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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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We're open and serving up yuletide cheer.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

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4.2

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3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for Groups (14)
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Business Meals (13)
Healthy (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Authentic (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Waiter was nice, but service was extremely slow considering it was a dead Tuesday night.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Empty on sun at 6pm.
Good service, food was ok although a little salty.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Bang Bang cauliflower is terrific and the crabcake with side salad appetizer is a perfect light meal. Others in our party enjoyed the grilled swordfish, the garlic shrimp pasta, and the catfish matrimony. The server was upselling hard and that was an annoyance, but otherwise it was a good early dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Ate upstairs where it was less busy. Good food and service, no complaints

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have been to several Legal Sea Foods. Disappointed with this location. Mediocre service, food was ok but not to LS standards.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The staff are all very nice and attentive to my son with disabilities and I appreciate that theypay attention to what he is trying to say

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food as always. Service was a little slow. But to be fair he that a large party in. Wasn't bad by any means.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was great and the staff was amazing, thank you for making our 6 month anniversary a special memory!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Romantic, Healthy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

I felt like this restaurant has gone down hill since my last visit. Food was delicious, warm not hot and cooled quickly. Service was friendly but slow and one waitress seemed confused wheather she was to help us or not. Several of the male servers were checking my wife out (very obvious) that’s creepy and disrespectful. They were just kind of hanging out while they wait to serve food. Once the check came and paid I felt invisible to my server.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My drink was not prepared right and had to be sent back. My appetizer was doused in an inedible spicy sauce, and had to be sent back. My chowder, although tasty, was a tiny portion and overpriced. My shrimp cocktail was not fresh, and even smelled foul, like a wet dog. Service was good, however, and they did refund my meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My very favorite seafood restaurant in the DC area.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is a typical mall restaurant with average cuisine and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The crab soup was excellent as usual, but all our other dishes were not good or simply average. The sweet mashed potato tasted like cardboard, the Caesar salad was tasteless (did not taste like Caesar dressing all), and the salmon tasted blend. The shrimp was OK. I am disappointed as this used to be one of my favorite restaurants.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Legal Seafood has the best seafood in Tysons! I particularly like fish selections and the New England clan chowder.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was fresh and delicious. The best scallops I've had in a long time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The staff is amazing. When I informed them of a particular food allergy, the manager came to my table and went over the menu items I was interested in. When she saw my disappointment about the crab stuffed potato containing garlic, she asked the chef if it could be made without it, and they brought out a delicious garlic free crab stuffed potato. I really enjoyed my meal and the concern that the staff has for their customers is incredible.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Pleasant evening. Unexpected birthday surprise. Never felt rushed. Very politely observant of our desire to chat.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent and fresh food -- great and wide variety of selections on menu.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The salmon was cooked nicely with a good sauce, sides were very good, my daughter loved her tuna. The restaurant is very clean and had a nice bar. A good meal with friendly helpful service

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Meh. I've definitely had better seafood, but it's pretty good. The service was friendly and helpful, and the food was prepared properly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Service was very slow and the food was substandard. My party of 4 agreed we wouldn't come back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I used to go to Legal Seafood often but had stopped going for several years. Our experience was disappointing. The food was bland and pricey. The best part of the meal was our calamari appetizer. Service was okay but nothing exceptional. We probably will not return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our waiter didn't know the types of beer on the menu. The waitress behind us engaged in a 30 minute long conversation with the other people. I wouldn't have minded but it was sooooo loud it became annoying.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I ordered a rainbow trout with no special sauces and the fish was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The waiter was very rude and act unprofessional...keep us waiting for a while on purpose and ignore us when we ask him for anything..it was a very bad experience for me.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Dependable quality of food. Service always good. My friends chose-for the food not for mall dining.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Food disappointed. Trout was good but snapper was poor either grilled or pecan crusted. Spinach was salty. Drinks were decent but no excuse for snapper to be dry and with off taste. Excellent service from Sonia.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Good food, great service made for overall a very nice evening

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2017

food was fine and servers were very caring and attentive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Being from New England, this is a touch of home. We never have a great meal here and the staff is just as good.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was ok, service was ok. Not what we're used to from Legal Seafoods. Manager was awesome! Everything else was a B, certainly not special.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had seven in our group; seven ordered different entrees and all were quite pleased with what we ordered!! Food was fresh and delicious

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I highly recommend the rainbow trout. It was one of the tastiest trouts I ever had!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Anytime we are near Legal Seafoods, we schedule at least one dinner. Haven't been disappointed tin over 35 years! Can't beat the selection, preparation, or service. It's been over ten years since we've been at Tyson's location and we were more than satisfied, as usual.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was quite good. Enjoyed both Coho and Rockfish at our table. Shrimp Cocktail was excellent. Primary server was spotty -- very friendly and engaging, but order follow-through was off. Management presence is good, though customer interaction feels perfunctory.

We dine at this location, Tysons Corner, at least quarterly and at the Crystal City location a couple times per year. We dine much more frequently, 2-3 times a month, at J. Gilbert's where service, food and ambiance I'd give higher marks at a similar price point. We'll certainly return to Legal Sea Foods Tysons, but thought the comparison might be of interest.

Thanks for a good meal!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Prompt, friendly service. The seafood casserole was great - and very nice portion size. We will be returning to this and other Legal Seafoods in the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Perfect as always. Legal is one of our two 'musts'when we have a mother-daughter weekend shopping and staying at the Galleia. Legal is our favorite seafood restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent service, great seating, and the food was fantastic.. Overall, we have a wonderful dining experience.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

The food was just average. The pecan crusted snapper was sauteed snapper with pecan pieces sprinkled on top. It was good but not as described.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

As usual never disappointing -- great food and great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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