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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” (292 reviews)
“clam chowder” (72 reviews)
“crab cake combo” (17 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank sdatex
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Sundncr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible! Rude and unkempt hostess, do not even make eye contacts. The manager with shaking hands and sweaty face. 😒 Looks like they do not care about their clients at all. Just across the corner , Greek restorant, welcoming atmosphere, good food, so happy that...More

Thank Vacation44161321911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was jammed but we had made a reservation and so managed to get through the crowd waiting at the front door where there are no seats unless there is a vacancy at the bar. All our dishes were very good and the service...More

Thank 423macs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here before a show at the Birchmere. Hubby had crabcake combo, I had assortment. Both were outstanding, but the gluten free treat was homemade gluten free dinner rolls baked to order with our meal. They were the best gluten free rolls I have...More

Thank Barb J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was crowded and service was good and fast. I really did not like the salty chowder and neither the spicy fish and chips that was tasting vinegar more than anything. To top it off when asking for ice cream we received ice but...More

Thank MeM543
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

7 from our tour group made reservations at Legal Sea Foods in Arlington. We walked over from the hotel and found the experience to be very good. We had fish and chips, clam platter, trout and a couple of other dishes. All were very good....More

Thank rhowell92
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Restaurant kind of noisy. Oyster festival but each oyster around $4,00, guess the trip from fish market mus be expensive. Otherwise fish was fresh and well prepared.

Thank rodfajardo
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

1st time my wife and I have tried this place. Really not a lot to say about this place. It's a chain restaurant. Kind of cookie cutter. If you like chain type places then you will feel right at home.

Thank Quest229381
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The food was outstanding....enjoyed the Fish and Chips and Fried Shrimp. Very fresh and delicious. I did inform the restaurant it was my 70th Birthday Celebration and they didn't seem to care. That's OK...just don't expect them to extend themselves in any way.

Thank WHStoneman
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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
US$20 - US$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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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