Farmers Fishers Bakers

4.2
8153 reviews
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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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Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We love the FFB, unfortunately today and the last time we were there service was lacking. The waiter was nice and polite. But we think he was overwhelmed and confused. We often had to repeat ourselves on items we asked for or he would completely forget. He never even gave us his name. Again, he was very nice.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very loud. Servers seem extremely stressed. Food variation is good.

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

The brunch at FFB is great. They have a wide variety of options.

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

We did the Sunday Brunch. The food was delicious! Totally worth it. Only downside was they do not start serving breakfast drinks (like mimosas etc) until 10am.

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service for an impromptu 11pm supper. However the floors were all wet and slippery. It’s not clear why but our whole party of four commented on it as each came from the restroom.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a great time with friends on vacation. The area is really fun. Service was a little slow and the calamari wasn’t the best but other than that the rest of the food we had was good and the atmosphere was really fun.

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Toronto
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was ok

Service was super slow

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and service was beyond expectations.

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G
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food is excellent but it is too crowded. It’s fine if the restaurant is busy but the tables were all right on top of each other, so it was loud and we were practically sitting with strangers. The wait staff was polite but took way too long, which makes no sense because it’s a buffet.

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DS
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for brunch as we previously had really enjoyed it. Not up to par service with past experiences. No mention of the a la carte items, no refill of our beverages, just not attentive.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration.

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KB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

You won't leave hungry at this restaurant. Onion rings were outstanding - huge rings - didn't know onions grew that large! Clam chowder was delicious. Halibut special was wonderful. Pizza also very good. We had reservations and were seated on time. Very busy and popular restaurant.

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L
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. Noise level was beyond "energetic", it was very difficult to hold a conversation and we were in a covered booth.

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Ayrshire
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely busy, people who were turning up without a reservation were being advised of a 90+ minute wait!

Friendly staff, great atmosphere, food was excellent!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My main complaint is that the menu does not include all ingredients, making it difficult for people with specific allergies or food aversions to select a dish. I had tried the dish I ordered previously and ate without issue, but the food was made differently with an ingredient I'm allergic to this time and it was not written as such on the menu. It's all a little overpriced and over-spiced.

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BS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Location! Abundant Menu Choices! Exceptional Services!

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JH
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Even though we had a reservation, it took them 30 minutes to get us a table, which is ultimately why I gave this a 4 overall. So far I have had better experiences at other restaurants in this family.

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ER
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I have heard very good things about this restaurant, but I think it is overrated. The food was just ok and the service was horrible.

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

The food and service was awesome! Everything was so fresh!!

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T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Decent food, slightly overpriced however, definitely overhyped

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Tyler for sharing your review with us. I am really sorry to read that this visit left something to be desired. :/ Our team appreciates you letting us know and are hopeful you'll give us another try soon! Please call us at 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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

We had guests coming from out of town and made a reservation a week ahead of time, requesting a booth by a window inside around sunset. We showed up right on time, the table was ready, food was great. Drinks took a little while to arrive but were good. The two men waiting on our table were very nice. We ordered the scallops & risotto, catfish, roasted vegetable/brie/avocado sandwich with potato salad, peanut brickle ice cream, and carrot cake donut. Everything was delicious.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 2 days ago

Awesome!! Thank you, Rebecca for sharing your wonderful review with us! :) We appreciate it and hope to have you & your guests back soon. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
149 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Tableside guacamole was good. The Tuna w brussels sprouts & beans -- I get this a couple of times a month. This time the tuna was excellent but the brussels sprouts/bean mixture was EXTREMELY salty -- to the point it was inedible.
The key lime pie is to die for!!
Our server Coley was excellent.

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GB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic per usual. While service was more than adequate, our server seemed a bit aloof at times. It was a hot day and I should not have to ask for more water. That said, he brought ice each time to compensate. Food was amazing the fountain was being cleaned but that’s not their fault. Always a good lunch at FFB and I will absolutely be back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was pretty slow on this occasion! Love the rest of the experience!

