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210 Andover St, Northshore Mall, Peabody, MA 01960-1647 (Rt 114 & 128)
+1 978-532-4500
11:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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St. Thomas
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When in Massachusetts, I never miss an opportunity to have dinner at one of the restaurants that make up the chain, Legal Seafoods. They are all well managed, and share the same excellent menu. For me the main draw is oysters in the half-shell. The oysters available in the Virgin Islands, appear to have attended Weight Watchers, and are ready... More 

Thank Roy A A
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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325 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You know for a chair restaurant this place never disappoints me. The fish is fresh and the service is good. The chowder and rolls are spectacular. The entrées are superb. The new look is good and 3x bigger I do miss the linens on the table. Tip Reserve a table

Thank Brian D
Rockport, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were closed for eight weeks this summer for a complete redecoration, and the dining room looks great. As always at Legal, the food was delicious. We all had the shrimp casserole special, and shared a key lime pie for dessert. The wines we had by the glass paired well. A delightful lunch!

Thank RockportBirder
Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have eaten at this chain since their first restaurant in Cambridge and I still enjoy them very much, at all their locations. I go for the fried seafood which is usually crispy and not greasy, especially the whole belly clams. Their lobster bisque is also a top item, made the correct way (not chunky, just creamy with a pinch... More 

Thank Kenneth S
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Im loving this new facelift of an old favorite. This restaurant is gorgeous inside so comfortable and the service is superior without be intrusive. I ordered the fried scallops and they melted in my mouth. The batter was so light and flakey and the coleslaw was fresh and had a great crunch to it. my husband had the seafood casserole... More 

Thank dorygirl
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Legal will always have the ambiance and the friendly staff - the clam chowder is my favorite and delicious. I had the fisherman's platter and found it to be a little disappointing. It lacks imagination from a presentation perspective and it's a lot of deep fried fish. Tasty but you can't finish because everything just seems to have the same... More 

Thank George K
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to have a nice dinner the last night of our vacation, and we are so glad we chose this restaurant. We enjoyed our fresh fish (Wild Alaska Salmon and Swordfish) and sides. Excellent and friendly service. My husband said it was the best swordfish he had ever had. My salmon was also very tender and... More 

Thank cbtreview
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The clam chowder was as always, amazing. I had the Secretary of Steak (blackened Tuna) and it was great. My friends found their choices very regular, even disappointing.

Thank Ross C
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Legal sea foods was our first stop on our trip to the Boston area and it didn't disappoint. Coming from Texas we had heard so much about the famous New England lobster rolls but never had one. The lobster rolls here (as well as the crab roll) are great! Seriously, there had to be at least a pound of meat... More 

Thank John W
Milngavie, United Kingdom
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292 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

On my own in North Shore Mall when visiting my daughter locally. Had been recommended here by daughters partner. Clam chowder one of the best I have had. Noted the menu said it was on menu at presidential inauguration! Also enjoyed starter sized "Rhode Island Stuffie" - a stuffed clam shell which was very tasty. Felt was good value for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Andover St, Northshore Mall, Peabody, MA 01960-1647
    (Rt 114 & 128)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Peabody
  • Phone Number: +1 978-532-4500
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. Seafood Nation loves our outpost in Peabody, at the junction of Routes 128 and 114. Those traveling to and from the beaches in Cape Ann are known to jump ship for some fresh catch. And those considering a fishing trip, visit us instead. Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker. We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010), “Best Chowder” (Boston Magazine, 2010), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Boston Phoenix, 2009) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?