Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

4.4
4596 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.

Support Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf during COVID-19

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 4596 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
MR
vipMarilynR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The scallops are the best!!!!!!

JH
JesseH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was spectacular.
Service was acceptable.
Ambiance was sterile. You can blame this on Covid.

P
vipProfessor
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was rather ordinary for the price. The service was slow and seemed disinterested when we asked about different menu choices. For $100 and some change, we were significantly disappointed.

AM
AliM73
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very good and we all enjoyed our meals.

C
Courtney
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was such a sweetheart! She gave us excellent recommendations and the food was fantastic! Excellent food and service! Very reasonably priced. Thank you so much!

MP
vipMrPimlico
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good as always! Will be back in the very near future.

MS
MarthaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff very friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the ultimate experience on Boston’s waterfront!

C
Cliqueshortys10
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is amazing!! Definitely need to come and eat here!!

m
mikeo
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and restaurant overall
was exceptional!

AS
AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was very medioga , nothing special at all. We expected more from a restaurant that has been around for this long. PS replace those greasy rugs, please.

JB
JanetB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Overhyped! Had been told we needed to go all vacation, so on our last night we did...regret! If looking for a lobster roll, go to the barking crab!

C
vipChristy
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was worried about ordering a steak and a Sea Food Restaurant, but it was amazing!! My husband got a whole lobster and it was delicious also! Plus the Clam Chowder is the best!

PM
PatM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was particularly accommodating as one member of our party had dietary restrictions ....no dairy or soy...he checked On everything with the kitchen several times.

S
Sidney
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was there for my wife's birthday, but there was no special favor or recognition. I went to Long Wharf Harbor Side downtown Boston thinking it was going to be something special but the only thing special about it was very expensive parking and lots of loud noisy people inside. I’ll be chalking this up to experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice family dinner there after a day at the aquarium. I definitely recommend eating here, although some items on the menu are pricey. But you know what your getting when you go to legal sea food, good food with a price tag.

SB
SuzanaB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time here. We have a toddler that pretty much sleeps during our lunch hours (nap time) and it's so spacious there, we don't have to talk louder to hear one another. Totally recommend this location.

B
vipBrandy20001
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good middle of the road for a seafood palace. Drinks made the meal!

IC
vipIgorC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I go to this particular location regularly for their baked & stuffed lobster which is among best in town. This time the food was great as usual, but [perhaps because of COVID] the service quality wasn't perfect -- minor mistakes in the order, longer wait. Also, the prices for sea food (not drinks / desserts) went up by some 20% since the last time I went there 6 weeks ago. Overall, still very good.

A
Anonymous
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great
We were early for our reservation and they tried to get us seated not long after we got there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the service!!

C
vipCharles
New England
77 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable meal and service in these pandemic times. After the ownership change we were not sure of what to expect.

MP
vipMrPimlico
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good experience as always, even with the pandemic restrictions in place.

AK
AprilKRT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food. Went back twice on our vacation. Perfect Oysters and Crab Cakes!

LV
LeanneV
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

SB
SuzanneB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always the best clam chowder. We did Dine Out dinner special. Portions were surprisingly ample.

M
Mau224
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was absolutely wonderful couldn't sing her enough praise. Everyone is so attentive and made it such a great experience. Our first indoor dinner during the pandemic as a family.

RC
RachelleC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was accommodating, friendly, and efficient.The Restaurant Week prix fixed menu is fantastic and the portions were very generous. Very impressed overall!! Great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great, service and location were super! Interior is showing its age.

K
Kristy
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an early evening dinner starting with fresh mussels in a garlic butter sauce with toasted bread on top. Main course was salmon fillet over a tasty lemon farro base. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Always a guaranteed winner!

KS
vipKeithS
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waitress not attentive and failed to tell us that bread would be toasted for a particular sandwich. Food options and quality very good.

SS
SarahS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I love Legal's but we just visited for in-person dining during the COVID-19 pandemic and the experience was lacking. The menu seems to have been reduced, the prices are outrageous ($18 for an appetizer), and the server was impatient with our questions. Food was good but overall the experience was just ok.

BM
BenM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, professional and friendly service, nice place, beautiful sunset reflected off the airport

SM
ScottM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. A little on the expensive side but it was worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great dinner with my wife for our anniversary. The food was amazing and great portion. Very polite service. Would love to come back again soon.

DD
DavidD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, as always. New ownership has altered the menu somewhat, but not greatly (which is a good thing). Attentiveness to the notation on the reservation that one of our party was celebrating a birthday was greatly appreciated.

b
vipbobg
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not the Legal I have known for 25+ years! Tuna was overdone & too spicy. Raw oysters were exceptional.

J
Janice57
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was fresh and delicious and the portions were generous. The location was perfect, Right across the street from the New England Aquarium.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I used to work at Legals, and it seems like the options for food have completely changed. The server was wonderful and was very apologetic to all the changes. I brought my gluten free friend with me for their birthday, and apparently they don’t have the gluten free rolls and more. They also can’t make the fish and chips spicy (they used to be able to). It was little bit of a let down. They also don’t have the ingredients for a pomegranate lemon drop anymore either!
So sad!

GG
GlennyG
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best scallops I’ve ever had. The tuna steak was so fresh and amazing.

FAQs

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 4596 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.

Tweets by Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf