Founding Farmers - DC

4.6
29608 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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 heated, ventilated tent. 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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nicholas was a server and he was amazing!! Had a nice time. Good food. Menu needs more descriptions for some items - e.g. Shrimp and Grits with Andouille sausage had much more going on that the listing implied.

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Bird
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal customer service!! The food and drinks were also good.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 17 hours ago

This is fabulous! :D Thank you for sharing this with us and we really appreciate it! -Amy

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vipRa1n1se
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was tasty and the service was good.

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leonomolos
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inside the dining room is very cold.

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BaltimoreTom
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happily surprised by how well this place is operated! Very short wait to be seated, rapidly greeted and supplied with beverages. Knowledgeable staff assisted with selections and food was quickly prepared and served, exactly as ordered. Will definitely return for brunch!!

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Nickname
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This was our first time here, we traveled a good distance to try this place. We were taken to our table which wasn’t even cleaned before we were brought to it. That alone changed the whole experience of that night. Granted we were sitting outside, our food was cold upon arrival. The fact that everything was made it house was the highlight, until we wanted to try the house whiskey. The server didn’t even know that you were out of all your house whiskey.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Nickname: Thank you for your review and I am so sorry your first experience was memorable for all the WRONG reasons. :( An unset table, cold food & lack of server knowledge is all disappointing to encounter, and I would love to follow up with you and turn this around. Please email me a copy of your review: Amy@FRG.Farm (kindly include date/location dined) to continue this conversation. -Amy

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vipAlex
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for indoor seating and was ready to experience what they had to offer. Arrived at the location it was nice welcoming located at bottom of a office building. Walked in told them my name we was walked to the back of the Restaraunt then outside told the hostess my reservation was for inside, instead of checking or just trying seat me else where he sworn me up & down it was for outside & told me to show him proof. I was never so embarrassed in front my date & others. After all that then wanna say ok & sit me by the back door where waiters go in/out for the outside people where all the cold air made it so uncomfortable coming in on us. If it wasn't for our great waitress making up for the terrible start to my visit. Food was great, prices reasonable, my waitress service excellence everything else typical of a place that workers think they're to good But when customers like me stop coming they wonder why they have no job.

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MacKenzieK
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great southern comfort food. The skillet cornbread was unimoressive but the chicken/waffles was delicious. Also the hot toddy was unique and perfect for a cold day. It was very chilly inside though which wasn't ideal. Overall a great experience though and can't wait to try more of the menu.

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ElizabethR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious, however our server seemed a little over taxed with tables, so she was slow to take and deliver our orders. Additionally, being seated inside without the heat on (57 degrees to be exact) made it difficult to enjoy our meal, being cold ourselves, and having our food cold.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I am so sorry the service was slow to deliver and the restaurant was too cold for true enjoyment. :( I'd love to connect and turn this around! Would you please email me? Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date + location dined. -Amy

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vipDavidL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

Outdoor dining tent setting was terrible -great service though

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JohnF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Even though my date and I dined in the heated outdoor tent on a very windy evening, the service and food were excellent. The noise from the wind aside, it was very quiet inside the tent. I've dined at Founding Farmers many times, and it's always a great experience. Highly recommended.

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vipLindaD
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed everything & felt staff did a great job minimizing contact and maintains COVID safety exposure. My only disappointment was that it was quite cold due to opening the door to outside dining tents. Granted, it was an unusually cold day, but my coffee kept getting cold.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
773 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast was perfect. Great food, terrific service all around. Very nice people.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you, Craig!! We appreciate this so much and hope to have you back again soon! -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a bad experience at Farmers and Distillery a week earlier and were offered a gift card and tried this place. Great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and location. We felt safe and comfortable.

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YungaW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I will come here every time I visit DC.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on February 19, 2021

Hooray!! We love hearing this and THANK YOU for sharing! We hope to have you visit again soon. :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

When we arrived we were seated promptly but it took about 10 minutes before a wait staff came to the table. I was actually looking online to leave and make reservations elsewhere when she finally came to our table. It was extremely cold downstairs so we asked to be seated upstairs. Doug was pretty prompt coming to our table but service diminished after that. The food came out quickly but I noticed my dish, shrimp n grits, which I’ve ordered before was less in the bowl. It took Doug a while to make sure our food was ok. When we finished we asked him for a to go container which he never brought. After a very LONG wait I finally asked another lady to bring it. Doug passed by our table and asked if we were ok and I informed him someone else had to bring our container since you didn’t. I asked for the check. He tenured the check but never came to pick up my card after passing our table a few times. He actually passed by and asked if everything was ok and when I mentioned the surcharge pandemic fee, he laughed said I didn’t do it and kept going. We sat there waiting for him to come back and after a lengthy wait I decided to go downstairs to pay so we could leave. We had BEEN finished eating and was tired of just sitting and waiting for him. Although I left I tip, I seriously considered not leaving one since I was charged a fee and he felt the need to laugh at my concern, keep going and never return.

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KENDRAR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Emerson was amazing. He was so professional and accommodating. The food was very good and I was extremely pleased with my dining experience!

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DaniD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We made reservations for the day after Valentine’s Day and had a wonderful time. The food was good and the ambiance. I didn’t care for the alcoholic beverage however they were flavorful.

