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“Great place to eat in Ashburn” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ford's Fish Shack

Ford's Fish Shack
Ranked #1 of 199 Restaurants in Ashburn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
northern VA
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2 reviews
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“Great place to eat in Ashburn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Have been here several times and always a great experience. The food has been excellent as well as the waitstaff. The manager has always stopped by to make sure everything is ok and we are being taken care of. We usually do not go out to eat often and rarely to the same place twice but since discovering Ford's that is our #1 spot to go when dining out even over trying new restaurants. The only downside is that it has become a popular place and there can be a wait to be seated during peak times. You can call and make reservations though which is nice.

  • Visited March 2013
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Sterling, Virginia
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Tasty Seafood, Delicious Beers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I have eaten here about 3-4 times over the past year or so. Always have had a great experience. It can get noisy in the bar area but it is a bar and a not a huge space, very cozy and welcoming. There can be a wait so it's best to call ahead, they do take reservations. They have a small patio area outside with a few tables that is nice when it's not too hot or too cold out. They also have a great beer selection. My favorite is the Port City Revival Stout on tap, Try it! you can't go wrong! I have still been trying to get out there for brunch. Have heard nothing but good things about it.

  • Visited March 2013
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Sterling, Virginia
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Above Expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Every time we've visited, the food has been excellent... especially during brunch. We always call ahead since they typically have a long wait. Our favorites on the menu are: blueberry lemonade, lobster bisque (good but a little saltier than I'd prefer), cornflake-crusted french toast (to die for), crabcake benedict, fish tacos, BLT egg croissant sandwich, etc. Definitely worth checking out!

  • Visited March 2013
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“Too loud was just the beginning.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

My lobster tail arrived late, then was so salty I couldn't eat it (I'm not one to avoid salt). My husband's blackened scallops were good, kid salmon fine and nice beer selection. But we won't go back because of the noise level. Every restaurant can have a bad night, but you can't fix loud. And be prepared to call ahead for 1.5 hour wait and then wait another 20 minutes once you arrive.

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“AWESOME!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Best place around! Try the salmon or cod both are fantastic!!! Great service at the bar and very friendly atmosphere.

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