Ford Fish Shack Named Best Local Restaurant in “Best of Suburbia” Poll

Thank you to our amazing guests! We're absolutely thrilled to have been recognized as Best Local Restaurant by the readers of Posh Seven Magazine in their 2017 "Best of Suburbia" reader poll. It was our dream to bring a restaurant to Loudoun County, Virginia, opening our first location in Ashburn in 2010. We could never have imagined the support we have since received from this community. This support has allowed us to open locations in South Riding and Lansdowne, and grow our catering busin... Read More

Ford’s Fish Shack Featured in Loudouner Magazine

We're honored to be featured in the Summer 2017 issue of Loudouner, a special publication from the Loudoun Times Mirror! A few excerpts: If local foodies are at all familiar with the Ford's Fish Shack menu - freshest fish, interesting compositions, generous portions - they will welcome the opening of the third member in this family-owned business. Where? Right off Rt. 7, just east of Leesburg in the Lansdowne Town Center. It's an occasion to rejoice: fish, fish and more fish. As if the... Read More

Our Signature Wicked Pissah Oyster – Harvested Exclusively for Ford’s Fish Shack!

We’re proud to serve a special oyster at Ford’s Fish Shack - the Wicked Pissah, which is grown and harvested exclusively for us at Nottingham Oyster Farm in Cherrystone Inlet, Virginia. It’s perfectly balanced, with a mild, sweet finish. Virginia is the largest producer of fresh, farm-raised oysters on the East Coast, providing eight regions of distinctive flavor. Check out the Virginia Oyster Trail to learn more! If you *really* love oysters, we also recommend downloading the Oysto... Read More

Ford’s Fish Shack Takes Top Seafood Honors in Best of NoVA 2017

We’re thrilled to be recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine for Best Seafood in it's 2017 roundup of the best that Northern Virginia has to offer. The magazine's annual Best of NoVA poll is a popular one-stop guide to the region, as decided and recommended by its readers, and we are so honored to again be recognized (5 years in a row)! Tony & Ana Stafford brought their dream of opening "an American farmhouse bistro" to Virginia in 2010 after zoning laws prohibited them from open... Read More

Lobster Extravaganza: Ford’s Fish Shack Raises $4,500 for Life with Cancer®

One of our favorite charity events to participate in each year in the Lobster Extravaganza. This annual event supports Life with Cancer®, which works to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer through providing education, information and support. At this year’s event, held May 6, 2017, Ford’s Fish Shack donated a private gourmet dinner for ten, prepared and served in the winner’s home by our Owner and Executive Chef, Tony Stafford. The dinner includes the freshest seafo... Read More

ZAGAT 2017 Washington DC/Baltimore Restaurants

We are honored that Ford’s Fish Shack has again earned an outstanding score by Zagat. Zagat has long been known for cutting through the clutter of available restaurant choices and guiding its users towards the best places to dine. They do so by collecting and analyzing ratings and reviews from avid diners, as well as through the guidance of their on-the-ground experts.   From Zagat:  “Excellent New England–style seafood” including “superb” lobster rolls and ... Read More

A Lot is New at Loudoun’s Oldest Town Center

Before mixed-use live/work/shop developments began popping up all around the county, there was only one. Today, the Lansdowne Town Center is undergoing a bit of a rebirth. The trend often is described as a lifestyle shift, but it is rooted in the region’s evolving real estate market, primarily the decreasing demand for large corporate office parks. Planners in the 1980s and 1990s envisioned office buildings one day would line Rt. 7 between Sterling and Leesburg. Hobie Mitchel and his Lan... Read More

Ford’s Fish Shack on the Hook at Lansdowne

Saul Centers has landed another tenant to fill one of the anchor restaurant spaces at Lansdowne Town Center. Ford’s Fish Shack this week announced plans to open its third location at 19308 Promenade Drive, space that formerly housed Emilio’s Brick Oven Pizza and Pike’s Fish House. Ford’s Fish Shack started in 2010 as a family-owned, seafood restaurant. It operates in South Riding and Ashburn, garnering awards from Zagat, the Washington Post, Northern Virginia Magazine, and as Loudo... Read More

Ford’s Fish Shack opening new location in Lansdowne

A Ford's Fish Shack is coming to Lansdowne Town Center, according to an announcement today from Saul Centers real estate group, which manages the center. The Lansdowne eatery will be the popular restaurant group's third location. The other two are in Ashburn and South Riding. “We've always wanted to be in the Lansdowne neighborhood,” Ford's owner Tony Stafford said on Facebook live. The new location is expected to open in April. Ford's touts itself as a "bustling maritime-themed sea... Read More