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Legal Sea Foods - Harborside, Boston, MA

Legal Sea Foods - Harborside

4.6
4.6
5336 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Legal Sea Foods was born in 1950 as a fish market in Inman Square, Cambridge that expanded in 1968 into a no-frills restaurant where guests sat on picnic tables. The first floor hull of Legal Harborside celebrates this heritage and features a casual restaurant and market.

Choose to eat at one of the picnic tables for an authentic throwback experience or grab a seat at the oyster bar and watch our shuckers at work (up to 14 varieties of oysters are offered daily). A large elliptical bar offers both wine and local beers on tap. Patio seating, along Boston's HarborWalk, affords a clear view of the Boston Fish Pier, the oldest working fish pier in the country, and the city skyline.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 145 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (617) 477-2900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Shion Hara: (617) 530-9452

  • Neighborhood

    Seaport

  • Parking details

    Validation: $2/hr discount for up to 2 hours in the Park Lane Garage. Valet parking is available daily and during hours of operation for $21 with our validation stamp. Transient boat parking: Liberty Wharf Marina.Liberty Wharf Marina link: http://www.libertywharf.co/docks/reservations/

  • Public transit

    Silver Line Way (Silver Line)

  • Additional

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

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What 5,336 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Scenic View

  • Boston

    Seafood

  • Boston

    Most Booked

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  1. QB

    QueenB

    Atlanta

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I was a little disappointed, our server seemed hurried, oysters not cleaned very well, lobster bisque disappointing.
  2. JD

    JudyD

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We made a reservation months in advance. We were sat on side of the building outside. My husbands dinner was served by someone else not our waiter . After 10 minutes our waiter said to me I’m sorry but they dropped your dinner & a new dinner will be out soon. My salmon was supposed to be well it was not served with cold couscous weird flavor. It was not a good meal at all. My husband had a salad w cold shrimp. Shrimp tasted fishy he said. We have gone here for years because it is so convenient for the concerts next door & we love the view. We won’t be back for the food.
  3. s

    sesalch

    Austin

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Grace was awesome and friendly. The food was amazing. Best lobster ever!
  4. RH

    RowenaH

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The view is spectacular. Food and service were outstanding. But that White Sangria!!!!!!!!!!!! We had a great time.
  5. SC

    SteveC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was tasty but dinner was pricey, especially the oysters. Skip the chain place and find some quiet independent place. However if you do go, be sure to get the lobster bisque!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Unplanned - perfect setting
  7. EP

    EmilyP

    Charlotte

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and yummy food. Large portions.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and really good service
  9. JC

    JoseCarlos67

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience: taste and quality of food, service, view, time.
  10. JM

    JimMrt

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here. Atmosphere, service and people. All perfect.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We were a group of 10 and we couldn’t make the reservation for all of us, therefore we did two reservations of 5 each, asking them to sit altogether in one table or in two, one beside the other. They never replied to our request and when we arrived they told us that was not possible, and instead to try to find a solution the manager reacted with an unpleasant attitude. They finally sat us in a table at the entrance(not nice place at all) and food was good.
  12. MM

    MichaelM

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    It is very very clear to me after having been to legal seafoods dozens of times over the course of years that the restaurant has gone severely downhill after the corporate takeover from the family and while the hostess was very nice and the views and ambience on Seaport were terrific the service we experienced was one of the worst ever
  13. DL

    DanL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was fantastic and at a reasonable price.
  14. AC

    AnneCecile

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love to go to this location. Great food and the view is beautiful. The quality is always consistant 👍🏼
  15. C

    Cjcj

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have a gluten allergy and was taken such good care of by the server Brian and the kitchen ! Beautiful scenery sitting outside in the deck … and delicious food (the heated gluten-free red rolls were delicious !)
  16. C

    Chicklet

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, the drinks and most of all the view. Perfect dinner and a perfect night in Boston.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful outside atmosphere overlooking the water. Staff was very careful with my shellfish allergy which was much appreciated !! Excellent food
  18. T

