Farmers Fishers Bakers

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Farmers Fishers Bakers is majority owned by the more than 40,000 family farmers of the NDFU. Offering a full bar with 24 beer taps, delicious hand crafted tiki cocktails, sushi, pizza, fresh fish, tacos, and a sunny patio with water views. Weekend brunch is BUFFET style, with a wide array of breakfast, lunch, salad, entree, and dessert options. We're proud to cook food from scratch with ingredients you can trust.

The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the whole experience. Great food

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

It was an insanely busy night with many people in DC for springbreak.The hostess upon checking in was rude and dismissive...albeit it was like an angry mob descended.We got seated and it took 25 minutes for our server to arrive...we ordered drinks,apps and mains since we had his attention.My cocktail took 35minutes to arrive and when it did,had no straw..it was a frozen drink.My kids ordered Arnold Palmers and took even longer to arrive,”because they had to make lemonade”.The apps were long gone at this point,and by far the highlight of the meal.When the mains arrived,my short rib(not ribs)where brittle like jerky,and some mystery green veggies along with the wrong baked potato ...so disappointing.At this point Kendra the manager came over and couldn’t have been nicer.Apologies around as well as desserts for us to leave on a pleasant note.She was great.I would go back with an open mind...Just was a very disappointing meal that was supposed to be fun.

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LR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Appetizers arrived just before main course, kitchen didnt prep food timely to enjoy.
Server was very apologetic & removed some food items from bill to compensate.

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TI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Long wait with reservation, seems like a zoo in the restaurant, awful service, overpriced drinks, and barely edible mussels.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I had high expectations for this restaurant but the food was not great. The fish was salty, the sauce in the seafood stew was bland and too creamy, the fries were too salty, the kitchen ran out of flour so no pizza was available and there was a piece of metal in the salad. The staff was very nice and apologetic but it was disappointing.

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SL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The concept of the restaurant is great. The menu offers something for everyone and all of the food was fantastic. The bar menu offered a lot of interesting choices as well. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was quick, server was friendly and attentive.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner for large group including several kids. Something for everyone on this menu and all delicious. A bit touristy area but very nice on the water and just a block down the hill from Main Street of Georgetown area makes ur a great destination.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We have been to this restaurant several times and loved it. This last visit was very disappointing. The food was awful and the restaurant seemed dirty and smelled. Sushi was spoiled and pizza was soggy. Not sure we will ever go back.

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

I loved this restaurant in the past but our last experience has left us with much to be desired. We invited some friends after bragging about the place but they were unimpressed. We ordered 2 appetizers- one never came and one came with our dinner. My husband ordered steak and loaded baked potatoes- instead got plain baked potatoes. The shrimp in our cioppinos were tough and over cooked. Our waiter was new and couldn’t answer any questions. Very poor service

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best weekend brunch buffets in DC! The food is fresh, flavorful and abundant! The passed items and made to order eggs are an extra treat. The mixed drink menu is deep and delicious. The deep-fried french toast is absolutely divine as is the thick cut bacon! Reservations are highly recommended.

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London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with excellent food and service! Nice for a special day.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Not enough selection but, great price. They do not circulate pizza, shrimp, sushi enough. Server seemed to have way too many tables to attend to

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PH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant accommodated ne pushing back my reservation with no issue. When I arrived it was sort of cold in the restaurant and the hostess had no problem thinking of a warmer area for us to be seated. Our server, was very attentive and informative. Thank you!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

We had to wait 25 minutes despite reservation. Ambiance was greatly overshadowed by a fire alarm malfunction that kept going off. Not the greatest night there!

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MR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We have been to this restaurant a few times. But the recent visit was very poor. They sat us down very late even though we had a reservation, the food was late, the service was poor and slow. The orders were brought to the table incomplete. Some of the food was cold. It really deflated our evening.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was horrible and overpriced.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

I am alway excited not come back to FFB because I love the ambiance, creative menu and service
I was disappointed this time . It was very busy Saturday nite, so allowing for that , I could
Make lots of excuses. But our service was lousy and the food was sub par from my previous 12-14 visits.
Our server though efficient, not friendly, in familiar with the menu and essentially pouted when we had to have our drinks remade. The Brussels sprout salad lack the amazing flavor from before Pizzas were generous and flavorful but cold when they were delivered. What happened to the French press coffee?
I am honestly gonna think twice about coming back

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MR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I have been to the sister restaurants and they are very good. We had significant service issues and the food was average. We had a reservation, had to wait 40 minutes anyway. Then, we had to wait very long to get drinks, order, well, essentially everything. It took almost 3 hours to eat that night. Ridiculous. Not worth the wait at all.

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MB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

We arrived with a reservation & were made to wait in a crowded, not very accommodating receiving area. After waiting 15-20 minutes, we were shown to a cramped table for two along the back wall between two large groups with cute but loud children.
My husband & I ordered drinks, he an appetizer of clam chowder, & both ordered entrees. His soup arrived before his beer. He ordered the fish special which pretty good. I ordered the Brussels sprout butternut squash pizza. It came out dry, Luke warm at best, with no sign of butternut squash & at least three inches around the outside of just crust, no topping at all. After I complained, the manager came by & brought some cold butternut squash purée which he adamantly insisted was on the pizza as a base. I certainly couldn’t see or taste it. But it’s just as well, the purée had an odd metallic taste anyway.
This was our second visit to this establishment. The first, for brunch, was good. After this visit, there will not likely be a third.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a great experience to visit this place. From the food to the friendly staff, everything was excellent.

