Legal Sea Foods - Montgomery Mall

7101 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20814


Neighborhood: Potomac/Cabin John, Bethesda/Glen Echo

Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Saturday 11:30 to 10, Sunday noon to 9.

Price Range: Expensive

Dress: Upscale Casual

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
New England clam chowder; lobster roll; fried clams; steamed lobster; lobster bake dinner.

Neighborhood Eats: Legal Sea Foods

These schooner-chic dining rooms—spawned 50 years ago from a Cambridge, Massachusetts, fish market—are still satisfying the cravings of homesick New Englanders with shore classics and a well-priced wine list. A newer addition: full menus for diners with gluten allergies.

What to get: Extra-thick New England clam chowder; steamers; lobster salad with plenty of black pepper on a buttered bun; fried clams; steamed lobsters plain or as part of the lobster-bake dinner.

-March, 2008