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“Fast, good food in a laid back atmosphere” 4 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 #5 of 320 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
Frederick, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Fast, good food in a laid back atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We found out about this restaurant from reviews and were impressed. It's very affordable, has great food and a good selection. Two of the best items on the menu are only available after 4pm though. Check out the unbeatable beer and wine shop adjoining the restaurant.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“It was good and a fun place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We tried this place based upon reviews. We found the food to be good, and the concept fun but the flow seemed awkward. The staff was very friendly and eager to help. If you have not been, read the menu online first because the one they have hanging has long descriptions and it can be overwhelming. Would try it again.


p.s. my husband said the mens room looked like it had not been cleaned in weeks.....that was his big turn off.....

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great Value and Great Sandwiches !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My wife and I were looking for a good sandwich in Frederick on a Friday afternoon. After reviewing the Tripadvisor listings, we decided to try Friscos. This was our 1st visit and we didn't know what to expect. We found a converted warehouse in an industrial park. It's not big on atmosphere but that's not what it's about. There is a large selection of specialty sandwiches, each with it's own lengthy description. You wait in line and order at the booth. The service was very good. I had the Potrero Hill which was excellent and only cost $8. My wife had the Presidio which she indicated was also excellent for $8. They were a great value for the money and we thoroughly enjoyed them. We plan to return many times and are very happy we found Friscos.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Frederick, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Awesome food great atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Love this place! The food is fantastic, slightly but you get a good product. Owner always walks around and talks to you. Great place!

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Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
“No frills sandwich shop with really good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stopped here on the way home from Flying Dog Brewery. The location is within a cinder block structure at an industrial park. Inside...more cinder block.

The set-up is a bit unusual. Instead of a kitchen in the back, they also have a center island type of prep station where you place your order as you enter. They immediately offer samples of "exploded baked potatoes" (mashed potatoes with fixings directly added) and the soup of the day. The menu is extensive so it takes some time to order on the first visit. I got the baja sandwich and shared an "exploded baked potato" and mushroom soup with my spouse. The baja sandwich is a chicken curry salad with sprouts on a baguette. Actually it was quite tasty and I would order it again if I lived in the area. The soup was quite delicious and well-made. The "exploded baked potato" was flavorful and very hearty. Given how expensive everything was on our visit to Maryland it didn't strike me that $7-8 was a lot to spend on a sandwich. I do know that our food was very good. And for that I recommend them.

If atmosphere is your thing, this is probably not the place for you. If you want good food above all else and have a hankering for a sandwich, it's worth the try.

Visitor tip: there is a liquor store next door with a great selection of local and craft beer at really good prices.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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