About

Tony & Ana Stafford brought their dream of opening a New England Style Fish Shack to Virginia in 2010 after zoning laws prohibited them from opening in Cambridge, MD. A former Managing Partner at Bonefish Grill in Centreville and, before that, the executive chef at Artie’s in Fairfax, Tony knew the area, its people, and great food. They opened their first Ford’s Fish Shack location in Ashburn in 2010, and have since opened locations in South Riding and Lansdowne, in addition to our growing catering business, Ford’s Wicked Catering!

Our mission is to bring fresh-off-the-hook seafood to our guests, with exemplary service. Our menu features fresh-off-the-hook seafood, home-made dishes, seasonal specials, award-winning desserts and more than 20 microbrew/craft beers. And you won’t want to miss our signature Wicked Pissah oyster, grown and harvested exclusively for us at Nottingham Oyster Farm in Cherrystone Inlet, Virginia. It’s perfectly balanced, with a mild, sweet finish!

We’re also now bringing our fresh-off-the-hook seafood (and more) to guests outside of our restaurant walls with Ford’s Wicked Catering. Whether you’re simply needing a food drop-off or full-service catering services, we can help!

We’re honored to have been recognized by The Washington Post, Zagat and Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the best restaurants in the DC-metro area.  Most recently, we were named Best Seafood in Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best of NoVA 2017 feature (for the fifth year in a row!) We have been a returning competitor at Tasting Table’s Lobster Roll Rumble in NYC, featuring 25 of the nation’s Best Lobster Rolls. If you’ve never tried our Lobster Roll, definitely go big and order a footlong on your next visit!

Our ties to the community are strong, and what we are most proud of. We feel so blessed to be able to give back to so many incredible local. organizations.. We’re proud to annually support Autism Speaks, American Cancer Society, Relay For Life of Loudoun County, Life With Cancer, No Kid Hungry, Boulder Crest Retreat, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, and many more.