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Legal Sea Foods

2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820
+1 703-415-1200
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (296 reviews)
“clam chowder” (75 reviews)
“crab cake combo” (18 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 via mobile

So I check in to the Hilton Crystal City and what do you know there is a Legal Seafood across the street. Can’t pass that up. Thought they were all in Boston. So I did the chowder (wow) and the crab cakes. (No words.) why...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jimvet1826
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four visited this restaurant for the first time. We love fresh seafood and this met our expectations for high quality seafood. I ordered a bowl of clam chowder, which was loaded with clams. My daughter ordered a cup of crab chowder that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wlkerns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Thai-style Fried Calamari and Grilled Swordfish. Friendly service by Halimi (from Morocco).

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TrojanSkyCop1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are spending the night in Crystal City before catching an early flight tomorrow morning. It turns out that the Legal Sea Foods is just 0.3 mile from our hotel. We arrived around 5:00 today on Christmas Day, and it was packed. Fortunately, we found...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank boutzie
Reviewed 14 December 2018

I cannot tell which was better: the Food, scrumptious and way-too-much, or the bartender giving the good talk. A fine experience. Highly recommend

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank I-heart-Travel
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Food was great, the crab cake is a good as advertised. For an upscale establishment it was well worth the cost and time. Had our table set up and waiting right on time. Amazing service

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dragon_RKC
Reviewed 3 December 2018

It was excellent service. Food & food selection were phenomenal. Recommend visiting this place if you get the chance.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RodneyS1105
Reviewed 30 November 2018

When we visit the Washington area we stay in Crystal City because it’s convenient and it’s close to Legal Seafood. Over the years, the food ands service has always been good,

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Edd L
Reviewed 18 November 2018

DH & I had a wonderful meal here. We were staying at the Gateway Marriott and it only took about 15 minutes to walk to the restaurant. We did not have reservations, but since we ate at about 3:30 PM, there were some tables available....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sdatex
Reviewed 15 November 2018

This location of Legal Sea foods in Crystal City, is probably the first one opened in the region. It has been steady and consistent ever since. I have been here many times over the years, the only issue is the parking is getting harder to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sundncr
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
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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