Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
9973 reviews
$30 and under
American
Enjoy our scratch-made, thoughtfully sourced food and drink in our dining room. We have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend Buffet 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.

Experiences

  • Christmas Morning Buffet Brunch

    $29.99 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    On Christmas morning, we are offering our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch until noon.
  • Christmas Dinner Buffet

    $44.99 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    NEW! Starting at noon on Christmas Day, enjoy our special Christmas Dinner Buffet.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 9973 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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markg
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Absolutely horrendous experience that ruined Thanksgiving for my family and I. The soup was cold and had the consistency of thick puréed baby food. The main course arrived about an hour after being seated...It was COLD, not hot, not warm, not even lukewarm...COLD. The gravy on all four plates was congealed as if the food was prepared hours before we arrived and just sat until served. The ham was dry and turned up on the plate...the turkey was dry and smothered in what looked liked caked on dried gravy...the vegan meatloaf was no different. We could not even get our water refilled the whole time while seated. As we were waiting to be served (right at 8pm) the staff began cleaning up as if closing...sweeping, mopping, scrubbing. It was like we were in the twilight zone. Even after two hours of waiting for bad service and cold food, we could bot get the check and felt like hostages that could not leave. Finally, we made our way out without having eaten anything except maybe the cornbread and a few bites of pie. We ended up at the McDonalds shortly thereafter. McDonalds....Worst thanksgiving ever!

I felt bad for the manager. I still do. However, the service and quality at FFs has nosedived since our last visit and I swear to never step foot into another one of their restaurants again. I flew all of the way from Asia to have dinner with my kids thinking this was the best option for a home cooked meal and man, was I wrong. Still apologizing to my kids for such an abhorrent evening.

We observed at least 5 other tables having the same experience.

Later when riding up in the elevator of the hotel, a couple that was at the restaurant at the same time shared their own similar horror story. They were mortified and apparently planned to order room service.

An experience to never be forgotten and not for good memories.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 15 hours 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. -Najjah

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SiobhanG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal, excellent service. They even made me a special cocktail

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you so much for dining with us and we hope to see you soon, Siobhan! :) -Najjah

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AndreaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We visited this restaurant on Thanksgiving for a late dinner after we left another place that had misled us on their holiday offering. The Founding Farmers staff was clearly tired after a long and busy day. We encountered a few challenges as a result, but our waitress Niralee and the manager Laura gave us exemplary customer service. They earned my five stars. The food was very good.

The bartender Cam was also wonderful. She made my mother's favorite drink really well and was so nice to us, as we waited for our table. We immediately left our troubles behind with her friendly welcome. My mother is 86, and I am grateful to Founding Farmers for saving our Thanksgiving. We really had a nice time.

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KJ123
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Surprisingly not good food/service/experience!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 15 hours 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. -Najjah

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LindaM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Service was slow, had to wait a long time.Not the waiters fault but kitchen was slow. It was hard with a baby having to wait so long.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Thanksgiving. Appetizers (just bread) took 25 minutes to come out. They were cold rolls. Turkey dinner was barely warm. For $130 dinner to two. Very shocking and was not expecting.

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vipBruce
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had Thanksgiving dinner and there were many positives. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time even though the restaurant was full. The soup was delicious and the entree ( I had Prime Rib) was excellent. My wife enjoyed the turkey and loved the stuffing. The cornbread was great and the cheesecake was good. Well worth the experience.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 14 hours ago

We are so thrilled to know that you and your wife enjoyed everything, Bruce! Thank you for celebrating Thanksgiving with us and we hope to see you again soon! -Najjah

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We visited for Thanksgiving dinner. Overall we enjoyed the experience, but the service was atypically slow for a by reservation only event with a pre-planned menu.

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Nauticow
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Found food to be very average. Service was not personal at all - felt very “cafeteria” just brought to the table. We went for Thanksgiving and although the food was adjust ok I probably wouldn’t have noticed if I had felt cared for as a guest.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 15 hours 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. -Najjah

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

We have always loved Founding Farmers- but they are not doing so great right now. We came for Thanksgiving dinner and were extremely disappointed. We are trying to give a lot of extra grace to restaurants right now- but we may not ever return to Founding Farmers because of our experience today. The food was mediocre. Except for the Impossible meatloaf. That was delicious. The turkey was terrible. It was cold. (How do you not get turkey right? On Thanksgiving? How does Impossible meat beat turkey on Thanksgiving??) Salads came out without dressing (we noticed this happen to tables around us too). They clearly did not have enough servers for the number of tables they had open- even for a fixed menu. We have no problem paying the 5% recovery fee- but if we are paying extra, it should be somewhat obvious that it’s worth it. We are sad because we always loved this place.

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CherylP
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

The service was prompt and restaurant clean but the food was the worst I have ever eaten there. Since they "plopped" everything together, it was ALL SUPER sweet and basically tasted the same other than the turkey which was so dry and tough we all had difficulty cutting through it at all. Sadly a waste of money.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 15 hours 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. -Najjah

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KarenP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was our first time away from home for Thanksgiving, I was very anxious about having a nice meal that felt like home. The service was friendly and the food was delicious.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 15 hours ago

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

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JaneH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food<