Reviews of Ford's Fish Shack (Fish Shop)

44260 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147 Located in: Cameron Chase Village Center

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We offer you all the reviews of people who are using the services of Ford\'s Fish Shack (Fish Shop) near Virginia.

At the present this firm gets a score of 4.5 stars out of 5 and the score is based on 1081 reviews.

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This Fish Shop corresponds to the category of Seafood restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF Ford's Fish Shack IN Virginia

Marvin Davis

Always good seafood. Oyster specials on Mondays are unbeatable. Service is excellent.

jorge Zamudio

Woooooooww. Great service and tasty food... best banana pure I ever had..

Jack

The food is a little over priced

Colette Charbonneau

Fish and chips was good. And I was able to get a side of broccolini!! Nice to be able to add something green to my meal. I will be going back to try more on the menu

Denise Acosta

I don't get to come here as often as I'd like. Tonight I had the rocket shrimp, blackened sea scallops pasta dish and the white chocolate bread pudding... OMG!

Brian Mitchell

Good food! Friendly staff! I had the fish and chips. Very good choice!

Loudoun County Rocks

Great food! One of our family's fav spots to hit in town!

tim herrington

Food was great. We had mussels, steak and crab Patty,

CRad Varbs

A family favorite. Angry mussels with extra bread. Fish and chips. Fish tacos. Kid friendly but really loud when crowded. Probably a bad choice for anyone with a hearing aid. Make reservations or there may be a punishing wait on the weekends. Oysters are popular too. Good specials on those and shrimp during happy hour. Friendly staff.

Mike Rothschild

Great little fish shack, got the cod sandwich and it was fantastic!

Joe Scoresby

As someone who can't eat shellfish (but loves them), seafood joints are a mixed bag for me. Many focus so heavily on shellfish that the actual food isn't very good. Not here. The special of the day was Mahi Mahi, and I had the Atlantic Salmon (eat the closest foods first!). It was cooked perfectly, and tasted great. Service was terrific too, despite how busy it was.

Zachary Ackerman

For all the good reviews online, I expected much better from this place. The food was nothing to write home about and the presentation of it was even less interesting; I've put more effort into the look of my food on a random weekday. Add to this the fact that their scallops gave me food poisoning, and you've got one bad experience. We even went back to mention that I had gotten food poisoning, and the manager couldn't have been less apologetic, almost seemed like it happened all the time. Would not recommend.

Susana Rondon

This place is fantastic! Angry Mussels!! Are the amazing starter! They come with garlic toast make sure you enjoy and use the sauce in your entré the magic is in the sauce. The corn muffins are fantastic, not too sweet and the butter makes them even better. Tried the “lobstah” rolls, they’re okay for people who like their style not my cup of tea. The crab cakes are also amazing. Now the best I had was the fried lobster tail with ribs and mashed potatoes...fantastic! They have a great atmosphere, I always bring my family when they’re in town and they love it. They are on the pricey side I paid about $120 just for two of us but we paid for quality food and beer.

Michael Dennis

Good food, large menu, great service, good wine selection, friendly atmosphere.

Wendy Williams

Very accommodating and affordable. Food was fresh & tasty!

Tim Doherty

It's a cozy little place that hasn't ever let me down. On our last visit, we had the pufferfish "wings." Man, those meaty little fish were delicious. For our main courses we had the catch of the day, and a fried oyster basket with a side of fried cod. Everything was to perfection. In fact, not only was the fish-and-chips style cod delicious, it was even better than I had imagined beer battered cod could ever be; it blew my mind! Our server was excellent, courteous and super friendly; couldn't have been better. Obviously, being a seafood place, it's not the cheapest place to eat, but prices are on par for nicer restaurants in the area.

Cheryl Ann Hargrove

Customer was the worst and bartenders both ladies rude and their body language show it as well..did not listening..I had to ask for things that should have been apart of my meal.

charles carey

Generally the food is good. Consistency is key. Go in one time and the fish and chips are perfect. Next time salty. Staff friendly. Recommend you go early afternoon during the work week to really enjoy the atmosphere. Then try on a Friday or Saturday - usually packed. You will need to bring your patience.

Mark Bartlett

Had the special fish on spinach enchiladas. They were great and staff is fantastic

Shey

Someone recommended this place and they did not fail. My mom loves seafood so this was the perfect place to take her.

Virginia Fannin

Great food here. I really like the seafood platter dinner along with a glass of wine or sometimes I just drink water but either way it can't be beat!

Donna Joseph-Munroe

Food is always fresh, yummy with great service!

Ricardo Ferreira

Very nice food and friendly staff

Jeremy Bonikowske

I'm an out-of-towner so I walked in and asked how long it was going to be to be seated and I was told 20 to 25 minutes. The hostess then told me that if i went to the bar i could have immediate seating. I made it in time for happy hour which ends at 7 p.m. I got the special for the night which was grilled swordfish over a bed of potatoes and I have to say it was some of the best swordfish I've had in a long time the service was really fast even though the restaurant was really busy. The bartenders were great and very courteous and we're always asking if we needed something else. I would highly recommend this place to others the food was delicious atmosphere was wonderful and the beer was great!

Rana Emad

We were in the mood for some fried goodness and that’s exactly what we got! The atmosphere is pretty chill and the staff was super friendly and answered all our questions. Their calamari was great and their crab cakes were so clean (haven’t had a crab cake that didn’t have a tiny piece of plastic in it in a while). The fries were, of course, spot on! The fried lobster wasn’t the greatest but the sides were pretty good. The tiny muffins you get in the beginning were pretty tasty and the right size to not fill you up before you eat. Lastly, the key lime pie was pretty great! The crust was a bit hard but taste-wise

Keith Kelly

Food was excellent. Atmosphere was lively and friendly. Everything is made in house, and it shows.

Josh Bailey

Great place for some high-quality seafood, do your best to hit the lunch specials and the weekday deals. Can get a little pricey otherwise!

Nicholas Lardas

Great for a date night; not the best place to go if you have small children. We've gone here a few times, and I've always been happy with my food.

Tina O'Brien

Visiting the area from Florida for work and found this place through Yelp. It did not disappoint. The clam "chowdah" was great and the mini corn muffins they bring to the table are surprisingly sweet and served with maple butter. Had the cod entree and it was perfection. Glad my co-worker and I took a chance on this place. The reviews don't lie. ❤

Raza Kh

This place had great food and great service but don't bother getting a reservation. You'll wait 45 minutes past your reservation time, they still operate on a first come first serve basis. Terrible experience.

Giana Morini

I had eaten at Ford's twice before. The first time was excellent, the second time a few mishaps, but I thought I'd give them a third try. We decided to order through their online service and places for $70 worth of food to pick up at a specified time. When my husband arrived and provided order details he was met with questioning faces. They could not find the order number, the items, the name on the order.... there was no record besides the receipt I had and the credit card authorization. They offered to prepare it immediatly but I didn't have time to wait an additional 20 minutes. My feeling is that if you offer an online ordering service you should be able to receive and deliver that order, hence the two star rating for tonight's experience.

Aaron Rich

Great place for fresh seafood and giant lobsters. The restaurant was clean and had a pleasant atmosphere. The servers were kind and paid attention to the guest as in never letting my drink go empty. Will return here and recommend to everyone that travels that way.

Jeremy Kehr

Great place, great food, great service. Had to wait 20 minutes despite our reservation, but it was worth the wait. Maine chips are recommended as an appetizer. Scallops and lobster tail will both treat you right too. Recommended!

Tilly Lo

First of all, the service is amazing and the staff is very friendly and polite. I really enjoyed dining at this Ford's Fish Shack. The food was pretty good and a bit pricy. I tried their devil's eggs and they were huge and tasted pretty good. Their crab claw appetizer was okay. I would have liked it better if it was served warm with butter instead. I ordered the fried oyster meal, and that was delicious. I recommend trying it at least once to see if it's a place you would go to. I am not sure if I will return.