    Trini

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, ambiance, weather, my company, and music was out of this world. Everything was excellent.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and location
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff took us right on time. Waiter was super helpful with extensive menu. Good place
  21. B

    Billd

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We would of given the restaurant a 5 for overall, and ambience, but we were seated at a table that had a large post in front of it which obstructed our view of the water. There were multiple tables that remained unoccupied the whole time we were there that had unobstructed views of the water.
  22. M

    Michael

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a pleasant visit to Boston for the day. Had a lovely time sitting by the bay enjoying our late lunch. We had a lovely waitress who hails from Ireland! Wish I’d remembered her name.
  23. L

    Lori

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was just okay. Service was fine. Nice location.
  24. DR

    DrRick

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service (thanks Nikolas!, and excellent food on the terrace; weather and ambience conspired to make this a great culinary introduction to a classic Boston eatery!
  25. WV

    WVSki

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. The food, the views, the staff. Excellent! Thanks!
  26. M

    Mark

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful good, excellent service and great location - we’ll be back!!
  27. TM

    ToddM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Overall, good not great food with a nice view. Our server was great, but the hostess, Gabby, was incredibly rude. It is hard to believe an upscale restaurant would allow someone like Gabby to make patrons feel uncomfortable and unwelcome. This is especially the case when you have a reservation at a restaurant you plan on dropping $300 for lunch. If we weren't starving that day, we would have left for sure.
  28. M

    Minga

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Katherine from Dublin was so gracious and kind!
  29. CG

    CatherineG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always first choice when at the Seaport, never a disappointment
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The restaurant is okay, great view, but that shouldn’t justify the very overpriced items. If you don’t wanna be surprised, avoid items that say market on the price (you may get a $50 Mac and cheese)
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous views, great food and good service
  32. DG

    DianeG

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    I made a reservation to take friends to this Legal Sea Foods after having delicious food and service at the Legal Seafoods near the Boston Opera House. While the views were fabulous, the food was so terrible that my friends did not eat much of it, and we refused doggie bags. How disappointing that the Legal Seafood quality is not across the board. If we go there again, I will just have drinks.
  33. G

    Gibby

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Great food!!!! Service not so much. Very slow and forgetful. Will return but hopefully the service level will get better.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A highlight to our Boston Trtip. the view was amazing and Josh, our server was wonderful
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I changed from 2 to 3 people about 30 minutes before the reservation and the restaurant did not have that update. They were still able to seat us with a harbor view table, which I had requested. One person was in a wheelchair but she did not need it to sit at the table. There was no convenient place to put the wheelchair.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience5
    Oysters chucked poorly. Tuna not sashimi and over cooked.
  37. ES

    ErinS

    Phoenix

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Gorgeous night at a beautiful restaurant. We loved our entire seafood feast. Get the bom boms too, worth it!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I go here every time I’m in the Seaport district. Love this place. Great location, too.
  39. NW

    NWDenver

    Tucson

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Priced at $49, when lobster is $7.99 a lb in the shell, we did not consider the Lobster Mac and Cheese a good value.A dining companion and I split the dish. She liked it. I did not. She got it all. We also shared crab cakes which we enjoyed.Our friend had veggies and steamed. shrimp and was very happy. We had outstanding and attentive service from our server Dorian
  40. F

    Frank

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and excellent food.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Legal Sea Foods - Harborside using the Order Online button. Legal Sea Foods - Harborside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 477-2900.

Legal Sea Foods - Harborside is rated 4.6 stars by 5336 OpenTable diners.

Legal Sea Foods - Harborside does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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


Booked 145 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Legal Sea Foods - Harborside

270 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Seaport

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Validation: $2/hr discount for up to 2 hours in the Park Lane Garage. Valet parking is available daily and during hours of operation for $21 with our validation stamp. Transient boat parking: Liberty Wharf Marina.Liberty Wharf Marina link: http://www.libertywharf.co/docks/reservations/

  • Public transit

    Silver Line Way (Silver Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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