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Legal Sea Foods

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2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820 (Formerly Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City) (South 23rd Street)
+1 703-415-1200
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Parker, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The seafood was fresh and the preparation was familiar. Nothing too fancy to overpower the fish. The service was quick and accurate. This is a busy restaurant and the atmosphere reflects it.

Thank atravelerden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was fresh and delicious. Staff was very friendly. We would come back. The atmosphere was very nice. Dim lighting amd seating was arranged so that you are not right next to others. There was also seating outside.

Thank NENE757
Ventura, California
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is well worth visiting Legal Sea Foods. The scallops are delicious and the staff is always friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank stace120
Asheville, North Carolina
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just don't know how this place has high rankings. I ordered steamed clams and they said in menu they were soft shell clams. They brought me a huge bowl of huge clams more for stews and soup. They were disgusting as the syphons were huge and full of nastiness. My husband ordered the a mixed grill fish plate. The... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good had the Crab Cakes. They give you a lot of food. We went with a large group service was excellent. Got the food out very fast.

Thank Teddie S
Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the famous Boston chain, this restaurant is a good place to get some fish in Crystal City and of reasonable quality. Service is extremely professional. Chef's specials are worth the extra price, that is not low, making this place also very quiet. Reliable and recommended.

Thank Fabrizio S
Kemmerer, Wyoming
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would never miss an opportunity to enjoy this fresh sea food. Waiter was very attentive and food, as always, was superb. Great to have "real" lobster for a change as we visit from the Rocky Mountains where no lobster reside!!

1 Thank Fred B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing dinner of grilled shrimp!! The sides were delicious and Steve, the bartender was fantastic!! He provided good advice on selections and was very attentive to us!

Thank Kirkles1
Laguna Niguel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great seafood but good vegetables too. Service good. Nice menu. I make it a point to eat here each time in area.

1 Thank Nothomemuch
Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cream of crab soup was mad good. It was actually better than my entree wish was the fish and chips. The soup was so good that it actually made me anticipate my main course even more, but I can't say that I was as impressed with the main course once I got it. That soup......it's stellar!!! I'd go back... More 

Thank Naturalgal4u

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?