Cheap Eats 2011: Freddy's Lobster + Clams
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Freddy's Lobster + Clams
Address: 4867 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 240-743-4257
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Cuisines: Seafood, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 10, Friday through Saturday 11:30 to midnight, Sunday 11:30 to 9.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Medical Center, Bethesda
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Cold lobster roll; lobster bisque; fried clams; creamy clam chowder.
Price Details: Starters $6 to $12, mains $12 to $18.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Party Space, Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 4 PM to 7 PM, Friday through Saturday 10 PM to midnight. Draft and bottle-of-the-day for $3.50, basic domestic beers for $2.50, wine-of-the-day $5, and bucket of five beers and one appetizer for $20.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Chef/owner Jeff Heineman made a name for himself with Grapeseed, a pioneering wine bar, more than a decade ago. With his four-month-old New England-inspired fish shack next door, he's on-trend again, offering lobster rolls. You know the meat is top-notch when it comes in large hunks and barely dressed. Here you can get the sandwiches with cool lemony mayo or warm butter (not as good as the cold ones). Lobsters, which scurry around a tank in the back of the restaurant, also show up in a tasty bisque-like stew and folded into mashed potatoes.

Freddy's furthers the salty Northeast vibe with weathered buoys, wooden signs, and fishing nets. Like any good New England seafood joint, lots of the menu comes from the fryer.

Also good: Fried shrimp; fried clam strips; French fries; whoopie pies.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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