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This Fish Shop belongs to the category of Seafood restaurant.
Great place for sea food. Local favorite and well deserved distinction.
Let me start by saying "I don't even like seafood." It's true but I went because my sister and her BF were in town and wanted oysters so we went and we were so impressed that we ordered almost everything on the menu. Not joking, we kinda caused a scene (in a good way). We were there for hours just trying stuff out and everything was so good!! Absolutely the best fish tacos ever!!! Again, I don't even like fish so however they cook it convinces my taste buds that it's delicious! Also, the french toast they offer at brunch will change your life!! SO GOOD!
The food was very good and the waitress bartender was very helpful where's a good place to eat
Overall environment and food were good. Ordered fish and chips. It was soft inside and crispy outside. French fries were extra thin which i didnt like. Their menu was very diverse so even a picky eater will find soemthing to eat. good place for happy hour/friends hangout.
Everything we've had here is sooo good, I could eat there all the time. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere too. Great job, keep it up and thank you!
Food was excellent. Service was great.
Food was great but our service was less than great. Our server rarely came by and then dropped the check and took 20 minutes to come back to run the cards. Very frustrating
Great happy hour menu and daily specials!
Very good food
We go to Ford's at least five times a year for birthdays or to take family and friends out for a good meal. The service is usually very good. The seafood and accompanying side dishes are always perfectly cooked. For those who don't eat seafood, the other entree options are also well-prepared. I've been impressed by the freshness of the ingredients & the kitchen's ability to deliver consistently good results. The desserts are delicious and the right size... not too much, not too little, made with first rate ingredients. My two most recent dinners at Ford's in May were exceedingly good. A sea bass with roasted fingerling potatoes was one of the best fish dishes I've ever eaten.
Soooooo good... will definitely return
Awesome food without breaking the bank!!
Food and service was great!
Meh. I got the lobster roll, $25. The lobster was very chewy. And although the roll was over seasoned, the filling was bland. It's hard to mess up lobster, but they did.
The best place, bar none, to enjoy fresh fish in the area. We typically come here when we want grilled fish steaks, they do it perfectly and there is always a good variety on the fresh fish menu. We almost always get fresh oysters or spicy mussels as an appetizer as well. Highly recommended!
They have a very slippery floor. Their Salmon is very salty
Never disappointing. Delicious food, great service and you don't have to break the bank to take your family out for a decent dinner. Love, love Ford's fish shack
5 stars is a fair grade for the service that was provided. I did not particularly enjoyed my food because have a hard time dealing with starch, but that is not their fault. So, my honest review is that the service was great. meal I had was super flavorful. The crab cake benedict. I liked it. Next time I go, I will ask for extra vegetables and less starch, and I think all will be perfect. People in there were caring. The manager was just stopping by checking on people regularly. It was refreshing. Plus the fish shop atmosphere was a unique experience for me .
Decent fish and chips, liked the lobstah bisque. Ok beer selection.
My wife and I had a great dinner this evening. The food was excellent and so was the service. Esmar took great care of us and made us laugh all night. Looking forward to our next visit.
Everything I have ever gotten here is amazing and the service is great! We always stop here when we're in the area. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Food was soso... but good service.
Great food. Reasonable prices.
Great food. Good service. Worth a visit.
This is my third time at this location. I was very pleased with the service every time until my most recent visit with my family. Our server (Brenda) was great, but somehow felt unwelcome by the other waitresses. Maybe it’s the fact we had children with us? We had a simple question about our bill, but had a very rude response from someone we stopped (older blonde woman.) To keeps things short: I recommend trying: - angry mussels - shrimp and fish tacos (my favorite) - fish and chips (not overly battered, like most places) - Lobstah rolls - Billy’s lobstah tails I DON’T recommend: - pecan crusted trout - popcorn scallops
Brunch was very good.
Best sea food in Virginia. Awesome friendly staff and excellent service. Trout is awesome, Lobstah broiled and deep fried is awesome. Mussels are the best ever, dollar clams rock. Fish and chips are the best. Casual friendly atmosphere. Can be crowded and can be difficult to find parking on prime dinner hours and days, to be expected with great quality tasty food at reasonable prices.
Delicious food & great service
Nice place, nice food & good price.
Great seafood, and very friendly servers !
