New England–Style Seafood or Craft Beer Tastings at Freddy's Lobster & Clams (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

Bethesda

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In a Nutshell

Maine lobster rolls, Rhode Island–style calamari, and more than 100 brews; the beer club gives discounted drafts to members

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 24th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for class. Dine-in only. Must purchase a food item. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Must be 21 or older with valid ID to consume alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The ocean is a completely different world from our own, one that we will never know a single thing about because we can't breathe under there or get our skin wet. Go on a culinary expedition with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $10 for $20 worth of New England–style seafood
  • $20 for $40 worth of New England–style seafood for four or more
  • $49 for a Freddy's 50 States of Beer club card (a $100 value)
  • $59 for a beer-tasting class (a $40 value) and a Freddy's 50 States of Beer club card (a $100 value; a $140 total value)

The menu features Maine lobster rolls with mayo or warm butter ($18.50 with one side), fried clam strips with fries and coleslaw ($12.95), and flat-iron steak with crispy potatoes and grilled asparagus ($18.95).

During the 60-minute beer-tasting class, attendees will sample and learn about six brews before choosing one full beer to enjoy at the end of the lesson. The 50 States of Beer club card grants customers a 25% discount on all beers and earns them a $100 gift card to the restaurant once they try a beer from all 50 states.

Freddy's Lobster & Clams

Some of Jeff Heineman's earliest memories involved scouring sandy beaches for clams that he and his grandfather "Freddy" would then bake together. These formative culinary experiences instilled in Jeff a deep love for New England–style seafood, inspiring him to become a chef and eventually open his Mid-Atlantic take on a northeastern lobster shack, which he named Freddy's Lobster & Clams in honor of his grandfather.

The menu's Maine lobster rolls, fried clam strips, and ocean-fresh steamer clams exemplify this passion and help create a pleasantly anomalous eatery that Bethesda Patch described as "a seafood shack you’d typically find in Bar Harbor or Nantucket." However, the menu doesn't stop at the shoreline. The cooks also grill half-pound sirloin and short-rib burgers, and they load plates with crispy chicken paillard, grilled asparagus, and rosemary roasted potatoes with sage gravy.

The laid-back, casual inspiration behind the menu also influences the restaurant's décor, which features simple wooden booths and picnic tables amid walls lined with nets and fishing bobbers. This cozy setting creates a neighborhood vibe where visitors can feel comfortable lingering long enough to enjoy one more beer—and there are plenty to choose from, as Freddy's offers more than 100 ranging from hoppy IPAs to dense stouts made with malted black holes.

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