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Founding Farmers - DC

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$30 and under
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Across all of our restaurants, we are working together to do everything we can to help #flattenthecurve, and along the way, ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. Our restaurant kitchens will keep making food for you and your family, and we’ll be sure to get it to you however we can safely.

CURBSIDE PICK UP & DELIVERY 11am – 8pm

Curbside Pick Up: ORDER ONLINE WeAreFoundingFarmers.com/Ourkitchensareopen

Delivery: $0 Delivery Fee on DoorDash and UberEats.

We are offering 25% off Farmers Restaurant Group gift cards. Your purchase of gift cards now will help us continue to serve you. We appreciate your support.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 29082 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food! The staff did a great job today.

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LexyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a terrific experience. We all loved our food.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you, Lexy for sharing your wonderful review with us! We appreciate it! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast in the city !

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marke
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Worst post-pandemic meal I've had. This place used to be good, so hopefully it was just because they are coming out of lockdown. But for what we paid, we will not be returning.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 8 hours ago

I am so sorry, marke to read this visit was not up to expectation, and sadly the value was just not there. :( We appreciate you letting us know these details, and also pinpointing what areas fell short in your ratings for our food, service, ambiance and value. Both our Management & Culinary Team will be circling back regarding your review and really hope you'll give us another try in the future! -Amy

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vipChristopherR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not really get to experience the food on this visit because of a pop-up rain downpour that drove us in from the patio to the dining room. Since the dining room was full, we made the decision to cancel our entree orders and get the check having only consumed cocktails which were delicious. The point of me sharing this experience is to recognize all the staff, particularly the managers and patio servers, who did an excellent job in a difficult situation. The rain literally popped up out of no where and gave no time to move indoors — requiring quick action on both staff and patrons. The staff were all hospitality-centered and genuinely appeared concerned for our well being. Kudos to them for taking lemons and making lemonade. P.S. - I have been to Founding Farmers on Penn Ave in DC before and have always found the food and service excellent. Keep up the good work.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My god daughter birthday was everything! Thanks again for having us

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great for date night!

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PamelaS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Delicious food served on a lovely outdoor patio with craft cocktails (the cucumber one is amazing!). Our dog came with us and was treated like royalty. This is a great local restaurant that I adore and encourage you to try!

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vipKathleenO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people and great place. Love the brunch menu.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! We really appreciate it and hope to have you back for another great time soon! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for brunch. Food is excellent and service was as well.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Incredible hash browns! Skip the sausage next time, but overall delicious food and great experience.

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TerryR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Waitress recommendations were very good. Only craft beer available

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Sheretha
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service1ambience1

Waitress C was a disaster. Really aggressive. Not helpful. Avoided us when the food she brought out was incorrect. Assumed wings was for a plant based eater after instructed who they were for.

Didn’t apologize. Just super unfortunate because we drive an hour to visit the location often.

Praying we never have to be served by her again.

Salad had hair
Manager comp’d meal which wasn’t AN issue but kept pressing us to take other items to go.

Just a disaster.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Sheretha, I am so sorry to read of the many disappointments that took place during your visit. :( I would love the chance to make up for the lack of apology from my team, as well do what I can to turn this around. I will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully follow up further. Thank you! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They can blacken the salmon and it’s incredible.

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KarlC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Doug was great! It was our first time there & he was so helpful. The food was delicious & everything was served quickly. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff was friendly.

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NicoleH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

our server was very very unprofessional. terrible experience.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you, Nicole for sharing your review with us and I am so sorry the service came across as unprofessional! :( I would love the opportunity to learn more about what happened, and will send you a personal note with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food and ambiance was great

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Elliott
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere, good service, and excellent food.

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MaddyK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our reservation wasn’t ready on time and service was extremely, extremely slow. Great food though!

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ReginaldF
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Breakfast was really taste and the freshly made juices were a real treat.

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TaraS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside on the patio felt really safe and our waiter was amazing. His mask kept falling down which was unfortunate, but we could tell he was trying to fix it. I’d recommend the restaurant purchase masks for everyone to avoid those issues. Some people may not have been as forgiving.

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MeganG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We loved the outdoor seating and the service was fantastic.

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RobertT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the drinks to the food. Will be visiting again.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on August 3, 2020

Wonderful! Thank you, Robert for sharing and we look forward to your return visit. :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and so was the service.

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ERIC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Founding Farmers on Saturday. Excellent food, environment and sat outside. We will definitely return.

