About Really Fresh Fish


Legal Sea Foods began in 1950 as a fish market in the Inman Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It’s here that the “Legal” name became synonymous with quality and freshness. In 1968, our first seafood restaurant opened, right next to the fish market. The fish was simply prepared, either broiled or fried, and served on paper plates at communal picnic tables. Despite the low-key trappings, the food was second to none and word quickly spread. This early success led to further expansion and now, six decades later with restaurants along the Eastern Seaboard, the commitment to freshness and quality endures: "If it isn't fresh, it isn't Legal!”


Quality Control Center

We are “fanatics for freshness”® - learn more.

Fish School

Food for thought - find fish facts, menu know-how and recipes.

In the News

There's a lot on our plate.  See what's fresh in the press.

At the Helm

Big Fish Roger Berkowitz and team chart the course.

Wine & Cocktails

You'll want to raise a glass to our beverage program.

Upcoming Events

We know you're a good catch and we want to reel you in to our upcoming special events.