Freddy's Lobster + Clams
4867 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Cuisines: Seafood, American
Monday through Thursday 10 to 11, Friday and Saturday 10 to 1, Sunday 11 to 9.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Needed
Cold lobster roll; lobster bisque; fried clams; creamy clam chowder.
Starters $6 to $12, mains $12 to $18.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
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.