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Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/park-potomac/
  • Phone: (301) 340-8783
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Saturday: 2:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm

    Every Holiday Monday- Brunch Served 7:00am - 1:00pm

    Afternoon Social: Monday - Friday, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Joe Goetze
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: The bar at Founding Farmers is a truly unique and innovative experience, with true mixologists specially trained in 'bar-chefing'. The bar menu harkens back to the pre-Prohibition era with handcrafted cocktails that use juices and mixers prepared by hand as well as Fountain Sodas and Phosphates, prepared to order. Founding Farmers has been recognized by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington for two consecutive years, 2010 and 2011, as having one of the area's best beverage/mixology programs and received the top prize for Best Bar/Beverage Program in the group's 2011 RAMMY Awards.
  • Special Events & Promotions: MoCo's Founding Farmers includes is a second floor mezzanine level that is ideal for special gatherings, business meeting, parties or corporate events any time of day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The mezzanine can accommodate up to 75 guests comfortably seated for dinner, or up to 100 guests for a standing reception. The full restaurant is also available for buyouts.

    To make a special event reservation, contact Rebecca Taranto at (301) 340-8783; PFFreservations@wearefoundingfarmers.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montrose Road West
  • Public Transit: Take the Metro Red Line to the Rockville or Bethesda station • Take the Montgomery County Ride On 47 bus to the corner of Seven Locks Rd. and Montrose Rd. • Walk north along Seven Locks Road 0.1 mile to Cadbury Ave. • Turn right, walk 0.2 mile to 12505 Park Potomac Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Guests visiting MoCo's Founding Farmers enjoy 2 free hours of parking Monday-Friday, and 3 hours of free parking on Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot / deck located immediately adjacent to the restaurant.

    If you park in the lower level garage, please be sure to check at the front desk for a parking validation ticket.
A word from Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
MoCo's Founding Farmers is the newest iteration of Founding Farmers, one of the most popular restaurants in the U.S. With a fresh, seasonal menu of farmhouse favorites and new American traditional dishes, our menus of true food and drink offer something for everyone, in a modern and eco-friendly urban farmhouse setting.


In addition to serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, MoCo's Founding Farmers hosts a unique “Afternoon Social,” providing a modern afternoon break for area entrepreneurs looking for a respite from coffee houses, local mom groups with toddlers in tow and retirees craving a place to socialize and a bite to eat. The Afternoon Social menu features tea sandwiches, scones, tea, cocktails, cookies and other desserts.


