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“Not worth the money!”
Review of Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods
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Ranked #4 of 880 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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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.
Chandler, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Not worth the money!”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

I realize things in this area are more expensive than other parts of the country, but I thought they were extremely overpriced. Wouldn't go there again. Food was a good temp and tasted okay, but for the price, I expected more. Waiter was very good. It was to crowded and small.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Zespy
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
345 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Busy seafood restaurant”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Visited recently with a colleague. Waited about 30 minutes for a table standing in the bar area but very aware that we we crowding diners at the nearby tables - even more aware of the crowd around waiting for tables when we got one of the tables opposite the bar rather than in the main restaurant ! Service as good and friendly. The seafood was just OK - certainly not the best seafood I had ever had but I was maybe expecting a lot more given Legal Seafoods reputation and prices. I was really looking forward to visiting Legal Seafoods, but now that I have, I am not sure it lived up to expectations. Perhaps it is just this one? I will give it another go in Boston and let you know.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank cdab
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Montgomery, Alabama
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Excellent food; outstanding service; great evening”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Reservations are recommended at peak times, and we didn't have them. However, in spite of being told we would need to wait 30-35 minutes upon check in, we needed to wait only 10 before being seated. The wait staff, with the manager working the floor as back-up, never missed a beat. They successfully kept every glass full, every table clean, and did it without seeming obtrusive. The food was to Legal Seafood's high standards, and we left both satisfied and stuffed. The only downside to the evening was we had the table by the door (one reason why reservations are suggested), and the tight confines at that point in the restaurant was a little uncomfortable for those seated with their back to the inbound and outbound customers. Nonetheless, a great dinner was had by all.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank P0laris600
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Mason, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food, great service and fun atmosphere”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

The food was good and not too pricey. It was a lot nicer than what I expected by the fiew from the outside. The portions were big and they had cloth napkins too. We really enjoyed it.

Visited March 2013
Thank reasonable1
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New York/CT Area
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Gets the basics right”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Fresh seafood well prepared. Good value wine list. Friendly service. I object to a minimum length for reviews.

Visited March 2013
Thank m6882
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