250 Granite St, Braintree, MA | Directions 0218442.219971 -71.022768
Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 12n - 9pm
A New England institution where diners don bibs and crack open lobsters with their bare hands. – In Short
With 30-plus outposts up and down the Eastern seaboard, this Cambridge-based chain reels in a seemingly endless supply of after-work professionals and tired tourists. The look varies somewhat from establishment to establishment but a casually nautical theme and a crowd as loud as the ocean's roar are fairly consistent. Signature dishes include clam chowder, wood-grilled swordfish, steamed clams, and 2-pound lobsters that can be ordered baked and stuffed with scallops and shrimp.
Best Seafood In Boston – All my life, I've never been a tremendous fan of seafood. I refuse to eat fish (I'm picky, so what), but I will gladly dive right into a pile of shrimp, break open a lobster, or have an appetizer of fried calamari. When I moved to Boston, I was eager to find out just why Legal had such a huge reputation. I'm happy to say that after my fourth visit, they've yet to let me down.
Every single item I've ordered from this restaurant has been exquisite and the service has been phenomenal. On my most recent visit, I decided to go light and opted for the shrimp ceasar salad. Little did I know I would receive a monstrous sized salad, packed with delicious, fresh shrimp. Also, on every occasion I've been to legal, I've gotten a cup of the clam chowder as an appetizer. Hell, they even sell it at Fenway Park! This is a fantastic restaurant worthy of a visit from every loyal Bostonian. Also, Foodler will be happy to accept orders from Legal Seafood online and deliver straight to you.
Not Your Typical Chain Restaurant – Legal may look like the Cheesecake Factory inside and out, but the food is a notch above typical chain fare. Fried whole belly clams were absolutely delicious, as good as anything you can find at any clam shack along the Atlantic coast. The lobster roll could hold it's own in Maine and daily fish selections are always a can't miss. Of course the clam chowder, "served at the last 7 presidential inaugurations", is a must.
If you have room for dessert, try one of the made on premises seasonal fruit pies.
Ok Seafood, skip the Chowder – Was in Boston for business and heard on of the things I had to get was the Seafood in Boston. Talked to some people and they said that Legal Seafood was the place to get for the best Seafood in Boston. To be perfectly blunt, if this was the Best Seafood In Boston, I hate to taste the worst.
It's not that this place was bad, but it was nothing special either. First I tried the Famous Boston Chowder that was severed to 7 or 8 Presidents. Well the Chowder had a distinct fish taste to the broth/cream. Not sure if I've been eating bad chowder all this time, but the part that should taste like fish shoud be the the clams and fish and not the soup. I also tried their local fish, the Boston Shod. Its cod but they call it shod for whatever the reason. The fish was done just right but the vegitables were very bland. Even the Garlic Broccoli I odered was just a head of Broccoli and just a little bit of garlic.
The prices are on the high side (around $10+ for appitizers & Salads & $23+ for most entrees) and the portions are on the small side. Overall I would rank this place as just average, I've been to far superior seafood resturants in Hawaii, Alaska, & San Francisco. It might be worth a stop to check out but I wouldn't wait longer than 15 minutes.
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