Always satisfied with a visit to FFS at any location!
The pecan crusted trout is delicious. Ask for extra brown butter sauce because it's so good you'll want more.
Fried oyster sandwich was awesome, only negative was it took a while to place our order but the place was packed for lunch. Will definitely go back and try more of the menu.
Great place with great managers. Birthday dinner, Friday evening(6/1), the place was packed and the manager meet our needs with a party of 16. As our party arrived they made adjustments for us. Could not have chosen a better place to dine. Our server, MOLLY was the best! She was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the menu. She was very patient with us and she laughed with us. Molly took interest to assure u that our checks were all correct. We plan to dine there again and diffidently ask for Molly, Great experience!
Good visit here, wait staff is excellent. Food is quite good, short of fabulous but appreciate the management correction with our issues.
Not much to say, it was just bad all around. No redeeming qualities to speak of. But really, they should do a better on the fish course since this is a fish restaurant. 2nd try, still bad! I wont be back!
Server were the worst had ever experienced the service after put up dinner had to call bring napkins, water send message by 2 different waiter never showed to refill,or curtsey to see if needed anything waited trough half way my meal for shrimp cocktails never seen until she bring bill Receipt desk well service only
Ford's is fantastic, great food, great bar and service. My one ding would be (and not worth removing a star) they are popular enough that it's tough to get a seat in the bar area during peak hours. Love their fish tacos and fish 'n chips.
Stopped in for a beer just to check it out. While I cant speak of the food, the staff working the bar and front door on Saturday, June 15th around 5pm were certainly on their a-game. Will go back.
This was my first visit to Ford's Fish Shack and let me tell you that it definitely won't be the last! The blackened sea scallops over penne pasta in a tequila lime sauce was delicious, the lobster roll was beyond delicious and the crab legs were very sweet! I can't wait to go back again!
Boston’s Lobster Roll has nothing on Fords Fish Shack. Best I’ve had in years, just as good as anything out of New England.
First time there. Our server Nicole was awesome! Food was good and beer selection was great. Will definitely go back again!
We held a farewell party for an office worker. There were 14 of us. First, the food was super as usual; however, one person had a hair in her salmon salad. They were quick to replace and the manager personally offered his sincere apologies. It was very, very cold inside the restaurant. I asked about it, and they said that they had turned it up sometime ago and that it was taking a long time to warm up. She said they were all cold too. Yes, it is 20 degrees out, but they should have accounted for that.
This place is a mecca in South Riding. Great happy hour every day, service is amazing (especially the bartenders!) And food is always top notch.
The strong fish smell as you walk in is over powering. Food is good but the smell... can’t handle it.
The absolute best fish/ dessert place to eat in South Riding. No one beats there huge selection.
The food was excellent and the service was top notch. We ask for additional food to take home. The server asked if we wanted the food now or just before leaving so it wouldn't be sitting there getting cold. Kudos to her for at least asking. The jumbo shrimp were delicious. The white wine sangria was good enough to order a 2nd. Be careful though, they are $32 per pitcher. The shrimp tacos tasted very good and recommended. I did order a crab cake side, for the price, it wasn't worth it. I personally could not recommend it.
Excellent service and the food was delicious. Great times.
It was good...I enjoyed it
Fresh and delicious food! Wait staff very attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed
Meh. It's ok. The service is mediocre. Some of the food has a great taste and some is just ok. Not worth the price
Great atmosphere, perfect service and awesome food. Best New England style seafood in the DMV, no question.
Ordered the oysters.They were fantastic. Ordered the lobster roll. Not good. All meat was from claws and chewy. No tail meat. At $22.00, not worth it. I will go back to try other selections.
Food is always great and I love this place BUT. They have their Ashburn locations phone number listed with their South Riding location page. Manager didn’t seem to care that they had their numbers switched and we were put at the bottom of the list.
Really good food and service
Great food, good service, could have better wait set up.
If you are from the Northeast (Mainah here), then this place is a taste of home. At least, as far as seafood is concerned. They do lobstah the correct way, make a pretty good chowdah, and even have steamahs (though their popularity will occasionally leave them out of stock if you get there late)! Be mindful that if you go on the weekend, expect it to be rather busy.
Angry Mussels are always awesome!
