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Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

4.4
3442 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront (44)
  • Special Occasion (29)
  • Casual (24)
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. Enjoy ocean-side dining just steps from the New England Aquarium. Our restaurant couldn’t be more convenient to the Financial District, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall and waterfront hotels. We think a visit to Boston must include a meal at Legal Sea Foods.

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
(617) 742-5300
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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
Atlantic Ave.
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Parking details
Our validation will net you savings, daily after 4:30pm. Park at discounted rates for up to 4 hours in the Boston Harbor Garage, located at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Milk Street.
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Public transit
Aquarium Station (Blueline)
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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 at Long Wharf, our private dining room accommodates up to 50 guests.
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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 3442 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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4.1
ambience
3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SeaportDelight (New England)
4.0  Dined a day ago

We ate on President’s Day. Of course it was a stroller haven and noisy with children. :) The food was great and Emma, our server, was fantastic!!! She was attentive and prompt and actually seemed to enjoy her job of waiting on families with an even child-adult ratio. Thanks Emma!

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vipzootanya (Calgary)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

Disappointed with the food. It was like a Red Lobster, seemed low quality even though you could tell the seafood was good quality. Thai calamari was awful, just covered it in sweet chili sauce so it was soggy and disgusting. Their "signature" crab cakes were tasteless and mushy and looked very unappetizing, like grey baby food. Would not go back.

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vipTheRealBC (Naples)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Service was awful. We waited about five minutes after being seated to simply be acknowledged. Waiter got the Calamari order wrong and when we brought it to her attention she said, "Sorry about that." Then she failed to bring the lobster bisque we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We had family & friends in town from out of state. They had heard about Legal Seafood and requested we go there. They loved the Wharf restaurant

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Allinabite (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic food. My favorite stop every time I'm in Boston!

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always excellent! Return again and again. Great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Location is interesting, service was friendly and attentive, but the food was terrible. Chowder was goopy, not fresh, and just a mouthful of cream. Filet was very low quality meat with bad texture and no taste. Kids' fish sticks smelled and tasted old. Lobster was ok and the sauteed spinach was good. We didn't have high expectations going in, but the restaurant still severely underperformed. So many other great places to eat, so we were pretty bitter that a Bostonian recommended this restaurant.

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NicoleS (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress, Harmony was amazing and fun! She had great food recommendations and always checked on us

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic food and good service, reservations were super easy

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Benushka (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Comfortable and welcoming. Nice ambiance and excellent food. Friendly waitstaff.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, great service. Always a must go to place when we visit Boston.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is good restaurant needs some updates.

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ElizabethB (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic! The waitress and chef took all of our many and varied needs into account, with smiles and made the effort to accommodate us. Fast service, incredible food, fun ambiance and the wait staff was flawless.

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DavidL (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had reservations for 3 at 5:30 after a 2:00 Show in Boston. From the Boston Opera House we walked down Washington street to State street and arrived at about 5:10. We were taken in right away. Every single item we ordered was incredible! As restaurants go Legal Seafood is on the high end for price but I have to say it was well worth it. The food was excellent, cooked to order and the atmosphere was fantastic. Even our waiter was the best and it is tough to beat looking at the ocean out your window. A perfect end to our Boston trip.

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seafood4me (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

More of a tourist spot than suitable for local people. Even so, the food remains very consistent and good.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

A given that the Clam Chowder was awesome. Best ever. I had the grilled scallops for the main meal. Good, but a bit bland. I asked for melted butter (because butter makes everything better) and all was good again. Great place, great location, great food and the service is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was incredible! Fresh sea food at its finest. Two words......Lobster roll!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Predictable, good food.

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vipRick23 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Legal Seafood is known for their quality food and good service. I selected it because it was convenient for a friend but I only had about 45 minutes for lunch. The service was excellent. We got our lunches quickly and had no trouble staying on schedule. Another great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

It has been a few years between visits. This restaurant was just as good as I remembered it! The service was awesome the manager a scream. I was with 2 Jaguar fans, the manager came over and thanked them for spending the evening with Legal Sea Food the night before their season ended. Great night!

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