About Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner

The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
Virginia is for lovers (of seafood)! Our two-story restaurant is double the fun with entrances on both levels for easy entrée. Choose to make a splash in the downstairs dining room or in the bar upstairs. Our landscaped interior patio is also a popular lure.

Our convenient restaurant location within Tysons Galleria will get you hooked. Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker.

We’ve received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.

2001 International Drive Tysons Galleria II
Tyson's Galleria II
McLean, VA 22102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am - 10:30pm

Sunday: 11:30am - 9pm

Cross Street:
Tysons Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 827-8900

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/mclean-tysons-galleria

Parking Details:
Land a parking spot in the lower level lot.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here at Tysons, we can accommodate from 20-75 people for a sit down dinner and up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception.

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Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner Ratings and Reviews

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87% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
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Good for a Date (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Healthy (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Cozy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Service, And Wonderful Environment

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Seafood was very good, especially Cioppino. Side of brussel sprouts was undercooked. Service friendly but a little slow. Ambiance: it is in a mall.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent but our waiter was certainly lacking in his knowledge of the menu.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

The hostess was great, arrived early while waiting for my date I sat upstairs bar, Very nice bartender was good, sat at dinner booth downstairs. Server was great, good beer (had Dogfish 60 mile) Apps and dinner Great..Very good Value for Valentines Night dinner.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

It left a lot to be desired. The food was bland and over priced. I will not be heading there again anytime soon

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

The lobster was great. The coconut shrimp not so much. There was an odd powdery texture that we thought at first was raw batter, but may have been curry powder? Not one of the better coconut shrimp dishes we've had, and my husband LOVES coconut shrimp. I asked for dressing on the side for my salad and, of course, it was not.

They seated us at an inside booth, and we were glad we had a comfortable table. After a bit, I realized the other side of the wall, a thin wall with glass for the upper half, was the kitchen or dish washing area? It was loud and I could hear them arguing. Not great for an early Valentines Day dinner - or any dinner for that matter.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My boyfriend and I had never been here before, but received a gift card and decided to use it the day before Valentine’s Day. Great happy hour deals at the bar, the place was very clean, great service, and we loved the food. Great for a date night.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Uncooked fish; bad food overall Normally I get better food. Bad luck day

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were celebrating an anniversary dinner and the food and service were very good, even though the restaurant was very crowded.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything and everyone was great. Having dinner with a friend I hadn't seen in two years. Awesome!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The cioppino was especially good this time. The first time we had it, the clams were a little tough. the second time, the lobster was overcooked and dry. But this time, the lobster was cooked just right and all the seafood tasted fresh and cooked just right! Thank you! and a big thank you to Jackie who remembers exactly what we like and is especially friendly to my son with autism! The other servers are also very friendly, though Jackie is the only one we know by name.

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 (London)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great oysters

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We both had soup and salad and it was quite good...highly recommend the soups. Wine was ordered and we were both disappointed in the quality of the wine. Our server was wonderful and was able to replace the wines with ones that were far more drinkable. We were both so impressed with his professionalism and warmth. Legal Seafoods is always dependable in their willingness to please...we will be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

dinner is always great, the matrimony is the best! If ordered, ask for the fries to be dipped in the spicy batter first. It. Is .AWESOME. There are so many great things on the lunch menu to describe.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

we had been given a gift to eat at Legal Seafood, it was a nice lunch good food, quiet at the time we were eating,

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Construction left exposed framing. One person got sick from the "special" shrimp. Out of standard items. Looks like this place is going out of business! Wish we had gone elsewhere!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Was glad to hear that Legal's will remain open for another year. When we were last in the restaurant, we were told that the restaurant was suppose to close in mid December??
So happy the plan is now continue operating at present site for at least a year. We happily look forward to next fish dinner at Legal's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Legal Seafoods is a bit of New England in Virginia. The Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew was great, an a dish infrequently seen outside of New England.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great Seafood Place large menu

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

So great to be able to eat Steamers (little neck clams) right here in Tyson's Corner! I have fond memories of this delicacy in Rhode Island and they were prepared to perfection, and fresh!!

Thank you! I'll be back, save some for me!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The mussels and calamari were great. French fries were good but should be double fried to make them even better.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went to Legal for a "Birthday Dinner." It was okay but not remarkable, especially given the prices. I think the menu and quality of the food has gone down during the past few years. The restaurant is living off its reputation, not the variety and quality of it's seafood. The service was good, but the dining room was only so so, and we had to ask to be seated out of a main (and loud) corridor area. Given that the Tysons area has many food choices, I'm surprised Legal isn't making more of an effort to stay competitive. I probably would opt for McCormick and Schmick's next time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

the women bathroom was extremely cold. Food was good.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server was great. She accommodated all our requests. Food was served quickly. Only downside is I got an email from Open Table that we never showed up for our reservation. Not sure what was the disconnect with us checking in at hostess desk and communication with Open Table that we honored our reservation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The ciopinno is outstanding!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our food and our service was excellent, would definitely recommend this restaurant -:)

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My family celebrated Christmas dinner here. We all enjoyed our meal very much. And the service was impeccable. I would definitely frequent this restaurant again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Seafood was very fresh and beautifully prepared. Brown rice was very undercooked. Service was cordial but not very attentive.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was excellent! Service was very good, but it needs renovation, badly.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We came to VA for Christmas, we always eat here when we visit family up here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food fair to good. Service so-so, on the slow side. Ambiance adequate. Prices excessive.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The staff at Legal Sea Food helped us to celebrate a special birthday in style! Thanks so much!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love the seafood stew!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Decent. First visit. Food was ok. Appetizer was amazing, scallops tempura with a spicy sauce and green beans. The salad was very good but was a very vinegar based dressing (they did not list the dressing type), I enjoyed it but some would not like it AT ALL. I order the chefs assortment, 3 fish pieces, scallops and shrimp. It was tuna, swordfish and salmon for the fishes. The fish was EXTREMELY over cooked. The scallops were very good and perfectly cooked. The shrimp were large but also very over cooked. Meal size was good for the price but overall, a disappointing meal. The waiter was very friendly and made a lot of suggestions, however, never once asked about how the meal was, quality, if it was cooked well or anything with only one other table in his entire section sat. Almost an empty restaurant (less about 10 tables occupied).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

waiter spilled tea on my colleague and just walked away with no apology. I ordered a salad in lieu of something else on my plate and it was never delivered - when I told the waiter there was no apology there either.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Good food good wine nice service and nice location. I recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I had the lobster roll. I was somewhat disappointed. The flavor of the lobster did not come through, and was overpowered by the roll which was toasted and buttered. Nice idea but it did not work for me.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Not the Legal Seafood I knew and loved in Boston.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very nice lunch as we were able to discuss some issues without being rushed by wait staff. Accomplished a lot and enjoyed good food as well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Delicious seafood. Excellent service. Good value. Convenient Tysons location with covered parking nearby.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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