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About Legal Sea Foods - Peabody

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.

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.

210 Andover St.
Northshore Mall
Peabody, MA 01960
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 10pm
Sunday: 11am - 9pm

Cross Street:
Rt 114 & 128

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(978) 532-4500

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/peabody-northshore-mall

Parking Details:
Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door. Or net complimentary valet parking, available daily after 5pm.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 Peabody, our private Gloucester Room can accommodate 28 guests for a sit-down dinner.

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Legal Sea Foods - Peabody Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
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Good for a Date (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Business Meals (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Healthy (10)
Authentic (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Romantic (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

I thought the food was good - not great. I got the stuffed Haddock, which was OK. I wouldn't get it again. The greens were nice, but slightly under done. For $28, I was expecting a tastier meal. They do make great clam chowder.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

table next to us had there shoes off and where playing with there feet while we were eating disgusting.

Never expressed congratulations for our special
Occasion although I mentioned in our notes.

All else was excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good. As always

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We received good service and the food s great. My husband got the crab cake platter and he loved it. I had the swordfish and it was excellent. We also had a shrimp cocktail and it was great - good size shrimp.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

The seafood as usual was superb. My haddock was fresh and flaky, and I had some tasty shandong sauce to liven it up, along with jasmine rice and fresh spinach. Plenty of food, so had enough for a leftover meal. Noticed that the prices keep going up ($25 and up for most fresh cuts of fish, $10 and up for a glass of wine, etc.) - will likely only dine here on special occasions from now on. Service was decent, and atmosphere was quiet enough to enjoy ourselves.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Have not been to this Restaurant in over a year. They did a nice update of the decor. Service was super slow, but tit was a Friday Night. Food was excellent, had the the grilled haddock, delicious! Will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

There was no wait which was nice. The food tasted good although the coconut shrimp was over cooked, the clams were fine.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

The night would have been perfect but you were all sold out of the dessert special. I was so excited to try it and when it came time to order it you were out of it. I was disappointed because I usually do not get dessert. Everything else was great. Waiter was EXCELLENT.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding dinner! Always a place you can count on to be consistently excellent!

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Third time since improvements. Good portiond, excellent quality, great staff

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had my absolute favorite Legal Sangria. Tried the tofu rice bowl, it was very tasty.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent. Had the crab cake combo. Service was terrific and fast. Was seated in the bar area and no complaints

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Legals is my go-to for seafood. I absolutely love the popcorn shrimp. I hasve been getting their classic lemon caper sole for years and it is consistently great. Service is always efficient and pleasant.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was delicious and good portions. Snowy night so restaurant was quiet. Always a good place to go for good food and fair prices.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always enjoy going to this Legal's location. Never a bad meal or bad service here. Staff very friendly, attentive and accommodating. Wish the lobster prices weren't so inflated but at least they cook their lobsters perfectly. I've enjoyed filet mignon here many times and have never had to send one back due to it not being cooked as requested. Right now they offer Maple Bread Pudding as a seasonal dessert and it is fantastic. So worth the calories! We look forward to returning again very soon.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Nicely remodeled - Excellent food and drinks - everyone really enjoyed their meal and we had a nice night out with friends - Haven't been there in a while but will be back soon!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wife’s Birthday

