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Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

4.4
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4536 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
See fish. Eat 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 such as the Boston Harbor Hotel, Marriott and Intercontinental. Long Wharf is home port for many cruise ships and whale watches, while Duck Tours and Old Town Trolleys see the sights and then make a stop for seafood right outside our door. We think a visit to Boston must include a meal at Legal Sea Foods. If you’re looking for some fun, eat in our lounge where you’ll see what’s cooking in our open kitchen. Or, during the warmer months, dine in our patio if you opt for the fresh seafood and fresh air combo. Our in-restaurant lobster tank keeps kids entertained.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4536 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The grilled mixed seafood was awesome and waitstaff was very accommodating to a difficult party.

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paulap
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Service & food great- need outdoor heaters

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience4

Food wasn’t all of that good

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EmilyJ
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a great time! I absolutely loved the lobster and my boyfriend's meal was excellent as well.

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AshleyH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at legal seafoods 3 times during our stay - once for dinner and twice for lunch. Each time we had a very good experience. The food was delicious, the drinks strong but good, and the service was great. Would definitely recommend!

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gregk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience2

great server scallops were way overcooked. server was really fantastic

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KarenH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!! I would recommend.

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MaryS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh and delicious seafood. Great location too.

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williamh
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great bartender made the meal. Good food well prepared.
Will go again

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AJLC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

This is a favorite venue when we visit Boston. Clearly the Coronavirus has taken its toll on this (and many other) restaurants, so Legal Seafoods was almost empty when we arrived at 7pm on a Sunday. As a result the buzz of this place was completely missing. Staff were fine though perhaps uninspired. The greatest disappointment was that they had no lobster other than a very expensive though pretty average lobster roll. It might be worth checking ahead if this is your choice.

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vipSeizetheDay
New England
42 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have not been to this Legal before. It was excellent! Great appetizers, salads, salmon and more. Wonderful, friendly service. Don't forget to get the Ipswich fried clams!!

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viplss4
New England
76 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was awesome from the cocktails to dessert. No complaints!

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OpenTable Diner
Osaka
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Steamed Lobster was good! Good locations.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service thank you!!

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BrensleyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful. Our Anniversary was the best Anniversary we have had in years. Thanks to Rick G, and the chefs .

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vipGinyaDec
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Having "discovered" Legal back in the '70's when it was in Inman Square Somerville, I have been dreaming of their yummy fried clams. Now, feeling desperate for some clams after a long COVID-lock up this summer, I am sad to report that the clams I recently had were not just bad, but terrible. All restaurants are suffering in these challenging times, but Legal better try a bit harder to return to its old delicious food. I will not return - ever.

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FrancisT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

several reason did not like the clams were a bit tuff in chowder
there was no nutty salmon i think it is called
the brocccoli was super hard
there was no pototo option other than french frys

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JamesL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Always a great place to eat

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CourtneyE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful gluten free choices. Absolutely delicious. Always a great meal.

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CatherineM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We specifically went for lobster roll sandwiches. The roll was mediocre. The lobster was supposed to be warm and buttered and it was neither. The french fries were good. The cole slaw was very run of the mill. Overall, the lunch was a big disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Service was nice, although my husband was judged by they way he looked, almost didn’t let him find our family in the table

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vipTaraM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! Very clean and many safety measures in place for COVID.
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful-! Lobster was amazing.

DD
DDB27
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great experience. I will be glad when the offer their full menu again rather than the covid menu.

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vipsandra
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night out at Legal's Long Wharf in Boston! Waiter was tremendously friendly and attentive! Food was perfect! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The jasmine rice was just regular rice :-( - the lobster was great! Salmon was really good - service was outstanding! They did a great job in the current times

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vipVappio
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal !! Great Service We will go back 100%

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good, solid but nothing out of this world.
a little over priced for what you get... for example $18 for one standard size crab cake and a salad though I must say the crab cake was all crab meat so definitely impressed there but it was a little fishy and lacked flavor for my taste. Kids Mac n Cheese was horrendous. Box kraft Mac n cheese and it was so over cooked and dry my kids didn’t touch it. Husband loved the fried clams and his lobster roll.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. The food was delicious. Highly recommend the place

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AdeN
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, good atmosphere, great service. I thought it was pricey but it worth the fresh seafood.

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siobhanl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food cafe out food, waitress must have been new didn’t know the menu or drink list I ordered wine and they didn’t have it even though on the menu ordered something else and they didn’t have that as well. We had to ask if they’re was any specials

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Visiting Boston

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RacheleC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was only ok. I ordered a mojito and it was so strong I could not drink it. My waiter never offered to fill any of our drinks up. The food was overpriced for what we got. My entree was supposed to come with jasmine rice and I got white sticky rice. The ambiance was nice and we were seated at our reserved time. Kids menu is very limited.

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vipopentablemeow
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time dining out since pandemic, and could not have picked a better place - lobster was perfectly cooked, appetizers were excellent. They did not have oysters, but it was ok. Everything was really good and the service was great. Definitely sit outside on the water.

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vipMuMu
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and professional service.

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RyanAve
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Although the stock was a bit lacking the night of our experience (a large portion of it out of stock) the food was phenomenal and came out with the perfect haste. Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We had a nice meal an a good time

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vipJuanG
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excelente comida y bebidas

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AvisS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Legal Seafood was very accomodating. We had reservations for later in the afternoon but they took us early because our boat trip was cancelled due to rain, The food and service was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

This is the first and only time I have ever written a review, for compelling reasons. I sat there for nearly 30 minutes before I had to get the managers attention and tell them nobody even said hello to me let alone take my order or bring me water. Fork I received (after I had to ask for utensils myself) was deformed and, most importantly, was dirty had a piece of FOOD stuck to it. Horrendous service. I was starving and had no other options at that time of night so I had to eat. Food was good, it is a chain and food is always the same after all, but the service and hygiene was despicable.

FAQs

Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 742-5300.

Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf is rated 4.4 stars by 4536 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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