Legal Sea Foods has canceled their annual Oyster Festival due to the pandemic.
The four-week event, which has been held annually since 2008, usually runs from mid-September to mid-October. Although this year’s event has been canceled Legal Seafoods said they hope to bring it back in 2021.
Most Legal Seafoods locations have reopened for patio and in-restaurant dining. For a list of open locations visit:
About Legal Sea Foods (from Wikipedia)
Legal Sea Foods is an American restaurant chain of upscale casual-dining seafood restaurants operating in seven Eastern states and the District of Columbia, though most are in the Greater Boston area. The company was founded by George Berkowitz who opened the Legal Cash Market grocery store in 1950 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and he opened the first restaurant next door to the market in 1968. The current company headquarters is located in Boston and as August, 2014, the group operates 35 restaurants in six states plus the District of Columbia. Legal Sea Foods also operates an online fish market and ships fresh fish anywhere in the contiguous United States as well as a retail products division.
The menus vary by location, season and concept, but they all include a wide variety of specialty seafood entrees, appetizers, salads and desserts. Over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish, simply prepared according to New England tradition, are featured throughout the year. Most popular items include: lobster, clam chowder, fried clams, crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, tuna burgers, baked scrod, surf and turf and grilled fish fillets. Extensive wine lists and full-service bars are also available at all locations and have garnered recognition for its philosophy of offering value at all price points. The restaurant offers separate lunch and dinner menus as well as a gluten-free menu and award-winning kids’ menu.
By buying directly from day boat fishing operations, the company markets itself as having the freshest fish.