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Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf, Boston, MA

Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

4.5
4.5
5628 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 742-5300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Taylor DeLeo and Liz Finlay: (617) 530-9470
  • Neighborhood
    Faneuil Hall
  • Cross street
    Atlantic Ave.
  • Parking details
    Our validation will net you savings, daily after 4:30pm. Park at discounted rates for up to 4 hours in the Boston Harbor Garage, located at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Milk Street.
  • Public transit
    Aquarium Station (Blueline)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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  • Celebrate Leap Day at Legal Sea Foods!

    Feb 29, 2024 only
    Mon - Thu - 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    An Extra Day, An Extra Lobster!! Celebrate Leap Day with TWO for $29 Lobsters at Legal Sea Foods. Available one day only, for dine in, on 2/29! Plus enroll with Legal Net Rewards on 2/29 (it’s free to join!) and receive 229 bonus points – worth over $10 in reward value! Visit https://www.legalseafoods.com/leapday/ for additional details and exclusions.

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What 5,628 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

5,628 Reviews
  1. JulietJ

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Legal's, especially for out of town guests to show off a Boston tradition. Long Wharf is such a great location. The oysters were AMAZING, the booth was comfortable. The international guests enjoyed themselves. All of us got seafood and it was all very fresh. The hot rolls were a nice touch. The service waitstaff was our weakest link - so hopefully they can work on that. The waiter was just off - making odd recommendations and leaving us at times and being too present hovering at other times - just didn't allow us to relax and feel treated - with each entree over $30 I don't think that is too much to expect. Also, both in our party who got rice thought it was overcooked and mushy. Two also stated similar weaknesses about the brocolli. The wine suggested by the waitstaff had a sticker shock to us when we got the bill - perhaps he could have made it clear we were ordering a mid or high range bottle - especially in that as a party of 5 we ordered the second bottle without realizing the price (we should have asked but they could have offered.) Unfortunately we won't hurry back.

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  2. OrestesG

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great oysters and clam chowder. Very good service Entrees were standard
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded 2 days ago
    Dear OrestesG, Thank you for writing and sharing this feedback! We appreciate all of your comments, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the oysters and the chowder as well as the service. We will also address these areas of concern with our entrees. Please get in touch the next time you are joining us, and we will ensure a better experience. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Thomas Lowry, General Manager

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  3. ChristineS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was so friendly- Lilly was our server and was a pure delight! Two different managers stopped by to check in with us about how our experience was going. The food and drinks were delicious- cannot wait to go back!
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded 2 days ago
    Hi Christine, thanks for joining us on your birthday. The conversation we had with you and your husband Devin was great and we were so pleased to provide you with a great experience. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed Lilly's service. We hope to see you both again soon! Best, Management team

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    food was cold broccoli was oily like dripping in oil . the service was so slow

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Reservation was perfect. Location is great for trip to aquarium. Excellent service. Fish was great. Everything else was good but not exceptional

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  6. Charmed

    New York City

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We spent Sunday morning at the New England Aquarium, starting at 9:00, and brunch at Legal Seafoods Long Wharf at 11:00 when they opened was the perfect ending to a busy morning. I always love their crab cake starter, which is a perfect small lunch, with a mustard sauce on the side and a delicious fresh salad.

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  7. Mrpgp

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My 19 yr son and his girlfriend went on a date and were treated like.children and made to feel uncomfortable. They were talked down to. I am extremely disappointed. My son's tuna was bad, his girlfriends salmon was good.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded 7 days ago
    Dear Guest, I would like to extend my sincere apologies for your experience at Legal Sea Foods. We appreciate the feedback and take these comments very seriously. If agreeable with you, I would like to learn more so that I may address the issues with my staff. Please contact me at 617-742-5300 at your convenience. Thank you for your time and I look forward to speaking with you soon. Best, Thomas Lowry, General Manager

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  8. NickM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food (clam chowder, octopus, scallops) was delicious and Dillon, our server, was fast, friendly, and helpful! Great Valentine's Day dinner!
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded 7 days ago
    Dear Nick, Thank you very much for the positive feedback, and for choosing us on Valentine's Day! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to serving you at your next visit! Best, Thomas Lowry, General Manager

