Founding Farmers - DC

4.6
29903 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 29903 people are saying
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vipTony65y
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

We were outside and the service was a little slow. Our appetizers came out before our drinks! Also the table was dirty and had to be wiped down before we could sit.

A little chaotic.

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KathyJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
Enjoyed the outdoor dining. Very safe

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stever
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I just had a hot dog so cant really rate this

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JasS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was too expensive for its quality. Our plate lacked salt and condiments.

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CarolR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is excellent. Service is on the slow side for a late lunch. Don’t expect a timely lunch.

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cashley
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious. I'm looking forward to coming here with more friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and server! Don’t miss the opportunity for breakfast!

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DonP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waitress was very friendly and helpful. They were out of numerous menu selections.

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EllynG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always happy with our meals! The crab, artichoke dip is delicious!!
The cocktails are handcrafted and very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food was great as always, but the service was slow. Seems to be understaffed. We did motive that the waitress was doing the best she could, but our drinks were delayed several times with the waitress forgetting one altogether.

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DevinF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager or host on Sunday evening was amazing and was very patient. I would love to instead take my business to your establishment next! Also the Chef Ashley was amazing also.

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marlonk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. My first time and it was more than I expected. Food was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Went for Mother’s Day during brunch time. My wife and kids really enjoyed their food they ordered. Would recommend anyone to try this establishment. We will be coming again for brunch and dinner at a later time.

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Kathy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful wonderful service, food, and ambiance.

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stroejo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely for Mother’s Day. We sat outside. I did go I side for a minute and it seemed very busy in there!! We had: beignet, French toast, crab cakes Benedict a Pimms cup and a Bloody Mary — delish

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maddiem
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but the server completely rushed us and offered to get us the check after 45 minutes. She was the low point of our meal but the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service from Alison

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SamanthaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our outdoor dining experience at Founding Farmers DC. Our server was very professional and made wonderful entree and wine recommendations. All of the food was delicious. The outdoor set-up is well-spaced out and the heaters are very effective for cooler evenings. Overall we had a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Outdoor seating was chilly—space heater near us wasn’t working, and we were seated at a corner leaving us more exposed to the wind. But the food was overall very solid—ranging from good to excellent—so will definitely come back when the weather warms up or indoor seating is more viable. Dessert was especially delicious.

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JasonA
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, good atmosphere. I reserved online so didn't have to wait. I recommend online reservations at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the ambience was really nice. We had reservations and were seated 5-10 minutes upon arrival. We first enjoyed the crab & artichoke dip, the pita bread was delicious. Out meals consisted of the ribs, ribeye steak, Frita
Steak, beyond burger & salmon with the sides. Everything was delicious. The only thing we didn’t like were the beignets, if you’ve been to New Orleans the beignets would be a insult. Other than that the service, ambience & food was delicious and the prices were well worth it.

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BrianR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around! We were seated precisely when we arrived and we’re greeted promptly by our server. He was ready to offer suggestions and take our drink orders. From there the meal only got better. Expertly prepared cocktails and wonderful dishes were enjoyed by all of us. Highly recommend having a real at founding fathers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Poor service, food was not as well made as it always used to be, server was so rude. I used to go there every few weeks—I will never go back.

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ChristineS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Graduation

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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best happy hour deals around! Friendly service. Great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food! Highly recommend the corn bread. Freshly baked and made out of fresh corns

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience4

After the waitress had been aggressive our whole meal, and at the end she made a comment about how quickly and how much of my serving I had eaten. I would hope that someone who works in the food industry would understand that not everyone has a simple relationship with food, and that these types of comments really hurt. I have been coming to FF for 6 years and am disappointed I had an experience like this one.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you go here, make sure you get the prosciutto and Brie breads. They are an amazing appetizer and so delicious. I got the chicken pot pie and it was huge. The puff pastry was so crunchy and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food however the desserts were a bit over baked. The service was friendly and patient. The short rib was deliciously sweet but worth trying.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

2 exceptional meals: My Pork Chop was beautifully sauced, done just right, with very good accompaniments. But my wife’s Shrimp and Grits was the winner. Flavors were so good. Rarely have we both enjoyed meals at the same occasion that were right up there with good as it gets. Server was knowledgeable and professional too - thanks Camela.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outing with spouse.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. Staff was pleasant. They do need a better system of calling people when a table is ready. Food was amazing! Drinks were tasty and well crafted.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh, servers were so friendly, and a great vibe. We sat outside under the tent. Really great overall experience.

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vipClaraC
New England
34 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for a bachelorette party brunch. They took a very long time to seat us and once they did the service was slow. When we did receive our food it was amazing. Worth the wait, but we were on a time crunch and ended up spending hours at brunch because of the wait

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VanG
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was ok, nothing extraordinary. Very good service.

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Frenchy
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Couldn’t stop drinking their coffee. Best place in DC to get brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiter was slow and didn’t bring latte out until after the food had been out for over 10 minutes. Otherwise the food was very good and they were very accommodating given half the party showed up late.

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SPgood
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service and efficiency top notch as always

Food heavy on butter and spices making some of the dishes less effective

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED EVERYTHING! Made special request for a drink and they delivered! Our server was Kim and she was everything !!!!

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Yvette
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and we were in town for the weekend. It was absolutely fabulous!!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on May 3, 2021

Hooray! Thank you for celebrating with us and we hope to have you back again soon! :) -Amy

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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 29903 OpenTable diners.

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