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1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652 Directions

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I had the Hot Lump Crab Dip appetizer and the Garden Salad with Salmon for lunch. Both tested GF. Waitress was very helpful and Manager delivered food reiterating that it was GF upon delivery. I’m so thankful that this restaurant truly cares for their customers and continues to be reliable for a safe meal.

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Great food & knowledgeable staff! Their fried calamari is delicious! They have dedicated friers & GF dredge for fried foods (calamari, fish & chips, fried oysters). The seafood casserole is amazing too! They even have GF rolls too! You have to ask for them but they’re so fluffy & flavorful!

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I have to change my initial rating. While I don't think I was glutened with this meal, I did get violent food poisoning. I ate grilled trout and coleslaw (& some fries). Not sure what happened. It was bad. I'm sad to cross this one off my list of choices.

Initial Response: Great meal. It was a relief to eat here. They knew what they were doing. My first French fries since being diagnosed with celiac.

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Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

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  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Manager brought all my food personally. Everything was delicious including the gluten free rolls. I had scallops over a bacon hash wonderful. Lobster And a chocolate pudding cake for desert. Everything was delicious!!

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I have gotten sick here twice. The first time, I'm not sure what happened. The second time, they used the spicy breading instead of the gluten free one. Both times were during slow times of day. The afternoon wait staff seem disinterested. I have never had a problem with the one in short hills even though they are much busier.

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No

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A rich GF menu amd the waitress seemed very familiar with gluten issues. She was supportive when when we asked for a glove change. She took it upon herself to offer our kids GF rolls which my son enjoyed a great deal. They were willing to make items on the kids menu from scratch for the kids also. The manager delivered the GF dishes. Great experience.

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Brought my kids (both have celiac) to Legal Seafoods for lunch today. They were able to make the fish sticks and the chicken tenders from the kids menu completely gluten-free and safe from cross-contamination for my kids to enjoy. French fries were also gluten-free and in a dedicated fryer so they were safe. After a few bites, both my kids jumped up in the booth and shouted we "love it here"! So excited to finally find a local place our entire family can enjoy.

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Outstanding. They understand Gluten-free and Celiac. They asked if it was a preference or allergy. Rolls were outstanding! Fish and chips! Fist time in ages since diagnosed. Meal was Fantastic!

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hostesses immediately called the manager to come answer our questions. told us which sauces were not GF, brought rolls on special plate, server was excellent. huge portions of fish and chips. very happy child!

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We have been coming here for years. Excellent GF menu. Great seafood. Definitely the place to go when you want fried food. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Kid friendly. Excellent kids menu.

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I have eaten at this location many times, as well as other locations and I've never had an issue. I am somewhat neurotic though - checking and double checking that they know my order must be gluten free.

The GF fried calamari is absolutely delicious, and I order it every time I come!

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I have eaten a variety of things off the menu and never had an issue. Servers are generally knowledgable. I got sick 1 time because of a mix up with the gluten free bread rolls... Server asked I wanted them, and then when I said yes, put down the plate she was holding with rolls on them and left. I only took 1 bite before realizing that she might be coming BACK with GF rolls.. And what I was eating was not it. Could have been a lot worse!! Now I clarify EVERYTIME, at this restaurant and at others.

Celiac friendly?

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Always reliable and knowledgable staff for gf seafood dining. I always get gf calamari and only wish they'd do fried clams, scallops and shrimp as an appetizer too. I don't eat much fried food anymore but once a year I get a craving. Eat safe and well at any Legal Seafood.

Feb 2014 update. They now have gf fried clams, scallops and shrimp. I don't eat much fried food but when I do I make sure it's worth while.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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They used to be wonderful until they started getting sloppy this past year. They put regular croutons on my salad and then argued with me when I told them. Then they came back and admitted they were wrong but by then I had eaten half the salad. I havent been back since and Im not willing to give them a second chance. Never argue with a gf customer!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The gluten free options are amazing. The menu is an actual menu with options and the waitstaff were very knowledgeable. The staff was also well aware of other allergies and very accommodating. There is a dedicated GF fryer. And the food is awesome. There was also GF buns! The chef burned them the first go but the second time they got them!

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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consistently great

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Reviews of this Chain

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Our server informed us that all of the batter they use for fried foods is gluten free! I had the calamari, fried shrimp, and fries with no reaction or issues! The food was phenomenal and would absolutely recommend

The amount of food was great! And the quality was amazing!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
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All the fried food is available gluten free!! I was able to eat fried clams and fried scallops. Delicious!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
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Honestly there are so many better options in Boston for seafood that I don’t think Legal is worth the money. Their calamari is heavy and not as good as 110 grill, which seems ridiculous since Legal is a seafood restaurant. The last time I went to this location they didn’t have any GF rolls or buns. The grilled seafood is mediocre and not any better than what you could just prepare at home.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
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I would definitely not consider them gf. Ordered a gf lobster roll, its just a pile of lobster on a lettuce leaf. NO ROLL!!

