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Ford's Fish Shack

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$$$
American, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Family Fare
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44620 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147
571-918-4092
Website
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 191
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
PLACE WITH MUSCLES

GReat Seafood restaurant and came from Fort Lauderdale to Ashburn Va. to seem family and eat here~!!! Start with the muscles which are the best and food super! i had the baked Cod and was superb!! All meals were loved and don't forget the corn on then cob!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
coach3313
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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368 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

GReat Seafood restaurant and came from Fort Lauderdale to Ashburn Va. to seem family and eat here~!!! Start with the muscles which are the best and food super! i had the baked Cod and was superb!! All meals were loved and don't forget the corn on then cob!!

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The unassuming environment/location for this consistently high quality restaurant may discourage the uninitiated from giving it a try. That's their loss. Locals, like myself, understand why it's often hard to find a parking space nearby. The food and service are consistently very good and well worth the price.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ford's consistently has good food and good service. Very fresh seafood. Only complaint is the lack of space. Nothing they can do unless they decide to expand!

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Consistently good with a mix of simple and more elaborate dishes. Friendly place, does a heavy business, can get crowded.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ford's Fish Shack is busy most every weekend and each evening. When we ate there, the food was fresh and tasty. My only critique is that $15 for fish n chips is about as much as I've paid anywhere in the world.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been here a few times and it never disappoints. The fried clams are fantastic , the calamari is average , the steamers ( aka piss clams ) are good but if you are used to eating them up north you will find them a bit on the pricey side. They have both Maine and Connecticut lobster rolls ,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have gone to seafood Restaurants before, but I have to give this place five thumbs up! From the service to the food. Just out standing! The angry mussels were fantastic and the deep fried llobster was .... I don't have a word for it! If you have never been here, GO!!!

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washington dc
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went during peak dinner hours on the weekend but the wait was too long. We've been there twice since for an early dinner/late lunch. Excellent food and service both times.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have visited Ford's Fish Shack several times in the last few years. Our first visit, there was a long wait, but the food was delicious & the servers very friendly. On our second visit, it was again crowded, and we had our middle schoolers with us. They each found things on the kids menu that they enjoyed. I ordered... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While it doesn't look like much and it is in a strip mall, this place is amazing. The best dish...Angry Muscles! Amazing.

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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 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Family Fare
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?