Legal C Bar - Hingham

4.4
895 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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Casual
From Legal Sea Foods, Legal C Bar emerges, a focused yet full-flavored social urban venue, casual in style. Classic ‘C’ fare like clams, cod, and calamari as well as custom cocktails provides a contemporary, comfortable experience.

Legal C Bar’s menu complements the bar forward concept and features many items suitable for sharing while also offering options for more traditional coursed dining. Oyster lovers will find at least 8 different varieties daily. Nineteen signature cocktails, 37 wines by-the-glass, and 20 beers satisfy any thirst.

We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” (USA Today, 2013), “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981. Come for the seafood and stay to shop. Our restaurant at the Derby Street Shoppes will get you hooked.

Support Legal C Bar - Hingham during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 895 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.1
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3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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betty
New England
77 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I cannot remember the last time I rated any Legal dining experience less than 5 stars. I ordered my “go to” dish which is the lemon caper grey sole. I’ve had it many times so I feel qualified to give an honest review of the dish. The sole was dry and crisp around the edges, cooked ok in the center. Needed a knife to cut the fish which is unusual. Bland steamed white rice similar to what comes out of a Chinese restaurant. There was not enough sauce on the fish to moisten the rice. I like my veggies cooked al dente. The broccoli was bordering on raw and again had no taste. I could have used a steak knife to cut the broccoli. My dining partner ordered the Anna’s Boston scrod. He deemed it non memorable and also had an issue with the dry bland steamed white rice. Our server Thomas G provided very good service. Restaurant is Covid compliant which is important to me. I hope that this experience was not a sign of things to come under the new management.

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vipClaybo
New England
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is always fresh and I love the sushi! Another good dining experience and a great wine selection!

PH
vipPatH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience1

The manager/reception person Mark was definitely not taking covid social distancing policy into consideration when seating people. In spite of the entire place being empty, he was seating people on top of each other at adjacent tables. When asked about this, he was quite belligerent and his reasoning was that the other patrons seated right next to us had “requested that particular table” and he stated “ I’m not going to refuse them the table they want”. Well Sir, all I can say is maybe you don’t realize we are dealing with a very serious pandemic with cases in our area rising - over 7 thousand per day. So Mark, if you are not willing to do the right thing for ALL your restaurant patrons, not just the ones who “want” a certain table then I would ask that the board of health take a visit to discuss with you your seating policies and we will just not be returning here - and this has been one of my favorite, most frequented restaurants in this area — until it’s under new management.

My understanding is that the Legal Seafoods chain has been sold to a new restaurant company and I hope this sale happens soon because the Legal brand has been going down hill for the last 5 years.

Bottom line is if you are concerned about safety and appropriate social distancing at an indoor eating establishment - do not choose this location.

PL
PaulL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

The food was not what I typically get from Legal c .
The chowder was only Luke warm and the fish had a distinct iodine taste. Not worth the almost $200.00 I spent.

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CathyR
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good dining experience. The wait staff is always very helpful and friendly

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Bloomer
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was very good! Just very small portions more like lunch though, we were still hungry afterwards. Having chicken and more fish in the menu would be great.

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SharonC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing as usual. I had the swordfish and my husband had the fish tacos. We started with the tuna shashimi appetizer, which was out of this world! I have a gluten sensitivity and our waitress and the chef were amazingly accommodating. I can’t wait to back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Love the staff !!

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MaryL
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food, drinks and service. Love it!

JA
JoyceA
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle was an exceptional server! We really enjoyed our food was delicious. Our drinks were good as well. Very pleased overall with out lunch!!

GB
GerryB
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent server, Michelle

Food was delicious deluvered piping hot to our table

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RobertaB
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our waitress was great and our appetizers, the friend calamari and cauliflower were fantastic. We were just a little disappointed with our main meals. I ordered the warm lobster roll, which I had done before, and it was a dry with very little butter, and there were still shell pieces in the lobster. My friend's fried fish plate was a little overcooked. I have had many good meals there before so this was unusual and I will still go back to try it again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food hot and tasty, servers very attentive..

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vipPatH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Scallops tasted bad. (Raw) little necks gritty. Sad to say after being a raving fan for 30 years - Legal is no longer a premier seafood restaurant.

