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Date
Sun, 2/25
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9:30 PM
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Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City

4.4
1656 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 1656 People Are Saying
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5.0  Dined a day ago

Excellent meal

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Everything was very good. Bartenders were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Fargo)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

There was a party of 3 during lunch time. I had the blackened tuna tacos. The flavor was terrific. My companions had the clam chowder. They said it was good.

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vipSwabby01 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I make a point of eating here every time I’m in town on business. The Salmon was superb crisp skin and meat cooked but moist as one would hope for. Great attentive service in an ideal location for the hotel I stay at in Crystal City. Has become a recurring reservation when I am in Crystal City

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vipBatman (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I tried this Legal seafood after going to the one in Boston Quincy Market area many years ago. This one is an ok sort of neighborhood bar/restaurant. It was loud place as you would expect at a place like that. I was not expecting this. Waiter was excellent and his recommendations of the scallops and rice pudding on special menu were on the mark. Shrimp dish was poor and the seafood casserole was poor too.

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vipChuckreview (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Exceptional service. Recognized as returning diners. Dishes delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This was a fantastic experience for my wife and I. I would highly recommend.

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RonC (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always enjoy the food here! But they had run out of the special (scallops) by 7:30 pm. Still plenty of great options, though.

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Cigarjoe (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

This was one of our annual visits to Legal Seafood. I don't visit DC without stopping in one or two times. I enjoy the crab cakes and the snapper. Don't forget the clam chowder. It may be the best I've ever eaten. I'll be back before I leave town.

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CJK88 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

I eat here every time I’m in town on business. Great, fresh food with attentive service in an ideal location. Perfect for business meals...walking distance from many hotels in Crystal City. Has become appointment dining when I’m in the area.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Outstanding seafood. Service great as well. Can be noisy but worth the visit. Quality of food matches the slightly higher price point. Recommend highly.

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Camboogy (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was good. My kids love the calamari. Early Sunday evening reservations. Place was not heavily packed. Service was a bit slow for the amount of patrons but overall Legal Sea Food was good

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wiggleglass (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It was close to the hotel and seafood is our go-to. It was just okay. Nothing special or memorable. Have been to other Legal Seafoods and were much happier.

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vipPdub (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The restaurant was great. I have to say I made the reservation for Saturday in error and I went there on Sunday. The hostess told me she corrected it in her system.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We enjoyed the great food and the setting was also fantastic. I would recommend this restaurant to any couple that want a nice quiet evening and good food.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Good way too salty.

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vipsullyfive (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

So over the top good.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We go to Legal Seafood every time we come to town.

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samheritage (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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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