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I lived in Boston, visiting both the Park Square and Chestnut Hill locations regularly and always found it to be a treat. I'd always put Legal Seafood on a pedestal when it came to exceptional seafood. After my last visit...not so much. When we arrived the dining room was only about 40% full. Not too busy at all. Three of us ordered chowder and the 4th member of our party ordered a salad. The chowder came out and we ate it, then wait another 30 minutes for our food to come out. That wasn't really an issue - we figured it was being cooked fresh. You notice I did not mention the salad? So the food finally comes and there are small issues like no tarter sauce, no butter, the waiter dropping food into one of our drinks and asking if we wanted a new one (no, I like drinking Sprite with fried clams in it), and still no salad. When our waitress came back to our table after being on hiatus for nearly an hour, we told her about the baked potatoes two of us ordered, being lukewarm; receiving no dressing for the salad that came 10 minutes after our entrees and still having not gotten that replacement drink. She stops us by turning without a word and walking away to get a Manager. The Manager comes over and without apologizing, goes on to tell us that baked potatoes were taken off the menu, and recently put back on, but as "stuffed baked potatoes". They keep a dozen or so on the warmer, just in case someone asks for one. Maybe it's me, but regardless of whether we got the potato stuffed or naked, shouldn't we expect it to be hot? I assume that once they're stuffed, they go through some type or broiler or warming process. We tried to make the best of it, but if truth be told I've had better seafood and larger portions from the local hole in the wall seafood restaurant who sells their entrees for 2/3 of what we paid at Legals. We ordered no appetizers or dessert, had cold potatoes, less than satisfactory food and service and all it cost was $180.00.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Delicious shrimp taco special! Yum!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Terrible experience. Had a reservation and waited 15 minutes to be seated even though people walked in off the street without a reservation they were seated before us. The hostess clearly forgot about us and sat us at a cafeteria style table with small dividers between other diners at the table. If I had a reservation then I expect to be sat at a booth or table and not in a community style table. Employees at the hostess area were juvenile and complaining about work within earshot of customers. Food delivery was confused at best....runners would walk around tables and ask "did you order the XYX....?" Happened all night. I'll never go to this site again and will warn others not to go as well.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The renovated restaurant is an improvement even as the bar area takes over from the tables. Food is consistently good, rarely great, but fresh seafood simply cooked is what this is about. The wine list is fine and reasonable, but not nearly as interesting as in the past. Service is always pleasant and accommodating but is not intended to be luxury attentive service. Oddly, lobster tends to be a little over-cooked and overly salty. Scallops are dry packed, not fresh local. Overall, it is a dependable local institution for good seafood in a casual setting.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was fine, but it is very pricey- it was a very expensive meal for the money.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Legal's has been a "go to" restaurant for us so I am sad to say that this was a poor experience. We were very pleasantly greeted at the hostess stand. We waited 20 minutes for our reserved table. The restaurant was very busy and there was insufficient waitstaff. We waited about 10 minutes before a very harried waiter came with water, and since we knew what we wanted, we both ordered the crab cake combo entree. Server was very quick to bring bread service, and about 20 minutes later someone else brought our entrees. The crab cake was cold and dry; the shrimp was cold and overcooked; and the scallops although cold were very good. Very disappointing.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had the scallops app, very good. Had fried clams for entree, just average. Ding partner had Ciopino, pretty good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our entrees were brought out before we finished our salads or appetizers

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service as well as the ambiance were all very good and pleasant. It was an enjoyable evening and would appeal to different age groups and different occasions. I have gone to Legal for both casual dining and celebratory dinners. Both have been pleasant and satisfying experiences.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good food.
The quality IS here.
Service is only perfection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was fresh although the cod was a bit bland. Excellent service and decent ambiance for a mall. Unfortunately, at $140 for a family of four, this is strictly a special-occasion restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Marybeth is the best waitress/server , friendly, professional and attentive. She made our visit unforgettable. Definitely future visits are planned. Also the food was exceptional and atmosphere warm and inviting!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food. Nice service. Little too rushed but it was Christmas late evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Peabody location is our favorite. Always excellent service and top quality food there. Dined here on Christmas Day. This is our third year dining at Legals on either Christmas Day or Christmas Eve and we look forward to it as it's always an enjoyable experience. I had the twin lobster special which was fantastic. Two decent sized lobsters served with a side of roasted vegetables. My wife had the filet which was cooked to perfection. She has ordered the filet on three different occasions at this Legals and each time it's cooked perfectly and delicious. Obviously, the cooks are trained extremely well here. Wine and cocktails were excellent as was the dessert....Bananas Foster, which came with three scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. Our server Aaron was very attentive and pleasant and willing to accommodate our requests. All in all we were so pleased with our Christmas meal at Legal's in Peabody and look forward to returning soon. It's really our favorite place to dine!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

GreAt service . It was Christmas Eve . Wait staff was so very nice .

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our server was great- didn’t catch his name . Food was fresh.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was good. I made a reservation for 4 and received a confirmation from Open Table. When we arrived I was told that there was no reservation. We were seated but it was a small table for 4 and there was no space to put our coats. The food and service was good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our waitress was friendly, informative, overall outstanding. We had the lobster bisque and fish & chips. The meals were perfect.. definitely will return!

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Legal's has been my favorite all my adult life. I had my first LS clam chowder when I was in college and have been back as often as possible. They're just always excellent in food quality & variety, as well as service. I've never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food and the service were great, as usual. We really enjoyed our night out.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Price is right ,service good ,nice atmosphere, great menu.never had a. Bad meal there

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and experience

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

On the higher price side, yet the service was impressive.

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