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Love their fish n chips. They are not open right now due to covid. Hope they reopen soon😩

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Could be the most comfortable I’ve felt in a restaurant. When you tell them you’re GF the manager instantly gets involved and makes sure everything is taken care of. Delicious GF fried shrimp!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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They are very conscious and friendly about gluten allergies

Excellent food, many gluten free options

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Legals has a great selection of gluten free menu items. First time I have been able to enjoy Fish & Chips in years. Look for the gluten free icon on the regular menu.

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Ate here with some other Celtics, and I greatly enjoyed my entire meal. Never got sick, enjoyed all the appetizers - especially the buffalo shrimp! It was amazing to just keep eating and not stress about what I was consuming.

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Staff knowledgeable about celiac. Served hot GF rolls. Waiter confirmed food is GF when serving. I ordered lobster, broccoli, rice, sorbet. Delicious!

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We ate FRIED FOOD! All their fried batter is gluten free! The manager followed our meal through because of the celiac notification. Super friendly and knowledgeable. Great selection. Wish we could rate more stars!

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The most GF friendly restaurant I’ve been to in a long time! Love the rolls and fries! Legals is the best!!

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Awesome for celiacs!!! Great protocols. All fried food is gluten free. Get smiles with the Nima. Highly recommend.

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We t over what I could have and what could be customized. Server made sure I knew it was gluten free.

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The waitress mentioned her mom has celiac disease and that she makes sure everything is up to the standards where she feels safe bringing her mom in. Got the lobster bake and ate it with no reaction.

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Not celiac

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Wait staff and management very aware of and attentive to gluten issues. We had breakast here and manager brought food to the table to assure us of GF status.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Safe fried fish! Fish and chips and fried haddock are my favorite!

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Love this place! Everything in the fryer is GF, they have gf pasta that is cooked to order. Mussels are delicious as well!

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I had lunch here today with my daughter’s, who both have Celiac. They brought them GF rolls, which made us so happy. There were a ton of choices, including fries. Our waitress brought out my food and let me know that only the manager could bring out the gluten free food. We felt very safe here and plan on returning frequently.

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Legals is great! The majority of the menu can be prepared GF and a Manager brings your food out to you. And yes they have amazing GF rolls! This location did a great job with my celiac needs and the waiter was friendly and accommodating. I will definitely go back to Legals !!

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This place is fantastic! The GF rolls here taste just like I remember from a cruise ship .. so delicious and my server gave me some to take home, no upcharge. The manager came to the table and talked to me about the safe practices they have in place for allergies and then brought my food to the table. The house salad is delicious .. and most things can be prepared GF. My husband and I had the fish and chips. Looking forward to trying more things soon. Enjoy!

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We went for a restaurant week lunch and the special menu was not marked for gluten free options, so our waitress went to ask a more knowledgeable waiter. He came over right away, took over our table, ran back to the kitchen to get our questions answered and in a matter of moments, a plate of hot gluten free buns arrived. The waiter was all about how they do gluten free really well there and intend to earn our trust. The food was good, thoroughly gluten free (my husband is super sensitive), and the service was amazing. I know restaurant week is intended to get people to try out new restaurants, but I have never before felt like a restaurant was really trying to get OUR business.

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They are the best. Other restaurants should take a clue to how Legals earns business from Celiacs: 1) they have trained wait staff and chefs 2) they don’t make you feel like like a second class citizen by giving others bread and you (the Celiac) no bread... no, they give you warm tasty GF rolls served by wait staff who only serve GF meals 3) they also have many options — so you feel you have lots of choices. Great going Legals! 5 stars for me!

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Never had a problem here! Tasty and safe with lots of choices.

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Many gluten-free options. Yummy GF rolls. Dedicated GF fryer. Knowledgeable staff. Best fish & chips I’ve ever had! Highly suggest for celiacs.

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Love going here! They always take care of food allergies!

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Legal Sea Foods is very knowledgeable about gluten allergies and you can get a lot of meals here that most restaurants won’t take the time to do for you. I have only been to one other seafood restaurant that has the quality LSF does

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Great staff and awesome options. Incredible procedures for no cross contamination.

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Lots of options, including GF fried sea food. Delicious, and I didn’t get sick.

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I decided to be brave and trust other reviews, and ate seafood from a restaurant in the airport before a flight. Fried clams, fried shrimp, and fries were fantastic! I also got a chicken Caesar salad to go and the waiter asked if I'd like gf croutons on top- yes!! They were very attentive to gf, and everything fried is gf.

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Legal is my favorite restaurant by far. I’ve lived in Nashville and Atlanta the past several years and always make a point to come here every time I’m back home (originally from Boston). They’re amazing with celiac. Never been glutened, manager always brings out the food, can do GF fried clams, onion strings, etc.

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Love their fish n chips. Definitely recommend.

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The staff was friendly and knew how to accommodate celiac disease. There were plenty of items on their menu to choose from and since they use GF breading for all fried items, you can have anything that is fried. A manager delivered all gluten free plates to our table.

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Staff knows what to do. Super knowledgeable about celiac and make you feel very comfortable eating there. Even have a separate frier for fried food. Go here!

