A New England institution where diners don bibs and crack open lobsters with their bare hands.. In Short With 30-plus outposts up and down the Eastern seaboard, this Cambridge-based chain reels in a seemingly endless supply of after-work professionals and tired tourists. The look varies somewhat from establishment to establishment but a casually nautical theme and a crowd as loud as the ocean's roar are fairly consistent. Signature dishes include clam chowder, wood-grilled swordfish, steamed clams, and 2-pound lobsters that can be ordered baked and stuffed with scallops and shrimp.
I went to Legal Sea Foods for a friends birthday and it couldn't have been better! The waiter even gave us a complimentary dish of fried calamari for the table and a desert for the birthday girl. Overall very pleasing experience service, food and ambiance wise.