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 - 11pm
Friday - Saturday:
11am - 12am
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
Food was just OK; the shrimp scampi is a ...
Food was just OK; the shrimp scampi is an unacceptable soup and will avoid in the future; the fish in a bag was a mixed bag. Menu needs a serious revamp. The wine is always excellent. Service is always good.
Dinner was lovely. We had a gorgeous tab ...
Dinner was lovely. We had a gorgeous table right on the water. Our appetizers, 12 oysters and a caesar salad, took almost 30 mins to get to us!! Tuna burger and trout dinner were wonderful. Manager took the oysters and salad off as they took so long and were very apologetic about it.
Anniversary dinner then concert at the P ...
Anniversary dinner then concert at the Pavillon. Sat outside in a gorgeous night. It was great!
Our hostess was very helpful in getting ...
Our hostess was very helpful in getting us an outdoor seat right at the waterfront which added to the ambiance of our evening. Our server, Eddie, was enthusiastic and gave us some very helpful recommendations. The food took a bit of time to come up, but we were in no rush. Everything was very good and the atmosphere of the place was vibrant and fun. The Sam Adams Harborside, brewed exclusively for Legals was a bonus. Highly recommend Legal Seafoods Harborside. Great location especially if you are headed for the Blue Hills Pavillion next door.
Great location for summer evening. Had a ...
Great location for summer evening. Had a drink on the 3 Rd floor followed by dinner.
One of us was in a wheel chair. We wer ...
One of us was in a wheel chair. We wer taken up the two stars in an elevator. Our table was next to the ramp an the person who brought us there pulled away a chair and my friend was seated comfortably in his wheel chair with no fuss or problem. We were treated so well and professionally Of course the food is always outstanding
I enjoyed my time there, my friend and ...
I enjoyed my time there, my friend and I went for our birthday. We sat on the deck facing the water and it was beautiful evening.
Amazing meal. I had lobster and my date ...
Amazing meal. I had lobster and my date (daughter) had Lobster Mac & Cheese. Both were outstanding. The truffle oil in the mac&cheese put that dish over the top. Great experience all around.
We are big fans of Legal Seafood and thi ...
We are big fans of Legal Seafood and this, to us, is there best location. We opt for the simpler first floor dining room. Ask for a seat outside and you will be right out on the harbor. Just delightful. Seafood is always fresh. Wine program is excellent and fairly priced. We'll eat here every time we come to Boston.
the view is magnificent, the menu very e ...
the view is magnificent, the menu very eclectic. the foru of us somehow spent over $120 for lunch
Compared to other Legal Seafood restaura ...
Compared to other Legal Seafood restaurants, the food was just ok and not great. So I was a bit disappointed. The restaurant is beautiful with expansive views of the Boston Harbor and ambiance was good too.
Beautiful evening with dining on the har ...
Beautiful evening with dining on the harbor. Food very good, not "out of this world" and a bit pricey. Service was fabulous and ambience superb.
As always, Legal failed to disappoint. D ...
As always, Legal failed to disappoint. Despite there being other restaurants in the area, my friends and I always end up there. The menu has enough to entertain numerous visits and I try to not get the same thing every time. The view is fantastic and the wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient (without being pushy). We've already put another visit on the calendar for August.
Immense improvement over the faded glory ...
Immense improvement over the faded glory of the late Jimmy's Harborside!
The service and the food always exceeds ...
The service and the food always exceeds expectation. The noise level is relatively high but tolerable . It was a Father's Day event and we go back over and over.
Something must had been off when we went ...
Something must had been off when we went. Usually we encounter fine service. But not this time. Also, the options for non seafood eaters is too limited. The burger on the menu does not have an option to add cheese to. That is odd. The tomato it was served with was the very top slice, so it was all skin on one side. I also ordered my drink refilled and had to remind the waitstaff again and then she couldn't remember what my drink was. If it weren't for the view, I'd probably never return.
All the normal expectations. Excellent ...
All the normal expectations. Excellent food, wine and of course, service. It was good to have Aaron again. The food is mostly plain, good, fresh seafood. The wine list is wonderful with great selections no matter your price range, we enjoyed a 1990 Cave Privee, amazing. It's hard to recommend what the restaurant would be recommended for on a day like this. The day was beautiful, the doors were open to the harbor and two masted schooners were sailing by. It's over an hour drive for us to visit and worth it every time. Thank you. Bill and Julie.