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Calamari was delicious as always but we ordered the lobster bake and it was inedible. The lobster tasted like chlorinated pool water. We wasted 3/4 of it. Disgusting.

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Our waitress didn’t make me feel so sure about their knowledge of celiac, but a different one delivered my food to make sure mine was the celiac one. They didn’t have gluten free buns, but they do have gluten free rolls. The fries were really good. Overall I think it was good.

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There are so many gluten free items on the menu! I had the fish and chips, and I felt totally fine. They have a dedicated fryer for the gluten free folks. Their onion rings are also lightly breaded in the cornstarch, and they were so delicious! Celiac safe for sure.

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10/19 update: this place was as great as I remember it from about 4 years ago. Wonderful experience. Delicious fried fish, onion rings, and French fries and coleslaw. Highly recommend!

What a wonderful GF DF experience. My son had clams and shrimp and I had the platter where everything is fried in their dedicated fryers (fish, scallops, calamari, fries, etc.). What a treat! Eating fried food that is GF and DF in a restaurant is almost unheard of. They were very careful and really understood cross-contamination. Liked how they brought our plates out separate too. Delicious!!

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Not the usual Legal experience. In every other restaurant, a manager has brought my food and confirmed it was gluten-free. Not only was the service terrible here, but they didn’t seem to take Celiacs seriously. I had to ask three times to make sure the dish was safe and staff acted completely annoyed by my concern. I have never had a bad experience at Legal’s, but will never come back to this location.

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They have a dedicated GF fryer. Had popcorn shrimp and scallops. Waiter was very knowledgeable. Excellent food and very friendly staff. Wholeheartedly recommend.

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Awesome gf food with gf rolls as an option too.

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Glute-free paradise! They have a dedicated fryer, the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable, and everything was delicious.

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Celiac safe! We went here twice in Boston. Items that can be made gluten free are marked on the menu. Restaurant seems to have adequate allergy protocols because neither my partner nor I got sick! Everything fried is gluten free (they use cornstarch instead of flour). We tried the calamari, crab legs and sides, surf and turf with sides, and lobster roll. The lobster roll is really just butter poached lobster with the option of their gluten free bread rolls to make it yourself. The lobster is perfectly tasty on its own! The gluten free bread rolls are mediocre. Good service and good food, definitely recommend for Celiac's folx!

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Regular menu marked with items gluten free. Calamari is naturally gluten free and absolutely delicious!!

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I was nervous to try a restaurant in an airport before boarding a flight but manager came out and assured me of the procedures and also personally delivered my food. They use chickpea flour so all fried foods are safe. Was a treat to have French fries!

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The staff was very accommodating. Lemine was very attentive and was great. Peter, the manager came to our table and assured me that there was no cross contamination. We received excellent service and food was amazing.

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Best GF pickle chips I’ve ever had! The GF buns at this location are mini and kind of hard so not the best. I was with 2 friends and all 3 of us ordered the fried fish sandwich (2 gf, 1 regular). They brought the 2 GF ones out and said these are the GF ones and then brought the regular one. All 3 buns looked exactly the same and the GF buns did not look GF to me. Our server took them away and we were brought new GF sandwiches - our server did not bring the food out and also recognized that the buns were not GF. While we waited a manager came over and assured us that she had spoken with the kitchen staff (read yelled) and apologized profusely for non GF dishes being brought out and presented as GF. She also brought us 2 complimentary GF desserts. I was very impressed by the quick response to non GF food being brought out, however, had I not noticed that the buns were not GF and I would have eaten them and gotten sick. (I did not get sick so the replacements were GF) would go back again but double check that everything that comes out is in fact GF.

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This was our first time to any Legal Seafood, and we selected it while traveling in Boston specifically because of its celiac-friendly reputation. We. Were. Not. Disappointed. Everything, from our waiter’s well-versed understanding of our gluten-free concerns, which immediately put us at ease, and the number of gluten free options on the menu (literally ALL of the fried fish is gluten free, plus there were many other choices available), to the quality of the food, were AMAZING! The regular non-gluten-free New England clam chowder was the best I’ve ever had (so your non-celiac dining companions should def try it) and my husband’s brothy gluten-free light chowder was delicious, as well. Grilled shrimp with jalapeño polenta and kale salad, fried calamari with hot peppers, and fried whole belly clams were excellent. They even brought gluten free dinner rolls. The best part was how comfortable we felt knowing they truly understood my husband’s dietary needs so we were completely relaxed, which is rare for a celiac dining out. Only downside? Ice cream was the only gluten-free dessert on the menu. Not complaining, though. Can’t recommend this place highly enough!

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The staff was very accommodating. Legal Seafood offers many items gluten free. We tried the beer battered cod with fries & fried shrimp with fried rice. This place is AMAZING! The manager & waiter was very cautious & made me feel great about eating here without worrying about being sick.

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I have never been to restaurant with so many gluten free options! I had the calamari and the lobster roll on gluten free bread. The bread was delicious. Definitely plan on going back!

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