Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30261 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Enjoy our scratch-made, thoughtfully sourced food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We 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.

Experiences

  • Prix Fixe Christmas Dinner Menu

    $42.99 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Starting at noon on Christmas, enjoy our holiday three-course, prix fixe menu, as well as our regular lunch/dinner menu.

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
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
What 30261 people are saying
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Kayla
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, and everyone was friendly and helpful

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JazM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The Thanksgiving dinner was good, however we received our mains and desserts at the same time, and a few minutes we were given the bill. We had barely finished the mains when we were hassled to pay. It was a shame as we didn't have a chance to enjoy our meal as we felt like we were being rushed out. The food was good, however it was not very hot when we received it and as we were sat outside it got cold very quickly.

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Brett
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oistandkng service with an outstanding meal!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Brett! We hope to see you soon! -Najjah :)

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EMRob
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not good for Thanksgiving. Felt like they were rushing us to get in and out as many people as possible. Like factory Thanksgiving meal. Wait staff were not always available and it was not enjoyable. Drinks and pumpkin cheesecake were amazing, but dinner was average and not worth the cost.

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MariaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kim, the wait person, was outstanding. She was very attentive and made our selection of food arrive promptly.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Maria! Please stop by soon! -Najjah :)

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vipHms65
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Thanksgiving: great service, pretty good food. We did feel rushed though—courses came out before we were ready and there was no slowing them down. Definitely a mixed experience.

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CorneliusB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers never disappoints! Food is always good, and I prefer the DC location the most.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 10 hours ago

We are so thrilled to know that you enjoyed yourself! Please visit us again soon, Cornelius! -Najjah :)

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Starchild
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in a heated booth outside of the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. We had turkey, fried chicken, sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables, stuffing, and choice of apple pie, pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. We really enjoyed the food, ambience and service. We were blessed with mild sunny weather. I rate it a 5 out of 5.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving with friend.

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DJ65
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving meal. Our server, Kim, was amazing! She really made it a great experience. Good food, great choices. Would definitely go again.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you so much for dining with us and celebrating Thanksgiving with the team! I will be sure to pass the amazing review to your server, Kim. Please visit us soon! :) -Najjah

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SarahR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious! It was the set Thanksgiving menu but was excellent! I recommend the butternut squash soup, the skillet cornbread and the pumpkin spice cheesecake.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Sarah! We appreciate your review and thank you for celebrating Thanksgiving with us! -Najjah :)

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Sandis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience1

We ate at Founding Farmers on Thanksgiving Day. First I’d like to say that the food was excellent! As good or better than home cooked Turkey Day. The disappointment was that we were given the absolute worse table in the place. We had a reservation but were not given a choice about sitting outside. Our table was stuck out in the open while all other tables were under a tent. When we went to sit down, our table was not only unlevel, but also the top was not firmly attached to the stand. I said it was impossible to eat our dinner on such a table. Thought we would be offered another table, but the server went and got a different table and set it up while we waited. We had a heater, so it wasn’t too uncomfortable. I guess someone gets the worst table, but especially on Thanksgiving, why have a worst table? I felt disappointed in our special occasion.

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Courtney
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Terrific service! The “Frozen” cocktail is highly recommended!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving meal

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the food was wonderful as usual!

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Colette
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, overall experience was enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there while on vacation. The food was amazing. We want to go back everyday while in DC to try everything on the menu.

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ClintD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were happily surprised by this place! We have already recommended it to some friends that are coming into DC!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much and we look forward to your next visit. -Tiffany

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RahmanS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was great. Great timing and energy. Would definitely come back and ask for him.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Wonderful! We look forward to your next visit and we will be sharing with Ryan! -Tiffany

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vipJohnC
Portland
198 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

As the stars indicate, we were pleased with the food and service. The so-called background music, however was obnoxious and annoying.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and reasonably priced.

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vipBygDrew
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ve had better at a chain restaurant. Maybe they were just having an off day. Bacon definitely has potential but you could tell it had been cooked and sitting for a while as it want even warm. Make sure to clarify some things when ordering. I ordered eggs over medium and they came over hard. Perhaps a difference since I’m from further south. The grits are NOT your traditional southern grits, these are a cream corn grit.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your dining experience this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: 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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vipMulligan
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place

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vipmartinr
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Sound salad where bland with no effort for presentation or preparation. Turkey avocado sandwich should be scratched from menu, just awful.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

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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vipTeamNeske
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food, bring back the chocolate mousse for 2. The waiting area is brutal. Need a better option but not sure how to make that work. Tent outside?

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

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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vipjump4sushi
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I just found what I ordered - the deviled eggs and the grilled avocado turkey sandwich - terribly bland. Not how I remember my previous experiences at the restaurant.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with- please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Jessica

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vipDCFan
Washington DC
118 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers has a wonderful selection of food and terrific drinks...

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They weren’t helpful with any allergies the host never let the server know and when it came to Order almost everything was either crossed contaminated or carried my allergy. The hostess were somewhat off putting.

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TeeR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and our server was amazing. The stuffed French toast is a definite winner!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I ate breakfast. The food was great! The service could have been a little better, but I have to give him credit as I did not see anyone else servicing. So, they seemed short staffed and nothing took too long, I just had to ask for one thing twice as he forgot. Overall, I would eat breakfast there again.

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DaleW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat in DC - the Pot Roast was fantastic!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Fantastic! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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AlexP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, great service, nice ambiance, nice wait staff. I am a repeat customer and it’s always good!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beignets were cold and greasy, French toast was cold and greasy, salmon Benedict was ok, scrambled eggs and hash browns were ok

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CBest
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu with a lot of variety. Excellent food. Waiters are very busy, but this is normal in our current environment.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed everything! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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vipLatishaH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good with the exception of the cornbread which took over an hour to arrive and came to the table barely warm each time. It also didn’t taste good like I thought it would. They were busy on 11.21.21 so the service was meh at best.

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Alex
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good choice for brunch on a Sunday. Just make sure you make reservations, since it is a very popular spot.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us!~ -Jessica

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Catie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and very pleasant service. Highly recommend making a reservation as they are very busy at brunch on the weekends.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Awesome! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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vipForestvillain1
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5