David Floyd

Rocket Shrimp app was phenomenal. The fish and chips were very good.

Rusty Snyder

Tried the Maryland style steamed crabs to go (they only do carry out for crabs). Picked up 2 dozen and they were delicious. Steamed fresh, nice and full. Just the right amount of Old Bay. For Northern Virginia this is definitely one of the best places to get steamed crabs. Been to Fords before (all three locations) and they never disappoint.

Karen Kahane

Fantastic food! Large party, great service.

Robin Rosen

Had a great meal, the Haddock special. Awesome and great service.

Terrence Lamb, Jr

When my wife and I arrived we were given the option of the heated outdoor patio or a 15-20 minute wait for inside. It's about 35f outside so we choose to wait for a spot inside. 50 minutes later we're told we have a seat and they take us to the patio. Needless to say we were not happy and decided to go elsewhere.

Brittany Linman

I never review restaurants, but place had the best Atlantic Salmon dish! The flavor was amazing!

Laila K

Love their lobster however tried their shrimp sandwich and did not feel like it was fresh at all. I'll try them again

Marvin Davis

Always good seafood. Oyster specials on Mondays are unbeatable. Service is excellent.

jorge Zamudio

Woooooooww. Great service and tasty food... best banana pure I ever had..

JD Rivera

Had my first lobster tail here.it was delish.and the fish and shrimp tacos there are spectacular

Jack

The food is a little over priced

Colette Charbonneau

Fish and chips was good. And I was able to get a side of broccolini!! Nice to be able to add something green to my meal. I will be going back to try more on the menu

Denise Acosta

I don't get to come here as often as I'd like. Tonight I had the rocket shrimp, blackened sea scallops pasta dish and the white chocolate bread pudding... OMG!

Brian Mitchell

Good food! Friendly staff! I had the fish and chips. Very good choice!

tim herrington

Food was great. We had mussels, steak and crab Patty,

CRad Varbs

A family favorite. Angry mussels with extra bread. Fish and chips. Fish tacos. Kid friendly but really loud when crowded. Probably a bad choice for anyone with a hearing aid. Make reservations or there may be a punishing wait on the weekends. Oysters are popular too. Good specials on those and shrimp during happy hour. Friendly staff.

Mike Rothschild

Great little fish shack, got the cod sandwich and it was fantastic!

Joe Scoresby

As someone who can't eat shellfish (but loves them), seafood joints are a mixed bag for me. Many focus so heavily on shellfish that the actual food isn't very good. Not here. The special of the day was Mahi Mahi, and I had the Atlantic Salmon (eat the closest foods first!). It was cooked perfectly, and tasted great. Service was terrific too, despite how busy it was.

Zachary Ackerman

For all the good reviews online, I expected much better from this place. The food was nothing to write home about and the presentation of it was even less interesting; I've put more effort into the look of my food on a random weekday. Add to this the fact that their scallops gave me food poisoning, and you've got one bad experience. We even went back to mention that I had gotten food poisoning, and the manager couldn't have been less apologetic, almost seemed like it happened all the time. Would not recommend.

Susana Rondon

This place is fantastic! Angry Mussels!! Are the amazing starter! They come with garlic toast make sure you enjoy and use the sauce in your entré the magic is in the sauce. The corn muffins are fantastic, not too sweet and the butter makes them even better. Tried the “lobstah” rolls, they’re okay for people who like their style not my cup of tea. The crab cakes are also amazing. Now the best I had was the fried lobster tail with ribs and mashed potatoes...fantastic! They have a great atmosphere, I always bring my family when they’re in town and they love it. They are on the pricey side I paid about $120 just for two of us but we paid for quality food and beer.

Michael Dennis

Good food, large menu, great service, good wine selection, friendly atmosphere.

Chris Stover

Stopped in for a Sunday brunch. I had the lobster roll (Connecticut Style) and the deviled eggs. We also got the kids French toast and the regular French toast. Everything was incredible! Being from Vermont and a New Englander I am picky on breakfast foods and Lobster. Both of which were great! They use real maple syrup! Enough said. Prices and the staff were great as well!

Wendy Williams

Very accommodating and affordable. Food was fresh & tasty!

Tim Doherty

It's a cozy little place that hasn't ever let me down. On our last visit, we had the pufferfish "wings." Man, those meaty little fish were delicious. For our main courses we had the catch of the day, and a fried oyster basket with a side of fried cod. Everything was to perfection. In fact, not only was the fish-and-chips style cod delicious, it was even better than I had imagined beer battered cod could ever be; it blew my mind! Our server was excellent, courteous and super friendly; couldn't have been better. Obviously, being a seafood place, it's not the cheapest place to eat, but prices are on par for nicer restaurants in the area.

Cheryl Ann Hargrove

Customer was the worst and bartenders both ladies rude and their body language show it as well..did not listening..I had to ask for things that should have been apart of my meal.

charles carey

Generally the food is good. Consistency is key. Go in one time and the fish and chips are perfect. Next time salty. Staff friendly. Recommend you go early afternoon during the work week to really enjoy the atmosphere. Then try on a Friday or Saturday - usually packed. You will need to bring your patience.

Mark Bartlett

Had the special fish on spinach enchiladas. They were great and staff is fantastic

Shey

Someone recommended this place and they did not fail. My mom loves seafood so this was the perfect place to take her.

Alex O

Awesome food and awesome service

Virginia Fannin

Great food here. I really like the seafood platter dinner along with a glass of wine or sometimes I just drink water but either way it can't be beat!

Donna Joseph-Munroe

Food is always fresh, yummy with great service!

Ricardo Ferreira

Very nice food and friendly staff

Jeremy Bonikowske

I'm an out-of-towner so I walked in and asked how long it was going to be to be seated and I was told 20 to 25 minutes. The hostess then told me that if i went to the bar i could have immediate seating. I made it in time for happy hour which ends at 7 p.m. I got the special for the night which was grilled swordfish over a bed of potatoes and I have to say it was some of the best swordfish I've had in a long time the service was really fast even though the restaurant was really busy. The bartenders were great and very courteous and we're always asking if we needed something else. I would highly recommend this place to others the food was delicious atmosphere was wonderful and the beer was great!

Rana Emad

We were in the mood for some fried goodness and that’s exactly what we got! The atmosphere is pretty chill and the staff was super friendly and answered all our questions. Their calamari was great and their crab cakes were so clean (haven’t had a crab cake that didn’t have a tiny piece of plastic in it in a while). The fries were, of course, spot on! The fried lobster wasn’t the greatest but the sides were pretty good. The tiny muffins you get in the beginning were pretty tasty and the right size to not fill you up before you eat. Lastly, the key lime pie was pretty great! The crust was a bit hard but taste-wise

Keith Kelly

Food was excellent. Atmosphere was lively and friendly. Everything is made in house, and it shows.

Josh Bailey

Great place for some high-quality seafood, do your best to hit the lunch specials and the weekday deals. Can get a little pricey otherwise!

Ben Ursel

Tasty seafood with some Mexican flair.

Nicholas Lardas

Great for a date night; not the best place to go if you have small children. We've gone here a few times, and I've always been happy with my food.

Tina O'Brien

Visiting the area from Florida for work and found this place through Yelp. It did not disappoint. The clam "chowdah" was great and the mini corn muffins they bring to the table are surprisingly sweet and served with maple butter. Had the cod entree and it was perfection. Glad my co-worker and I took a chance on this place. The reviews don't lie. ❤

Ra Kh

This place had great food and great service but don't bother getting a reservation. You'll wait 45 minutes past your reservation time, they still operate on a first come first serve basis. Terrible experience.

