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Legal Sea Foods

704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
+1 202-347-0007
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (225 reviews)
“clam chowder” (69 reviews)
“crab cake combo” (12 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great shrimp cocktail as a starter. Loved the crab cakes & got the combo with scallops & grilled shrimp. Great potato that has crabmeat stuffed inside- so good! A great place to do business & easy with Open Table reservations.

Thank Roitz
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were both ready to get take a break, get to the A/C, and enjoy a nice meal - mission accomplished! Julian took great care of us at the bar seating, so we decided to remain there for our meal. The fresh oysters were good...More

1  Thank Timtraveling
Reviewed 4 days ago

We met family here for dinner while on vacation. The location was conveniently located just north of the national mall near Chinatown. They were able to accommodate our large party of 8 and took reservations which was nice. The fish was good, the crab cakes...More

1  Thank reesaf2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great and so was the customer service. We order the seafood platter and the shrimp pasta .

Thank denica k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed another great meal at Legal Seafood. The service was attentive, but at our pace. The food was cooked perfectly. The wine and drink selection was ample. The clam chowder (my favorite) was excellent as usual. When in this part of DC, recommend having...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with friends here on the Saturday before July 4th, on a ridiculously hot 90+ degree day. Amazing summer cocktails (strawberry sangria & watermelon martini) and consistently good food. Used to eat at Legal regularly when living in Boston, and hadn’t been to one...More

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Legal seafood never disappoints. It doesn’t try to be everything to everyone, it is consistent and excellent seafood. I highly recommend it.

Thank C-SoBa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had NE clam chowders, shashimi, mussels and salmon. All very good. Also had a flight of Chardonnay wine, great deal, 3 X 2oz glasses for 11.50! Good service, nice setting, Mussels were the highlight!

Thank JP2516
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crab soup was excellent and my salmon Caesar salad was good, except for the salmon which was undercooked and a very poor piece of fish that was tough to the point that I ate the salad and not the fish. Waiter asked me for a...More

Thank LodgeCreek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called ahead and table was waiting. The seafood is fresh,tasty and the staff very friendly and attentive. I don't think you will be disappointed.

Thank johnnyg827
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12 October 2017|
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Response from sace101 | Reviewed this property |
The place is on a busy block so my wife and Took an Uber. Parking in DC is not easy anywhere in the city.
12 October 2017|
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Response from RandyHodge | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we took the subway and walked
Cody S
9 July 2016|
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Response from LJucha | Reviewed this property |
Yes casual. We were just in the clothes we were in all day and it was fine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
    (G Street, N.W.)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-0007
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. 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. A bipartisan favorite, we have occupied the nation’s capital since 1995, anchored across from the Verizon Center and around the corner from the International Spy Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Chinatown. Make waves at our racetrack-shaped bar or sup on seafood underneath the hull-like ceiling in our restaurant’s main dining room. Either way, be presidential and order a cup of our New England Clam Chowder; it’s been served at every Inauguration since 1981. Other accolades include “Best Place for Great Seafood” (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008) and “Best Crab Cakes” (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008)
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