Fred Shambora and Barbara Gargan opened the doors to Freddie’s in 1995. Freddie’s is truly a family restaurant. Rob Gargan, Barbara’s son, is the General Manager.
Freddie’s serves authentic Italian cuisine in an Irish pub atmosphere. There’s a small friendly bar serving the best martinis in the area. You might even hear Al Martino or Frank Sinatra crooning in the background.
Freddie’s Restaurant became famous on Pleasure Island for its genuine Italian cuisine, salads, legendary martinis and for the best pork chops you’ll find anywhere.
“Pork chops came into the restaurant because in my yearbook my dream was to have an Italian restaurant and serve spaghetti and pork chops,” says Barbara Gargan. “That’s in my year book. I won’t tell you what year, but that’s in my year book.” Her dream has been going strong now for nearly two decades and it has everything to do with a commitment to quality.
Think about how true tomato, meat or marinara sauce should taste, one that has been simmered for eight hours… this is what ours is! The melt-in-your-mouth lasagna features fine layers of fresh pasta enveloped with a bolognese tomato sauce and ricotta cheese, topped with a blanket of melted mozzarella.
Freddie’s has become known as the best “pork chop restaurant” by serving up truly mouth-watering pork chop creations. Freddie’s special chop is a huge center cut chop, grilled to perfection then demi-glazed in a wonderful original balsamic reduction. It is served with cherry peppers and sided with ramekins of balsamic sauce and apple sauce.
Freddie’s offers a wide variety of Italian/ American cuisine selections with moderately priced entrees. There’s a small friendly bar serving the best martinis in the area, as well as wines by the glass and bottle, and premium liquor. Freddie’s offers a wide variety of Italian/ American cuisine choices with moderately priced entrees.
Freddie’s Italian Restaurante is open seven days a week and holidays. During peak tourist season, there may be a brief wait for a table, but it will be worth it. Come join us tonight!