Founding Farmers - DC

4.6
30085 Reviews
$30 and under
American
NOTE: 4/11 - 4/15 we are under going a kitchen spring refresh and will not be offering our regular service. Stay tuned! 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 Founding Farmers 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.

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 30085 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaurieP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Catfish is delicious. Wine list mediocre. Food is served on pretty blue & white plates.

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PJazzy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The service was friendly but unfortunately very slow. The food made up for the long wait.

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BrittB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great! Our waiter was fantastic (shout out to Danny!!). We didnt like the fact that there were flies in the restaurant but we werent far from the door so, its understandable. A/C could have been turned up a little. However, we got our food quickly and it was nice being there for Fathers Day. We were also seated quickly.

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sherraj
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I made reservations for Father's Day. He had taken me here once before and we both enjoyed the food. I took my daughter there for her 21st birthday, ordered the same meal I had before and was not pleased. My daughter said hers was just alright. Yesterday I was undecided on what to order but after seeing plates with the chicken and waffles come out, I decided on that and he ordered the chicken fried steak meal with a salad; we both got cokes for drinks since the waitress said they made their sodas in house. First the sodas came out in regular coke cans and when we poured them in our glasses, they had lots of fizz but when we took a sip, both sodas were FLAT and didn't even taste like coke. Next the green beans were near the point of still being raw; I could taste the rawness in them. The syrup was already on the table so I began to pour it on my waffles and it poured out like water; no thickness or anything. So now I have a plate full of liquid syrup that tastes nothing like syrup. I shook the dispenser and it was straight liquidy like water. After observing the container I noticed there were cinnamon sticks in the jar hence the strong off taste I was tasting; guess that was homemade too but it tasted terrible. The macaroni and cheese was so so but the noodles were these big old square flat noodles. I was expecting regular mac and cheese but thought it was weird to have green beans and mac and cheese with chicken and waffles; didn't pair well at all not to mention the tiny side of gravy that was on my plate. As for his chicken fried steak and gravy, he said it was just alright. He received one lil 2 ounce ramekin of THICK supposedly creamed gravy and none for his chicken fried steak. So I gave him mine which didn't even cover his meat. When he took one bite of the salad, he frowned and said the dressing tasted horrible. I tasted it and it was pure EVOO and I think apple cider vinegar with spices. We won't be going back because 2 bad meals out of 3 is ridiculous.

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JacquelineR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Father’s Day brunch for my husband food was good waitress was great however our food server dropped butter on my husband’s linen shirt and pants. The manager took care of the bill and dry cleaning charges. Overall I would return.

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SmithKidz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First my chair was broken at table then was food arrived our eggs was ice cold i asked for them to be replaced for my kids then waitress billed me for replacement.
Food was just ok nothing near great!
Beignets were not hot just not good experience for my family.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must eat place in Foggy Bottom. Made Father’s Day very special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

marbles great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was very excited to come to the DC Founding Farmers because I had experienced the Tyson’s one a few weeks ago and it was nothing shy of amazing. I would absolutely recommend Tyson’s Founding Farmers over the DC location.

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AlexanderF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Great service! Will definitely recommend to people that are looking for a place to dine in!

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BigEater
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a great restaurant! Phenomenal food! It was very crowded here so be prepared to wait a little while, but it's worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Food was amazing. My friend had the crab and shrimp risotto, which I tasted and was the bomb. I have the lunch order of chicken n waffles, side of Mac and cheese and sautéed spinach, which also tasted great. I can’t wait to go back. Definitely will suggest to other friends.

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MC13
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Syrup was watery which messed up the waffle. They give chick tenders just larger than nuggets for the chicken and waffles which was odd.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch and it was DELIGHTFUL. 10/10 recommend the beignets and any one of the hashes.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My waitress was excellent!

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WendyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in as a solo dinner and was given excellent treatment! Food was great, and service was great!

