I've heard Legal Sea Foods described as being an expensive 99. I don't exactly agree with that either. While both may be New England chains, everything about Legal is geometrically better than whatever is offered at 99. Legal doesn't necessarily feel like a chain. 99 can't help but seem like anything else.
I pinched a placemat last night and was reminded that since 1981 serving Legal clam chowder at Presidential inaugurations is a tested, bipartisan tradition. I'm not going to rave about the restaurant. As much as it's good, it also tends to be very crowded. It isn't the cheapest seafood in Boston but it has a reputation for being reliable and, as the marketing will tell you in the T and on the sides of buses, the fish is fresh.
The collection of various fish sculptures in front of the restaurants is a testament to good taste and they enliven the streetscape.
You can learn all the facts here, if you are so inclined. If you want to check them out the old fashioned way, their phone number really is 1-800-EAT-FISH.
The Legal cod are for eating, unlike this chap we discussed yesterday.Publish Post