Farmers Fishers Bakers

4.2
10453 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
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Ellie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great variety of food, and everything we ordered was great! Especially recommend the cedar plank salmon and the strawberry ginger marg!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded an hour ago

Thank you so much for dining with us Ellie! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside - beautiful setting. Had special trout over Parmesan grits; friend had steak frites. Both were outstanding. Server was attentive an$ helpful (especially with an after-dinner picture by the fountain). Varied menu. Very reasonably priced.

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vipJenniferJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

As with most places during the pandemic, be prepared for poor table service. The food was outstanding as usual, but it was painfully clear our server had never before worked in a restaurant. And it wasn't just her; dessert was dropped off with the staff dropping the desseert and then walked away from out table which obviously needed to be cleared. When our server came she had to be asked for clean utensils for the dessert course. When she went to get the utensils and after dropping them, both times she walked away without clearing ANY dishes. We had to specifically request our dishes be cleared so we could have room for the dessert. Please support our restaurants and continue to dine out but don't feel guilty about tipping less than average when you get service that's subpar. Again, the food was wonderful which is what made it worthwhile.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and overall experience! One of the best dinners I’ve ever had. Everything is fresh, farm to table and sustainable. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I ordered cioppino and 6 mussels weren’t opened so I couldn’t eat them (usually an indication they may be bad). They did replace them so that was nice of them but honestly I was disappointed they would even serve any mussels that were not opened.
My son ordered scallops with risotto and it was basically just rice with peas, not risotto.
Ordered table side guacamole and it just came out in a bowl. Was not prepared table side.

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Sylviaw
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I like to visit founding farmers locations when I visit my daughter in Md. What started out as a great experience 5 years ago is slowly becoming a decreased quality experience. At the 3000 NW K St. location, I went to the Sunday brunch and found the delivery of any foods from the server (shrimp, biscuits, pizza) were cold and unappetizing. The biscuits especially are not as wonderful as I remember them being the first time I dined at a Founding Farmers. The serving tables inside were not as well maintained as I have experienced in the past and I found the desert bar only by chance from over hearing another customer. There was no indication that it was behind the counter and had to be requested. The salads, which are my favorite, were fresh and fairly well maintained except for a couple items missing several times when I passed by. The staff were all very helpful and accommodating, but I would be hesitant to return to this particular location. I chose it primarily because it had outdoor dining and I have concerns about dining indoors at this particular time.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 4 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your brunch visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Amber

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Scott
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was below average. I had the seafood jambalaya, which was bland and the clams were VERY sandy. My wife had the steak frites and it was mediocre.service was slow and it took forever to get our drinks.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
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: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amber

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Service was great but food was terrible. Drinks were ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here many times and had good food and lots of fun .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The server Sean was great. We would never have known it was his first day. We were offered the buffet and did not know thete were other options. The food was horrible. Everything they served was cold. The buffet ended at 3pm, but at 130pm the items at the bar were not replenished. We made it to dessert before 3pm and there were minimal options, understandable, but the bread pudding was COLD and even though she/the dessert server added sauce, the sauce was cold too. The bread pudding was supposed to be butter scotch, but she coveted it in vanilla. HORRIBLE. Finally we asked for kettle corn popcorn as the dessert option for a kid It was stale. Not a little bit, but WHOLEHEARTEDLY stale. The popcorn was like rubber. To wrap it up. This was my first time at this restaurant. I usually go to Founding Farmers. Not sure if I'll come back here again. Very disappointed! By the way the server was great and got a big tip.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 4 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your brunch visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Amber

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LoveyK
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful as usual, this is our “go to” restaurant when friends come to town!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much!! :-) -Amber

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Lorena
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Walter the serve was great! Very kind and professional!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my “going away” dinner with my parents and boyfriend (I am going abroad for my final semester of college). I had never been here and neither had they, and figured since the menu had quite literally everything, this would be a good choice; turns out I was right. The food was fantastic, some of the best I’ve had since being in DC. The location was amazing, as it’s in a little plaza right on the river. They make everything from scratch and it shows. I would go back if I wasn’t leaving so soon, but it will be the first place I go to when I come back from being abroad!

