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5 Best Spots to Eat in Ashburn, VA

If you’re hungry and you find yourself in Ashburn, Virginia, you’ve come to the right place! There are more than just datacenters in this lovely Loudoun County city. You’ll also find a wide variety of restaurants to suit any appetite. Here are the five best spots to eat in Ashburn, VA.

Ford's Fish Shack

It might be called a “shack,” but this Ashburn eatery has been a local favorite for over a decade! Their “fresh off the hook” seafood is a must-try anytime you’re in the area.

From fish tacos and lobster rolls to fresh oysters, cocktails, and more, it’s hard to find better seafood anywhere. The incredibly fresh seafood and the nautical-themed atmosphere at Ford’s Fish Shack will make you feel like you’re right on the fishing boat!

If you get a hankering for fresh fish and seafood, you can find Ford’s Fish Shack in the Cameron Chase Village next to the Ashburn Ice House.

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Matchbox - One Loudoun

Looking for a unique dining experience? Ashburn has you covered!

Matchbox – One Loudoun is an industrial-chic restaurant serving up American cuisine like wood-fired pizza, incredible salads, and creative entrée dishes. All it takes is a quick look at their Google images to get your mouth watering!

As if the food wasn’t delicious enough, Matchbox has created quite a unique dining experience to match the creative food choices. You can sit on either of two levels in their main dining rooms, eat on the shaded patios to watch the world pass by, or sit in “the box,” which is a private booth suspended in the sky.

If you have a private party, rent out the Barrel Room with vaulted ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, and wine coolers. It’ll definitely be a party you won’t soon forget!

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Ashburn Wine Shop & Wine Bar

Loudoun County is named the Wine Country of DC and for good reason! There are dozens of world-class wineries dotting the rolling hills of Northern Virginia. And what better place to sample them all than from one of the best wine bars in town: the Ashburn Wine Shop.


The Ashburn Wine Shop features over 400 wines from around the world, including many local flavors. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you select the perfect wine for your palette.


Of course, since this is a list of best places to eat in Ashburn, the Ashburn Wine Shop also features a menu filled with delicious appetizers, salads, flatbreads, and desserts for you to pair with your wine selection. If you prefer to sip and dine (rather than the other way around), this is the place to go!

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Clyde's Willow Creek Farm

Not sure what you want to eat? Then Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm might be the choice for you. Its casually elegant ambiance will make you feel like you’re going for a fancy dinner out, but you can leave the tux and evening gown at home! Plus, it features some of the best seafood, steaks, and American cuisine this side of the Potomac (and the other side, for that matter!).


Clyde’s has been a local favorite for decades. It features unbeatable locally sourced, sustainable meats and ingredients guaranteed to delight any taste. And if the food isn’t memorable enough, the restaurant is located in a historic farmhouse with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.


Whether you want to enjoy a formal dinner party in a private room or hit the bar for some karaoke, there’s something for everyone at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm. And don’t forget to check out the oyster happy hour!

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The Lost Fox Hideaway

Virginia is filled with history, and The Lost Fox Hideaway makes sure to remember that revolutionary Virginian spirit. Dine on some of the best American and Southern farm-to-table concoctions in the area in a historic building you won’t soon forget.


Whether you want to grab a bite in the main dining room or enjoy a whiskey and cigar on the patio, The Lost Fox Hideaway is a great local gem you don’t want to miss. However, the restaurant only serves guests 21 and older, so it’s best for date nights.


Come during one of the live music nights for some of the best dancing Ashburn has to offer!

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Honorable Mention: Old Ox Brewery

Okay, the Old Ox Brewery doesn’t technically make food in-house (which is why it’s only an honorable mention), but it’s definitely something you won’t want to miss while you’re in Ashburn, Virginia. Loudoun County might be called “the wine country of DC,” but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some amazing craft beer, too!


Visit the Old Ox Brewery to enjoy some of the best craft beer available either in the taproom or outside in the beer garden. And if you want to take some back home, you can find Old Ox brews all over the area in both Virginia and Maryland.


Although Old Ox Brewery doesn’t make food in-house, there’s usually a food truck on location to supply some delicious local meals while you enjoy a craft beer or two.

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Whenever you visit Ashburn, you’re never far from world-class food. Whether you’re looking for high-end entrées set in historic buildings or a casual American eatery for a quick bite, there’s something for every flavor palette in Loudoun County.

And if you can’t get enough of the incredible Northern Virginia flavor, why not stay a while? There are plenty of properties available to turn your dreams into a reality. Ready to make a move? Contact the experts at the Garrell Group to help you find the perfect home to suit your lifestyle and goals. We’re always ready to help!

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