Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods, Arlington 2401 Smith Boulevard - Arlington

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• Bar
• Seafood
• Sit down

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Last update on 01/01/2024
259 Reviews
Last update on 29/12/2023
319 Reviews

Menu Legal Sea Foods

  • Raw Bar*
    • Oysters of the Day* **
    • Colossal Naked Shrimp Cocktail**
    • Blackened Raw Tuna Tataki* **
  • Starters
    • New England Clam Chowder
    • Legal's Signature Crab Cake
    • Crispy Calamari**
    • Rhode Island Style
  • Crispy Fried
    • Jumbo Naked Shrimp**
    • North Atlantic Sea Scallops**
    • New England Fried Clams**
    • Fish & Chips**
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T McLaughlin
Food was quite good (tacos). Service was top notch and food arrived quickly. Atmosphere is fast paced, busy airport. TVs are placed so viewers can watch silently. Bar space was tight, but enough to eat. This is one of the best food options in the airport. Plan on it being busy. But expect quick service and good food. If you have an hour layover, give it a shot, as you'll likely have enough time to eat and walk to your gate. Do consider prep time based on your food choice! I'll stop in here again, for sure.
John Tucker
Excellent breakfast...had a great American Breakfast: eggs over medium, breakfast potatoes, bacon and toast - all for a very reasonable price - $14.95. They serve breakfast until 10:00 am. Rather quiet location compared to other parts of the airport nearer to the gates.
Brian Holm-Hansen
Update July 2023: Add the Crabcake Sandwich as another delicious option with loads of lump crab meat and a side of tasty coleslaw. I subbed the fries for steamed broccoli. Update March 2023: Legal Sea Foods is consistently outstanding. The staff and the food are excellent. This restaurante is a highlight of Reagan airport. Thank you to the great staff who make each dining experience such a pleasure. Our excellent waitress was very prompt, friendly and professional. The lump crabcake appetizer was delicous crab with no bread filling, and they kindly served it on split plates for us. The lobster roll was full of tasty lobster meat, and the clam chowder had a light & delightful broth with clams & potatoes. The fried whole-belly clams were delightful with a light, sweet taste. A glass of Allagash White draft beer perfectly rounded out the meal.
Michael Pardovich
Fish tacos!! With plantain!! Out of this world. The crab-cakes are a great starter. After all, we are right next to Maryland.
Mike Wesolowski
The crabcake sandwich was top notch, real, large chunks of crab and delicious! The bartender Ben was very personable and responsive! A must-stop in DCA! The Alagash beer was a great selection to go with the sandwich.
Soo Hin Yeoh
Love the clam chowder and lobster roll 🦞 Born in 1950 with the Berkowitz family opening of a fish market in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1968, the first Legal Sea Foods restaurant opened, right next to the fish market. Today, it has 23 outlets in the Eastern seaboard.
Angelica Le
Overall: 3.7/5 (dine in) We came on a Wednesday for early lunch so we were seated right away. The food came out pretty quickly too. Petite Lobster Roll & A Cup of Chowder ($38): I really liked the New England clam chowder. It didn't taste too heavy and was seasoned well. For the lobster roll, they offer two ways to prepare the lobster: 1. Poach in butter or 2. Mix with mayo. We opted for poach in butter which you can clearly taste. The lobster was good but not the freshest or juiciest. Legal's Signature Crake Cake ($26): This appetizer came with a seasonal salad which was good. The crab cake was full of crab chunks but I wasn't a fan of the texture. I wouldn't get this again.
Randy Parnell
You want to sit at the bar or either the tables at the back of the bar, a much better view of the airport. They have beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows. This location keeps the high standards of the chain from Boston! Kayla was a professional waiter. The clam chowder is cooked to perfection, and Key Lime pie has the right amount of lime. Overall wonderful experience!
Matthew Capobianco
Greeted by a wonderful kind waitress. Always pleasant , smiling and took pride in her job. Ordered clam chowda. Been coming here 40 years. It’s as good as it was any time before. Quite frankly, the best I’ve had evah ! Had a grilled blackened shrimp over Caesar salad. Awesome Monica Haywood is a truly special waitress.
Vanessa L.
I had such a lovely lunch at the Legal Sea Foods here at the DCA airport. Albin and Jesse provided excellent, quick, friendly, and professional service. The wine was well portioned and tasty, the clam chowder was rich and generous although a bit cooler than I would have liked. I had a great time chatting with staff and guests and will be back next time I am at the airport! Thanks again Jesse for being so nice.


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