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Legal Sea Foods

2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820
+1 703-415-1200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (70 reviews)
“seafood” (259 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Read the reviews here on TA. The hardest part of the entire dining experience was finding a parking place (parking garage at end of 23rd street). The server (Sergio) was very helpful. The mussels were wonderful (especially the broth). We had the crab cake (large...More

Thank jebgg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped by tonight after a long flight from the West Coast and this place lived up to the hype given by the hotel. Incredible menu, from drinks to dessert you won't leave disappointed.

Thank bluedeuce32
Reviewed 5 days ago

So very good. Place is busy - you want reservations - but staff was so nice and helpful to a large party with alot of questions. Great menu - seafood quality excellent. Would definitely come back! Very walkable from area hotels (especially the Marriott)

Thank SthWesternGal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was prompt and professional . . . and the food served hot and delicious! Our waitress was had a sense of humour...andn remembered our order which was varied . . . and she repeated it to me . . . without making a note...More

Thank sdragich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good seafood in Crystal City that's not a national chain. The crab cake was delicious- fresh and not buried in mayo or sauce or breadcrumbs. The soft shell crab wasn't good even though the chef swore it was still in season (one week left). It...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went with friends from a conference -- three nights out of four ! Legal Seafoods does not disappoint, they have wonderful selection of seafood and it's all very good. They have gluten free options, the vegetables are perfectly cooked and the...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Legal Seafood in many markets and each is both consistent and unique which is pretty hard to pull off. The food was great waiter attentive, and everyone was ver accommodating. We had the Crab Cake trio which was rich full flavored and...More

Thank Charles V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE place to eat seafood. Menu offers lots of choices. Generous portions of great tasting seafood fill you up. Freshness is key here. Reservations recommended as this is a popular and small place. Sometimes you are eating elbow to elbow with lots of...More

Thank luckygirl50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Legal Seafood is one of my favorites in the Boston Area, so on a trip to Washington D.C. We went to their location. I had oysters, Crab Soup and their tomato and cheese salad. All were absolutely delicious. My husband had a tomato broth seafood...More

Thank Deb O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok some places have creative fish and designs but these guy are the freshest. I am from Boston where the place is from and they claim they are not a chain.. hey they are a small chain with very good food. Got here and u...More

Thank slitel
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Adika H
November 6, 2016|
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Response from Devin P | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Some areas of the restaurant are a little dimmer making it a nice, potentially romantic surrounding.
Adika H
November 6, 2016|
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Response from GrahamB1990 | Reviewed this property |
Just opened your question. As you have probably dined by now I hope you enjoyed Legal Sea Foods. Regards Graham
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820 (Formerly Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City)
    (South 23rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Crystal City (Yellow Line) Metro station.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-415-1200
For all those who love seafood in Crystal City, the world really can be your oyster. Choose from among the 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish we serve simply prepared, 365 days a year. In season, our patio seating is a lure for those who choose the fresh seafood and fresh air combo.
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