Entrepreneurs and business professionals are always welcome at MoCo’s Founding Farmers, where we offer a mini business center and restaurant-wide, complimentary WiFi.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The service was very good and the food excellent. Wine by the glass a tad pricey if you only wanted to get a glass of wine with dinner. Would have liked a few more 'plain' choices that weren't salad, pasta or red meat...ie chicken"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great american food. I recommend the ahi-tuna salad."
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "The food was amazing, service was spot on. I went here on a high recommendation and was not at all disappointed. Will be going back for sure!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Came where with my mom for Sunday Brunch. Definitely make reservations if you come for brunch, it was packed. Even with a reservation, we waited about ten minutes to be seated. We sat outside and the area was very comfortable and well set up. I had the steak and eggs about $12?, which was great, and my mom had a bananas foster waffle. The waffle was crunchy, but not dry. Overall the brunch was good (I'll go back!) but nothing super spectacular."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I chose to go to Founding Farmer's for my birthday on a Saturday afternoon. The food was excellent, service fabulous and the atmosphere is always fun. I had the chicken and waffles, which is always a good choice. Don't leave without having dessert, all of them are wonderful, especially Uncle Buck's Beignets."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I love to visit this place for the brunch. (My opinion, here is better than D.C. inside location.) French toast, egg benedict.. all brunch foods what I taken is fresh and tasty. I would visit here when I return to the D.C. Recommend."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I've been to F.Farmers a dozen times for brunch, lunch & dinner; both at the bar and in the dining area. Its consistent. The food is good, the mixed drinks are fabulous and the service is poor. I want to much to love this place - but just can't! They cannot get the timing of the service right - so tables don't turn over correctly - waits are too long, whether you are sitting, standing or you've made a reservation (i never go w/out a reservation unless I'm planning to sit at the bar). Its a shame - its almost a great spot!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "If you go with people who you want to talk to you must sit outside."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We have been to Founding Farmers several times. It is a good restaurant not far from our home. The noise level and service are much better for an early dinner. This restaurant gets too loud and crowded later in the evening!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food was very good - we, a party of 3, had three different pastas - the spaggetti bolognese, shrimp bucatti, and the pepper gnocchi. They were all delicious and filling. The only thing is that the sauces might have been a bit too rich for our tastes, but other than that, it was very satisfying. Also, the noise level was a bit much for dinner conversation, but it would be perfect for a less formal meal or a lunch/brunch among young people."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was excellent and our waiter Tommy was wonderful. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "All of my family members enjoyed their meals, but the service was SLOW, and the restaurant wasn't even all that full for a Saturday night. My grandmother ordered the blood orange soda and a few minutes after everyone but her received their drinks, she was finally brought a cherry soda without even being told that they were out of the flavor she ordered. By the time we finally received our food, my father's crab cake was cold, but he ate it anyway because we had waited so long, and he didn't want to have to wait any longer. A waitress did offer to take off the crab cake from the bill, but we were still not all that impressed with our experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Even thought we were seated we did not get waited on for a while. When we were waited on our waiter was more interested in something other than us."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted a good brunch on a holiday weekend. We had great service and the food was very good; we each got a sandwich. The reuben and pulled pork were both delicious and festive summer options."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We're tired of traditional 4th of July cookouts and wanted to do something different this year, so we headed to Founding Farmers for brunch. What a delight! The food was great (as always) and the service was good (as always.) The best part about our meal, however, was the wonderful friendship that we made with diners at the next table. Our impromptu party with the folks at the next table made for a memorable holiday thanks to Founding Farmers."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Had not been to FF in a while - it's still as popular as ever. Service started off slowly and never really picked up. Out of our wine - told 5 minutes after we ordered. Out of an entree, again told long after we placed the order. Would it hurt to tell your staff in advance??? But when our food arrived, it was the best. Still delicious, generous portions and perfectly prepared. So what started as a dinner to be considered our final visit ended with a ray of hope."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Would highly recommend. Great experience! Outside dining was lovely."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I were staying in the D.C. area and found this gem! Great farm to table restaurant, easy to find location and great ambiance. The service was sub-par in my opinion, but the staff was helpful when we had any questions. Definitely will return!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Met an old friend. Had fun with the beer tasting before we decided to compare the Northern Fried Chicken to the Southern Fried Chicken. Both were outstanding and had fun sharing. My husband had the Fish and Chips and that was great too. Fun place to meet and have drinks and share in conversation. Too wet to eat outside, but that would have even been better!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Founding Farmers in DC never disappoints, and the Montgomery County location is following perfectly in it's footsteps. The service and food at anytime of day is always amazing and I'll continue to return here again and again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had dinner on a Thursday night. 7:30 Reservation on a Thursday night - we weren't seated until after 7:45 The noise level is way too high, it was difficult to hear the server or my date, much nicer at the DC location. Appetizers came out 15 minutes after ordering which was good; but then our main course came out 3 minutes later. When we complained the waitress offered to "keep it warm" in the kitchen. Not the right answer for seafood. The food was good, and our waitress was friendly."