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SO
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Farmers Fishers Bakers has a great menu and a fun location. I took friends from Scotland there because it showcases American food and a fun vibe on the waterfront, etc. Our food was good. The problem the night I went was understaffing -- each member of staff was professional and pleasant. But it was clear there were issues -- it look ages to order and then about an hour to get our food. That was a little frustrating, but they had accommodated us by taking us earlier than our reservation. But it then took almost 30 minutes to get a check and I had to literally grab a person to pay. The lady's room was -- I cannot think of any other word -- just disgusting, clearly had not been cleaned in hours. And that happens on a crazy night but as another woman said to my friend, it's a shame this is what you're seeing in what's supposed to be a nice American restaurant. So maybe some people didn't show up or something went wrong with scheduling workers, but it showed and it's a shame because a great menu and concept that just didn't perform on the night.

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CK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Way too loud and DUSTY!!!

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PB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a wonderful experience for the entire family. Our server was very friendly and accommodating. He anticipated our requests before they were complete.

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HW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My family and I have been coming to Farmers Fishers Bakers for brunch for a while and we used to love it. Yesterday was a big disappointment though. One person only eats the pizza and the pizza was switched to be an item that was passed around. We were there for almost 2 hours and no pizza came out so that person did not eat. The sweet tea had changed to a Nitro sweet tea that tastes a little different. Guam used to be a main part of the Buffett and just moved over to the side. You could just tell their brunch has changed and is not the best of quality as it was before. The 6 of us were very disappointed and will be finding another brunch place to go to.

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AB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was just okay to me, need more choices. The layout needs to be revisited, the only real way to the buffet area is by the front door where people are standing/waiting to be seated. There is a need for more than one stall in the men's room. The location is great, to be able to eat and look out at the water was the best part.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything good as always.

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k
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best weekend brunch buffet ever. A must stop anytime I am in DC. Recommend it highly

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Order messed up. Way too loud. Food better and FF in Potomac.

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

I was very much looking forward to dining at this restaurant, I've heard it was excellent with fresh food and wonderful service. Unfortunately my experience was less than stellar and I was not satisfied with my experience. The waitress who was very sweet and friendly just was not attentive to me and my girlfriend's order, service and overall experience. Two times we had to send a dish back due to the fact that it was not prepared the way we requested it to be (no seasoning on the fries or Impossible Burger) because my girlfriend is allergic to black pepper. Prior to that we ordered two beers which we had to remind the waitress of and ended up receiving them about 20 minutes later and it was warm beer. We also requested Ketchup which we never received. My dish was the fried chicken and donuts. The chicken although crispy was over cooked and dry, corn and slaw was bland but the donut was very good. The best part of our meal was the cherry pie with vanilla bean ice cream which was excellent. Other than that though it was a lackluster meal and unsatisfactory service which is very unfortunate. I will definitely think twice about this restaurant and advise friends of the same.

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NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited after having breakfast at Founding Fathers a few days prior. Wonderful experience! Food was outstanding. Highly recommend.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Nichole for sharing your review with us! We appreciate it and hope to have you back for another yummy visit when next in town. :) -Amy

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best crab and artichoke dip ever!

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DS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place is horrible! We checked in early with our full party and the hostess had us wait an hour and a half. The waitress was horrible. The food came an hour late and was wrong. Somehow the the check was $38 + $8 came out to $93 when she ran her credit card in the system for a friend of ours. Nice $60 bonus for the waitress. She was so annoyed that we made her fix it she gave the check to a friend to hand to the table. Our drinks were never filled and when I asked for the manager it was promptly ignored. The women's bathroom was an atrocity. The smell was so bad I was just gagging. This place is horrible.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Didn’t realize that only the buffet was available on Saturday for lunch until we sat down at our table. We probably would have gone somewhere else if we had known. Buffet was good, just expensive if you aren’t very hungry.

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AB
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing extensive brunch buffet! Only problem was it was more food than any of us could eat even if we just tasted it all. Cinnamon rolls were great along with the fried French toast and bruleed grapefruit

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Amy for sharing your wonderful brunch review with us! We appreciate it and hope to have you back for another try soon. :) -Amy

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EL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Overall terrible experience from the time we walked in. Took forever for someone to greet us at the door and seats were dirty, and our waitress didn't seem to care much. The food was a little below average withe the exception of the pretzel. cant even remember what was ordered because it was that bad.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 2 days ago

Oh no. Eniola, I am very sorry to read that your overall experience with us was considered terrible! :( From poor service by our full team and below avg food- it is understandable this visit was only worthy of 1-Star. This said, I would love to touch base and will send you a PM. -Amy

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EP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was on point and service was quick, attentive and friendly in spite of the busy environment. Inside was loud and quite humid, not very relaxing and difficult to enjoy.

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