Legal Sea Foods Menu Prices

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Legal Sea Foods is a casual restaurant with an upscale feel. Their slogan is: “If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t Legal.” They boast that they are “fanatics for freshness” and they prove their dedication to this every step of the way. It is reflected in not only the taste of their food, but the numerous awards they have won.

Currently there are 35 locations and they are only found on the East Coast. For those who do not have a location near them, food can be ordered online for delivery in the continental United States. After all, the family always felt that they are “a fish company in the restaurant business.”

Blackened Raw Tuna SashimiSesame chili vinaigrette, seaweed salad and wasabi. Gluten free$14.95
Jumbo Shrimp CocktailGluten free$15.95
Sweet and Spicy RibsCumin carrot cabbage slaw$9.95
SteamersThyme, garlic, white wine. Gluten free$16.95
New England Fried ClamsWhole-bellied, sweet & petite
Legal’s Signature Crab CakeJumbo lump crab, mustard sauce, seasonal salad$16.95
Sauteed Mussels1 1/2 Pounds with garlic, white wine, crushed red pepper. Gluten free$11.95
Fried OystersChorizo aioli$12.95
Crispy Montauk CalamariRhode Island style hot peppers and garlic gluten free, thai style pineapple and peanuts$13.50
Warm Spinach and Feta Dip with Whole Wheat Pita Chips$6.95
Warm Spinach and Feta Dip with Whole Wheat Pita Chips$12.95
Oysters LegalBaked with spinach, cheese and crumbs. Gluten free$15.95
Fried PicklesRomano peppercorn dressing$2.95
Bang Bang CauliflowerKung pao$6.95
Buffalo Popcorn ShrimpAvocado, blue cheese, celery hearts. Gluten free$9.95
Salads with: grilled chicken $5.00 additional, maine crabemeat $10.00 additional, grilled shrimp $9.00 additional, grilled salmon $10.00 additional gluten free
House SaladCherry tomato, shaved carrot and sunflower seeds, creamy romano peppercorn dressing or tomato balsamic vinaigrette. Gluten free$8.50
Wedge SaladBlue cheese, bacon, tomatoes, blue cheese vinaigrette$9.95
Classic Caesar SaladRomaine, garlic croutons, shaved romano, creamy dressing. Gluten free$8.50
Chopped Greek SaladOlives, cucumbers, tomatoes, chickpeas and feta. Gluten free$8.95
Tortilla, Apple and Goat CheeseAvocado, roasted red peppers and chipotle orange dressing$8.95
Legal Lobsters
From crisp, cold north atlantic waters
Steamed1.25 - 1.50 lb, 1.50 - 1.75 lb, 2.00 - 2.50 lb
Lobster BakeMug of clam chowder, steamers, mussels, chouriço, corn on the cob, steamed 1-1.25 lb. lobster. Larger sizes available please inquire
Baked Stuff ed LobsterAdd $6.00 shrimp and scallop buttery cracker stuffi ng
Char Grilled
Choice of two house sides or opt for two premium sides for an additional $1.95 each. Gluten free
Faroe Island Salmon$17.95
Rainbow Trout$16.95
North Atlantic Sea ScallopsDry packed
HaddockAdd a skewer of scallops $9.95, or shrimp $6.95$17.95
Crab & PepperoniMozzarella, peppadew peppers$11.95
White ClamPancetta and arugula$10.95
LobsterWild mushrooms, bacon, farm fresh heirloom egg
MexicanQueso blanco, black beans, corn, jalapeno$10.95
Pesto ChickenPine nuts, fresh mozzarella$11.95
Chef’s Daily Feature
New England Clam Chowder (Mug)$6.95
Fish Chowder (Mug)$6.95
Soup of the Day (Mug)$6.95
Lobster Bisque (Mug)Authentic creamy bisque garnished with lobster$9.95
Legal’s Signature Crab CakeJumbo lump crab, mustard sauce, seasonal salad, choice of one house side$17.95
Grilled Mediterranean SalmonHummus, cucumber yogurt sauce, orzo, whole wheat pita chips$17.95
Louisiana GumboShrimp, spicy andouille sausage and crispy fried okra with jasmine rice$15.95
Mushroom RavioliPortobello mushrooms in a cream sauce$12.95
Jasmine SpecialSteamed shrimp and broccoli over jasmine rice with melted monterey jack cheese. Without gluten$16.50
Anna’s Baked Boston ScrodSeasoned crumbs, roasted tomato, spinach, jasmine rice cod or haddock depending on landings. Without gluten$17.95
Portuguese Fisherman’s StewWhitefish stewed with mussels, clams and chouriço sausage in a saffron tomato broth. Without gluten$16.95
Everything Spiced TunaCooked medium rare roasted red pepper sauce, cucumber sauce, jasmine rice, sautéed spinach. Without gluten$17.50
Crispy Fish TacosAvocado, pickled cabbage, chipotle mayo, ham hock braised black beans and rice$13.95
Crispy Fried
French fries and cole slaw. Without gluten
Fisherman’s TrioShrimp, scallops and clams$18.95
New England Fried ClamsWhole-bellied, sweet & petite
Fish & ChipsRegular or spicy$17.95
North Atlantic Sea Scallops
ScrodCod or haddock depending on landings$17.95
French fries and cole slaw
Legal’s Crab CakeJumbo lump crab on a bun with mustard sauce$17.95
Tuna BurgerFreshly ground tuna, chili paste, crumbs and spices$14.95
Lobster RollWarm butter poached or traditional with mayo. Without gluten
BBQ ChickenBacon, cheddar, corn salsa, onion strings$11.95
Tuna Salad MeltPita wrap with pecorino romano and provolone cheese. Without gluten$10.95
Crabmeat RollDelicate Maine crabmeat on a warm buttery bun. Without gluten$17.95
Super Sea RollLobster, shrimp, crab, avocado, bacon, lemon mayo$22.95
Salmon BurgerFresh ground salmon, dill yogurt sauce$13.95
Creekstone BurgerCan be undercooked upon. Add cheese for $1.00$12.95
Crispy Fish SandwichTartar sauce, lettuce and tomato. Without gluten$11.95
House Sides
French FriesWithout gluten$4.95
Onion StringsWithout gluten$4.95
BroccoliWithout gluten$4.95
Seaweed Salad$4.95
Jasmine RiceWithout gluten$4.95
Mashed PotatoesWithout gluten$4.95
Baked PotatoWithout gluten$4.95
Jalapeno Cheddar PolentaWithout gluten$4.95
Cole SlawWithout gluten$1.95
Premium Sides
Sauteed KaleHoney yogurt, roasted peanuts. Without gluten$1.95 - $6.50
Sugar Snap PeasSoy ginger glaze$1.95 - $6.50
Quinoa Vegetable SaladCalabrian lime dressing, pine nuts$1.95 - $6.50
Grilled AsparagusPecorino romano. Without gluten$1.95 - $6.50
Fresh Seasonal Side Salad$1.95 - $6.50


