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Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

4.4
2604 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
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Phone number
(508) 766-0600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 9
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Parking details
Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door
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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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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate the holiday with us. We'll be serving up our regular menu along with feature items.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2604 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on May 3, 2014

As always, we had a great experience. My 6 year old was tired and cranky, and the wait staff took the extra time to make him laugh and even brought some extra oyster crackers to keep him occupied.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2014

This was our first time to Legal Seafood. I didn't like all the food I ordered, but it wasn't a matter of preparation, I was trying new things, it was all prepare well. The lobster was great. Clam chowder was pretty good too. Service excellent, and they decided not to charge me for the things I ordered and didn't like. Our server and the manager tried to offer a substitute for the food I didn't like, but I was already full. I left happy either way. I would recommend this place for a nice dinner out. Price wasn't too bad considering we had lobster. If I am in the area again, I will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2014

service above par and food was excellent. loved the lobster

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2014

We go there often. A request to limit the cheese was not done. A mention to our waiter was answered with an Apology ( good) & that he told the kitchen AND THAT HE WAS NOT The ONE WHO PUT IT ON(!!)
on the good side he reported it & the maître dee came over & also apologized sincerely & offered a return of the meal & free dessert.
Special of the day crab & avacado quesadea was terrific

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2014

Ordered a dozen assorted oysters to share with my son. Very good and very fresh. They only brought one fork and no spoons for the sauces. By the time we got the spoons and second fork, we were done! Server took bread and butter away as soon as entrees were on the way - and we were still eating. Clam Chowder was bland - needed some Sherry or Brandy.
Steamed Lobsters were OK - not great. I prefer grilled lobsters. Sides of Onion Sticks and Brocoli were again just so-so. Lobster Bake was huge portion of Lobster, Mussels and Clams with Corn. Son could not finish.
Server was not that attentive after we got out entree. Had to flag him down for water.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2014

My husband's halibut was slightly over done so he asked to have it recooked. They were very nice and took his food back and quickly replaced it with a perfectly cooked piece. They were more than happy to accomodate our friend's food allergies also. We have eaten at Legal for years because they always take care of their customers.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2014

It took us 25 minutes to get our drinks, since they had run out of martini glasses. It took us 1 hour to get our appetizers or even any bread. So, all together, it took 2.5 hours to have dinner. Our server rarely checked in on us. But of course, the food was terrific and so was our conversation, so we had a nice evening.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2014

From the moment we walked in, the service was top shelf. Our waitress made some excellent recommendations, and was very quick with out drinks and refills on water, which after the marathon is key :) I was even escorted to the ladies room by the host. First class all the way. The food was amazing and cooked to perfection! I only wish we had room for dessert!

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2014

The food was as wonderful as usual. Service was good. It was Easter Sunday and very busy, and a bit noisy. But we didn't feel rushed. We'll go back, but maybe not for Easter dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2014

We ordered the oysters Legal & mussels for appetizers then artic char and nutty salmon for main course. I ordered Jasmine rice as a side and got white rice which was not very good, and they serve about a 1/2 lb of rock salt as a decoration for the oysters legal which I had to brush off the oysters but everything else was excellent. The waitress was perfect, always there when we wanted something but never bothersome.
I would recommend going if you like fish done right.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2014

A great way to celebrate with family and not have me doing all the cooking.

Only glitch was a computer went down and delayed paying for the meals with credit card.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2014

On holidays we take my father who enjoys seafood very much and as usual Legal did not let us down it was excellent as always we will be back again in the future.

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2.0Dined on April 19, 2014

I have been to this location multiple times, and this is my first ,but also a substantial ,disappointment. We made a reservation and waited 15 minutes. her patrons were agitated and didnt mind expressing their annoyance at the wait. Then once at the table, we waited for service. The place was packed and the noise level was way too high. It's been a year but I saw changes in the menu which did not please me. The portions were too large and it felt wasteful to leave so much on the table(we were staying in a hotel..so no take home leftovers. So i doubt that we will return

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2014

Great place for a girls night with wine and apps. Calamari was amazing and the Cakebread wine was awesome as always!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2014

Took a group of colleagues to Legal and many of them had never been. Outstanding food, great service, and a fun yet refined atmosphere. We all had a great time and nobody was disappointed with what they ordered.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2014

Every time we visit Legal Seafoods, we are
never disappointed! Food and service is
always excellent. The food always taste fresh.
We always make reservations through opentable
and never have to wait long for our table.
Will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2014

Since we live near Burlington, we used to go to the Legal Seafoods in the Burlington Mall. However, over the last couple of years the service declined and in several instances the food quality declined. This Legal Seafoods (in Framingham) still retains the higher level of quality and service that we've been used to from the chain over the last 3+ decades...

