Legal Sea Foods (Closed)

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 3 ratings
$$$Gluten Free Menu, Seafood, Restaurant, Pescetarian Friendly

7101 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 469-5900
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    5 ratingFebruary 17, 2014

    This location is closed forever.

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    5 ratingJune 14, 2013

    possibly the best gluten free dining experience

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    5 ratingMay 23, 2012

    great seafood selection and always fresh.

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2017

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Staff were super careful and helpful. The manager even served me my food when I told them I had celiac to avoid cross contamination. The gluten free fried seafood is delicious and I would highly recommend the buffalo popcorn shrimp or the fried calamari!

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    5 ratingJuly 22, 2017

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    Amazing gf meal. Service was awesome.

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    5 ratingJuly 08, 2017

    2099 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    Great selection! Food is excelllent

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2017

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Outstanding! The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and made sure that everyone serving me knew I had a gluten allergy. Had fried calamari, gf bread, lobster, risotto pancake, clam chowder.... came here for dinner and came back for a lunch because I was so impressed and comfortable with the service.

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2017

    2099 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886

    they started doing gf before anyone else...its so good!

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2017

    225 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

    Tremendous GF options. The food was delicious. I honestly felt completely normal here because I could order almost anything I wanted. I had fish and chips for the first time in over 5 years! Kudos to Legal Seafoods!!

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    5 ratingJune 30, 2017

    220 Market St, Lynnfield, MA 01940

    Celiac friendly. Gluten free fish and chips in a gluten free fryer. Gluten free rolls that are so good. Wonderful.

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    5 ratingJune 24, 2017

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    They seemed to take allergies seriously. They brought out delicious gluten free rolls and made sure to explain the precautions they would take when preparing my food.

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2017

    301 Great River Rd, Somerville, MA 02145

    Best gluten free rolls I have ever had, what a treat! Lobster roll was amazing, and the popcorn shrimp were fresh, crispy, and flavourful.

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2017

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Our waiter had gone through specific training to accommodate to our needs. My food was phenomenal and I can't remember a time when I have eaten a gluten free clam chowder and a gluten free fried shrimp. Overall, this is a great place, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good place to eat!

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2017

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Very knowledgeable staff and many allergy friendly options !

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    5 ratingJune 11, 2017

    220 Market St, Lynnfield, MA 01940

    My go to gf restaurant. They have a lot to offer and are very accommodating with requests

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    5 ratingJune 10, 2017

    301 Great River Rd, Somerville, MA 02145

    Such great food and very accommodating! Gluten and dairy sensitivity due to celiac disease and they where very knowledgeable and wonderful. Best experience I have ever had in a restaurant!!

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    5 ratingJune 08, 2017

    75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

    My favorite restaurant by far. I'm never afraid to eat here, they take gluten free very seriously. They've made all their batter gluten free so there are tons of options! Not to mention the food is delicious! :)

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    5 ratingJune 04, 2017

    270 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

    It's technically considered a chain but I've always had a good experience here. The staff is accommodating and makes you feel comfortable. It's nice to be able to get fish n chips and feel relaxed about it.

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    5 ratingJune 01, 2017

    Terminal B/C, 8500 Essington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Super yummy. I have found legal seafood to be universally wonderful and taking celiac and food allergies seriously. I was in a rush but was quickly provided with super yummy fried shrimp and fries all GF to go. Before my international flight this was a must!

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    5 ratingMay 30, 2017

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Amazing food & amazing service. Felt completely safe eating here.

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    5 ratingMay 29, 2017

    30 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA 02184

    We have been several times. All their fried foods are gf, but they still keep all gf items very separate. I love the bread and croutons on the salads. You don't get those things at many places.

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2017

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Waitress was very attentive to my dietary needs. Food was delicious and fresh.