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LeonardF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I decided to take my wife and daughter here brunch yesterday. This place has a very high overall rating. I was very disappointed with the food and the service.
I ordered eggs which happened to be the best food item on my plate. The hash browns was burnt on the outside and undercooked in the middle. The chicken sausage was dry and disgusting. Finally I had the French toast that came as this small rectangular loaf.
My wife had crab Benedict made with all filling and very little crab.
My daughter had flavorless ham.
To top it off the waitress and bartender has no idea what a traditional mimosa was. Management was very attentive. Probably would never recommend this place or come back ever again.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on August 3, 2020

I am real sorry, Leonard for the disappointing brunch experience you & your family had with us yesterday. :( We do appreciate you letting us know these details, and both our Management & Culinary Team will surely take into account what you shared towards improving the flavors & quality of these dishes. That said, we are hopeful you might give us another try again someday, and please call us anytime for a reservation: 202-822-8783. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Always enjoy breakfast here, they never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipDCGuyFood
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT comfort food. Strong service. Working hard to make it a safe place in these challenging times... I'm really grateful for them making life a little better by being there.

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IlonaP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Clean and the food was very good.

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vipVick
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent Bloody Mary and beignets. Breakfast Chicken & Waffles desperately needs help.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on August 1, 2020

Thank you, Vick for your review and our Culinary Team is real sorry & totally bummed our breakfast Chicken and Waffles was not up to par. We appreciate your private message sharing more detail with us, and we will absolutely look into this! We do appreciate it and hope to have you back for another try! Please call us anytime for a reservation: 202-822-8783. -Amy

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vipSchlinker
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed ourselves. The precautions they have in place during COVID were great! Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. Our waiter did a great job of going over the menu as it was our first time. The food and drinks were excellent!

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and drinks I've had in the city. I was very impressed

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NicoleG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and even more delicious drinks, especially the sodas! Service was quick and very accommodating, highly recommend for anyone spending the day in DC

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch meeting half way with a friend from Baltimore. Portions always equal to the value paid for them, and of course, very delicious. One of our families favorites in Washington.

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vipJaiLew
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Founding Farmers has always been one of my favorites. I’m not sure if it’s the pandemic, but the food nor the service were as I remember (previously great as opposed to now fair) . Disappointed doesn’t encompass my sentiment. The service was slow. It took literally 22 minutes for me to get a flat ginger soda that’s made fresh On site. I let the waiter know and he apologized and took it back and made me another. He was gracious and returned with a new drink. The next one was less flat but flat all the same. Then, the food was not that great for having taken as long as it did to arrive. My catfish was overcooked and my grits were bland and slightly loose. My fried green tomatoes were good as were my green beans but that isn’t saying a lot. My S.O. said his fish and chips were ok. All in all, in these times if and when people choose to spend their hard earned money in any establishment, value means more than anything. Especially, when adding an additional 4.5% service charge on top. I can’t say if I’ll give it another go.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on August 3, 2020

Oh gosh. Jai, you are absolutely right and I am SO sorry this experience failed to deliver by these counts. :( Consistency goes a long way, and we totally get that we sadly dropped the ball with the quality of both the food & service this time. That said, we appreciate your loyalty and I would really love the chance to turn around the disappointment we left you with. I will send you a personal msg with my email address to hopefully connect further. -Am

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vipCEmmanuelMD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The catfish dinner was not very good at all. The sides were cold, especially the macaroni. As a matter of fact, the macaroni texture was tough and rubbery. The size of the catfish portion was an affront to any fish-loving person. It appeared to be about a third the size of the whole catfish. It came from the tailend of the catfish. It was very thin meaning flat without much meat.

I replaced the meal with a salad. The salad was hastily thrown together. It did not taste like the same salad I ordered 2 weeks prior. I value consistency. I am a fan of this restaurant. This was the worst experience by far.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on August 1, 2020

Thank you, CEmmanuelMD for your review and oh no! I am super sorry the Catfish entree completely fell flat this time, and sadly we dropped the ball in consistency. This said, I'd love to do what I can to turn this around and will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Me and some friends had recently tried there brunch and loved it so we decided to come back for dinner. Service wasn’t the best this time around though. Two of us received our drinks moments after ordering it while the others didn’t get there’s till after the appetizer came out. We ordered wings to start but our waiter came back and said they were just all out which is fine. Our waiter then came back to take our entrees, half of us wanted dishes that included crab and when we asked our waiter told us how they ran out during brunch. We all felt this should’ve been told to us before we had been looking through the menu so some of us were pretty upset about it. In the end the food we had ordered was alright but service was bit of a let down. It could’ve just been a one time thing tho because brunch was great.

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Founding Farmers - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 822-8783.

Founding Farmers - DC is rated 4.5 stars by 29082 OpenTable diners.

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