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Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City

4.4
1638 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday: 11am - 11pm
Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
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Phone number
(703) 415-1200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South 23rd Street
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
Crystal City (Yellow Line) Metro station.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1638 People Are Saying
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samheritage (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

I ordered the Almond Crusted Salmon. It must have been the best Salmon I've had out -- Ever!

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Viper (Dallas)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great ambiance and incredible food! I had the Chef's Assortment. The various fish filets were amazingly flavorful. The scallops were a little bit of a disappointment. Not enough of an issue to outweigh a great meal.

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Pamandsteve (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

I always enjoy comin to this restaurant. I have a severe food allergy and I know I never have to worry- they take care of me and are very accommodating. I have eaten here many times and make an effort to come when I am in the area.

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vipChuckreview (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Exceptionally excellent service by Meredith. the mani mani dish was excellent.

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vipluvfood27 (Richmond)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

We really enjoyed. Staff was wonderful. Clam chowder is awesome.

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David (Indiana)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was good. Crab soup was amazing. Bread was a bit hard and cold when provided, but may be the type of rolls and not served warm. Fish was all cooked well, so were the shrimp.

Lump crab dip was entirely on point.
Again, crab soup was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We were first timers and very hopeful after reading the great reviews. We were seated quickly and the server took a bit before coming to our table....but it’s New Years Eve, so understandable. We ordered drinks and appetizers. They sure did not skimp on the booze in the mai tai or endless summer. The calamari was decent and the shrimp cocktail was a decent portion. No complaints. My husband and I ordered surf and turf (one lobster, one with crab cake). Crab cake and lobster were amazing. The steaks, though cooked medium, were very dry. Slightly disappointed, but the flavor was average. The sides (spinach and rice) were also average in flavor...but cooked well.
Our 6 year old had the kids cheese pizza and 97% of it was left on the plate. Our other daughter had Nutty Hidden Fjord Faroe Island salmon. She didn’t care for it because she said the nut flavor overpowered the taste of the salmon.
Our desserts were very good and Kevin was terrific. Will definitely try again

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good meal. Service was excellent.
Seafood is always fresh.

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Kuulei (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Can always count on a fabulous, fresh, fantastic meal!

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

I have celiac’s, and can’t eat gluten. This place is extremely friendly for those with GF diets. They even have gf rolls that were great! I recommend the side dish of baked potato stuffed with crab. It was like a twice baked potato, but better!

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