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Legal Sea Foods

2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820
+1 703-415-1200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (288 reviews)
“clam chowder” (72 reviews)
“crab cake combo” (17 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food, as usual, ambiance very nice, service above average. Always a must visit when Legal Seafood is clise.

Thank Ecald
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ordered crab soup, never got it, crab cake convo which was well prepared, but to much filler for me. The shrimp and scallops were well prepared, but weren’t even offered lemon for them. Just ate them plane. Other person ordered the salmon, it was good,...More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server Stacy very knowledgeable about ingredients and preparation. I have dairy allergy. She double checked and was very attentive. Food prepared well—not over cooked. Broth with cioppino had excellent flavor.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a taste for seafood, so my friend and I walked to Legal Sea Food restaurant. The atmosphere was awesome, they were playing Motown. The service was good. I had the oyster plate, one had the fishers platter, one had fish and chip. Everything...More

Thank Sunserria W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although expensive, Legal Sea foods is a great place to take the family. Our server was very attentive and interacted well with our little ones. Our entire experience was pleasant. Great service, hot tasty food and a nice atmosphere. You will need to find street...More

Thank newtown9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was divine!! Service was top notch!! Crab cakes were the best! From start to finish it was a complete delight!!! Loved it!!

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch, service was good and the chowder was some of the best I had! I recommend it, if you go at night make a reservation, it gets busy!

Thank 269leah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 4days in DC and found this hidden jewel literally 5 minutes away from our hotel (Embassy Suites Crystal City). The drinks were great, the service was great and best of all the food was even better. Quick service, great portions...More

Thank Tonya J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good friendly service. It's nice to have an attentive waiter when you're by yourself. (I was at the bar.) I had a wonderful casserole jammed with fish, shrimp, scallops and maybe other seafood. Well prepared. The seafood was cooked perfectly. Came hot with a side....More

Thank Thorspecken
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My client and I chose Legal Seafoods in Crystal City mostly because it was convenient to his hotel. We were not disappointed. I had the almond-crusted salmon; switched out the listed sides for the sweet potatoes and "seasonable vegetables" (i.e., zucchini & yellow squash) offered...More

Thank Asa_Beale
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24 October 2017|
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Response from Kristal W | Reviewed this property |
Keep in mind that because Legal Seafoods periodically changes menu items, lobster roll is likely a seasonal item and isn't available all year long. Be sure to check their website.
Adika H
7 November 2016|
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Response from Devin P | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Some areas of the restaurant are a little dimmer making it a nice, potentially romantic surrounding.
Adika H
7 November 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820 (Formerly Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City)
    (South 23rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Crystal City (Yellow Line) Metro station.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-415-1200
For all those who love seafood in Crystal City, the world really can be your oyster. Choose from among the 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish we serve simply prepared, 365 days a year. In season, our patio seating is a lure for those who choose the fresh seafood and fresh air combo.
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