Monday, September 14, 2009

Legal Sea Foods

I just got back from Rhode Island, land of picturesque sailboats and scrumptious chowder. I think my heart may be meant for New England (although I may be singing a different tune after my first winter if I ever moved there). Our first meal upon arriving was at Legal Sea Foods, a family restaurant empire with many locations along the East Coast. I've been wanting to visit one of their restaurants ever since I saw Ming Tsai visit one on his show. And let me tell you, I was not let down.

Legal Sea Foods oysters
A dozen mixed oysters that were all very fresh and briny goodness.

Legal Sea Foods clams
A dozen cherrystone clams. My first time trying raw clams and I liked them fine enough, but there was the slightest bitter afterate. I much prefer oysters!

We also had New England clam chowder (really fantastic with meaty clams, not those tiny chunks), lobster bisque and mussels, but I was too sidetracked by reverie to snap those photos. More RI meals to come!

Legal Sea Foods
2099 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 732-3663


weezermonkey said...

Can't say I share the same opinion of Legal Sea Foods, but I'm happy you enjoyed your experience! :)

The word verification for this comment is "panti." It made me giggle.

yutjangsah said...

I prefer raw clams! So sweet and firm.

Marie said...

Weezermonkey: Ha, well perhaps I am more easily impressed? :P I'm sure there are a good deal of fantastic seafood restaurants up that way that are less epic in its empire.

Yutjangsah: It is definitely a nice change in texture and taste! I would eat them again, but probably only a few!

SinoSoul said...

I know people hate and love legal seafood but... man, they saved me one night when I desperately wanted fatty chowdah. Good enough for us that evening...

(dang this comment is half a month late. oops)

Marie said...

SinoSoul: I love chowders of all levels, although yes the canned stuff is really sad!