Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

4.5
8754 reviews
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MoCo's Founding Farmers is owned by the more than 47,000 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.
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Every employee we encountered was helpful and friendly.

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JU
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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

A most delightful experience. Had a great time with my family on Easter Sunday.

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

I've been several times but unfortunately this time the service was not up to par. It was as if my party was an irritation to our server or perhaps the person was having a bad day. To add insult to injury, the prices listed on the menu differed from the prices on the actual bill. While a slight difference (i.e. $1 more for two items on the bill vs the printed menu price), it was still a difference. I didn't ask why just paid and left because at this point, I felt so unwelcomed by our server. I wish it was a better experience, especially for it to be Easter Sunday.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We went for my daughters birthday for brunch . We were seated near the kitchen after I had asked for a “ nice “ table or booth in the reservation I had made 6 weeks earlier . They were out of 2 drink selections we choose. Drinks did not come out until AFTER we got our food . When we finally got order ( waitress disappeared for about 20 minutes ) , my
Order was the wrong order . They took it back and I did not get my eggs until everybody was almost finished . They also forgot the toast and had to go back and brought me 1 piece . My sons chicken and waffles included 1 waffle and one dry measley piece of chicken . For dessert they were out of several things we asked about . I have been to FF a number of times over the years and although the service has always been sub-par , the food has made up for it . Not this time . We will
NEVER go back

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We go to this restaurant because the food is very good, the service is good and we like the food choices.
We prefer lunch/dinner over breakfast. We always offer the Whirly Pop for after we eat. We never tell our
guests what we are ordering. We like to see how surprised they are, and how much they enjoy eating it. My complaint is there were way to many ice cubes in the drinks. I have to think that it acts as a cover for how little is in the drink. I am referring to bar drinks. I ordered the Clementine something or other. It was tasty
despite the numerous ice cubes. Additionally, the regular ice teas and lemonades had a lot of ice cubes. Those drinks had free refills, so it was okay. You just have to keep asking for more refills. It was Easter Day, and they were very busier than usual. I always get a reservation, because the food is that good.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Easter brunch was delicious. Great drinks and wonderful food. The service was very good too.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The service was not what we have experienced at the Founding Farmers in Washington, DC. The waitress was not interested in providing excellent customer service. Maybe the waitress needs additional training. We ordered Uncle Buck's Beignets about 10 minutes before our breakfast order was taken. Our breakfast order came out before the beignets. We told the waitress that we wanted the beignets before our breakfast order. The waitress took back the breakfast order and told us that the cooks would make a new order. When the order came back, it seemed that the food had been reheated and the toast was cold. We will go back to Founding Farmers in Washington, DC but never in Montgomery County.

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

This is a cute little place. The service was great! The biscuits are amazing but i was not a fan of the French toast.

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

Small portions for the price

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ER
New England
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

I’ve enjoyed every Founding Farmers experience and always recommended it to friends. That changed tonight.

While the food remained good, the service was terrible. The waiter was insincere, neglectful, and disengaged.

Takeout would have been a better option.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 2 days ago

Oh no! Eat2Run, I am super sorry to read that service was a total bust this time and would love to know what happened. I will send you a personal message with my email address to hopefully connect. -Amy

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was hosting a brunch for my son's "60th" birthday with his family and in-laws. I selected Founding Farmers because my daughter-in-law hosted a similar function there. The fact that I wanted to return for this event, itself speaks volumes; but more specifically, the location is convenient to Washington, DC (for me), the server staff was knowledgeable (about the menu), efficient and courteous. The $9.00 draft beer is a little bit pricey, but who cares when you're having fun. Lastly, the food was great and cooked to perfection (according to all). Founding Farmings is definitely on the top of my list of "places to eat out."

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B
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for brunch on a Saturday and it was far too crowded, and busy resulting in service that gave one the impression that they just wanted to get one out of the door as soon as possible.

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LC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious and customer service is outstanding.

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d
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had such a wonderful experience at the FF in MoCounty. Each year, we try another location, and we were very happy with this location by far.

