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Legal Sea Foods

2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820
+1 703-415-1200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (70 reviews)
“seafood” (264 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In general I do not like chain restaurants, but I like Legal Seafood. The seafood is always fresh, and they always have Lobsters. This visit I had a very affordable Lobster bake with mussels, clams, corn and some sausage. The Lobster was great! The meal...More

Thank cpreef
Reviewed 6 days ago

Started with a good table and good service. The appetizer was very good with lots of flavor - Rhode Island style Calamari. One entry was great - lobster role with French fires. One entry was over slated. The seafood casserole was described with sherry, cheese...More

Thank pierre20639
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a Cape Codder and seafood snob. During a recent hectic Boston visit time would not allow me to satiate my seafood cravings. Before boarding the flight to DC a friend reached out and we made dinner plans close to National Airport. Legal Seafoods in...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and prepared as ordered. We didn't feel rushed and wait staff made great recommendations.

Thank BeccaOnTheGo
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Fortunately, this branch of legal seafood was a block from our hotel because both of us missed eating good Maryland crab

Thank Cissybaker
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We have dined at Legal Seafood at another DC location and in Boston, this location did not compare to the service and food we enjoyed in the past. We waited close to an hour to only be seated in the bar, our order was missing...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I sat at the full service bar. The bartenders were friendly and attentive. I ordered a full meal; the salmon with mushroom ravioli (I forget the fancy name). The fish was tender and perfect. The whole meal was delicious! No complaints about the quality of...More

Thank COfamilyman
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We had late dinner here and the seafood was so fresh. Our server Brian S. was one of the best we can recall. Service was so fast and with a smile. That matter to us. Our dining experience was an A+ and I would dine...More

Thank PatAlphaBeta
Reviewed 24 July 2017

After a hot day of touring D.C. at 8:30 on a Thursday evening we didn't feel like an elegant dinner was the best fit for a family of four. We had walked away from a few D.C. restaurants for this same reason. But then again,...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The food was fresh the service was excellent. I ordered a combination plate consisting of crab cake, grilled shrimp, and grilled scallops (I think). The dish contained a very good salad of tender greens. I added Jasmine rice on the side, which was extra. I...More

Thank Vernice C
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Adika H
7 November 2016|
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Response from Devin P | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Some areas of the restaurant are a little dimmer making it a nice, potentially romantic surrounding.
Adika H
7 November 2016|
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Response from GrahamB1990 | Reviewed this property |
Just opened your question. As you have probably dined by now I hope you enjoyed Legal Sea Foods. Regards Graham
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820 (Formerly Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City)
    (South 23rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Crystal City (Yellow Line) Metro station.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-415-1200
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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