Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

4.3
4784 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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PaigeS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood I’ve ever had. Would absolutely attend again

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Heidi
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I wasn’t super impressed with the lobster roll I received. Literally tiny cold pieces of lobster in a hoagie bun. Really no kid options and that’s okay because I realize it’s more geared towards adults there. The food was good, but not excellent. Not for over $100 and us being out of town. I have eaten at a lot of seafood restaurants along the coast and this wasn’t in my top 5 for sure, but the service was polite and as fast as they could have been. Recommendation is first time incentives for more expensive meals. Paying $60+ for a surf n turf is ridiculous. Maybe better combo options would allow for a smaller more affordable meal or even a family style portion for the entire table. More gluten free options as well considering it is a tourist area. It was good for the overall though. Just giving you my personal insight on the entire experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

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Reservations at legal
Thru open table. When we arrived and checked in we were told in no nice way that we were at the wrong restaurant. The receptionist couldn’t have been more rude. We were told that they were very busy and there was nothing they could do. No can I call the other location and hold the reservation. Just NO. Since Strega took
Over Legal they took on the Strega/east Boston rudeness. They tout themselves as a high end rest when they are just a mediocre chain living
On their past reputation! Your money is spent better almost anywhere in the n end Boston.

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Amir
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not impressive to my opinion given the high rating for this restaurant! I had fish and chips.

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Patty
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful seafood and atmosphere! Sat outside and it was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely dinner for my moms 60th. Hadn’t been to Legals in a long time and the food was delicious, our waiter Nick was fantastic, and the wine he recommended delicious

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OrangeMan
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very nice and the restaurant was busy. Great location. Food was very good.

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ChipH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food prep is of a high standard, but the menu is much reduced from previous times, perhaps one of those Covid menu reductions... reduced to rather tourist staples, even the "Test Kitchen" items: I tried the seared tuna steak in a coconut broth sauce with Thai salad, on a short Test list with other hot entrees, but this came room temperature. Asked to have it heated up, but came back same. Accosted mgr. to report and he informed that it was intended to be a salad dish. Apparently, the Thai salad, slim juliennes of some vegetables that were garnished on top, made it a salad. They graciously took it back and brought me the salmon plate, much better. They comp'd us some bon bons for dessert....

...which leads to the very short, old school, somewhat heavy dessert list: NY cheesecake, Keylime pie, Boston Cream Pie, chocolate bon bons (3 of filling choice).

For the rich bon bons, I ordered a Drambuie, classic liquer. They didn't have it. Ok, the suggested Hennessey cognac. When it finally arrived, an apology was made for the delay as a bottle had to be fetched from downstairs.

Servers and host were very congenial, gracious and apologetic accordingly.

It's fairly loud acoustically inside, especially with the young adult party in the open back room. We had looked forward to the wharf outdoor seating, but weather/temp was not in favor of that.

We are not inclined to return.

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GaryL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and very fine food.

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TravisG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

no comment, no comment , no comment, con comment, no comment

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vipVince
Denver
66 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood prepared perfectly . Service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food

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Jenna
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I came here while on vacation. The food was good, but it was a little expensive for what it was. The servers were nice and attentive, but the atmosphere was a bit off.

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vipcathy
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was skeptical that a restaurant in a major tourist area would be good- it’s not like they need repeat customers when so many people pass by daily. I was totally wrong! It’s not a sticky menu tourist trap. It’s a great restaurant! Our server really good, very personable and professional. I can’t eat anything with gluten in it, and my usual options are pretty limited. At Legal Seafoods, I had tons of safe gluten free options, including fried food prepared in a designated fryer. I was thrilled to be able to eat crispy fried calamari, French fries, etc. I had the Fisherman’s Platter and it was delicious! Huge, but so good! My husbands’s lobster mac and cheese (not gluten free) was served in the split lobster shell and he said it was really good. I’d 100% eat there again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Just arrived in town and walked over from hotel. Our menu choices were great - exceeded expectations.
Our waitress however was beyond excellent!