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EdomA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bread pudding!!

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debbiec
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the patio and it was a beautiful evening. The food was delicious and the service was great. Lovely time!!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much Debbie!! :) -Kerry

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Florida
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location of the restaurant is excellent, on the Potomac. The menu has something for everyone.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us Florida! I am so glad you enjoyed everything! -Najjah :)

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vipWDwd
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was masked and very professional. Good was delicious and they prepared my special request exactly to my taste. Helicopters are noisy; the sound of freedom!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 7 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit! :) -Kerry

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DCFoodie2550
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We selected Farmers Fishers Bakers because it had guaranteed outdoor seating. It has an outstanding, diverse menu. Food was good but not outstanding. Meals were reasonably priced. Service was attentive. View of Washington Harbour is outstanding. I would definitely return if I were looking for an outdoor dining experience.

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vipVernonStreet
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always a good food choice and venue. Service fine. Outdoor seating wonderful. But inside and out, it would be most reassuring if staff wore facial masks properly.

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MagicallySpoopy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant that elevates simple dishes into something extraordinary. I had the tuna steak and he had the impossible burger, and did a scorpion bowl, finishing off with an affogato. I loved the attention to local ingredients and freshness, especially with our pretzel bread appetizers and my fish. The ambiance feels like if the MoMA re-designed a Cracker Barrel, with statues of animals with huge rumps scattered throughout, chicken-wire fencing on glowing silhouettes of a farmhouse, and tiny dioramas of people fishing for lemons at the booths (I highly recommend a booth). The view, additionally, is remarkable, right onto the mesmerizing color-changing fountain and the waters past it. The only disappointment was the wait staff, which seemed attentive but also scattered. We order the pimento cheddar biscuits and received the pretzels instead, which were delicious but not what we ordered, and every drink and food order came in very late. At the end, we ordered some homemade fudge and I had to remind our waiter, and when he said it was all sold out - we got homemade twix bars instead, and they were in a prepackaged container in a way that told me to get out of the restaurant. However, this might have been a function of the holiday weekend (we ate on Labor Day) and the whole place seemed wildly understaffed, so it certainly wasn’t his fault altogether. We also never received water.

All of the negative reviews are valid. Your server will more than likely forget about you, or else has too much on their plate to be attentive. There were hosts sending out food last night, which is all I think needs to be said about staffing. It’s not as loud as they all say, though

Other than that, I can’t recommend this place more, and I would highly recommend bringing those picky eaters of yours to try what is essentially an elevated diner - you can get sushi with fried chicken, tiki drinks with kale salads, and fresh baked bread with homemade chocolate. It’s a winner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We asked for a birthday wish at the table but got nothing!

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vipMPFox
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch! The French Toast was phenomenal as were the cinnamon rolls. Everything was great I can’t wait to go again!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on September 5, 2021

So happy you enjoyed your brunch experience especially the French toast!! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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MariaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We received a text early that our table was ready. They were kind enough to transfer us to another table because the lighting at the table we initially got was not good. After that, it went downhill. Our waiter was too impatient for us to order when the rest of the party had not yet arrived. After we had placed our initial order for appetizers he disappeared completely that we had to ask the wait staff clearing tables to track him down. We shall not return. There are so many other restaurants in the Washington Harbour area that provide good food and service. Also the menu item tableside guacamole is not tableside. It’s a small bowl of ordinary guacamole that gets delivered to your table. It’s not prepared tableside but it’s priced as if it were prepared tableside . I can make better guacamole at home.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on September 3, 2021

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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Tash
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hanging out

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JLMM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We weren't greater until 15 minutes after we sat down. It took another 15 or more to get drinks. The food was sent out to our table in a timely manner but my husband asked for another beverage and he got it when we finished dinner. It wasn't a great experience. The food was OK, my green beans were undercooked.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on August 31, 2021

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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Angel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The brunch is excellent! Many tasty options, not your usual brunch.

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VictorD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4