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Founding Farmers - DC
CURBSIDE PICK UP & DELIVERY 11am – 8pm
Curbside Pick Up: ORDER ONLINE WeAreFoundingFarmers.com/Ourkitchensareopen
Delivery: $0 Delivery Fee on DoorDash and UberEats.
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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Fried Green Tomatoes
North Dakota honey butter
fries and choice of one crop list side
Cornbeard, Wings and Fried Green Tomatoes are a must! We had the Chicken Pot Pie, Shrimp, beer can chicken and pasta with goat cheese and chicken. All were delicious, but the pasta dish was OK, not bad but wouldn't get again.
Great food and service however, we were seated outside on the patio and there is a major bee problem. We had to swap out our sweet entrees for a savory one to go because our table was swarmed by bees.
Lots of bees. Couldn’t enjoy food
The food and service was great. However there was a ton of bees that kept coming back to our table. They landed in our coffee and kept going after the food.
We really enjoyed our experience. Food was excellent and bonus we could bring the dog.
Very good, quick food and solid service. Not going to be the meal you dream about, but if you want a wide variety of good food and drinks you won’t go wrong here.
Fantastic! Fresh! Unique! Foodie paradise!
Wait staff friendly had great recommendations! Thank you for a pleasant experience.
This place was absolutely phenomenal! Everything about it was amazing- the food, the drinks, the vibe. I will be back over and over!!
WOW!! Thank you so very much! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :) Please call us anytime for a reservation: 202-822-8783. -Amy
Loved it and can't wait to be back! Our server was wonderful, food was great, covid spacing and procedures were very clear and felt comfortable sitting inside.
Great food, great service! Because of Covid, our group of 7 had to be split
up. They were awesome at keeping our group close by.
Thanks Cindy!! We really appreciate it and hope to have you & your guests back sometime soon. :) -Amy
Hi Farid: Thank you for your review, and most importantly your private note sharing more detail about what happened with our service. That said, we are so sorry we messed up your experience this time, and really appreciate that you shared your feedback with us to give us the chance to address these issues & do our best to make this right. On this note, I will be sending you a private note as well with my email address in hopes to touch base. -Amy
Enjoyed our breakfast. The food was delicious and our server was awesome!! Will request Ekodu during our next visit.
Such an excellent breakfast! My sister and I took a trip out to DC and this was one of our stops for our favorite meal and boy, it did not disappoint! Highly recommend sitting out on the patio (people watching and taking in the city scape) when enjoying a cup of their delicious coffee.
Really good food and the outside seating is nice with heaters to keep you warm.
Food was amazing! Every single meal, appetizer, and dessert was exquisite. 10/10 recommend !
The service was very poor. First, the server did not know the difference between light and dark beer. His recommendations did not match other beers. Second, our appetizer plates were dirty and also sat at the edge of our table throughout the entire meal, they were never picked up. Third, it took at least 10 minutes for our drinks to arrive and they were not accompanied with glasses of ice, only a can. Fourth, the substitution for a side dish was wrong. And finally, it was extremely loud sitting next to the bar as all we heard was clinking and shaking from the bar tender. The food was great but the environment to dine was subpar.
Thank you for your review and I am so sorry the service completely fell short. I also apologize the environment was subpar as well. :( We appreciate you taking the time to let us know these details and I'd love the chance to follow up with you about your visit. That said, I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy
Wait was a bit long. Even with reservations. And, unfortunately, bees like maple syrup a lot. So, heads up if you dine outside and order the chicken and waffles. Otherwise, everything was great.
Our 3rd time at Founding Farmers and it was Painfully slow! We waited 25min before seated- we had a reservation but they simply forgot about us- we waited another 15min to be greeted by server- and another 15min for our cocktails, and the Enchiladas were tasty in flavor but very Luke warm- just not worth the $100 we spent- I should’ve discussed with a Manager honestly don’t know if we will return- the restaurant would have to invite us back on them for a “Re-Make” dinner to win our hearts and our business again
Thank you for your review, and I am very sorry this visit ended up being a disappointment with delayed service and subpar food. ☹ Please know, I have shared your feedback with our Management Team and we absolutely want to dig into this further with our staff- that said, I did respond to your email on 10/20 and hope to hear back from you soon! -Amy
I stumbled upon the restaurant while searching for somethin else on the web and decided to make a reservation. It was perfectly fine. As someone interested in local farmers, a place that workers directly with them seemed a nice place to try. My guests were quite pleased.
The meal was very delicious and a perfect place for a birthday celebration.
We had a great time. The wait was not too long, we sat down no more than 15 minutes after our RSVP time on a busy Saturday night so it wasn't bad at all. Our waitress was very nice. The hostess was sweet. We had a great experience and I definitely will be back again.
Food was ok, but I doubt I’d go again. It was pricey, drinks were filled with so much ice there was little to drink. Dinner of beer can chicken was very good as were the mashed potatoes and green beans. The cobbler dessert that I was told would be warm was quite cold in the middle.
