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For 2
Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
10:30 PM
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Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant

4.8
148 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
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Freddie's is Northern Virginia's only LGBT, straight friendly restaurant and bar. We offer Happy Hour daily from 4-8pm. Karaoke, Drag, and more!

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Phone number
(703) 685-0555
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S Fren Street
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Parking details
Parking lot also available
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Public transit
Metro rail is located just two blocks from Freddie's. Take the yellow or blue line to Crystal City Station. Make a left into the crystal city underground. Exit onto south 23rd street. Freddie's is located at the top of the hill.
Additional
Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 148 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Had a very nice time - the service was very good and the waiter was very pleasant. You can't beat the unique, fun, and cozy ambiance.
The food was a bit hit or miss. The only reason I would deduct a star is because I don't really think the value matched the price. $24.99 whether you drink alcohol or not for a buffet that was rather average was a bit steep - I had been under the impression it was $14.99 based on other reviews (and I don't drink).
Overall, nice and fun, though I don't think I'll be back for the buffet.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One of my most favorite establishments of all time!
Freddie himself is a gem and it shows in his care to detail, not only of the very unique and special decor and ambiance he has created by putting his personal collection of items throughout the upper level of the room, but to his level of standards and quality as a caring owner. He makes a special effort to personally come and greet you and stops at each customer’s table to check on your comfort and accommodation.
THE FOOD!!! Oh my goodness the food! From Sushi to Mac n cheese, a beef carving station, waffle and omelette station, tons of fresh shrimp!, all different kinds of eggs, Chinese cuisine, Latin cuisine, sausage gravy and biscuits, fresh fruits, mimosas (included), and so many other dishes! The room sparkles as the eyes dance on every niche. The music plays softly in the background and the efficient and friendly staff rush to your every care and desire with a smile! (Our waiter James was so cute, so sweet and so attentive that he just took my breath away!)
The patio is just lovely for a sunny day and the karaoke at the grand piano later into the evening is just so much fun! (I went back for dinner again that night and had their sesame seared salmon and almost went into shock it was so delicious!)
I come into VA when I can and only wish I lived closer so that I could look forward to being a regular to enjoying Freddie’s brunch every weekend! Thank you Freddie for providing this little haven as a beacon in an otherwise cookie-cutter world.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I love the brunch buffet. I go there occasionally as a Sunday brunch treat.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderfully friendly and fun place. Pamela Stanley was incredible, and with such a low cover charge! Good is delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch was wonderful. Been to Freddie's many times and the food is great and service is wonderful. We'll definitely be back !

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We has a great time at the Easter brunch! We were not expecting a drag show and were very excited by the performances. The place is just so much fun and there are tons of food options. The only downside was even though we made reservations 2 weeks in advance we were sat at the bar. Both my friend and I commented to one another that we had never been assigned bar seating with a reservation in the past. The place wasn't even full but I got the sense they were trying to maximize occupancy, which totally makes sense!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I love this restaurant, the food is great, the service is fantastic and the atmosphere is fun. Try it, you'll love it!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great atmosphere great people and great food. Valentino our waiter was awesome. The show was awesome. We will be back!!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Freddie (the owne) was a great host. He meets all patrons at the entrance, walks them to their table, and also gives them a tour of the food stations located throughout the restaurant. He truly provides great hospitality.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was delicious with a variety of Sunday brunch buffet items to choose from. The owner, Freddie was a great host to my family and I. He was very friendly and worked the floor just as much as his staff! I would recommend Freddie's to anyone looking for good food and good vibes! WE WILL BE BACK!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t what we were expecting. I thought it would be more lively and it was very tame, and cramped.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

A funky atmosphere and personable staff almost draw you away from just how good the food is. Brunch was of excellent quality considering the buffet format. Do not skip desert. Bread pudding made with a dense banana bread was my favorite. My friend couldn’t get enough cheesecake. Enjoy. I’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Had brunch here. Loved it! Restaurant is so beautiful and vibrant! Good and drinks were good! Can't wait to visit again!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Awesome spot for brunch!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We celebrated the birthday of a dear friend who has been wanting to go to Freddie's for a long time. What a great welcome thanks to Freddie and staff! The Fabulous Champagne Brunch was, indeed, fabulous. Extensive, tasty buffet with something for everyone and every diet, and even green champagne for St. Pat's. Freddie's is a fun, jovial, friendly environment and all can feel welcome. All the reasons you might have to go out to eat will be met at Freddie's, and a happy, feel good experience is included at no fee. 😀💜

