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Ford's Fish Shack

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44620 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147
571-918-4092
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 38
    Average
  • 17
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family and Friend Fun

Great place, laid back has great food and cocktails. The Blueberry Lemonade and MoJito are great. So is the whole menu have not had one bad thing here. This is a keeper.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Nancy W
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Potomac Falls, Virginia, United States
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Potomac Falls, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place, laid back has great food and cocktails. The Blueberry Lemonade and MoJito are great. So is the whole menu have not had one bad thing here. This is a keeper.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We are in the area on business and found this place as we were both looking for some seafood. We order shrimp cocktail which were large and very good. Next we ordered the Calm Chowadh which was Perfect and just a touch of spice. Lastly, we ordered the Lobster Salad which was big and had plenty of lobster needless to... More 

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

Virginia
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187 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Not on the menu, but made upon request, is the "Grand Mainer" which is a foot long fried oyster po boy topped with lobster. Must then get a side of their famous "lobster ginger sauce" to drizzle across the top. And, for the avoidance of doubt, neither Passionfin nor that kabob place is as good as Ford's as the rank... More 

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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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I have been to this restaurant several times, most recently during restaurant week. We went for lunch and had the lobstah rolls two ways. We then had a birthday celebration, four of us had fried clams, steamed lobster, and blueberry pie, two had the calamari, steak, and key lime pie. Everything was excellent, portions are generous, and prices are reasonable.... More 

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

Ashburn, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Delish! Affordable fresh seafood other than one of those chains! Also the management is wonderful. One of the folks at our table did not like his ribs (he had the ribs and lobster plate). They fixed it immediately, offering him another lobster tail instead and were very apologetic. Couldn't believe it! It's always hopping tho, so get there early!!

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

Herndon, Virginia
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A friend and I went here for lunch on a Friday; it was the first time either of us had been to Ford's. We arrived a bit before noon and were seated right away. The restaurant did get more crowded as we were there. She ordered the clam basket and said it was very good; she's from Boston so knew... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had an enjoyable visit, but will also take your notes and use them for coaching. Hope to see you soon. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The conceit of this lively restaurant is "New England fish shack" but the decor is suburban mall and it lacks the funky appeal, large portions, and budget prices of true fish shacks. Still, the fish and chips were very good, the grilled shrimp was tasty and the crabcakes were good (lots of crab and very little extra filling), although a... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My family does LOVE this place. We're displaced New Englanders, so we miss New England delicacies, especially hot lobster rolls with drawn butter (Connecticut style). We aren't sure what the lettuce on the bun is all about - but a 'great find' for being so far 'south of the border'. Corn on the cob (grilled) is so good, it evokes... More 

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

Bermuda/USA
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Absolutely delicious food, great service and fun atmosphere. Had lunch here yesterday with my son. It was a late lunch at 2pm so there was not a crowd at all. we ordered there Angry mussels, fish and chips and lobstah cobb salad. The mussels are to die for - yum yum yum. The unique broth is so delish we had... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Nothing bad to say at all. Everything is fresh and comes out quick. Service was quick to refill drinks and I can't wait to go back to try something new.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44620 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Ashburn
  • Phone Number: 571-918-4092

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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