Tony and Ana opened the first Ford’s Fish Shack on September 27, 2010 in Ashburn, VA. The idea was to create a comfortable and friendly fish shack like the many that are scattered along the New England coast.

Our vision was a neighborhood restaurant with an outstanding seafood selection served by a friendly staff. We knew we had to serve the freshest fish, lobstah, and Ipswich clams. So on that day the journey began for us and the 24 employees who had the courage to join us.

Fast forward to today with a third location in Lansdowne and events by Ford’s Wicked Catering, we still have the same goal. We are on the phone every day with the fishermen tracking down the freshest seafood for our guests. Whether it’s clams from Massachusetts, halibut from Alaska, grouper from Florida, or shrimp from North Carolina, we only accept the freshest of the fresh. This is sometimes a difficult task, as weather and seasonal fishing closures can make it virtually impossible to get some of our specialties. Nonetheless, we promise to always use sustainable practices to bring you the freshest seafood.

We would not have been able to make it without the help of many that deserve a special shout out: Wayne, Vladimir, Joy, Rogelio, Andy, and Michelle. Our Culinary Team Felix, Jose, Joaquin, Joel, Emner, Allan, and Romeo also deserve a big thanks for keeping our kitchens running smoothly.

We are very thankful to each and every one of our guests who gave us a chance in the beginning and keep coming back to dine at our restaurants. Over the years we have met and become friends with our guests who have come to trust us as their favorite neighborhood restaurant. We promise to always strive to make your dining experience outstanding and we hope that you will continue to join us for years to come!


Tony, Ana, Danny