Giana Morini

I had eaten at Ford's twice before. The first time was excellent, the second time a few mishaps, but I thought I'd give them a third try. We decided to order through their online service and places for $70 worth of food to pick up at a specified time. When my husband arrived and provided order details he was met with questioning faces. They could not find the order number, the items, the name on the order.... there was no record besides the receipt I had and the credit card authorization. They offered to prepare it immediatly but I didn't have time to wait an additional 20 minutes. My feeling is that if you offer an online ordering service you should be able to receive and deliver that order, hence the two star rating for tonight's experience.

Aaron Rich

Great place for fresh seafood and giant lobsters. The restaurant was clean and had a pleasant atmosphere. The servers were kind and paid attention to the guest as in never letting my drink go empty. Will return here and recommend to everyone that travels that way.

Jeremy Kehr

Great place, great food, great service. Had to wait 20 minutes despite our reservation, but it was worth the wait. Maine chips are recommended as an appetizer. Scallops and lobster tail will both treat you right too. Recommended!

Tilly Lo

First of all, the service is amazing and the staff is very friendly and polite. I really enjoyed dining at this Ford's Fish Shack. The food was pretty good and a bit pricy. I tried their devil's eggs and they were huge and tasted pretty good. Their crab claw appetizer was okay. I would have liked it better if it was served warm with butter instead. I ordered the fried oyster meal, and that was delicious. I recommend trying it at least once to see if it's a place you would go to. I am not sure if I will return.

David Floyd

Rocket Shrimp app was phenomenal. The fish and chips were very good.

Rusty Snyder

Tried the Maryland style steamed crabs to go (they only do carry out for crabs). Picked up 2 dozen and they were delicious. Steamed fresh, nice and full. Just the right amount of Old Bay. For Northern Virginia this is definitely one of the best places to get steamed crabs. Been to Fords before (all three locations) and they never disappoint.

Karen Kahane

Fantastic food! Large party, great service.

Robin Rosen

Had a great meal, the Haddock special. Awesome and great service.

Terrence Lamb, Jr

When my wife and I arrived we were given the option of the heated outdoor patio or a 15-20 minute wait for inside. It's about 35f outside so we choose to wait for a spot inside. 50 minutes later we're told we have a seat and they take us to the patio. Needless to say we were not happy and decided to go elsewhere.

Brittany Linman

I never review restaurants, but place had the best Atlantic Salmon dish! The flavor was amazing!

Laila K

Love their lobster however tried their shrimp sandwich and did not feel like it was fresh at all. I'll try them again

אתה ברטון

The food is pretty decent, especially for the area. The prices are on the high end, but I guess that could be expected for “Seafood“ in this particular area of Virginia. The less than stellar rating comes from their military discount policy. They offer a military discount but only if you are in uniform—And that’s one of the most retarded policies I have ever come across. What military servicemen wants to come eat dinner after hours and wear their uniform—especially if they’re out with their families? I would say to the owners: either offer a military discount or don’t, but don’t tell your servers to tell us that you only offer to people in uniform “because you would be doing it all the time given how many military people are in the area“—that explanation makes your policy even more foolish.

Christian M

Great place. The food is very good.

George Bunyea

Excellent crab cakes and lobster rolls. Also, do a really good brunch on the weekends.

James Meline

Best crab cakes

John Johanson

Ever-reliable Ford's is like a favorite pair of shoes. You remember the first day and can't imagine ever finding a replacement. The entire menu is worth exploring, and frequently revisiting just to remind yourself how good each dish is!

michael bartfeld

Simply amazing! Everything we tried was delicious. Lobster roll is better than in Maine. Shrimp tacos are soooooo good! Service is fast!

Wesley HomeImprovement

Been to 3 locations 1st with a friend (Ashburn) 2nd with dad (Leesburg) 3rd for my birthday (Centerville) They hit it out of the park each time Polite hosts, managers,waiters Food is terrific I eat out alot and this is one of my to go places when I'm in the area

Charlie Ray

Amazing fish! Will return next time in in the area

Bill Cox

Outstanding...one of the BEST seafood restaurants I've ever ate at.

Robert Pierce

Best darn lobster roll ever. Co-worker had a fish sandwich and described it as fluffy. Not sure that is an edible term but it was great. Can't go wrong at Ford's in Sterling.

Kevin Pendergast

First time visit had awesome fish sandwich & soup today. Great staff as well.

Peter Winson

used to be good. went down

john erickson

Good food. Kinda spendy, but it's a fish place so that's no surprise. Service was below average.

Tom Donati

Always amazing fresh seafood and great customer service

Gary Walker

Pretty good fish sandwich, very nice service. Nothing to write home about but adequately prepared food at a decent price. I would eat there again with pleasure.

Joshua Combs

Its always good, got the pick two sea scallops, lobster tail, and started to half pound of steam shimp!!

Peggy Mosley

Best seafood ever

Fred Foote

Great lunch good wine

Jen Hende

Arrived at 830 it was still semi crowded but the atmosphere was lively but not to loud. The food was fantastic and generous as you can see.

Doshu Tokeshi

Great seafood is never cheap. Best lobster roll outside of New England. Service was friendly, attentive and professional. Food was fast, fresh, and in good portions. Besides the lobster roll (I had the Grand Mainer, fantastic!) The chowder is excellent, the added zest of cheddar and a little spice made it a pleasant surprise. Totally worth it. I'll have to save room next time for dessert, which I'm sure will be great.

Adam Owens

What I liked the most was the great variety of desserts and how delicious the cake was! The prices definitely make this place totally worth it!

Jerry Herzog

Casual place with fresh seafood. Great service. Pretty solid variety of food even if you don't want fish.

Veronica Panday

Service is good. Food is oily though

Richard Ramlall

My son requested Fords Fish Shack for his Birthday dinner. He loves the food and it’s keto friendly. We made reservations through Ana and when we arrived had to wait to be seated at a nice booth. Mike G was our server helped by other staff and was very knowledgeable about the specials and friendly throughout. For appetizers deviled eggs and guacamole. Both excellent. I ordered the special salmon, my son the lobster tails and my wife did the add on fish and scallops s again all excellent. Ben the manager stopped by to say hello which was a nice touch. A gem of a restaurant in Ashburn and a very strong recommendation.

Patricia Keehn

Went in for the first time on a rainy Tuesday and it was awesome! Only down side was the wait...but they can't do anything about people not wanting to leave! They have a bar area where you can sit to have dinner as first come first serve. The bar tender was also very busy but was quick to offer the happy hour menu. Sean our server at the table was attentive, gave great recomendations for the food, and not once did I feel like we were left not taken care of. The food was delicious served hot and quickly!!! We will be back!!

MuchaCostaRica- Rayna levin

Very good seafood

Andrew Sousa

Best seafood joint in the area. Makes me feel like I’m back home in Maine

Gail Fishkin

Good food. Friendly service. Long waits.

Larry Askew

The lobster roll was good, crab cake and dessert were amazing.

C Hoganvz

The mapled bacon is the best!

Tammy

I totally love this place. Service is top notch and food is too. They were very attentive and even the mgr came by the table to check on us. The fried lobster tails are out of this world Delicious!

Kelcey Eldridge

We made a reservation a few hours ahead of time as we would only be in town for a few hours. We were seated at the WORST table. This table shouldn't exist -- I was literally belly to the table because servers and customers kept knocking into my chair due to lack of space (and I'm a pretty small person). We asked our server about a particular appetizer, specifying we didn't like raw oysters and didn't want anything too big (it cost $60) - she said it only contained "a few" of each item. She specifically said that it "would get us started but wouldn't fill us up." It was huge and we (2 adults) would have been stuffed if the food was good. It also included 10 raw oysters. The entree came before we finished and the server literally tried to put the plate on top of our appetizer. Service - 0/10. Food 4/10. NOT worth the cost.

