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Ford's Fish Shack South Riding

25031 Riding Plaza #150, Chantilly, VA 20152
+(1)703-542-7520
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Ranked #1 of 129 Restaurants in Chantilly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish & Chips, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you know your seafood, and know how it should taste and should be cooked, Fords Fish House in South Riding doesn't mean standards. The other Fords in Asburn fairs somewhat better. We ordered fried clams, calamari, steamers, lobster, clam chowder and crab cakes. For starters the fried clams contained only the necks, which means they were frozen, not fresh,... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was our third trip to Ford's Fish Shack in South Riding, VA. We have also been to the Ashburn location a few times. I was a little nervous because it was a Sunday and we were bringing our 14 month old son with us, and I assumed the restaurant would be crowded and they would not want to see... More

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Dulles, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I decided to write another review because we go there often and we always have good food and service. We usually decide to sit at the bar, service is faster too ! The bartender( Jeff ) is always great, very fast taking our order and always recognizes us ! my half dozen oysters and Ahi tuna was awsome, I enjoyed... More

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Boalsburg, PA, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husand and I had dinner at Ford's for the first time while in nearby Chantilly for a convention. We arrived at 5pm for dinner and were glad we came somewhat early because the restaurant began to fill up quickly after 5:30. We both ordered fried oysters, which were succulent and fried to perfection. Their coleslaw recipe was unique and... More

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South Riding, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Fords!! It is right across the street from our house, and it is one of our favorite spots to grab a bite to eat. We do know the owners, Tony and Anna, so we might be a little bias, but they are such nice people, and they sure know how to run a restaurant! The food is... More

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New Britain, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

On a recent visit to Washington D.C. we stayed in Chantilly, Va. We found Ford's Fish Shack on the internet and decided to give it a try. One of the best seafood meals we have ever had. The "angry" mussels are to die for, REALLY!!!! The whole belly clams were awesome and I had the fish and chips and they... More

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Hood River, OR
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

While this place may not be the best value for a Lobsah roll, it certainly is one of the tastiest! The roll is served two way, with a butter sauce, or light mayo sauce. The roll is made for them and comes toasted and prepped like garlic bread. Then add a decent portion of lobster and you have an instant... More

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Redwood City, California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visiting friends in the area and they recommended Ford's Fish Shack for good seafood. Our group of 7 arrived here on a Sunday evening without a reservation. The restaurant was very full, quite busy! We were seated within about 10 minutes. We didn't mind sitting outdoors as their was a slight breeze and the temperature was not as hot. Our... More

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Milwaukie, OR
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Found this on Trip Advisor and am a fan of fish, so ate there the first night I was in Chantilly for business. Liked it so well I came back every night for three nights. The potato crusted halibut is fabulous. Halibut is on sautéed spinach and wrapped in very thin potato slices, baked and then served in a tarragon... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great late lunch after a great visit to the Air and Space Museum at Dulles with 3 friends. Service was fast and friendly. We shared the large Maine Chips - lobster, guacamole, tomatoes, and onions on potato chips - interesting and delicious. Two of us had the Lobster Cobb salad, one had the soft shell crab sandwich (it was the... More

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