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About Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

MoCo's Founding Farmers is owned by the more than 40,000 family farmers of the NDFU, serving American inspired real food and drink with an emphasis and focus on cooking from scratch.

While our restaurant is supplied by hundreds of family farms everywhere, that doesn’t mean we know every farm, and that doesn’t mean we never have to buy product from the traditional (corporate) supply chain, but it does mean we’re working hard to direct our purchasing dollars where it aligns with our values.
We’re serving the best food we can, made from scratch in our kitchens every day. Our innovative, American dishes are made primarily with pure ingredients honoring the farmers and their hard-earned bounty.

The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.

12505 Park Potomac Avenue
Potomac, MD 20854
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Brunch:
Saturday: 8:45AM - 2:00PM
Sunday: 8:30AM - 2:00PM

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday: 2:00PM - 11:00PM
Sunday: 2:00PM - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
Montrose Road West

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 340-8783

Website:
http://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Joe Goetze

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
MoCo's Founding Farmers includes a second floor mezzanine level that is ideal for special gatherings, business meeting, parties or corporate events any time of day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The mezzanine can accommodate up to 75 guests comfortably seated for dinner, or up to 100 guests for a standing reception. The full restaurant is also available for buyouts.

To make a special event reservation, contact us at (301) 340-8783; MoCo@FarmRequest.com.

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Founding Farmers - Montgomery County Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (133)
Casual (120)
Local Ingredients (109)
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Good for Birthdays (89)
Great for Lunch (89)
Great for Brunch (89)
Good for Groups (89)
Sunday Lunch (81)
Special Occasion (80)
Good for a Date (74)
Fit for Foodies (72)
Fun (65)
Healthy (63)
Neighborhood Gem (62)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Kid-friendly (58)
Handcrafted Cocktails (56)
Worth the Drive (54)
Authentic (49)
Business Meals (47)
Good Vegetarian Options (44)
Seasonal (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Organic (43)
Cozy (35)
Bar Seating (34)
Hot Spot (34)
Happy Hour (24)
Tasting Menu (20)
Gluten Free Options (17)
Great Beer (16)
People Watching (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Romantic (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Disabled Access (12)
Quick Bite (12)
Afternoon Coffee (11)
Vegan (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Scenic View (6)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Waterfront (2)
Spicy (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 15 hours ago

The manager at this location was wonderful. She’s great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Wonderful food and staff. Will go back as soon as possible

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Very disappointed with FF, long wait for lunch, server mishandled us quite badly.

I’ve compalined clearly to the shift manager who was on at 1:30pm on 2/15/2018

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a great place to dine for Valentine’s Day.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

This was my first time at my girlfriends favorite restaurant. The greens were awful, they lacked seasoning. The fried chicken was excellent. The service was ok. Mary was a bit slow in responding, but she was polite. We will be back again because my baby loves it here and the food was ok.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

I personally find Founding Farmers to be a bit over-hyped. The food is good, but I personally am not wowed by breakfast food. This is some place I go when I meet with people (for business) in the morning. Other than that, this is not a place I frequent.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is consistently good. Even if you cannot flag your server, anyone can help. You may not be seated at your reservation time as hey do fall behind schedule quite often. $ 17 for two pieces of chicken greens and mashed potato is expensive. Prices are steep...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Reservation was for 11:30, we didn't get seated until 11:50. Server was great...however, all of us got sick from the food. Not worth eating here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

The food is terrific. Every server we've ever had is friendly, fun and efficient. They help make the experience great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

Went out for Sunday brunch with a few friends. Made it through the meal and everything was okay. The part that I had the issue with was that night i get an email from my bank saying that there was an overdraft fee charged. I looked into my account and saw that founding farmers did not charge me the $72.10 like they were supposed to. They ended up charging me $180!!! I go in the next day and told me to wait until Wednesday to see if the charges would fall off and refused to pay the overdraft fee that they caused! If they would have charged me the proper amount that would not have happened. Now because of their mistake I not only have $180 of my money tied up for four days but I’m also getting charged an additional $40 because of it! Very poor customer service. The food wasn’t even that good I could have went out and bought good steak for that kind of money. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Drove all the way out there for beignets on my birthday. Ordered. Waited. Watched others who ordered after us receive beignets. Waited some more. Server finally comes to say beignets are running behind and it will be 30 minutes, would we like to have them after our meal. The meal suddenly appeared. We cancelled beignets. Frankly, the right choice from a health standpoint. But sad birthday with no beignets. Food was good as it usually is. But no breakfast beignets. #Sad

