Legal Sea Foods - Peabody

4.4
1399 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.

Seafood Nation loves our outpost in Peabody, at the junction of Routes 128 and 114. Those traveling to and from the beaches in Cape Ann are known to jump ship for some fresh catch. And those considering a fishing trip, visit us instead.

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.

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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 1399 people are saying
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RichardS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food remains very good despite the change in ownership. Service was slow, but I think there was a shortage of servers. Can't go wrong if you are in the mood for fish.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant with fabulous service. The only complaint is that the swordfish was rather dry. But, that didn’t stop me from eating it all!

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Likes2eat
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Had fried fish. Too bland. Cole slaw tasted awful. Potatoes ok. I wanted the shrimp scampi but the recipe was changed. Cream sauce not good with it. Three friends had the shrimp linguine and did not like it. Pasta was not cooked.

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Hungry
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

clam chowder was bland, sushi was great, oysters were great, crab cake appetizer was mostly a salad, waitress was not attentive, at time of reservation I stated it was my wife's 59th birthday but no recognition of same at dinner time.

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reneem
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was horrible but my waiter was great took it off the bill the piece of fish that was service to me they should be ashamed to be called a seafood restaurant

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vipLinda
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Easter Holiday. Legal took some main dishes off the menu like the seafood casserole. Not much to choose from. The Ana’s scrod changed. I guess it’s Haddock & they put lemon all over the stuffing! Horrible. Go back to the way Ana’s was cooked before & bring back the seafood casserole!

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vipRoCrow
New England
86 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the chowder; my husband really enjoyed his swordfish and I, the salmon.
Bonbons for desert made for a delightful Easter meal.

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MaureenL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dinner and the food was amazing. A little expensive for 3 but I guess that is a place to go for just a special occasion.

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acar
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food , great price , great atmosphere. Have never had a bad meal or experience as any Legal's location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn't like the food, it was badly cooked and nothing good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was reminiscent of the days before the pandemic with folks celebrating being out and about. Our server, Mary Beth was really great! She was very attentive, engaging and her suggestions lead us to making the perfect choices for our meal! Lots of fun. Great night!

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PaulP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special thank you for setting up and serving us outside. Apparently open table was wrong and allowed us to book outside even though the restaurant had not planned to serve there. The manager promptly turned the situation around by cleaning off tables and setting us up. Our waiter was attentive and the food was great. Although they do not have heaters, the patio is lovely for outdoor dining if you pick a mild evening and come prepared. Thank you.

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Doctor
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The specials they have that started last week and last through this Friday are exceptional.
Service was great,
Food was delivered hot and and steaming.
Legal Seafoods now has a new owner and if he is the one who creates the future Legal Seafoods I will be thrilled.

I am 71. I used o go to Legal Seafood with my Father. It was a fish store only with 2 picnic benches on the sidewalk.

From there it just kept getting better.

Would I recommend Legal Sea Foods? ABSOLUTELY!

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vipLinlin
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attractive and nice spaces and our favorites.. oysters, muscles sushi. The best!!

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dannb
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had an enjoyable evening, the food was excellent and the service good. Would definitely do it again

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GreggS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Horrible indifference and Lazy servive. I have always loved Legal Seafood and was going to shut up on this but you asked and I’m honest. Who ever the manager was they were not paying attention. The staff was slow, indifferent and lazy.

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SharonM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was superb as usual, baked haddock was is always a good take.

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vipmrssmoli
New England
37 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Went out for a date night with my spouse and decided to try LS as we had not been in a couple of years. Food was ok. Had baked stuffed shrimp that was rubbery. Asparagus was either overcast one’d or undercooked based on the bite. Wine selection was very good. MaryBeth, our server, was awesome. With so many amazing restaurants on the North Shore, we will probably not be back.

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Foodie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and the swordfish was fantastic.

AE
vipAunE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh tuna and lobster. The music was not too loud, which I appreciate very much.

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MichaelDW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Let’s say it was ok. The service was slow. The lobster tasted like it was frozen and heated up again. A lot of water came out and it did not taste that great. They oysters were great.

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vipLisa
New England
66 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary Beth is an excellent server and the food was great!

JA
JohannieA
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Our server was very nice. The manager was very rude and had an attitude with my party. I will not be returning

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Pennygirl
New England
30 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleased to see that they got rid of the limited menu they've had sine reopening after the COVID shutdown and have added some new things to the menu, although some items are missing, like the Choppino which was always so excellent. One of their big improvements is the shrimp cocktail. Before, the shrimp were not very large and they were placed on a plate rather than in the traditional shrimp cocktail presentation. Now, the shrimp are jumbo size and served traditionally. Sides have been improved as well. My husband had the baked stuffed lobster which was stuffed with a buttery cracker stuffing with large chunks of scallops and shrimp in the stuffing. We also shared a fried clam appetizer which was excellent. Not greasy with a light, crisp batter. The French fries were great as well. They stayed crispy throughout the entire meal. The dessert menu needs an overhaul, though, with more items added to it. Only 4 items offered and they weren't exciting choices. We got the Boston Cream Pie and it was nothing like the traditional Boston Cream pie. We didn't care for it at all. Hopefully, now that Legal's is owned by a different company more improvements will be coming. Service was excellent as it always is at this location.

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James
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jim our server was attentive and super helpful! It was a fantastic experience.

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vipFina
New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing night. Love their drinks and food

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Mandt
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average. Service was ehh. Ambiance is ok. Disappointed overall.

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vipLisa
New England
66 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh food...love my go to fish and salad. Outstanding staff!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, a little pricy, but overall a nice evening

MA
MargaretA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I made a reservation here to avoid going into Boston. The experience was OK but not outstanding. Serves me right but I thought the food would be as good. The tuna appetizer WAS outstanding, as was my husband's scallops. My grilled fish on the other hand was just ok. I could have gotten it anywhere

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MariaS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to LSF in Peabody on weekends for lunch because its EMPTY. Bad for them but good for us. Incredible safety measures are being taken. Food quality is superb as is service.

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PattiM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very expensive from the time before. Menu changed a little. Couldn’t order what I really wanted.

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Pennygirl
New England
31 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is the second time we have dined at this location since they reopened after being shut down from the COVID virus last year. Dining here is not the same and I do understand there are restrictions they have to follow but I feel with some things they are taking it too far. Salt and pepper brought to you in little packets? Other restaurants do not do this so I'm assuming they just don't want to bother wiping down the salt and pepper shakers after each use. And paper napkins? No reason for them not to go back to cloth napkins at this point unless they don't want to spend the money to have them cleaned which isn't impressive. Food quality is also not the same. My fish was dry and overcooked. Salad was smaller than it used to be. Menu options are limited and they need to amp up their dessert menu. They also don't offer brewed decaf coffee. They use decaf espresso and water it down with hot water which is totally unacceptable. Tastes like instant coffee. Legal's used to be one of our favorite restaurants but no longer. I doubt we will dine here very much in the future, if at all.

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WIJG79
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had no issues. Food was tasty and reasonable priced. Waiter was friendly and helpful. overall good experience.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lyndsey was our server and made sure we were treated royally well and the food was outstanding.

JJ
JoJoandCCO
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband’s fish was overcooked. The waitress, Kim, cheerfully replaced it.

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vipLisa
New England
66 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Fish always! We had the tuna and sword fish...so delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for a nice dinner! Great food and service.

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You can order delivery directly from Legal Sea Foods - Peabody using the Order Online button. Legal Sea Foods - Peabody also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 532-4500.

Legal Sea Foods - Peabody is rated 4.4 stars by 1399 OpenTable diners.

Legal Sea Foods - Peabody 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.

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