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Legal Sea Foods

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2001 International Dr, Tysons Galleria, McLean, VA 22102-4605 (Tysons Blvd)
+1 703-827-8900
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Legal Sea foods is probably my most favorite seafood restaurant. I always enjoy either fried clams [with bellies on] or fried oysters. Rarely am I disappointed. This time I had the fried oysters. They were a nice size and very juicy. The waiter was very patient, professional and informative as well [about portion sizes].

Washington, DC
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879 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 931 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since seafood is the only "meat" I eat, I'm not real big on chain restaurants since the good ones are few and far between, but Legal and Pappadeaux are my favorites because they are always good and always consistent, regardless of location. This particular Legal location is a prime example. Hadn't been there in years, but was passing through and... More 

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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner. Sunday night it was quite. Very good food, service was good. good variety to choose from.

Thank kevin f
Denver, Colorado
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139 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

I usually stop here whenever I am in the area as I don't get to eat seafood so often. The food here is consistently very good, albeit not quite as good as one of the ones in the Boston area. Nevertheless, I am always pleased with the experience and the meals here.

Thank tonytiger_13
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

At first glance, the decor isn't super appealing, but it is clean. The prices are that of a typical seafood restaurant. I ordered the seafood platter and it was enough to feed myself and my 10 year old daughter. We couldn't finish it. The good was quite tasty. There was a nice wine list. They were out of what I... More 

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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Repeated visit to this fine place and was very pleased with their BBQ Ribs & Shrimps dish. Also, their complimentary freshly baked bread worthy second serving. Lastly, their desserts were delicious, too. Only thing that needs improvement is more attentive to refilling customers' drink. This is one busy place, but they must not let that neglect refilling customers' drinks.

Thank HKP7
Boston, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Legal Sea Foods is consistently good! I have been to over ten locations, and never had a bad meal. This location is inside of the Tysons Galleria mall. It is two-story, with an "outdoor" patio, which just sits in the mall. It is a cute atmosphere. The service is generally very good. My favorite items at this Tysons Galleria location... More 

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New York City, New York
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

I was here with a colleague and we enjoyed the food. I have been to their Atlanta location and also enjoyed the food. I definitely recommend their surf & turf option. I had the lobster and it was definitely good.

Thank AKrulzNY
Ashburn, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

My husband and I had drinks and Hors d'oeuvre, we loved their Buffalo Cauliflower. Great beer choices too!

Thank Roadtriplady14
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

The food is good if unimaginative. The service is competent. The prices are a level higher than the meals value.

Thank Ed B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-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, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 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 - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 International Dr, Tysons Galleria, McLean, VA 22102-4605
    (Tysons Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-827-8900
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods - really fresh fish. Virginia is for lovers (of seafood)! Our two-story restaurant is double the fun with entrances on both levels for easy entree. Choose to make a splash in the downstairs dining room or in the bar upstairs. Our landscaped interior patio is also a popular lure. Our convenient restaurant location within Tysons Galleria will get you hooked. 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. We've received a boatload of accolades including "Best Place for Great Seafood" (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008), "Best Crab Cakes" (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?