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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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RAW & CHILLED
Raw Oysters*
"To eat an oyster is to kiss the sea on the lips." - Leonard Beck Cocktail, Horseradish, Mignonette Sauce Available Upon Request. Ask Your Server for Daily Selections!
Oysters & Bubbles
12 Wicked Pissah™ Oysters*, 2 Kenwood Yalupa Cuvée Brut Splits
39
Ford's Seafood Tower*
East & West Coast Oysters, Jumbo Shrimp, Alaskan Snow Crab Cluster, Lobstah Cocktail
Short59
Tall99
Grande135
Add a Trio of Oyster Shooters15
Ford's Signature Oyster Shooters
Fried or Raw, Cucumber Vodka, Mezcal, or Absolut Peppar with a Splash of our House Bloody Mary Mix
Single6
3 For15
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Cocktail sauce
1/2 Dz15
Baker's Dz30
Lobstah Cocktail
Chilled, 1 1/4 Lb Lobstah, Melted Butter, Mustard Dressing
MP
Alaskan Snow Crab Legs
1 or 2 Lbs, Chilled or Steamed, Melted Butte
MP
LITTLE PLATES FOR SHARING (OR NOT)
Steamed Shrimp (North Carolina or Florida)
Old Bay, Cocktail Sauce
1/2 Lb12
1 Lb24
Guacamole
Avocados, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, lime juice & tortilla chips
9
Add a Side of Pico de Gallo2
Ipswich Clam Appetizer
Fried Whole Belly Clams, Tartar Sauce
Pint13
Quart25
Smoked Salmon
Tomatoes, Balsamic Reduction, Basil, Red Onion, Goat Cheese, Ciabatta Bread
10
Hot Spinach & Crab Dip
Reggiano-Parmesan, Tortilla Chips
10
Add a Side of Pico de Gallo2
Rocket Shrimp
Crispy Shrimp, Chili Garlic Sauce, Thin Beans, Asian Slaw
10
Angry Mussels
Chorizo, Tomatoes, Garlic, Onions, Ciabatta
1 Lb12
2 Lb24
Maine Chips
Hand-cut Potato Chips, Lobstah, Basil Aioli, Melted Blue Cheese, Marinated Tomatoes
Less10
More13
Rhode Island Calamari
Sweet Cherry Peppers, Lobstah Ginger Sauce
11
Devilish Good Egg
Praline Bacon, Spiced Pecans
9
Add an Egg2
SOUPS & SMALL SALADS
Lobstah Bisque (Friday & Saturday)
Sambuca Cream
6
New England Clam Chowdah (Sunday-Thursday)
Bacon, Spiced Oyster Crackers
6
Caesar Salad
Romaine Hearts, House-Made Croutons, Reggiano-Parmesan
6
BLT Wedge
Iceberg, Bacon, Grape Tomatoes, Radishes, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Green Goddess Dressing
8
Chopped Salad
Napa, Frisee, Roasted Corn, Cucumbers, Cranberries, Tomatoes, Buttermilk Tarragon Dressing
6
Add Blue or Goat Cheese2
SALAD PLATES
Salmon Salad*
Marinated, Short-smoked, Chopped Salad, Buttermilk Tarragon Dressing
16
Add Blue or Goat Cheese2
Lobstah Cobb Salad
Romaine Hearts, Bacon, Tomatoes, Avocado, Blue Cheese, Champagne Vinaigrette, Deviled Egg
MP
BLT Oyster Salad
Wedge Salad, Crispy Oysters
16
Chicken Caesar
Grilled Chicken Breast, Caesar Salad, Reggiano-Parmesan
12
Ford's Filet Mignon Salad*
Field Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Corn, Cranberries, Green Beans, Red Potatoes, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Balsamic Dressing
17
HAND-HELDS
Hand-Helds are served with Thin Fries. Substitute Sweet Potato Fries, add $1. Additional Substitutions May Include a Reasonable Upcharge
Fried Fishwich (Garth's Favorite)
Cod, White American Cheese, Tartar Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato
10
Crab Cake Sandwich
Lettuce, Tomato, Remoulade Sauce
MP
Ford's Tacos
Flour Tortillas, Napa, Chipotle Lime Dressing, Marinated Tomatoes, Radish. Blackened Fish or Flash-Fried Shrimp, Corn Tortillas (Gluten Free) now available, please ask your server
14
Add Guacamole3
Chicken Sandwich
Grilled, Havarti Cheese, Arugula, Roasted Red Peppers, Basil Aioli, Ciabatta
12
Ford's Burger*
Mustard-Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato, Smoked Cheddar Cheese. Add Crab Cake to Make it a Surf and Turf Burger - MP
11
"Half-Smoked" Dog
Flash-Fried, Wrapped In Bacon, Chipotle Caramelized Onions, Whole-Grain Mustard, Deviled Egg
9
ROLLS
All Rolls Available as Footlongs
Lobstah Rolls
Over 145K Lobstahs Steamed and Shucked
MP
Oyster Roll
Crispy Oysters, Lettuce, Remoulade Sauce
15
Shrimp Roll
Flash-Fried Shrimp, Lettuce, Remoulade Sauce
14
Clam Roll
Flash Fried Whole Belly Clams, Lettuce, Tartar Sauce
16
GRAND MAINER™
Chilled Lobstah, Mayo, Crispy Whole Belly Clams, Remoulade Sauce
Traditional
Chilled, Mayo Dressing
Connecticut Style
Sautéed, Warm Butter
BLACKENED CATFISH PO'BOY (FRIDAYS ONLY)
Blackened Catfish Po'boy (Fridays Only)
Chesapeake Bay Catfish, Toasted Baguette, Lettuce, Tomato, Remoulade Sauce, Thin Fries
15
ENTRÉES
Substitutions May Include a Reasonable Upcharge
Maine Seafood Baskets
Shrimp Available Pan-Seared. Scallops Available Blackened. Add Crab Legs - MP
Gulf Shrimp15
Ipswich Clams19
Sea Scallops18
Oysters16
Pick Any 220
Pick 429
Add 4oz Fried Cod6
Add Lobstah Tail15
Fish of the Day*
Chef's Daily Feature
MP
1/2 Rack & Tail
Pork Ribs, Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce, Lobstah Tail, Thin Fries – While They Last! 1/2 Rack & Crabcake - MP; 1/2 Rack & 1/2 Alaskan Snow Crab Leg - MP
27
Full Rack24
Billy's Lobstah Tails
Your choice: Fried or Broiled Thin Fries, Grilled Corn, Melted Butter
2 Tails32
3 Tails44
Filet Mignon & Crab Cake*
Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Mushrooms, Au Jus
6oz Filet28
8oz Filet32
Pecan Crusted Trout
Spiced Pecans, Citrus Chardonnay, Chorizo Mac & Cheese
18
Fish & Chips
A Top 40 Dish, Washington Post 2013. Cod, Thin Fries, Coleslaw, Tartar Sauce
14
Crab Cake
Held together by determination." - Tom Sietsema, Washington Post-Thin Fries, Remoulade Sauce
MP
Atlantic Salmon*
Marinated, Short-Smoked, Mashed Potatoes, Dijon Cream Sauce
16
New England Cod
Cracker-Crusted Baked Cod, Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Tarragon Butter Sauce, Basil Mashed Potatoes
19
WICKED ADD-ONS
Lobstah Tail
Fried or Grilled
15
3 Scallops
Fried or Blackened
8
4 Shrimp
Fried or Pan Seared
6
Crab Cake
MP
Crispy Filet of Cod
6
1/2 Rack of Ribs
10
1/2 Lb Alaskan Snow Crab Legs
MP
4 Fried Oysters
8
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to this restaurant a few times and normally get the fish and chips, this time I tried the Salmon, it was delicious.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Shirm67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I stumbled upon this place and we are thrilled we found it. The meals coming out of the kitchen all looked amazing and ours was absolutely delicious. The meals came out quickly after we ordered and sat down. My mom even thought...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 934halliet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit with some friends. The menu is contains a diverse selection of seafood offerings. I am not a seafood person. but the rest of our party were. They order a variety of seafood offering and all enjoyed the food. I enjoyed...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our grandson's 11th birthday is December 24. Being from New England, his desired BDay dinner was lobster and crab. So Ford's seemed to be a logical dinner spot. Well he did get his lobster, albeit dried out and chewy...but the ample butter dish made it...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Edward B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a reservation and spoke to Manager Chris to confirm and on a busy XMAS Holiday no issues with a nice booth. We were assigned Ignacio and all during the evening he and his many helpers are awesome as was the food . We had...More

