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Legal Sea Foods

704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
+1 202-347-0007
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (68 reviews)
“seafood” (199 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in for happy hour while in D.C. For business. Exceptional happy hour but the staff was even better. I never had to flag them down for anything. They were always checking in me even when the bar became busy. They even offered a person...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Craving sea food, we went to Legal Sea Foods on Friday night. Surprisingly, it was mostly full but not hopping. We had attentive service from James. My crab cakes were very good. Hint. Order two appraiser crab cakes (one each on a salad bed) and...More

Thank zaxes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place supposed to be a good fish restaurant, the food was good and the personal was friendly but it wasn't anything exceptional. Once we said we where not going for the desert we received the check so fast, I never had a lunch so...More

Thank Maarten77_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I made reservations for Legal Seafood on Thursday, for a Friday night dinner. Arrived a few minutes early and were seated in a perfect storefront window seat, so we could see the people of DC pass by...that should have been an indicator...More

Thank JimFlyer2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had delicious Maryland She-crab soup.....with real crab!!!!!! I didn't have time for much so ordered the best fresh strawberry shortcake....delightfully sweet crunchy biscuits with fresh strawberries. Good choices on my part!

Thank cricketg1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We first visited one this chains locations in Boston, and we always visit when we are in a city with a location. We find the service and food to be outstanding

Thank 193barryl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has great sea food. The clam chowder was really good. The cream is not heavy and the chowder was loaded with clams and other sea food. The salmon bowl was a good portion of salmon, jasmin rice, spinach, sea weed, mushrooms, and cabbage....More

Thank jb230
Reviewed 1 week ago

I sat at he bar for dinner around 6pm. It was busy and during Happy Hour. I got an appetizer and drink. the service was slow but the food was good.

Thank Lynn_SC_2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third time I've visited this restaurant and I was highly disappointed this time. I should have known it wasn't going to be good when the waitress didn't get our drink order correct. When our received our entrees, it was incorrect and I...More

Thank VTeng
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since my first business trips to DC more than 20 years ago, Legal Seafood has become my must-eat restaurant when I travel there. I LOVE their crabcakes and after a few years of living out of the country, I was so happy to re-visit Legal...More

Thank Alice B
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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
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June 23, 2016|
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It is casual
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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
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
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)
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