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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%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (71 reviews)
“seafood” (267 reviews)
“crab cake combo” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820
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1 - 10 of 859 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like clam chowder, you must order it!! My partner had the tuna steak. It was excellent. It was very busy but our waitress was prompt and our food came quickly.

Thank petunia2030
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I ordered the grilled scallops with lemon butter sauce. They were quite flavorful even with out sauce. Vegetable sides were also good. Busy place but excellent service. I also ate here for fish and chips at lunch.

Thank InNeedOfUserName
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place knows all about allergens. You even get served by the allergen manager to explain things. Also brilliant service. Been three times. Twice to Washington and once to Harbourside in Boston. No issues and im Coeliac.

Thank Abbi-the-cat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon. We called ahead and asked to make a reservation, we were told there was no need. Arrived 22 minutes later to find a waiting line. Nothing to do but to wait. Could not wait at bar (people were holding...More

Thank Joni D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go regularly to legal seafood. This time we ate mainly raw bar. It was oyster month and they had a menu with about 10 options although not all were available. We still ordered and they were good. We had wonderful service and actually found...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at a nearby hotel, this is a nice dinner place. There is an obvious seafood bent to the menu. I started with the famous clam chowder, excellent. I ordered the crab cake combo. Have to be honest, the crab cake wasnt good. But, the...More

Thank Swwalton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in the area for training and my colleagues and I went there for lunch and totally enjoyed. We even went again for dinner and happy hour later that evening but the prices were different for the dinner menu than the lunch which was fine....More

Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a cup of clam chowder, grilled shrimp, and crab stuffed potato. Seriously, this was the best food I’ve ever eaten at Legal Sea Food (ok, maybe except for lobster). The chef did an incredible job cooking that night. So good.

Thank HappyTravels4You
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I were attending a workshop at a neighborhood hotel. We walked over and got a great meal served quickly.

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Sangria is a wonderful balance of light sweetness, aroma and smoothness for the tastebuds. Priced appx $10 per glass. Cream-based crab soup (with a nice dollop of lump) is divine. Appx $7 per bowl. Seafood is decent. Catch of the day/market prices.

Thank Kristal W
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Questions & Answers
Adika H
6 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
6 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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