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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 June 2, 2016 via mobile

Luv the variety and everything is so look good it makes it tough to decide what to get. The atmosphere is good for a date night too.....

Thank twelcomer
Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had a wonderful waiter and the service was terrific. the food was really tasty and we enjoyed the meal. it is a bit pricey..

Thank yankeelady2016
Reviewed May 25, 2016

In town on business. Dined alone outside on the "patio" (i.e. sidewalk). The service was the highlight.. The food was just ok. The special of the evening was the larger of the two cold water lobsters they offer (advertised as 1.5 to 1.75 pounds, which...More

1  Thank DRLand
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriends and I decided to stop here for dinner following a Nats game. Our server Michael was very attentive and made sure to notify the chef of my friends food allergy. They made a apecial sauce for her salmon since the standard one contained...More

Thank Kate3168
Reviewed May 25, 2016

This restaurant was walking distance from our hotel and worth a visit. Loved the history of this family fish market turned restaurant concept. Great selection, well prepared food, oyster bar and friendly wait staff.

Thank LauraC999
Reviewed May 25, 2016

This restaurant is fabulous. Service was superior and food great. My husband had crab cakes that were the best he had ever tasted. I would recommend it to all my friends.

Thank Funtime2013702
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We try to come here whenever we're in town, one of our favorites for a well prepared seafood dish. Waiters are always helpful and attentive. I can honestly say, I've never had a bad meal here.

Thank pidge2294
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Be sure to try the clam chowder and for the side order the crispy risotto cake. Their housemade Sangria was delicious

Thank 4Schus
Reviewed May 23, 2016

the trio of calamari was terrific with the thai being my favorite. I had the chef's choice entree with consisted of three scallops and three small grilled fish fillets of tuna, salmon, and swordfish. All three were cooked perfectly.

Thank Ryan R
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Our group of 5 ate here and we all loved the food. The crab cakes were exceptional and the service was great as well. It is a close walk from the Hyatt Crystal City Hotel. I made reservations on line and they called to confirm....More

Thank Carla D
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Questions & Answers
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
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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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