Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30165 reviews
$30 and under
American
NOTE: 4/11 - 4/15 we are under going a kitchen spring refresh and will not be offering our regular service. Stay tuned! We have been working together to do everything we can to ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are currently serving our scratch-made food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We also have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and weekday happy hour. If you would prefer to stay at home, we have To Go and delivery everyday. Our hot ready-to-eat Founding Farmers favorites are available To Go for breakfast, lunch & dinner, as well as our At Home special seasonal menus, which are started in our kitchens and ready to be finished in yours. We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and are continuing to adapt our operations to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 30165 People Are Saying
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Liesl
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The waiter was very attentive and paid special attention to us, as it was a birthday celebration. The food and drinks were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service wonderful food

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JJMontgomeryVillage
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location for outdoor dining! Excellent service.

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Notahappydiner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

I have tried this restaurant on three occasions, and have never been satisfied with the quality of the food. I will not go again. The service was mediocre, and the food was simply not seasoned well. They were three in my party and no one really enjoyed their food. My daughter ordered the burger with fries, and the fries were lukewarm. How do you mess up on fries?

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Jessica

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vipJimT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for business meetings, and we had great service from our waitress. She was very attentive and was great.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Wonderful! Thank you for dining with us! -Jessica

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CynthiaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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Dad25
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The place was packed on a Tuesday night but they honored our reservation immediately. Adults and kids alike loved the food— cornbread, deviled eggs, ribeye, chicken and waffles, fried chicken salad, and cherry pie all fantastic. Service was on par with or slightly better than pandemic experiences at other restaurants. We will definitely return— still raving about the food!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Awesome! Thank you so much for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you and your family again soon! -Jessica

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NewDiner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Biggest challenge was the food. Shrimp & Grits w/ Andouille was disappointing. Both shrimp and andouille were overcooked. Andouille was charred, shrimp was tough. Two shrimp in the dish still had the shells on them.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me at hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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JayneB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Due to delays with public transportation. we arrived 10 minutes later than our reservation time. I called and the staff was understanding on the telephone as well as when we arrived. Our waiter was friendly and efficient.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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JohnnyU42
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The steak in the Blue Cheese Steak salad was very tough and chewy. And I hardly tasted any blue cheese dressing. My guest's dish also was mediocre at best.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me at hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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Ntfan
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

The beignets were really good but that was about it. Breakfast was unseasoned, service slow/inattentive. Not worth the money. Plenty and I mean plenty of places miles ahead of Founding Farmers. Would not recommend.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Jessica

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KGSG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Pork chop and sides were amazing. Chicken pot pie was disappointing.. runny with little substance

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vipDiner
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was so personable and offered excellent food suggestions for dinner! We came back for breakfast the next day and it was equally amazing.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Fantastic! Thank you for dining with us! -Jessica

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LolaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Generous portions. Good service. Delicious food and nice outdoor dining option.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was really disappointing. The bread and chips basket was greasy, stale, and limp. Salads were overflowing with mayonnaise; raviolis were flowing in a sea of oil. Service was grumpy. This is not the Founding Farmers of the pre covid era.

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AllisonB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good fresh food, great service, fast seating with reservation.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed everything! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious brunch. Pricy but we would go back for a special occasion.

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LauraR
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Hope was a great server. Food was good. It was quite loud though part of it was due to a loud family next to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Experience was good but not as good as I remember it from my last visit at a different location

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food I have had in DC thus far. Excellent place to eat. Quick seating. Great wait staff

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Michelle! :) -Najjah

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NeilK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had reservation for nine after attending a musical at the Kennedy Center. We were seated promptly and our server Kim was fantastic. She explained menu and answered our questions about the history of the restaurant. Our food was served in a timely manner and no complaints, only positive feedback from everyone in our party.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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Lesrenne
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Bartender could not make a cosmopolitan martini and I waited 20 to get their best alternative. Food was good, waitress was very nice but service was definitely slow.

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NTee
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Worth the wait but highly recommend making reservations in advance. Great food at awesome prices!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much and please visit us soon! -Najjah :)

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ShannonM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This was my second visit to this restaurant in two years. I would return for the food. My wife and I were a little disappointed that they did not have a particular product to make one of the drinks listed on the menu. Otherwise, the service and food were good.

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CarolynR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had another delicious meal at Founding Farmers. We arrived a little early for our outdoor reservations and were seated promptly. The service was excellent; attentive without being intrusive. We both had the spinach and tomato eggs benedict and it was delicious. Despite being cool outside and quite crowded on a beautiful Saturday morning, the food was delivered quickly and hot.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed yourself during brunch! -Najjah :)

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SoCalSLC
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and fun! If you're planning on brunch, you will DEFINITELY want a reservation.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! :) -Najjah

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Went for brunch on a busy Sunday. Staff was personable and the wait was less than expected. Food was exceptional, but admittedly the portion sizes on the sides were small (3 strips of bacon for $8 was a bit much ) and our wait staff was a bit inconsistent

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vipMattS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was good, but I honestly think it was a bit overpriced for what it was. My dining partner didn't like her drink (I tasted it too, the chai was overpowering and made it difficult to drink) and the server refused to exchange it, simply stating "it's not like starbucks" - also felt like our food was a bit cold and eggs very runny. Long lines to get in and clearly this place has a following, but service fell a bit short.

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Beebower
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Waited 1.5 hours for food that sucked. Food was flavorless, cold, & not cooked well. Had to send back multiple steaks because they were rare. All food and drinks took forever to get. I loved this place when I went here 3 years ago but due to this experience we will not be returning. It’s unfortunate!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill and was served cold, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression when your dined with us 3 years ago, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Najjah

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Friendoffood
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food arrived cold and had clearly been sitting under a heat lamp for too long.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and sharing these details with our team. I am so sorry your food arrived cold. This said, I'd love to connect and find a way to make this right! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Najjah

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VinceZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Curtis was our waiter and he was great! Very attentive and helpful, I was with my two young sons. Food was good, came out on time, good value too for DC. I’ll be back next time I’m in the area

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed yourself! Please visit us the next time you are in the DC area! :) -Najjah

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CherrylW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

While I realize that waiters are scarce, the service was not the best. The food took longer than expected. The cheeseburger was better than McDonalds but not the best of some other restaurants I've patronized. The restaurant was actually on the chilly side -- maybe because of the rain -- but that was occurring on the outside so I can't relate the circumstances. I'd prefer the Founding Fathers in Maryland over this one in DC and better yet I enjoyed Famers, Fishers and Bakers at the Georgetown Harbor even more so.

Each person will have their own opinion of this restaurant. I would recommend it to my friends because they may like it and if they wanted to go there I would go again with them but not so quickly on my own.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Najjah

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sis31
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious, fresh food that never disappoints. Beautiful restaurant but very loud, could barely hear across the table.

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unoeagleMJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Especially burger and hot dog were great.
To share, I recommend Farmerhouse platter.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Najjah :)

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KLP1
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

We had a server who was fairly new which is normally fine but throughout our experience she would disappear for 15-20 minutes at a time. We asked for ice since the water we were served was room temperature and she never brought it, we were able to get some after the manager asked if there was anything we needed. I ordered eggs Benedict and one of the eggs was over cooked and it took 15 minutes for them to bring out a new one. The manager would stand in the corner on her phone during a busy Saturday morning. Would not recommend for breakfast!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and service missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Najjah

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vipAryssaH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much, Aryssa! :) -Najjah

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review