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Legal Sea Foods - Paramus

4.4
1005 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
For all those who love seafood in Paramus, the world really can be your oyster. Come for the seafood and stay to shop. We are conveniently located within the Garden State Plaza.

Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker.

We’ve received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) 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
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
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Phone number
(201) 843-8483
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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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Private party facilities
Paramus also offers a well-situated Private Dining Room decorated with glass windows and blue accents which enables the guests to enjoy themselves in a completely private atmosphere.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Reel in complimentary valet parking during our daily operating hours or land a parking spot in the lot right outside our door.
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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 in Paramus, our private dining room can accommodate 32 guests for a sit-down dinner.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate the holiday with us. We'll be serving up our regular menu along with feature items.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1005 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always amazing service and fresh, delicious food.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We always love dining at legal seafood the food is always delicious this time the food could’ve been a little hotter I felt like it might’ve been sitting before it was brought out to us but over all the food itself was very very good we always have a great meal.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always the food was delicious. Our server was very attentive and made suggestions for drinks and food. We had a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was good as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was good. Service was great for a Saturday night. Look forward to our next visit

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very attentive to Gluten free and dairy free requests

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Mother in law bday. Was sat on time of reservation. Service was exceptional. Food was delicious. Going back new month father in law bday. Thanks so much

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Dinner was fresh, plentiful, tasty, well served. Great restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a great meal!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Never disappoints. Been here many times and have always enjoyed the food. Good choice of seafood. Very professional staff.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The Restaurant’s signature crab cake is amazing as well as the RI calamari. Service was great and decor is decent. I found the pricing of the cocktails a little high considering the amount of drink you actually received. Overall, still a fine place to go as a date, family or special occasion.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our waitress was amazing. Very attentive and friendly. She went above and beyond to accommodate an allergy at our table.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The good was delicious- very fresh and flavorful!

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Out of favorite vodka
Out of lobster. WTF
Fried clams spongy and wet
Sides were either raw or cold

Tables are old and worn.
Carpets had odor
Men’s bathroom disgusting

Servers were great. Management needs changing

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The service and food was very good. The clam chowder soup is one of the best. We ordered the Boston cream pie. That was very disappointing. It was dense. Boston cream pie should have a custard filling. Take it off the menu.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We dine here once a year, or every two years. The menu seems shorter or at least less appealing than last time---entirely too much lobster and steak for our interests. I had the catch of the day, stuffed hake, which tasted wonderful and was a good value since the price included sides. (The sauteed spinach was particularly good---not soaked in butter like everything else on the plate.) But none of the other entrees include sides! making this meal very, very expensive even without dessert or drinks. It's a great place for seafood and we found the portions very generous---but at these prices we will continue to visit only about once a year.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

My brother and family have been celebrating our Mom's birthday here for many years. She passed last August but in her honor we celebrated her this year. My brother and family enjoy the delicious fresh fish at Legal Seafood so much, that they make the trek from PA. My niece and her husband have done the trip just for a tasty meal! Legal Seafood is the place to go for a delightful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Good food and service

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My husband and I decided to post-pone V-day dinner and it was well worth it. Our waiter, Don, was awesome!! And the food was prepared almost to perfection (they didn’t crack the lobster claws well enough before putting on the firewood grill so it was super hard!). We’ll be making another visit very soon!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food is excellent but for the portion size that you get (and I'm not comparing it to the typical, gigantic "American-size" portion), it's completely overpriced. Good occasional splurge but not for regular dining

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been here before on several occasions. The food and service has always been superb. Food is excellent and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This is our third visit to Legal Sea Foods at Paramus. Good service as usual. And the menus got updated with some interesting Asian options.

We ordered appetizers as usual- raw oysters, clam chowders and house salad. Three things that we tried for the first time were tasty - (1) Kung Pao Fried tofu rice bowl for the first time - it was like Korean Bibibamp despite a little overpriced. (2) cioppino - in a flat plate which I thought might not be the best option; (3) the seasonal dessert, Maple bourbon bread pudding, was amazing!!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, wonderful service!!! The only negative was the booth seating we had was very old and worn.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

one dinner was overcooked and had to be sent back, the problem was corrected and after waiting a while, the new dinner was enjoyed.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Overall really good. Love the steamers ! The fried platter was a tiny bit over cooked. My husband had the fish and chips which he loved. Awesome wine specials for $6 glass, you can’t beat that.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was as good as always/ The service was mediocre and the flexibility of the chef was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place for birthday celebration

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1.0Dined on January 27, 2018

we went in for a quick meal and ended up staying much longer than expected. Not only was the service poor , but the kitchen could not get meals out. We waited 40 minutes from the time we got our appetizers which was also too long, until the entrees came. Saw the waiter twice who told us the kitchen was slow with no indication when the meal was actually coming. I spoke with the manager, which was a waste of time. Most restaurants will at a minimum , show some good will and offer you something, coffee, dessert etc for the inconvenience. Here you have to ask -which most people wont do . WOnt be going back there anytime soon. No class.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We really enjoyed our time here. "Time" being a key factor. We have a favorite seafood place we go to, but are always rushed when we go there. It's a small place and I guess they have to turn over the tables quickly. At Legal Seafood we were allowed some time to digest and enjoy each other's company in between courses. Our waiter was attentive and yet knew when to 'give us space.' The food was great. We enjoyed the crispy calamari - Rhode island style. and my swordfish steak was cooked to perfection! Would definitely go there again.

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3.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We live in the area so we always dine at this legal, but this visit really disappoint us. It's all about the food quality, they are not as good as before. I mean foods are ok but not at that price, and you don't expect it when you are paying more than a normal family restaurant. My wife ordered a pad Thai which is part of their promotion, it was not as good as before; my daughter's cheese ravioli, $7.5 with only 6 pieces of raviolis... even a 3 years old girl does not enough for dinner. I hope that they could maintain their quality as before....

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Seated for 15 minutes before being offered water. 10 minutes later water arrived and order given. (Restaurant was less the 80% full) The order was for 1 soda, 1 cocktail, 3 appetizers and 2 entrees. 45 minutes after being seated 2 dinner rolls, the soda, the cocktail and 1 appetizer was brought to the table. Of course the only appetizer that arrived was my wife's order, which she was thoroughly enjoying when I asked our server about the rest of the appetizers. She went thru her order slips and advised me that I had only ordered the one appetizer. SMH....I did not call her a liar or remind her that after each item I ordered, a few of which we had a small convo about, she scribbled "something" in her order pad. I cancelled the rest of the order and asked for the check. This was the second time in roughly 20 years I had been to a Legal Seaford. Sadly both times were quite unenjoyable.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

It was a very nice experience. It was quiet for a Saturday night, but then again it was 14º in New Jersey. Although I had a reservation, there was absolutely no wait time! The waitress was very nice and attentive.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great Saturday evening out. Nice and quiet restaurant. Great for a date or a family night out. Menu had a variety of choices, but it was a bit pricey.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

The service was excellent. Our server really took care to make sure everything was perfect. In fact, the service was at a fine dining level

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Great please very consistent

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Legal seafood never disappoints us. There voiced or are the best and their seafood is excellent and fresh

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1.0Dined on December 27, 2017

We left.
Waited 30 minutes after salad for entree. No idea what the problem was. No idea when it would be served. Paid for drinks and left. Bizarre as everyone else was getting their food. We felt like chumps sitting there with nothing in front of us.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Our waiter was very solicitous and the food was very good.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

The staff is wonderful, very attentive, helpful when asked but not intrusive. And the food is good. Clam chowder is excellent and crab cakes are really crab not filler.

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