Service, menu selection and Maytag Chips make it Top 10 go to in East LoCo. Something for everyone, great specials, too. Try shrimp cocktail and go huge for a shareable meal. Bar, beer and wine selections rock the food pairings.
Excellent food and service
Salmon is excellent. Great atmosphere.
OMG. Unbelievable food. Don't let the retail space fool you. This place is the real deal for outstanding seafood.
Great food and wonderful customer service!
Really pleased with the quality and quantity of the food! $22 for 6 shrimp and fish tacos is pretty decent - see pictured. Heaping mound of food for a good price. Our service was pretty decent as well.
Good service and the food is delicious. A little light on the quantity of lobster on my roll but otherwise very good.
Amazing lobster rolls
Food was fine. Big manager is just as lazy.as can be.
Had the appetizers for our meal. With the exception of the spinach/crab dip, everything was awesome. Waitress was attentive and offered great recommendations.
Got the crab cake and it was basicly just crabmeat tossed in sauce scooped on a plate with bread crumbs on top, it wasnt even hot, i was disapointed. I ate it because i was hungry and didnt want to have to wait. But it just seamed like a lazy dish.
Went to eat here on Saturday and the food is great. Had the fish tacos and was pleasantly surprised. They were really good and great price as well. Only reason I give 4 stars is the bathroom. Not the cleanest which can ruin an appetite but thankfully this was at the end of my meal. Overall experience was great though, waiter was 5 star and the food superb. Will go again.
Maine chips are excellent. Enormous portion of Fish and chips. Shrimp tacos were awesome!
Not so great this evening which is not the norm. We normally come in on a Friday or Saturday night, food is great, great service but actually had to wait 18 mina's to be seated and a line behind us too. Not a good night dining out...
Great food and service
I saw this online for places to eat in Chantilly,VA. Plenty of parking and seating. The food was delicious, enjoyed it. Will go back next trip.
Is fine them 4.5 of it was possible. Great food and good beer selection. Highly trained staff.
Good food good service I will go back for more
Good food, good service with hometown feel
Good and decor are amazing.
Hot food nice place would go there again and couldn't ask for better service
This was a great find..great menu and services. Highly recommend
Great service and food. Salmon was on point. Place looked clean also. Unfortunately, we were chowing down quick because we got sat under a vent that was icing us out. Manger tried to turn the vent down but that only lasted 5 min. Overall it was a good experience. We would go back.
The fish tacos were amazing. Very good service and value for money. Will visit again.
Great seafood joint. I've been going to the original Ashburn location for years since it opened. Always great food and service. Reasonable prices and decent beer. This was my first visit to the South Riding location, and it did not disappoint. Love the fish tacos, angry mussels, chowder, and fried lobster tails. You really can't go wrong here.
6 of us went there to have lunch. One of us had Salmon and it was over cooked. Otherwise food was good. I will go there again.
Our waiter Donald was amazing!!! It was my first time there and he truly helped it be a lovely experience! He reccomend the special and we also got the tacos and everything was delicious! Plus the manager Jeff was checking up on people to make sure we were having a good time. My family and I will definitely be coming back to such a fabulous establishment.
Among the best seafood restaurants. The bread rolls are delicious. Highly recommended.
Food is fresh, sauces are homemade. Cocktail sauce is perfect! Our server was friendly & could answer anything about the menu. Just wish I had room for the berry shortcake!
The happy hours deals are really good.
Good food , excellent service , good atmosphere.
Wow! I am impressed & I my tastebuds are homegrown-Alaskan! The appetizers are amazing and a little too filling, I barely had room for my tacos! So fresh, so good, loved the blueberry soda!
I've been to Ford's twice. First time I had the fish and chips. Too greasy for my liking. Second time the crab cakes. Too seasoned for my taste, couldn't taste the crab. The drinks were good.
Great lobster roll and fish and chips. The burger was excellent
We are regulars here since we live only a few miles away. And every single time we've visited this place, we've had a great experience. For starters, the food is good - we've tried quite a few dishes here, and they were all great. Moreover whenever something doesn't turn out right, the staff has been super helpful to sort the issue out. Highly recommend the crispy fried calamari (ask for their buttermilk ranch dip along with it) and the shrimp and fish tacos, but honestly we've liked everything we've tried here, so suit your fancy!
