Legal Sea Foods

3 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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301 Great River Rd
Somerville, MA 02145

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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Server was oddly unreceptive to my celiac spiel however I never got a reaction. Love all of the fried food! They even gave me a gluten free bun at the start. When served the food they announced it all gluten free.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 7 months ago read full review

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Went with a group of friends. Called ahead to confirm the dedicated GF fryer & the allergen protocols. She had them memorized and talked me through them from ordering to food being brought to the table. Had an incredible server whose first question when we ordered GF calamari was: is that an allergy or preference? She knew what celiac was. There were also dairy intolerances at the table and the server checked with the kitchen to confirm what was safe, even identifying butter in the Szechuan sauce! GF & DF dishes were brought to the table by a manager who announced what the dish was before setting it down. Overall excellent experience managing multiple allergies at a group table; great protocols. And the food was great! Had the calamari, lobster rolls on gf slider buns, and fish & chips. All delicious, all safe!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Legal’s is one of the very few places around where all fried food is GF, so eat that calamari and get those fries! Excellent, fresh fish, great service and friendly staff.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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-contact?

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great and extensive coeliac safe menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great fried seafood amazing service

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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the gluten free food is great you don't know any difference. the staff is friendly very knowledgeable and careful with food sensitivities to gluten.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Omg. Such great fried clams! The best for this gf hungry soul!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Never had an issue with them.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Serve delicious GF rolls from Rosie's bakery. Manager delivered my food.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Separate fryer. Fried fish. Delicious rolls. No complaints. Manager brings out meal.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Would not recommend to anyone with a gluten allergy or Celiac disease.

I have been to the Burlington location and have always had an amazing experience. Decided to try this new location for a change. The server was not knowledgeable at all on gluten free options or handling. Brought out a regular roll and placed it right in front of me then went to another table to take an order, I went to reach for it and she ran over saying it was a regular roll! Later she told me there was only one gluten free option on the menu for dessert which I knew was incorrect as I had been to another location. About 30 minutes after this visit I got violently ill from a gluten contamination!

I spoke with Legal's "safety manager" Marnie about this incident and pretty much was given a song and dance about how they are all trained and she is not sure what happened. She assured me that allergies are important to legal and sent me a $35 complimentary card despite a bill of $150 for that evening.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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our daughter is celiac and a very picky 10 year old . They make all gluten free fried foods separately from rest. We tried their french fries, Caesar salad, fried oysters, bread and molten chocolate cake, and our daughter loved all of it. They also offer GF fish sticks. The rest of the food was also excellent: the trout was perfectly grilled. the white sangria and Mexican mule were nicely prepared and nicely sized too. excellent place for GF and regular food. a nice stop after a fun afternoon shopping the new outlets at Assembly sq. in sommerville.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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All fried food here is gluten free. All. For everyone.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome menu! Never had a reaction here and almost anything can be made gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Great new place! Most of their menu items can be made GF. The fried seafood was delicious. They even brought out GF rolls. I really felt like the waiter and manager cared about my allergy. I will be back!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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New place of the Legal Seafood Chain .located the new assembly Square mall area! Staff manager very knowledge all the gluten-free menu. This restaurant I was told by the manager all the flower is gluten-free. Best seafood . Beer Vodka

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Overall Rating

Review


ate here for lunch and I'm hAving a reaction now at 4pm. I suspect the chips as they were fried.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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

Wheat Allergy

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Absolutely fantastic. Great caution and care was taking by wait staff and chefs. They announced when they brought food. Most delicious seafood!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free kids meals were tasty. The dedicated frier and large menus were a plus. The gf buns are not recommended. Stick to the yummy seafood

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Amazing! Had an entire gf fisherman’s platter. (Share this with others - it is gigantic!) separate fryer, knowledgeable staff, entire menu is marked and almost everything can be gf!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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The menu is extra clear with what is gluten free or not. The fry batter used is totally gluten free, and the serving staff is wicked conscious of allergens. Upon alerting the staff of the severe allergy, they took extra note and had the chef who prepared the meal bring the gf plate out. Their caution paid off as I did not get sick afterwards.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

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