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  9. Kathy

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. Our waiter Rick was outstanding!!! He was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave great recommendations! Thank you!
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded 7 days ago
    Dear Kathy, Thank you very much for the positive feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. Thanks so much for joining us and we look forward to serving you at your next visit! Best, Thomas Lowry, General Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    tables were really close to each other. felt like we were invading on the group next to us and vice versa
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Guest, Thank you for writing and sharing this feedback! We appreciate all of your comments, and we thank you for the high food and service scores. When it comes to seating, unfortunately, we are a busy restaurant and space in our store is hard to come by if we are crowded. We hope this doesn't steer you away the next time you are thinking of joining us, and we will ensure a better experience. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Thomas Lowry, General Manager

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  11. KellyB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible food, atrocious value, so-so service at best.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded 7 days ago
    Dear Guest, I would like to extend my sincere apologies for your experience at Legal Sea Foods. We appreciate the feedback and take these comments very seriously. If agreeable with you, I would like to learn more so that I may address the issues with my staff. Please contact me at 617-742-5300 at your convenience. Thank you for your time and I look forward to speaking with you soon. Best, Thomas Lowry, General Manager

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  12. BobG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Main course was partially undercooked (broccoli), haddock and rice were very good and flavorful.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on February 15, 2024
    Dear BobG, Thank you for writing and sharing this feedback! We appreciate all of your comments, and we would like to apologize for the undercooked broccoli will address this area of concern with our staff. Please get in touch the next time you are joining us, and we will ensure a better experience. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Thomas Lowry, General Manager

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasantly surprised to find a chain that you would expect has average food and average service turned out to be great. Shout out to Brian for the excellent service!
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thanks for the review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service at Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf. It's always a pleasure to provide our customers with a great dining experience. We're glad that Brian's and the rest of our team's efforts to provide excellent service were appreciated. We look forward to your next visit! Best, T.J. Lowry, General Manager

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  14. MaryC

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy Legal on Long Wharf when we visit. The extensive menu of fresh fish keeps us coming back when we are in Boston. Their cocktail and wine lists are extensive. We enjoy sitting at the floor-to-ceiling windows and watching the world go by as we enjoy a late lunch or dinner.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on February 15, 2024
    Hello MaryC, We're thrilled to hear that you always enjoy Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf when you visit Boston! It's wonderful to know that our extensive menu of fresh fish and extensive cocktail and wine list have consistently stood out for you. We're also glad that you enjoy our floor-to-ceiling windows as you enjoy your late lunch or dinner. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, The Management Team

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  15. SusiB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Legal for my husbands birthday. Food was delicious. Our waiter was attentive. We would go back if in Boston again.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on February 13, 2024
    Hello SusiB, Thank you for choosing Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf for your husband's birthday! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and found our waiter attentive. It's always a pleasure to serve a local customer like you. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again in Boston. Best, The Management Team

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  16. DavidS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The managers are always helpful. The service/waitpersons are good. Never a bad meal - very reliable. French fries need to be more done/crispy (for my taste). Great side salad, rolls (bread), crab cake, lobster roll (warm, buttered).
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on February 10, 2024
    Hi DavidS, Thank you for your wonderful review and high ratings! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meals and found our service to be excellent. We always strive to provide our guests with the best dining experience possible, and your feedback on our French fries being a bit less crispy is appreciated. We also appreciate your comments on our rolls and crab cake, and we'll definitely take them into consideration. We're glad to know that you enjoyed our side salad, rolls, lobster roll, and warm lobster butter. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best wishes, The Management Team

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  17. StephenB

    Greater Boston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was super helpful with recommendations and the food and service was as good as we’ve come to expect from Legals
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, StephenB! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service at Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf. We strive to provide excellent recommendations and it's great to know we hit the mark for you. We noticed that you were disappointed with the value, and we appreciate your honesty. We're always working to provide the best experience for our guests, and your feedback helps us do that. We hope to see you again soon!

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  18. Dancesanddineswithwolves

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Trevor did a wonderful job serving us Legal’s consistently delicious seafood — thanks, Trevor!
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hey Dancesanddineswithwolves, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you consistently enjoy our Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf seafood. It's always a pleasure to serve guests like you and we're glad we could meet your expectations. Trevor is a great asset to the team and we love that you enjoyed his service. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, The Management Team

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  19. GrodenL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food as always wonderful Our server was amazing Never disappointed with the food
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on February 4, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, GrodenL! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and found our service to be top-notch. We always aim to deliver a great experience at Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf. We appreciate your feedback regarding the value and will continue to strive for improvement. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  20. SOD12345

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. My companion had the Herb Crusted Salmon, and it was great. I got the whole bellied fried clams and my reaction was 'where are the belies'? It was like eating clam strips. I did not complain or bring this to anyone's attention, but I was very surprised as I have always had great food at Legal.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on February 8, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, SOD12345! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the Herb Crusted Salmon and that our service was excellent. We're sorry to hear that the beliled clams didn't meet your expectations. Your feedback is invaluable and we'll certainly look into this. We're always striving to improve and your comments will help us do just that. We hope to serve you again soon.