Our experience was unforgettable. The vi ...
Our experience was unforgettable. The view down to the service. Every dish was impeccable...the only complaint was that the portion was too big (not that it's a problem for most diners 😉). The seafood was definitely high quality. Unfortunately we forgot our server's name but he was awesome! He knew exactly what to recommend.
Well started out being late for our rese ...
Well started out being late for our reservation and was on the phone holding 20 minutes later as I walked in the door for my temporary pause. Then I told someone standing by the staircase who was indifferent. The meal was very good but the service was excessive. TOO many differnt waitstaff covering each other. Managers looking at their I-Pad rather than talking to guests. A young lady hauling a baby highchair over her head while young men were laughing and conversing. News FLASH...chivalry is NOT DEAD. Been here often and won't be going back for a while.
I don't believe you can get fresher seaf ...
I don't believe you can get fresher seafood anywhere in the city of Boston. I've been many times, and the quality and freshness of the products are excellent.
Despite having a reservation, was told u ...
Despite having a reservation, was told upon arriving we could sit outside or wait. Not impressed with the benches vs. chairs... woukd not recommend the first floor for an evening meal.
My wife and I had a very nice time at yo ...
My wife and I had a very nice time at your restaurant. We were in Boston for the weekend celebrating our wedding anniversary and we were at your place on a Sunday evening. Jamel was our waiter and he was fantastic. Very friendly and professional. The food was very good, cooked to perfection. We would absolutely return on our next trip.
we made a reservation for a table of 6 t ...
we made a reservation for a table of 6 to dine at 10pm. After a very long and frustrating wait, we were finally seated at 10:45pm. When being seated, a realization came to eye when we couldn't spot any table that could seat more than 4 except for the one we were sitting at. At this point, the website request to call in when reserving a table for 5+ to confirm made much more sense. We brought our frustration to the attention of the GM, and he handled it with pure professionalism and poise. Our server for the night was fantastic, and the rest of the night went off without a hitch, including wonderful dishes. Would recommend for any group of 4 or less.
Great night in Boston!
If you're looking for a solid Boston restaurant featuring high quality seafood, look no further! Went for my dad's birthday, his first time in Boston, and it was perfect! Our server was extremely helpful, suggesting popular dishes, the view was incredible, right on the harbor. Overall, exactly what we were looking for. Will be bringing lots of visitors back!
Wonderful seafood and a real Boston experience
We were advised to come here on our trip to Boston and were not disappointed. The food was excellent--we had oysters, lobster, and lobster mac n' cheese. Prices were a little steep but to be expected for the quality and ambiance. Great service as well.
Had a reservation and still had to wait 45 minutes. Terrible service after that. Food was OK. Most definitely not worth the price investment. Won't be returning.
Great table just inside the floor to ceiling windows looking out over Boston Harbor. Spectacular view on a summer day. Quick service, delicious crab cake and salad - the starter portion just perfect for lunch! Add great company, over a business discussion, and I came away having enjoyed a very happy lunch hour.
Great view with outdoor table, great ser ...
Great view with outdoor table, great service, responded to requests in reservations, thanks for memorable birthday dinner
The food was great! Sat outside View beautiful
Food great! View of harbor beautiful. Highly recommend
Service was extremely slow and the food ...
Service was extremely slow and the food tasted like it had been cooked and the reheated. This was my second time and I won't give it another chance. I got the fish and chips and the fries were so over cooked they were hollow. My mom got the baked scrod which had no seasoning and my boyfriend got the burger (not a seafood guy) which was okay. How can a seafood place make better burgers than their fish?!
Coming from the Midwest, my party and I were happy to have fresh seafood. Great view. Fills up during lunch time.
Very cool place for lunch: great service ...
Very cool place for lunch: great service, nice food & ambience! Our waiter from Bruma made a difference- very attentive, good recommendations on the dishes. Must stop by while in Boston:
This was a fabulous place to eat and would highly recommend this establishment for sea food lovers!! Plus the view was stupendous!
Crowded and busy. Service was excellent. Food mediocre, with really the best item the fresh shucked oysters. Lobster potpie had 7 or 8 whole cipollini onions, just too much, fried clams little soggy and stuffed artichokes full of breading
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!
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