Legal Sea Foods

5 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
60% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
26 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116

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Celiac

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I was really excited to eat here because of the great reviews. I came for the lobster roll and ended up getting sick. They were out of the gf lobster roll bun so it came on two mini sliders that were old and hard. The lobster itself was very good. The server said the fries could be made in a separate fryer, so that was also a plus. All in all, ok food, overpriced and be careful if you have celiacs!

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Overall I give this place a “meh”. I will start off by saying that in addition to being strictly GF, I also don’t eat seafood. That limited my options significantly but that is not the fault of the restaurant. We chose to eat here based on the rave reviews but I was not impressed. There are so many better places in Boston. For example, I asked about a dedicated fryer in regards to the French fries and our server said they did not have one, which is contrary to other reviews. Our server was knowledgeable about cross contamination which I did appreciate. To make my burger GF, they pan seared it and I had no bun. Not terrible but, again, not great. My non-GF husband got an expensive scallop dish that was a very small portion.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Average

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Not celiac

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This place does not disappoint. Lots of GF options. I had the fried haddock which is prepared gluten free normally anyway.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was thrilled when the waitress told me all their batter fried foods had a gluten free coating, so I had fried shrimp that was so yummy!! I had not been able to eat batter-fried shrimp for so many years, and it was wonderful!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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At first there was a bit of confusion with the waiter but afterwards, the manager came to see us and assured the fish&chips would be 100% safe. So I had that and they topped it with their onion strings and even served us a cup of their chowder! Totally recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome options, great fresh fish selections.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable about cross contamination. They have delicious gluten free rolls. I got the trout with green beans and rice and it was excellent. Would eat here again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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dedicated fryers, knowledgeable staff, gf beer, gf menu. I've eaten here tons of times and I think it's the most celiac friendly restaurant in Boston. the manager always personally brings out your food if you have celiac disease.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fish was good. Fries were ok not fresh cut. No problem with gluten. Waitress aware. Overall good experience with good GF options.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We just stumbled on this restaurant while visiting Boston. But it is almost woth the price of a plane ticket from Texas to eat here sgain. Glten free rolls, onion rings. seafood. So good!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So many gluten free options! Great food and service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Over priced and over cooked, but they are able to accommodate celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best restaurant so far for celiac friendly. All fried food uses a GF coating so my daughter could eat almost anything she wanted including the fried shrimp! The GF rolls were delicious. The service was fantastic both our waiter and the manager were knowledgable and attentive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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They do a great job with cross contamination. They cook food in a separate pan instead of on a grill. I have multiple food allergies, so I stick to the grilled items and plain vegetables, but it's well prepared. I may bring my own side sauce for steamed broccoli in the future. The manager brought out my meal and you can talk to the chef or your waiter/waitress to your heart's content. They also made me my own special course when everyone else had bruschetta. I had watermelon with mint and citrus. Tasty and refreshing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had dinner here this evening, and my sever was exceptional. The gluten free rolls were great, Salad was wonderful, I ordered the fisherman platter as finding gluten free fried food is next to impossible. They were more than happy to substitute scallops for something else as I can't eat scallops. It was extremely yummy, the white fish was a little boney. It was a very large helping perfect for two or left overs. For dessert I tried there chocolate parfait as it's the only gluten free dessert option other sorbet. It wasn't very good chalky and tasteless which is the only reason I offer four stars instead of five.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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great food! staff very helpful and fairly knowledgeable of GF concerns. dedicated GF menu. manager specifically brought out my wife's GF meal, as noted in other reviews. they did have a GF flourless chocolate cake, more like an oversized truffle, that was pretty tasty! we definitely did not go away hungry. loved it! went to am overpriced Italian joint in the north side, and would go back to LSF way before the Italian joint!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Loved getting gf fried food! The shrimp and scallops were exceptional on the fisherman's trio.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome gluten free rolls

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Service is so fab! gluten free menu is awesome !!!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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This place is HUGE. 2 floors that literally serve hundreds (we asked). The GF menu is extensive & waitress helpful & efficient despite the place being full of people. Wine list is maybe too long. :-) We enjoyed our meal. The GF menu doesn't list dessert but they have a GF cookie box - just ask.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Fantastic experience. Allergy needs taking seriously and emphasized any time food brought to our table by a manager. We felt accommodated without being viewed as a burden. Staff was knowledgeable and courteous. Able to enjoy our time without feeling that we were a burden. Food was great.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Not dedicated gluten free but definitely nice place to get burgers. Staff are super friendly too!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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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Great safe FRIED food!!!!

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

Celiac

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Most meals can be made GF, hot gf rolls were great, food was good and the waitress was very knowledgeable. 10/10 would recommend

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 no longer have gluten free rolls. Can’t get the lobster stuffed. They do have a separate gluten fryer. After we told waiter of gluten allergy he brought us regular rolls, good thing we always double check before eating. My celiac husband got sick. I also got sick and don’t have celiac. Cocktails were mediocre. Better places to try in Boston in my opinion.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Average

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