Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

4.4
4794 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • 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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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pinadesh
New England
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. Three had lobster rolls and one had choppino. The food was excellent.

DS
DavidS
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails and excellent service!

BB
BusyBea
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried two of the meals under the heading that the chefs were testing these. They were very, very, very good. Fantastic portions of Maine scallops and swordfish and so well prepared!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, hostess, and great meals & drinks.

e
vipecuman1
Tucson
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Indifferent bartender was miffed we only ordered clams and bisque and that we took up his valuable real estate at the bar.

Forgot request for extra cocktail sauce and was steamed he had to actually walk to the kitchen when politely reminded him again.

At $70 for some apps and 1 glass of wine we really don’t need a rude tude on the side. Management needs to have a meaningful chat with this detrimental server.

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vipAsian1996
New England
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders are the best!

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vipBeau
New England
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a fair price as always. Service is quality and consistent

JR
JennR
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a terrific lunch after a Duck Tour and before heading to the aquarium! Food was absolutely delicious and our waitress was so nice. Group of 7 had a great round table booth!
Kinda funny that our kids love to go-to Legal Seafood, but the kids love their food too!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting in Boston for the weekend and was told to hit up Legal Sea Foods while I was in town. It DID NOT disappoint. Peter, our server, was fantastic. Great personality and VERY attentive. Started with a hibiscus mule,the clam chowder, and fish tacos, big hits. Delicious. Hubby got the lobster roll which he thoroughly enjoyed, and I got the sole on the test kitchen menu. Portions were HUGE and well worth the value. Not to mention the food was OUTSTANDING. Finished by taking a piece of Boston cream pie to the hotel room, and devoured it. Would 10000% dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The food was great, location in Boston at Long Wharf is awesome; however, the service was appalling. The waitress was rude and literally needed to be loudly flagged down for service…for a party of six!!! I will be heading to other seafood restaurants when in Boston the next time. Shame on Legal Seafood for such HORRIBLE staff and service.

KH
KenH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner at Legal Sea Food was excellent. The cup of New England Clam Chowder exceeded my expectations. However, because the restaurant closes at 9pm, we felt a little rushed to finish dinner and leave.

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Morgan21
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a great dinner and the food was really good. We were prepared for longer waits but it was very long at times…..20-30 minutes before we got a drink and over an hour for dinners. But, we did enjoy the dinner and the waiter was very nice. I would go again.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Waited 15 minutes past reservation time. Then waited 10 minutes at the table just to get water. Staff was not helpful. When I asked to see my waiter, I was told I’d only waited for 8 minutes.

MW
MireyaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server, great food and drinks. We were satisfied

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BellaElla
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing... We got calamari as an appetizer and it tasted awesome.. I got shrimp scampi and it was very good. I've had better but it wasn't bad either.. Husband got steak tips and he loved it. The drinks was also very good.

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LoisW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lobster Rolls are to die for! Was so good came back the next night

AQ
AlanQ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We haven’t had dinner here in quite awhile. Tonight’s dinner experience was everything we could have wanted. The service was outstanding, the food great! Our waiter made suggestions for our meal that made our dinner even better. Thanks!

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MeaghanG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fast, delicious and the staff was great. Will be going back on next trip.

MP
vipMrPimlico
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience, as always.

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slapshot1031
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress, Jocelyn, was beyond phenomenal. She gave a couple recommendations that were spot on. The seafood was very fresh and good. Had a dish off the test kitchen menu; OMG. When I return to Boston, I will definitely visit again.

MP
MarnieP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation so we were seated quickly at a high top great table. Our waiter was attentive and always had water refills coming. He got busier at the end of our dinner and check out was a tiny bit slow. Dinner was delicious. We had-Lobster Mac (1-10 solid 10), Filet & Scallops (10 as well), Crusted Salmon (Another 10!!!).

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UlrikOenJohnsen
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great family weekend spot for lunch or dinner!

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Mikeb53
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My wife had crab cakes and they were excellent! I had grilled haddock and not to impressed with it. Very oily plate. Nothing like I usually have with that meal when we go. Kids meal was grilled cheese and looked really good. Till the next time we go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. I recommend the Oysters Rockefeller. The scallops and lobster were excellent! The service at the bar and our waitress were excellent and made sure we had a great experience. Can’t wait to go back.

PN
PatriciaN
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

So disappointed in our dining experience. Fish tacos were soggy and cold, taco shell burnt. Half chicken was overcooked, tasted like it had been sitting for hours, green beans limp and cold.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

‘Blah’ Nothing ‘Special’, certainly ‘Forgetable’

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was good overall. Meets the Legal standards over the years. The place has gotten pretty run down given the high traffic it gets. Service was friendly but not that attentive.

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closetfoodie
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have to eat here when we are in town. Never disappoints. Food delicious. Staff attentive. Lively ambiance!

JZ
vipJoeZ
West Virginia
33 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table of 6 on a Saturday night. We were served quickly and efficiently. The server was knowledgeable and helped one of our party navigate gluten free options with ease. The food was scrumptious! Legal Sea Food at Long Wharf is and has been one of our family favorites for years. They certainly met all of our expectations.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time celebrating moms birthday. Service was great and food was delicious. Clam chowder was so good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a great meal at the legal Seafood at Long Wharf.
Our server made a good night great.
A must visit if your in Boston

J
Justin
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not great. Wait staff was not very attentive. Our table was right next to the kitchen and do to kitchen noise was very difficult to have a conversation. There has to be a better seafood place in Boston, unfortunately we didn't find it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location.. cozy and relaxing

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Service

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dancespark
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and absolutley delicious. The staff were all super nice and very attentive. Hand the steamed lobster, lobster roll, clam chowder, and the crab cakes. I have to say everything really was on point. I will definitely be coming here again next time I'm in boston

MC
vipMichealCane
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit touristy, but you can't beat their lobster rolls!

MD
MaryD
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We were sat right in front of the doors with a 5:00 pm reservation. Because people were coming in it was freezing and we immediately asked to be moved. The manager said he would move us…. The waiter came and said might as well order a drink while we wait. The manager never came back and we finally asked our waiter to ask him if he found something . He just blew us off. Very rude. He never apologized or returned at all. I Would never go back. Treated like you don’t matter is unforgivable.

DB
DonnaB
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was unreliable at best. Waiter didn’t know the market price of an item. Change over as we were eating our meal. New waiter never brought the dessert that we ordered and never brought our bill. We left money on the table.

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viplu2dine
Los Angeles
100 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, but my crab roll was a bit dry with just crab and a roll, no dressing. All good, but not quite as wonderful as I'd remembered from 60 years ago!!

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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 4.4 stars by 4794 OpenTable diners.

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