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MarkS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and wine selections were excellent. Food quality outstanding. Service staff very friendly and helpful.
Atmosphere is casual and tables are spaced appropriately. Very good dining experience.

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lovelucy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was great

DS
vipDSmith
New England
114 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We have eaten here more than any other restaurant in the last 3-4 years and the food has always been good to very good. This past Saturday night the poor fair to poor and service terrible. Had a 7:15 reservation and was seated immediately. Ordered drinks at 7:20 got the drinks at 7:35. Ordered the food then and got our food at 8:10.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best waitress. Friendly and attentive

JM
JimM
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Good sushi, service, and laid back atmosphere.

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Kennethseta
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Legal is always top quality and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Horrible food- gone down hill

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Drbillg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

They have a limited menu to eat there but have a more extensive take out menu. They should allow you to order more from take out menu at the restaurant

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3fordinner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was outstanding!!

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LisaK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Had to eat outside since inside was very crowded.Did not look safe enough with minimal social distancing. Very surprised, It was extremely cold outside so that made the ambience very disappointing. Won’t go back until summer!

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Stah
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This restaurant takes all the precautions. Tables spaced out. The food is always great here. I would’ve liked to see more in the “seasonal “ salad. Maybe cranberries and roasted winter squash. The waitress was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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vipRoberto
72 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

No choices, no raw shellfish small portions and expensive

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KellyM
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was a gentleman and we was great. He was attentive and kind. The food was delicious. We come there for the sushi boat for my husband. Always good food!!

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JeanW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

During Covid, I must admit I was not expecting how well they had all the diners sufficiently distanced. Of course the meal was just as awesome as any of the Legal Seafood restaurants standards. I have eaten in at least 3 different ones. I highly recommend getting back out into society as long as you take the precautions the medical professionals recommend!

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wabcaves
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Ate lunch outside dining. Obviously in a parking lot, ambiance is lacking but service and waitress were great. We both had fish sandwich which was rather dry/overcooked. Fries that went with it were great.

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vipMark
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We are regulars but unfortunately this time it was average at best. Many employees had masks but weren’t covering their noses which made it not worthy of going there.

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Foodlovr
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was nice to get out and enjoy the day. We always have good food and good service at Legal C.

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BillG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crabmeat is great! Service was good. Drinks also fine.

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shosha
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not a great night , no draft beer at all, something about the lines not being ready?? The apts were good but the tuna was overcooked, the service was inattentive.

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vipGreat
New England
83 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My salmon was cooked to perfection and my husband’s lobster roll was fabulous.

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HelenC
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

This was our first time at the Derby Shops location. It really had no atmosphere at all and was like a big cafeteria. Putting that aside, we looked forward to our meals and we enjoyed our caesar salad. The entrees were good, although the swordfish was quite thin, I enjoyed my scrod very much. The waitress seemed almost frantic dropping off items and taking them away. She tried hard but we felt her stress. The noise level was almost impossible to be able to carry on a conversation. Nothing was majorly wrong but it was certainly not a relaxing or pleasing environment We probably will not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
34 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This has always been our go-to on the South Shore. So glad that they are back up and running. Took care of my toddler right away brining him everything he needed, much appreciated. Great cocktails and always a good atmosphere!

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vipFrescalover
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Normally, I love Legal C and would always recommend. Our last visit led to an entrée salad that was so salty, I couldn't eat it. I brought it home, thinking the dressing sitting overnight would help the flavors mix with the salt, but no dice. Threw it out. Disappointing for a bday celebration.

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WilliamM
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Jumbo shrimp were far from jumbo, and not your typical shrimp cocktail. My wife and I both had the crabmeat rolls and we both felt that they tasteless, but on the plus side, the French fries were delicious. We will chaulk it up to Covid 19 and give Legal C a mulligan, and try them again post pandemic

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Yvie
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Fresh seafood beautifully presented and very accommodating staff. Love it!

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SUSANF
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I grew up in Hingham and know many of the people that work there now! Such a great crew!! I was so happy to see them back at work!!!

FAQs

Legal C Bar - Hingham offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 556-0010.

Legal C Bar - Hingham is rated 4.4 stars by 895 OpenTable diners.

Legal C Bar - Hingham does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.legalseafoods.com/category/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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