Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall

4.2
3503 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.

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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 3503 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdloring
New England
42 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I'm glad they survived Covid-19. Best chowder.

JB
vipJohnB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I have a lot of sympathy for restaurants at this moment, as they seek to recover from a lost year. Nonetheless I was still quite disappointed by what I found at Legal (Burlington), one of my mainstay restaurants prior to the pandemic. Basically, it is a shell of its former self. First off, I wish Legal had created more space between adjacent parties, given the current state of the pandemic. Back-to-back booths seemed too close. Second, table service was almost non-existent. This was clearly not the fault of the wait staff, all of whom were working very hard, but also looked completely overwhelmed. [The one waiter we interacted with after being seated brought us water but did not have a face covering over his nose.]. After waiting 15-20 min to try to put in an order, we decided to cut our losses and leave the restaurant without ordering. I hope this restaurant - and the Legal franchise - can recover.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was good as always but for a restaurant that was not very busy our server continually forgot to bring everything that we asked her for, took an exceptionally long time to get out drinks out, etc. I could understand if they were slammed.. but they weren't.

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NHgal
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Carol, had a good sense of humor and very efficient. All in all my husband and I had a good experience at Burlington’s Legal Seafood. My dinner came with swordfish instead of scallops that I ordered. The server immediately took it back and in a short time returned with the correct meal. We were disappointed with the dessert menu and asked if there was anything else Carol added there was chocolate cake and we shared that with a scoop of ice cream. It’s a bit pricey for us to be “regulars” but we enjoy our closest Legal Seafood for special occasions.

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ChristineF
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waited for half hour before we even got menus then another half hour before we got our orders taken. When we were ready to leave waited at least 35 minutes to get the Bill. Was not happy at all!!

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erdoc
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First in restaurant meal since 10/20. The protocols for Covid-19 were adhered to but the menu was limited and the food was not up to prior dining at this branch of Legal. Cioppino was on the prix fixe but unavailable a la carte?? If they want their customers back, they must do better.

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DavidL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spacious and COVID clean

TK
TeddK
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The new ownership group foolishly took the iconic Legal Seafood Casserole off the menu. That was an incredibly dumb decision.

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PatV
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was AMAZING! She was so nice and funny. Had us in stitches!! I wish I could remember her name. Food was outstanding. Only thing not up to par was the old fashioned.

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nicolek
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!! We went for a farewell party for a coworker and everything was so perfect!!!

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LizM
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't tell you how much we appreciate knowing the value we will always get at Legal. We began in Boston with picnic tables and have visited all Legal Seafoods, most recently Cranston after moving to Rhode Island. Thank you for your continued effort to bring amazing food to tables and for the people you hire to represent your business. As an added note, Louis Latour Chardonnary is my absolute favorite. Always a great reason to return along with fabulous food

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MAryB
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Expensive, not what we expected. Outdoor sign eye catching , indoor decor old and dark. Food was very expensive and not good quality for the price. Dishes should be more metropolitan for that price point. Would not return for $$$ staff very friendly.

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DiosaRubia
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jeff was excellent! The chef made a delicious meal to accommodate my special diet. Everything was delicious!

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Robin
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carol, our waitress, was attentive to our needs and the meals from the Legal Test Kitchen menu-superb!

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SashaD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an easy quick meal and a great experience with great staff!

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Vivian
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Not as good as I remembered. Not quite sure the rationale for not having a side salad as an option. The haddock portion was large but mostly consisted of the topping. Fish was underdone. Not sure I'll be back anytime soon.

JD
JulieD
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Had the worst service I’ve ever had at a expensive restaurant

KI
KimI
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful. The food was good but I just think there are a lot of covid related issues that make it harder to get things so the market prices are higher and I understand but I don’t think the lobster was worth $65. I would still go back and loved it overall

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating two birthdays this night and we all agreed we would like to go to Legal Seafood. Dinner was delicious and we had a nice table in which we could talk and enjoy each other’s company. Restaurant was clean and tables well spaced. It was a Monday night so crowding was not a problem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trina is the greatest

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ThorG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have dined frequently at Legal Burlington. Seems the menu has trended away from some of the old, popular items. We had fish and chips. It was okay, but a small white fish (most likely market Cod). Not as flaky and tasty as some competitor's haddock.

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SeanD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Always has a good time eating at legal seafoods. This trip to legal at the burlington mall was anything but good. We ordered 2 appetizers and mine was delivered 10 minutes before my husband's. The main dinner was delivered to us 1/2 hour later. My husband ordered a baked stuffed lobster and was given a steamed lobster . They had to take it back to make it stuffed. I was done with my meal before he even got. A chance to eat. I was really disappointed with the service and food. We will continue to eat at legal on the mystic. Will not go back to burlington.

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robm
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and gentle, excellent service!
Great job very happy 😊

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vipcristina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dining, slightly reduced menu under new ownership. Extremely clean, good social distance. Excellent service with regular servers from pre-sale.

EM
EvelynM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jeff was outstanding! My spoon stood up in my chowder, loved going out again and feeling safe!

Thanks Jeff and Legal Seafood staff

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MichaelD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food as usual. The legal test kitchen never fails!

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LouG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Our waitress was AWESOME! We did ask for a booth, which they did have available. However, it was next to the kitchen and ever time a server came out, they banged the door on the back of our seat! This was quite annoying! If the restaurant was busy, I could understand for seating us there, but it wasn’t.
Other than that, my sister and I had a very enjoyable lunch!

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vipbrians
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I feel that Legal Sea Foods is living of it's historically good reputation.
But everything has gradually declined such that it is now mediocre at best.
Staff and service were very nice - no complaints there.
Design/decor is very dated and in need of a refresh.
I know things are difficult during Covid, but I don't see any justification for a severely cut-down menu; I think they are just being lazy and using Covid as an excuse to make their lives easier.
Generally the food was of mixed quality and presentation.
One of my wife's favorite restaurants and it was her birthday.
Otherwise I would go to one of many good seafood restaurants in the area
Sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not a fan of the new menu

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donnie08
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious. Baked lobster stuffed with shrimp & Scallops was out of this world

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was not good this time. The lobster Mac and cheese was plan and had no flavor- the lobster tasted like lobster but nothing special. The cheese burger was terrible and would never get it again because it tasted like the meat was spoiled. We are going to be taking a break from legal for a while

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vippgf50
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Ordered Fried seafood plate. It no longer comes with fried clams?? What kind of New England seafood plate does not come with clams??? Clams are a New England Seafood staple!!!These new owners are going to ruin Legal!!!

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Fred
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Legal Seafoods was recently sold and the new owners are now bringing in much higher quality seafood from from one of Boston's most venerable processors (North Coast Seafoods). If you thought you liked eating there before, you'll LOVE it now!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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Bill25NH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Disappointing that because of Covid it’s not full of people and life. Food was very good but the ambiance didn’t have the class that it had before Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Wife’s Birthday, our Server Erin was amazing, very proactive, friendly and efficient. Food was top notch.

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Bozetti
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Dinning room heater not working. We asked our server about and he told the manager. The manage sent another server to let us know the heater were broken and not even stop ny our table. Our server didn’t seems to us to have experience on the floor and taking orders.
Food was okay, tartar sauce stayed too long under the heater lamp and looks bad at our table, when we asked the server to replace it and said its was just because was under the heater lamp but still good.

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vipDebra
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Great server.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food as always was fresh and tasty . The chowder used to be a decent value but is now way over priced..

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

Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall is rated 4.2 stars by 3503 OpenTable diners.

Legal Sea Foods - Burlington Mall 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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