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  21. BarbaraR

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    As a Bostonian we are used to the original Legal Sea Foods. This is nowhere near as good.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hey BarbaraR, We're sorry to hear that Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf didn't meet your expectations. We take pride in our Boston-style seafood and it's disappointing to know we missed the mark. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly take it into consideration for future improvements. Thanks for choosing Legal Sea Foods and we hope to have the chance to impress you in the future.

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  22. Fern

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took advantage of an offer from Legals -- and it worked out very well in price for our dinners. Food always excellent, quiet night, good service. We eat there often.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 30, 2024
    Hello Fern, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf and found our pricing to be a good value. It's always our goal to provide excellent food and excellent service, and we're glad we hit the mark for you. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, The Management Team

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  23. mokuman

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Location is excellent and was easy to access. Service was prompt and there was always someone around to help. The beer and cocktails were a highlight. We enjoyed the sushi and oysters but the fish in the fish and chips was really poor. For $29 I was expecting a nice tail end or middle fillet but instead got some scrappy overcooked lump of batter occasionally covering a small scrap of white nondescript fish. If it wasn't for the perfectly cooked and delicious fries this would've been a disaster. I consider a good fish and chips to be the measure of any good seafood restaurant so hope this was an isolated event. It didn't ruin my experience but won't order this dish again from Legal Seafood.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 28, 2024
    Dear mokuman, Thanks for the review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our location, service, and our beer and cocktails. However, we're sorry to hear about your experience with the fish and chips. We take pride in our culinary offerings and it's disappointing to hear that we didn't meet your expectations this time. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly take it into consideration as we continually strive to improve our offerings. We hope you'll give us another chance to impress you in the future. Best, T.J. Lowry, General Manager

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  24. Jack

    Greater Boston

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best seafood in Boston as usual. They were very amenable to me as I couldn't eat one type of seafood in my dinner and took it out and added something else that I could eat. I serve Lorraine was absolutely fabulous.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 28, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, Jack! We're thrilled to hear that Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf is your go-to spot for the best seafood in Boston. We're glad you were able to accommodate your dietary restrictions and enjoyed the server, Lorraine! We appreciate your feedback and will continue to strive for excellence in both our food and service. We hope to see you again soon for another wonderful dining experience. Best regards, The Management Team

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  25. LauraA

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster roll special 2 for 1 was amazing and we could share. Ordered the lobster roll without mayo or butter and while the roll was warm the lobster meat was cold. Would have preferred warm to hot lobster meat but generous portion -1/2 lb of lobster on each roll. Salad was delicious and very large portions so my daughter and I shared that too and we shared a cup of delicious clam chowder. Would definitely go back for the 2 for 1!
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 25, 2024
    Thanks for the review, LauraA! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our lobster roll specials and found our portions generous. We appreciate your feedback on the lobster roll temperature and will take it into consideration as we continuously strive to improve our food. We're glad you and your daughter enjoyed the salad as well! We're excited to hear that you're considering a return visit for the 2 for 1. We look forward to serving you again soon at Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Sea food!!! Sushi is a must try and the lobster rolls!!
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 25, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our sea food, sushi, and lobster rolls. Your recommendation means a lot to us. We strive to provide excellent food and service at Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf. We look forward to your next visit. Best, The Management Team

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  27. IrisD

    Phoenix

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent baked stuffed lobster tails and the BEST New England chowder!!! Francesca, our server, was outstanding, very personable and knowledgeable about the menu! This is a must visit when you are in the Long Wharf area!!!
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 25, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, IrisD! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our baked stuffed lobster tails and New England chowder. It's always a pleasure to serve our valued guests like you, and we're glad you had a great experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf soon!

