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“Pleasantly surprising eatery in the middle of industrial area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of a.k.a. Friscos

a.k.a. Friscos
4632 Wedgewood Blvd., Frederick, MD 21703
301-698-0018
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Ranked #3 of 321 Restaurants in Frederick
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Fairfax, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprising eatery in the middle of industrial area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

EXCELLENT food!! Our friends who live in Frederick recommended this "sandwich shop" but it is so much more than that! The have big sandwiches, salads, pizza, loaded mashed potatoes of all sorts and a huge variety of beers and a connecting wine/beer shop. I had the "Oakland" sandwich and could barely eat half of it! I also ordered their regular loaded mashed potatoes which was a HUGE portion and I didn't look like I made a dent. So savory! The staff was very laidback and friendly making all feel like a valued customer & friend. They let us sample the mashed potatoes. Others with us had: loaded nachos, steak mashed potatoes, wings (Tip: medium spice wings are HOT!), Oakland sandwich and all were excellent. One annoyance was that the wings took a while to arrive so 2 of our friends had to wait and their sides got cold because the staff brought the sides beforehand. This is a modest building and decor but we loved it for a casual hang-out! It is a stand-alone restaurant surrounded by office/storage buildings. Apparently more of a lunch crowd restaurant but it was nice to be there on a Sat. Evening and it was not super-crowded. We will return the next time we are in the area!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Place to Stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Never stopped here until today. I would ask before ordering what was good as the menu is pretty confusing and the staff seemed helpful if asked. The sit in area is informal BUT if you want to chill, eat a sandwich and have a beer this is the place for a pit stop. Nothing spectacular stood out. I had the BBQ Beef and it was average at best and my wife had the big John (not sure) that could have used more dressing. The drinks were small cups so fortunately it's free refills but make no mistake it is a good stop on eats in Frederick. Just believe its a lunch stop and hang out to talk for a few before you move on in your day. Bread was fresh, and plate was large just wanted a little more pizazz on flavor but again, should ask the staff. I will go again and get the lowdown and the decide if this is an average or above. Till then check it out. About $10 for the plate and let me know.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ashburn, Virginia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“a.k.a. Friscos stands alone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I havent been to a.k.a. Friscos in quite some time and coming back is soooo well worth it. I ordered the 'west of santa fe' salad .... its hands down the best salad ever. I also ordered the 'exploded potatoes' which are the most amazing potatoes ever. I couldnt finish it all and was more than happy to take it home for dinner. Plenty of parking and easy to get to. One of my favorite places.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Harpers Ferry, WV
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“The Jewel of the Business Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Despite the setting and draw-backs of being located in a business park and less-than-savory warehouse style dining room, Friscos prepares excellent food- hot, spicy, and large portions. Recommendations: Santa Fe anything!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dunkirk, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Finally Found You”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Odd location, but worth the few minutes spent to get there from I70 or 270. They used to have a small shop in Washington, D.C. Northwest off of Wisconsin Ave. It's been 8 years since my last bite, but unforgettable food.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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