Founding Farmers - King of Prussia

4.3
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Located in the lively, new King of Prussia Town Center, Founding Farmers KOP is a full-service restaurant and bar open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch on weekends. As a farmer-owned restaurant, almost all of our delicious food and drink – from our freshly baked bread and house-churned butter to our craft cocktails with our proprietary spirits – is made from scratch, using high-quality ingredients from American family farms. Our First Bake Cafe & Creamery located just downstairs will be serving light fare, coffees and scratch sodas, fresh baked breads, donuts and pastries, and our famous homemade ice cream, all available to go or for enjoyment at our counter or one of our cafe tables. We are excited to be making our way to Pennsylvania and hope our guests will enjoy all that is Founding Farmers.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were impeccable. It was my first time there, but it won’t be my last.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

We had reservations and still waited for almost half an hour to be seated. Our server was kind but not attentive, as he was trying to manage a larger party. The food was excellent as usual but the overall experience was not worth the price of the meal. Our server was well-versed on gluten free preferences which was very helpful .

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Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Cross founding farmer buffet off any list. Meats were all very overdone. Southern fried chicken looked good on outside but sucked all moisture from my mouth - looked like yesterdays dinner inside.
Ham and brisket were way overdone and dry. Made on order Eggs benedict was very bad - over thin sliced over cooked ham.
Meatloaf was good though so I had extra. Roving deviled eggs were OK but only gave you one at a time.
They asked at checkin about food allergies (L has dairy allergy), but kitchen wouldn’t make even scrambled eggs without butter and no options offered.
Place was packed though ???
Maybe better on regular menu than Easter Brunch - although would probably need to have different kitchen staff which is unlikely.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots to have brunch. Best French toast around!! Waitress was great!! Had great personality. I wish I remembered her name.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I have dined at the Founding Farmers in Washington DC and the food and service was excellent. I was very disappointed in the food and service at the KOP location. The waitress was slow, we could not understand her because she was speaking low. The noise level was not too loud, so we should have been able to hear her, if she spoke in a normal voice. We I received my food, my fries were just warm and my shrimp was over breaded and over cooked. I had to asked basic condiments, like ketchup. I will not be returning to the Founding Farmers in KOP.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was decent but the service was not very good. It took forever for drinks to come and then the waitress often forgot things we asked for like a menu, straw, or a new drink. Overall a bit disappointed!

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The rooms are beautiful, the service attentive and friendly. There just is a Lot of unnecessary calories tacked onto the food to make it "fancy". Definitely makes it more a treat/occasion meal than a frequent staple.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Brunch or lunch at 12:45?? Typically it would be lunch... horrible experience

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ET
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our brunch was delicious!

The food was fresh and nothing tasted like it was made in mass quantities, like some buffet places.

There was a perfect assortment of food to choose from and the staff was friendly!

Make a reservation now!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great afternoon for brunch. The seating was great because it allowed you to people watch and enjoy the sun.

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JR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service as always was excellent. A delicious meal in a fun atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing

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KD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

We were a party of five in which four had never met, unfortunately the noise level was such that a 5-way conversation was impossible.

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Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was very friendly and helpful. Appetizers were actually our favorite, with Brie Bread, hot artichoke dip and hummus. Would probably do several of those and drinks next time.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whatever chef was on this particular day did a great job. All of the food was amazing!!! And our waitress was tentative and sweet

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CB
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Our server was not the greatest we've had. Food was good as always, but service can make or break a place for me. And this one broke it.

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CB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Booths are best. The food and service are wonderful.. don’t miss their BRUNCH.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

It was our first night out as new parents with our baby boy and it was also my sisters birthday. Our food arrived late and was cold. We didn’t have time to wait again for more food because we are all on a time clock with our babies. It was a terrible experience for what was supposed to be a special occasion for everyone. It’s unfortunate, but I would not recommend coming back for our family.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG!!! This place is absolutely amazing!!! Now in my top 3 restaurants!!!!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even greater service. The restaurant's manager on due, "E", was extremely accommodating to our request. Everything about this restaurant is inviting, We3 will be back.

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AM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been to Founding Farmers several times. We love it there. Our favorite is the impossible burger. It is a great option for those who want to go meatless. One of the best veggie burgers I've ever had!

