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Legal Sea Foods

704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
+1 202-347-0007
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (70 reviews)
“seafood” (203 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food is always amazing here. We make it it a point to eat here Every time we are in DC. The wood fired fish is what I always get. I hate cooked salmon but it's my favorite fish at Legals. My mom is obsessed...More

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We was looking for a good reasonable seafood place to eat at while in Washington and found this place on tripadvisor. They have several locations on the east coast and that helped with choosing this restaurant along with the reviews and the food prices. The...More

Thank RandyHodge
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the seafood and ate here twice on our trip. One evening we had a great server - Phan who explained the specials and suggested items based on our likes. Large servings - we shared our meals.

Thank belindasuet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sit at the bar and order from the sides and appetizers - especially if you're not someone with a large appetite. I selected a stuffed potato (with crab) covered with cheese and the side of broccoli. The latter comes with cheese sauce which I chose...More

Thank GPToak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place and well located in front of Verizon center. The food was excellent. Our waitresses was awesome. This was the best seafood that I had in several months.

Thank Lamont J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place and well located in front of Verizon center. The seafood is very good and the staff very friendly. Price is ok for Washington. Recommend it for seafood.

Thank mgadanho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on our way to the portrait gallery and spy museum. Ama was our server and was an excellent! She was warm and personable, gave great suggestions and overall made our visit! The crab soup was delicious. The crab dip was creamy and...More

Thank KerensaSH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here, Joe's, and a couple other nicer seafood places. This was by far our best experience. We first did the happy hour apps that included the shellfish tower, crazy good price of $25, and a couple other apps. Everything was fresh and great,...More

Thank PlzC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have given Legal Seafoods many opportunities while visiting Boston and now DC. Both times we have walked away unimpressed and unfulfilled. The food is ok and the service has always been great. I think when you look at the entire experience holistically, then you...More

Thank tophatafc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere of Legal Seafood, casual elegance. The food was good with one exception. Oysters on the half shell, they were much smaller than anticipated and many of them had bits of shell. My son did not mention this until after we had...More

Thank S G
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, 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)
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