Juliet Grach

A couple weeks ago we went to this place after reading all of these “great” reviews and it was a total disappointment! I honestly think that reviews were written by managers or their friends. The food was bad. We ordered a lobster roll, which had too much mayonnaise, lobster Cobb salad - lots of bacon and blue cheese, I couldn’t even taste any other ingredients and couldn’t finish even half of it. We also ordered oysters and crab cakes - they were just ok, nothing special about it, oysters were a little dirty. We had to look for server to ask for mignonette (they just forgot about it) or a fork, water... I also asked about high tray for oysters, because we had a baby at the table and server said they didn’t have it, but actually when we were leaving other customers had them. I want to note that when we came to the restaurant it was not busy at all, we ordered oysters first, so it was a lie. So if you want to spend over $100 and have a great experience - just consider a different restaurant.

Joshua Richards

Awesome seafood and friendly staff!

Steven Cobb

Great job. Seating was a little tight.

erik soko

Little disappointed in the ashburn store as they dont have the frozen lemonade to make the signature fantastic blueberry lemonade and they didnt tell me until after they made the drink. This was the whole reason to come to fords, I guess I have to stick to the south riding location. Made a reservation at 8pm and didn't get sat till 840. So much for a reservation. And at no point did they come and apologize for the extended wait.

Diane Sterbutzel

Excellent food and service. Easy parking.

Oscar Aceves

1lb. Of steamed shrimp, a salad and a coke make a great lunch. Whenever I'm in town I always come to Ford's. It is truly the best...

Michelle Metzger

Great food and great service

אתה ברטון

The food is pretty decent, especially for the area. The prices are on the high end, but I guess that could be expected for “Seafood“ in this particular area of Virginia. The less than stellar rating comes from their military discount policy. They offer a military discount but only if you are in uniform—And that’s one of the most retarded policies I have ever come across. What military servicemen wants to come eat dinner after hours and wear their uniform—especially if they’re out with their families? I would say to the owners: either offer a military discount or don’t, but don’t tell your servers to tell us that you only offer to people in uniform “because you would be doing it all the time given how many military people are in the area“—that explanation makes your policy even more foolish.

George Bunyea

Excellent crab cakes and lobster rolls. Also, do a really good brunch on the weekends.

James Meline

Best crab cakes

John Johanson

Ever-reliable Ford's is like a favorite pair of shoes. You remember the first day and can't imagine ever finding a replacement. The entire menu is worth exploring, and frequently revisiting just to remind yourself how good each dish is!

michael bartfeld

Simply amazing! Everything we tried was delicious. Lobster roll is better than in Maine. Shrimp tacos are soooooo good! Service is fast!

Wesley HomeImprovement

Been to 3 locations 1st with a friend (Ashburn) 2nd with dad (Leesburg) 3rd for my birthday (Centerville) They hit it out of the park each time Polite hosts, managers,waiters Food is terrific I eat out alot and this is one of my to go places when I'm in the area

Charlie Ray

Amazing fish! Will return next time in in the area

Bill Cox

Outstanding...one of the BEST seafood restaurants I've ever ate at.

Robert Pierce

Best darn lobster roll ever. Co-worker had a fish sandwich and described it as fluffy. Not sure that is an edible term but it was great. Can't go wrong at Ford's in Sterling.

Peter Winson

used to be good. went down

shiv daftari

A shout out to Mike. I went there with my family and he explained the menu and gave recommendations as well. Refills happened without me asking and we were given a good seating as well. 6 stars.

john erickson

Good food. Kinda spendy, but it's a fish place so that's no surprise. Service was below average.

Tom Donati

Always amazing fresh seafood and great customer service

Gary Walker

Pretty good fish sandwich, very nice service. Nothing to write home about but adequately prepared food at a decent price. I would eat there again with pleasure.

Joshua Combs

Its always good, got the pick two sea scallops, lobster tail, and started to half pound of steam shimp!!

Peggy Mosley

Best seafood ever

Fred Foote

Great lunch good wine

Jen Hende

Arrived at 830 it was still semi crowded but the atmosphere was lively but not to loud. The food was fantastic and generous as you can see.

Doshu Tokeshi

Great seafood is never cheap. Best lobster roll outside of New England. Service was friendly, attentive and professional. Food was fast, fresh, and in good portions. Besides the lobster roll (I had the Grand Mainer, fantastic!) The chowder is excellent, the added zest of cheddar and a little spice made it a pleasant surprise. Totally worth it. I'll have to save room next time for dessert, which I'm sure will be great.

Adam Owens

What I liked the most was the great variety of desserts and how delicious the cake was! The prices definitely make this place totally worth it!

Jerry Herzog

Casual place with fresh seafood. Great service. Pretty solid variety of food even if you don't want fish.

Veronica Panday

Service is good. Food is oily though

Richard Ramlall

My son requested Fords Fish Shack for his Birthday dinner. He loves the food and it’s keto friendly. We made reservations through Ana and when we arrived had to wait to be seated at a nice booth. Mike G was our server helped by other staff and was very knowledgeable about the specials and friendly throughout. For appetizers deviled eggs and guacamole. Both excellent. I ordered the special salmon, my son the lobster tails and my wife did the add on fish and scallops s again all excellent. Ben the manager stopped by to say hello which was a nice touch. A gem of a restaurant in Ashburn and a very strong recommendation.

Robert Brown

Not sure if we will ever return, not because of the food but because of the service. We get seated in the darkest little corner of an empty restuarant. When asking the waiter to be moved to another table with more light we got attitude. Dinning out is not all about the food, its the experience. You did not deliver that! Sorry.

MuchaCostaRica- Rayna levin

Very good seafood

Andrew Sousa

Best seafood joint in the area. Makes me feel like I’m back home in Maine

Larry Askew

The lobster roll was good, crab cake and dessert were amazing.

C Hoganvz

The mapled bacon is the best!

Tammy

I totally love this place. Service is top notch and food is too. They were very attentive and even the mgr came by the table to check on us. The fried lobster tails are out of this world Delicious!

Kelcey Eldridge

We made a reservation a few hours ahead of time as we would only be in town for a few hours. We were seated at the WORST table. This table shouldn't exist -- I was literally belly to the table because servers and customers kept knocking into my chair due to lack of space (and I'm a pretty small person). We asked our server about a particular appetizer, specifying we didn't like raw oysters and didn't want anything too big (it cost $60) - she said it only contained "a few" of each item. She specifically said that it "would get us started but wouldn't fill us up." It was huge and we (2 adults) would have been stuffed if the food was good. It also included 10 raw oysters. The entree came before we finished and the server literally tried to put the plate on top of our appetizer. Service - 0/10. Food 4/10. NOT worth the cost.

Joshua Richards

Awesome seafood and friendly staff!

erik soko

Little disappointed in the ashburn store as they dont have the frozen lemonade to make the signature fantastic blueberry lemonade and they didnt tell me until after they made the drink. This was the whole reason to come to fords, I guess I have to stick to the south riding location. Made a reservation at 8pm and didn't get sat till 840. So much for a reservation. And at no point did they come and apologize for the extended wait.

Diane Sterbutzel

Excellent food and service. Easy parking.

Oscar Aceves

1lb. Of steamed shrimp, a salad and a coke make a great lunch. Whenever I'm in town I always come to Ford's. It is truly the best...

