Legal Sea Foods

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 14 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Late Night + 3 more
100% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly

20 University Road, Cambridge, MA 02138 Directions

(617) 491-9400
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Legal is my number one, always safe option. Tell the waitstaff that you have celiac disease as soon as they seat you because they'll heat up delicious gluten free rolls that are made by a nearby bakery, Something Sweet Without Wheat. Legal has strict protocols in place for dealing with customers with celiac. My food is always served to me by the manager, who always assures me that no gluten has come anywhere near my food. And in the dozens of times I've eaten there, it never has.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Food was great (fried calamari! Fried risotto cakes!) but service was even better. Our food was brought out by the manager and she confirmed that it was all safe to eat. Expensive but worth it for peace of mind.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great experience, knowledgable staff and the manager delivered all my food.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Gf? No problem! They really have it figured out. Gf rolls to start, gf clam chowder (ok- not quite as good as the regular I remember from years past), many gf entrees, including fried items that I'm told are all gf and fried in a dedicated fryer. Didn't try the fried food, but the baked scrod was moist and delicious. Felt very well cared for and did not have any problems later. Isn't that what we all want? To feel safe and enjoy a meal with friends/family. This was even better- it was really delicious, too!!

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    2 rating
    2 years ago

    The service was acceptable, despite the waitress forgetting to bring out my fries then blaming it on the other server. But, the gluten free bun for my sandwich smelled funny and had a strange taste. Initially, I thought it was the broccoli I ordered, however, after finishing it, the smell continued. I checked the bread to see if it was molded, but it looked fine. The smell made me nauseated! I'm going to stick to the seafood from now on!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    One of the best meals I've ever had! There are so many options and the staff was very knowledgable and friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Fantastic! All the fried items are GF now. Go, enjoy, eat without fear. I have celiac and I ate here a few weeks ago. No issues at all. Just a full tummy!! The service is superb and the fresh fish and shellfish-- just amazing. Even the warm GF rolls were good (and those usually suck, let's be honest!) If I still lived in the area, I'd eat there all the time. Thank you, Legal Sea Foods for doing it right.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    all of their fried foods are now gluten free. omg. love it. they have rolls from something sweet without wheat. all staff well trained.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Have never had a problem here. Delicious food and they always ask if I'm gf by preference or if I have celiac, which makes me feel safe about eating there. Great choices, and you can even eat the French fries which is a big plus for me!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Amazing! Tons of gf fried fish, gf dinner rolls (which they warm up for you), and a gf dessert option. They assured me everything was completely gf when they brought it out so I knew they were paying attention when I told them about the allergy. Everything was delicious! Felt great afterword too.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    This place is gluten free heaven! Fried food which I never get anywhere! They also have rolls and croutons.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Great gf calamari! They also have gf dinner rolls.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    yesterday

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    Staff were all super friendly and almost their entire menu can be made gf! Better yet, you can even have all the fried items because they have gf breading only and a dedicated fryer!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    yesterday

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

    This was an amazing experience, lots of options, excellent food and even fresh GF buns. Best dining experience of our trip to DC

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    5 days ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Staff was extremely knowledgeable about gluten free/celiac preparation. The server went above and beyond to explain things to me in a way that made me feel comfortable. The food was delicious. There was only one downside, but it was a big one. Fifteen minutes after putting the first bite of food in my mouth I was sick in the bathroom. I had a strong reaction to something there... I had the gluten free rolls before my meal, then had the gluten free fish and chips (fries). It also came with fried onion rings on top. They were aware of my “allergy” so I’m not really sure what specifically caused the reaction, but something must’ve slipped thru the cracks. All of their batters were supposed to be gluten free so I didn’t think twice about eating the fried food. The food was so good and they seemed so knowledgeable I would honestly try them again the next time I’m in Atlanta. Accidents happen, and if it was just an isolated mistake I would still like to try a lot of items on their menu. They told me the owner had celiac and they go to great lengths to make sure it’s prepared celiac friendly, but I guess there are no guarantees.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    I've never had a bad experience at Legal Seafoods and this location was no different. Server asked right away about allergies, even before I mentioned gf. They brought out gf rolls that were delicious. I got fried haddock that was very tasty and fresh. When I verified they still had a gf fryer the server told me all their friend seafood is gluten free. A different employee brought my plate out separately and told me she was the allergy runner and that my meal was gluten free. Service and food were both great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    This place is amazing!! Brown rice batter for fried calamari, gluten free buns for sandwiches. Most of the menu can be made gluten free. The staff is very knowledgeable. They have a completely separate kitchen for gluten free orders, plus the chef will come out and talk to you about the meal to make you feel even more safe. I will be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    2401 South Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202

