Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

4.5
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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood dinner. Sophia bartender was a pleasure talk with and gave great tips. Thank you

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juji
New England
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They had a new menu which is much improved. More lunch choices. I had a wedge salad which was very substantial and had salmon bacon instead of the usual meat bacon. It was excellent. Also brought a piece of cheesecake home with me and that was delicious too. The food is always good, as is the service.

It was a bit of a squeeze getting to the ladies room with my walker because there were a lot of chairs stacked outside. I think they should be stored somewhere else.

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AD1997
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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RitaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my friend and I had time to catch up and enjoy a wonderful lunch. The stuffies (stuffed quohogs) were out of this world

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Kimberlyb
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Ive happily eaten here several times before but this time the lobster was lacking flavor or spice and the lobster bisque soup was also lacking seasoning and only contained two tiny pieces of lobster in it.

JB
JulioB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Kitchen could do a lot better

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food. I had the lobster roll and my Dad had the fried clams. Would highly recommend if you are in Boston and want seafood!

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ErinK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in Boston!! Favorite dinner ever NYE right on waterfront

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

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Oleks
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food. Great service. Would be nice to have a little bit of decoration for New Year.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Food was good, but had issues when we tried to order drinks. We showed our id and even our passports but the waiter kept saying he thought they were fake so didn’t let us buy drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our New Years Eve celebratory dinner. We had never eaten at Legal Seafood before and didn’t know what to expect. I’m pleasantly surprised to be immediately seated and our server came right away. She was so pleasant and our meals were delivered in a timely manner. The food was superb. Couldn’t ask for a better experience on this New Years Eve!

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Bryan
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The lobster is never a bad bet, you can't go wrong!! Out Tuna Tatimaki and Burrata appetizers were outstanding as well!

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BarbaraH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice table for 9. Jolly front desk people, waiter was great and enjoyed his job which made our experience better. Great food!

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CB0913
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing as always. Seemed to take a little longer than normal but that might be due to inpatient children.
The swordfish is fantastic and my girls love their meals (salmon and chicken).

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AmandaF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Bathroom was extremely dirty

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Our server was AMAZING

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PETERA
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

with Covid 19 we were very fortunate to get a table in the corner away from others. The food was exceptional. Our waiter was very personable and was very attentive to us as we ate.

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vipAdrianaH
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious! The food was fresh and well seasoned. Server was really good. Overall experience excellent! The sangria was DELICIOUS!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I chose to come here on a date with my partner as the last time I was in Boston I had a wonderful experience at Legal Sea Food and wanted to share another wonderful experience. We were seated in the noisy bar area, even though we had a table reservation. Upon seating a serve did not arrive to the table to greet us or provide water for at least 30 minutes. It took another 30 minutes to receive our wine that we ordered after asking another server and manager why it was still missing. The server forgot to ask my partner the sides they wanted for their dish so they were not placed with the initial order. Even after asking for bread and water, our server never brought it to us and I had to ask another server who was working a different section to bring us bread and water. Our appetizer was brought out with our entrees an hour and a half after we had already been waiting. We did not ask for our appetizer to be brought alongside our main meal. My entree was luke warm and not very flavorful compared to my previous experience at Legal Sea Foods. After dinner was completed the server started clearing plates without asking if we were even finished. I asked to speak to the manager and he blamed the poor service on it being his first day. He never apologized directly however. He asked me what he should do instead of proactively doing the right thing and taking care of customers. I told him to do the right thing and clearly that to him meant do nothing. We continued to wait 20 more minutes for our check to be brought. My partner walked over to the host stand and they rudely said to him that our server would bring it. Meanwhile our server was hiding in a corner of the restaurant to avoid helping us. Finally after 30 minutes of waiting for our check, I was able to pay. This is the most unprofessional and disorganized restaurant experience I have ever experienced. Normally I give restaurants second and even third chances, but this experience was so bad, that I will never return.

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KimO
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Portions have got much smaller than they used to be with prices that have gone up. Service was also not great. Waited 5+ minutes for our waitress to come over after our food came out because we needed condiments, water, and our appetizer dishes cleared. Definitely has gone downhill over the last few years.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice. Gotta go

JM
JanineM
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Great food and very friendly staff. Would definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent and perfect. Really nice to be able to count on timeliness and quality of food before an event.

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Honeybee
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter was great and the food was fine but I had hoped for a more varied menu. If you don’t want anything outside of your basic grilled or fried seafood options, you’re basically hosed. I could have sworn they used to have more creative twists on salads and some tofu stir fry options. No longer an option here, I guess. Too bad.

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RogerL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Rick was excellent!!! Great food, service, will return soon!! Fresh crisp delicious seafood

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bapman
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Legal is always a dependable choice for seafood when dinning in Boston. Food was mostly great. Only complaint was the scallops that were in our dishes were a little over cooked and chewy and not served hot. Other items were delicious, cooked properly and served hot. Our waiter did a decent job, he was noticeably busy. Only disappointment with service would be he did not ask us if we needed anything else when he dropped our mains. We did need something and had to wait 5 minutes into the meal for him to return. All in all for a busy Friday night, the meal and experience was very good.

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LeslieP
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Great service, food cooked to perfection.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rita our server was Outstanding!! Truly cared about our food, service, and overall amazing human.

LD
vipLunaD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Delicious food.

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Down31804
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Expensive. Good quality just average. Paying for the name. Other options that are more affordable are just as good

JC
vipJohnC
New England
32 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unmatched seafood. Attentive staff, great service. Perfect location.

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vipSUMom
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

fresh well prepared sea food. my whole lobster was perfectly steamed and the shell pre-cracked at strategic points that really helped at getting at all the delicious lobster meat. our waitress was terrific: we were on limited time because we were going to a Bruins game and she managed the food delivery so we were able to get to the game on time. she was also very friendly and energetic and checked in efficiently with us without intruding

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vipWarren
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Boston staple.

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moodiefoodie
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Waiter spilled a full glass of wine on someone on our table. Accidents happen that’s all good but the manager didn’t seem to c

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vipMsRoz
Birmingham
48 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely delicious! All of their fried options are gluten-free!!!! Chickpea flour used in the calamari and french fries. My people on Long Wharf!!!!

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BarryP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite places in Boston, love the seafood and the location!

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BenS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was way under par for the price.

EG
EvanG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Food is top notch.

TB
TonieB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The server was great. The food was ok, expensive for what we had. The bathroom had no paper towels and needed service. I would not go back

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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 4.5 stars by 4794 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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