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Legal Sea Foods - Arlington - Crystal City

2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 (Formerly Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City)
703-415-1200
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Ranked #6 of 693 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Chowder
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Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: South 23rd Street
Transit: Crystal City (Yellow Line) Metro station.
Description: 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.
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We are visiting Arlington for the holidays and decided to eat our Christmas Eve dinner here. The restaurant had a very crowded feel. We were sitting next to a family with children who were acting like typical children (not bad, just wound up). The positives were that the service was very fast and the main courses were very good. The... More 

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Dresher, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were in Crystal City for a business meeting. It was a rainy Saturday night and we did not have reservations. The people at Legal Seafood were very welcoming and sat us quickly even though the place was very busy. Our server was friendly and helpful. Food was delivered promptly and everything was totally to our liking. If we are... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Not the Ciappino I know from San Francisco (Scoma's) or my own recipe. Way more Shells than chowder. Flavor not what I am used to, I love Legal Seafood in general but this dish in this city did not live up to a 30.00 entrée.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A great place to grab a great lunch or dinner. Great oysters, clams, and all of your seafood favorites.

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Aiea, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of those franchises you can count on! Great atmosphere, great food, a wide variety to choose from and lots of TVs to watch!

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Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When I travel to the DC area, I always have dinner (at least once) at Legal Sea Foods. There are a few in the DC area but I am usually in Crystal City so this one it the one I usually go to. They have a good selection of beers as well! I love the Seafood sampler (I don't remember... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went there by myself during a business trip. The raw Tuna was delicious. However, my stomach didn't take it that well six hours later. The restaurant is full of disclosures about eating raw fish, so I can't really complain. The Margarita was OK, and the banana, rum and ice-cream was nice but not much more than that. I'd go... More 

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Basalt, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

First time eating at a Legal Sea Foods and I was not impressed. First - sit near the front door if you eat at the Crystal City location. Three of us were seated at the back of this long and narrow restaurant and it was uncomfortably stuffy - very unpleasant. The crab cake I had was good (but the price!).... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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168 reviews 168 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Ate dinner here with colleagues on a recent business trip. We tried to get reservations but none were available on this weeknight, so we decided to take our chances as walk-ins and got seated at the bar immediately (a table would have been about a 30 minute wait). The three of us split a dozen oysters. I had the fried... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Went there last Saturday night while on a trip to DC for the Redskins/Bucs game. Took a friend there for his first trip and wow was it great! The Calamari was excellent! The salads were very fresh! The star of the evening was the Crab Cake dinner! It was perfectly prepared, full of lump crab meat and appropriately broiled and... More 

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Additional Information about Legal Sea Foods - Arlington - Crystal City

Address: 2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 (Formerly Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City)
Phone Number: 703-415-1200
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Chowder

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