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Legal Sea Foods

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704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716 (G Street, N.W.)
+1 202-347-0007
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Titusville, Florida
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate here on a Sunday night and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The restaurant is located a short walk from Chinatown metro. We were seated promptly and our waitress was pleasant and very efficient. She described the history of Legal seafood restaurants and answered our questions about the menu. Since we are both crab cake lovers, that... More 

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service were wonderful! The almond-crusted salmon was delicious and the staff was great!

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CRANBURY
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was my sons birthday and he wanted seafood - this place was great! Great variety on the menu and the prices were reasonable (not $40+ per plate like others). Wines were good as well. They take reservations and it was packed.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Valentine's Day lunch here with my wife of course. We were looking at the menu and did not find tuna burger. So when our great and awesome server Latoya came over, we asked her if it was still offered. And she said yes! So we each had tuna burger with fries and coleslaw. This is the best tuna burger ever.... More 

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Clarksville, Maryland
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197 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd say Legal Sea Foods is much better than most chain restaurants and you can certainly get a pretty good meal. However it is not nearly as good as many other Seafood restaurants in the area like Joe's or Oceanaire. I'd say it is a good choice for before or after a Verizon Center event and more affordable than the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had very high expectations for Legal Sea Foods and, for the most part, they didn't disappoint. Had the Crab Cake Combo with Jumbo Sea Scallops and Shrimp. The Crab Cake was out of this world good with virtually no filler and all lump crab meet. The Shrimp were big and grilled to perfection. The scallops, while... More 

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los Angeles, United States
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is better then Red Lobster, but not as good as Hanks Oyster bar where everything is fresh. Great for a meeting, quick lunch, and maybe happy hour. Service is good, portions are large, and atmosphere is up beat. Tourist like it, but if you have time try some seafood on the wharf. Very good customer service!

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Orting, Washington
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting Washington, DC and decided to have a look at Chinatown. While we were there we developed a little hunger for seafood. We spotted one place then went a little further up the street. I am glad we did, because Legal Seafoods was right in front of us. We walked in and were greeted by... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I ate dinner here prior to a game across the street at the Verizon Center. We were greeted, and promptly seated. Our waiter was very courteous, taking time to explain the menu items we had questions about. Our food arrived in short time and I must say everything was great. The atmosphere/ ambiance in the restaurant is nice.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 614 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It doesn't really matter if in Crystal City or here in the 7th street, quality is always high and the food is just perfect. Cannot resist to the temptation of the Thai calamari as well as to the white wine sauce mussels, lovely, well presented and great in taste . Just a further confirmation of the choice of dining in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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