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Legal Sea Foods - Framingham

4.4
2600 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
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 2600 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

It was late...waiter more interested in going home than serving a meal at 9:30 PM...I guess he would be more attentive at dinner time..

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Carlos is always the best - and is one of the reasons we come to Legals Framingham.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Very good seafood

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

I have been to Legal Seafoods in Framingham many times. Sadly, this last time was a major disappointment. The host was very accommodating and seated us at a round table for 6. Our waiter was a pleasant young man who took our orders immediately. Then the experience went downhill. He took no notes of our orders and we figured he must have great recall. We were wrong as much of the order was wrong. The service was frenetic -- felt more like a diner than a relatively expensive restaurant. Waitstaff was poorly trained reaching across diners to deliver food; diners having to point to the dish they ordered. Worst of all the seafood we order was poorly cooked (grilled scallops were barely browned and very soggy; fish and chips overly breaded). This has been my "go-to" restaurant for family gatherings. We will have to find another location.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was great very consistent, server was one of the best I ever had was on top of everything.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great time! Good food!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had lunch after my son’s confirmation ceremony. Our waiter was very nice and professional. We always enjoy coming back to Legal Seafoods!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Loved my Cajun Halibut tonight... moist, perfectly cooked. Shrimp Cocktail, so good, to start. Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay rounded out a great meal.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious and our waiter was great.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent and also service. The only negative was the a/c was freezing. First semi-warm day and it was so cold in the restaurant. Had to ask couple of times for it to be turned down.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

For some reason the front desk service once again was weak, at best. Attempted to seat us in the worst 2 seat option in the entire restaurant, walk in would be fine but with a reservation totally unacceptable. Excellent host then gave us a nice booth. Exceptional server !! Excellent food as always !

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My dinner was excellent, but I was disappointed that they have taken Coconut Shrimp off of the menu. I had specifically chosen Legal Seafood for my birthday dinner because I love the Coconut Shrimp. We also ordered an appetizer that we always order, however they had run out of it.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very good food. Very nice to us. We will be back. The food was cooked just the way it should have been.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a great dining experience. Food is fresh and well prepared.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great as usual! Good quality, always reliable. Service was great!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Legal is a great spot for seafood... especially in this area it stands out. My house salad and grilled shrimp was excellent tonight. Chardonnay, perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service was excellent, my Halibut was the best I ever had. Server was right there every time my glass was almost empty. Four star at 3 star prices. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Judy was spectacular as always. I had the salmon with broccoli and coleslaw. My wife Had salmon as well. The service was fantastic!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Wonderful meal! Nutty salmon was so delicious. Perfectly fresh.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Birthday lunch

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our server Judith was welcoming, courteous, effective and professional. Our food was prepared as we specified and delivered to us efficiently. Manager and a few of the staff came by our table to say hello.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very busy on Easter... service was fair. Clam chowder very good as usual, but seafood casserole too salty. 1.5lb Lobster good.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The clams in the clam chowder were very chewy and the Jasmine Special shrimp lacked flavor and was dried out. It used to be so good and now it's not.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food is good but not great. The presentation of the food on the plate is my main complaint, especially when the price is factored in. The main entree fish is piled over the side dish like the rice. To much rice on the plate.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter brunch. After being forgotten by servers when we were first seated everyone went above and beyond to apologize for the mistake. As always he food is great.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was delicious and prepared exactly how it was ordered with special requests. Ally our server in the bar was wonderful.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We invited our adult grandaughter to join us for a birthday dinner. Unfortunately, we must have hit an off night for the kitchen and serving staff. We all ordered the Cioppino which we've enjoyed many time in the past.
We received our requested "lobster bibs", but we had to find a server to provide us with soup spoons and shell fish forks. When the dishes were served, we saw the lobster claws were not cracked. We eventually found a hostess seating a group near us and requested lobster crackers. Two were delivered and we requested a third for the other diner in our party.
The food and wine were up to the standards we have come to know at Legal Seafoods.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always good food and great service.
We have been going for 10 years and have never had a bad experience

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Awesome chow again tonight. Grilled shrimp with snap peas and a house salad... sesame tuna, cherrystones... all excellent. Sonoma Cutrer, our usual rounded out an excellent meal.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We had a fabulous date night out. Our server Tom (with the awesome mustache) was excellent. He was professional, attentive and enthusiastic. His personality and confidence in recommendations made the evening really enjoyable. We felt well catered to and had a lot of fun. Bang bang cauliflower always a winning starter!

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Good not great food. Expensive. Large noisy dining areas. Too "corporate " for my taste and best if you're on an expense account. Much Better local alternatives are Captn Marden and the Dolphin.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Always reliable,good food.You can always rely on Legal to present a good lunch or dinner.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The lite clam chowder is excellent. The trout was prepared well. Good value. We sat at a booth and felt comfortable with sufficient privacy during our conversation. The service was mediocre. We waited an hour for the main course.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great food and service.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We sat at the bar for the 2nd time in a month and ordered a glass of cabernet. The bartender
informed me that they were having a distribution problem and that we would have to purchase
a bottle if we wanted cabernet. I informed the bartender that we had the same response weeks before. The manager then came over and apologized and stated that this would never happen again so we informed him that he had the same response the last time. One time would be bad enough but for this to happen for a second time in a months time...inexcusable!! The attitude was " we don't have a cabernet that we want to sell by the glass so tough!" We are consistent patrons of the Dedham C Bar.... this has certainly put a bad taste in our mouth in respect to the Legal Seafood brand.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Love legal.... we travel over an hour just to have dinner there!!! Fresh, delicious, very accommodating with allergies/dietary restrictions.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great meal, great service!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Legal in Framingham is one of my most favorite restaurants - terrific seafood, great service and a relaxed atmosphere! My wife and I ate there this past Saturday night and, while the food is always good and fresh, our dinner on Saturday was memorable. The muscles were outstanding, the crab cakes & scallops to die for - can't wait to go back!!!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The server was friendly and helpful. Somehow, though, I was brought a salad which somebody else had ordered. After I ate the salad, I learned that my salad actually came with my dish and was not the salad I was served and that I was going to be charged for the extra salad. When I expressed my disappointment that I was going to be charged because of an error by the server, she said I would have to speak with the manager. No one came to speak with me and I was not charged for the salad. So all was well.
It might be helpful to let new servers know that they are empowered to correct mistakes without having the manager come to handle it. I suspect that this is what she was told when she asked.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Not the most inviting environment with a young child, placed in the far back room with other families.

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