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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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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Virginia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Fords always has daily fresh fish specials which is always cooked perfectly and served with corresponding ideal sides. The calamari is always tender and the sauce complements the calamari perfectly. This is southern style restaurant, expect everything to be rich and creamy. The service is very good and the servers very attentive. They also have a good selection of craft... More 

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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 again! More 

Leesburg, Virginia
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480 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

My wife and I wanted clam chowder. We were dreading, however, the long drive into Arlington for Legal Seafoods, so we Yelped and found Ford's. It is great. We loved the clam chowder, the angry muzzels, and the jambalaya. This place was great. Service was fast, prices, were moderate. We certainly will return and probably stop driving into Arlington.

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Thank Keith 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 again! More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

We celebrated our daughter's birthday at Ford's Ashburn. Service was great and all the food, from the oyster appetizer clear through to the brownie dessert, was amazing - especially the shrimp tacos (YUM)!

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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 again! More 

Fairport, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We were in town just for the weekend and need a place for dinner close to our hotel. This sounded good.....and wasn't a chain restaurant nor too fancy. Food was good for the price....nothing exceptional, but fine. Our waitress was very personable. Restaurant was very busy...it was a Saturday night. Couldn't make a last-minute reservation, but was able to call... More 

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

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McLean, VA
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We've been to this restaurant quite a few times and have found the food to be very good generally and they have interesting beers, too. It's usually crowded and sometimes loud. The waitstaff is friendly and helpful. Occasionally, we've had a long wait for our food. Recently, we had shrimp Po' boys, which the waiter recommended, that were greasy and... More 

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Thank cmr247
fordsfishshack, Owner at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the Po Boys. Please let us know if you dislike an item...we will find something you will love. Hope to see you again. More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Ford's always has good seafood. Crab cakes are not awesome, but they are very tasty. The fried shrimp are butterflied and are generally a nice size. The chopped salad is a tasty creation, and the corn muffins are another culinary hit! I wish that they would have more seasonal specials, and add seasonal vegetables to the menu.

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

Thanks for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed. Hope to see you again. More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Fords Fish Shack has a good variety of fresh tasting seafood, and their clam chowder has a surprisingly tasty kick to it. The waitstaff are very friendly and attentive.

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

Thanks for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed. Hope to see you again. More 

Ashburn, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I have frequented Ford's with friends, family, and co-workers more times than I can count over the last few years. I have dined there for my anniversary, my daughter's birthday, and numerous other everyday occasions. The food is generally delicious, and I love the specials that are offered. My most recent visit, however, did not leave me with a pleasant... More 

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

Hi again...I responded to your Yelp! review which seems to be a duplicate here too. Please provide me with a contact number so we can discuss further. Thank you. More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

While I go for the oysters on the half shell, which are the freshest around. I have tried other dishes, and they are all good. Food is fresh, and menu changes. It is a nice neighborhood place, relaxed environment, a great place to join your friends for a drink, or eating.

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

Thanks for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed. Hope to see you again. More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

The food is always good There is a nice choice of revolving craft beers to choose from and servers are always friendly. Only complaint is that it's such a popular place the wait tends to be long.

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Thanks for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed. Hope to see you again. 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
US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?