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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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Today
11:00 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, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service

There were 8 people in our group, and everyone enjoyed their meal. The lobster, steak, fish tacos, all got great reviews. The muscles appetizer was also a great hit - especially the sauce. The waitress was very friendly and efficient. The wait time for the food was excellent. I had the salmon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Leon H
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Southport, NC, United States
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Southport, NC, United States
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

There were 8 people in our group, and everyone enjoyed their meal. The lobster, steak, fish tacos, all got great reviews. The muscles appetizer was also a great hit - especially the sauce. The waitress was very friendly and efficient. The wait time for the food was excellent. I had the salmon salad. The salmon itself was slightly under cooked... 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 experience. Hope to see you soon. More 

va
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You will be hurried in and out, service hit or miss. Usually busy due to low prices. Bar service will be better than table service.

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

Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on great food and service. It's unfortunate it seems that we did not meet our goal on your visit. We will take your notes and use them as a coaching tool for staff. Hope to see you again. More 

Herndon, Virginia
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253 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Went there for a birthday celebration. The service was slow start to finish. Didn't even see the server for 20m after drink order. Finally got up and flagged down a manager. New server, then back to original. Good cocktails. Lobster salad was good, steamed shrimp had little seasoning, fish tacos arrived cool to the touch. Fish dish also arrived correctly... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on both great food and service. It's unfortunate we missed our goal for your visit. We will take your notes and use the as a coaching tool. Hope to see you again. Please ask for Mark my service manager next time you are in the restaurant. More 

Winchester
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When I left the restaurant there was a warm breeze on this summer evening. The traffic driving by reminded me of a beach road near any beach town then I had to realize I was in Ashburn VA. That all means I really felt like the seafood I had and the ambiance was enough to convince me I was near... 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 experience. Hope to see you again. -Ford's Team More 

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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very busy place, great atmosphere, attentive knowledgeable staff, great beer and even better food. Fried lobster tails were amazing!

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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 experience. Hope to see you soon. -Ford's Team More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great Menu and friendly staff - We go several times a year and they always deliver a great meal - Love the lobster chips!

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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 soon. -Ford's Team More 

Orlando
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed fresh oysters. This place is very crowded at 6 PM on a Monday night. Oysters were $1 each and a selection of 4 types. Several local beers on draft. Recommend reservations as I would think this place is always crowded. Ate fish and chips and was happy! If in the area worth stopping in.

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

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you next Monday for $1 oysters. -Ford's Team More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

So went on a Saturday night since the place had good reviews and live music etc. We asked for the recommendations and we ordered those as well as some additional ones. We got: Lobster roll (cold), Calamari, and fish and chips.. we got a few of each since we had a larger group to share and we all just shared... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We take our seafood seriously, and when we hear the words "sick" or "didn't feel well", we pay attention. We do sell a lot of the items you listed each night, and we did not receive any phone calls regarding illness or discomfort from other guests. With that being said, we hope you feel better... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The fish at the Fish Shack is always fresh. If you do not call ahead be prepared to wait as the restaurant is always busy. The clam chowder is excellent but sometimes a little salty. The fried clams and fish and chips are my favorite choice for dinner.

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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 have you soon. -Ford's Team More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food here was great! We had fish and chips, lobster tails, crab cakes, and calamari. Surprisingly, the fish was cut into small pieces instead of one large piece of cod. The fries are thin cut, but good. The coleslaw seemed a little dry. The grilled lobster was perfect. The drawn butter tasted like just butter... no garlic or anything.... 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 experience. Hope to see you soon. -Ford's Team More 

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Additional Information about Ford's Fish Shack

Address: 44620 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone Number: 571-918-4092
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Ashburn
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
Average Prices: USD 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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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