About Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market
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.
Here you'll enjoy an all-day menu of seafood favorites with a twist as well as shareable plates, pastas and pizzas made to order in an open kitchen. 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.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday:
11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday:
11am - 11am
Market Hours Daily:
10am - 10pm
$30 and under
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Our validation will net you a $2/hr discount for up to 2 hours in the Park Lane Garage. Valet parking is available for $16 on Monday - Friday from 7am - 5pm and on Saturday - Sunday from 11am - 5pm; after 5pm daily, valet parking is $18. Park for up to 20 minutes free of charge in the designated on-street spaces for takeout/fish market customers only. And transient docking for boats is available in season at the Liberty Wharf Marina.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market Ratings and Reviews
The food never disappoints. Great locat ...
The food never disappoints. Great location right on the seaport, especially on a beautiful warm day when the glass doors are open.
Great food, ambiance and view. Refreshin ...
Great food, ambiance and view. Refreshing cocktails. Lump crab cake has the best flavor and texture I've experienced! Absolutely delicious!
Friendly service. Food was bland.
Friendly service. Food was bland.
We were seated outside. It was great!
We were seated outside. It was great!
the bathrooms were very bad... it was a ...
the bathrooms were very bad... it was a busy day at this restaurant, but the bathrooms were a disgrace..
Best meal that I have ever had at a seaf ...
Best meal that I have ever had at a seafood place. I got the scallops and they were perfectly cooked!
Too expensive for the type of food. We w ...
Too expensive for the type of food. We were a party of 8 celebrating a master's celebration from Lessley U. Setting was perfect but service and offerings not good. Lobster roll (looking like a hot dog presentation) was way overpriced.
The best oysters, great service, awesome ...
The best oysters, great service, awesome atmosphere.
We had four family members surprise us at my daughter's college graduation celebration. Our reservation was for 8 but the hostess was so gracious and accommodated the extra people so that we could keep our dinner reservation. The service was excellent and the view incredible. I truly appreciated the staff ... they went above for us. Dinner was delicious.
Excellent service... We were seated righ ...
Excellent service... We were seated right away even when we arrived early
Service was spot on. The food was fabul ...
Service was spot on. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere was energetic and fun.
The food was good and the ambience was s ...
The food was good and the ambience was special due to its location and lively conference crowd.
Busy restaurant with great view. The foo ...
Busy restaurant with great view. The food is fresh and delicious. The staff is friendly and accommodating.
This was a perfect choice for a family dinner. There were four of us for dinner, all enjoyed the meals we chose. The table where we sat was perfect, just between being outside and inside. Service fantastic, food fresh. Just Perfect.
Had a reservation for 7:30pm Thursday ni ...
Had a reservation for 7:30pm Thursday night. Reservation was 1/2hr late but the manager apologized and gave us a complimentary appetizer. Ordered calamari and Hawaiian Roll sushi for appetizers and for the main - fish & chips (fries) and crispy scallops and fries. All were good but the scallops were not worth the $31 price tag. Would recommend all except the scallops only because they are overpriced for the type of dish & presentation.
My husband and I enjoyed dinner outside for our anniversary as we were visiting Boson for the first time. Great food and beautiful view!
Service and food were wonderful. Had a drink on the rooftop deck waiting for our table. We sat right at the window overlooking Boston Harbour. Dinner was amazing. Loved everything about the evening.
Perfect for our graduation dinner
What a beautiful location for our celebratory dinner! The food was delicious too.
Went on the very busy Mother's Day. Had to wait a bit past our reservation. Without prompting, the GM came up to us right away and gave us a free appetizer and was very hospitable. Great food, great view, friendly staff.
Food was good, but not amazing. Fun pl ...
Food was good, but not amazing. Fun place on the water. Desert (boston cream pie) was great! Our server was a little awkward, but was prompt and nice.
Even though we had a reservation, we wer ...
