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“Always a Favorite in Crystal City”
Review of 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: Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Always a Favorite in Crystal City”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

If it isn't fresh, it isn't legal... that's Legal Sea Foods moto. Evreything you can eat is awesome. Food is prepared well and presented by an excellent wait staff. This is a must stop for someof the best seafood in the DC area.

Visited April 2013
Thank Barry D
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Fantastic seafood and service”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Dined here for an evening meal. Restaurant is very convienent for those staying in Crystal City hotels, we walked there from Marriott, avoided parking issues and fees.
Reservation from Opentable was honored immediately and we were seated. Our server for the evening, Jim H. was exceptional. His knowledge of the menu and information on fresh fish specials certainly assisted in our decisions for dinner. Fried oyster appetizer with seaweed salad was very good, fresh/hot and the combination of hot oysters and cool sald was great. Doublestuffed shrimp entree was prepared well, not too much breading and lots of lump crab. Striped bass filet with crab crust was awesome. Fish was fresh, prepared perfectly and seasoned well. Sides of sauteed spinach, jasmine rice, and broccoli were also fresh and prepared perfectly. Manager came by to check on our dining experience. Overall, service was exceptional, food items were well paced from the kitchen, and all appetizers and entrees were prepared perfectly and seasonings complimented the fresh ingredients. Highly recommended. Use Opentable for easy reservations.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Randall M
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very accommodating..”
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
Thank travellight47
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very Good - Very Expensive”
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
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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