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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.

1200 Morris Turnpike
Route 24 & JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ 07078
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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:
JFK Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(973) 467-0089

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Short-Hills-The-Mall-at-Short-Hills

Parking Details:
Land a parking spot in the upper level lot right in front of our door.

Additional:
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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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We're open and serving up yuletide cheer.

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Legal Sea Foods - Short Hills Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (32)
Great for Lunch (22)
Good for Birthdays (16)
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Healthy (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Business Meals (9)
Authentic (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Consistently excellent service and food make this a regular stop for my colleagues and I. I recommend this restaurant highly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Offered horrible table and asked to change. Service was good as was the chowder. Fish trio was not good. Calimari was tough, and the coating on the fish and shrimp was too much and very salty. Very disappointed. Used to be so good.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very nice. Good good and service. I especially liked the bon bons for desert.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I would never eat at this place again. Do not waste your time, your treated very poorly and the service is horrible.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Legal Seafood is our family's Thanksgiving tradition. Excellent service and great food as always.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

While the food and service were outstanding, I can't recommend this restaurant for lunch because the price of the food for the quantity served was totally disproportionate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was good, nothing special. Restaurant was dirty (food on floor, seating surfaces)bathroom was also dirty. Overlook that ,it was OK

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a pleasant experience in a casual atmosphere with very good food with carefully selected wines that compliment the menu.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was fabulous and food was amazing! I can't wait to go back!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 ...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Delicious meals for each of us. The server (Katie) was very attentive and was a magnificent representative of Legal Seafood’s high standards. Will continue to patronize as long as their standards do not fluctuate.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love this Legal Seafood.....much better than several in Boston and the one in King of Prussia, PA. Consistently good food and service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious fresh seafood. Very good service, we will be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had a 7:30 reservation and got there early at 7:25. We waited until just about 8 PM before we were seated, and were told repeatedly we were next in line and just kept waiting. The meal was good and Aly was an amazing waiter.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was so impressed our reservations, we were on time and our table was ready on time! We all enjoyed our food as well as the friendly and pleasant service of our waiter.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

how can a seafood restaurant run out of calamari? This was the main reason for going. Otherwise overpriced.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I have eaten there many many times....food and service is always great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Reservations are highly recommended for Friday or Saturday night. Food is good considering this is a chain. Tends to be very loud. Service was attentive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Was very disappointed that they initially did not honor our open table reservation , that really left a bad impression for the whole dining experience ,

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

waited 10 minutes to be seated with a reservation. Drinks came 20 after seating dinner 40 minutes from seating

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Staff always attentive, we’re always pleased with the food and service. One of our favorite restaurants.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

At best, average quality food for above average prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I used to go to many Legal's in Boston - this is way below their level even if the menu is the same.
The high prices are not justified by the quality of the food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

FOOD WAS MEDIOCRE AND THE SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD. SPENT YHE EVENING WITH A COUPLE WE HAVE NOT SEEN IN A WHILE ANE WE WERE NOT RUSHED TO LEAVE. A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Legal never disappoints: food is always fresh, tasty, hot and plentiful; service is courteous, reasonably quick and knowledgeable.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. Lots of variety and very accommodating in preparation of the food, service was great

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

It is always good choice to take catch of today

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very good seafood. Never disappointed at the choices or quality.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I loved this! they were fast, polite, and the food was delicious! had a wonderful birthday!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The service was excellent... the food was wonderful. The mussels is a must. We were celebrating my mom's birthday and they made it special

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I find the prices are beginning to inflate - $31 for two crab cake! Wine list has changed and now do not like selection of 1/2 bottles. Probably will not be back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great birthday !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

It's our local go-to.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had our favorite calamari combo - spicy, Thai and regular. It is always delicious. I had the crab cake entree with a side of butternut squash, also excellent. Our waiter was great. A very pleasant Sunday dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch
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