Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30162 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
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vipJayneR
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were delicious! Our server was knowledgeable, helpful and fun. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was incredibly slow. We weren’t spoken to by anyone until 25 minutes after we were seated.

Food was fine

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vipBabs
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ate outside. It was dark but nice

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ChristineP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Founding Farmers. Brought several friends here and they were in love with the place. The food was amazing and the service was good. Will of course return.

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RustyA
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had deviled eggs and the corn salad…outstanding food

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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ScottN
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The service was EXCEPTIONAL. Best service ever. The food was well prepared, but all of our courses were too salty. We arrived early to a crowded venue, but were seated quickly. Drinks dinner and appetizers arrived promptly and the waitress knew the menu well and had knowledgeable recomendations.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great meal. Don't sleep on the skillet cornbread or the farmer's salad!

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JackieB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time. Their booths/tables are spaced enough from each other that you feel relaxed. Nice decor on inside and very clean. Staff was attentive and welcoming.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

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

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IqbalD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, outstanding location - and the outdoor seating setup is really safe and comfortable.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Thank you! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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SusanC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a treat to return to Founding Farmers for dinner. Having just returned from a trip to Venice, we were thrilled to have such a welcoming experience and great meal with exceptionally friendly service. I’d go back in a heartbeat!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed everything! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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vipBrian
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We waited about 15-minutes to be seated. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. However it took a while to get our drinks and he would disappear for what seemed like a very long time between visits to our table. The food was very good. We ordered salads and a cheeseburger, all of which were tasty. The desserts were also very good.

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JackieK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience1

We could not hear ourselves think. The Farmers Salad was oily and uninteresting. Chicken and Waffles was good. Chicken Pot Pie was so-so. Only 1 functioning restroom for a whole lot of people. Noisy, noisy, noisy!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Super rude hostess & poor service in general. The server was either new to the job or a novice. Coffee was spilled on the plate and brought to the table. Latte was poorly made. Food was just ok.

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vipBumbleB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Decent experience — not sure what all the hype is about. Hot chocolate was nice but little whip cream when it’s an order for a little girl. Waffle had almost zero strawberry on top- we had to request more. The chicken and waffles same thing, small chicken fingers on top. Adult dishes much better

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 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: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Jessica

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DinaF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had breakfast there and food was fine, nothing to rave about. It's a typical restaurant so I didn't understand what the hype was about! We had eggs benedict, breakfast sampler and corn beef hash. Size was good. Service was great, cordial and fast.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 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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OCarlos
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice environment, very attentive servers.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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vipCarolandcompany
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a dinner for 8 of us visiting from Massachusetts. Absolutely outstanding. We shared several dishes from appetizers/salads/vegetable sides , main dishes and the chocolate sampler dessert box . Wow. Everyone raving about the amazing food

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, Carol! :) -Kerry

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Chris
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my college aged nephews, my daughter and her beau, and my best friend. There were not a lot of great appetizers to choose from, but we tried the crab dip and it was excellent. The main courses were very good- especially the pot roast and goat cheese burger. The warm chocolate chip cookies are not to be missed! The cocktails were unique and delicious!
Everyone left happy!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

So glad you all enjoyed your visit! Look forward to seeing you all again soon! -Jessica

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vipSoooo
Milwaukee
55 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Founding Farmers felt like a chain restaurant. It was extremely busy with a long wait line. We were very glad we had made a reservation through Open Table. Service was friendly but a bit slower with the large crowd and probably shorter staffed during this time. HUGE menu with large variety of choices. The food was good but not outstanding. We had the pot pie and the corn chicken salad. Both were a nice size portion without being too large.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 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: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Jessica

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3TheChicWay
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good! Even the pickiest of the family members did not complain about anything, which is rare for us!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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Keith
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and fun ambiance. Kitchen had some difficulties keeping up with orders

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you and I'm sorry if we fell behind during your visit but glad it did not ruin the overall experience. Hope you will visit again soon! -Tiffany

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vipKatriceB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was just ok. We had the beignets to start and I would give them a 5/10 because they were over fried and doughy in the middle. I also had the crab cake Benedict which was decent but the crab cake was very thin.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waitress was awesome! Food was good!

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HannahB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our server was wonderful, very attentive and helpful without being overbearing. The food was very middling, though. The eggs (over easy) were cooked properly, but were icy cold. The English muffin was also cold, and burned on one side, and uncooked on the other, and so gritty with cornmeal, it was like eating sand. I stopped after one bite. The chicken apple sausage was the worst, though. Cold, rubbery, very dry, not browned in the least, like someone nuked it and forgot about it. I give the food 2 stars only because the beignets we got for the table were actually really good, hot and fresh. And the coffee was good. My friends seemed to have better luck with their meals, especially the bacon. I would like to rate it higher because the server was terrific, but based on the food I had, I just can't.

Founding Farmers - DC
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: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Kerry

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pot roast was fantastic. Chicken waffles average. Dates and deviled eggs are a must. Service was spectacular
Open late which was great! Definitely cool place.

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PaulO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Excellent food out door setting not the very best

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Paul! I'm sorry our outdoor seating wasn't up to par, but so glad you enjoyed the food. I would love to connect further. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, location and date dined. Thank you, Tiffany.

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TonyR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food. Have been a few times, never disappointed!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much Tony! -Tiffany

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Bwilkons
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience2

The burger was good but the cocktails were terrible. Def. not coming back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed the burger though it seems the rest of your experience missed the mark. I would like if we could connect and perhaps get this experience turned around. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, location and date dined. -Tiffany

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Fofanny
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Rockfish special was delicious. Crab artichoke dip was huge and tasty.
Avocado toast was over salty. Chicken in chicken and waffles was full of gristle and fat. Green beans were undercooked not even al debate yet.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Oh no! 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: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Kerry

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PatD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, had the prime rib and crab pasta, the vegan mash was also very good. Waitress was great on food allergy suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Fourth return. Two hits and a miss. Our waiter stressed, and a little impatient, perhaps far overbooked for his comfort. My son asked him for a coffee as he was running by, but we had to wait for the coffee to get cold for the waiter to return with almond vice regular milk that he couldn’t order initially. The food was great, but the prior plate size pancakes were, like everything else with COVID, shrunk to near baseball diameter size, with the top of the 3 blueberry pancakes being only buttermilk —excuse me, can I please get a refund of my $3.33…

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NiaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Wonderful! Thank you for dining with us. -Tiffany

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EmilyH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience - great for families. Relaxed atmosphere and wonderful food - be sure to save room for dessert!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Emily! :) -Kerry

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vipFoodLover
Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Superb wait staff, great bar. Food was ok. Had ordered a shrimp dish, came with the shell still on them….ugh.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and sharing these details with our team. I am so sorry the shrimp turned your experience around for the worse. This said, I'd love to connect and find a way to make this right! Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Kerry

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant experience that we have had anywhere. We were seated within 5 minutes of our arrival. The service by Duane was outstanding- he was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and had a great energy along with some jokes for the kids. The food was amazing and we cleaned our plates including the delicious desert. Everything was extremely efficient but not at all rushed. We would definitely come back again and would love for one of these restaurants to come to our area in upstate NY.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Amazing! Thank you for dining with us. -Tiffany

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Lakesan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers offers fabulous food cooked perfectly with impeccable service and a fun ambiance. We were treated like valued customers and left with full bellies! We will return again and again!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Awesome! We look forward to your return. -Tiffany

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Claire5849
New York Area
2 reviews