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Legal Sea Foods - Paramus

987 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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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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
What 987 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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!

nnln030509 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

QuinnC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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!!

JaneG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

bmsassoc (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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.

MetsfanPML (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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

vipwedrum (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place for birthday celebration

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipDeleted (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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....

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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.