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  1. Distance: 0.52mi
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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 - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Bar Seating (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Business Meals (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Casual (11)
Healthy (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Romantic (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Parking situation is a horrible issue. Because of construction, one cannot park easily and access from the shopping center is nil. One has to go outside in order to enter Legal Seafoods. Even though we had a reservation and there were no people in the restaurant, we were taken to a very undesirable booth. We asked for a larger booth and got seated next to an utility table. The waitress while pleasant seemed a bit disjointed. Having said these comments, the meal was good though I had to ask for my "doggie bag twice.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a 9:30 reservation, which was accepted by the restaurant, but we were rushed and treated shabbily by the waitress and host. We definitely felt that they wanted us to leave. If the restaurant didn't want to stay open for later diners than they shouldn't accept reservations at that time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

There were six of us each ordering something different and all dishes were perfect. Our Nick was excellent. It was a great evening.

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great choice for seafood. The cauliflower appetizer is wonderful. We also had the crab cakes, grilled shrimp and scallops. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the wine selections. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Hector our waiter was fabulous!!!! His professionalism and good humor made the experience!!! Besides great food!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service and Fantastic food! The seafood is fresh and always cooked to perfection!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Very relaxing dining and absolutely the freshest seafood!

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Unfortunately they didn't have my reservation. The waitress was very good. Food was excellent

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We have been fairly regular customers for 20 years, enjoying consistently good food. However our last visit will be our last! The food was very poor I ordered a medium rare tuna steak, and was very disappointed as the steak was very fatty and tough. The side dishes were poor also. You pay top dollar at this place and you would expect a lot more.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

hadnt been since restaurant was remodeled. Loved the decor and ambience. Help couldn't be more attentive and polite. Great menu and nice presentation of foods.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This Legal location continues to be our favorite. The quality and consistency of the food at this location never fails.
The fish is expertly prepared and supremely fresh.
Wonderful salads, vegis, apps, sides - everything is superb!
Treat yourself to a Rhode Island stuffie - yum!
Drinks need a bit of work...sometimes seem watered down...not sure if that's due to it sitting on ice too long before poured.
I imagine a restaurant of this caliber wouldn't water down a drink.
The wine selection, already expansive, continues to grow.
Guaranteed delicious meal for seafood lovers, but the other non seafood options are delicious as well!

This location has been renovated and is beautiful.
I gave it only 3 stars for ambience this visit because we were seated, again, next to a servers' station, so it's busy and a bit distracting.
Seems this restaurant has specific table for Open Table diners and I'm not sure they are the best.

Also gave only 3 stars for service because, on this night, we had a very confused and distracted server, yet polite.
Service varies from exceptional to average.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The appetizer was great, but the main course needed a lot of work. I had shrimp scampi, because I'm picky with my food but the sauce and pasta itself wasn't edible. the pasta was sticking all together, I had to peel some parts because it was bad! The sauce suppose to be simple, but not like water. If my date wasn't nice, I would've asked for something else. The service was decent, but the main course needed a lot of work.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good food and service is always excellent. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a Great meal and as I am a Healthy Eater, I can always eat here and get a Delicious Healthy meal...cooked as I like it!!! Never a bad meal here. Fish is always fresh and yummy!! One on my favorite to go places!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was very good but the service was poor. My fish was under cooked even though I made it very clear that I wanted it well done. I never did receive my salad that I ordered and they brought my daughter the wrong salad. Clearly our waitress was not paying attention

Tags: Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very convenient to be able to make reservations through open table. We were actually a little early and were gladly accommodated by the hostess. The food was excellent and the service great! Please do not ever remove the Faroe Island salmon and mushroom ravioli from the menu-it is superb!!

