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Legal Sea Foods

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2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820 (Formerly Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City) (South 23rd Street)
+1 703-415-1200
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the first time I have eaten at a Legal Seafood and I was very impressed. I grew up in Florida and I am used to good, fresh seafood so I am kind of hard to please. All the seafood dishes we had were very fresh and tasty. This was the best seafood meal I have had in a... More 

Thank ryan10230
Arlington, Virginia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to national airport to pick up my husband. It was also a good excuse to park the car and grab a bowl of gumbo along with a beer. Delious!

Thank 56Dianne
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended to me so I went. First, the restaurant is a comfortable place primarily geared toward families. Built in the 50's, there didn't seem to be much updating since. Nonetheless, my waiter was wonderful. Very accommodating and attentive; I would go back for him alone. On to the meal, I ordered the seafood platter which was... More 

Thank avicks1
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had the salmon bowl which was real good. I have been to 2 Legal Seafoods. In Crystal City and in Boston. I recommend to others. We were able to walk in without reservations which was great!

Thank 886suzannet
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Legal Seafood was ok but not great. The service was very good, but the food wasn't any better than many places and more expensive.

Thank Shirley H
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Then you will be pleased with this place because they give you mounds of fries underneath a few pieces of seafood to make it look bigger. The food was OK, but was expecting better. For that you'll need to get closer to the Chesapeake Bay than in the middle of Arlington. Platter presentation is good as you'd expect in an... More 

Thank Charles T
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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311 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't ever remember getting anything but great food at Legal--Boston, DC or here--love the food and service was very good also. Excellent lobster and stuffed shrimp This location is little cramped feeling--but it is easy enough to overlook that and enjoy the seafood!

Thank Richard H
Winston-Salem, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very small, the tables are extremely too close together. I don't want to hear everyone around me as if they are sitting at the table with me. The staff was friendly, the food was great and the prices are HIGH.

Thank Monica P
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here with 5 other couples. It was a mild evening and we ate on the patio. The dishes were a bit expensive, but the seafood was very good. If you don't like fish or shellfish, there is very little else to choose from on the menu. I think I spotted one chicken dish and one... More 

Thank Robert H
Rehovot, Israel
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food Best service And big respect to gluten allergies Thank you for a very good experience We enjoyed it very much

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?