    Excellent. Always. I had oysters, shrimp cocktail and crab dip w veggies. Nice menu. Clear options. Naturally gluten free.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    4 rating
    4 weeks ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Good GF options, including fried seafood and rolls.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    2001 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102

    Staff very knowledgeable about GF - GF rolls brought out and my questions about cross contamination where answered respectfully. Kitchen staff brought out my food separately and explained how it was prepared and cooked separately. I’ve never felt more confident in food I didn’t cook myself! I’m very sensitive to gluten and had absolutely no problems.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    My all time favorite place so much to choose from if you enjoy seafood. So safe and clean all wait staff aware of food allergies and very accommodating!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    Our server, Michael, was well-informed about what was safe and what wasn’t. The menu is clearly marked. They even brought GF bread. The food wasn’t mind-blowing, but I was excited to be able to eat fish and chips and calamari, which hardly ever happens.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

    One of my few go-tos! Great gluten free bread and all menu options are marked (extensive gf options). A manager serves the food and you always know that it is safe. Designated gf fryer as well.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

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

    wonderful place to eat in DC!! staff very knowledgeable of allergies - gluten and tree nuts!! Food was delicious!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

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

    Rolls, fried calamari and shrimp! Amazing!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    225 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

    just went here last night and they were just great. asked about dietary restrictions when we called for a res. they have tons of GF options on the menu. when I said I was dairy free also, the manager came to me and said the Caesar dressing couldn't be modified and ordered me others that would work. she then said she would personal monitor my good prep and bring it to me herself. I had amazing lobster w2 sides and a salad. I get sick at restaurants frequently, and this please just did a wonderful job.

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    5 rating
    2 months ago

    50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    Total surprise to me that their fry batter used for all dishes is actually gluten free meaning you can order popcorn shrimp and fish and chips and it'll taste just like everyone else's. Most of the menu is gluten free (no gluten crab cakes though) and if it's not gluten free there's a chance they can modify it to be- I had them make their nutty salmon dish gluten free for me and it was awesome!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    30 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA 02184

    I have a 10 year old with celiac. She had fries and fish sticks which we were told would be safe. Waitress even asked detailed questions. And by the time we got home my daughter was sick and up all night with stomach pains. Not sure where it went wrong. Very disappointed.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

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

    All GF fryers, finally got to have the fried seafood I've been missing! GF rolls are also good.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    3 months ago

    5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

    I ate lunch there and told them multiple times to inform the kitchen about gluten free. (Celiac/severe gluten “allergy “). I got very sick almost immediately after eating.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Today I sat at the bar at Legal Sea Foods and was seriously impressed by all the attention paid to allergies. “Allergy to: dairy, mussels, gluten, nuts...” each were announced to the kitchen staff clearly, and managers delivered all of the allergy dishes personally. As a solo traveler with celiac, I’m not a big fan of eating in restaurants. Legal is the exception. It’s pricey, and I can never finish the large portions, but it is well worth it for the guarantee of a safe meal while traveling! Also: this branch had super soft rolls to start out your meal! I almost questioned whether or not they were really GF because they tasted so good!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    Great seafood, and also very understanding about gluten free and cross contamination. Even brought out gluten free rolls!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    Used my Nima sensor and tested fish and chips platter and dinner rolls. All came up GF.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    great options, amazing GF rolls, clearly use to handling GF requsts.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    2001 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102

    Legals is at the top of my list for GF menus. Great food, not cheap but you get what you pay for.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

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

    Other restaurants should learn from legals regarding a good GF menu. Bring back the fingerling potatoes!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    30 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA 02184

    Wife has went to many different legal seafoods and even came here once before and never got sick. the manager even came out with food and made sure it was gluten free. The last time we went here for her birthday and she has gotten very sick. The manager didnt bring out the food this time and accidently overcharged us twice. Never again.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    2401 South Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202

    Legal seafood great everywhere. Was great to get good food on Christmas Eve after arriving in va/dc. All fried food is gf! Fried shrimp and fries and shared some of the fisherman’s platter.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

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

    Even fried foods are gluten free!!!! Freaking awesome. 90% of the menu we can eat!!! Awesome.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    Very knowledgeable, even announced what each of my courses was gf. Warm gf rolls!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

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

    Picked this spot based on the recommendations on this app. They had great choices for seafood that were gluten free. Wish the crab cakes could be made GF but alas they need to be held together by an agent. Wasn’t sick afterwards.

