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Legal Sea Foods

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2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3820 (Formerly Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City) (South 23rd Street)
+1 703-415-1200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even I'm not american, I don't belive american food is all about hamburgers and hot dogs. I particulary love New England cuisine and my favorite is that exquisite soup of clams and potatos, the clam chowder and, the very best of those I just eat it in Legal Food. I mean, was so good, so creamy, so tasty, so rich... More 

Thank Mijail L
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plates of appetizers were huge and everything was so fresh. We had a seafood platter with fish, shrimp and scallops. The baked potato with fragment filling was fantastic. End your meal with their carrots cake...delightful

Thank Cher K
West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fair seafood and less-than-attentive service. And I'm from Iowa for crap's sake! What do I know about seafood???? I may try it again, as I had a crab roll and was disappointed.

Thank JStark50266
Asheville, North Carolina
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent service by Tahmena, diverse menu selection, colorful and comfortable environment, broad range of pricing, suitable for all pocketbooks. Definitely the place to go for seafood.

Thank AllstaedtX2
Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an awesome place! My favorite sandwich is the Shrimp Po'boy with their special sauce.... if you are in the neighborhood-you gotta try it!!

Thank bgwalton7
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Everything Tuna and the Mediterranean Grilled Salmon were both delicious, but the knowledgeable, friendly and obviously very well trained staff were a real pleasure. An excellent lunch experience!

Thank JohnVance
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone enjoyed their meals which included fish, crab cakes, lobster. The ambiance is a nice casual environment. The staff was friendly and service was very good. We would definitely eat there again. Recommend you make a reservation. If you can't get in on Open Table talk to the Concierge at your hotel to see if they can get you a... More 

Thank Susan A
Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sunday evening dinner, made reservations, our table was ready for us when we arrived. Busy but no significant wait time for a table. I had the fried clams. I apparently have never had fresh fried clams. They were much better than I expected. Service was solid. A good experience.

Thank mistergnaas
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just dined at Legal Sea Foods for Mothers Day. There's a parking garage that exits just a few feet from the restaurant, and was free with validation. We were seated on time despite a busy day. Our server was prompt, attentive, polite, and informative throughout the meal. The Bang Bang Cauliflower was excellent, as was the Buffalo Shrimp. Warm and... More 

Thank Ed S
Anniston, Alabama
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place to sit and enjoy amazing food that is proven to be a delight for anyone that enjoys seafood of any other of the delicious food on the menu. I spend multiple weekend in Florida every year but still enjoy this seafood equally. Atmosphere is going to relax you and help you unwind from a busy day or... More 

Thank Cruise M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?