Second Day of Ford’s Favorites – Fried Lobstah Tails

For the Second Day of Ford’s Favorites, we’re highlighting Fried Lobstah Tails. Today, we’ll share some of the history behind this item and what makes it so special to Ford’s Fish Shack.

From Chef Tony

The Fried Lobstah Tails is one of the original menu items from our opening. It is widely popular and we have served over 128,600 Lobstah Tails since 2010. The inspiration for this dish started back in 1980s in Atlanta, Georgia, of all places.

A good friend of mine, Bill Jackson, served them at a popular restaurant down there. When Bill and I worked together years ago, we brought it to the menu at Artie’s in Fairfax. When I opened Ford’s in 2010, I knew this dish had to be part of the menu. It was a way for me to honor my late friend Bill and it fit perfectly with our New England themed menu.

Fast forward eight years and it is one of most popular dishes. You can even add a Lobstah Tail to your other favorite dishes. I use only cold-water tails that we get packed especially for Ford’s by one of our friends up north.


12 Days of Ford’s Favorites

Introducing the 12 Days of Ford’s Favorites! Each day, we will feature one of our menu items on our website and share some behind-the-scenes information about the item. You’ll learn the story behind these dishes, where and how we source ingredients, how some of the menu items got their names, and much more!

Read the story and then head over to the Ford’s Fish Shack Facebook page to answer a question about that day’s feature for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Contest Details

The dates for this contest are December 13 to December 24, 2019. This contest will be posted on the Ford’s Fish Shack Facebook page. Each correct answer via a Facebook comment on the post counts as one entry for the drawing. You must follow the Ford’s Fish Shack Facebook page, the Ford’s Wicked Catering Facebook page, and the Ford’s On The Road Facebook page to be eligible to win.

One winner will be randomly selected at the end of the contest to win a $100 Ford’s Fish Shack gift card. The winner will be announced on Facebook on December 30, 2019.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook.