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Legal Sea Foods

20 University Rd. (Bennett St.) Send to Phone
617-491-9400 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Legal Sea Foods has been to Boston for 40 years what the Red Sox have been to Fenway Park since 1912.
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Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Review

: This seafood giant has been serving up some of the freshest fish in town since the Berkowitz family opened its first restaurant in 1968. Since then, they have created a nationwide chain of restaurants that serves more than 20 varieties of fish caught daily. Legal is well known for its creamy yet chunky clam chowder. Pair up a glass of Pinot Grigio with some fresh raw clams and oysters, enormous shrimp cocktail or tuna sashimi. The restaurant’s core values of freshness and consistent quality pay homage to New England throughout the entire menu with simply prepared entrées like baked Boston scrod, New England fried clams and the New England lobster bake. Located in the courtyard of the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, this location is a popular hangout for Harvard students and tourists who flock to the outdoor Terrace Bar for al fresco dining in the warmer months. End the visit with a true taste of Beantown by indulging in a slice of Boston cream pie.

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Legal Sea Foods
by Mistergull on Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:04 pm
Legal Sea Foods, as the name says, specializes in seafood dishes, with the only exceptions being a grilled chicken sandwich, a grilled chicken dinner, and a filet mignon steak. Sorry, no pork or beef ribs, pork chops or lamb chops. That being said, the fish and chips dinner ($17) and baked scrod ($21) are relatively inexpensive dinner options. The luncheon menu is a little cheaper with smaller portions. Clam or fish chowder ($5 cup, $7 bowl) are excellent and well worth it. The menu does vary somewhat over time, and has a separate page of daily specials. If you are really hungry, the baked stuffed lobster is excellent, and with a cup of chowder to start, the small size 1.25-1.5 pound baked stuffed lobster stuffed with seafood, and with two sides included ($34), is enough to fill you. If you skip the clam chowder, get the 1.5-1.75 medium size baked stuffed lobster. Lobster prices are market dependent. I have given up on buying steamed soft shelled clams anywhere, even at Legal’s. Perhaps if you dig your own on Cape Cod (a lot of backbreaking work), you can avoid possible digestive problems. This is not really a steak restaurant, so if you order the filet mignon steak, be sure to explain to the waitress exactly how much you want it cooked. “Rareâ€
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