amanda was special as always. Enjoyed the Faroe Island Salmon with mushroom ravioli and Spinach. Delicious! The wife had the same salmon with mashed and broccoli. We topped off the meal with Boston Cream Pie! You can't beat the service and quality of Legal!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We were here on vacation and had eaten at a Legal Seafood 6 years ago (near the Aquarium in Boston) and we were so impressed we thought we would try this one since we were in the area. We sort of felt rushed through our dinner and the overall experience in food quality and atmosphere did not compare at all with the other location.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious. The Thai calamari was perfect. The service was very good. It was our 30th anniversary and we made a good choice for dinner. It's a bit noisy but it was very busy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

I always head to Legal when I am looking for a solid, reliable meal. Tonight, no exception. Excellent chow, wine, service in a pleasing atmosphere. I was craving their shrimp cocktail, so good. Everything Tuna stood out tonight. Our server, Dan, provided great service.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Carlos our waiter was one of the best in a long time. Very busy but always came back to make sure everything was to perfection.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

when my wife and I started dating, she lived in Boston and I in Connecticut. We used to meet every Wednesday and eat at Legal in Framingham. Every meal we've had there has been perfect, and we absolutely love the waitstaff. We have now been married for almost a year and we still never go more than a month without eating there, despite it being a 90 minute drive. I give this restaurant my highest rating.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

As always, a great time with great food at Legal. They are one of the freshest and most consistent seafood restaurants you'll ever find. I think I've had one problem in over 15 years of going there and it was fixed quickly by excellent management. The staff is always nice. Food is always top notch. Ambience and decor is perfect and it's just an all around great place. I try to get here 18-20 times a year and it's worth every penny!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Our server Tom R #201399 was amazing. He was very attentive and had a very strong knowledge of the menu.

The Rhode Island Calamari were incredible!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

As usual, our meal was excellent. I had the seafood casserole and my dining companions had the chef's choice grilled fish. We all had salads beforehand - nice and fresh. It was my wife's birthday, so they gave her a free desert. We had decaf for desert - a very dark roast that might not be to everyone's taste, but I enjoyed it. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant throughout. There's a good reason we keep coming back here.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I have dined at this location before and liked it very much. Again, I was not disappointed. There were five of us out to celebrate a birthday. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was very good.
I will not hesitate to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We decided on Legals for dinner and very happy we did. The food is amazing, the service is the best, and we especially loved the calamari... it was wonderful!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Always reliable, with many good choices. The world's best shrimp cocktail.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great oysters and popcorn shrimp ! A plus for the martini . Main dish was average , probably ordered the wrong plate , three small pieces of fish over cooked . Sides of fries ok , onion straws were greasy -- should have ordered veggies !

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We were thrilled to have Nicole as our server! Late lunch / early dinner consisted of Faroe island salmon grilled in lemon vinaigrette with sides of mashed potato and broccoli with cheese. I added a skewer of shrimp. Desert was Boston cream pie-a legal speciality. Our host Pat made sure we felt welcome. Legal in Framingham is always a great choice!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great food and wait staff!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Basically we didn't get any service from the waiter that evening. He just took our order and gave us the bill. The waiter didn't even check with us if the meals we ordered was okay or not. Ended up my friend had to eat the crab cake as crab cake sandwich because it was too salty. I also ordered a decaf cappuccino but it wasn't decaf. I ended up awake all night. I would return but I would request other waiter for sure.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Back again to Legal. Perhaps the top spot in the general area. Always consistent and satisfying. Loved my steamed lobster and started with the fantastic shrimp cocktail. Others enjoyed crab cakes, salads, halibut.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We had a great birthday dinner at Legal Seafood. The food was fresh and delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

I made a reservation to celebrate my mothers birthday and my own. The table was not ready when we got there. Once we were seated the service was awesome. Some of us were kindly allowed to taste a few of the wines before deciding on a wine. The food was incredible. My favorite restaurant in the area.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Always reliably interesting and well-prepared seafood. I enjoyed six oysters from Duxbury, which were flavorful and fresh as the sea. My wild(!) salmon (not farm-raised), a special for the evening, was delicious. The fish and chips were good, though the fries tended to be a bit soggy. I wonder if it would help if they were in a dish separate from the fish? The grilled asparagus that came with my salmon, however, was a disappointment. As I suggested to the waiter and the front desk, they should always snap off the woody and largely inedible lower part of asparagus. Finally, the noise level was just barely tolerable and it was good finally to get back outside where our ears could recuperate. Sadly, noise seems to be commonplace in many restaurants.

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 (Naples)·Dined on July 31, 2017

What an awesome evening. Carlos was our waiter. He was so attentive to our 16 year old grandson as well as his grandpa who was celebrating his birthday. He went out of his way with special service. The meals were all yummy.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

When I have a business lunch or frankly any meal worth making an occasion, I always got to Legal. The food, the service, and the atmosphere always make it a great time. I heartily recommend it to anyone as their seafood isn't just good, it's Legal! The quality shows in every dish. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Outstanding as usual. Our server Quincy was particularly attentive and made great suggestions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We have gone to this Legals often and it never disappoints. It's always a great meal with friendly wait staff. We've gone to a few Legal Seafoods in MA and the Framingham restaurant is definitely one of the best. Great for an evening out or pre or post movie.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Artic char was superb! House salad very fresh with excellent tomato balsamac vinegar dressing. Broccoli done perfectly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We love Legals and we go back again and again. Our only complaint is that latel

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