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Founding Farmers MD: Potomac, Potomac, MD

Founding Farmers MD: Potomac

4.3
4.3
11774 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Repeatedly awarded Bethesda’s Best, MoCo’s Founding Farmers is conveniently located off I-270 in Potomac. Open 365 days a year, our culinary crew crafts dishes and drinks from scratch with simple, high-quality ingredients from farmers and suppliers we know and trust.

Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekday happy hour, and a la carte weekend brunch.

Majority owned by American family farmers, including the more than 50,000 farmers of the North Dakota Farmers Union, our restaurant is guided by a very simple principal: we see and share everything Through The Eyes Of The Farmer.™ We actively care about our guests, our communities, the planet, and the next generation. This all comes together in our everyday neighborhood restaurant.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 56 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (301) 340-8783
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Joe Goetze
  • Catering
    Founding Farmers is available for catering pick up or catering delivery across Montgomery County, MD. We can also provide full-service catering. Enjoy Founding Farmers scratch-made food wherever you need it. Let us cater breakfast, lunch, or dinner for you and your guests.
  • Private party contact
    MoCo@FarmRequest.com: (301) 340-8783
  • Neighborhood
    Rockville
  • Cross street
    Montrose Road West
  • Parking details
    Guests visiting MoCo's Founding Farmers enjoy 2 free hours of parking Monday-Friday, and 3 hours of free parking on Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot / deck located immediately adjacent to the restaurant. If you park in the lower level garage, please be sure to check at the front desk for a parking validation ticket.
  • Public transit
    Take the Metro Red Line to the Rockville or Bethesda station • Take the Montgomery County Ride On 47 bus to the corner of Seven Locks Rd. and Montrose Rd. • Walk north along Seven Locks Road 0.1 mile to Cadbury Ave. • Turn right, walk 0.2 mile to 12505 Park Potomac Ave.
  • Entertainment
    The bar at Founding Farmers is a truly unique and innovative experience, with true mixologists specially trained in 'bar-chefing'. The bar menu harkens back to the pre-Prohibition era with handcrafted cocktails that use juices and mixers prepared by hand as well as Fountain Sodas and Phosphates, prepared to order.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 11,774 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Most Booked

11,774 Reviews
  1. AndrewW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were great, noise level is a bit high.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded today
    Thank you for your feedback, Andrew! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit. We understand that the noise level can sometimes be a bit high, and we appreciate your understanding. We'll take your feedback into consideration as we strive to create the best possible dining experience for all our guests. We hope to welcome you back again soon! -Brittany

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service was excellent and noise level great for as busy as it was. We appreciate the farm to table aspect. Some in our party felt that the bacon was over cooked and our fresh squeezed orange juice was missing the fresh squeezed flavor. Little items such as the butter not being at room temperature and one person’s eggs not cooked to her taste was probably the reasons for not giving the experience a 5 star rating.

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  3. Jada

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great, made the birthday dinner extra special. Management was attentive and quick to course correct the small mishaps. Will dine again.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for joining us for your birthday dinner, Jada! We're thrilled to hear that your server helped make the occasion extra special. We appreciate your understanding regarding any small mishaps, and we're glad we could course correct them swiftly. Looking forward to welcoming you back for another memorable dining experience soon! -Kerry

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  4. BarbaraP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, I had to go cheese ravioli and my husband had the chicken fried steak.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 2 days ago
    We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meals, Barbara! Thank you for dining with us, and we hope to see you again soon for another fantastic meal! -Kerry

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We drive over an hour several times a year to some here. We've never had a bad experience and the food is always amazing. Benny is an awesome server. Of course we'll be back

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  6. ToddG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance. A little pricey but worth it!
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for your kind words, Todd! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Founding Farmers, from the food and service to the ambiance. We strive to offer high-quality dishes and a welcoming atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable dining experience! -Xenia

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  7. KendraH

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s been a while since I dined at Founding Farmers. I ordered the grilled cheese and tomato soup. What I got was toasted bread (thickly cut) with one slice of cheese that wasn’t melted. Just heated through. The sandwich was very dry. The tomato soup was good but the portion size was minuscule (less than a ramekin). The total price was around $20 which is expensive for what I received. Service was fine but would not go back due to the food.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience, Kendra. We apologize that your meal did not meet the mark. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we will address these issues with our culinary team to ensure improvements are made. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to serve you in the future. -Xenia

