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Ford's Fish Shack

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44620 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147
+1 571-918-4092
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
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Ashburn, Virginia
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

The food at Ford's has always been exceptional. The way they marinade, smoke, and grill their fish is second to none. Their smoke salmon bruschetta appetizer is one of the best I've ever had. Even our seven-year-old can't get enough of it! During the week they sometimes have one dollar oyster specials which has always been worth it. The last... More 

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Thank Eduardo C
fordsfishshack, Owner at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We will use your notes on service as a coaching tool. Hope to see you soon. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

This is by far my favorite seafood restaurant! Service was outstanding. Mussels unbelievably mouth watering delicious. The same for the rockfish. Call ahead for seating.

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Thank PJlincanada
fordsfishshack, Owner at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you had a great visit. Hope to see you soon. More 

Reston, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We ordered the Angry Mussels - can't wait to try those again. Got surf and turf omelette and fresh rockfish. The food was prepared fresh and well-seasoned. Two iced teas. Great service. With tip, our bill was $69.00 so this place isn't cheap for lunch but we ate seafood so I guess that is too be expected.

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Thank SilverLM
fordsfishshack, Owner at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you had a great visit. Hope to see you soon. More 

Indialantic, Florida, USA
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Angry Mussels appetizer - big pot of mussels in a rich & tasty tomato/herb/cream broth with big slices of crusty bread. Maine Chips - Ho-made chips meet nachos meet bruschetta - yum!

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Thank gregg s
fordsfishshack, Owner at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you had a great visit. Hope to see you soon. More 

Loudoun County, Virginia
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162 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We have found this restaurant gets very crowed if you come right at noon or at the dinner hour. The staff also moves your eating along if it is at those times. We happened to stop at 4pm for an early dinner and the restaurant had a few patrons. The food and beer here is great. I always get the... More 

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fordsfishshack, Owner at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you soon. More 

Leesburg VA
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Ford's Fish Shack is one of our favorite restaurants in Ashburn. Just know that it is often difficult to get seated after 5:00 on a Friday or Saturday; suggest arriving early. The food is outstanding, the atmosphere is nice and the staff is always friendly and helpful. It's a family place so kids are more than welcome!

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Thank SmithFam90
fordsfishshack, Owner at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you had a great visit. Hope to see you soon. More 

Aldie, United States
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Food was too salty and the service was mediocre. Also, the restaurant didn't have variety in its menu.

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Thank Grace S
fordsfishshack, Owner at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are disappointed that you did not have a great experience. Hope you will give us a second chance to turn you in to a fan of Fords. Hope to see you again. More 

Allen, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Ford's Fish Shack provides outstanding food and service, nice atmosphere. Their corm muffins are great, I loved their grilled pecan catfish.

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Thank Kimberly A G
fordsfishshack, Owner at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you had a great visit. Hope to see you soon. More 

Burke, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Great food but close quarters and too loud. Difficult to have a table conversation in a normal voice.

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Thank John H
fordsfishshack, Owner at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our restaurant is on the small side and can have a lot of energy. If your in the area and plan on dining with us again, we have a quieter section of the restaurant called the "Cove". Maybe that will help. More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Ford's has gotten quite popular, so timing is key for getting a table. However the bar area and staff are most welcoming. Love the fish and chips the best! Wonderful corn muffins and decent draft beer selections as well

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Thank Rick M
fordsfishshack, Owner at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you had a great experience. Hope to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44620 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Ashburn
  • Phone Number: +1 571-918-4092

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?