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Ford's Fish Shack South Riding

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25031 Riding Plz Ste 150, Chantilly, VA 20152-5915
+1 703-542-7520
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Madison, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ford's was a great place to relax on a Saturday afternoon and watch college football, all while indulging on a fantastic seafood spread. We got the "tower", which included oysters, crab legs, lobster, and shrimp - all were great. Also got the Maine chips as an appetizer and a couple different salads. I definitely suggest the salmon chopped salad. We'll... More 

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

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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like Oysters. On Monday's you can get them for a buck! The food is hot and fresh, prepared to your order. It's popular and can have a wait during peak dinner and brunch times. I highly recommend brunch too, and the Bloody Mary's with a plank of Bacon. Yum!

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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for a meal after a long weekend. My wife had the deep fried lobster tail and I had the ribs and the chopped salad. Both were excellent and the service was impeccable. I felt like I was eating at home the waiter was so accommodating. While we were waiting he brought us water and drinks very friendly... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been several times, sometimes the food is great, and sometimes it is just ok. My most recent trip was great on the food, but not so great on the service. A friend and I went for brunch. The mini muffins were wonderful, warm and served with a honey butter. We both wanted to sample a few different items so-... More 

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

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Ahi Tuna appetizer was PERFECTLY seared with slightly warm center and wasabi soy drizzle. Pan Seared shrimp with clams were memorable. Crab cakes were magnificent crab chunks and no filler. Only suggestion would be serve with lemon wedge for those need a little acid to cut the delicious, rich entrees. Ryan's service was top-grade with clever humor and appropriate attentiveness.... More 

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

Thanks for the review. I saw your Yelp! too. Thanks for the support and kind words. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Oysters are terrific and the Wicked Pissah's are especially yummy. Lobster bisque is always good and entrees consistently above average. We enjoy going here whenever we are in town and often go two nights in a row. Service is prompt and friendly, and outdoor heated seating is a nice plus. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has great potential but sadly every dish seems to come up short on flavor. We started with the large tower of seafood which was fine but it's hard to ruin shrimp cocktail, snow crab legs, oysters, and lobster. We had a variety of other starters including lobster bisque, chowdah, salad wedge, calamari, bruschetta, another two dozen oysters and... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We will take your notes and use them as a coaching tool. Hope to see you again. More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I've seen buildings with horrible acoustics, but every noise made in Ford's is so highly reflected, you need ear plugs. Too loud for conversation, and as such - very uncomfortable. We ordered the day's recommendation, which was grouper with mashed cauliflower. We received about 4 ounces of chewy grouper, and not so good mash. No salad, and no other sides... More 

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

Thank you for your honest review. I apologize for such a bad visit. Did you bring your experience to the attention of our manager? We want to make sure each guest is happy and it seems we failed. You mention 3 visits...were all of them bad? Would really appreciate a chance to speak over the phone about your experience. If... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Halibut special was out of this world! Dinner with my boss here, booth are great for meetings and offer lots of space. Interesting cocktail menu and diverse appetizers - angry muscles are an absolute must!! Fish tacos are the best around as well.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Get the fish tacos. Always good. And fish and chips. But save room for the Banana Pudding, it's fabulous, or just go straight to for the dessert.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25031 Riding Plz Ste 150, Chantilly, VA 20152-5915
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Chantilly
  • Phone Number: +1 703-542-7520

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?