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  8. CarlaL

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Founding Farmers, but was disappointed this time around. The service was really excellent, but the food wasn’t as good as on previous visits. The seafood risotto was extremely bland with little flavor and NO seasoning. The best meal of the night was my husband’s Yankee Pot Roast! Will get this next time.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 7 days ago
    We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the service during your recent visit, but we're sorry to hear that the food didn't meet the mark this time around. We appreciate your feedback regarding the seafood risotto and will share it with our culinary team to ensure we maintain our standards. We're delighted to hear that your husband enjoyed the Yankee Pot Roast, and we hope to have the opportunity to impress you with an exceptional dining experience on your next visit. Thank you for your continued support of Founding Farmers! -Kerry

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  9. Rockvillemom

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for lunch. The food was good but pricey. Service ok.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 26, 2024
    Thank you for dining with us! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food during your lunch visit. We appreciate your feedback regarding the pricing and service, and we will take it into consideration as we strive to continually improve. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another enjoyable meal soon. -Tiffany

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  10. KMClark

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I love Founding Farmers. This time the service was mediocre even though the server was a nice person. I just think that she needs to be retrained from the beginning.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 26, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, and we're glad to hear that you love Founding Farmers! We apologize that the service during your recent visit was not up to our usual standards. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we will use them to improve our training and ensure that all of our staff provide exceptional service to our guests. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon for a much-improved experience. Thank you for your continued support! -Tiffany

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  11. AMnyc

    New York City

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was out of several menu items, including all waffles and French toast at brunch time (1pm on a Sunday). One person at our table ordered a pasta dish only to be told a few minutes later that it wasn’t available. We ordered beignets for the table as a starter and they didn’t arrive until the end of the meal. Good food and nice servers, but perhaps the kitchen was having an off day.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your dining experience. We're sorry to hear about the inconvenience you experienced during your visit. We apologize for any disappointment caused. Your feedback is important to us, and we'll address these issues with our kitchen team to ensure a smoother dining experience in the future. We appreciate your understanding and hope to have the opportunity to serve you better next time. Thank you for dining with us at Founding Farmers. -Brittany

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Normally a great restaurant… really slow service and the food was just ok. We will be back but we were disappointed.

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  13. KristinJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great atmosphere! A bit loud at times which made me not too paranoid about being loud myself. Drinks were small and a bit over priced. I will definitely be going back!!
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 26, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, Kristin! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere during your visit. We appreciate your feedback, and we'll take them into consideration as we strive to improve our guest experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another enjoyable dining experience! -Tiffany

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  14. FrancisR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I was there for my wife birthday . Food was great. But the service as very poor and unprofessional Our waiter her breath smelled too much to alcohol we ask for ketchup she bring it when everybody was pretty much finishing the meal
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 26, 2024
    Hi Francis. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we sincerely apologize for poor impression we left you with during your visit. We take matters like this very seriously and will address it with our staff immediately. Your feedback helps us improve, and we hope you'll give us another chance to provide you with the exceptional service and dining experience. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location to make it right. -Tiffany

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a waste of food was terrific. Service was great, and the server was attentive. She made good suggestions of what to order.

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  16. LisaS

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I am becoming less and less a fan of Founding Farmers. The service was disjointed and it took a while to get drinks/food. Both of our orders came out wrong and I ended up waiting a bit longer while my husband ate. The manager came over and asked if we wanted more drinks since it was taking a while and I asked if I could get a half glass of wine since I didn't want a second. He said sure and then proceeded to charge me for a full glass. I've had good meals here before but not so much recently.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 24, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us, Lisa. We apologize for the issues you encountered during your recent visit. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location to make things right. We value your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to improve your experience in the future. -Brittany

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  17. CraigC

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant is dirty and needs a deep clean - dust and dirt on floors and in corners. Bathrooms were dirty and needed cleaning. Food was mediocre. Had chicken enchiladas which were bland and quite expensive as were all menu items. Menu was overly complicated as was the food.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 20, 2024
    Hi Craig! We're sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at our restaurant. This is not reflective of the standards we strive to uphold, and we deeply regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we would like the opportunity to address your concerns directly. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location to make things right. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. -Brittany

