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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
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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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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the restaurant at around 7pm. It was fairly busy but our waitress, Jazmine, was unusually slow. We had to ask for our water 3 times before we finally got it. The crab cakes were good but nothing special for the money you pay for them. The Maryland Crab Cream soup was very good.

Thank GBgal1
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived into town yesterday evening when we had to go to our favorite restaurant. The food was excellent as always! Best clam chowder you can get anywhere. I had the baked cod which tasted like it just came from the docks..so fresh. The breading was seasoned perfectly. My husband had the fish and chips. The portions were generous and the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love their seafood casserole, and it was up to usual standards, but they bread they serve is sub-standard for a seafood place. In the past, they got me a half-order of calamari at the bar, but this bartender would not try and do that.

Thank Eugene S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good location to the Verizon center but very pricey for the food we got. It was good, but I hoped for better considering how much the bill was.

Thank Nthusson
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dipped into Legal to have dinner on a cold windy night. We could not have planned our meal any better. Wednesday nights at Legal are not crowed and the food and service are always great! Paul served us and anticipated our every need! The warm rolls brought to the table were to die for. I am such a wimp... More 

Thank cdjones
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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749 reviews
493 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Legal Seafoods continues to be a fine place for upscale seafood. The menu has lessened in variety and size over the years, but what is served is done very well. We had two types of fish and enjoyed them both. Service this visit was outstanding with a very kind waitress Latoya. Seating can be a little tight and noise level... More 

Thank CTManny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Legal Sea Foods is near the Verizon Center, went there for dinner after a basketball game and loved it. Food was so good and the service was amazing.

Thank Tblank1978
Millersville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to be there for happy hour. The oysters and $6 appetizers were delicious. We enjoyed shrimp, wings and sliders.

Thank Rick S
Edmond, Oklahoma
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178 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please try their clam chowder and crab cakes! Some of the best I have had! Friendly staff loved Paul the waiter. Great date night. Now headed to the Verizon center across the street.

Thank Julie S
Malaga, Spain
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main course arrived before the starter. The stater, raw tuna, was great but then the main course cam back and they must have been keeping it warm, the tuna was totally over done. They should go the UK to find out what Fish and Chips is, very disappointing.

Thank AandM5864

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
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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