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Legal Sea Foods

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704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716 (G Street, N.W.)
+1 202-347-0007
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Ogden, Utah
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was excellent. Particularly the Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. Cooked just right and served well. Dined twice in one week, several days apart.. The Hostess and Maître d' both remembered me and greeted me warmly as I came in the door.

Thank CarlJ_77
Brooklyn, New York
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is very good. The seafood is Very fresh and the grilled food is especially tasty. I deducted one star because the service is very fast, but if you like being served quickly where your entre comes after your last bite of the app, you'll be fine. Reservations necessary as it is a busy place.

Thank Robert S
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222 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been a fan of Legal Seafood for years and this visit did not disappoint. It was my mom's first visit and she was very impressed. We ordered the crab cake combo and bacon braised greens. The crab was was meaty and delicious as usual. The scallops were really good, but quite small...and the shrimp were big, flavorful and tough... More 

Thank amars662
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a group of 10, service was great and the food was amazing. Everyone was happy, stuffed shrimp was great and many glowing comments about chef's choice and swordfish. Drinks were good and the rolls are nice and crispy on the outside. With no complaints from a group of 10 (ages 71 to 8), you can rest assured this... More 

Thank jaxsgrandma
Richmond, Virginia
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dining at this Legal Sea Foods location is perfect if one is attending an event at the Verizon Center. The employees were ALL attentive, upbeat and great at their jobs. Can't say enough good stuff about the staff. The food is generally well prepared. Some of the entrees are plainly overpriced; for example, the Scallops entree consisted of six small... More 

Thank BLSRichmond
Las Vegas
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485 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The crab cakes were so good we had to eat here for lunch twice during our 3 day stay in DC. Soups are excellent, bread is hot and fresh and the service is great. We had Latoya both times and she took really good care of us. Also need to mention that the wine prices are reasonable. Highly recommend.

Thank nvlinks
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194 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While not gourmet or exceptional, our meal was good. Decor was nice and servers were, for most part, friendly. Prices fair. The downside was that enjoyment of the full caesar salad was interrupted midway by the early arrival of the main course. Overall, we felt rushed in every respect, which dramatically lessened mine and wife's enjoyment. Comments regarding this were... More 

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Batavia, New York
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We appreciated the good service. Our waitress was attentive and helpful regarding one of our kids meals that needed to be gluten free. Food was good but pricey.

Thank dands238
West Hempstead, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service were excellent, located across from Verizon center, kind of had that Times Square feeling. Seafood was fresh the Bloody Mary was marginal..

Thank Jay L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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334 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 773 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right by Verizon center we have eaten there a few times. Not as clean and nice inside as other properties. Decent size. Service is slow.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
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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