Visiting Boston and not eating at Legal Seafood ? No.
I was there twice (1996 and 1999) and it was very good and fresh both times. So I suppose it still is now.
What struck me as funny the first time was, that it was quite full and they gave you a pager, so they can call you when a table gets free. With that Pager you donýt have to sit around, but can go shopping at the Prudential Centre..
(but take care, my friend almost got a heart attack when the pager vibrated). :-)
Favorite Dish: Seafood all over
and Salad with blue cheese.
My wife was in seventh heaven here! Being able to buy her favourite seafood by the half pound just made her day (much better than Dirty Harry LOL!).
Funny thing is that we wouldn't have even gone to this great place if a really friendly waiter at the boston hard Rock Cafe hadn't told us about it. Great guy he was & we were really thankful he did give us the tip. And of course we tipped him quite generously in response
Favorite Dish: Well no prizes for guessing what she had. Yes, yet again you are correct folks! the Lobster indeed. And....., she was a good girl indeed, no mornay just lovely fresh lobster, but only ababy half pound one. boy did she enjoy that!
But I start before the start!
We both started the New England clam Chowder. What else could we remotely entertain the idea of starting with when we'd been out on the sub zero Boston streets. And boy did it hit the spot. Yummo barely begins to describe it.
But what did he have you ask. Well, if you've visited my Paris page & seen the restaurant tips you will definitely get no prizes for guessing. Of course it was, Salmon - Atlantic Salmon. How can all those healthy Omega oils be just do delicious. Don't know, don't care! They are & that's all that matters!
Can't remember what we paid, so I'm guessing below. Remember though that we both thought that it was very reasonable.
Skip Legal Seafood. Extreme amount of money for the inverse quality of the experience. I would say skip it and check out some of the more interesting places with character.
Once upon a time, Legal Seafood was a great underdog in the industry. Cutting out the middle man and handling things themselves, Legal WAS a "cut above the rest". But success was too good to Legal.
But do remember, if you don't go, you'll never get a chance to experience Legal Seafood again (unless you're in Virginia, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Mass, Maryland, Florida, or the District of Columbia)
Favorite Dish: Water, because I wasn't paying for it.
Legal Sea Foods have five restaurants in Boston. Two of them are located at the Airport, so you can guarantee yourself a delicious meal before travelling home!
I met a guy on the airplane who was taking home a huge take-away container full of the chowder - a true fan! You can also buy the chowder on their website and have it mailed to yourself or a friend, saving yourself the hassle of carrying it on the plane! (I would be sure to spill!)
The food is delicious, and the ambience quiet and relaxing.
Favorite Dish: The Boston Clam Chowder is perfect - if it is not "Award Winning" it should be!!
Basically anything is delicious, my favorite (after the chowder!) is the Seared Ahi - yum!
Legal Seafoods has been around for more than 50 years. They have built an excellent reputation with fresh fish & other kinds of seafood. Their clam chowder is delicious & their raw oysters are amazing! The lobster here is a bit expensive but the taste is good. Everything I`ve ever ordered on their menu has been delicious. I`ve never walked away disappointed.
There is a location at The Prudential on Boylston St. Always a line for lunch (best time to go) so be prepared!
Favorite Dish: Try the baked stuffed schrod w/ mashed potatoes. A basket of mussels. Clam chowder. Soft shell crab sandwich in the summertime.
Legal Sea Foods - This half-century old restaurant chain is one of my personal favorites. It's sooo good that it was named in 1979 as 'Best Seafood Restaurant' by Boston Globe reader's poll; it's sooo good that their chowder was served in 1981 at the Presidential Inauguration; it's sooo good that a mobile 'Chowda Van' traveled to Superbowl XXXI to serve thousands of fans. What's best of all is that they've expanded to Long Island, New York, Washington DC, Maryland, New Jersey, Florida. There's even one at the Boston Longan Airport.
Favorite Dish: New England Chowder, of course!
Our favorite restaurant in Boston is Legal Seafoods, located at the Prudential Center.
As their motto says, 'if it isn't fresh, it isn't Legal', the fish is fresh and tasty.
Favorite Dish: Clam Chowder, by far the best ever.
Good price for the amount of food receive. Quick and friendly service personnel. Daily specials. The seafood come directly from their own fish farms; therefore, it is FRESH.
Favorite Dish: Mixed seafood special. Excellent and not expense.
Make a reservation if planning to eat later than 18:30 hours
because sometimes the waiting can be more than 30 minutes. Large groups seem to get a table quicker than a couple.
a new concept of Legal Sea Foods wherein you have a smaller resto and less selection of foods but with a different twist.
Favorite Dish: the lobster sandwhich
Legal Seafood started out small and is now a chain in several Boston locations. Very fresh seafood at market price. You will not be let down.
Favorite Dish: I love the fried clams.
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