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    5 ratingMay 23, 2017

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Excellent choice for dinner!! Our waiter helped with our GF and DF questions. The only "mess-up" came when we realized that my husband could have requested egg wash prior to frying as opposed to a buttermilk wash. He had the Fisherman's Platter. He was very pleased with the taste!! I had the char-grilled snapper with broccoli and rice which covered my GF and DF needs. The GF rolls are also DF which we had with olive oil brought to the table as opposed to butter. When I asked if the rolls were made in house, they said no, but they wrote down the name of the company from which they were ordered. The rolls are made specifically for the restaurant, but I look forward to checking out the website for other GF possibilities. We will definitely return when back in DC!!!

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    5 ratingMay 23, 2017

    5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

    Best celiac-friendly place that also has gluten on the menu that I've ever encountered. If you want to be extra careful, have fish pan-seared instead of grilled since the grill is shared. Fries are safe :)

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    5 ratingMay 22, 2017

    2099 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    we've eaten here several times with no issues! nice to get fried seafood, French fries and gluten free rolls! delicious!

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    3 ratingMay 21, 2017

    50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    used to be very good. still good with allergy-friendly dining, but the most recent time we went, with multiple people with different allergies at the table (that's why we chose this place bc they've always handled it well), we waited over an hour for food, and no check in from management. poor waiter got stuck in the middle, fearing that we would leave him no tip. manager emerged only bc we ask for one at the end of the meal, and a small discount was reluctantly offered. not much of a heartfelt apology either. makes it hard to think about returning to this location with that kind of service.

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    5 ratingMay 21, 2017

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    Very knowledgeable. Fries and other fried food like calamari made in dedicated fryer. Awesome GF bread. Kids loved fries. Good food. Manager came out to serve food and assure us that care had been taken to prepare food safely.

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    5 ratingMay 17, 2017

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    Absolutely amazing with incredible service. Very celiac safe, and probably the best gluten free experience at a restaurant that I've ever had. The food is delicious, especially the free gluten free rolls. Staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating. The manager brought my food out himself and explained all the ingredients and cooking methods to confirm the safety! This is definitely my new favorite spot.

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    5 ratingMay 17, 2017

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    7 year old with CD had so many gluten free options!! She enjoyed appetizers, the gluten free rolls and a cheeseburger with a GF bun and fries. No signs of cc and she loved the food! Staff was very accommodating.

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    4 ratingMay 15, 2017

    Terminal B, Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128

    Flying through Boston's Logan airport today for a late night flight to Canada. Needed to find some dinner during my 90 minute layover and was lucky enough to find this across from my gate. It's a bit pricey like any other airport restaurant, but worth it. So the majority of the menu is or can be GF. What a find. So since I'm in Boston I had to have clam chowder and legals fried clams. It's been years since I've had fried clams in a restaurant so had to do it. Chowder was great. The fried clams were good. So per server all their fryers in all locations are GF.

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2017

    210 Andover Street, Peabody, MA 01960

    Great food every time gf. Lots of options and knowledgable staff

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    1 ratingMay 08, 2017

    1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652

    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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    5 ratingMay 07, 2017

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    amazing so knowledgeable!!

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    5 ratingMay 07, 2017

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    My 4 year old daughter has celiac and is very sensitive to cross contamination. We had a lovely lunch with our family with Mia issues whatsoever. Staff was helpful and the good was great. Extensive GF options.

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    5 ratingMay 01, 2017

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    My new favorite restaurant. I have Celiac and Wish I lived closer. Came here on vacation and it was great to know I would not get sick from eating their food. Waitress was very knowledgeable and the food is fabulous. I would recommend this to everyone. Gluten free beer available, gluten free rolls, and gluten free deserts as well.

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    5 ratingApril 21, 2017

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    This restaurant is a must for Celiacs. Back in 2005 they created g-free items on their menu and the list is lengthy. I loved the fisherman's stew. The hot g-free rolls are delicious. I will definitely come back for more when I am in the area:)

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    5 ratingApril 20, 2017

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    GF Menu items are clearly marked. The waitress was very knowledgeable and accommodating. She even made sure to double check with the chef that my order was indeed gluten free.

