Being situated near DC and Baltimore and one to be titillated by movies and good shows means it’s great fun to see where characters eat. If it’s something nearby, why not stop in and see what the production crew did to the joint. No time is a bad time for Freddy’s BBQ Joint ribs in Netflix’s House of Cards.
Keven Spacey plays Francis Underwood who becomes an independent strategist for his own ascension after a promised White House position goes to someone else. DC is shown on a personal level between the shoulders of the well-to-do. After all the colonial-style chair molding and slick desks and high-price dinners shown, This Author nearly cheered when rookie DC reporter, Zoe Barnes’s (Kate Mara) day ends with the camera crew showing “the other side” of DC – clutter, unmade beds, house-poor conditions with exposed plumbing and heating. That’s 95% of DC.
5 seasons of The Wire taught audiences what “other side of the tracks” story telling can be. So? Tip a hat! Freddy of Freddy’s BBQ Joint is played by, Reg E. Cathey: The Wire’s low voiced, deeply sardonic straight-talking political manager Norman Wilson; you know, the cool black guy who stuck it through with that white candidate guy….
In House of Cards, we’re led to assume that the down to Earth, Freddy’s BBQ Joint is in DC. There’s no reason, really, why Underwood can’t be in Baltimore reveling over ribs which is where the real shooting location is; 2601 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD. Sadly, you won’t be able to eat a great rack of ribs made there) since Freddy’s BBQ Joint, fictionally in DC
or Baltimore, exists only as a two time appearing set.
EDIT As the show progresses, Freddy makes more appearances than IMDB credits. Freddy’s alleges to be in DC, delivers and caters. Freddy makes almost regular appearances roughly every other episode.