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2014

Every time I visit Legal Seafood I am always happy. I had requested a quiet area because I had an elderly person in the group that is hard of hearing. This request, on a busy Saturday night, was accommodated. This means a lot to me. The fish was fresh, abundant and flavorful. We live locally, so this is a place we frequent.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2014

Legal Seafoods is always top notch. Service is professional and wonderful. Food is outstanding. By far the freshest, most consistent seafood & fish on the market. Menus selection is fantastic with a wide variety to satisfy everyone at your table. Save room for dessert!! Their Bananas Foster is to die for, it is a must have!!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2014

The food tasted good but it was looked barren on the plate. Was in a group of 5 and not one of the plates looked that appealing. The waitress did her job but with no fealing. The restaurant was not crowded so I don't know what the issues were that prevented her from being a little more upbeat.

I will come back because I know they usually do better just not this night.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2014

What is there to say about Legal? Always reliably excellent menu, food, service. This is my go to for a proper setting for a business lunch in MetroWest....

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2014

WE were seated rigth away becasue we did have a reservation. The food was great as we expected. We were surprised whent he server brought bon-bons to help us celebrate my wife's birthday. However, our request to accomadate my father-in-law's special needs were ignored, as well as making him even more unsure on his feet even with his walker to assist his mobility. I wonder if special notes within a reservation request are read by those planning the seating. Happy to say we did make it home OK. But this incident will make us have a second thought when we next plan dinner with him, and wondering if we will have the same issues

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2014

Used to be our number one choice when going out for dinner. We discovered the place with moving from California 10 years ago. Few years ago something changed. The service was scaled down and the menu since then hasn't changed since. It is very unexciting to order out of the same menu for years. It has become now our last resource for dining. This is pretty sad; it was one of our first choice.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2014

On this occasion, the dish I ordered is a long time favorite of mine. This time it was beyond expectations: more than marvelous!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2014

Great fresh food in an energetic and friendly environment. I love legal because it's easy to pick something healthy and still feel like I am treating myself to a nice dinner out.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2014

Per usual food was excellent. And so wa service. Even though our waitress was a little over the top with pushing extras .

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2014

I love the seafood here! I love the atmosphere. It's food quality is what makes this place awesome! Free seafood, meats and ingredients. I recommend making reservations ahead of time. It's a busy place and might end up waiting 30-45mins But still worth the wait!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2014

Dinner here last night on business with a friend. Both meals were quite good, not extraordinary, but definitely ok. Fish (swordfish and striped bass) was definitely fresh. Service was prompt, professional, and helpful. Noise level a bit high. Good (and fairly priced) wine list.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2014

Fish was over cooked and had too much butter. I left with stomach pains.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2014

This is our usual place and love it when we are in Boston but this last time we were put in a small room with a big party and I could not even hear my family, could not talk with out yelling, very disappointing. Also the ac came on and we all sat their with coats on and they could not do anything about it.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2014

Legal Seafood never disappoints! We were attended to fairly quickly. The food came out without much waiting and it was superb as always. Loved the visit!!

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2014

Poorly fried flounder.....nothing Cajun about it!
Absolutely awful sweet potato fries....whoever cuts them into shoestrings and covers them with flour Yuk!!
Cod had no flavor no sauce....Just nude.
The crab cake was great, as usual as were the rolls.
Really disappointed.
My daughter had come from California dying for her special Legal seafood but........

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2014

I had a wonderful night eating out. After a very trying week it put me at ease with the great service and perfectly cooked food.
The experience definitely helped in relieving my stress.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2014

Legal's never ceases to impress. Their food is always good and servers friendly and knowledgeable. Not to mention, their GF selections are vast and taste great.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2014

Took them 1 hour to bring our meal. Waitress was great and brought us complementary dessert. Food was OK, not great!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2014

Always a great experience at Legal Seafood. Great apps, meal, desert and drinks. Service is excellent. Worth every dollar.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2014

Best chowder and seafood around.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2014

Took almost an hour for food to arrive, but it was very good when it did

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2014

I had the lobster bisque followed by grilled haddock and scallops. The lobster bisque was very average. Probably wouldn't order it again. The haddock was rather tasteless while the scallops were very good. I have eaten at Legal Sea Foods many times and this was a bit unusual with regard to the quality of the meal. Perhaps it was just my selection of fish. The berry tart for dessert was outstanding, but the dessert shouldn't completely overshadow the entrée. I'll probably go back but would order something else.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2014

We often go to Legal for a date night out, as it is close to home and typically enjoyable. However, the food quality was less than average on this particular visit. I often order the wood plank salmon with lemon chive butter, as I again ordered at this visit. We think they forgot our order because they cleared our appetizer plates and brought us another tables food. After the mixup, our food came about 25 minutes later. I say this because my salmon was extremely undercooked and there was no lemon chive butter, which is one of my favorite parts of this particular meal. Overall, a disappointing visit. Usually a go-to spot for us but that may be changing. We rarely get a night away from the kids and we want it to be reliable.

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