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RP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful place for dates. Modern looks, and modern styled food such as the superb Chicken and Waffles make this a top pick for me. While the menu lightens the heavier side of the wallet, its pretty substantial the quality that the food contains. The syrup for some reasons seems to be the biggest of all things that I adore about this restaurant. It goes to show that attention to the more minute, and less emphasized of items, can be the ones that really make a difference and really make you come back for more.
Absolutely perfect.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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C
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

After 8 minutes of being seated and zero staff greeting us or waiting on our table, we stood up and left.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 4 days ago

Oh no!!! Cakewalk, I am super sorry that you left without being served and would love to touch base about this. I will send you a PM with my contact information. -Amy

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TP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food and good service, I'll be back again and again!!

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

It's always freezing in your restaurant but the warmth of server Michael compensated!!!

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

We love Founding Farmers! The food is delicious and the coffees and teas are great as well. We love the environmentally conscious atmosphere, including the revolving door and the bamboo straws. The Founding Farmers breakfast meal is great!!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My second visit to this Founding Famers location. On the first everything was great. The appetizers and drinks were good. I had the shore style crab feast. The fried chicken was very dry and a huge disappointment.

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

Delicious food with a nice variety. Great for a family night out or a date night. Delicious cocktails! Food is wonderful! Great service! Nice selection for kids! (Would be nice if they would do a kids coloring menu or something to keep little kids occupied though).

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The French Toast and Bacon are out of this world!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

My chicken & spinach enchiladas came out cold - not warm but actually cold. They reheated the dish but by the time it slowly came back out, my husband was done his dinner! All was said was an apology by the waitress and the manager said “he was sorry I had to eat by myself”.

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BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a great Meal. Wonderful drinks. Dessert was so good! Was way loud in restaurant?

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AM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

GREAT appetizers and cocktails and our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome knowledgeable waiter and great food! Love this place!

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JD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unusual food. Interesting flavors. Fine place for dinner with friends. Noisier than I prefer but food and service are excellent.

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MG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants and we treated a couple this last time and have recommended it to many folks who've also enjoyed the dinning experience. The quality and caliber of food is outstanding and makes up for the noise level...but everyone comes and enjoys. It's hard to squelch enthusiasm. The mussels, friend chicken, biscuits all superb but that chocolate ice cream? To die for.. Carmen, our server, was on the ball...attentive w/o being intrusive. See you next time!!

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a big fan of FF, so I brought my family here for a Sunday brunch, and they were extremely pleased with the experience. The crab and artichoke dip was a big hit, and our sever Amber was extremely attentive to us. 10/10, will most certainly be back!

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BD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Went there for Brunch with my girlfriends and it did not live up to the hype. French toast was good (but came with no sides); brisket and poached egg hash was good too; but we were disappointed that they wouldn't sub in vegetarian options for my friend who ordered the egg plate (comes with breakfast meat, 2 eggs, a side and a bread) without charging her extra - even though she didn't eat meat. Bloody marys were late and WAY overspiced (and who puts cumin in their Bloody Mary Mix anyway???). Have otherwise heard great things about this place and a previous experience downtown for drinks and apps was great. Plan to give it a second chance - just not for Brunch.

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SM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and even more amazing drinks. Always a great time going there for brunch.

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s
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pastrami hash was unbelievable. You can really tell everything is scratch made. There was a great energy inside. And the fresh baked biscuits are by far the best in the Area. I would give them six stars if I could.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on April 11, 2019

Awww! Thank you, Steve! We appreciate it and look forward to having you back soon! -Amy

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HM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Dem biscuits!!!

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on April 11, 2019

We couldn't agree more about our scrumptious biscuits! :) Thank you! -Amy

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QB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We frequent Founding Farmers - Montgomery County and are usually very pleased with the food and the service. We came for our anniversary and although we weren't blown away by our experience on this special occasion, we will return.

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AM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

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DH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Child size options would be a nice addition to the menus.

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L
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the brunch menu and it never disappoints! Dan was an excellent server! This is one of our favorite places and we will certainly be back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Food was served cold
Restaurant and restrooms were both dirty

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