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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 6 days ago via mobile

I work in Crystal City, and my husband and I met for lunch. Legal Sea Foods has a great menu, and our meals were excellent. Server was attentive. Restaurant is a bit dated. We moved our table because of a strong air conditioning vent. Blinds...More

Thank Trigger63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During my trip to Boston in Jan,2018 I happen to dine at 2 Legal Food Restaurants in Boston,Ma. Both were consistent with good helpful service and good food as well.

Thank Burt G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first visited Legal Sea Foods in 1976 in Cambridge, MA and have been dining at their various locations ever since. My visit to their Rosslyn, VA location proves that quality can pass the test of time. Great seafood, an excellent and varied menu, and...More

Thank Delbert W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After I told people I knew that I was going to Washington, DC for a vacation, they all said to eat at a Legal Sea Foods. I'm not really a fish eater, but figured I try it out since so many people had mentioned it....More

1  Thank TripVbarS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A large selection of dishes to tantalise the taste buds. I had ordered the scallops from the specials menu and the rainbow trout for the main course. Both dishes delivered on taste, the fish was exceptionally well cooked. This was teamed with a beautiful dry...More

1  Thank SharkBaitRoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always wanted to try one of these and it didn't disappoint. I had the Legal’s Signature Crab Cake Combo and it was delicious. It was probably the best crabcake I had in a long time. I followed it up with a blueberry tart which...More

Thank Coffeerich44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Felt for seafood one evening and found this restaurant close to my hotel. When i arrived at 6:00 p.m., the place was crowded but I was quickly seated near the bar area. Only problem was that air conditioning vent was blowing cold air on me...More

Thank stanmur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in Maine and have lived in Florida. I frequent Seattle. The point is, I've had some seafood. The scallops I ordered from this restaurant last night were among the best I've ever had. They were delicious. The sweet potato and salad, I...More

Thank Hatcher08
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Great food, as usual, ambiance very nice, service above average. Always a must visit when Legal Seafood is clise.

Thank Ecald
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Ordered crab soup, never got it, crab cake convo which was well prepared, but to much filler for me. The shrimp and scallops were well prepared, but weren’t even offered lemon for them. Just ate them plane. Other person ordered the salmon, it was good,...More

Thank Jeff R
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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
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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