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“Superb Sandwiches and Salads in an Improbablle Location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of a.k.a. Friscos

a.k.a. Friscos
Ranked #19 of 385 Restaurants in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Alexandria, Virginia
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145 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Superb Sandwiches and Salads in an Improbablle Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Delicious hand-crafted sandwiches, salads, exploded potatoes and similar casual fare. Very generous portions. Lively, welcoming, atmosphere. Is located, improbably, in a suburban industrial park, but don't let that deter you -- even on weekends, it is the "place to be." (Also a great place to pick up a picnic for Monocacy National Battlefield, nearby.)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Marc B
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English first
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A relaxed place to eat.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from DC as it was described as good place for families with kids. Environment is very relaxed. You order from menu at a counter and then find your own table and they bring food to you when ready. Service was quick. People friendly. Good variety of sandwiches, salads and loaded baked potatoes. Food was good and sandwiches were big and filling.

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1 Thank JenBenG
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Falls Church, Virginia
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great potatoes and sandwich”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

quick service, excellent 'clean' food, and awesome exploded potatoes. My daughter and I enjoyed it. It was a little hard to find,buried in the industrial area but we hung in there and were glad we did.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank MaryLee22043
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Frederick, Maryland
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Finally a Real Sandwich in Maryland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I found out about Frisco's as I was looking for a place for an ice cream cone. Well, found the cone but also a great sandwich. Each sandwich will need two hands to hold it while you eat it. The menu has great choices and as you can tell from the other reviews, exploded potatoes are a great choice. Their soups are really good too and always changing.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank JRP-4H
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Knoxville, Maryland
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“LOVE THE EXPLODED POTATOES AND THE WORLD'S BEST POTATOE SOUP!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I have been going to Frisco's for several years since working nearby in the past. I no longer work nearby but I do still stop by several times a month to get an order of the exploded potatoes (The taste is out of this world-your tastebud's will explode-LOL) to take home to serve with burgers on the grill. You can get them already baked or unbaked to take home to bake yourself. The soups change daily and if you are lucky to hit a day where they have the "World's Best Potatoe Soup"-you owe it to yourself to try it-I liken it to liquid exploded potatoes-Pure Heaven!!!. Frisco's has a nice variety of delicious sandwiches on the menu as well as a walk up ice cream window and a take out area that you can call and place your order ahead. If you have not tried Frisco's than you owe it to yourself to try it today and make sure to try to exploded potatoes and the world's best potatoe soup if available. The take out area also has a very nice selection of wine for sale. The service is fast and the staff is very friendly. You will not be disappointed...

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mellymel3918
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