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    5 ratingApril 20, 2017

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    Tons of gluten free options they are good about letting you know it's gluten free when they set the dish down on your table. I had fried calamari and fish and chips. YUM

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    5 ratingApril 19, 2017

    2099 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    Been here quite a few times - last visit the excellent waiter told me that the fryer was now gluten free! I get the scallops every time. Love it here.

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2017

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    A must place to go for GFer's. staff was fabulous, food was amazing from the rolls, salmon, baked potato with crab meat, and yes even clam chowder soup. Took half of it back to hotel to enjoy the next day.

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    4 ratingApril 13, 2017

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Great food and amazing gluten free menu but no bread besides the rolls. Great rolls and food

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    5 ratingApril 09, 2017

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    They were great! The manager brought out my food, showed me the ticket, which was marked celiac, and assured they took all the right measures to keep me safe and I felt fine after eating a salad and mussels. The restaurant trains staff in celiac and cross contamination and started a gluten free/celiac friendly food program on in 2005. I'm amazed and pleasantly surprised

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2017

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    Love love love legal seafood. My first time at this location but have been to the one in the airport and in tysons. All excellent. When I started to order they had brought out regular rolls and when I mentioned gf the waitress went straight away to order me some yummy warm gf rolls. Gf fish and shrimp and fries and Greek salad shared among us. It was all super yummy. Always recommend legal seafood. Wonderful!

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2017

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    This place is fantastic! I mentioned to the server that I needed GF options. She was knowledgeable and friendly. And I finally got to have something GF and fried! The buffalo fried shrimp was fantastic! They brought warm GF buns to the table, so I was able to enjoy while the folks I dined with has their own buns (served separately). Absolutely great food, no reactions. The only problem was I ate waaaaay more than I should have!

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    5 ratingMarch 31, 2017

    301 Great River Rd, Somerville, MA 02145

    Great fried seafood amazing service

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    5 ratingMarch 31, 2017

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    I usually stay away from chain restaurants, but not in this case. I love this place. Sometimes I crave comfort foods and they have an extensive menu of things to choose from. Their fried shrimp and calamari is delicious. I've eaten here many times while traveling and is has always been safe.

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2017

    Terminal B/C, 8500 Essington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Amazing menu for gluten free! Sitting here now and thrilled... so hard to eat in airports usually!

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2017

    43 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

    They brought out warm GF rolls, enough said. Waiter was very knowledgeable and a manager brought out my food to ensure accuracy. Menu is clearly labeled. Had the fried clams for an appetizer, which were fantastic.

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    5 ratingMarch 14, 2017

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Whenever I am in DC or Boston, I must go to Legal Seafoods! I have Celiac Disease and they are very careful. Their warm gluten free rolls are delicious. Even my gluten eating friends were surprised by how good they were. One time in DC I had fried oysters. Oh my goodness! After my diagnosis, I didn't think I would ever be able to have fried oysters again. I was thrilled. I thought they were delicious.

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    5 ratingMarch 11, 2017

    1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652

    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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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2017

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Thank god for legals! No one has tried harder to push the gluten free/celiac cause than these guys. While some say it taste like chain food I think they have managed to stay ahead of other chains and their stale menus or bland food. Legals uses GF ingredients and fryers for all of their fried food and is very careful with cross contamination. Where else can you get fried fish, bread and clam chowder that is GF!? I would love it if they had lobster rolls with GF bread or hot dog bun, others have mastered this and it wouldn't take much (yes they will make with their GF rolls but its just not the same). Please don't criticize Legals even if you don't love the food because they have done so much to advance GF/Celiac causes and it's not just for the diet fad, they have real allergic sufferers in mind.

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    2 ratingFebruary 19, 2017

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Gluten free rolls were great, and the fried shrimp appetizer was good, but they ran out of half the stuff on the menu on a holiday weekend and the seafood casserole was pretty much tasteless. Probably won't come again.

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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2017

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Will come here again.

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