Thanks Eileen for taking the time to share your review with us. I am so sorry we didn't really nail our first impression, and appreciate you letting us know about the areas of this visit that fell flat. Please know, our Management Team has reviewed your feedback and will make corrections as needed to the amount of ice in our drinks & the preparation of our cobbler. Of course, we hope to have you back for another try sometime and please call us: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy
Great food and service! The cocktails were also delicious!!
Awesome! Thank you for sharing and we hope to have you back again soon! :) -Amy
We had outdoor seating as it was a warm day outside. The sun was bothering my date and I some and the waitress was prompt and brought over an umbrella. The service was great and the food was amazing. The portions were a great size and the drinks were really good. As stated earlier, we sat outside so the noise level was moderate. Would highly recommend.
We enjoyed our late lunch at Founding Farmers. Service was great and the ambience was friendly and energetic. The precautions taken for COVID made us feel very safe and comfortable dining there. I would love to return.
Great place. Great service
Incredible food and service! Would definitely go again.
We love the outdoor dining they have set up here! Lots of tables safely spaced and each table has a heat lamp. We loved being able to finally eat here again.
I had their Chicken and Waffle dinner and it was delicious. Highly recommend it.
friendy excellent service; good pace between courses; will dine there again! thanks for a pleasant evening
Have been here to eat on multiple occasions. Always a good time with great food.
Thank you!! We really appreciate your wonderful review and 5/5 rating- WOW! :) We hope to have you back soon and please call us: 202-822-8783. -Amy
I don’t know what they cook their eggs in, but HOLY cow! Everything was great- food, service, cleanliness and health awareness during COVID. Enjoyed their eggs and grits. Bloody Mary’s were also great. I also like and appreciate what this company does for the environment and community.
My partner and I have been to Founding Farmers before and reserved a table that evening for our anniversary. We arrived at the restaurant promptly at our 9pm reservation time only to be informed by our waiter that "the restaurant closes at 9:15pm." Surely we thought this was a mistake since our reservation was at 9! Well, it was. The waiter misinformed us, because the kitchen was what was closed, NOT the restaurant! Needless to say, the night started a little off.
I will say that our drinks (the constitution/the clementine) and appetizer (fried green tomatoes) were both fantastic and everything came out in a timely manner. However when our mains were served (my boyfriend got the chicken and waffles/i got the butternut squash ravioli), my entire dish was literally SWIMMING in oil! I ate one or two raviolis and then asked for a to-go container because I felt so sick from how heavy the meal was. I definitely should have said something at the time but didn't want to ruin the rest of what was an already unfortunate evening. Also, our waiter only stopped by to take our order, and didn't do anything else -- runners brought us our food and drinks. Was definitely not worth the $50 per person and 15% tip.
Oh, and one more thing -- the city was doing construction right at the end of the block opposite the restaurant. Obviously something that the restaurant can't control but really messed with the ambience.
We're very sorry your visit started off on the wrong foot, followed by inattentive service & a main meal that was far from enjoyable. :( We appreciate you letting us know, and giving us the chance to circle back with our staff that worked the evening of 10/17- our Management & Culinary Team both will look to improve so we can provide a better experience for you next time. That said, we received your PM with your phone number and will be in touch with a solution to make this right. -Amy
Food was mediocre and lacking real flavors. All else was great.
Good quality ingredients as always. I had a small incident with my food (a plastic piece in the plate) but Im sure is an exception.
I eat here every time I am in DC - at least monthly. I’ve gotten to know many of the servers and management. They run a tight ship and take pride in their work.
We had a really nice and patient waiter. Loved the location of the table, outside.
The food was great!
WOW! Thank you for your GREAT review and 5/5 rating! It's much appreciated, and we hope to have you & your guests back again soon. :) -Amy
I used to go to Founding Farmers all the time, but moved out of the area. It was a very underwhelming experience and not at all what I remembered. We ordered the skillet cornbread and two sandwiches.
The cornbread was moderately cold. Notably so, as the butter did not melt. I ordered the vegetable sandwich with avocado and a turkey sandwich came out. I was not bothered by this, as they took it back and brought me another sandwich - but this also was not the right sandwich. There was no avocado or goat cheese on the sandwich, which is what was stated on the menu.
Our server was so kind and we really enjoyed him, but it was a rather long experience as well. We were there for an hour and 15 minutes for lunch. We ate and left - as we both are still working.
It was not the experience I remember having and I felt bad for my friend because I had hyped it up before getting there.
Bummer. :( We are so sorry reading this visit was not up to par with your "pre-Covid" experiences, and feel awful for not only disappointing you, but also making a poor first impression on your friend. That said, I would love the chance to turn this around and will send you a DM with my contact info. -Amy
The food and drinks were delicious! And the staff was very friendly
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 29349 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.