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Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

4.4
3437 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront (43)
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The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh 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. We think a visit to Boston must include a meal at Legal Sea Foods.

We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” (USA Today, 2013), “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010), “Best Chowder” (Boston Magazine, 2010) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
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Phone number
(617) 742-5300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Atlantic Ave.
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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.
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Public transit
Aquarium Station (Blueline)
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here at Long Wharf, our private dining room accommodates up to 50 guests.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3437 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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vipTheRealBC (Naples)
3.0  Dined 16 hours ago

Service was awful. We waited about five minutes after being seated to simply be acknowledged. Waiter got the Calamari order wrong and when we brought it to her attention she said, "Sorry about that." Then she failed to bring the lobster bisque we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We had family & friends in town from out of state. They had heard about Legal Seafood and requested we go there. They loved the Wharf restaurant

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NicoleS 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Our waitress, Harmony was amazing and fun! She had great food recommendations and always checked on us

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic food and good service, reservations were super easy

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Benushka (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Comfortable and welcoming. Nice ambiance and excellent food. Friendly waitstaff.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, great service. Always a must go to place when we visit Boston.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is good restaurant needs some updates.

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ElizabethB 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic! The waitress and chef took all of our many and varied needs into account, with smiles and made the effort to accommodate us. Fast service, incredible food, fun ambiance and the wait staff was flawless.

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DavidL 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had reservations for 3 at 5:30 after a 2:00 Show in Boston. From the Boston Opera House we walked down Washington street to State street and arrived at about 5:10. We were taken in right away. Every single item we ordered was incredible! As restaurants go Legal Seafood is on the high end for price but I have to say it was well worth it. The food was excellent, cooked to order and the atmosphere was fantastic. Even our waiter was the best and it is tough to beat looking at the ocean out your window. A perfect end to our Boston trip.

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seafood4me (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

More of a tourist spot than suitable for local people. Even so, the food remains very consistent and good.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

A given that the Clam Chowder was awesome. Best ever. I had the grilled scallops for the main meal. Good, but a bit bland. I asked for melted butter (because butter makes everything better) and all was good again. Great place, great location, great food and the service is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was incredible! Fresh sea food at its finest. Two words......Lobster roll!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Predictable, good food.

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vipRick23 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Legal Seafood is known for their quality food and good service. I selected it because it was convenient for a friend but I only had about 45 minutes for lunch. The service was excellent. We got our lunches quickly and had no trouble staying on schedule. Another great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

It has been a few years between visits. This restaurant was just as good as I remembered it! The service was awesome the manager a scream. I was with 2 Jaguar fans, the manager came over and thanked them for spending the evening with Legal Sea Food the night before their season ended. Great night!

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Georgie (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I can always count on Legal Seafood to be consistent with the quality of their seafood and it's preparation.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Ordered a bottle of wine. Was not given cooler. Multiple reminders.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

18th Birthday for my daughter, great spot, good service, terrific food!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Fantastic wait staff (Thanks Rick!) Really great food and wine pairings. Fantastic for kids as well with plenty of space between tables. Seafood was fresh and delicious. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

All the fish was overcooked - very disappointing. I should have said something but I didn't.

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