After hearing about all the long lines at the new Ford's, my husband and I had put off going. Finally, in May, we went for a large family brunch and had a great experience (lobster roll for me--very good!). Then for my end-of-the-school-year dinner, my husband took me for a celebratory dinner and, again, it was really great (steamed crab legs--very well-cooked and "meaty"). It was my birthday in late June, so the whole family, including 4 grandchildren, went for dinner (fabulous soft shell crab!). For each of these outings, we had the Angry Mussels appetizers which you should definitely get! Two days ago, because both my adult sons are here, I took my "boys" for a raw oyster extravaganza. On Mondays, during happy hour, there are $1 oysters (James River and Blue Point the day we went). Between the three of us, we had 24 oysters, an order of Angry Mussels, and the Ipswich clams. Everything was well-prepared, excellent quality, and served with attention and care. Ford's is a great addition to South Riding, Loudoun County, and NoVa. Yes, it still gets crowded later on in the evening, but if you are willing to go a little early, if you are willing to go on a Monday, there won't even be a wait. But wait or not, you will not be disappointed with Ford's Fish Shack in South Riding!
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