We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

“A Lobster Lover's Dream Come True Restaurant!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Freddy's Lobster & Clams - CLOSED

Freddy's Lobster & Clams
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating
Virginia
Level Contributor
85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A Lobster Lover's Dream Come True Restaurant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

I am from New England and lobster is my favorite food, so I was thrilled to be able to try out this place for lunch today. Overall, it definitely didn't disappoint! My favorite part was the appetizers, especially the Lobster Poutine (lobster, waffle fries, cream sauce -- so unique and delicious!!! I loved it!!). The lobster deviled eggs were also good! I got the Maine Lobster Roll and was introduced to the concept of the Connecticut one (warm lobster with butter; I'll have to go back again someday and try it out). The lobster roll was very good; the roll was quite buttery, maybe more than it needed to be. The shoestring fries were good. The only think that could use improvement was the cole slaw. I loved the casual, lobster shack decor, and the staff were very friendly. I would definitely go back to this place again!

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank MominVirginia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

23 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3
    7
    6
    2
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

Liked the happy hour deals. Had the lobster poutine which was ok, but good for the price. Service was kinda all over, but nice.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank B_rad_is_rad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
York
Level Contributor
235 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Super rehearsal dinner event”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

When you are a Mainer and your kid asks for a Lobster Shack rehearsal dinner near Bethesda, MD, you start fretting how to buy 30 lobsters and drive them South! But.....along comes Freddy's! The staff did a great job with a cocktail party and sit-down meal for 30 folks - each of whom seemed to have a great time and loved their meals. In the spirit of a true food review, I must admit that the split lobsters in the pot short-changed the true spirit of tearing into a whole lobster - and my wife tells me the tails were a bit dry. But, overall, I would certainly entrust Freddy's to deliver on a fun experience for a large party.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank pcyork
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
235 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“So disappointed by the food!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

We decided to try Freddy's Lobster and Clams in Bethesda, as we are always looking for a good place for seafood. The decor is basic but inviting, with several booths and tables with bench on one side and a sports bar on the other. I ordered the New England Clam Chowder and the fish and chips platter; my wife went for the house salad and the lobster roll. I was disappointed to see that the chowder, which looked like a potato bouillion, contained hardly any clams and had an off taste. Similarly, the fried fish and the tartar sauce were nothing like what I am used to; I did not like any of it, so I ended up filling up on the french fries, which were fine. My wife's lobster roll was very small, about 3/4 the size of a hot dog bun, totally dwarfed by the pile of french fries besides it. The glass of wine we ordered turned out to be an inch of wine at the bottom of a glass.
The only positive about the place was the friendly service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank DCTravelerG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Freddy's Lobster & Clams also viewed

 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing