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Ford's Fish Shack

44620 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147
571-918-4092
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Ranked #1 of 154 Restaurants in Ashburn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Read about Fords fish shack and since it was close to where we were staying, we gave it a try. Got there early around 5 pm on a Friday and glad we did. There was a long waiting list when we left. Food was fantastic. The lobster roll and lobster Cobb salad my wife and I had were wonderful. Plenty... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Finally an evening with just my wife and me we searched for a good restaurant where we could have lobster for dinner. We found this restaurant on a reasonable driving distance. In the reviews on Tripadvisor this restaurant was highly recommended. Tired of all the more fast food oriented restaurants we wanted to give it a try. And what a... More

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tuscaloosa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

had my first lobster roll very good had the fried clams as appetizer were very good. service good would recommend highly

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Been here a couple of times. 1st time had the roll it was amazing. The next time sat at the bar; th E guy next to had something I did not see on the menu bartender saw I kept looking so he helped me out. He told me to order the rib platter and sub for fried shrimp. Being from... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While visiting our daughter in Virginia outside of the DC area, I wanted some good seafood. She said she had gone to a place, Fords, that was great. She said the bread basket ( corn bread mini muffins) were so good that she ate 5 the day before she had her baby! I asked if they had lobster rolls and... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Prior to Ford's, this location for a restaurant was doomed from the beginning. The fact that Ford's remained packed a couple month's after opening is what enticed me to see what all the hype was about. All these years later, it is still very busy, but it is always well worth the wait!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The staff was friendly and advised us on the menu. The atmosphere was great. I reserved at the eleventh hour and they were able to accomodate. The food was outstanding.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Good deals for Happy Hour. Restaurant is busy and extremely noisy. If you prefer intimate dining, this is NOT the place. The two times we have eaten in the dining room, service was okay and fish choices limited, there are a lot of fried items and I'm personally not a big salmon fan. If you are looking for a busy,... More

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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Well if you want an awesome menu to choose from you've found it. The shack has incredible seafood. Fresh, tasty and well proportioned. The hush puppies remind you of your grandmothers with just a little onion to tickle those buds. The hand heads come loaded. They let me special order an oyster one. Lots of little guys, well really big... More

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South Carolina
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13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Dinner with family. Recommended by my daughter. Service was excellent. Server was well versed in the menu and specials. Very crowded. Were told wait would be 30-45 minutes but we took first available and were seated in about 15 minutes on outside patio which was very pleasant. Our party had fish tacos and soft shell crab sandwiches which were very... More

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