In 1950, George Berkowitz opened a fish market across from his father’s grocery store, Legal Cash Market, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At first it was only carry-out, but in 1968 he opened a restaurant next to the market. Customers sat at picnic tables and food was served on paper plates. Although the menu was simple – with items such as fish and chips – the quality of their food spread quickly through word-of-mouth.

He moved the restaurant to a more traditional location in Chestnut Hill in 1975. After that location was destroyed by a fire, George and his sons, Marc and Roger, opened what would be their flagship restaurant in the Boston Theater District. Six years later, a new tradition was born. They provided their New England Clam Chowder at the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan in 1980, and have been a part of every Presidential Inauguration since.

They established their first quality control center in 1981, and this would come to define them. Their innovation with their fish processing plant and food safety laboratory lead the way in standards. Their standards are so strict that they can trace a fish served to a customer back to the water it was caught in. They teamed up with the Food and Drug Administration in 1990 to create the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) seafood inspection program.

Roger became CEO in 1992. He was the spokesman and received numerous awards in the following years. In 1994, he and his father received the Silver Spoon Award. In 1988, the restaurant was named of the Top Ten Tried and True restaurants in America. They named Rich Vellante the Executive Chef in 1998 and they were awarded with the Silver Plate the industry’s highest honor in 1999.


The items offered at Legal Sea Foods highlight their commitment to quality. They have appetizers, chowders, and salads, but the New England Clam Chowder is a must. Their Legal Classics menu presents popular items such as Legal’s Signature Crab Cakes and the Seafood Casserole. There are chicken and steak dishes available without seafood. Most of the basic menu options are under $30, and the specialty items are based on market value. The largest lobster selection is around $55.

Sides are ordered separately, and the house sides have items such as seaweed salad and jasmine rice for under $5 each. The premium sides, for less than $7, offer items like quinoa vegetable salad or grilled asparagus. Separate menus are offered for lunch and for dinner, and they also serve dessert. They do have a children’s menu as well, as well as gluten-free items. Take-out is available.

Their locations are not copies of each other – they prefer “group” as opposed to “chain.” Each has their own charm. They have bars and some locations have outside seating. Most offer private dining for special occasions or corporate events where the menu can be customized.

The quality of the food served is the most impressionable. Customers can dine at Legal Sea Foods with confidence that their meal is fresh and that it passed the most stringent requirements before landing on their plate. That kind of assurance, especially when it comes to seafood, cannot be topped.

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