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TimmJ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a group of 7. Overall a Really good evening with food and friends. Swordfish was a bit overdone, and one person did not receive their order of clam chowder. I have a shellfish allergy and all of your servers went out of there way to make sure I was kept safe. The only real downer was the host, who was not willing to accommodate us with outside seating. I know it is first come first serve but we were a party of 7 and I requested it in the notes of my reservation. We spent almost $500 on our dinner. Just expect a bit more in the way of accommodation.

Would I recommend Long Wharf to a friend…yes but with a number of caveats.

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ChristineL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was delicious however the service was extremely lacking. Waitress was rude and seemed uninterested in answering our questions. She never came back and checked on us. Overall, the restaurant would do well to screen or retrain their staff. We were celebrating a birthday and it wasn't acknowledged at all.

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SteveG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The staff was very accomodating, the food was well done. This location seems to continue the consistancy that Legal was built on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Slow service.. clams where average at best

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JanH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We are visiting from Dallas and wanted to enjoy a nice meal. We were so surprised by the lack of service on the patio. We were eating an early dinner so there weren’t many people in the restaurant and only one other couple on the patio. My husband had to flag down a waiter. But the main disappointment was the food. We have better, fresher tasting seafood in Dallas with better presentation and not overcooked. With cocktails the dinner was well over $100. I think this place is over rated. Go somewhere else.

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CliffA
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive waitstaff. Nice surroundings. Appetizers and meal were delicious, as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood, salads and the best strawberry shortcake in the world!

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vipBostonSteakrocks2015
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best legal seafoods hands down

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Mike
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Members or our party have dietary restrictions (gluten&dairy). They took such good care of us.

Rita was super helpful and so friendly and nice. Joe (one of the chefs) came out to double check to make sure they got everything right and even offered to cook special meals for us.

Everything was fantastic and we really appreciated how they made the extra effort to make sure we were accommodated.

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Localeater321
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Did not get requested outdoor seating. Service was slow at first then very good, friendly waiter and timely meals. The food was ok, not great.

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LeslieS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seafood here is great and there are always healthy options. The service is friendly and attentive.

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It is not the Legal Seafood of the 1960s (very low key, great fish and not terribly expensive) But it still serves great seafood in an upscale atmosphere. The New England Clam Chowder is still awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for our first anniversary. Would recommend!

CA
CarlaA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place for a family crowd, welcoming staff, and awesome food

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flanga
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall good experience.

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iseeyou
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Lobster roll was delicious. Not a place for crafted cocktails. They were okay.

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vipStevenA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We reserved the table almost 2 months before and were greeted by a rude hostess who put us at a table top in the bar. When we asked for a better table, she darted away, leaving us in the dust, brought us into a main dining area filled with noisy patrons. We were never offered an outside table. Overall, very poor service. We left.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very good. Food was good, but lobster rolls weee outrageous

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DanR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent menu & Value.
Limited draft beer options.

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MandyS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome place! Use open table for reservation so no wait

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lovestoeat
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s roughly the same price as many other seafood places in Boston but they certainly give you huge portions of seafood for the price! Most dishes could definitely be split. I think my husbands scallop plate had 12 giant scallops; my tuna Takaki appetizer was enough for a main course-glad we ordered it for the four of us to share! The swordfish steak was delicious. Was going to avoid it bc it’s a ‘chain’ but so glad we went!

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JimD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Service was outstanding. Meals were very good. Wish they had a broader selection. Miss he onion rings available from former owner.

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AndreaD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food and drinks! I would highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food server and great atmosphere. Nice table by the window!

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Mikeb53
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Food was excellent! Our go to restaurant when we are on the area!

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You can order delivery directly from Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf using the Order Online button. 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 4.3 stars by 4784 OpenTable diners.

Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.legalseafoods.com/category/gift-cards.

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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