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  18. MonicaC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The brunch was delicious and the service was great.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 20, 2024
    We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our delicious brunch and received great service, Monica! Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful dining experience. Thank you for your kind words! -Tiffany

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  19. OHNA

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great. Changes to brunch not so much.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 23, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear that you had a great experience with our service, but we apologize for any inconvenience caused during your recent visit. Your input is valuable to us, and we will take it into consideration as we continue to refine and improve our offerings. We appreciate your patronage and hope to have the opportunity to serve you in the future. Thank you for your support. -Xenia

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  20. NicoleK

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We’ve gone to Founding Farmer’s before and last night was so disappointing that we will never go there again. We had 4 adults and 4 little kids. They got multiple orders wrong, they would place the kid orders ahead of the adult ones so the kids would get their’s first. Well, the adults got their entrees and desserts before them. Multiple things had to be sent back. Even the vanilla ice cream was bad. What? And the food that wasn’t sent back was just not good. So disappointed. We are pretty easy going, but I almost asked to speak to the manager. I didn’t because it was getting late for the kiddos. Stay clear.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 20, 2024
    Hi Nicole. We're sorry to hear about your disappointing experience during your recent visit. This falls far below the standard of service and quality that we strive to provide, especially for families dining with us. We understand your disappointment, and we sincerely regret that we let you down on this occasion. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience further and make this right. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. -Brittany

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  21. IndiaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We went during brunch hours. I asked my waitress if they had a buffet brunch and she said yes you have to just order from bothe menus. I was not impressed with my food.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us, India. We apologize for any confusion regarding our brunch offerings and for the disappointment with your meal. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location to ensure a better experience next time. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. -Tiffany

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  22. AnnabelW

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect brunch! So excited about all the delicious selections. We had reservations & were seated within 5-10 mins of arrival. Service & food was great. Please come to NYC! Will be back.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 20, 2024
    We're thrilled to hear that you had a perfect brunch experience with us, Annabel! Thank you for your excitement about our selections and for your kind words about our service and food. Your satisfaction means the world to us. We appreciate your suggestion to expand to NYC and your intention to visit us again. We can't wait to welcome you back for another fantastic meal soon! -Brittany

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  23. Jenn

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not a great experience, which was disappointing. The food was cold and came out at different times, so we weren’t all eating together. If you’re going to charge $20 for eggs, they should at least be hot. Also, the portion sizes are ridiculously small. This place is gotten out of control in terms of pricing versus value. The manager tried to make things right with our cold food which we appreciated.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 20, 2024
    Hi Jen. We're sorry to hear about your disappointing experience during your recent visit. We understand the importance of providing a satisfying dining experience, and we regret that we fell short on this occasion. We appreciate your recognition of our manager's efforts to address the issue. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we will be reviewing our operations to address these concerns promptly. We hope you'll give us another chance to provide you with a much-improved experience in the future. Thank you for bringing these matters to our attention. -Brittany

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  24. TravelRN

    Oklahoma City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent! Would definitely recommend.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 18, 2024
    Thank you for the glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and that it exceeded your expectations. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another excellent dining experience! -Najjah

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  25. Theluvbunch

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Maybe some recipes have changed, but the quality of some of the dishes has sadly declined. Used to be one of ny favorite restaurants, very disappointing our food was undercooked and bland.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We're sorry to hear about your recent experience and apologize that your meal missed the mark. Your feedback is important to us, and we'd like to learn more about your concerns. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. -Brittany

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  26. KrystalM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Took over an hour to get our food. Once we finally asked what was going on the waiter said oh there was an issue with your food and they had to remake it. But he never bothered to communicate this with us. Said the manager would make sure to "take care of us." We had an event to be at so needed to leave quickly. Asked for the check and handed him the card at the same time to speed things along. He came back with the charge slip no receipt of purchases so I have no idea and highly doubt given the bill total that the manager "took care of us" we were in such a hurry to get to our next event that there was no time to complain or get a copy of the bill. Disappointing. The food was mediocre at best.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 18, 2024
    Hi Krystal. We're sorry for the disappointing experience you had during your recent visit. Your feedback is important to us, and we apologize for the lack of communication regarding the delay in your food and the poor service you received. This falls short of the standard we strive to maintain. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location to make things right. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. -Najjah