Michelle Metzger

Great food and great service

Joseph Molina

We love the fish and shrimp tacos on corn tortillas . We start with a bowl of chowder which is really rich and good but you can only get the soup Sunday through Thursday but it's great. Good service,

Kevin J Toczko

This place is, in my opinion, one the best restaurants located here in Ashburn. I’m originally from New England, and this restaurant brings me back to that great food every time. You simply can’t go wrong eating at Fords!!

Jazzmynn Jacquise

The seafood is amazing!! Good portions

Suzanne Muzzey

Just read the experience of another customer. The compassion and empathy the manager and staff showed this mom was ABSOLUTELY amazing. Total class act. Job well done.

Alexander Pudikov

Looks like the best option for seafood in the area. They have happy hour prices for oysters and drinks! Highly recommended.

Noor Taweel

After waiting for 35 minutes to get in we waited for 20 minutes to order then after another 40 Minutes the wetter came and said sorry they are going to to put the order in. The worst experience. The location is in south Riding

John Procsal

Excellent lobster rolls. There is something for everyone on the menu. My wife had the shrimp tacos. They were excellent. Service was great. The waiter was attentive and had a great sense of humor . Prices were well in line with a seafood restaurant.

Bonnie L.

If you love seafood, you should definitely check this place out! Good selection, the corn muffins you get with your meal are so tasty, and the sweet butter, yumm! They have $1 oysters on Mondays, and tasty seasonal mixed drinks.

George McIntosh

Best fried shrimp and oysters!

Eli R

One of my favorite places to go when I am in the area. Love it!!

Melissa McConnell

We always enjoy going to Ford's. The service never disappoints. They have a team approach, so you have your own server, but others will walk by for refills or other things if needed. The food is wonderful. Always fresh, cooked perfectly, and with a smile. We especially love the grilled salmon and the crab cakes!

Lauren R

Husband took me here for Valentine’s Day and he definitely scored points! We had the wedge salad, muffins, shrimp tacos and basket, and the banana puddin........ omg yummmmm!!! Best shrimp tacos with the right sauce and toppings. The service was great and so was the food!

Melissa Starn

Food was delicious. Only problem they had recently stained tables. Which got all over my shirt. Thankfully i was wearing crummy clothes from working in garden.

Kelly Smith

The ribs are surprisingly phenomenal. The shrimp appetizer and lobster tail are also great. I've been three times and have never been let down.

D Brayshaw

Fords was really good. Good food. Good service. Will definitely go back.

Luce Sale

Really good crab cakes. Good service too!

Winston Greenwell

Great crab cakes and fast good service

Mike Scheuerman

Best fish place south of the Mason Dixon line.

Chris Mac.

Wait time wasn't bad for such a busy restaurant. The food here is always excellent and our server was wonderful.

Matt Sterbutzel

Awesome! Love raw oysters!

Paul Pica

Food was ehh... Had a lobster roll with a side of scallops. Scallops were cooked well but tasted like they had been cooked in a dirty pan. Lobster roll was good but a little light on the lobster. Wife had a shrimp platter and wasnt impressed, fried shrimp still had a lot of shell on the shrimp and batter didnt have the greatest flavor. I wouldn't go back since I had pretty high expectations going in but it wasn't the worst I'd ever had.

Sean K

This was an excellent experience all around. The food is insanely good and the staff is extremely friendly. I will be back and will bring friends. You should too.

Dawn Eastman

I love all things seafood and Ford’s Fish Shack does not disappoint. It’s New England style seafood so be aware of that in case you prefer another type. They are also very busy on the standard eating out nights so be prepared for a wait. They don’t take reservations but they do allow you to put your name in the list if you call ahead and I’d recommend that if you’re going on a busy night. You may still have to wait when you arrive but be patient. It’s worth it. Enjoy!

Derek Hudson

Great spot for yourself, co-workers or family. Good food, friendly staff, open atmosphere with plenty of seating

Steve Winnicki

Five stars for Ford's fish shack every time! great food great prices great service

Norman L'Esperance

Excellent food. Great service. Nice selection of seafood and meat dinners and appetizers. Also a good place to bring the kids.

Deborah Smith

Excellent food and service.

Matthew Graham

Always delicious. Best place for raw oysters in Ashburn.

Mike Borso

The food is always great.

Marcel VanDemark

Loved the food. Great customer service.

Bill Wells

As usual, perfect in every way. Two of us like the shrimp tacos. The other two get the salmon salad. Only had to wait a short time for the food to be cooked and packed to go. They sometimes have $1 oysters. Great place overall.

Ken Harrington

Very slow service, but very good food

Robert A

This place was recommended to me by a friend and I'm so glad I took up their recommendation to come here for lunch. The environment is nautical and very laid back, which definitely my kind of place. My wife and I were starving so we ordered right away. We got their half dozen Blue Point Oysters, Foot Long Lobster Roll and Salmon Salad. Everything was extremely good! I've never been so full in my entire life. That foot long Lobster Roll is no joke. I could only finish half of it. Our waiter was friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. He got all our orders correct and our to us quickly. The restaurant itself was clean and well maintained. My wife and I had a great lunch and we look forward to coming back soon.

G. A Grant

Absolutely delicious! Perfectly cooked seafood! Wait staff very helpful and entertaining. I will be back!

Paul Wiest

Had lunch there today with some business colleagues. I had the lobster bisque which was quite good. Extremely rich. In addition I had the Oyster PoorBoy which had 3 oysters in it so it seemed quite small as compared to what I got in New Orleans several weeks ago for less money. My colleagues had the 2 lobster special which he loved and the other one had a blackened chicken salad which he said is good. Food is always good here.

Sean Blackford

This is my go-to restaurant in Ashburn and one of my favorites in the county. Service is usually really good. Draft beer selection is solid. It's not a huge restaurant so it can get busy. I recommend going before noon if you're going for lunch. I highly recommend the shrimp or fish tacos

Victoria D

Lobster salad is awesome here! Pricey, but tasty. That's one of my favorites on the menu, along with the shrimp tacos, those are delish as well. Overall great place for lunch with colleagues or dinner with family.

Stella N

I loved it when I visited 2 years ago but it really changed. Service, Food and the nice cozy feeling inside have dropped. Really disappointed and won't go there again. Waiter forgot to gives us Knife and Fork and didn't even check back so we could let him know. So we had to get up and look for a other waiter instead and ask him to bring it. If was on a weekday around 3pm so not really busy at all. It's sad because as I said the service two years ago was amazing

Dina Wharten

Awesome seafood restaurant. They do tend to get busy during peak times, so if you can go at a non-peak time I feel like its a better experience. They have some unique, interesting dishes. If you like seafood, this place should be on your list.

Ramsdell

Got terrible food poisoning because they served us bad fish. And gave us a rusted out bucket that was flaking off on to the food. My boyfriend was puking for two days, and couldn't eat for three. I was lucky to not have eaten as much of the fish and was only in pain for a day. Our roommate told us, once we were well enough to leave the bathroom floor, that he also felt ill after he ate at Ford's and never went back. Don't eat at Ford's. It's not worth the risk

Joseph Molina

We love the fish and shrimp tacos on corn tortillas . We start with a bowl of chowder which is really rich and good but you can only get the soup Sunday through Thursday but it's great. Good service,

Kevin J Toczko

This place is, in my opinion, one the best restaurants located here in Ashburn. I’m originally from New England, and this restaurant brings me back to that great food every time. You simply can’t go wrong eating at Fords!!

Jazzmynn Jacquise

The seafood is amazing!! Good portions

Suzanne Muzzey

Just read the experience of another customer. The compassion and empathy the manager and staff showed this mom was ABSOLUTELY amazing. Total class act. Job well done.

Alexander Pudikov

Looks like the best option for seafood in the area. They have happy hour prices for oysters and drinks! Highly recommended.

