The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention

  • Sept. 2-6, 2004
  • Boston, MA

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November 10, 2003

Legal Sea Foods

If you like seafood, this is the place for you! Legal Sea Foods is a Boston institution. Their chowder is world-famous (it's been served at four Presidential Inaugurations). The quality of their seafood is legendary - they take only the top of the catch and test it in their own labs. Their motto: "If it isn't fresh, it isn't Legal." Seafood is not their only offering - they offer reasonable vegetarian options (their salads are to *die* for, and they have several vegetarian entrees). They do offer two steaks during the dinner hour. This place is usually packed - show up early!

--Debra Cebulski

Legal Sea Foods
The Shops at Prudential Center
Boston, MA
Entrees range from $13 to $33
Mon-Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri-Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sunday Noon - 10:00 pm

Also located at The Shops at Copley Place
Mon-Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri-Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday Noon - 9:00 pm

November 10, 2003 | Permalink


I'm going to disagree. I no longer think that Legal's is the best seafood in Boston. If you truly want great stuff, go to Turner Fisheries in the Westin, or walk 5 or 6 blocks and go to McCormick and Schmick's. ( Or hit the Waterfront. I believe I have had the best seafood of my life at McCormick and Schmick's.

Posted by: Merryl Gross | June 13, 2004 08:50 PM

The Legal in the Pru is the closest and largest, but there are two others in easy reach of the convention: one at the far end of the Park Plaza buildings (next to where Arisia is held) and one in the Copley Place Mall (on the other side of the Marriott (N4 hotel) from the Pru. These may be worth calling if the Pru Legal is jammed.

Posted by: Chip Hitchcock | December 19, 2003 11:16 AM

I've been going to Legal Sea Foods since I was in college and the restaurant was attached to the Legal Fish Market and served lobster for $4.95 on paper plates. Things have changed a lot since then, but they are still the best seafood restaurant in the Boston area. They are now quite a bit more expensive, and they tend to be absolutely mobbed, especially on weekends, so you can have a long wait for a table. My suggestion is to go for lunch, when the prices are more reasonable and the crowds a bit less. Their fish and chips is the best I've ever had - light and flakey and not greasy. Any of the grilled fish is great - I like the trout and salmon. If you want to pig out, try the lobster casserole. And then there's the portuguese fish stew. And Alex likes the fish with Shandong sauce, which is quite spicy. And don't forget the onion strings - very thin onion rings with a crispy flakey batter. You really can't lose at Legal.

Posted by: Leslie Turek | November 11, 2003 09:21 PM

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