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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 - 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 199
    Excellent
  • 135
    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
Great value!

We were riding by and noticed the place. After running some errands, we knew we'd be passing by and decided to stop and try it. We are glad we did. We arrived close to 1PM on a weekend and there was a 15-20 minute wait...or you could sit in the bar area or at the elevated seating around the place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Imzpickle
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Sterling, Virginia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Reston, VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went there with friends. The food and atmosphere were fine, but we were not impressed. If the fish, location or view was something special, I would expect the prices they charge, but it isn't.....it is in a strip mall along a busy road.

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Sterling, Virginia
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231 reviews 231 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were riding by and noticed the place. After running some errands, we knew we'd be passing by and decided to stop and try it. We are glad we did. We arrived close to 1PM on a weekend and there was a 15-20 minute wait...or you could sit in the bar area or at the elevated seating around the place... More 

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VA
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you are looking for a fun and family friendly restaurant you can do a lot worse than Ford's Fish Shack. Located in a strip mall near Route 28 it is a convenient location with plenty of parking. Beware though that it can get very busy, especially at weekends, so calling ahead can help avoid disappointment. The interior is decorated... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great food and service. Appetizers were exceptional and steak was perfectly done one of the best restaurants in the area!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I am happy to say that I have been an avid fan of Ford's Fish Shack in Asburn from its opening. My most favorite place for food and drink.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We go here often when we have a need for good seafood. Kids love the fish tacos and fish and chips. My wife typically gets thee lobster special. Typically roll or tails. Good raw oysters and steamed clams. They do take reservations. A must as they're busy every night.

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

A great place to get some fresh catch !! I tried both versions of their Lobster Roles !! Fresh, sweet lobster meat !! Must try !!

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Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I tried it and found it greasy and not to our liking. But several of our friends do like it, so we gave it a second try and still felt the same way! We will not be going back a third time...

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Ashburn, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have eaten at Ford's Fish Shack on several occasions, and the food is consistently very good. Especially love their crab cakes. Only reason I can't rate the restaurant higher is the noise level and crowds...tends to have long waits, and one time when we did call-ahead, our wait time grew to nearly an hour. Management told us their computer... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We just moved back to Ashburn after some time away, and Ford's is better than I remember. The fried oysters were deliciously breaded and not chewy in the least, although I was not a fan of the remoulade they served with them. They happily provided me with cocktail sauce (judge if you must), and things were perfect. The fish and... 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 0 - 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?