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Ford's Fish Shack

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$$$
American, Seafood, Family Fare, Oyster Bar
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44620 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147
571-918-4092
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 206
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Good seafood!!

Great food and service!! I was lucky enough to be there when they had soft shell crabs. Delicious!!! Overall the food and service were great. I loved their wide selection of beers. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Great find!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Emarsh69
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Vacaville, California
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Vacaville, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great food and service!! I was lucky enough to be there when they had soft shell crabs. Delicious!!! Overall the food and service were great. I loved their wide selection of beers. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Great find!

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

Thanks for your kind review. We are thrilled that you had a great experience. Hope to see you soon. -Ford's Team More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This place serves good food but the wait is always long for dinner, I'm talking about 1 hour - 1.5 hours long, not matter what night it is. Their weekend lunch wait is also long. You can make reservation to avoid waiting, but we tend to be spur of the moment diners so we never remember to reserve ahead of... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm contacting you to hopefully make your next visit more enjoyable. I completely understand not wanting to wait an hour or more for dinner. To assist you for your next visit and future visits, we do have "Call Ahead" seating available as an option for our guests. -If we are... More 

Ashburn,VA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We really love Ford's Fish Shack--and I don't eat fish! I love their deviled eggs which feature bacon, pecans and just a little bit of spice. And the chicken sandwich is really good for a fish place. We're big fans of the shoestring french fries and my son loves their popcorn shrimp. The atmosphere is really fun with all sorts... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Being from New England I love seafood but I am also very picky about it. Fords Fish Shack is a true find. You feel like you are walking into a place on Marthas Vineyard or Maine and the food is just as good. The fish tacos, clam chowder, calamari, muscles, I could go on but you get the idea. All... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love every item on the menu. Their brunches are great too and so are the cocktails. I think they need a bigger place to accommodate everyone as the wait times can get long!

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Pawleys Island
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were a party of 8 and seated outside on a hot day as there wasn't room inside. We had a beautiful little area with a ceiling fan which made the area extra special. Our food was perfectly prepared and served by our server, Precious, in a timely manner. She was delightful with a "can do" attitude. We thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Food here is awesome! We normally sit in the bar area, which fills up fast. Love the blackened sea scallop dinner, fish tacos, and of course the lobster roll! You can't go wrong here.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I tried the mussels and I do not regret it. These are the best mussels I have had on the East or West coast. They are tasty and with the right amount of spices. the bread was pretty good as well. I am having the fried lobster tail in my next visit. I had the red sangria and it was... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I had their crab cakes entree and calamari for an app -- both were great. My friend had the fish tacos and homemade blueberry lemonade -- both were delicious! Overall good service and good food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My friend took me out to dinner here and I must say it was fabulous!!! I enjoyed every bit of my meal and my waitress was really great. Don't remember her name but we did leave her a good tip and she said she had just moved there from Roanoke, VA. We started with appetizers of angry mussels and calamari... More 

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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, Family Fare, Oyster Bar
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?