Founding Farmers - King of Prussia
Responded 4 days ago

YUM! Thank you for sharing and we look forward to have you & your husband back soon! :) -Amy

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Food variety and the quality was delicious. Giving a lower ranking due to the fact it was EXTREMELY crowded and busy.. and also parking at this location is a nightmare.

Founding Farmers - King of Prussia
Responded 4 days ago

Bummer...our team is super let down that the rating for your enjoyable experience was compromised based on how busy the restaurant was when you dined, and for the limited parking in the plaza. :( That said, we hope to have you back and would be more than happy to suggest times that aren't as busy to hopefully boost your rating next time! :) Please call us at (484) 808-4008 for reservation help. -Amy

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

This brunch used to be amazing. Today there was about 2/3 of the usual selection and they pared down the passed items. Eggs Benedict was cold, even straight from the kitchen, salad was soggy and the iced tea was meh. Our waiter was awesome though and it’s a great space.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The wait times even after a reservation are obnoxiously unpredictable. The servers are cordial, but they don’t show up much during your time here. We paid for a dessert once and it took so long that we had to leave without having it!

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WO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Waited 35 minutes to get seated even with our reservation. Food was OK not sure it was worth the wait.

Founding Farmers - King of Prussia
Responded 6 days ago

Bummer. I am super sorry to read that there was a delay with your reservation and the food served was only considered "OK". :( I understand your disappointment this time, and our team hopes to have the oppurtunity to host you again. This said, I will send you a PM to connect further. -Amy

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We checked in with the hostess 15 minutes prior to our reservation and were told our table was being cleaned off and we would be called to be seated shortly. 50 minutes later, I asked why we were still waiting and was told that there were numerous tables that had paid their bill and staff was just waiting for them to leave so they could be cleaned off and we would be seated. It took another 15 minutes before we were taken to a table. Once at the table, we were promptly greeted by our waiter, that was the only time we felt as if our business was appreciated. The food was very good and the serving sizes plentiful however, the staff and management did not seem to think there was any need to please the patrons in terms of service or accomodation. If the restaurant is at capacity, you should inform those waiting that this is the case and let them decide to wait or go somewhere else. I believe that common courtesy and honesty would go much further to gain repeat business than the appearance of greed and being mislead. If we had been told our wait wait was going to be 45 minutes, we would have been much more receptive to that than being lied to.

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a
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Even with a reservation there will still be wait times. Overall excellent experience!

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SW
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

The food, waitress and manager were very nice. The bartenders definitely know what they're doing! However, we sat down an hour and a half late.

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AO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The check-in process and lobby area is a real challenge. Too many people in too small a space.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Absolutely terrible night . I booked a table for 6 to celebrate my birthday two weeks in advance of the date . We were initially shown to a bar table set for 5 and truly only sat five ... the noise level was crazy we could not hear the waitress or see the menu as it was so dark . We asked to be moved and were initially told no by the waitress. When my husband asked to speak to the manager we were moved to a table the same size as the previous one in the bar area also still way too cramped for five . The appetizers took forever to come out but once they did almost all of our food did .. entrees included which made it very tricky given the space issue !!! extremely disappointed on a night meant for celebrating . We will never go back .

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was slow but they were very busy. Food was good but not worth the price.

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CE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

A few bullet points here....
1. They charge you for the bread that usually comes free in other restaurants. We paid $5 for the bread and it looked fantastic but ultimately was just very plain white bread, nothing about it justified the cost of it considering other restaurants give you free bread that is in many cases much better. Yeah, so they bake it in house, great. I didn't have a problem with the free bread I usually get in other places though. This didn't justify a cost.

2. My wife's food was way over-salted. She didn't even finish her dish because of how salty it was.

3. The entree portions were horrible. I got the herb-roasted grilled chicken with broccolini and string beans. There had to be literally 6 string beans there. A decent amount of broccolini but I had one piece that I simply couldn't chew, i had to spit it out. The chicken (which was perfectly cooked, seasoned, and tasted fantastic) was barely there, it looked like a few chunks of chicken cubes on top of my greens. Like something I'd overpay for at a frou-frou restaurant. We were hungry not long after dinner, which was a downer. That dish cost us $16...for THAT.

