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“Always a Favorite in Crystal City” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City

Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 (Formerly Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City)
+1 703-415-1200
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Ranked #7 of 642 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Chowder, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Mijas Pueblo, Spain
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“Always a Favorite in Crystal City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

If it isn't fresh, it isn't legal... that's Legal Sea Foods moto. Evreything you can eat is awesome. Food is prepared well and presented by an excellent wait staff. This is a must stop for someof the best seafood in the DC area.

Visited April 2013
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Houston, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic seafood and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Dined here for an evening meal. Restaurant is very convienent for those staying in Crystal City hotels, we walked there from Marriott, avoided parking issues and fees.
Reservation from Opentable was honored immediately and we were seated. Our server for the evening, Jim H. was exceptional. His knowledge of the menu and information on fresh fish specials certainly assisted in our decisions for dinner. Fried oyster appetizer with seaweed salad was very good, fresh/hot and the combination of hot oysters and cool sald was great. Doublestuffed shrimp entree was prepared well, not too much breading and lots of lump crab. Striped bass filet with crab crust was awesome. Fish was fresh, prepared perfectly and seasoned well. Sides of sauteed spinach, jasmine rice, and broccoli were also fresh and prepared perfectly. Manager came by to check on our dining experience. Overall, service was exceptional, food items were well paced from the kitchen, and all appetizers and entrees were prepared perfectly and seasonings complimented the fresh ingredients. Highly recommended. Use Opentable for easy reservations.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ohio
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“Very accommodating..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Nine of us arrived without reservation. The staff put together tables within minutes. The seafood offering is good. Wine and drink list plentiful. Great meal.

Visited March 2013
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latrobe
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“Very Good - Very Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The selections were varied but to my wallet, more expensive for a place so close to the water. I was intrigued by the seaweed salad but concentrated on the whole lobster. Market price was up compared to home and we tried soft-shell clams fr the first time. Not a great experience for us. We'll stick with hard shelled ones - more taste and not "squishey" as the wife said.

Visited March 2013
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Tyler, Texas
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Not worth the money!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I realize things in this area are more expensive than other parts of the country, but I thought they were extremely overpriced. Wouldn't go there again. Food was a good temp and tasted okay, but for the price, I expected more. Waiter was very good. It was to crowded and small.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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