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Legal Sea Foods, Burlington - Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA

Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall

4.2
4.2
3280 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.

All roads lead to Legal Sea Foods. In this case, we are located near four main highways (Routes 128, 95, 93 and 3) on the first level of the Burlington Mall. Make the most of our convenient restaurant location - come for the seafood and stay to shop. Our bar, dining room and stand-alone take-out counter reel in those who want to splash down for a meal or grab-and-go.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (781) 270-9700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Legal Sea Foods at Burlington Mall is an ideal location to hold a party or event. Near main highways including Routes 128, 95, 93, and 3, the incredibly easy-on/easy-off access adds to the appeal. Legal is on the first level of the mall with plenty of free parking for your guests. A comfortable new glass-enclosed private dining room accommodates 28 diners, and main dining room sections can be dedicated to private use as well. Take advantage of full-service event and party planning expertise through our dedicated Event Coordinator. Choose from pre-set menus, customized plans, Braille and Foreign Language menus, everything geared to your individual needs. For further information, please call the restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Barrett: (844) 978-0698

  • Neighborhood

    Burlington, Massachusetts

  • Cross street

    Burlington Mall Road

  • Parking details

    Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,280 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience1
    The place was not open. Still under construction
  2. JL

    JeanLucPicard

    New England

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    Saw Legals in Burlington was available on open table for reservations, and made a reservation for 6:30 pm. Definitely was excited to see the updated location and to eat at legals again. Arrived on time to find the restaurant still closed and called the location to an automated message that the location was closed. Very disappointed. And had to scramble to find an alternative dining option on a busy Thursday night. Definitely not a good look for legals or open table.
  3. KF

    KerryF

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This was their last night before closing for renovations for 5 months. Due to this they were out of a few things. The food we had was very good and the service was excellent.
  4. TS

    TheresaS

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Legal Seafoods continues to innovate and keep their classics. The inclusion of sushi is a great addition. Missing the fish chowder though AND they were out of oysters.
  5. KG

    KellyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The quality wasn’t quite the same as it used to be. I ordered grilled scallops, which were good, but for the price I was surprised to see only a handful on my plate. Not worth the price.
  6. S

    Shanno

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our table was ready when we arrived. All staff, from the moment we walked to the moment we left, were friendly and attentive. The food was pricey, but delicious.
  7. EL

    ELove

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Solid as always. Server was not aware of special menu offering but inquired and became aware, and did a great job otherwise. Fish and chips was a bit overdone, a little too brown on the bottom perhaps, but not burnt, and still very good. Special offering Sole Florentine was fabulous.
  8. H

    Heggy

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal with friends - buttered lobster rolls were bountiful and delicious. Desserts were great
  9. CE

    ChandraE

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    This place has sadly gone downhill: service was amazing but food was not fresh and floors, napkins, silverware and table all dirty - was the case around the entire restaurant. Hope this is just a small issue that gets resolved - this was a great seafood place in the area.
  10. B

    Betsy

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food…… I have never been disappointed at Legal!
  11. S

    Srsalemi64

    Caribbean

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dining!!
  12. CD

    ChristineD

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The lobster roll is outstanding, bigger than I have ever seen and jam packed with whole and half claws, and knuckles which are my favorite part. Comes with a finely chopped coleslaw that is delicious and a slightly seasoned fries that is not too salty. 2 meals out of it for me
  13. R

    Rosemary

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We asked to be moved to a different booth because there was a woman at the next table having a very loud conversation on her phone which was on speaker mode. Our wait person was very accommodating. As a side note, this should not be allowed.
  14. SH

    SharonH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This location is always my go-to restaurant for business meals. Food quality and service is consistent. Staff are very friendly and accommodating.
  15. DO

    DiningOut

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    I think Legal has recently been sold. The menu no longer allows for fish options such as grilled, fried, bake. It's a set menu. I had yellow fin tuna steak with Thai salad and it was just plain awful, for $35! I would not recommend eating here.
  16. RO

    RobertO

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service excellent interior of restaurant needs updating
  17. LG

    LorraineG

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Waiter was perfect. Food (shrimp scampi) heavy and dull!
  18. SB

    StevenB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    If your going to have a limited menu you should prepare excellent food, especially for the price point Legal Sea Foods charges. It might have been easier to swallow if the server had paid more attention to us and had more positive interaction with us. Although not rude we didn’t see her more than four times during our stay. She was not informative nor vert helpful. The waiter at the next table had a heated relationship with the couple he was waiting on and even offered an address to get the wine they so enjoyed. Our was the exact opposite and was not concerned with our overall experience. This was my second time here and there will not be a third.
  19. N

    Noname

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff were very accomodating and our server was outstanding.
  20. s

    sas1

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great food and very good service considering the staff shortage. They made every effort to do a fine job.
  21. CD