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

A++++++++ our server was awesome and funny and kind. We spent about 126 there and it was worth every penny. We try to come at least once a month and will likely request him again.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent food and terrific attentive service! I highly recommend going there. Also love the décor and set up of the restaurant/bar.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I had the walnut encrusted salmon. The best dish I ever had there. I hope it is added to the regular menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We hadn't been to Legal Seafood for quite awhile, and I was surprised by all the changes...new, lovely decor, my favorite salad, polenta dish and profiteroles gone from the menu. I got over it and found lots of yummy food to choose from. We were four adults, and we all were happy with our meals.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Made the reservation for a Saturday evening on line, if the time you want isnt available, just check again and you'll find a time close. We were seated right on time, waiter was very good. As usual, the menu is extensive and all choices are going to be very good. My wife's go to for seafood. Easy parking at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. All in All, a very good choice for a great meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent service by our waitress! Delicious white sangria!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Casual, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is fine, not exceptional, noise level good, you can talk across the table and be heard, a bit pricey for what it is but the real complaint for anyone wanting to know what you're eating - you can't get that information from Legal Seafoods! The restaurant provides no nutritional or caloric info - they must have it so the refusal is why?

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Predictably good. Wish the oyster festival included at least one oyster entree.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Awesome service, great food and reliable honest staff that kept a missing item safe while we could return it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Have been going to Legal Seafood for a very long time. Was not exceptionally happy this visit. Went for something specifically advertised and found out they didn't have any. The waiter, I'm afraid was new and not very good. Tried to be patient but don't think he's cut out for the job. The new atmosphere leaves something to be desired. Not as cozy as the previous decor and set up. Not sure if we will return....

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

I have always enjoyed my experience here but this time we saw a mouse in the dining room! The waitress saw it too but denied it. The manager did come over to acknowledge it and let us know it was due to the construction next door but didn't say or do much else. I am sure the mice love the kitchen, so I will not be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The service and entrees were excellent - not so much the desserts. It was a very nice experience inside the restaurant, but, hopefully due to construction outside, the sewer smell as we left was absolutely nauseating. If we had smelled it when we entered the restaurant, we would probably have turned away and left even though we had reservations.

The manager, Bill Diamond, is a gem. Don't let him get away - very hospitable gentleman. He accompanied us to our table and spent a reasonable amount of time in conversation - gave us each a pen. He would be one reason that we would go back again.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always excellent service and attention to detail the food is always at the top of its game .. pleasant bar area to sit have a drink and relax after work on a Friday. There is no rushing you , joyous can take your time and have conversations while enjoying an appetizer take a break watch the ballgame i between that and your dinner. I love the whole package at this legals.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Always good times at Legal

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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Beautiful restaurant! The food was amazing. Went with a large group. thank you Kayla, Billy, and Shirley for the wonderful service and hospitality. My guests were duly impressed!

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

arrived at 5:00pm and was seated immediately. Front desk and waitress were very attentive to our needs. Good drinks served to our order. Food was very good. Legal Seafood has mastered the art of fine dining by employing personnel who really seem to like their jobs and chefs who know how to prepare food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

good food, good ambiance, good service, what else could you want in a restaurant?

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 22, 2017

As usual, the raw bar and steamers rock. For a high end restaurant, I'm baffled by the attempt to set down 2 appetizers, when free space is scarce because the center contains the remains of the rawbar platter. I'm disappointed that baked potatoes are no longer served at Legal's: I take it that this was a cost savings measure. Also, the lack of a fresh vegetable selection is disappointing, and too many dishes come with spinach. I miss the early days of Legal's when there was a wide variety of fish that one could choose to order. With all that said, the quality is very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

My wife and I have dined here often. This time, we brought her sister and two teenagers.
The food is always well prepared and we are always treated well. Our guests really enjoyed their food. The wine list always has enough selections, at close to release prices, to make even an expensive bottle worth the purchase. No major mark-ups!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always wonderful! Excellent and accommodating staff!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Love the food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Our food and drinks were just south of mediocrity. I expect a lot from Legal. Do not order the Rhode Island calamari. The mussels were pretty good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The occasion was my mother in law's 102nd birthday & the staff & food was wonderful. While firing on all cylinders, she has trouble hearing & can be demanding. The wait staff were patient & very pleasant with her. She had a great time enjoying her food & cake. Terrific time & place. we will be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We were very happy with all of our menu choices. The service was attentive and they let our party of five linger and talk.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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