Noor Taweel

After waiting for 35 minutes to get in we waited for 20 minutes to order then after another 40 Minutes the wetter came and said sorry they are going to to put the order in. The worst experience. The location is in south Riding

John Procsal

Excellent lobster rolls. There is something for everyone on the menu. My wife had the shrimp tacos. They were excellent. Service was great. The waiter was attentive and had a great sense of humor . Prices were well in line with a seafood restaurant.

Bonnie L.

If you love seafood, you should definitely check this place out! Good selection, the corn muffins you get with your meal are so tasty, and the sweet butter, yumm! They have $1 oysters on Mondays, and tasty seasonal mixed drinks.

Lorianne Anastasia Gates

I know now why everybody loves Here.

Eli R

One of my favorite places to go when I am in the area. Love it!!

Gilan Gutenberger

Perfect service. Real gem.

Melissa McConnell

We always enjoy going to Ford's. The service never disappoints. They have a team approach, so you have your own server, but others will walk by for refills or other things if needed. The food is wonderful. Always fresh, cooked perfectly, and with a smile. We especially love the grilled salmon and the crab cakes!

Lauren R

Husband took me here for Valentine’s Day and he definitely scored points! We had the wedge salad, muffins, shrimp tacos and basket, and the banana puddin........ omg yummmmm!!! Best shrimp tacos with the right sauce and toppings. The service was great and so was the food!

Melissa Starn

Food was delicious. Only problem they had recently stained tables. Which got all over my shirt. Thankfully i was wearing crummy clothes from working in garden.

Kelly Smith

The ribs are surprisingly phenomenal. The shrimp appetizer and lobster tail are also great. I've been three times and have never been let down.

D Brayshaw

Fords was really good. Good food. Good service. Will definitely go back.

Luce Sale

Really good crab cakes. Good service too!

Winston Greenwell

Great crab cakes and fast good service

Chris Mac.

Wait time wasn't bad for such a busy restaurant. The food here is always excellent and our server was wonderful.

Megan Ramey

$200 for 4 people and it was not busy at that time. Drove an hour to get there after the highest of recommendations. Very tasty food but awful service. Saw our server twice. Not sure if the high prices and bad service was worth the drive. Will try another of their locations before I give up on it completely.

Matt Sterbutzel

Awesome! Love raw oysters!

Gabriel Gualteros

Good food great service from Elizabeth...need chowder all the time!

Paul Pica

Food was ehh... Had a lobster roll with a side of scallops. Scallops were cooked well but tasted like they had been cooked in a dirty pan. Lobster roll was good but a little light on the lobster. Wife had a shrimp platter and wasnt impressed, fried shrimp still had a lot of shell on the shrimp and batter didnt have the greatest flavor. I wouldn't go back since I had pretty high expectations going in but it wasn't the worst I'd ever had.

Sean K

This was an excellent experience all around. The food is insanely good and the staff is extremely friendly. I will be back and will bring friends. You should too.

Dawn Eastman

I love all things seafood and Ford’s Fish Shack does not disappoint. It’s New England style seafood so be aware of that in case you prefer another type. They are also very busy on the standard eating out nights so be prepared for a wait. They don’t take reservations but they do allow you to put your name in the list if you call ahead and I’d recommend that if you’re going on a busy night. You may still have to wait when you arrive but be patient. It’s worth it. Enjoy!

Steve Winnicki

Five stars for Ford's fish shack every time! great food great prices great service

Norman L'Esperance

Excellent food. Great service. Nice selection of seafood and meat dinners and appetizers. Also a good place to bring the kids.

Tyrone Hollingsworth

A little pricey just my opinion but good food

Deborah Smith

Excellent food and service.

Freddy Gorbadi

Worst meal ive has in a while. Ordered the fried oysters and they were BAD...as in the oysters had spoiled and they were still served! Don’t waste your time or money

Matthew Graham

Always delicious. Best place for raw oysters in Ashburn.

Mike Borso

The food is always great.

Marcel VanDemark

Loved the food. Great customer service.

Bill Wells

As usual, perfect in every way. Two of us like the shrimp tacos. The other two get the salmon salad. Only had to wait a short time for the food to be cooked and packed to go. They sometimes have $1 oysters. Great place overall.

Ken Harrington

Very slow service, but very good food

Robert A

This place was recommended to me by a friend and I'm so glad I took up their recommendation to come here for lunch. The environment is nautical and very laid back, which definitely my kind of place. My wife and I were starving so we ordered right away. We got their half dozen Blue Point Oysters, Foot Long Lobster Roll and Salmon Salad. Everything was extremely good! I've never been so full in my entire life. That foot long Lobster Roll is no joke. I could only finish half of it. Our waiter was friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. He got all our orders correct and our to us quickly. The restaurant itself was clean and well maintained. My wife and I had a great lunch and we look forward to coming back soon.

G. A Grant

Absolutely delicious! Perfectly cooked seafood! Wait staff very helpful and entertaining. I will be back!

Paul Wiest

Had lunch there today with some business colleagues. I had the lobster bisque which was quite good. Extremely rich. In addition I had the Oyster PoorBoy which had 3 oysters in it so it seemed quite small as compared to what I got in New Orleans several weeks ago for less money. My colleagues had the 2 lobster special which he loved and the other one had a blackened chicken salad which he said is good. Food is always good here.

Sean Blackford

This is my go-to restaurant in Ashburn and one of my favorites in the county. Service is usually really good. Draft beer selection is solid. It's not a huge restaurant so it can get busy. I recommend going before noon if you're going for lunch. I highly recommend the shrimp or fish tacos

Victoria D

Lobster salad is awesome here! Pricey, but tasty. That's one of my favorites on the menu, along with the shrimp tacos, those are delish as well. Overall great place for lunch with colleagues or dinner with family.

Dina Wharten

Awesome seafood restaurant. They do tend to get busy during peak times, so if you can go at a non-peak time I feel like its a better experience. They have some unique, interesting dishes. If you like seafood, this place should be on your list.

Ramsdell

Got terrible food poisoning because they served us bad fish. And gave us a rusted out bucket that was flaking off on to the food. My boyfriend was puking for two days, and couldn't eat for three. I was lucky to not have eaten as much of the fish and was only in pain for a day. Our roommate told us, once we were well enough to leave the bathroom floor, that he also felt ill after he ate at Ford's and never went back. Don't eat at Ford's. It's not worth the risk

Shawn Henderson

Great place to have a wonderful meal at low cost.

Art Redmond

No Longer a Good Restaurant I was previously a fan of this restaurant. But, my past two visits have been substandard and I will not visit again! I took my girlfriend there to lunch, MLK Day, it took us over 45 minutes to get our food! It turns out they lost the order entirely and had no idea it was even missing. Our waiter didn't have a clue, his service had been very shaky from the beginning (no bread until we asked, unresponsive entirely). It wasn't until we insisted that a manager came out to apologize and had to resubmit the order. Once received, my girlfriend's broiled lobster was very undercooked. This visit, and the previous visit (wherein I received a crab omelette with virtually no crab) officially makes me an ex-customer of Ford's Fish Shack. It's not nearly the place it previously was.

Mike May

Seriously fresh food, especially for NOVA, and a fun place to hang out with family and friends. Service is almost always phenomenal. The New England vibe is strong and vibrant which brings me back to my Boston days!

Monique Hunter

I went to dinner yesterday night and couldn’t believe the poor service I was given. Did not get a straw until the end of my meal, Let alone I ordered crab legs they came served with potato salad that I did not receive until my meal had been placed on the table 15 mins ago. To top it off my crab legs were not steamed they were cold yet over cooked ! Fish Fords Shack used to be a fav on my list I no longer will be eating from this location.

Chicken Brown

Best seafood in Ashburn hands down.