Date of visit: December 2019
7  Thank EliteTravellers
Reviewed November 6, 2019

Great atmosphere and service. Love the fish tacos! Great lunch spot. Sometimes difficult to get in for dinner-sometimes long wait so call ahead.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Passenger723277
Reviewed November 6, 2019

We just keep coming back to Fords for their family friendly environment, great service, and fresh amazing seafood.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Kristy P
Reviewed October 16, 2019

Been here dozens of times - all really good. Often meet 3 or 4 other couples there and everyone raves about the food quality.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Jerry S
Reviewed October 14, 2019

We ended up sitting in the bar area to avoid a long wait time for the main dining room. The atmosphere was very low key, typical bar atmosphere. Our waiter was friendly and made recommendations but we barely saw him most of the time we...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank ginger_traveller_88
Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

I ordered the New England Cod. Amazing taste. Cracker crust was amazing. I didn’t eat mashed potatoes but it was a great fish meal. I will be back....😀 Thank you!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Jeff C
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Paviles29
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Response from Ka H | Reviewed this property |
It is so very good. Highly recommend
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Response from beemanWinchester | Reviewed this property |
I see in the middle of the page the menus if you go to their website the same name as the establishment
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Response from RangerRick84 | Reviewed this property |
If you click on either the Ashburn or South Riding locations, then you will find all their menus under that. I just tried and it worked.
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