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Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods

Seafood Restaurant, Bar, and Gluten-free Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, Washington
  • Eryka J.
    "The Maryland Cream of crab soup is to die for..."(7 Tips)
    Julia B.
    "Mussels are nice, come here to try oysters!"(7 Tips)
    Frank Y.
    "Great place to people watch during happy hour!"(8 Tips)
    Ian s.
    "New england clam chowder is excellent!"(4 Tips)
75 Tips and reviews
  • crab
  • oysters
  • happy hour
  • mussels
  • healthy food
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  • Rob C.
    Rob CampbellAugust 23, 2015
    You WILL NOT get a deal at restaurant week any year (same price if you order off the menu), it's the same every year. The food is really good. The mussels selection is good and they are all great.
  • Abby
    AbbyMarch 17, 2014
    AWESOME restaurant for gluten sensitive people! Bread and a whole menu! Fried fish was great! It had been years since I had gotten to eat fried calamari--this was just as good as I remember!
  • Ronda
    RondaApril 6, 2011
    Make reservations on the weekends and weekdays for dinner. Located across from the verizon center so anytime something is going on they will be booked and a reservation will be gold! i.e.: NBA NHL
  • 💫Coco
    💫CocoSeptember 2, 2015
    The Anna's Boston Baked Schrod was delicious. Pro tip: swap one of your sides for a salad (that will come out before) as there's only a slight up-charge for doing so.
  • Bradley P.
    Go somewhere else. The food is mediocre and priced high. No "sampler" type items on the menu so you have to order an appetizer, soup, salad and entree if you'd like more than one type of seafood.
  • Nick
    NickMarch 2, 2013
    The wait says was very friendly. The food was disappointing. The steak tasted metallic and and bitter, the shrimp was way overcooked and the scallops and mashed potatoes has no flavor. Yummy fries.
  • David P.
    David PackhamSeptember 10, 2012
    GO FOR THE CRAB CAKES! I'm really fussy, they normally taste like bad salmon patties. The waitress talked me into them and they are amazing, best I have ever tasted!
  • Steve L.
    Steve LeveringJuly 16, 2010
    Avoid! This place is a mismanaged trainwreck. 35 minutes to get a table, 45 minutes after that - still no food. As a topper, the people standing in the bar started sitting at our table uninvited.
  • Deborah R.
    Deborah RussellAugust 23, 2010
    Definitely go to this Legal Seafoods where you will see Tenille, former contestant on Hell's Kitchen. Taste her sweet potato pie. It's out of this world!
  • Justin P.
    Justin PischkeNovember 20, 2010
    Yellow curry mahi mahi was GREAT! Service was fast and friendly. Ask for a table, we were crammed in next to the most irritating young woman.
  • Amanda I.
    Amanda IrishJuly 6, 2010
    Great place for gluten-free dining, they even have GF bread rolls! Really smart place that cares about health and safety--I'm a huge fan.
  • David R.
    David RivesFebruary 20, 2012
    Unbelievable. LS just discontinued ALL sliders. The salmon and tuna were best, and they all were only available at happy hour.
  • Spencer F.
    Spencer FlaggJanuary 16, 2011
    The arctic char special with mozzarella and tomato, while a an odd combination, is very very good. I also recommend the old fashioned.
  • Nick S.
    Nick ShiersAugust 16, 2014
    Spicy fish and chips is an excellent choice but substitute Cole Slaw for seaweed salad
  • David R.
    David RivesAugust 8, 2011
    The salmon and tuna happy hour sliders are unbelievably seasoned. The tuna burger from the full menu is excellent also.
  • Kathleen F.
    Kathleen FordenJuly 26, 2009
    Go to the Bar side and have lunch at the bar. Ask for the crab soup, presentation is impressive and taste is to die for.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren ShinnJuly 19, 2013
    The Sriracha popcorn shrimp is literally kettle corn (popcorn) and pieces of fried shrimp with 2 dipping sauces.
  • Yolanda H.
    Yolanda HawkinsAugust 7, 2013
    Rethink the bar policy of not taking to-go orders. You missed out on 2 sure drinks + tip I would have had while I waited. #fail
  • 💫Coco
    💫CocoAugust 26, 2015
    Definitely try the tuna sashimi. To add a little kick ask for a side of graded (green paste) wasabi!
