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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
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The seafood was delicious. the service outstanding, drinks excellent, would recommend to anyone that appreciates good dining and fine atmosphere. I had cauliflower popcorn for starters and crab combo for main. Crab cake was filled with crab and not loaded with potato, included on the plate were 4 scallops and 4 grilled shrimp and crispy salad. Hubby had fresh oysters,... More 

Thank Marion R
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dining was an experience. My friends had the lobster--- huge, succulent, fresh, finger lickin' good (literally and figuratively). Don't worry about your suit-- they give you plastic bibs to cover you up. I had the crab cakes--- also gooood. Servings were very liberal. Wait persons were fast, efficient, and friendly. The place was packed and rocking when we arrived and... More 

Thank couchpotatonolonger
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter and I shared an appetizer and a main dish and had plenty of leftovers. There was a shrimp and scallops pasta we shared that was outstanding!!

Thank 165melanien
San Clemente, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week 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
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 again!

Thank srmorgan516
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week 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 the outside. Waiter was awesome. He cracked us up and made excellent recommendations for our... More 

Thank alitaylor2012
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week 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
Spring, TX
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220 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 side but still made for an incredible taste. The tuna sliders were fantastic. I could... More 

Thank WildmanWong
Middletown, Ohio
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 was also the first time I've ever had that dish.

Thank chris n
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
American, Seafood, Vegan Options, 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
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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