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GC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The brunch buffet on the weekends is fantastic. So many great foods! One thing to note: if you're making reservations for Sat or Sun AM - Open table allows you to make them for 8:45 AM - but they don't really open until 9:00 AM. This was a bit awkward for them and us. Our waiter was good - but I will say he didn't make everything super clear about the buffet versus what's available to order from the menu. We overheard him telling other customers about things he had not told us....so that was odd. But - the brunch was amazing! And we would go back in a heart beat...just no earlier than 9:00 AM :)

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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Such a petty, great food with extremely poor service. Will not return and won’t recommend. Particularly surprised because we have been at the bar many times before, great food and drinks served by awesome bartenders every time so we decided to try the dining experience. I wish we didn’t. Arrived 5 minutes early for a reservation - we celebrated my friend’s birthday. We were seated promptly at 8.30 in a very busy environment but with tables open.

We weren’t acknowledged for a good 15 minutes at the table after seated. Everyone was running around looking very busy - all waiters, bussers and hostesses. No water was given, nobody even cared we were there. Kept getting passed by with no eye contact. So the birthday celebration already started out on a very poor note. Finally I asked a hostess if we have a waiter at all - that’s when I guess someone was assigned to us.

She seemed very rushed once she greeted us. Placed drink orders with appetizers. For our surprise the food got served in 5 minutes, WAY before our drinks were served. Not sure what the method behind this was. Bar wasn’t even packed. So we ate our apps before we even gave a toast. By this time we agreed that this was a very bad decision to come here. Main meals came out ok, green beans were stone cold with the salmon, I think they served the sides on the plates before fired up the salmon. After this we didn’t even think of dessert, we were just ready to get out of there.

Overall experience was very poor. Will not return to main dining, only to hang at the bar.

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c
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great seafood along with other choices on the menu.

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DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall a good restraint. Waitstaff was a tad rude when they had our reservation wrong and had to accommodate. Menu was well laid-out, but vague. It didn’t list all aspects of what was on the dish, which can be an issue for some. The calamari was okay, but kind of chewy and lukewarm. The chicken wings were delicious. Crab cake sandwich fell apart, but the spicy fried chicken jambalaya was absolutely amazing. Would recommend that dish.

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Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

All the food I've had at Farmers Fishers Bakers has been fresh, high quality and perfectly prepared. The menu changes regularly. The entrees and sides are creative and the desserts are fantastic. The prices are much lower than you might expect given the quality of food.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 days ago

Awesome! Thank you, AltoonaAdvisor for sharing and we look forward to having you back soon. :) -Amy

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere!

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g
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I actually love this place and the food is great. All seafood dishes never disappoint but the calamari crab cakes and the mussels the last two times I brought friends over usually were a hit! The only problem with this place is the service (can be slow) and in our case they forgot to assign our table of 9 a server! They came and apologized but they really need to do something about the service as the place is huge!

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant and enjoyed the creative entrees and ambiance . The view was great .

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind words and review. :) We hope to have you back soon! -Amy

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Brought my family here for the first time. I had been before but they had not. We had a very long wait for cold food. This was embarrassing to say the least. Do not recommend.

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JH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a party of 4. The appetizers were great and everyone enjoyed their entree. Unfortunately, my fried chicken was raw. That is what prevents me from giving a better score. The server and manager were fantastic. There was a problem getting our appetizers out timely, again they comped our appetizer. Not sure if this is normal or not.

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S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very accommodating to our party. Food came out quickly. Everything looked wonderful and tasted equally as good. The only down side was it was very loud in the restaurant.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place always gets it right. The entire chain is superb!

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VB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Our server was fantastic, but we had to wait an hour and 10 minutes for our food to arrive, which is unacceptable in my opinion...especially since we had a reservation. The ambience was fantastic.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 7 days ago

VictoriaB, I am so sorry about the long wait for your food to arrive! You are absolutely right that amount of time is unacceptable and I feel badly this happened. That said, we appreciate you letting us know and really hope to have you back for another try! I will send you a PM to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy

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PL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, with a great mission. This was my second visit. I'll be back when in town.

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j
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

All of the staff that I interacted with (hostess, server, runner) were warm, friendly and attentive sot it pains me to leave an average review. Delivery of my cocktail and meal took waaaaaay too long. I think my cocktail arrived 15-20 min after I ordered it and then my meal took at least 30+ minutes to arrive. I think the kitchen was having a bad day because everybody's food on the patio arrived super late and since it was lunch we all mainly ordered salads and basic sandwiches. That stuff shouldn't take that long to deliver.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 7 days ago

jstewa23, I am very sorry to read that the service was considerably slow to deliver your drinks & food during this visit. We really appreciate your kind patience and also letting us know this happened. That said, I would love to touch base about your visit and will send you a PM. -Amy

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was the first day of the new menu, so there were a few hiccups (food not coming out of the kitchen in order) but overall it was very good and the service was very good, and the waitress and the manager kept coming by to explain what was happening.

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r
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was very slow. They said “it’s because of outside” which I’m not sure what that means... like you didn’t know it was going to be nice out? We waited 35 minutes for our food and then had to take most of it to go.

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AT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We enjoyed this restaurant very much, although it was frenetic and noisy on a Sunday evening. We waited for about 15 minutes even with a reservation, and service was a little uneven (although very friendly). The restaurants' marketing plays up local and farmer-oriented ingredients, but the menu is kind of standard and makes huge swings from"farmers sushi" (?) to tacos to mussel pots and burgers. Everything we tried was tasty, however, so they're not overstretched. A highlight were the salads, and a surprise were the fabulous $1 glazed doughnuts offered for dessert.

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E
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Four of us had a fun dinner there on Sunday night. The check-in was a little slow, but service was good thereafter. The restaurant was bustling and loud - we had a booth near the bar, even at 6 pm, but we were able to talk. The food is reasonably priced for the Georgetown Harbour restaurants and the food is good. We enjoyed the great choice of craft beer. Overall, great place to meet my cousins in town from NYC. I'd return.

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