Legal Sea Foods - Cranston

4.5
1218 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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Casual
In the “Ocean State,” Legal Sea Foods makes waves serving over 40 varieties of fish and shellfish throughout the year. Our central bar and contemporary nautically-themed design provide a fresh experience for seafood lovers in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. In warmer months, we retract the glass walls of our dining room to convert the space into a large covered patio.

We are conveniently located at Garden City Center for those who want to shop and then drop in for a bite.

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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 1218 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DM12345
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was incredibly overpriced for the portions and presentability. Our waitress was rather rude and inattentive. There was a guest that was constantly sneezing and blowing their nose very loudly which made my table rather uncomfortable in light of Covid-19. The overall experience was subpar. There were other waiters that were more personable to us than our own server. The cucumber-habanero margarita was the only good thing that came out of this experience. My party and I will not be returned to Legal Sea Food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious and the service was great

EF
EmilyF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and the Pre Fixe meal is so worth it! I got the sushi and it was impressive. Can't wait to go back!

LF
vipLindaF
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food was delicious, service was exceptional and drinks were amazing!

DC
DianaC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was very good. While our reservation was for later in the evening, we were early and the host accommodated us.

KL
vipKarenL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food , great service. The Dells Blueberry Lemonade was sooo good!

KM
KellyM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special was very good!!! just a little over priced but delicious steak tips and lobster casserole!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

My husband and I always split the fried seafood combo. I asked for extra fish and didn’t mind an up charge. They barely gave us what they normally would of in the platter. I asked for more so they charged us for 2 children’s fish n chips 23$ plus the 32$ for the platter. My husband had one beer. The whole bill was 75$. Ridiculous. We are done with this place.and the waiter talked our ear off everytime he came to the table 😩

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not your fault but to us the food was blah and had no flavor. Drinks and calamari were excellent.

VP
vipVincentP
New England
41 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service.Always consistently excellent food and the staff are always very pleasant and accommodating. Keith and Brian did a great job on New Years’s Eve.
Also very safe during Covid with all tables very well spaced.
We always have a great experience at Legal.

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SteveA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Server was just outstanding. Very nice young lady.

JP
JoanP
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; great service; recommend highly; fresh seafood

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Kerby144
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entire restaurant was spaced out appropriately for social distancing. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly and the food was delicious

JB
JohnB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We always enjoy Legal Seafood. The food is consistently good. We always find the Service to be excellent, attentive but not hovering. Drink specials are creative. They’re doing their best during these crazy times with a limited menu of classics like Fried Clams and Baked Scrod. Sushi is a pleasant surprise at a restaurant famous for seafood.

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Sandypanda
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We used to go to Legal Seafoods frequently when it was across for T.F. Green Airport, and have missed it. My friend and I always meet for a Christmas-time lunch and decided that Legal would be the place to go. We ate simply - just fish and chips for each of us - but everything was delicious. The menu seems a bit pared down from what we remember, but there were plenty of choices. We were really pleased with our decision to go to Legal Seafoods and will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, great sushi and a great experience!

LR
Law5Ref
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, very good service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

VS
vipVictoriaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, very personable and attentive. We had a great experience overall and the food was very good!

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Diaz
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was bland and there was nothing exciting in the menu, service was average but Ambient was nice. Music Could have been a little louder for that extra excitement.. overall it didn’t live up to the hype. Would not return.

AU
vipAmyU
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our night out was at the tried and true Legal Seafood. We had oysters as the appetizer, linguine with clam sauce and sushi at the entrees and we each had a cocktail. My husband's cocktail was not made correctly but the server quickly remedied the problem and he was very happy with a glass of Merlot.

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vipExcellent
New England
105 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The food is usually good but the prices are very expensive for what you get. I suppose that’s also why the restaurant wasn’t very busy. In addition, this is the second time that I was not checked in for open table.
Don’t know if I’ll go back

RI
vipRIdiner
New England
110 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

BC
BrendaC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service!! Love all of the gluten free options!!

RR
RobinR
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly and attentive! The food was exceptional; grilled shrimp and spicy fish n' chips! For me, the oysters were a hit!!

JA
vipJAS3
New England
46 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband and I dine at Legal Seafoods often.
Love the Garden City, Cranston RI location, but we miss the menu and creative chef from the Warwick RI location.
The manager always acknowledges us upon arrival.
Goes out of his way to accommodate us and brings us to the table of our choice.
On this occasion we requested a table near an open window because of Covid
Our server Keith opened the windows for us.
We had excellent Clams Casino, Crab Cake/Scallop Combo and Fish and Chips.
Everything was very good.
We miss the clear chowder, seafood antipasto and the Shrimp marinara over fettuccini that we enjoyed at the Warwick location.
Keith was very attentive and made sure my husband’s entree was dairy free.
He has served us many times before and is always great!
Glad Legal has reopened after such a difficult time!

TP
TonyaP
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great. Ate outside. Sangria was one of the best I had. Chowder was slamming. The special I had was tiny, over priced, not overly tasty, and gave me crazy heart burn.

R
Roma1955
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server Brian was fabulous!

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Luden
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive, polite, quick, and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the calamari as appetizers, a crab cake meal and a baked scrod dish, as well as the Boston Creme dessert. Their take on it was delicious. For drinks, they offered a new pear sangria which was very good. We'd definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice adult night. Although they have a children's menu, it's limited. We saw older children there, not toddlers or young children.

BC
BobC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

+The food and service is EXCELLENT. I am never disappointed.

QD
vipQuietDinnerOut
New England
55 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food never disappoints at Legal's, although a bit pricey for some entree's the quality is always excellent. It was very quiet with few parties. Our server was exceptional, very attentive and personal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was just mediocre (at best). Very disappointing. Probably won’t recommend and definitely won’t be back.

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ATXfriends
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

“Special order to accommodate allergy was received graciously, served checked with chef who agreed to special order. Delicious! Lunch friend said her meal was delicious, too. Server couldn’t have been more attentive, without being solicitous. Highly recommend Legal Sea Food in Cranston.

RH
RachelH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WaIter was very pleasant and did a great job!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Sushi rolls fell apart. And the soy sauce bowl was too small for the nigiri sushi. The quality of the food was very good. Just the skill of your chef assembling the rolls was lacking. For the price per portion the value is very lacking.

VW
vipVictoriaW
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to this restaurant because almost every meal can be made Gluten Free. My boyfriend has celiac and we have a hard time finding restaurants with multiple GF choices. It is nice to go to a restaurant where we can share fried calamari, and the GF version tastes great!

VT
ValerieT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

There was such a limited menu to choose from post COVID than pre COVID. The food was somewhat tasty but bland with poor presentation for the price we paid. The swordfish looked like it was frozen, defrosted and warmed. We got one roll each. Very disappointed. Will not go back.

CV
vipCVB13
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is always amazing at Legal. Waitress was awesome and attentive. Daytime hostess, however, was NOT. She was unfriendly, wouldn't even respond with "You're Welcome" or make eye contact, which is generally important for working in service industry. Thus the 3- star "service" rating. Would definitely go again!

LB
LisaBella
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a Boston girl originally , Legal's feels like home... Having just moved here I met a date here and it was as delicious as always, I really love the sushi at Legal's... superb.

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annepaul
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Chowder and RI calamari were fantastic. Service was attentive and professional. Wish you had a less expensive lunch menu, even with smaller pirtions.

FAQs

Legal Sea Foods - Cranston offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 732-3663.

Legal Sea Foods - Cranston is rated 4.5 stars by 1218 OpenTable diners.

Legal Sea Foods - Cranston 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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