4. The mac and cheese, which is allegedly made "in-house" and based on recipes from a founding father, looked like death warmed over and tasted bland actually. I guess mac and cheese sucked in colonial times? Go to Panera Bread and get better mac and cheese.

5. The staff was friendly and helpful (aside from not really asking us how the meal was).

6. The decor and ambiance is really awesome, I loved the farm-y look of everything. However, in terms of the food, this place is all dressed up with nowhere to go.

Really wanted to like this place. Especially since we broke tradition and went here instead of going to Seasons 52. BIG MISTAKE. This is not in the same universe as Seasons in terms of....ANYTHING. Except at Founding Farmers, you pay a lot of money and get poor food.

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c
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extensive buffet and passed foods as well as made to order foods all included in the all you can eat buffet price. A little steep, but worth it due to the variety and quality. Definitely would go again. Loved that it had a little bit of everything and great ice cream and donuts for dessert!

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SR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came in for a very late supper after singing in a concert, and had one of those "Murphy's Law" nights: after wrestling themselves over two options for a considerable amount of time, one guest opted for chili -saying they hadn't had good beef chili in decades. Order in...time passes...waiter comes back, very apologetic, saying the chef didn't feel right about the smell of the chili, 86ed it, please choose something else. Which is exactly how I want someone making my food to behave! Ok -next choice, obviously delaying some of our food. Three other dinners are delivered, this time the perogies were served fried, when she ordered boiled. We opted to keep them as we were all too hungry to wait, but the manager graciously took them off the check. Also, the music was a little loud for my husband's liking, and when asked if there were a quieter section, the hostess said, sadly not, but she'd be happy to lower the music a bit. Gotta say, this almost never happens and it made for a much happier meal. So while things went off the rails, everything was handled promptly and cheerfully and is simply one more reason why I adore this restaurant.

Founding Farmers - King of Prussia
Responded 6 days ago

Well said, SloaneRanger! We are grateful for wonderful guests such as yourself and appreciate your kind patience with any of our shortcomings from this visit. Thank you for sharing your review and we look forward to your return! :) -Amy

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HM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Party of 5 seated promptly. Waiter would disappear for long periods during our meal. Four entrees were horrendous unless you enjoy your food criminally oversalted. Only good outcome is I know never to dine here again. Oh, forgot to mention the ridiculous markup on their wines. For a moment I thought I was at the Capital Grille. Wishful thinking.

Founding Farmers - King of Prussia
Responded 6 days ago

HowardM, our team is tremendously sorry for the 2-Star experience you had with us this past Friday evening. Having inattentive service, overly-salted food and wine that failed to give you bang for your buck, all adds up to a disappointing time and I feel badly this was your take away. That said, I would appreciate the chance to follow up by email and will send you a PM. -Amy

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SS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most wonderful experience. 100/100. Would take my grandma here

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LG
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Our server was not attentive. She didn’t know what a Canadian Club and ginger ale was and took a long time to come back and tell us that all they had was Crown Royal. Our food arrived before this drink! That should give you an idea how long it took. The server was not apologetic and when my mother tasted the drink it was made with some homemade beverage that was fruity rather than ginger ale since that wasn’t available either. The food was expensive! $30 for crab and shrimp risotto. I was expecting a wow taste and was quite disappointed. It was rather bland. Couldn’t taste the lemon herb sauce. We spoke to a manager on the way out and he apologized. He offered us his cell number so that we could call him the next time we come and he’d “Take care” of us. We said never mind. :|

Founding Farmers - King of Prussia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Lisa for sharing your feedback with us. I am really sorry for the pitfalls in service, the back & forth with your drink request and the bland taste-factor with your meal AND understand being disappointed with this experience. Please know, our team is let down that we were unable to make this right in the moment & appreciate that you informed us before leaving. That said, even though you declined our invitation to return in the moment, please know our offer will always stand. -Amy

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RD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very crowded standing at the top of a large stairwell and set of steps. The flooring is tile. It had rained that night making it slippery. Menu was fair. The server was great. But, can't remember his name.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, sometimes could use more seasoning, but it's a matter of taste. Very good service

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S
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The experience was pleasant, but the food was just OK. I will go back to try the Brunch, I keep hearing great things about the Brunch.... try it you Might Like It

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