Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

4.4
4782 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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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined 4 hours 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!

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DougH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great with great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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NewYork98
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster roll was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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.

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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

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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
1 review
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?

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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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Enjoyable
Boise
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly servers, not much to see from the outside deck but we enjoyed our meal.

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ChrissyC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good. We had the lobster roll with butter, not lobster salad. It was delicious.

We also ordered a Greek Salad with grilled Salmon and Crab Cake Combo. The smashed potatoes that were ordered on the side of the crab cake combo were a little under seasoned otherwise everything was very good.

This restaurant like many is severely understaffed. Our waiter had 7 tables in the outdoor eating area and unfortunately the service we received reflected that - He was very polite, it we waited a long time for drink refills and for our order to be taken. We still gave him a very generous tip, but be prepared to sit a while.

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vipJLJ826
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Took my two college ages sons for dinner. Much louder than the other downtown Legal. Food quality was the same, but ambiance very different.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely loved all four of our meals. Excellent service great atmosphere.

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NSBC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience3

I brought family from abroad on their last night in the city. I had been making it a big deal as “the place for traditional seafood” in Boston. Start of service took forever (even though our server was great!) We had an 8pm reservation and got last call from the bar at 9pm!!!!
Seriously?! Is not like they are selling me $1 beers!
I know Monday night is a slow night but we don’t get a discount for it being a Monday night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Poor service, food was average at best. Was surprised at the lack of creative dishes

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vipSylvia
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

We were very disappointed with our recent visit to Legal Sea Foods. My husband went to grad school in Boston in the late 70's -early 80's and often ate at the original restaurant in Inman Square. We have eaten at Legal Sea Foods in DC, Philadelphia and whenever we are in Boston visiting our daughter, we make it a point to eat at Legal Sea Foods.

Unfortunately this will be our last visit. We immediately noticed that something was different. Our favorites (Fish Chowder, Fish & Rice & Cheese, Blue fish) were no longer on the menu. When we asked the waitress about this, she said that the company had been sold. Atleast in our opinion, their changes are not for the better.

Finally for a fish restaurant in Boston, the choices of fresh fish were minimal. Recently we ate at Big Fish Restaurant in Wilmington, Delaware. The fresh fish selection was double that of Legal Sea Foods.

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vipCraig4245
Miami
117 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location. Consistent menu and tasty.

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Dudley
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is outstanding and the food never disappoints - menu selections are awesome!

JC
JarvisC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was nothing exceptional and the service was subpar. I don’t plan to return when I am back in Boston.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My salmon was very fishy tasting

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NancyG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant is in a heavy tourist area. The waiter seemed inexperienced and he appeared unfamiliar with the menu (both drink and food). He seemed uncertain the entire evening. We ordered appetizers first and the wait staff was standing by our table with our entrees before we even had a chance to finish our starter. We got the impression they were interested in "turning the table" as quickly as possible. The quality of the food was good but not as good as other Legal Seafood locations we have visited. The environment is a hectic and overall it was a disappointing dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed lobster roll very much

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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 4782 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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