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Legal Sea Foods

2001 International Dr, Tysons Galleria, McLean, VA 22102-4605
+1 703-827-8900
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (70 reviews)
“clam chowder” (19 reviews)
“sea food” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2001 International Dr, Tysons Galleria, McLean, VA 22102-4605
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our lunch was excellent. We had the scallops and crab cakes. They were awesome. Also, our friends for Boston said the clam chowder was good.

Thank Lucien P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was mediocre ; service was horrible. Staff was nervous and frazzled ... one waiter delivered food to the wrong table twice ... and spelled food on another customer. It was somewhat a busy evening ... but that doesn’t mean service (customers, especially those with...More

Thank marcofancy
Reviewed 12 April 2018

In DCA at ate at Legal Seafood, right outside my terminal. I had to exit the terminal to eat but I had plenty of time due to a delay getting in to NYC…. Legal was great!!!! I had a couple of wines served by a...More

Thank gary c
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Excellent traditional seafood offerings.... last visit there were five different oyster on the half shell offerings - all were exceptional and presented very well. Not cheap @ $3 a piece - but comparable to Black Salt, etc. Excellent crab cakes and fried calamari appetizers. Little...More

Thank J H H
Reviewed 14 February 2018

It had been awhile since our last dining experience here, unfortunately the food has not improved and the wait staff was even more disappointing. We will not be returning

Thank JoLynn S
Reviewed 10 February 2018

I frequently eat at Legal Seafood when travelling because I find it to be consistently good food. Arrived in McLean the night before a meeting so went solo for dinner. I was staying at the Ritz-Carlton, which is attached to Tysons' Galleria mall, so it...More

Thank PittReisender
Reviewed 22 January 2018

As usual, Legal Sea Foods served up great food, but a family 50 feet away was having a very loud and boisterous good time that disturbed other diners, and the management did not intervene. To be fair, however, we did not ask them to intervene,...More

Thank Chuck E
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Three people who can't agree on anything agreed on dinner here. The food is reliably good. Lots of menu options, including the favorites like fish & chips.

Thank Phlyjets
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Legal Seafoods will always provide you with a very good meal, no matter what you order. This was our first Legal Seafoods visit at this locaiton. Just like any restaurant, some things are better than others whether it is because of how it is prepared...More

Thank BobH22
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The Legal Seafood restaurant in McLean maintains their great reputation; good selection of fresh fish & good service. Parking is available in the mall garage. Good selection of wines.

Thank Travel_Meister2
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30 October 2016|
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Response from Elizabeth L | Reviewed this property |
nch served until 4pm APPETIZERS Blackened Raw Tuna* "Sashimi"** $14.95 pan seared and sliced with sesame chili vinaigrette, seaweed salad and wasabi Steamers** $16.95 thyme, garlic, white wine Smoked Salmon* ** $13.95 served... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 International Dr, Tysons Galleria, McLean, VA 22102-4605
    (Tysons Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-827-8900
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 entree. 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 "Best Place for Great Seafood" (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008), "Best Crab Cakes" (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
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