Dan Cesaro

Excellent place. I visited here with a group of people from work, several of the claim to not be into seafood or haven't had much before. Everyone was very happy with what they ordered. The food was great, our waiter did a good job, and the place had a good atmosphere. I'll definitely be back if I'm in the area again.

mike fabian

I hesitated before ordering the fried oyster roll because most restaurants overcook the oysters, but ordered it anyway because I love fried oysters. They were perfect. Tender, good-sized, delicious. I will definitely be back.

Ivonne Sardinas

Horrible customer service!! First they said wait was 15 min. 15 min passed and they said 20 more minutes and timed passed and still they said we needed to wait more. Employees disorganized and need to take more customer service training. We left and for them loosing a table of 12 didn't had any effect

Samantha Huntington

My boyfriend and I tried this place out because the reviews were so good. When we got there it was a longer wait than we expected but we didn’t mind because that’s usually a sign that a place is really good if a lot of people are there. We got fish and chips and it was by far the best fish and chips I’ve ever had, better than the ones I had in England! The cornbread they give you was the best cornbread I’ve ever had and my family is southern. Even the coleslaw was amazing. The staff were all super nice and stopped by to make sure everything was ok. One of the best customer service experience I’ve had at a restaurant. Definitely coming back for sure!

Cheryl

The food was great and the service was excellent!

David Cox

Baby back ribs - melt off the bone

Mike Gross

Awesome food and good service

Marina O'Connell

It ain't no shack! It's a delicious restaurant

Carl Bilger

Stopped in today and may I say "What a pleasure " ! Very good service and great food ! Definitely will stop back when we are in the area !

Lanie Ratherdale

First time visiting and I was pleasantly surprised. The Blackberry oysters we're exactly as described and absolutely delicious. My mom's order was incorrect when delivered but the server fixed it and the fried oyster and scallop seafood basket is now a favorite. I had the special of the day, Swordfish and again very pleasantly surprised at the flavor and presentation of the dish. Don't get me started on the s'mores ice cream dessert, I'd come back just for that!

Joe Farrell

Excellent fish and other seafood. The salads are great too. Definitely avoid Friday and Saturday night and many other evenings because they are slammed. Even with a reservation made long in advance, they squeezed six of us into a booth and would not put us at the nearby round table because it was only for parties of 7 or 8. It made for a very uncomfortable dinner. Not worth it.

Mindaugas Šiaulys

Good quality meat, and tasty shrimps. Four of us were not able to finish one desert! Excellent service! Good experience in general.

AM TP

This was our first visit and we were satisfied. I ordered Ford's fish tacos. The fish was slim like a fish stick and it was piled with lettuce, tomatoes and radish. The fish was flavorful which almost made up for how little fish there actually was in the taco. My husband ordered fish and chips. He sent it back because it was quite greasy, enough to make you a little nauseous. He ended up getting the traditional Lobster roll. We also got salmon from the kids menu which is a good portion size. My 2 yr old enjoyed it. Though the waitstaff was friendly and attentive, the food isn't something that we would come back for.

Ryan M.

Got the lobster roll on 3-5-19 and was in so much pain that night from food poisoning. Food was good but I've never been more sick in my life.

Kat Klemp

The salmon was very good. The waiter was excellent. I think it's just a little pricey for what you get.

Joe Leondike

Best seafood around. It is authentic New England style seafood that I grew up on.

Dede Harris

One of my favorite restaurants! I love the seafood and the salmon never disappoints!! Casual, comfortable atmosphere.

Boyd Kolbe

Always great service, food and experience!

Preston Lofgran

Went for brunch today and it was a mess. The restaurant wasn’t very busy but it took 20 minutes just to get water. Our server was having a bad day and you could tel he didn’t care what service we received. The crab and spinach dip is literally just creamed spinach with maybe 1 claws worth of crab in it, barely any cheese. Do not get it you will be disappointed! The crab cakes were good but they were the only thing on my plate with seasoning. Breakfast potatoes were over cooked and didn’t even have salt or pepper and half of the poached eggs were so over done they were hard boiled. I’ve been here many times before and have never been disappointed so it’s sad that they couldn’t get it together today. Probably will not return because of the terrible service from both server and manager today and the terrible food.

Evelyn Garrison

I recommend this restaurant if you're craving some good seafood! The staff and service is awesome!

Ashok Shah

Great place. Loved the ambiance. The food was good. You should definitely check it out once. I enjoyed my fried Oyster, Shrimps and fries but can't say the same about grilled salmon. Over all great place.

atta khan

Decided to give fords a second try. Wow! What a difference from last time to this. Had the Maine chips as a starter and both wife and i had the shrimp tacos with the kids having popcorn shrimp. The Maine chips though salty were really good the aoili added a good burst of flavor, could use more lobster meat though. The shrimp tacos were a hit both the wife and i throughly enjoyed them. Well seasoned, loads of shrimp, fresh slaw, I was content. The corn bread muffins with the sweet butter were a great addition. Overall though what won me over was the service, our staff was friendly, the owner came by to pay us a visit and we felt really welcomed. Price wise, looks like they updated their prices since our first visit. Looking forward to another visit soon

Gary J

Food is always fresh, consistently impressive with every dish I've enjoyed. The service was no-nonsense and looks like the staff works well together to get your food to you right off the grill.

Robert O'Steen

Great seafood and the banana pudding desert today was some of the best I've ever had.

Chris Richardson

Delicious food perfect timing and great service!!! Enough said!!

Charles Lawley

Great service, food was awesome. Had a large group and the waiter handled it very well. Will return!

Mels Holmes

I do like this place. It is cozy with good food. My friends were in from the Midwest and I was able to take them for a nice lunch with plenty of coastal choices. I've enjoyed my visits. I try to skip popular days as it is packed with a huge wait. But it is worth it.

Bridget Jordan

After 5 years of LOVING everything on the menu, I found the first disappointment. The spinach and crab dip, it doesn’t have crab!! To make it worse the chips were as bad a store brand Tostitos. So disappointing when everything has always been fantastic.

CCor Jr

Just visited for the first time and can't find anything negative about the place or the people that work here. Had a crab cake sandwish and it was one of the best I've had. Great service and definitely looking forward to my next visit.

andrae bailley

The Food was Amazing, Fish was great service was great as well. I will definitely go back again.

Robert Kerr

Ford's has a great atmosphere to enjoy food with family and friends. They bring fresh muffins when you get to your table and maple butter to go along with them. Yum! Their food is always great. We're big fans of the fish tacos and their fish and chips.

May Britton

Casual authentic vibe. Scrumptious food. Valerie was an awesome server. Perfect place to spend with family members to celebrate Mom's 83rd birthday.

Nicholas Montalto

Great meal at ford's fish shack! Pictures are of the spinach and ceab dip, the corn bread muffins and the back of the menu. The lobstah rolls are $21 market price and were devoured. The scallop basket blackened was cooked perfectly and another future repeat pick. All was great and we will be back!

Shawn Henderson

Great place to have a wonderful meal at low cost.

Art Redmond

No Longer a Good Restaurant I was previously a fan of this restaurant. But, my past two visits have been substandard and I will not visit again! I took my girlfriend there to lunch, MLK Day, it took us over 45 minutes to get our food! It turns out they lost the order entirely and had no idea it was even missing. Our waiter didn't have a clue, his service had been very shaky from the beginning (no bread until we asked, unresponsive entirely). It wasn't until we insisted that a manager came out to apologize and had to resubmit the order. Once received, my girlfriend's broiled lobster was very undercooked. This visit, and the previous visit (wherein I received a crab omelette with virtually no crab) officially makes me an ex-customer of Ford's Fish Shack. It's not nearly the place it previously was.

Mike May

Seriously fresh food, especially for NOVA, and a fun place to hang out with family and friends. Service is almost always phenomenal. The New England vibe is strong and vibrant which brings me back to my Boston days!