    CathyD

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was attentive, the food was great. We were never rushed, enjoyed our time. A little noisy (family at the next table had little ones) but still enjoyable.
  22. BB

    BeverlyB

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    This new chain is still trying to fill the Legal Seafood void and needs to focus on the menu selection and food quality more.
  23. G

    Gary

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Just fair; menu changes were noticeable; timeliness of food delivery was a longer wait than in the past; it was good but not great.
  24. l

    laubac10

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, great food! My fav place to go for Oysters, fried Colossal Shrimp! Their French Fries are outstanding! Never a disappointment
  25. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful lunch! The waiter was awesome and helped make sure we got what we needed. Food was excellent, esp. the clam chowder! Awesome that the fried stuff is all gluten free! We will be back!!!
  26. GS

    GeorgeS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I understand the restaurant will soon have a full refurbishment. The current decor is a 1960's upscale restaurant. This matches the food - a wonderfully presented seafood meal with all of the expected inclusions in fine dining. We started with the New England Clam Chowder which was flavorful, creamy and buttery with clams in every spoon. We progressed to the Fish and Chips but substituted the "smashed" potatoes. These are new potatoes boiled then sautéed and smashed with a generous garlic butter sauce. Our fish tasted as though it was very recent from the sea. The service was wonderful and attentive. The restaurant was far from busy and the service may have been attentive for this reason, though our server was managing four tables by the end of our meal - a good work load in an upscale room. Expect the price point that one would expect from seafood.
  27. J

    John

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience.
  28. TA

    TerryA

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Fried haddock thin and coating salty, same with fried clams. Broiled haddock (Anna’s special) delicious as always. Great server. Space is closing for a 6 mo. renovation. Needs it.
  29. CK

    CK49

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was fine.
  30. BW

    BarbaraW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Legal Seafood is not what it once was: linen table cloths, soft lighting, delicious fish and a few other selections. The table cloths are gone, the facilities are grubby (I could see bugs behind the light panels). We each had a lobster roll: mediocre and a small portion at market price of 40.00 each. I met a dear friend there; it was "our"restaurant. No more. We'll have to find another spot.
  31. K

    Karen

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality seafood Pleasant hostess and waiter Will return soon
  32. r

    rcdad

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was as expected from Legal. Food, Service, etc. Everything was great.
  33. CH

    ChrisH

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Our waitress was not attentive. We had to request setups (forks, knives, spoons, napkins, and water). The menu has been reduced since the sale of the company, and many of our favorite dishes were removed. Their prices have increased.
  34. S

    Steven

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    2 out of 5 people in our group enjoyed their meals. One said it wasn't nearly as good as before the change in ownership. One said his dinner was "ok" and the 5th dinner was inedible. Prices are very high and food is ok. Not a good combination.
  35. BC

    BobC

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was great and very accommodating. Oysters and sushi were really good.
  36. D

    Done

    New England

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a nice lunch to catch up with friends, Jeff our server was very accommodating. Food and drinks we enjoyed. Place is a little tired, rug and furniture.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy restaurant, but personable server and great seafood.
  38. JL

    JeanLucPicard

    New England

    94 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This was our first visit to Legals since they had been under new ownership. The new owners have not changed much, although some things have dissapeared from the menu, such as the Shandong sauce and the jasmine special, but staples such as the crabcake combo and crab cocktail are still there. It was nice to see a fried clam appetizer on the menu. As requested, we were given a quiet booth which was nice because this request is ignored at many upper scale restaurants here in Burlington. Our server was attentive and drinks were well made. Sushi was good but seemed to be pretty bland for a spicy tuna roll, and maybe was accidentally missing some ingredients. The Lump crabcake was a bit undercooked but very tasty, and the grilled seafood items were fantastic. Glad to see there has not been drastic changes made to Legals yet, and hoping that this remains the case.
  39. SL

    SLBurlington

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Good food, slightly pricey for the service quality and the slightly outdated, worn-out ambience, but still good option for quick after work dinner.
  40. EA

    EmilyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The service was absolutely outstanding, and the food was delicious as always.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall using the Order Online button. Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 270-9700.

Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall is rated 4.2 stars by 3280 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall

75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Burlington Mall Road

  • Neighborhood

    Burlington, Massachusetts

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (781) 270-9700

  • Private party facilities

    Legal Sea Foods at Burlington Mall is an ideal location to hold a party or event. Near main highways including Routes 128, 95, 93, and 3, the incredibly easy-on/easy-off access adds to the appeal. Legal is on the first level of the mall with plenty of free parking for your guests. A comfortable new glass-enclosed private dining room accommodates 28 diners, and main dining room sections can be dedicated to private use as well. Take advantage of full-service event and party planning expertise through our dedicated Event Coordinator. Choose from pre-set menus, customized plans, Braille and Foreign Language menus, everything geared to your individual needs. For further information, please call the restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Barrett: (844) 978-0698

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