Written by Heather, GrubGrade Contributor
Located amongst storage units, a.k.a Friscos makes you work a little to find it. Featuring a nice selection of big sandwiches and salads, a.k.a. Friscos makes their name known locally by the exploded potatoes. Located off of the beaten path in Frederick, Maryland, this “hidden treasure” is one you won’t want to pass up.
a.k.a. Friscos is famous for their Exploded Potatoes which is somewhat of a “family secret recipe”. They describe it on their menu as “A FRISCOS ORIGINAL!!!” This isn’t your ordinary potato salad. I can best describe it as a smashed up baked potato with a ton of toppings piled on. The Friscos menu also holds a nice variety of Giant Sandwiches, Big Fresh Salads, Bakers, Grill, Sides and Appetizers. Some of their specialties feature alfalfa sprouts, avocado and their own “Wicked Wolf” hot sauce. At this Friscos restaurant (there used to be a location in Washington, DC, but it is now closed) you can dine-in or reserve their upstairs dining area for semi-private dining for up to 20 people. They also have a catering service where all items of the menu are offered in party size platters. In their Beer, Wine and Carryout they carry 90 different wines, and have monthly wine tastings. You can also order anything on the menu for carryout.
Grilled Cheese $1.75 : Cup of Spicy Chili $2.50
In the warmer months, you can enjoy your meal outside and have your dessert at their “Way Cool Ice Cream” stand which is located in between the dining area and the Beer, Wine and Carryout section. The Way Cool Ice Cream stand offers up real ice cream, Way Coolers (fruit smoothies topped with ice cream), shaved ice blasters, fruit smoothies, floats, shakes, sundaes, mud pies and cones.
- Recommendations: Union Square Sandwich, Friscos Cheffy Salad, The Bart
Union Square Sandwich $6.50 - For hearty eaters. This sandwich combines sliced turkey breast, baked ham, provolone cheese, creamy ranch dressing, shredded lettuce, tomato & special seasoning on a fresh baked soft sub roll.
Friscos Cheffy Salad $6.50/5.25 - Starts with romaine lettuce and add baked ham, turkey & salami. Then comes shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Topped with homemade mild salsa, Italian seasoning, vinegar & oil.
The Bart $4.95 - Starts with a steaming hot baked potato, add Virginia baked ham & cover it with creamy ranch dressing & melted cheddar, then sprinkle it with chives.
- Food: 9.25/10
- Menu Variety: 9.00/10
- Atmosphere: Casual/Family/Take-out
- Price: $$ Moderate $7.01-$14.00
- GrubGrade: 9.25/10 (Exceptional)
Check them out:
4632 Wedgewood Blvd
Frederick, MD 21703