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    5 rating
    6 months ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    The GF fried calamari was great. They also had the option of GF popcorn shrimp, fish and chips and other items that typically aren’t GF. They served hot GF bread. And everything was clearly marked on the menu. Our server was delightful and the staff was really fun and friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    220 Market St, Lynnfield, MA 01940

    Excellent restaurant for all - especially for celiacs. The staff is knowledgeable and they have recipes and protocols in place to ensure that all diners have a delightful experience. Our 7 year old celiac enjoyed the gf bread, chicken fingers and French fries this time. We have been consistently impressed with this restaurant after a number of visits.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    225 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

    Very, very good. When was the last time you had fish ‘n Chips?

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Legal Seafood always goes the extra mile and is very cautious about cross contamination. The new menu now shows GF options rather than separate menus. I always enjoy starting with a bowl of GF light clam chowder. Today I had the seafood casserole with shrimp and scallops. Everything was perfect. Love this place!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    2401 South Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202

    No gf bread of any sort here...so sandwiches are on lettuce

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Our server was extremely attentive. She brought out GF rolls and converted an appetizer not listed with a GF option so it would be safe for me. The manager brought out my food separately. Everything was safe and delicious!

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    5 rating
    7 months ago

    301 Great River Rd, Somerville, MA 02145

    This is probably one of the best in the area. It’s consistent, they are aware of gluten allergies so that’s always a plus! I come here when I am craving some good seafood. I got gluten free buffalo popcorn shrimp last time and it was delicious. Dedicated fryer too!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    270 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

    its called Legal Harborside. Took my 6 year old celiac son there tonight. I'm not sure what glutened him (he had a hamburger on gf bun, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and GF bread brought out before the meal and soft serve ice cream) but he is so sick right now, he was definitely glutened at this place. We will not be back. I wish there was an option to give zero stars.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

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

    The menu is clearly marked as to what is gluten free, and the staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating. I always have great meals here!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    Exceptional! For Celiac sufferers, I cannot imagine a better experience. GF options are marked on the menu and extensive. They have a dedicated GF frier, so you can even enjoy fish and chips or fried clams in GF batter. They also have GF rolls. Our non-GF friends had their food brought out by our server, but all the GF items were brought out by a manager to ensure no cross contamination. Legal really goes above and beyond to cater to GF diners. We would highly recommend to GF locals like ourselves or tourists looking for fresh New England seafood without the risk of gluten cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    2099 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886

    Not only the best seafood chain, but the best gluten free seafood place! Staff is always fantastic and always great specials!! Love Legal Seafoods!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    2099 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886

    The gluten free rolls are amazing!!! Best I have tried. So many options and everything I tried was delicious. Staff is very friendly and seem to care.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    gluten free fryer, gluten free Fri batter which means you can have fried clams or fish and French fries. gluten free tools. are there twice no issues. l am celiac. I wish we had one of these where I live.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    spectacular. the fry batter is gluten free. the fryer is dedicated gluten free. they have gluten free tools that are tasty. love it.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

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

    Huge gluten free menu!!! I had fish and chips!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    2099 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886

    Amazing! Everything they fry in their fryers is made with only a gf breading or is gf. The fried calamari (regular and Rhode Island style) were so good! My daughter was so happy to finally be able to eat this at a restaurant! Everything that can be made gf is designated in the menu. They take allergies or Celiac seriously and the manager brings out your food here. Oh and the warmed gf rolls they bring out are sooo goood too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    270 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

    Never had an issue here and they have awesome dishes!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Terminal B, Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128

    Honestly the best airport experience I've had. Stopped in for a 6 am breakfast not expecting anything celiac safe but their gf rolls were perfect with the salmon omelette. The bartender said they also changed all of their fried foods to a gluten free batter so looking forward to flying back to Boston next time!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Fantastic! They had great gf rolls to start, we're very knowledgeable about celiac & preparation. First time since diagnosis that I had fried...anything. it was wonderful. They made it with corn breading, separate in canola oil.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    Awesome options, great fresh fish selections.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

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

    My daughter who has Celiac had fish and chips and onion stings for the first time ever!! The fried calamari was also amazing! They use chick pea flour to fry everything so all fried food is gluten free. She had a fried food frenzy which she never has had in her entire life and loved it!! The waiter was so kind and knowledgeable it was awesome!!!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm
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