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About Legal Sea Foods - Short Hills
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
Our restaurant is located inside The Mall at Short Hills on the lower level. You may choose to beach yourself in our dining room or at our bar. Either way, we’ll think you walk on water - be sure to see our aquarium of koi fish built into the floor.
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.
Route 24 & JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 11am - 9pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Land a parking spot in the upper level lot right in front of our door.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, 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 Short Hills, our private dining room can accommodate 34 guests for a sit-down dinner.
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Legal Sea Foods - Short Hills Ratings and Reviews
Had a really nice dinner seated at the bar. Rest of restaurant was crowded and very loud but seating at bar was great. Light chowder was very flavorful and grilled shrimp entree was delicious. Enjoyed sitting at bar interacting with staff. Very pleasant evening.
Thanksgiving dinner. The grilled halibut is amazing. The preparation reminds me of CIA. There was a mistake on one order, a delay on one of the dinners, but quality was excellent as usual. LSF not cheap but a good value, grill menu especially. Thank you LSF for availability on TG...much appreciated.
We had a get together of friends who hadn't seen each other in four decades. The food as usual was outstanding. The service was very good as well. The waitress realizing that we were catching up on decades made no effort to rush us and let us enjoy a great leisurely dinner.
First time for lunch very disappointing ordered a very blah $29 lobster roll. Came with typical frozen french fries and so so coleslaw. Expected a little more from this chain restaurant probably should stick with the chowder. Service was also very slow considering the lunch crowd was pretty much gone ...
Cannot say enough about the food, and it has been that way since this Legal Sea Foods opened which is now a long time ago.
Depending on where you are seated, you can have quiet private conversations . However, there are places where you might be able to have the quiet conversation but it would not be private because you are seated too close to another table.
Consistently good food! I've been to several Legal SF operations,from the flagship store in Boston to the Wash DC operations, & many between. The seafood is cocsistantly good-above average, sometimes great. The fried whole belly clam platter was excellent. Tender, sweet & juicy fried clams paired with a nice house rose wine.... Delicious. You can't go wrong here.
The fish is very fresh. Delightfully so.
Unfortunately, they could not accommodate my bland (no pepper) diet. They could give me a piece of fish without the nice sauces and sides. As usual, I could have plain fish, plain rice and plain spinach. Through the whole meal they came back to ask if the meal was ok. Even if I said yes, they (manager and waiter) kept coming back. They were very annoying.
You can only eat happy hour appetizers at the bar if you want to pay half price. If you go to the bar for appetizers you will loose your table for dinner and have to eat your dinner at the bar or wait until there is a free table again.
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