When you're looking for moderately priced, consistently good seafood, try Legal Sea Foods. Most Bostonians simply refer to it as "Legal's." All seafood distributed to these restaurants comes directly from Legal's warehouse in Boston, so you can be assured that their motto, "if it isn't fresh, it isn't Legal," is on the money. From its signature white and black tiled floors to its food, the word at Legal's is less is more. Don't come here expecting saucy entrees and fancy preparation. The seafood is prepared simply, and it stands on its own merits. Hungry diners will find a wide variety of thick, creamy "chowdahs," broiled and fried fish dishes, a raw bar, salads, and more. Many people dine here for a "crack" at the lobster (look who's wearing a bib now!). Legal's offers a children's menu with standards like hot dogs, cheeseburgers, and the like. Here, however, you can also offer your kids a fish platter ($8.95) or fish sticks. They're much better than Mrs. Paul's! Drinks are $1.25 extra, and comes in a great cup you can take home and use again. Kids are also kept busy with crayons and an activity coloring book. Legal's accepts reservations, and it's often a good idea to call in advance. There are over 15 locations throughout the greater Boston area.