Loved it! Great food, super service. Interesting menu!
Pretty good food for a small chain. I like the Monday's happy hour... special on oysters
Good service. Good food. Bisque soup tasted frozen and reheated.
Great seafood place. The mussel appetizer is fabulous and worth going back for.
Their food is delicious. I had the crabcakes and they were phenomenal! My friend had the fish and chips and said they were as excellent. Both were as outstanding as advertised. We will definitely be back again.
Oh where to start I had a good experience but when I told them it was my birthday they weren’t the best singers
EXCELLENT OYSTERS, GOOD SERVICE BUT THE FOOD NO SATISFIED. I ORDERED A FISH WITH UPGRADE VEGGIES AND I GOT A PLAIN OVERCOOKED SWORD FISH FILLET AND THREE ASPARAGUS, NO SAUCE NO BUTTER MELTED NO EVEN A PIECE OF LEMON. I DON'T KNOW WHY THE 5 STARS. RED LOBSTER DO BETTER.
Delicious food, fast service.
I loved the grill scallops and sweet potatoe fries.
What happened to this restaurant? This is the second time I had a bad experience here Food and service are horrible
This is my first time eating there and the food was wonderful the manager was superb have no regrets really enjoyed my evening
Great Oysters! Fantastic atmosphere!
Recommended by a friend, well worth the visit! Going back to work my way through the menu.
Most of this visit was a bust. The table was dirty, the food was mediocre, environment uncomfortable, and the attitude of staff not very positive overall (our waitress was the most positive individual during our visit). The condiments served with the meal were not sufficient and refills of said condiments were also abysmal. I will try the other Ford's Fish Shack location to see if it is better.
Good food and drinks. Shelly was our server, she was wonderful. Excellent service!
My wife and I have been coming to three different Ford's locations for the past 5-6 years. Their food is consistently great, and I'm always happy with their beer selection. Their daily special entree usually piques my interest, and gets me to try something a little different. However, I felt the need to post a review after our visit today to the South Riding location. As we sat at the bar, the manager was speaking with the bartender about a new, limited release beer that was just tapped. The bartender realized we were interested, and provided us free tasters of the beer (a limited release Harpoon stout) without us even asking. How thoughtful! When paying, we had some difficulties with gift cards we had purchased through CostCo several months ago - one card had a $0 value, when it should have been $25. Without batting an eye, the manager, Jeff swooped in and offered us a replacement gift card. I will happily keep coming back to the South Riding location for their food, drinks, and understanding of customer service .
Good food. The lobster rolls, fish tacos, and blackened pasta are tasty. Nice outdoor seating. Great place to take kids.
Ok my first review for thi place was all five stars.. but after trying out many different times I am changing my mind. Their seafood in general are below standard. Grill shrimps constantly come out cold and they really need more servers their. Their signature mussel app. Not same as before. I haven't tried it after last two times being dissatisfied. Only thing that is consistent is their kids meals and chicken sandwiches and the salmon salad.
The food was not bad but they brought all of our food including muffins, appetizers, and entrees out at the same time so by the time we ate our appetizers our meals they were cold. They also forgot to bring out someone's entree until we reminded them.
Loved the corn bread muffins... to die for. Other than that the service was very friendly and attentive, the food was fast and yummy. Would definitely recommend.
Nice "at the beach / docks" feel inside. Friendly staff. Tasty muffins and everything else.
Good service. Fair price. Large quantity. Great local place
This was our 1st visit and we were WOWED by the flavorful food and drinks! While we were waiting for our table, we ordered drinks from the bar and enjoyed the friendly environment around us. The staff was friendly and the manager came over and introduced himself and checked on us to see how we were doing. Thank you Jeff ! Your restaurant was fabulous! We will definitely tell our friends and family about Ford's. We can't wait to come back and try other dishes!
Pretty solid food, but really don't like the pictures in the men's restrooms
Can't believe I have never been to this place until today. Nice ambience. Slightly saltier than my taste, but great foods nonetheless
Delicious food - and drinks!
Great place for some local seafood. Definitely ask them about their specials and about the catch of the day is. Great atmosphere and kid friendly too.