Even though we had a reservation, we were seated about 20 minutes late, due to the previous table lingering. Otherwise, the view was beautiful, service was good, and everyone in our party of 10 enjoyed the dishes they ordered.
Fun, casual atmosphere with lots of ener ...
Fun, casual atmosphere with lots of energy on a cool rainy Boston night.
Great Food and View
Had a table of 9. Service was great and so was the food. No complaints at all! Would definitely go back even though I do not eat seafood/fish.
Our server, Lisa was excellent. She knew when to approach us and knew when to give us time. She was professional, yet friendly and fun. Our group of 5 all enjoyed her. Food is great, as are the choices. A go to place for us!
We went for dinner it's was a clear blue sky night. We had a great view of the water. The waitstaff was friendly real up beat atmosphere. The food was delicious had the shrimp cocktail and a lobster salad sandwich. My date had raw oysters and the special lobster crab and shrimp sandwich.
We were seated upon arrival Great seat w ...
We were seated upon arrival Great seat with a great view Oysters were outstanding as was the special Waiter was awesome Loved it
Your one stop when in Boston's Seaport!!!!
Everything they do in this restaurant is great. I've eaten here more than I should admit, however I've tried many things and I'm always delighted with the meals & accompaniments.
I just needed to stop in and grab a quic ...
I just needed to stop in and grab a quick bite. The waitress was super helpful at getting us and out quick. The view is very nice too!
Great evening. Our server was very helpful suggesting good oysters that were in season. The food was amazing I ordered a Tuna Steak prepared perfectly. One of the other main reasons I absolutely love going to Legals is the sangria. It is always perfect and a great kick! I can't wait for the weather to start getting nicer to eat outside and enjoy the harbor view.
The view is fabulous. No debate definite ...
The view is fabulous. No debate definitely come here for your seafood.
As always, the oysters were fresh, serve ...
As always, the oysters were fresh, served with great sauces. Legals should include jalapeño sauce used for clams, with oysters. Shayna was our server and she was incredibly helpful in picking out oysters we would. She was efficient and she was able to locate the jalapeño sauce. The lobster roll was to die for! Light on the mayo, seasoned perfectly.
Great Atmosphere and Staff
Never a bad experience at this restaurant. Every time we are in Boston we stop here for Dinner very polite staff and servers. I notified our server of my shellfish allergy and the manager personally delivered my meal to me. I highly recommend this restaurant.
What's happened to the food??
Have been here many times. This time, food was really bad, verging on inedible (my mussels). As always, great location, fantastic service. Wish they'd do something about the food - too much frying, very old-fashioned ideas on food prep and presentation.
Awesome food, drinks & service!
We ate here 3 times over the Boston Marathon weekend - 1 dinner & 2 lunches!! The food was delish, drinks refreshing & our server Chad was very helpful & knowledgeable about the oysters!!
First time at this location. Excellent service, delicious food, great evening.
Near convention center
In town for convention. Walking distance from conventioncenter. Good food, waited about 15 minutes with reservation. View of Harbor. Arctic char special was excellent. Service was excellent, waiter was personable and knowledgeable.
The food was amazing. I had the grilled ...
The food was amazing. I had the grilled swordfish and choose the sautéd spinach and jasmine rice. If you're not sure what to get try this combo. We got a bottle of the Malbec they offer and it was a perfect paring.
Excellent, i'll recommend it 100%
Very good place! Just awesome, good atention, very clean, nice music, great view and delicious food!!
Will give it one more chance
We eat here a lot and love it but the last visit was bad. The chowder was excellent as always but the fish and chips were burnt, dry and crusty. Definitely in the fryer way too long. We ate them because we hadn't eaten all day and didn't want the scene of sending it back . No where near the quality level I had come to expect from this house. Patiently listened as the waiter tried to up sell us stuff which was fine and expected but don't totally forget to bring the dinner rolls after that and if you assure us there will be no salt on the fries please insure that is the case when the meal arrives. One bad trip won't put me off this establishment but two will. We'll see.
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