We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Smiling faces on a cold day help the dining experience”
Review of Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods
Reserve with OpenTable
Legal Sea Foods is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #4 of 878 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: South 23rd Street
Transit: Crystal City (Yellow Line) Metro station.
Description: 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.
Highlands, New Jersey
Level Contributor
299 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Smiling faces on a cold day help the dining experience”
Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

From the time we entered the door there were smiling faces from the staff which helps on a cold dreary afternoon. Steve, our waiter, was knowledgable about the menu and helped us with our selection. We ordered the fish stew and salmon luncheon specials. The stew was a medley of clams, oysters and fish and was seasoned well. The salmon was on a bed jasmine rice topped with soft butter and was tasty. We were in and out in under an hour which helps when you are on limited street parking. The restaurant was a good meeting place for lunch and the dining experience enjoyable.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank JDRolle R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

840 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

The place is small. I went on a Friday night and the place was packed so make sure you have a reservation like I did. They got me right in which I appreciate. The food wasn't bad, but wasn't anything to write home about. The manager was making the rounds and the staff had it together. It is expensive though for the average food you receive. It is the DC Metro area though so plan on about $40 a person minimum.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank KBSFargo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicago Suburbs
Level Contributor
152 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“they cram you into tiny places”
Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

the restaurant is too small for all of the table they cram together. the food was average. Everything tasted over salted. I am tired of restautants - especially chains, over salting everything. The waiter was flakey and fairly slow. while i like my broiled fish combo, it was too salty. My friend had stuffed shrimp and said it was ok. The brown rice tasted instant and blah.

Thank gjnbln
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Meal....for the Fourth Time!”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

We visit this area regularly and always make time for Legal Sea Food. Very clean - a standard for Legal - and the food was fantastic. Service was very good and friendly. If you are in the area, make time for this one. You won't be sorry!

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank viloniacubfan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good Chain”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

The quality and portions were great. Perhaps a little over-priced, but great food. Great location in Cyrstal City, close to National Airport, hotels, and business.

Visited January 2013
Thank AlohaMick
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Legal Sea Foods also viewed

Arlington, VA
Washington DC, DC

Been to Legal Sea Foods? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing