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Legal Sea Foods

704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
+1 202-347-0007
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (65 reviews)
“seafood” (198 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I had the combination grilled scallops, shrimp, and crab cake. One of the best dinners I have ever had. Not cheap but reasonable for the quality of the food.

Thank sace101
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was good and did taste fresh. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service was fantastic. I ordered the spicy fish and chips during my visit. The flavor was good but the texture was a little off. Overall very good experience. I would try...More

Thank srmorgan516
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

She got to eat fish and chips and have chowder. The shrimp was great and the chowder was amazing! Crab cakes had a lot of good sized crab meat, perfectly cooked scallops and the bread to start you off was warm and nicely crunchy oj...More

Thank alitaylor2012
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love all the Legal Seafood restaurants I have been too. This one is especially nice for happy hour. They have a great happy hour menu including a seafood tower with oysters, clams and lobster. The mai tai's are the best!

Thank BlackJack048
Reviewed 6 days ago

We missed this chain in Boston and decided to give it a try. Happy hour had just started and I felt peckish. I decided to try the ribs and the tuna sliders. The rib meat fell off the bone. The sauce was on the sweet...More

Thank WildmanWong
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an upscale bar across the street from the Hockey complex. The beer is very cold and fresh. The calamari was very good. I had it Rhode Island style. The soft shell crab with a mushroom gravy was the best I've ever had. It...More

Thank chris n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I both ordered the crab cake combo and found it to be delicious..... And quite reasonably priced. The presentation was attractive. Our server was quite engaging . The restaurant seemed to be quite well staffed. We would both go back.

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In D.C. For a conference. Drinks good but expensive. Calamari was good a little greasy. Crab dip had too much mayo, soupy. Seafood casserole was tasty, buttery but the seafood (shrimp, scallops, lobster) was overcooked.

Thank Marktheshark027
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a "nothing special" weekend, where there wasn't much going on in town. Good was great for all in the party. We had salmon, tuna and trout. Cooked to our expectations and staff was concerned if cooked as such. The wait staff, however, was...More

Thank Crystal D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a terrible dining experience. Service was horrible and food was worse. Rushed from the moment we sat down. Ordered drinks and were not given what we ordered. Lesser quality liquor and tried to pass it off as what we ordered. Server was rude...More

Thank Christine B
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Cody S
What's the attire for this place? Is it casual?
July 8, 2016|
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Response from LJucha | Reviewed this property |
Yes casual. We were just in the clothes we were in all day and it was fine
Doc L
Is there a dress code?
June 23, 2016|
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Response from sweanne | Reviewed this property |
It is casual
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Does this restaurant have a private dining area go a special family gathering! If yes, Please tell me the maximum number in the party.
May 16, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
    (G Street, N.W.)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-0007
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. 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. A bipartisan favorite, we have occupied the nation’s capital since 1995, anchored across from the Verizon Center and around the corner from the International Spy Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Chinatown. Make waves at our racetrack-shaped bar or sup on seafood underneath the hull-like ceiling in our restaurant’s main dining room. Either way, be presidential and order a cup of our New England Clam Chowder; it’s been served at every Inauguration since 1981. Other accolades include “Best Place for Great Seafood” (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008) and “Best Crab Cakes” (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008)