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu diversity, cute decor, clean, prompt service and food

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  28. SueO

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, as always. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. We were seated upstairs, which was much more quiet than downstairs-I will ask to be seated there again.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 20, 2024
    We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that everyone in your party had a great experience, Sue! Thank you for your kind words about our food. We're glad to know that you appreciated the quieter ambiance upstairs and that you plan to request seating there again in the future. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon for another wonderful dining experience! -Brittany

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  29. MzFantastik

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The portions were small and part of my order took forever to come out. The food was lukewarm and nothing to brag about in terms of flavor. It was pretty busy and our server was not as available to check on our party. Fortunately, my meal was comped by management which I appreciated for the inconvenience. If I had paid for this, I would have felt robbed. I haven't dined anywhere that serves adults only two strips of bacon. (Side note: Two free hours of parking turned into $3.00 for only 30 minutes after the allotted time. Not on FF but just be aware of that when dining in this area).
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your visit. Your feedback is valuable to us. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location so we may know about your visit. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. -Brittany

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  30. Copa

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been coming to this location since it opened… quite often, as we live close. Since Covid, things have definitely not been as good as before. Though, I’d say it’s better now than it was a year ago. Todays visit wasn’t great, but was not awful either. Service was attentive at times, but no throughout the meal. Drinks were slow to come out… my cocktail (which was ordered before anything else) came out after the appetizer, which was ordered later. I was never offered a refill for my tea. Medium-well burger was brought out rare and exchanged with no apology. Three orders included fries, but for some reason only one order had catchup. The streak order was a bit over cooked, fries were cooked well but lacked salt… things were just “meh” … I don’t like the extra fee, frankly I don’t care what it covers… that cost should just be added to the food cost organically if you feel that strongly about the added benefits to the staff. The whole party left feeling fairly underwhelmed after a $200 meal.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 18, 2024
    We apologize for the inconsistencies during your recent visit this time. Your comments are valuable, and we take them seriously as we continuously strive to improve. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location so we can address your concerns and make things right. Thank you for your feedback. -Kerry

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  31. BethG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    My particular meal (French dip) was really rather awful. Although I could detect some flavor, the meat was brown and full of gristle. Prime rib should be at the VERY least pink. Your coleslaw was good. A BIG disappointment for the big price. Another guest at my table ordered a salad with chicken, but the chicken wasn't there! Her bill was adjusted. As for the other 6 guests, they said their meal was "OK" but we all agreed this was our first and last time at Founding Farmers. Sorry!
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 18, 2024
    Hi Beth. We're sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with chicken in the salad. This is certainly not the standard of quality we aim to uphold. Your feedback is valuable, and we would like to address your concerns directly. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. We apologize for falling short and hope to have the opportunity to regain your trust. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. -Kerry

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Everything is organic. We had fun

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  33. Chas

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time on Valentine’s Day ! The food was great as was the service . The crab and artichoke dip was very good. I ordered the Cedar Plank Salmon and it was superb !
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 22, 2024
    We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time celebrating Valentine's Day with us, Chas! Thank you for your kind words about the food and service. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our offerings. It's great to know that we could contribute to making your celebration special. We appreciate your patronage and hope to welcome you back again soon for another fantastic dining experience. Thank you for choosing us! -Najjah

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  34. JessicaF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The portions were good and our server was incredibly friendly and efficient. Our food was honestly just kind of bland.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 23, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Jessica. We're glad to hear that your server provided friendly and efficient service. However, we apologize that the food did not meet the mark. Your feedback is important to us, and we will use them to improve the quality of our dishes. We appreciate you and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future with tastier options. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. -Xenia

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  35. Sabman

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, food, and service as always. Look forward to my next visit.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 22, 2024
    We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us! Thank you for your kind words about our place, food, and service. We're delighted that you look forward to your next visit, and we can't wait to welcome you back. Thank you for choosing us, and we appreciate your patronage! -Najjah