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was so fresh and flavorful. The service was impeccable. Love this place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place to eat. Service was very good. Staff was also very good. Our server Katie was excellent. Asset to the restaurant. Can’t wait to go back. Thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food. Our server was attentive. And the food was oh so good, as always.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

A group of my high school friends from out of town got together just to reconnect. The group included meat lovers and vegetarians. Founding Farmers did not disappoint. The group was delighted from the beginning to the very end - from appetizers to desserts. My friends were wowed by the ambiance , the food, the service and the tasty selections. I am so glad I choose a dependable, favorite spot. You did not disappoint me Founding Farmers. We enjoyed every morsel.

Our server was very knowledgeable about the farm to table concept. He shared this with my guests and they were intrigued. He was patient and responsive. It was a great evening.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Breakfast and brunch are great here. Get something that features a buttermilk biscuit (Southern fried chicken or the FF breakfast)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Superbly delicious and fresh! Hard to decide what to order because it all sounds so good but it is easy to clean your plate because it is tasty!
Fresh and delivered relatively quickly to your table.

Attentive service from all waitstaff.
Can't wait to return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and atmosphere! Can’t wait to go back for the desserts!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I had a dream time and great food. The staff was wonderful and very friendly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The sirloin stew had too much gristle and the sirloin was tough. The accompanying salad, however, was excellent and I wish I had ordered a dinner-size order of the salad.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food and service excellent. Ambient noise very loud and made casual conversation much more difficult.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great local spot! I always enjoy the food - lunch can be a little noisy sometimes cause its a busy, buzzing spot - but I always enjoy the food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Always good good and service!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great restaurant. Love the food and drink options. Will definitely return soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had a great experience. Was bummed they don't have the buffet brunch like the DC and Tyson's Corner locations. The menu was good and priced fairly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had really great service. Also the greeter at the front desk was lovely

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always very pleased with the food. Makes for a very nice date!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Although there was a bit of a backup at the front door waiting for tables when we arrived, we were able to be seated at our reservation time at a comfortable table.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server was wonderful

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very busy and noisey! Our server was great . The main entree was lukewarm(chicken and waffles). I loved the devils eggs!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server was awesome and so friendly. She was very accommodating, she took our corn on the cob and had the chef to cut it off the cob and put it in a bowl. Now that's going beyond service.

Tags: Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

- Food was awful
- Not one person liked their meal
- Nothing was seasoned
- too much filler and not enough substance

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food, vibe, customer service. I would visit more often if it was closer to home. I have given gift cards to friends and family. They loved founding farmers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Great Beer, Fun, Kid-friendly, Casual, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I have been dining at Founding Farmers for years. For the first time, there were problems with the brunch. The food was cold—-even my hot chocolate. The waitress brought an additional cup. It also was cold. The hash browns and eggs were cold. When they were returned, the new plate had burned hash browns and partially uncooked scrambled eggs. Either the person cooking needs retraining or the manager needs to be changed. We had an early reservation. I think the chef might have been told to prepare food in advance. As a result, it sat out and got cold. I was not charged for my meal but I had looked forward to it. The experience was both a shock and a disappointment. I usually love Founding Farmers.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Really grateful to the restaurant. We were late, and they still figured out a way to seat us. Which was awesome, since there was a group of us and we were celebrating my husband's birthday. Thank you so much, we will be back!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Organic, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good comfort food with farm to table concepts. I like the food, however, my cocktail was a bit too sweet for my taste.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Chicken and waffles👍🏽

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful lunch experience!!

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

you need more bartenders. It took forever to get our drinks

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent food and great service, staff

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