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“Hidden Gem”
Review of a.k.a. Friscos

a.k.a. Friscos
Ranked #22 of 405 Restaurants in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is such a great lunch place in Frederick. The exploded potatoes are worth every calorie!!!!! Everything I've ever had is great! I would highly recommend this to anyone! It does get very busy at lunch time though.

  • Visited July 2012
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Frederick, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Well hidden local hangout with amazing food”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Frisco's is a hidden gem in Frederick. It's tucked away in an industrial park and does little advertising, bringing in business by word of mouth and reputation alone. The food is outstanding. An overwhelming array of sandwiches as well as soups, salads and meal sized stuffed baked potatoes. Everyone will tell you to get the exploded potatoes on the side. It's a cross between a stuffed baked potatoes (with green onions and bacon) and hot potato salad. It's delicious.

The place can get very loud during a busy time because of the high ceilings and cement walls. There is also music playing, so don't go there expecting a quiet meal and conversation with your dining partner. They do have upstairs seating and outdoor seating when the weather is nice. The upstairs can be reserved for private groups but also works as overflow seating when the downstairs dining room gets full.

Frisco's does a great catering business as well. I first found out about them because my husband's employer often ordered their sandwich trays for work functions. We had a small gathering in their upstairs room for my son's birthday and everyone loved the sandwich trays.

Frisco's sells a variety of local beers and wines and boasts a wine shop next door. Every Friday they run a special where you pay only $1 above wholesale price for wine. Sadly the little ice cream shop in between the restaurant and wine shop is closing. But rumor has it that they are using that space to expand the wine shop. So, that will be nice for those who enjoy the wine.

Overall, Frisco's is a great casual place for a hearty lunch. Good for a gathering of friends. Lively atmosphere with generous portions and modest prices. Spread the word!

  • Visited March 2013
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Sykesville, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Exploded bake Potatoes Rock”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

A great eatery in a hard-to-find location but well worth the effort. Huge overstuffed sandwiches and the exploded baked potatoes (also available in quantity to take home) are simply outstanding

Visited April 2013
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“hard to find...but worth it!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

MANY choices of fresh and fabulous food creations in this deli-style restaurant. We haven't had anything we didn't like. I highly recommend the exploded potatoes! They soup is awesome, too!

Visited January 2013
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“Best food in Frederick”
Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

The sandwiches are really good and huge portions. I dream about the Exploding Mashed Potato Salad and the Chili. Relatively inexpensive as well. We make pilgrimages here from Ellicott City. People are nice enough and the decor is a little wierd, but i definitely recommend it.

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