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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods
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Ranked #3 of 875 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very accommodating..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Nine of us arrived without reservation. The staff put together tables within minutes. The seafood offering is good. Wine and drink list plentiful. Great meal.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very Good - Very Expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

The selections were varied but to my wallet, more expensive for a place so close to the water. I was intrigued by the seaweed salad but concentrated on the whole lobster. Market price was up compared to home and we tried soft-shell clams fr the first time. Not a great experience for us. We'll stick with hard shelled ones - more taste and not "squishey" as the wife said.

Visited March 2013
Thank armedinfidel
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Chandler, Texas
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Not worth the money!”
2 of 5 bubbles 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Busy seafood restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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141 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Excellent food; outstanding service; great evening”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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