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“Fast and furious” 4 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)
703-415-1200
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Ranked #9 of 703 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Chowder, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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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.
Coral Gables, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fast and furious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The wait staff was so hurried that our evening meal was anything but memorable. The food was very good but we felt very rushed on this Memorial Day weekend visit. The Fisherman's platter was flavorful but TOO much fried food for me......I should have known better.

We were in and out in an hour, so if you ARE in a hurry....this is second to a drive thru experience!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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South Dakota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Cute spot, yummy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a really cute little seafood place withing walking distance of the hotels on Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington. We made reservations in the afternoon for evening on the weekend so no problem there. Staff was sweet, crab cakes and salmon were delicious. Best spot in that area for sure.

Visited May 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Big lobster”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My wife loves lobster. She ordered the smallest they had on the menu and it exceeded her expectations. It was steamed perfectly. I had the crab cake combo, always a winner. The steamed muscles appetizer was up to par as well. Legal is just consistently good or better and this location is among the best.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great seafood restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The food and service were excellent. Prices were a little high most entrees $20-30. Crowded on a weekday night. Doesn't take reservations.

Visited May 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Yeah, yeah, it's a chain, but the food here is NOT disappointing. We were a party of nine, and were seated almost immediately, even though this place was crowded. The seafood was excellent!

Visited May 2013
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