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About Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road
Our new location in Braintree is making a splash. Designed to evoke memories of vintage seafood restaurants, the space offers as many seating options as fish in the sea. Most notable are the three bars – including an oyster bar and food bar along the exposed kitchen – to satisfy any thirst (or hunger) for fun. In warm weather, a glass wall slides back to a large patio.
Our menu includes all the Legal Sea Foods classics, but also some specialties of the house that will reel you in. And our late night menu, available Friday and Saturday, begins two hours before close.
We’re located right off of Route 93 in South Shore Place, across the street from South Shore Plaza.
Braintree, MA 02184
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road Ratings and Reviews
Service and food were excellent. The only creepy thing being a female traveling alone was having a bus boy lurk and stare at me then actually ask me since I was alone if he could have my number....mind you no small talk...just my name is ...and your alone...I said I was traveling he went bussed a few tables and then came back and asked for my digits found that kind of in appropriate....flattered but that wasn't the first time at this establishment I was looking for...
I had high hopes based on prior reviews, but was decidedly underwhelmed. Parking at lunchtime was impossible. The hostess couldn't be bothered to get off the phone and greet me; just left me standing there in front of her for 5 minutes. So rude. Our server did not seem to know the specials. The booth we were seated at was crammed and uncomfortable. The crab cake was tiny; lost on the plate next to a mound of dressing-less salad greens. Won't be returning, as the Cheesecake Factory across the street is a much better spot for a business lunch.
Very disappointed with the portions and quality of the seafood. My son ordered the fishermans platter and there was one scallop, one small piece of fish and a big pile of calamari. I ordered seafood casserole and there was one scallop, one shrimp and I think some mushed up lobster and fish. My wife got the baked stuffed shrimp casserole and said it was very dry. On the other hand our server was very attentive and right on point. Expected much better from Legal Seafood. Very overpriced for what we got. Went to Jake n Joes the next day and got a much better meal for half the price.
Always an excellent choice based on consistently great food. No surprise that seafood always prepared perfectly. cocktails too. Good wine list. Love the predictably great service and welcoming, easy-going vibe. Very busy but well managed and well trained staff. Never feel rushed and never long waits for food. Plenty of parking. Popular and always a line so reservations are the way to go, even mid week. Essential on weekends. Great central location right off X-way.
Average food at best...better seafood restaurants exist in the area. Also, a very noisy restaurant. Perhaps if they turn down the volume on their loud background music the patrons wouldn't have to shout over the loud music just to hear each other during their conversations at their tables. Don't go there unless you want a "roadhouse experience". Very disappointed and will not return.
Went here with my family that lives in the area. I am from out of state and I have to tell you the experience was outstanding! Friendly staff & the Manager was very visible and checked on us to ask if everything was good. The four meals were excellent. I had the blackened swordfish and it was delicious! Seasoned just right & extremely moist! I will return the next time I am in town!
Food generally excellent but had the lobster out of shell; was somewhat chewy. Waitress was just okay; not our usual Jennifer who is the epitome of waitstaff. Son asked for salad with fish on top; got two bowls of salad and fish on separate plate then asked if they could plate it on one plate as he originally requested. Don't know if it was the kitchen or the waitress who by the way never told us her name.
Whitney was our server and she was an absolute doll. Management was very accommodating in every way; particularly with our request to change our table to booth (we were in middle of floor and it was very noisy; we couldn't hear our own conversation).
Only complaint is the baked shrimp was really dry (stuffing and shrimp). Think it was a bit overcooked. Ordered some melted butter to put on top; didn't really help too much.
Legal in Braintree was a great place to go for a small family dinner. Food was delicious! Server could not have been more attentive. And a special shout out to hostess who seated our group and was extremely patient and gracious towards an elderly member of our group that "forgot her manners." Hostess was professional and so very kind and understanding. I will keep coming back and hope I see this beautiful hostess again to thank her in person.
The service was great! The waiter was wonderful and the 4 of us enjoyed all of our meals. My husband and I ordered a salad to share and we also shared 2 entrees. We appreciated that the meals were split in the kitchen for us. We always enjoy dining at Legal Braintree.
Love this place. Had a wonderful dinner with hubby and friends. Everyone was happy with their food. I had the crab cake combo. Crab cake, grilled scallops and shrimp with a seasonal salad. Delicious! Wrong drink was brought to one of our party but it was corrected immediately. Very nice server.
I never have a bad experience at Legal in Braintree. Waitstaff is the best. My wife and I go frequently and the staff always makes us feel at home. The food is delicious and made to order. They don't mind changing things up to make you even happier.Legal is a must try for sure!
An A+ experience from the time we were greeted by the hostess and were then quickly seated pursuant to our reservation request to the great service and food, this is a wonderful restaurant! All the food we ordered from the salads and chowder to the baked stuffed lobster, fried clam plate, baked scrod and jasmine rice special were beatifully presented and delicious! This was a Birtday celebration for my brother and he thoroughly enjoyed himself, as did we all. Thank you, Legal and Open Table.
Sat on the patio this evening. Excellent service, even with every table full.
Caesar salad was tasty -- croutons delicious. A couple of the romaine lettuce slices were starting to brown, so points off for that.
Nutty salmon entree was excellent. Salmon cooked perfectly.
Will definitely return when I'm in the area.
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