Went in with family, was seated pretty quickly. My mother went to the restroom and immediately came out saying she saw a waiter leave the stall and NOT wash her hands. We decided to leave after that because of a lack of sanitation. Please be aware this is utterly against any restaurant's policy. ALWAYS wash your hands if you work in the food industry!!!
Delicious! Friendly staff and management..we can't wait to return!
First time came this location, seafood & service are as fresh & good as the other one! Two Thumbs Up!
Very good deal if you get the fish sandwich. The other seafood, in my opinion, is overpriced. But still very good.
Good food and friendly staff. My daughter and her family are regulars. This was my first visit.
Great food and glad I found it now that I live just around the corner.
I ordered the penne with shrimp, asked them to hold the bell peppers & extra red onions. There was some mix up or something... But our waiter Donald was very polite & awesome the entire time. The manager Amy came over to speak with me. She made sure I got my pasta with extra red onions just like I asked. It was delicious!! Great atmosphere & service! If I'm in thks area again I'll stop by
Always tasty and satisfied.
Be sure to ask for all salads with dressing on the side, if you need to avoid sugar. The champagne vinigarette was so sweet it ruined my otherwise wonderful lobster Cobb. The manager comped it, the waitress offered to replace it, but such a waste. Salmon was great as were potatoes and beans.
Love it! We go every Thursday because it's so good! Some waiters are slow but the average work age there is about 40 so understandable. The food is so good and it makes my day getting to go there!
Great food, good service. I was happy
Great atmosphere! The service was good and quick. Staff is nice and attentive. Prices are fair for seafood. The calamari appetizer was delicious and so all of the entrées. The food portions were just right. This was our first time here, but definetly is a restaurant worthy of visiting regularly.
Go to place in south riding. Always friendly staff and the food is amazing
Great seafood, great service
Every time I go here I am never disappointed. Food is always a good size portion and staff is always friendly.
Delicious food and friendly service. No joke, my new favorite seafood place! Best crab cakes ever!
We love the food. It is getting too busy and the service is stretched thin. I know they are trying their best but there are times where things slip through the cracks and it gets frustrating as a customer
The service was amazing!! Food was too!!
Amazing happy hour! The staff is awesome, very helpful and professional!
Great atmosphere, reasonable prices for seafood. Not what I expected in a strip mall.
Delicious seafood and friendly staff! Highly recommend the oysters on the half she'll and the fried calamari! One of my favorite restaurants! I will return again and again!
Great food with good pricing. Manager was incredibly accomidating for our 12 person group.
The appetizers and the food were both excellent! I got the salmon and it was cooked perfectly. The service was excellent as well. Definitely worth going back!!
Great place and the food was delicious. The waitstaff was amazing. The seafood was very fresh.
Great atmosphere but horrible front desk customer service and mediocre waiter. Angry mussels were scrumptious. I almost feel that Fords know they are going to thrive and do the business so they have become a little cocky
It has interesting menu choices. It's different than the usual choices in seafood restaurants. Food is of good quality in a casual atmosphere.
This was our first visit to Ford's and it was a BIG success. We had tried several times before but the lines were too long. This time, 530 on rainy Tuesday night we got right in, had quick attentive service, the oysters we're great, their frozen blueberry lemonade was awesome, their selection of drafts was extensive (15 or so), the fish tacos with radish exceptional, and hadock special entre was really really good. No complaints here. Can't wait to try it again.
Very expensive but worth it. Amazing food and service
Good food good staff
Understaffed. Never cleaned table. Food arrived after others were finished.
We received excellent service here. I loved my scallops and linguine, perfectly seared, the scallops.
The food was great. Friendly service
Had a great time there last night. Met the manager Jeff, wonderful dude! Introduced me to the Blue Point oysters, the best! Calamari and Rocket shrimp, delicious! Thanks Jeff, see you all this weekend!
Great fresh seafood. Nice local ambiance.
My go to place for fish and chips. They have a great selection of seafood. Service is wonderful. They have 2 locations in NOVA.
Great fresh seafood as you'd probably expect. Take my advice though and order the Ribeye. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!
Friendly bartenders with an unusually high quality beer selection. This spot isn't huge but it's well-built, and it's in a good spot for a quick happy hour on one's way home from the office. Food, as always, is an A+ at Ford's.
Always good food and good atmosphere!