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Legal Sea Foods

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2001 International Dr, Tysons Galleria, McLean, VA 22102-4605 (Tysons Blvd)
+1 703-827-8900
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love their New England chowder - legit. Lobster roll is packed with succulent meat. Anna’s Baked Boston Cod is wonderful. Raw oysters are always excellent. A reliable choice for seafood for us for years.

Thank Mark H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Legal Sea Foods since it opened and the love affair continues. It's consistently good. Even though it's in a mall (Tysons Galleria), it has good ambience. Sitting on the patio in the middle of mall foot traffic can actually be fun -- great for people watching. If you haven't been, and you love seafood, go! It's... More 

Thank kelphxpdx
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was so impressed by the staff. Everyone smiled and was very cordial and conversational. My servers name was Jackie. She was so great that I returned the following day. The oysters were fantastic. Great staff!

Thank Steven D. C
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice early family dinner. We had a fisherman's plate and a sea food casserole. We enjoyed our dinner very much. The service was top notch and the food tasty. The food is well worth the somewhat premium prices.

Thank Alex A
Olney, Maryland
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253 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall I like Legal Sea Foods, there are quite a few in the DC area. I went to this one with some work colleagues for lunch one day. This is located in the Tysons Galleria mall (the nicer one), on the bottom floor. There is plenty of seating and was not busy at all when we went. The service staff... More 

1 Thank Joshua R
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90 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Legal Sea foods is probably my most favorite seafood restaurant. I always enjoy either fried clams [with bellies on] or fried oysters. Rarely am I disappointed. This time I had the fried oysters. They were a nice size and very juicy. The waiter was very patient, professional and informative as well [about portion sizes].

Washington, DC
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888 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 927 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Since seafood is the only "meat" I eat, I'm not real big on chain restaurants since the good ones are few and far between, but Legal and Pappadeaux are my favorites because they are always good and always consistent, regardless of location. This particular Legal location is a prime example. Hadn't been there in years, but was passing through and... More 

Thank romadaro
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Stopped in for dinner. Sunday night it was quite. Very good food, service was good. good variety to choose from.

Thank kevin f
Denver, Colorado
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142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I usually stop here whenever I am in the area as I don't get to eat seafood so often. The food here is consistently very good, albeit not quite as good as one of the ones in the Boston area. Nevertheless, I am always pleased with the experience and the meals here.

Thank tonytiger_13
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

At first glance, the decor isn't super appealing, but it is clean. The prices are that of a typical seafood restaurant. I ordered the seafood platter and it was enough to feed myself and my 10 year old daughter. We couldn't finish it. The good was quite tasty. There was a nice wine list. They were out of what I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 International Dr, Tysons Galleria, McLean, VA 22102-4605
    (Tysons Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-827-8900
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods - really fresh fish. Virginia is for lovers (of seafood)! Our two-story restaurant is double the fun with entrances on both levels for easy entree. Choose to make a splash in the downstairs dining room or in the bar upstairs. Our landscaped interior patio is also a popular lure. Our convenient restaurant location within Tysons Galleria will get you hooked. 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. We've received a boatload of accolades including "Best Place for Great Seafood" (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008), "Best Crab Cakes" (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?