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Legal Sea Foods

2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820
+1 703-415-1200
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (74 reviews)
“seafood” (272 reviews)
“crab cake combo” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with friends for a NYE lunch. I ordered the crabcake with fries and a salad. Everything was good. My friend ordered the salmon, spinach and potato stuffed with crabmeat. He hated the salmon and spinach, but loved the stuffed potato. My girlfriend ordered...More

Thank moniquec68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were on our way out of town and decided to try our Legal Sea Foods on the way to the airport. She has numerous food allergies (gluten, dairy, soy, and peanuts), so we are always wary of new places and ask...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try the Clam Chowder...get a bowl...its the best in the U.S. All the food is well presented. hot and delicious.

Thank Curtis B
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

Growing up in Boston, this brainchild of the Berkowitz family was the first reliably good seafood chain in the east coast. I had one of my traditional favorites, the crab cake combination which came with its namesake plus a few shrimps, scallops, and a small...More

Thank jonathb5
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

Had a quick fish and chips at the bar on a weeknight. Food was good, decent beer on draft and the service was solid. Not a bad experience for the $. Not 5 star, but decent.

Thank Allensaccnt
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

The wife and I stopped in for a quick late lunch. Staff was nice and friendly with quick service. We wanted a soup and salad, nothing big being it was 1:45 pm. The Maryland Cream of Crab soup was good with a generous helping of...More

Thank renealy
Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

We’ve been to at least half a dozen Legal locations over the last 20 years and sadly the quality has slipped over time and as they’ve grown. Our dinner was really just OK. No major problems (except the overly greasy calamari)but totally ordinary in every...More

Thank torm23
Reviewed December 6, 2017

The only pleasant attraction at this Legal Seafood location was our server Stacy. She had a good attitude but that was the highlight. I went for a bday dinner and we were greeted by a very nonchalant young lady at the door who didn't crack...More

Thank Lexi H
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Crystal City - Legal Seafood Food was waiting when I arrived. I gave the greeter a gift card and she went in the back to process the card. She returned saying the gift card only had $3 on it. I gave her $25 for $28...More

Thank mdebeers1656
Reviewed November 19, 2017

I had very good time with my best friend in Legal Sea Food, DC, value for money and friendly service. The seafood is fresh with good cooking, maybe not first class but good enough. Lot of choice. Service speed very fast. White wine excellent. We...More

Thank Anthonychen666
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October 24, 2017|
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Response from Kristal W | Reviewed this property |
Keep in mind that because Legal Seafoods periodically changes menu items, lobster roll is likely a seasonal item and isn't available all year long. Be sure to check their website.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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