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Ford's Fish Shack

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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner
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$15 - $30
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American, Seafood, Bar
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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RAW & CHILLED
Raw Oysters*
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 USD 39
Ford's Seafood Tower*
East & West Coast Oysters, Jumbo Shrimp, Alaskan Snow Crab Cluster, Lobstah Cocktail
Short USD 59
Tall USD 99
Grande USD 135
Add a Trio of Oyster Shooters USD 17
Ford's Signature Oyster Shooters
Fried or Raw, Cucumber Vodka, Mezcal, or Absolut Peppar with a Splash of our House Bloody Mary Mix
Single USD 6
3 For USD 17
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Cocktail Sauce
1/2 Dz USD 15
Baker's Dz USD 30
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 Butter
MP
LITTLE PLATES FOR SHARING (OR NOT)
Steamed Shrimp (North Carolina or Florida)
Old Bay, Cocktail Sauce
1/2 Lb USD 12
1 Lb USD 24
Guacamole
Avocados, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Cilantro, Lime Juice & Tortilla Chips
USD 9
Add a Side of Pico de Gallo USD 2
Ipswich Clam Appetizer
Fried Whole Belly Clams, Tartar Sauce
Pint USD 13
Quart USD 25
Smoked Salmon Bruschetta
Tomatoes, Balsamic Reduction, Basil, Red Onion, Goat Cheese, Ciabatta Bread
USD 10
Hot Spinach & Crab Dip
Reggiano-Parmesan, Tortilla Chips
USD 11
Add a Side of Pico de Gallo USD 2
Rocket Shrimp
Crispy Shrimp, Chili Garlic Sauce, Thin Beans, Asian Slaw
USD 11
Steamahs - While They Last!
A New England Classic - Steamed Long Neck Clams, Beer, Onions, Bacon, Red Pepper Flakes (Available Plain for the New England Natives!)
MP
Angry Mussels
Chorizo, Tomatoes, Garlic, Onions, Ciabatta Bread
1 Lb USD 13
2 Lb USD 25
Maine Chips
Hand-Cut Potato Chips, Lobstah, Basil Aioli, Melted Blue Cheese, Marinated Tomatoes
Less USD 11
More USD 14
Rhode Island Calamari
Sweet Cherry Peppers, Lobstah Ginger Sauce
USD 11
SOUPS & SMALL SALADS
Lobstah Bisque (Friday & Saturday)
Sambuca Cream
USD 7
New England Clam Chowdah (Sunday-Thursday)
Bacon, Spiced Oyster Crackers
USD 6
Caesar Salad
Romaine Hearts, House-Made Croutons, Reggiano-Parmesan
USD 7
BLT Wedge
Iceberg, Bacon, Grape Tomatoes, Radishes, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Green Goddess Dressing
USD 9
Chopped Salad
Napa, Frisee, Roasted Corn, Cucumbers, Cranberries, Tomatoes, Buttermilk Tarragon Dressing
USD 7
Add Blue or Goat Cheese USD 2
SALAD PLATES
Salmon Salad*
Marinated, Short-smoked, Chopped Salad, Buttermilk Tarragon Dressing
USD 16
Add Blue or Goat Cheese USD 2
Lobstah Cobb Salad
Romaine Hearts, Bacon, Tomatoes, Avocado, Blue Cheese, Champagne Vinaigrette, Deviled Egg
MP
BLT Oyster Salad
Wedge Salad, Crispy Oysters
USD 17
Ford's Filet Mignon Salad*
Field Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Corn, Cranberries, Green Beans, Red Potatoes, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Balsamic Dressing
USD 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
USD 11
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
USD 15
Add Guacamole USD 3
Chicken Sandwich
Grilled, Havarti Cheese, Arugula, Roasted Red Peppers, Basil Aioli, Ciabatta
USD 13
Ford's Burger*
Mustard-Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato, Smoked Cheddar Cheese. Add Crab Cake to Make It a Surf and Turf Burger - MP
USD 12
"Half-Smoked" Dog
Flash-Fried, Wrapped In Bacon, Chipotle Caramelized Onions, Whole-Grain Mustard, Deviled Egg
USD 10
ROLLS
Rolls are served with Thin Fries. Substitute Sweet Potato Fries, add $1. Additional Substitutions May Include a Reasonable Upcharge. All Rolls Available as Footlongs
Oyster Roll
Crispy Oysters, Lettuce, Remoulade Sauce
USD 15
Shrimp Roll
Flash-Fried Shrimp, Lettuce, Remoulade Sauce
USD 14
Clam Roll
Flash-Fried Whole Belly Clams, Lettuce, Tartar Sauce
USD 16
LOBSTAH ROLLS
MP. Over 145K Lobstahs Steamed and Shucked
Grand Mainer™
Whole Belly Clams, Chilled Lobstah, Mayo, Lettuce, Remoulade Sauce
Traditional
Chilled, Lettuce, Mayo Dressing
Connecticut Style
Sautéed, Warm Butter
ENTRÉES
Substitutions May Include a Reasonable Upcharge
Maine Seafood Baskets
Thin Fries. Shrimp Available Pan-Seared. Scallops Available Blackened. Add Crab Legs - MP
Gulf Shrimp USD 15
Ipswich Clams USD 19
Sea Scallops USD 19
Oysters USD 16
Pick Any 2 USD 20
Pick 4 USD 29
Add 4oz Fried Cod USD 6
Add Lobstah Tail USD 16
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
USD 27
Full Rack USD 25
Billy's Lobstah Tails
Your choice: Fried or Grilled. Thin Fries, Grilled Corn, Melted Butter
2 Tails USD 34
3 Tails USD 46
Filet Mignon & Crab Cake*
Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Mushrooms, Au Jus
6oz Filet USD 28
8oz Filet USD 32
Pecan Crusted Trout
Spiced Pecans, Citrus Chardonnay, Chorizo Mac & Cheese
USD 18
Fish & Chips
A Top 40 Dish, Washington Post 2013. Cod, Thin Fries, Coleslaw, Tartar Sauce
USD 14
Crab Cake
Thin Fries, Remoulade Sauce
MP
Oyster & Shrimp Jambalaya
Andouille Sausage, Penne Pasta, Creole Sauce
USD 19
Atlantic Salmon*
Marinated, Short-Smoked, Mashed Potatoes, Dijon Cream Sauce
USD 16
WICKED ADD-ONS
Lobstah Tail
Fried or Grilled
USD 16
3 Scallops
Fried or Blackened
USD 8
4 Shrimp
Fried or Pan Seared
USD 6
Crab Cake
MP
Crispy Filet of Cod
USD 6
1/2 Rack of Ribs
USD 10
1/2 Lb Alaskan Snow Crab Legs
MP
4 Fried Oysters
USD 8
SIDES
Basil Mashed Potatoes
USD 3
Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries
USD 4
Broccolini
USD 4
Coleslaw
USD 3
Green Beans & Pearl Onions
USD 4
Chorizo Mac & Cheese
USD 6
Thin Fries
USD 3
Grilled Corn on The Cob
USD 4
Hand-Cut Potato Chips
USD 3
Potato Salad
USD 4
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Reviewed January 8, 2020

