About Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
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.
Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. We’ve received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
Arlington, VA 22202
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday: 11am - 11pm
Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
South 23rd Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary 1 hour of parking and $5 per hour thereafter on weekdays from 10am – 6pm as well as complimentary parking on weekends at the adjacent Buchanan Garage via the Clark Street entrance. Present your parking ticket at our restaurant for validation.
Crystal City (Yellow Line) Metro station.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City Ratings and Reviews
We haven't been at this location in probably 2 yrs due to a bad experience. But w tried it to see if the service and food has improved. It is better. Service was good and the food well prepared. Much better this time than last. Nothing fancy- Grilled swordfish and stuffed Shrimp and the stuffing was real crabmeat and very good. The wine selection is still basic but good wines. We'll go back again
I visited the restaurant because my friend was staying at the Hilton right next to it. Making the reservation is highly recommended esp. on a weeknight such as Thursday - at least that was when I visited. The hostess seated us right away and although the tables were kind of close to each other i.e. privacy is something you don't expect from this restaurant, it was fine. The service was fantastic and so was the food. The price was not cheap but you should expect that kind of pricing for a seafood menu. Food was cooked perfectly. Al around, this restaurant is definitely one that I would re-visit.
Legal has the best lobster and crabmeat stuffing! My only complaint is that the tables are very close together. The couple next to me were celebrating a birthday. I felt like I was in a ménage à trois because I heard every INTIMATE word. A little more personal space would be nice.
Outstanding food and service; relatives from out of town wanted good seafood and Legal did not disappoint. The waiter was very responsive and attentive. The only downfall was the noise level was very high, making it difficult for our party of 7 to talk with one another. I will return, however; the food is THAT good!
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