A couple of weeks ago, I went to Atlanta. I always look forward to trying great restaurants when I am out of town. I was downtown ATL and saw Legal Sea Food. I thought that was an interesting name. I decided to check it out!
I realized it was a chain. I looked it up on my phone just to see if there were other locations. It is a mainly a chain on the east coast (Massachusetts, DC, Virginia, etc). I usually like to patronize local restaurants, but I decided to give it a try.
The server was great in explaining their well known dishes! One popular dish is the New England Clam Chowder. This is used during every inauguration dinner of the President of the United States. This tradition started with President Ronald Reagan. I thought that was really cool! I must say when I tried the clam chowder it made my tongue slap my brains (that’s a Mississippi phrase my dad uses when something is really good). I have had plenty of New England Clam Chowder before. This was the best I have ever had! I wanted to sneak to the kitchen and put some in a takeout container (laughs)!
I also tried the greens. Now, I am a collard greens girl! My dad is from Mississippi and my mom is from Louisiana. I grew up on soul food. Legal Sea Food has bacon braised greens. They were collard greens that had a little sweet and salty kick to them. They were good. There were a few bacon pieces throughout the dish. Who can go wrong with bacon? It makes everything better!
I also tried Legal’s Crab Cake. Lord, have mercy on my soul. That crab cake melted in my mouth! I have had crab cakes that were a little dry, but this was PERFECT! When the server asked what I thought of it, I had to shake my head from side to side! I said this is unbelievable. This crab cake was voted the best in the state of Georgia! I can see why.
So if you are a seafood lover, check out Legal Sea Food. Let me know what you think of it!