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  28. Fern

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took advantage of the Chowda Day special. Everything was delicious. Service great.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 26, 2024
    Dear Fern, Thank you some much for the perfect rating and great review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed Chowder Day and the great service we provide! Thanks Again, T.J. Lowry, General Manager

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  29. ElenaP

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Legal seafoods never disappoints! We need you in Groton ma,
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 25, 2024
    Dear ElenaP, Thank you very much for the positive feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. Thanks so much for joining us and we look forward to serving you at your next visit! Best, Thomas Lowry, General Manager

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  30. kayp

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious lunch with a suburb young lady as our server. She was excellent… in every way! It was a busy time with many families dining but the staff did a great job handling it all with efficiency! Thank you!
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 26, 2024
    Hello kayp, Thank you for your kind words and perfect ratings! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience with us. It's always a pleasure to accommodate the many families that come in. We're glad that our team was able to handle the busy period with efficiency. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best Regards, The Management Team

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  31. sudeepb

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It took long for someone to attend our table even for serving drinks. We noticed that many of the neighboring tables were served bread but we weren't. Though we paid 20% gratuity to the server but we left the restaurant not quite happy for the above reasons.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot to introduce someone to seafood - our nephew loved the clam chowder. Servers were so great.

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  33. PeterH

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restraunt was not full,but we were seated in a small table in front of a door that gave us a blast of cold air every time it opened, so it was necessary to change tables.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 26, 2024
    Hi PeterH, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf and for taking the time to share your feedback. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We understand that the temperature inside the restaurant can be a bit uncomfortable due to the door in front of you. We apologize if this caused any discomfort and we're sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused you. We will communicate this are of concern with the staff, so this problem does not happen again. We appreciate your understanding and patience, and we hope to serve you again soon. Best regards, The Management Team

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  34. Mipizza

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered Cioppino. Server did not return to table until end of meal. Cioppino did not have any lobster in it. At the end of the meal when our server returned we told him there was no lobster in the Cioppino. He said it was supposed to have a lobster tail in it and he would talk to the manager. The managers response was to charge us $34 for the Cioppino instead of the original $44 charge and he didn’t come to our table to apologize until I demanded to speak with him at which time he came and apologized and comped us the full $44 for the Cioppino which is what he should have done in the first place. Basically the meal was ruined- not because they forgot the lobster but due to the insulting way they dealt with the situation. Bush league….

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  35. ClaraM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the simplicity found at Legal. Focus is on quality products. We had a wonderful time helped by a waiter who knew his oysters !!
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, ClaraM! We're thrilled to hear that Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf has been a pleasant experience for you. Our team always strives to provide the best quality seafood and it's great to know that we're hitting the mark for you. We're also glad you enjoyed our focus on quality and the helpfulness of our staff. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  36. Bubba

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu delicious food great drinks and service
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 8, 2024
    Hey Bubba, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf! It's wonderful to know that our menu, food, and drinks hit the mark for you. We always strive to provide a top-notch experience for our guests, and your feedback tells us we're on the right track. We noticed that you rated our value 4 out of 5 on value and ambience. We're always looking for ways to improve and we'll certainly take your feedback into consideration. Thanks again for your kind words and for giving us a perfect rating. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, T.J. Lowry, General Manager

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    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server explained the menu in detail and gave great recommendations. The food was well cooked and hot and the drinks were very good.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 6, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us at Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. It's great to know that our team provided you with great recommendations and that the food was well cooked and served. We strive to provide our guests with an enjoyable dining experience and your kind words are a testament to our efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, The Management Team

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  38. RobertR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal. Weight staff was extremely friendly, and very attentive!
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 6, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, Robert! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf. Our team always strives to provide friendly and attentive service, and we're glad to know we hit the mark during your visit. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Thomas Lowry, General Manager

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  39. NikkiMack

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Legal is a constant winner every time we visit Boston. This trip was no exception. We actually went twice! You just won't find better chowder, crab cakes, or Boston cream pie in the city. The atmosphere is always nice and we've consistently had good service.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 6, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, NikkiMack! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your second visit to Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf. It's wonderful to know that our chowder, crab cakes, and Boston cream pie hit the mark for you! We're also glad that you appreciated the atmosphere. We strive to create a memorable dining experience for all our guests and your kind words are a testament to that. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Thomas Lowry, General Manager

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  40. Rosita

    Washington DC

    74 reviews

    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service by our bartender was lacking. Seems she was more interested in cleaning up and going home. Other than that, all was good.
    Legal Sea Foods - Long WharfResponded on January 6, 2024
    Hey Rosita, Thank you for taking the time to review Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and found it to be good value. However, we're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the service you received. We always aim to provide top-notch service to all our guests, and we regret that we fell short this time. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make necessary improvements. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Best, T.J. Lowry, General Manager

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  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Atlantic Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Faneuil Hall
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Our validation will net you savings, daily after 4:30pm. Park at discounted rates for up to 4 hours in the Boston Harbor Garage, located at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Milk Street.
  • Public transit
    Aquarium Station (Blueline)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 742-5300
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Taylor DeLeo and Liz Finlay: (617) 530-9470
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