We had a nice lunch and everything we ordered was very good and what we wanted. plan to come again. The sizes of our plate was good. I loved the corn muffins with the honey butter was very good. Our waiter was very attentive and...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

I took my wife, son, daughter-in-law, her mom & dad and our granddaughter here for dinner tonight. The food was excellent but I was very surprised that when the server brought us “bread” it was cornbread with onions. I’ve never seen cornbread with onions and...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank SFsignman
fordsfishshack, General Manager at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2019

Hi, Thanks for the review. It sounds like I may have confused you about the oyster crackers. We serve our New England clam chowder Sunday - Thursday and that is accompanied with our spiced oyster crackers. The crackers have a 2 day shelf life so...More

Reviewed September 3, 2019

We had Richard and he highlighted the menu and was very helpful. We got what we wanted and it came very quickly. My friend had so much food she had to take it home. It was a very nice lunch. We go back again

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Lois D
fordsfishshack, General Manager at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2019

Thank you for the review. We are thrilled Richard was helpful and knowledgeable. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

This was my second time here and my first time was just ok. This time was off the charts good. Oysters were great and priced very cheaply. Fish special was amazing. Service from Alan was incredible. Great choice.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 194AdamS
fordsfishshack, General Manager at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

Thanks for the review. We are thrilled you had a great visit. We will pass on the good word to Allen too. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

I love this place as long as you have the right wait staff. Been here multiple times and it’s hit or miss. Recently visited and we had Esmar ask for him personally because he’s phenomenal! Made sure we were happy and filled on drinks, checked...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank HBH2336
fordsfishshack, General Manager at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Thank you for the review. We're thrilled you had a great visit. We will let Esmar know about the kind words. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed June 2, 2019

Great seafood restaurant. Very nice restaurant with excellent service. They also have a great menu but the oyster night is certainly worth the visit. They have a wonderful selection for you to choose from.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank RonDB
fordsfishshack, General Manager at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Thanks for the review. We are thrilled you enjoyed. See you soon. Mark

Reviewed June 2, 2019

We were excited to go to the Leesburg Shack as we had been to the one in Ashburn. Very disappointing - ordered two Ceasar salads that were tasteless with no dressing. Manager was kind enough to comp our salads. Ordered two Maine baskets: one with...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank OnAir812151
fordsfishshack, General Manager at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Thank you for your review. I apologize for such a bad experience. Our goal is to indulge our guest with great food, drink, and service. Usually we achieve this goal, but it seems we failed on this particular visit. I'll share your review with the...More

Reviewed May 14, 2019

My wife and I were in town visiting our daughter. It was late when we arrived, so we decided to order a carryout meal from Ford’s. We had eaten at the restaurant a few years ago. This evening, I had the fish and chips. Most...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Robert P
fordsfishshack, General Manager at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Thank you for the review. I apologize that the fish and chips were disappointing. It's our #1 selling item and it should be perfect. I will share with my team. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

30 min wait on Saturday nite. I once seated, and service was good and prompt. we had fish and chips-very good, fish cakes-very good, oyster basket-excellent.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank wl79
fordsfishshack, General Manager at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Thank you for the review. We are thrilled you had a great experience. See you soon.

Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic fish and chips; so fresh and hot. Clam chowder also delicious. Shrimp tacos were amazing but almost too much - but had plenty for leftovers for dinner. But best of all was our waiter, Esmar. We’ve had him help us before and he remembered...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MikeBinVa
fordsfishshack, General Manager at Ford's Fish Shack, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Thanks so much for the review. We agree, Esmar is unique and a great asset to our restaurant. I will pass on the nice words to Esmar. Hope to see you soon.

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