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Legal Sea Foods

704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
+1 202-347-0007
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (237 reviews)
“clam chowder” (72 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
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Reviewed yesterday

It's all about great service. And, Nelly Q definitely provided us with spectacular service and served us our great food slowly and with enough time to allow us to enjoy each entree. We had crab cream soup, crab dip, Caesar salad with salmon, French fries...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mymexicaneyes
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice stuff. Europeans will like this food for sure. Affordable prices. In average 24-30usd per dish. Close to the metro station

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank graphinja
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Came here before a Caps game. The place was packed and a bit busy at check in, but Jordan at the reception desk sorted it out and we got a table quickly. Mayo got us out fast. Always luv their chowder and they got a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank UpInTheAirPotomac_MD
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Developed a fondness for Legal Seafood in Boston and was thrilled to learn that one was close to us in D.C. Really good seafood - a great menu.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HooverTiger
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The staff are nice and friendly. the sea food is fresh and there is something to share for everyone. the place is huge and across from the Capital One Arena and popular with local and tourist

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wsherman
Reviewed 1 November 2018

On vacation in the nations capital, we were craving some good seafood. Legal Seafood was spot on. Our waitress, Nelly was superb. Started with some New England Clam Chowder, and some Fried Clams. Wow, the clams were fab .The chowder was, as well. Had the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank aus10katz
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I quite enjoyed this meal but the cost was high enough to earn only an average rating. My tuna was exquisitely prepared and extremely enjoyable. Every other aspect of the meal was merely fine. The menu had plenty of choice, the selection of beer and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tripleplay97
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I went to this Legal Seafood location last night for dinner. It was an overall disappointment compared to their other locations throughout the Northeast. The minute we walked in the door the seafood smell was so strong that it knocked us down. We had reservations...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Linda P
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely staff, great gf food! Highly recommend. Lots of options! Most gf! Clean and convenient stop near spy museum!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Babytooth
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We were looking for a place to enjoy crab cakes after a busy day on the Capital Mall. My wife found this location on her phone, which was fairly close to where we were. As we got closer, we were enveloped in a sea of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mark H
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11 October 2017|
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Response from sace101 | Reviewed this property |
The place is on a busy block so my wife and Took an Uber. Parking in DC is not easy anywhere in the city.
11 October 2017|
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Response from RandyHodge | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we took the subway and walked
Cody S
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street 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
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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)
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