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“A seafood place for everyday if you can afford it”
Review of Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods
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Ranked #4 of 144 Restaurants in McLean
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Tysons Blvd
Description: 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.
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Note: The standard bearer seafood Chain in food quality and service.
A steady 2 star restaurant.
Concept: Seafood with a direct supply line. 16/20
Ambiance: Large dining rooms with a live clientele. Decor is not a factor. 15/20
Food: Very good on it's totality 15/20
Service: Professional 15/20
Value: Near expensive. Keep in mind that seafood prices are steadily climbing 14/20
Will I go back: Yes ... and I often do.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have been going here for years, and when I went recently, and ordered the New England Clam Chowder,I expected the same delicious chowder as always. It was not. It should have been re-named New England Potato Chowder. There was little evidence of clams nor the delicious taste. It was mostly potatoes. And it cost $9.95 for a bowl!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Everything I've eaten here is really good. Even the hamburgers. Great mashed potatoes too. My go to for seafood in Tysons Corner.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Love Legal Seafood. Very fresh seafood, great choices, deliciously prepared. My only negative comment is the noise level, which is the reason we usually go early, before the dinner crowd. Noise or not, terrific seafood!

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Thank HostaLover
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We come to Washington for work every year and always visit this restaurant. It is excellent. Great fish and sea food dishes, very reasonably priced and the Pinot Grigio is very good too. Staff is highly professional, quick, very friendly and very helpful.
This is also an excellent place for people who have a gluten allergy. The menu tells you which dishes are gluten free and the staff is good for making gluten free food recommendations . And the gluten free rolls are very good!

Thank Aldert V
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