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JennU
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and cocktails were delicious. Place was super busy for an early Saturday brunch (9:15) and server was a little less attentive. Overall, really loved our meal a would definitely eat there again.
Inexplicably, there were two small birds living on a fake tree on the second floor - which was kinda sad to watch as they tried to escape through the glass throughout our meal.

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vipJkerrdog
Jacksonville
68 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The early bird gets the worm. We missed the Sat A.M. rush for breakfast by booking an 8:45 table. Upon leaving there was an extensively long wait line outside. The food lived up to its rep. The service was prompt and friendly. The experience would have been perfect had there not been a breakdown in communications between server and the kitchen (??:my guess), resulting in the delayed delivery of one of our four orders. Our server did her best to rectiify/reslove the issue to our satisfaction.

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ETrel
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid breakfast food and not too crowded for a Saturday morning. Staff were attentive and kind. A bit expensive for simple food but worthwhile overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible. They mixed up our order TWICE and there was a hair in our food.

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vipJeffP
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Dinner for 4.
A bit noisy for me, but the wait staff was great and the food very good.

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vipcxxx
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great selection and food. Service was a little slow. We ordered salmon, shrimp, and salad. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour specials are great! Nice servers. Very loud! Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Founding farmers was great! The food was great. Our waiter was a little dry but he executed everything to perfection. I recommend the avocado bacon burger.

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NickB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Founding farmers was great vibrant restaurant, when we went it was very busy so service was a bit slower I guess due to capacity but apart from that was all good

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CynthiaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Portion sizes are huge. One plate can easily serve two adults. Food taste just ok.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 minutes ago

I am very sorry the flavors of your meal were just "ok", and also apologize our servings were considered too large. :( I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amy

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SanjeevT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good hearty food with good value and a good vibe.
Deserts could be better.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great!

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Michelle
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jess was the best! We had the best experience

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DaveP
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A great meal, all menu items were really good for all 4 of us. Will be back next week!

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JessicaS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Somewhat disappointing
I had steak in a salad and it was super fatty.
Ordered the “classic banana split” and the banana was served separate form the ice cream and covered in some home made whipped cream that was gritty and tasteless.
Kids enjoyed their impossible burgers and husband had a salad with scallops. Yess THREE scallops.
Probably won’t be back again.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Bummer. :( We are so sorry, Jessica for the disappointment with the quality of the steak & scallops in the entrée salads ordered, and the preparation of our banana split. :( I would love the chance to turn around the dissatisfaction you left with, and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat with a party of 12 including 7 children. Our waitress was wonderful, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. Great experience definitely recommend.

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vipangelaw
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome 👏🏽

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Hooray!! Thank you for sharing this with us! We appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon! -Amy

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Noah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

the food was great my girl thought other wise great service waiter did great job very nice friendly will come back again

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TLM70
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by a very friendly host who welcomed us with enthusiasm. Was seated outside per our requested and they were still cautious to keep with social distancing which was nice to see. The service was good, as the manager were playing an integrate part ensuring guest were being taking care of from start to finish. Our cocktails, are food were on point and nice portion for the price. It was our first time, but not our last. We will be back and often.

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Visitingwithfriends
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, interesting twists on classic items. Comfortable but classy atmosphere.

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bennov
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was nice - when it finally arrived. We had to wait quite a while for our table to be ready (despite reservation). Service was confused and slow. There was a mix up with my choice and that of another table - more wait time. Overall impression was that there was not enough staff.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Hi bennov: Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the service missed the mark this time. :( I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we unfortnatley left you with- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow. We had to request dessert menus and she only brought one to our table of six?! Bread pudding was rock hard and had to be returned.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Too loud for a date. Good vibe otherwise and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Our food came out cold. My coffee (only drink order) came out 30 mins after I got my cold food. The waiter was in a mood as if she was bothered by everyone

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You can order delivery directly from Founding Farmers - DC using the Order Online button. Founding Farmers - DC also offers 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 4.6 stars by 30085 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.

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