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Legal Sea Foods - Kendall Square

4.3
1391 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
It’s a scientific fact that seafood is the healthiest protein, so it’s no wonder that Legal Sea Foods located nearby MIT and a whole catch of biotech office buildings in Kendall Square would be such a popular lure. Our restaurant, steps from the Marriott Hotel and convenient to Cambridgeside Galleria shopping and the Museum of Science, reels in residents and tourists alike.

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
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(617) 864-3400
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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
Ames Street
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Parking details
Our validation will net you savings. Park for discounted rates at the Kendall Center Green Garage at 90 Broadway.
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Public transit
Kendall/MIT (Red Line) “T” stop.
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. Here at Kendall Square, our sunny private dining room can accommodate 50 people for a sit down dinner or up to 60 guests for a cocktail reception.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1391 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Attentive and professional wait staff, great cocktails & food all well presented and served accommodating special requests. We enjoyed crab cake combo, grilled shrimp, salmon, cioppino, chowder of course, desserts and coffee. Dark chocolate mousse was perfection.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Great as always.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

This time, my son got sick with a fish and chips meal that he ordered. I was surprised because the quality of food in this Resturant is excellent but unfortunatelly this time it was not the case. I used to go to the Restaurant in the Boston Harbor which offers a totally different experience than their unit in Cambridge. I'll go to the harbor Legal Sea Foods next time and do not risk again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Always good at Legal. Staff was great

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

My mum and I visited Boston for the weekend of New Years and chose to go to Legal Sea Foods for dinner on the 31st as it was so close to our hotel and we love seafood.
Our food was amazing. Best meal we had in Boston. Service was fantastic! I wish I could remember our servers name as she deserves to be recognized.
Cocktails were delicious, food came quickly and everything was served with a smile.
We only wish there were a Legal Seafoods in Bermuda!

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vipstar (Houston)
1.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

The fish was not fresh clams disappointing hadok bland

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lovetoeatrsg (Pittsburgh)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Legal seafood is still as good as always. We eat there each time we travel to Boston. Most recently went to the one in Kendall Square. Very attractive restaurant. Went with large group of 10 people and service was superb. Good kids menu. Delicious raw oysters. My 9yo son particularly enjoyed the steamed mussels.
Strongly recommend for delicious seafood!

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vipOut4dinner (New England)
3.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Fish was very fresh. Would like to see more variety for side dishes. Miss the baked potato and snap peas from the old menu.

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vipExcellentExcellent (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

The food at Legals is always superb. I had the crab cakes and there were two massive ones with lots of fresh crab meat. There was so much I could only finish one. I had the other for lunch the next day. My companion and I shared a large salad. We shared a slice of pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. This was the first time I tried pumpkin cheesecake and I enjoyed it. The service was adequate and the atmosphere relaxed.

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asb5 (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

Great lunch, as usual! I got the crab cake lunch, the crab was delicious! I also love the salad the comes with it!

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