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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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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