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  36. WillS

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a marvelous experience. The ambience was great, the food was tasty, and the exemplary service made it all perfect. I ordered the Veggie loaf with mashed potatoes, and a side of the roasted rutabagas. Everything was delicious, impeccably seasoned. I got the amazing chocolate chip cookie for dessert and a cup of coffee. But the best part was the service. Tavis was my server. He was personable and kind and accommodating. The entire experience was superb, like it always is when I dine there. I look forward to seeing you all again soon.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you immensely for your glowing reviewWill! We're thrilled to hear that you had a marvelous dining experience with us. Your kind words about the ambience, food, and service mean the world to us. We're especially grateful for your recognition of Tavis' exceptional service. We'll be sure to pass along your commendation to him. We can't wait to welcome you back soon for another superb dining experience! -Xenia

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  37. yekaterinau

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, ambience, etc. Would highly recommend.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you for your glowing review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the excellent food and ambiance. Your recommendation means a lot to us. We hope to welcome you back again soon for another wonderful dining experience! -Najjah

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  38. Missingnonni

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wide selection, but just can’t find the right thing to order. Everything is ok, nothing great. Too loud for a party of 6
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you haven't found the perfect dish yet. We appreciate your honesty and will take your feedback into consideration as we strive to continually improve our menu offerings. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you with something truly exceptional in the future. -Najjah

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  39. hnw123

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This used to be one of my favorite restaurants and my goto for birthday and father's day, but I don't think I'll return. Went for my birthday tonight really looking forward to the prime rib but they weren't serving it today. Ended up ordering the NY Strip and they just don't know how to make it steak. Slightly overcooked and not seasoned at all. Definitely not worth $32. The server pushed up sells so hard it got a bit annoying. Once he found out it was my birthday he kinda lead me to believe they were going to give me a desert, but apparently, I misunderstood, so paid for that as well.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We're sorry to hear about your recent experience. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we apologize for the disappointment with your meal and service. We'd appreciate the opportunity to make things right. Please email me: Hopitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location so we can address your concerns. Thank you for brining this to our attention. -Kerry

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  40. MattM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food & service are the top criteria for any restaurant, and Founding Farmers scores top marks for both. My only less-than-perfect issues are the noise level and the crowding. Neither factor is bad, just less than great. At our six-person table, the folks at one end could never hear the folks at the other. Sitting in the middle, I also struggled and requested several repeats. I also found the prices rather high, without being outrageous. My sisters who live in the area say the prices are in range, so no complaint but no bargain either. I will return, but can't afford to go often.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for your kind words about our food and service, Matt! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience overall. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the noise level and crowding during your visit. Your feedback is important to us, and we'll look into ways to improve the ambiance for our guests. We appreciate your understanding and hope to continue exceeding your expectations whenever you visit. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! -Kerry

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Founding Farmers MD: Potomac is rated 4.3 stars by 11774 OpenTable diners.

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12505 Park Potomac Avenue, Potomac, MD 20854

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Montrose Road West
  • Neighborhood
    Rockville
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Guests visiting MoCo's Founding Farmers enjoy 2 free hours of parking Monday-Friday, and 3 hours of free parking on Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot / deck located immediately adjacent to the restaurant. If you park in the lower level garage, please be sure to check at the front desk for a parking validation ticket.
  • Public transit
    Take the Metro Red Line to the Rockville or Bethesda station • Take the Montgomery County Ride On 47 bus to the corner of Seven Locks Rd. and Montrose Rd. • Walk north along Seven Locks Road 0.1 mile to Cadbury Ave. • Turn right, walk 0.2 mile to 12505 Park Potomac Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Joe Goetze
  • Entertainment
    The bar at Founding Farmers is a truly unique and innovative experience, with true mixologists specially trained in 'bar-chefing'. The bar menu harkens back to the pre-Prohibition era with handcrafted cocktails that use juices and mixers prepared by hand as well as Fountain Sodas and Phosphates, prepared to order.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (301) 340-8783
  • Catering
    Founding Farmers is available for catering pick up or catering delivery across Montgomery County, MD. We can also provide full-service catering. Enjoy Founding Farmers scratch-made food wherever you need it. Let us cater breakfast, lunch, or dinner for you and your guests.
  • Private party contact
    MoCo@FarmRequest.com: (301) 340-8783
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