Where to Eat in Ashburn: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Roseanne Arnett

Ashburn is a census-designated place (CDP) in Loudoun County, Virginia. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 43,511. It is 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Washington, D.C. and part of the Washington metropolitan area.
Things to do in Ashburn

1. Ford's Fish Shack

44620 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 33 +1 571-918-4092
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 833 reviews

Ford's Fish Shack

Reviewed By hoosiermomma76 - Columbia, Maryland

Although located in a busy strip shopping center at a busy intersection the atmosphere inside this restaurant is appealing. We both ordered the bass special. They ran out and offered us rockfish as an alternative, It came out hot and delicious. The mini corn muffins were a nice touch. There are several local brews on tap.

2. Sweetwater Tavern

45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556 Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 46 +1 571-434-6500
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 688 reviews

Sweetwater Tavern

American casual restaurant with a micro brewery serving a western inspired menu.

Reviewed By NikJ - Ascot, United Kingdom

Great selection of beer to try, and with flight of beer had a good choice.

Had a couple of starters which were ok, salad was also nice, and then had the drunken ribeye steak...certainly one to try, though would potentially try from elsewhere on the menu... nice, though not a favourite.

Staff friendly and attentive, and would return.

3. Passion Fin

42780 Creek View Plz, Ashburn, VA 20147-4053 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 703-858-1118
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

Passion Fin

Reviewed By Jen827 - Ashburn, Va

Sunday at 7pm. No wait, service was efficient yet not super friendly. Sashimi platter pictured was delicious and beautiful. Husband ordered pad thai and we were not impressed. Bland. And missing veggies and chopped peanuts often in the dish. Stick with sushi!

4. Clyde's Willow Creek Farm

42920 Broadlands Blvd, Ashburn, VA 20148-5527 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 46 +1 571-209-1200
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 747 reviews

Clyde's Willow Creek Farm

When the opportunity arose for a new restaurant at Broadlands, just west of Dulles Airport in Loudoun County, Virginia, it became an ideal chance to create a truly unique destination for dining. This sprawling, rustic tavern features four bars and numerous dining rooms, making the question of where to sit much more difficult than you may have expected. In the 1980s the Clyde's Restaurant Group purchased several antique heavy timber buildings destined for demolition and more than 30 years later these barns, stables, homes, and taverns were reassembled to create the complex of dining rooms for Clyde's Willow Creek Farm. The restaurant which is located on a working farm, is inviting and comfortable, stunningly decorated with original artwork, sculpture, historic artifacts and an over-the-top collection of museum quality 18th century horse-drawn carriages - most strung from the ceilings lined with solid timber struts.

Reviewed By laguna5243 - Ashburn, Virginia

I've been going to Clyde's for years and years. They consistently deliver good food and really good service. Whether it's a nice dinner in one of their well decorated dining rooms, or just having something informal at the bar. The wait staff is always available and knowledgeable, and their bar staff works hard to always cal you by your name. They have a good formula, and it never seems to change.
On our last visit for some bar food and drinks we got Saku Tuna, the Brussels Sprout Salad and a Gluten Free French Dip, and all of them were very good.
They will not disappoint you.

5. Carolina Brothers

20702 Ashburn Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147-4705 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 703-729-7070
Excellent
44%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Carolina Brothers

Reviewed By kbpneacl - Arlington, Virginia

The great advantage of Carolina Bros is that they're right on the W&OD trail, so you can bike the calories off...

However, for a place associating themselves with real North Carolina BBQ, do not expect NC quality. But they score pretty decent on the not-in-NC scale of BBQ.
Good mac-and-cheese. We were also surprised that they did not have a mixed plate.

We were disappointed that they served their food in styrofoam. Come on, in NoVa with a large biking clientele, they should know better.

All in all they're an excellent reward for a long bike ride.

6. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

19870 Belmont Chase Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147-3413 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining American, Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 703-840-0999
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 228 reviews

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Reviewed By Nashna - Haymarket, Virginia

What a great concept. Excellent food and very reasonably priced wines. Our waiter, Chow, was amazing. When we were discussing which wine to have with our dinners, he offered tastings of several different wines to try before we purchased the bottles. Wine is served uniquely here. The reds are poured into a two foot high decanter while the whiles are served in a neat looking chiller. We were a party of six, so we had a red and a white wine with dinner. Both the Chenin Blanc and the Cab were excellent. We ordered the shrimp and taco tuna apps and they went quickly. The pretzel bread was hot and very good. If you need gluten free bread, be sure to ask and it will also be served hot along with the regular bread. Our entrees were delicious. The medallions of beef were cooked and served perfectly, the thin charo beef was well seasoned and the fries were thin and crispy. I wasn't a huge fan of the veggies, but others were very pleased with them. Chow was attentive throughout the meal and was a great addition to the dinner We will be back.

7. Bonefish Grill

43135 Broadlands Center Plz, Suite 137, Ashburn, VA 20148-3803 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 703-723-8246
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 201 reviews

Bonefish Grill

Reviewed By JSE95 - Herndon, Virginia

We just did appetizers for lunch, but that was enough to convince us to not return. We started out with the Corn Chowder and Lump Crab - that should have been our first clue. The chowder was tasty enough, but 3 tiny (not lump) pieces of crab on the top does NOT allow the name to include "Lump Crab". We then got the signature Bang Bang Shrimp... how anyone can actually make shrimp the texture of leather is beyond me! The taste was okay (more creamy than spicy, or "bang bang" and they call it) but nothing to write home about. Then we get to the crab cakes... where do I start? I live in the greater Virginia-DC-Maryland area - known for some of the best crab cakes in the country. These at least had more crab than the chowder, but they disintegrated into mush the minute we put a fork in them.
Service was fine - neither negligent nor outstanding - which would have moved this to a 1-2 star rating... I don't blame the server for "meh" food.
Find another seafood place.

8. Pind Indian Cusine

20522 Easthampton Plz, Ashburn, VA 20147-5923 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 703-729-0211
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Pind Indian Cusine

Reviewed By DWG6392 - Ashburn, Virginia

From naan to lamb to chicken to vegetarian you'll find something here for almost everyone. You can also adjust the heat rating depending upon your particular tolerance. Very attentive servers who obviously want to make your meal as enjoyable as possible . Our party of four, ranging in age from 7 to 75 left quite content with just a few leftovers for lunch the next day.

9. Opa! Mezze Grill

44110 Ashburn Shopping Plz, Ashburn, VA 20147-3999 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 703-729-2211
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Opa! Mezze Grill

Reviewed By Norman D - Ashburn, Virginia

Mom is the waitress, great attention, food the best Greek in Ashburn. Grape leaves and a great caviar , fish quite unique, served complete with bone in for you to manage, ask for the kitchen to filet. Usual Greek wines and the best rice pudding. Wonderful Sunday brunch, worth a visit.

10. Sense of Thai

20413 Exchange St, Ashburn, VA 20147-5909 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 703-858-1980
Excellent
49%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 99 reviews

Sense of Thai

Reviewed By Bernadette M

This is our 2nd visit and excited to try their other dishes. We shared a fishcake, very spicy! But still tasty. We also ordered the green papaya salad, and drunken noodles, one of our favs. Our server was on point with our water, always refilling. Portion is just right.

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