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had a really enjoyable experience. Our server was nice and was knowledgeable about the menu. Drinks were mixed well and food was pretty good. Unfortunately, about half way through the drag show the owner had to come on the mic and ask for volunteers to pay up and vacate. Apparently the Fire Marshall showed up and said they were about 50 people over limit. This was weird to me because having been there before for the same thing, I'd seen it much more crowded without any issues. I have to wonder if someone complained...

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our third visit - always great brunch choices. Tasty food, friendly atmosphere. Relaxing morning/afternoon.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Not my first time here. Got my 16 friends to join in celebrating an 85th birthday of one of our friends. No one else had been to a drag bar before. ALL straights had a great time. Marvelous drag contest. Great food and service. Very reasonable prices. Straight friendly, non- threatening fun time. Will probably go back for final contest.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We never miss stopping at Freddie's when we're in town. Always fun. The owner is delightful and always seems to be there. Friendly neighborhood bar and eatery.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

First time here for brunch! Fun and friendly atmosphere! Local favorite! Awesome brunch buffet! Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day - Everything was spectacular. The special menu was a nice touch. We were greeted like family as always. Dinner was great. We had a superb evening.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

They were so accommodating to our large group. Our server, Lexi, was phenomenal- attentive, fun, and friendly! Will continue to return for their brunch!

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I was so excited to go to Freddie's because it seemed like such a lively place in reviews. The décor was even better than expected - so fun! Unfortunately, the food was uneventful and the wait staff was literally the worst I've ever had at an Open Table restaurant. Our waitress was rude, aloof, and unhelpful with the menu.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

We love it. We have enjoy own time there and it was a lot of fun

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

We love Freddie’s... the food is good and we can visit with friends and family!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We had the best experience at Freddie’s! Brunch was fantastic. Service was unlike anywhere I have ever been. Warm, helpful, personable staff. Everyone so welcoming. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Fabulous show and great food

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great place to connect with friends for a fun night without having to cross the river:

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Went for the drag show and had a blast!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a great time at Freddie’s. Good service and food. We went for the Saturday brunch and were greeted by Freddie himself.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

LOVE this place!!! Everyone is nice and friendly and their food is delish!!! I love their HH menu and prices!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Went there for drag Bingo the night before Thanksgiving. Burgers are half price, bingo starts at 8:00 and is emceed by two hilarious drag queens. As usual, the staff is friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The burgers were delicious and the portions generous.

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3.0Dined on November 19, 2017

It had been on my bucket list for years. Went for Sunday brunch. It was fun and the staff were friendly and efficient. The food was in steam tables and most of it overcooked. The roast beef was tough and hard to find a piece that was even a little pinkish. I did not think the quality was commensurate with the price. It's probably better as a bar/burger place at night.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Fabulous service and fun karaoke!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

I've been there when Freddie's was practically empty, and there when the place was packed to the max, and the food is consistently good and the staff consistently friendly no matter what the crowd.

Taco Tuesday tacos are wonderful and you get a big margarita for $5. Went to the drag show and had a sandwich platter, which had so much food, I had to take half home.

You get value for your money and a great atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

All ways a good experience at Freddie's!

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

The buffet was very good and our server BJ was excellent and very attentive

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Enjoyed brunch very much. Loved that the buffet included omelettes and waffles made to order along with a complimentary mimosa.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Freddie's is one of my favorite restaurants for a casual meal. Freddie and his staff are friendly, without being intrusive. BJ is an outstanding waiter -- she can handle any request and all situations, never showing any signs of stress or inconvenience.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a pleasure to meet friends for brunch on the weekend at Freddys. Welcoming atmosphere, friendly and attentive servers, great custom omlettes and southern comfort food. Host Freddy greets every table.

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