Monique Hunter

I went to dinner yesterday night and couldn’t believe the poor service I was given. Did not get a straw until the end of my meal, Let alone I ordered crab legs they came served with potato salad that I did not receive until my meal had been placed on the table 15 mins ago. To top it off my crab legs were not steamed they were cold yet over cooked ! Fish Fords Shack used to be a fav on my list I no longer will be eating from this location.

Chicken Brown

Best seafood in Ashburn hands down.

Dan Cesaro

Excellent place. I visited here with a group of people from work, several of the claim to not be into seafood or haven't had much before. Everyone was very happy with what they ordered. The food was great, our waiter did a good job, and the place had a good atmosphere. I'll definitely be back if I'm in the area again.

mike fabian

I hesitated before ordering the fried oyster roll because most restaurants overcook the oysters, but ordered it anyway because I love fried oysters. They were perfect. Tender, good-sized, delicious. I will definitely be back.

Ivonne Sardinas

Horrible customer service!! First they said wait was 15 min. 15 min passed and they said 20 more minutes and timed passed and still they said we needed to wait more. Employees disorganized and need to take more customer service training. We left and for them loosing a table of 12 didn't had any effect

Samantha Huntington

My boyfriend and I tried this place out because the reviews were so good. When we got there it was a longer wait than we expected but we didn’t mind because that’s usually a sign that a place is really good if a lot of people are there. We got fish and chips and it was by far the best fish and chips I’ve ever had, better than the ones I had in England! The cornbread they give you was the best cornbread I’ve ever had and my family is southern. Even the coleslaw was amazing. The staff were all super nice and stopped by to make sure everything was ok. One of the best customer service experience I’ve had at a restaurant. Definitely coming back for sure!

Cheryl

The food was great and the service was excellent!

David Cox

Baby back ribs - melt off the bone

Marina O'Connell

It ain't no shack! It's a delicious restaurant

Carl Bilger

Stopped in today and may I say "What a pleasure " ! Very good service and great food ! Definitely will stop back when we are in the area !

Lanie Ratherdale

First time visiting and I was pleasantly surprised. The Blackberry oysters we're exactly as described and absolutely delicious. My mom's order was incorrect when delivered but the server fixed it and the fried oyster and scallop seafood basket is now a favorite. I had the special of the day, Swordfish and again very pleasantly surprised at the flavor and presentation of the dish. Don't get me started on the s'mores ice cream dessert, I'd come back just for that!

Joe Farrell

Excellent fish and other seafood. The salads are great too. Definitely avoid Friday and Saturday night and many other evenings because they are slammed. Even with a reservation made long in advance, they squeezed six of us into a booth and would not put us at the nearby round table because it was only for parties of 7 or 8. It made for a very uncomfortable dinner. Not worth it.

Mindaugas Šiaulys

Good quality meat, and tasty shrimps. Four of us were not able to finish one desert! Excellent service! Good experience in general.

AM TP

This was our first visit and we were satisfied. I ordered Ford's fish tacos. The fish was slim like a fish stick and it was piled with lettuce, tomatoes and radish. The fish was flavorful which almost made up for how little fish there actually was in the taco. My husband ordered fish and chips. He sent it back because it was quite greasy, enough to make you a little nauseous. He ended up getting the traditional Lobster roll. We also got salmon from the kids menu which is a good portion size. My 2 yr old enjoyed it. Though the waitstaff was friendly and attentive, the food isn't something that we would come back for.

Ryan M.

Got the lobster roll on 3-5-19 and was in so much pain that night from food poisoning. Food was good but I've never been more sick in my life.

Kat Klemp

The salmon was very good. The waiter was excellent. I think it's just a little pricey for what you get.

Joe Leondike

Best seafood around. It is authentic New England style seafood that I grew up on.

Dede Harris

One of my favorite restaurants! I love the seafood and the salmon never disappoints!! Casual, comfortable atmosphere.

Boyd Kolbe

Always great service, food and experience!

Preston Lofgran

Went for brunch today and it was a mess. The restaurant wasn’t very busy but it took 20 minutes just to get water. Our server was having a bad day and you could tel he didn’t care what service we received. The crab and spinach dip is literally just creamed spinach with maybe 1 claws worth of crab in it, barely any cheese. Do not get it you will be disappointed! The crab cakes were good but they were the only thing on my plate with seasoning. Breakfast potatoes were over cooked and didn’t even have salt or pepper and half of the poached eggs were so over done they were hard boiled. I’ve been here many times before and have never been disappointed so it’s sad that they couldn’t get it together today. Probably will not return because of the terrible service from both server and manager today and the terrible food.

Evelyn Garrison

I recommend this restaurant if you're craving some good seafood! The staff and service is awesome!

Ashok Shah

Great place. Loved the ambiance. The food was good. You should definitely check it out once. I enjoyed my fried Oyster, Shrimps and fries but can't say the same about grilled salmon. Over all great place.

atta khan

Decided to give fords a second try. Wow! What a difference from last time to this. Had the Maine chips as a starter and both wife and i had the shrimp tacos with the kids having popcorn shrimp. The Maine chips though salty were really good the aoili added a good burst of flavor, could use more lobster meat though. The shrimp tacos were a hit both the wife and i throughly enjoyed them. Well seasoned, loads of shrimp, fresh slaw, I was content. The corn bread muffins with the sweet butter were a great addition. Overall though what won me over was the service, our staff was friendly, the owner came by to pay us a visit and we felt really welcomed. Price wise, looks like they updated their prices since our first visit. Looking forward to another visit soon

Gary J

Food is always fresh, consistently impressive with every dish I've enjoyed. The service was no-nonsense and looks like the staff works well together to get your food to you right off the grill.

Robert O'Steen

Great seafood and the banana pudding desert today was some of the best I've ever had.

Chris Richardson

Delicious food perfect timing and great service!!! Enough said!!

Charles Lawley

Great service, food was awesome. Had a large group and the waiter handled it very well. Will return!

Mels Holmes

I do like this place. It is cozy with good food. My friends were in from the Midwest and I was able to take them for a nice lunch with plenty of coastal choices. I've enjoyed my visits. I try to skip popular days as it is packed with a huge wait. But it is worth it.

Bridget Jordan

After 5 years of LOVING everything on the menu, I found the first disappointment. The spinach and crab dip, it doesn’t have crab!! To make it worse the chips were as bad a store brand Tostitos. So disappointing when everything has always been fantastic.

CCor Jr

Just visited for the first time and can't find anything negative about the place or the people that work here. Had a crab cake sandwish and it was one of the best I've had. Great service and definitely looking forward to my next visit.

andrae bailley

The Food was Amazing, Fish was great service was great as well. I will definitely go back again.

Robert Kerr

Ford's has a great atmosphere to enjoy food with family and friends. They bring fresh muffins when you get to your table and maple butter to go along with them. Yum! Their food is always great. We're big fans of the fish tacos and their fish and chips.

May Britton

Casual authentic vibe. Scrumptious food. Valerie was an awesome server. Perfect place to spend with family members to celebrate Mom's 83rd birthday.

Nicholas Montalto

Great meal at ford's fish shack! Pictures are of the spinach and ceab dip, the corn bread muffins and the back of the menu. The lobstah rolls are $21 market price and were devoured. The scallop basket blackened was cooked perfectly and another future repeat pick. All was great and we will be back!

Business Hours of Ford's Fish Shack in Virginia

SUNDAY
10AM–10PM
MONDAY
11AM–10PM
TUESDAY
11AM–10PM
WEDNESDAY
11AM–10PM
THURSDAY
11AM–10PM
FRIDAY
11AM–12AM
SATURDAY
10AM–12AM

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