Twice in the last three weeks, my wife and I have had dinner at Legal Seafoods in Montgomery Mall (Bethesda). Both times, the food, service, ambience, etc. were excellent.
Our second trip resulted from my daughter-in-law, who grew up in Baltimore, requesting a place that serves good crabcakes. Our companions on the first trip, also locals, had crabcakes and pronounced them excellent, so I suggested Legal to my D-I-L. Happily, she found the crabcakes the best she'd ever had! On both trips I had fried oysters, which were done to perfection. The accompaning fries were dry and a little mealy, but everything else was great.
So, here's my "thumbs up" for Legal Seafoods.