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoveJune 27, 2010
    Sit by the kitchen when Martin's on -- he runs a tight kitchen and the show is worth the price of admission itself.
  • Mohan B.
    Mohan BergJune 17
    Overpriced food. Fish is not good despite being a seafood place. Bar is excellent. Happy hour drinks good.
  • Terésa D.
    Terésa Dowell-VestJanuary 3, 2015
    My wife and I have become regulars for the Maryland Crab Soup! Love the crew in the bar!
  • Karen K.
    Karen KuhnJuly 10, 2012
    Not very good! They need to clear table before bringing entree. Food mediocre. New England clams, not even close! Don't waste your $.
  • ShannonRenee M.
    ShannonRenee Mouton GrayDecember 23, 2012
    Try the Cream of Crab Soup - From last was delicious as usual and the presentation was lovely.
  • Brad E.
    Brad EinarsenJanuary 15, 2011
    The Cippinno (?) was my wife's favorite. Also, waiter was flexible and helpful. Great time.
  • D.G. H.
    D.G. HollumsFebruary 28, 2010
    Try the Louisana Catfish Matrimony! By far the best prepared catfish I have ever eaten!
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CJanuary 27, 2013
    The Jasmine Special is delicious and love the option to get brown rice instead!
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SmithOctober 17, 2010
    This place has a nice atmosphere and some of the best cream of crab soup!
  • Charlotte H.
    Charlotte HJanuary 15, 2014
    Grab a seat at the bar and have a chowder. Delicious dinner on the cheap.
  • 💫Coco
    💫CocoAugust 28, 2015
    Try the wood grilled scallops with the lemon butter sauce!
  • KG
    KGSeptember 7, 2011
    Can't go wrong with Sam or Ike at the bar. Be generous!
  • Juan Pablo R.
    A dish I don't remember the name with scallopies and shrimp and steak.
  • LaDesayuneriadeJose
    LaDesayuneriadeJoseApril 18, 2011
    Great crab-cakes and salad, beer always chill, nice staff
  • Laura H.
    Laura HoweNovember 19, 2010
    Ask for Phan as your server. She's really and fun too!
  • Vid W.
    Vid WehrDecember 7, 2013
    Add a little lemon juice and green tabasco to your tuna slider... you won't regret it.
  • ShannonRenee M.
    ShannonRenee Mouton GrayNovember 15, 2011
    If you enjoy raw oysters, you'll find none better in Chinatown.
  • David R.
    David RivesSeptember 12, 2011
    Great place for us #pescetarians. Plenty of options.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff StefancicJuly 10, 2012
    Great red sangria and clam chowder. A favorite to hit when in DC.
  • Irina Y.
    Irina YakushevaApril 9, 2015
    Avocado fish tacos are extremely delicious!
  • Tori G.
    Tori GalSeptember 10, 2011
    Any seafood dish is wonderful here.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RichardsonDecember 27, 2011
    The Shrimp and Scallop Tortellini is delicious.
  • Lotuz B.
    Lotuz BombsJune 18, 2013
    Love the food hubby and I went had a great time
  • Julia B.
    Julia BiermeierOctober 10, 2015
    Mussels are nice, come here to try oysters!
  • Jake B.
    Jake BeagleDecember 25, 2015
    Great steak and spectacular crab cakes.
  • Kenya
    KenyaAugust 20, 2010
    The pomegranate lemon drop is delicious.
  • Alicia D.
    Alicia DunnFebruary 18, 2013
    Surprisingly interesting and diverse raw bar selection
  • Frank Y.
    Frank YuvancicFebruary 14, 2013
    Great place to people watch during happy hour!
  • Eryka J.
    Eryka JenningsJanuary 22, 2013
    The Maryland Cream of crab soup is to die for...
  • Anton M.
    Anton MillerMarch 11, 2011
    I love this spot, I go every time I'm in D.C.
  • Lina Maria V.
    Felicitaciones a el chef Helbert Gallego excelente Salmón y única ceasar salad. Gracias a Ana Maria pasamos un rato muy agradable. La comida deliciosaaa!!!!
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