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Smiley
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My husband and I came for Brunch to end our Valentines Weekend in DC. Although there was no option to request indoor seating while making a reservation on the app, we ate outdoors in a tent. Our server Andre was amazing, attentive, and recommended almost everything we ordered. We will definitely be back and it was a great way to end a beautiful weekend. Whenever we visit DC this restaurant is always a must for us!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff was great, staff was attentive and very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Host was inflexible with table requests even though there were several available when we arrived. Atmosphere would have been much better had we not been seated at center stage on display for the other guests 🥴 I will request a booth on future reservations. Waitress (KK?) was lovely, food and drinks were good, will definitely return.

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DaphneS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Although, I’m usually not for D.C. restaurants, the atmosphere provided a well-enough escape from the business of the city. Our server was wonderful and attentive. Wine selection is superb. Would definitely go again.

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JeremyD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My server was excellent! The food however was barely warm at best...borderline cold...the best thing i had was the app of fried green tomatoes which was excellent but my fried chicken had no flavor nor did the mac and cheese...we were sat right next to the door so we were freezing the entire time. I was really disappointed, I’ve been only to the one in tysons corner and the dc founding farmers was a disappointment in comparison

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on February 18, 2021

Oh no! I am so sorry the food and ambience both missed the mark this time. :( I would love to connect to turn this around, and ask you please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined + location. Thank you and I look forward to being in touch! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Chili cheeseburger, salmon and catfish was good.
Crab artichoke dip I didn’t like, the strawberry ginger margarita taste like a ginger juice
But overall I had a nice time with good food

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vipRB3003
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food, drinks, and service were great! The chicken and waffles were a huge portion and delish. I loved the Strawberry Fizz cocktail as well. The only bad part was that we sat in the heated tent that was not very heated, so it was quite chilly.

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Mike
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Coffee was not hot and the service somewhat 'detached'. Other than that it was great food.

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MatthewM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food !! Great service ! Lots of choices from brunch , dinner , drinks , desserts , specialty dishes and so much more ! You gotta definitely try Founding Farmers at meats once in your life !! This place is so good , it gets filled up quickly , so making a reservation is HIGHLY recommended!

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vipDrewT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The tent was below 40 degrees for brunch, even with the "heater" on.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on February 18, 2021

I am super sorry our outdoor tent was too cold for true enjoyment, and sadly, the heater failed to make a difference in the overall ambience. :( That said, I'd love to lift your spirits and connect further about your review! Would you please email me? Amy@FRG.Farm and please include a copy of your review + date dined + location. Thank you! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day brunch. The food was delicious and the service was amazing for such a busy day. Definitely recommend to make reservations ahead of time and specify whether you want to sit inside or outside as we had some issues with the seating.

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XavierK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

This review is during COVID implementation. I received fast seating after having a reservation. The restaurant was very cold inside. Most customers and staff had jackets on. The service from the waiter was quite slow considering the capacity was only approximately 25% total. The food did surprisingly come out fast. I always get the chicken and waffles, I was highly upset at the size of the chicken from the breakfast menu. Me and my guest ordered the same meal, their chicken strips were decent/medium sized while mine looked like the remaining pieces left. I go her frequently, must say this was my least enjoyed of all the times I've been.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on February 18, 2021

I am super sorry the dining room was cold inside, the service was slow to deliver and the meals served were inconsistent in quality. :( This all acknowledged, I would love the chance to follow up and make this right! Would you please email me a copy of your review + date/location dined? I can be reached at Amy@FRG.Farm and look forward to bring in touch. -Amy

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Marissa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My fiancé and I went to Founding Farmers for Valentine's Day brunch at 9:45am. We felt very safe, we haven't been to a restaurant in months due to COVID. The tables felt spread out and our waiter, DJ, followed COVID precautions. His service was by far the best part of our morning! He kept our coffee cups filled and was attentive but not overbearing during our date. The only reason I can't give a 5 star review is the restaurant temperature was very cold! I did speak to a manager and she mentioned that the heat was on and because of the outdoor seating, opening and closing the door made it cold inside. I understand this issue, but it was cold enough that the host and other couples dining had their winter coats on!!! It did make our Valentine's Day experience chilly, but overall was a nice time.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I felt everything was perfect. The tent needs to be better heated. It was cold and uncomfortable, but all else considered the food is great.

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JaimieS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, they’re cocktails were wonderful. The true highlight was the homemade ice cream! Truly the best ice cream! I highly recommend everything on this menu!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on February 18, 2021

YUM!! Thanks Jaimie for sharing this with us and we greatly appreciate it! :) -Amy

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KateLR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was great! Will definitely go back.

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Brianna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

My children and I sat outside. The heaters weren’t generating as much heat. We were freezing; we had to hurry up and eat so we can go back to our hotel.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on February 15, 2021

Thank you, Brianna for sharing your review with us. I am super sorry the outside tent was too cold for true enjoyment, and would love to turn around the disappointment you left with. This said, please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date/location dined. -Amy

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Cece
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was good! The outdoor seating in the tent was warm compared to the temperature outside.

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DashonB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Everything was great but it was very cold in the establishment

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Doug
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took wifey to Founding Farmers as first-time diners at the restaurant for her birthday. Excellent choice!! Our server (Ashley) was great and the food was outstanding! Will definitely be back...especially for those Garlic Black Pepper Wings!!

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Founding Farmers - DC is rated 4.6 stars by 29608 OpenTable diners.

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