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Legal Sea Foods

704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
+1 202-347-0007
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (65 reviews)
“seafood” (198 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
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Reviewed yesterday

Dining was an experience. My friends had the lobster--- huge, succulent, fresh, finger lickin' good (literally and figuratively). Don't worry about your suit-- they give you plastic bibs to cover you up. I had the crab cakes--- also gooood. Servings were very liberal. Wait persons...More

Thank couchpotatonolonger
Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter and I shared an appetizer and a main dish and had plenty of leftovers. There was a shrimp and scallops pasta we shared that was outstanding!!

Thank 165melanien
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I had the combination grilled scallops, shrimp, and crab cake. One of the best dinners I have ever had. Not cheap but reasonable for the quality of the food.

Thank sace101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good and did taste fresh. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service was fantastic. I ordered the spicy fish and chips during my visit. The flavor was good but the texture was a little off. Overall very good experience. I would try...More

Thank srmorgan516
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

She got to eat fish and chips and have chowder. The shrimp was great and the chowder was amazing! Crab cakes had a lot of good sized crab meat, perfectly cooked scallops and the bread to start you off was warm and nicely crunchy oj...More

Thank alitaylor2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love all the Legal Seafood restaurants I have been too. This one is especially nice for happy hour. They have a great happy hour menu including a seafood tower with oysters, clams and lobster. The mai tai's are the best!

Thank BlackJack048
Reviewed 1 week ago

We missed this chain in Boston and decided to give it a try. Happy hour had just started and I felt peckish. I decided to try the ribs and the tuna sliders. The rib meat fell off the bone. The sauce was on the sweet...More

Thank WildmanWong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an upscale bar across the street from the Hockey complex. The beer is very cold and fresh. The calamari was very good. I had it Rhode Island style. The soft shell crab with a mushroom gravy was the best I've ever had. It...More

Thank chris n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I both ordered the crab cake combo and found it to be delicious..... And quite reasonably priced. The presentation was attractive. Our server was quite engaging . The restaurant seemed to be quite well staffed. We would both go back.

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In D.C. For a conference. Drinks good but expensive. Calamari was good a little greasy. Crab dip had too much mayo, soupy. Seafood casserole was tasty, buttery but the seafood (shrimp, scallops, lobster) was overcooked.

Thank Marktheshark027
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Cody S
What's the attire for this place? Is it casual?
9 July 2016|
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Response from LJucha | Reviewed this property |
Yes casual. We were just in the clothes we were in all day and it was fine
Doc L
Is there a dress code?
24 June 2016|
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Response from sweanne | Reviewed this property |
It is casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
    (G Street, N.W.)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-0007
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker. A bipartisan favorite, we have occupied the nation’s capital since 1995, anchored across from the Verizon Center and around the corner from the International Spy Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Chinatown. Make waves at our racetrack-shaped bar or sup on seafood underneath the hull-like ceiling in our restaurant’s main dining room. Either way, be presidential and order a cup of our New England Clam Chowder; it’s been served at every Inauguration since 1981. Other accolades include “Best Place for Great Seafood” (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008) and “Best Crab Cakes” (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008)