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I have enjoyed this place much more in the past. I sad outside this time which I find uncomfortable. The service was not as good as the service inside. But it is still a great restaurant with really good food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Service was good, but my scrambled eggs were very dry, my friends scramble was undercooked. Pork sausage tasted old, not fresh, toast was cold. Would go back, but never get egg dish again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "If you like fresh, made to order breakfast this spot is for you. I ate everything on my plate without guilt!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Founding Farmers is great! Four of us "ladies" including two teenagers, went for brunch on July 4th and had a wonderful time! The atmosphere was fun and energetic. Our server couldln't have been more pleasant and efficient. Wish I could remember his name! He was terrific! The food was delicious! Everything is fresh, tasty and even pretty! There is an incredible amount of choices on the menu - we enjoy the lunch and dinner menu as well. We will definitely be back! We highly recommend Founding Farmers."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I've been booking through Open Table for years and every time I think I'm close to the $20 reward, I need to book again, it seems. I have NEVER received a reward. Don't expect anything now. Book for the convenience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "In house Menu did not give enough information on what was in the meal. On line menu had more detail so that you knew what you were getting. Server tried to explain what meals contained."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Went to Founding Farmers for my birthday.The food was delicious (loved the decadent red velvet pancakes!) but service was spotty and my birthday was ignored. Loved the choices but did expect better service. When she presented us with the check, the waitress said, "Oh, yeah, happy birthday.""
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "An excellent vibrant restaurnat. Very welcoming and friendly. We were especially touched by the fact that we asked to be seated outside since we came with our dog, natasha who is our most beloved part of our family. We always struggle with very bad attitude of restaurants to accompany dogs. It always makes us very uppset. BUT founding farmers is really wonderful and welcoming. We recommend this restaurant for the food and the speciall attitude to pets."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Interesting food and combinations of food. Would be great place for large group. Bar prices much higher than surrounding area restaurants"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is a restaurant with a terrific concept that is implemented to a "t"...the one observation is that it is almost too perfect in realizing the concept...makes it a bit more of what it is trying to be than something authentic...it is also just very big...lots of people give it a kind of "food factory" feel...all that being said, the staff was absolutely terrific, the food was excellent and we had a great time!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Maybe it was just because it was a holiday, but even with a reservation we had a wait of at least 15 minutes for a table for just the 2 of us, & then it took us over an hour to get our food once seated. At least half of the food when finally served, was not hot, most importantly our eggs. Some of the food is actually quite above good, but to be on the ragged edge of starvation for over an hour just diminishes your satisfaction once it arrives. Our server was quite good, but could not make up for the deficiencies. The noise level is quite spectacular!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Usually the food snf service is good but this time both were subpar. The wrong dishes were brought to two of us in our party and we were charged for an extra dish (the wrong one brought out to us). And the food wasn't as good as usual. One of our dishes was over cooked. I hope this was a one time thing and not a sign that the place is going downhill."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The upstairs is a bit underwhelming and I need to remember to ask to stay on ground level. The upstairs lighting is unappealing and I feel more like being in a cramped diner. Food is great with good value. Best oatmeal. French Toast doesn't look special but it's DELICIOUS. Would like a few berries included on the plate with it."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had wanted to try this restaurant for a while but could never get reservations that worked. We ran early and were seated right away for breakfast. So many choices on the menu sounded delicious but we stayed with our classic standards-French toast with bacon and a waffle with ham. After waiting for some time, the manager stopped by and explained the kitchen was experiencing difficulties due to the recent storms. The waffle iron was not working properly. I changed my order to French toast. The food arrived quickly after and was worth the wait. The ham steak was more of a flavorful lean pork chop but fantastic all the same. The French toast was filling without being heavy. The check is in the mail is a cute gimmick."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Founding Farmers has a way with their preparation of fish that equals many restaurants in the area. Attention to details from the front desk to the food runners is terrific."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I've been to both the DC and Potomac locations, and both definitely did not disappoint. At the Potomac location, my dining group shared appetizers of bacon wrapped dates, bacon lollis, and brie apple flatbread. All were delicious. My entree was an amazing lobster mac and cheese, which was so cheesy and only could have been improved with more lobster meat. Dessert was a killer triple layer chocolate mousse cake."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My daughter and I feel like we've discovered a new favorite place! We promised ourselves to come back on the last lunch of summer...and maybe our birthdays too. Everything was pleasant and unhurried and there were unending choices of delicious sounding dishes. She had a veggie burger and I had crab cake. We brought home beignets .. Amazing treat!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Good selection of vegan & veg offerings. Very well prepared and presented. Cauliflower steak was just a bit large. Barley Pea Risotto was very good. Good micro-beer selection."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that there was no true children's menu. I liked that, Thea our waitperson, was accomodating by suggesting several items I could get our kids, but the portions were like the other dishes-HUGE- and heavily seasoned. That's the only thing I would suggest-at the MoCo location, have a 4 or 5 item children's menu with smaller portions and less seasoned. Fantastic food! One of my favorites in the area-maybe favorite American Cuisine. Portions are largest I've ever seen around here. Even after eating most of it, one is not uncomfortably bloated-thinking that's because the meals are made with fresh ingredients? Plan to return soon!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014