Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

4.3
4785 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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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4785 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mike
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience5

None of the seafood was fresh. The lobster tasted terrible. All of the food was extremely over priced.

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NativeFLDeb
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation. Loved this place! Everything was delicious. I loved my lobster roll with butter!

EA
EATER
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

overpriced no views terrible service it’s pretty clear that LSF has lost it’s rep.

MD
MikeD
New England
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal is consistently good. Sat outside, quiet, good for conversation.

MP
vipMikeP
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lobster mac and cheese, and bang bang cauliflower were both fantastic.

GF
GregFromToronto
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

If you are looking for great seafood know that this used to be the best but now it's the "Hard Rock Cafe" of average quality seafood.

Once they opened at malls and the airport they started to compromise on quality. It's sad:but true.

With the full price menu you have tons of other better places for seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!

KM
KathyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a nice place, as we were visiting from out of state. A couple minor issues with our food,(server forgot a salad, miss cue on doneness of steak) but overall a nice place to have a nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Not great. They were out of a lot of items on the menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Prior experience at Legal Seafood 7 years ago was outstanding.

We returned for much anticipated fresh seafood, yet the menu now seems predominantly fried dishes. The evening we arrived 7/2021, they informed us they had no oysters. We switched gears and ordered mussels. Told us they had no mussels either. How does a seafood restaurant have neither oysters or mussels?

We then decided to dine elsewhere.

The restaurant now seems run down and low budget considering the price point. Bad loud music playing at high volume. Staffed by teenagers.

We will not be returning again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great company! I had 11 people with me and each person loved their dish but portions are big! Lobster, lobster Mac and cheese, grilled salmon, baked haddock amd shrimp scampi were all amazing! Only downside was it’s so popular that some food was finished so couldn’t get swordfish and even the red wine finished!

TJ
TinaJ
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu choices. You can find something for everyone. Food was great and the service was also great.

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margueritep
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was even better! Can’t wait to go back!!

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DougH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great with great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I was charged for the New England clam chowder but never received it. I only realized it after leaving the restaurant.

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WandaU
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Legal Sea Foods for our 39th anniversary and it was as great as it always had been! Great service, consistently great food and a wonderful atmosphere in Boston Harbor. We will continue to visit every time we are in the area!

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NewYork98
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for fresh seafood. We’ve been to Legal Seafood a few times and have enjoyed every meal there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster roll was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The tuna was bland and needed some rice or something else. The plate was not worth $35. The server was nice and the wine was a good value.

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LloydZ
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Have always eaten at Legal every time we’re in Boston. The food has always been great - but not anymore. The food was over cooked (two of us had steamed lobster and the other couple we were with had the shrimp and the haddock). The vegetables and rice were under seasoned and as a result tasteless as well. The service and staff were very good- but sadly I can’t say the same about the food. You can have much better seafood elsewhere.

JB
JamesB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Brought a client here because the seaport district location was booked. Filled with tourists, which I kind of expected. Bathroom was gross. Trash was overflowing. Dirty masks and used paper towels all over the floor. Not a great impression to make to an international customer. Frankly I was embarrassed that the bathroom was so unclean. Our server was great. Food was par to above average depending on what you ordered. Parking at the Aquarium was $40...maybe I was there 2 hours.

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vipibarbara24
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great lunch experience! Hopped off the Duck Boat and went right to Legal Seafood!

Menu was great, food was good and service was terrific.

Overall good time!

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vipJack
Seattle
100 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent chowder and lobster rolls and fires and coleslaw.

LR
LoisR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Unfortunately our waiter was not familiar with your wines and unable to offer alternatives to your menu. Also, no bread offered with dinner unless asked and no refill on water. Overall, the food was good, however, the experience suffered as a result of the poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Graduation

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vipBarbaraR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We had been many times before it was sold. Now, it’s terrible. We will never go back…too many other great restaurants around here. I have been eating here since 1968 when their first restaurant opened in Inman Sq. It’s a shame.

JE
JonathanE
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away at 2:00 on a Sunday. Service was great. Food was exceptional

RM
RobertM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was the only thing I’d really question. It took quite a while to get some FaceTime with our waitress on multiple occasions.

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NadiaF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time. The staff was attentive and the service was quick but they didn’t rush us.

BH
BrianH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a great time1 food was very good. our waiter was nice, prompt and funny.

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JoeO
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food always consistent and waiter was very pleasant.

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vipCHSFlyer
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lobster roll was excellent and my guests were able to share the entree fish and chips which was a huge portion . Staff very friendly and attentive and the sangrias very refreshing Saturday afternoon drink !

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vipPhil
New England
34 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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Mikeb53
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere! Seafood was very good. French fries were Very greasy. Prices are not cheap but your in Boston. We always go there when we are in the area.

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vipEricaW
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Overall the food was amazing and the service was great. But the staff did not discourage another patron to turn down her speakerphone on her cell phone while she was talking. So the person on the phone was very loud and it was disruptive to the other people eating in the area. But normally it is a wonderful experience.

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vipLisa
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

What happened to your vegan menu?

MG
MyrvlineG
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Our server, Jose, was super sweet. The food was fantastic!!

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Server would not accommodate a simple request to not get pasta in a pasta dish and said the kitchen could not do that! Huh!

JD
JimD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was incredible, swift friendly and knowledgeable. The lobster was not as tasty as expected.
Bread was warm but a little old.

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SteveSI
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Waited for a table although we had a reservation. One tiny bread plate for 2 people to share.

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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 4785 OpenTable diners.

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

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