Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

4.5
8832 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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1 review
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was exceptional during our visit. I am a huge foodie so I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!!

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the experience.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Enjoyed.

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

This is my second time at MoCo's Founding Farmers and both times were awesome! This time my server was great and the food was delicious of course! Gotta love those biscuits!

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AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Just went this morning and had by far the worst service I have ever experienced. Will not be dining at this location again!

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

Order was a bit mixed up. Tried something new and wasn’t impressed. Not a fan of the new bamboo? Straws for kids

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

Four friends and I had a fabulous lunch at Founding Farmers-Montgomery County. Our waiter was friendly, attentive, and offered very good menu selections. Our meals were fresh and perfectly prepared. We all had a great time and are looking forward to our next visit. I highly recommend Founding Farmers.

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

Waitress was horrible ignored me and my wife on our 20 wedding anniversary by attending to a white couple that was seated after us but directly next to US.
The waitress didn’t offer us anything to drank just dropped the menu off and left. She then seated the white couple next to us she asked them did they need anything , may I get you some water or something else. Then my wife look at me said are your serious right now. The waitress came around that and after ask did we need water, right next to us !!!

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JY
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food and service. I felt the drinks were on the expensive side but everything else was really good.

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

I came here for a work dinner and it was nice because some people were vegetarian and there was plenty of options for them to choose from. The specialty sodas were a big hit!

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LL
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Mother’s Day dinner and the power went out and we were told to leave after about ten minutes. No apologies and not even allowed to order a drink. I realize the situation was not in their control, but it was poorly handled.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 4 days ago

Lisa, I am very sorry this happened and that we failed to accommodate you. Sadly without electricity, we are not able to safely make any drinks or food, nor have the power to ring up items in the computer. :/ That said, we do hope to have you back for another try and I will send you a PM to keep in touch. -Amy

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R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Server was very personable. Enjoyed the food. "Chips" appetizer was very good. The visit was made"unusual" by the fact that the power went out in the middle of dessert.

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CF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but not for the price. Family of five, we spent over $100 for the meal. Service was excellent on a busy night

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great area in potomac and great service. Unique menu with cornbread, southern chicken

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F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Great choices for vegans. Even though it was Mother’s Day and they wetter busy, we were not rushed.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Our visit was fine, everything went well. It wasn’t as I had imagined but overall decent.

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OG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Service and food were very good. Nice and variable menu selction.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

2nd time to Farmers, I made a reservation for my wife and daughters on Mothers Day which was also my wife's birthday. Staff was attentive and kind, especially the manager who was making the rounds also. My only real complaint was that I asked the waitress if I could get my wife a small piece of birthday cake as a treat for my wife for her special day. All of us were full anyway because of the very good food. Every restaurant does this birthday treat as a courtesy but we were charged for a sorbet with a candle on it which I thought unnecessary. That kind of left us with a sour finish. Thanks for listening, John Walsh

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for Mother's Day my mom and I thought the short ribs were very tender and yummy and the squash risotto was to die for and my daughter said it was the best hotdog she ever had. It was very busy but had reservations and did not what long. Very noisy so if you have hearing problems like my mom then it may be hard for you.

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SG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and drinks! Service was weird. They brought our apps after the main course was delivered. I was hoping to go a bit slower with my food so made it feel rushed. However, they didn't charge us for the apps. but still, I would have rather eaten my apps slowly and then received my main course.

Having said that I will still go back.

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CO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have mother's day brunch. The food was fantastic as well as the service.

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LR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food at Founding Farmers is very good. Even though the noise level is a bit elevated, I would still recommend the restaurant.
The staff will try to seat your party as soon as you arrive, and wait staff tend to you right away.
You will not be disappointed.

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j
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating breakfast at Founding Farmer's. We had a reservation for Mothers day, table was ready on arrival, the servers are very friendly and attentive, the food was excellent-great Mother's day treat!

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing your kind words with us! We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon. -Amy

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was amazingly good nice and hot and fresh and the server was awesome man my husband will definitely be going back for lunch or dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Did not feel special. Food was fabulous service was horrible. Will not be returning to this location.

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent and very attentive to how empty our drinks were. Offering refills and prompting if we would like anything to go. Incredibly patient when we took a while to order. Overall great experience.

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We were a table of 7 that got seated a few minutes before a very large party. We were celebrating 2 birthdays. Our server put in our 3 appetizers at the same time as our 7 entrees so as a result everything came out at the same time. 4 of the entrees came out lukewarm so were sent back to heat up. The manager came over to apologize but nothing was done about it. It would have been nice to have some $$ taken off our check or a dessert or two. Subpar is the best way to describe our experience and we will not be going back nor would we recommend it.

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s
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My husband and I had a great dinner out. Roasted chicken is always a hit. Their mashed potatoes are amazing! I tried something new - the crazy corn chicken salad. It was good although I would ask for it without the caramel corn next time. We had great service. The noise level was quite high, which it likely always is - especially on a Saturday night. Great experience overall.

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p
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The carrot cake is delicious but it shrunk significantly. I was not expecting a sliver for $9.50.

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ES
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit was fantastic. Our server was excellent. The food was great. I noticed biscuits being delivered to other tables, they were to die for.

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I ordered the chicken and waffles and they didn’t taste like the order I got in DC. I was a little disappointed.

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TT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Made a reservation online and the hostess couldn’t find the reservation. That was frustrating that it took awhile to prove that a reservation was made. I showed an email confirmation then we got a table. The restaurant was packed and reservations are needed.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, TTsv for letting us know and I am very sorry this happened! We appreciate your kind patience with the glitch in our system and hope to have you back for another try soon. -Amy

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AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great for our early Mother's Day brunch. Portions were huge, so get ready for leftovers or share with a friend. Wish they had a kids menu with smaller portions for the little ones.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good, it was definitely an experience. The farm house ambience was delightful. Our server was extremely kind, knowledgeable, and helpful. The only downside sides were the noise and the lack of following the dress code(per open table) of the other patrons, most of which wore jeans and t-shirts.

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TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We gave it raving reviews the first visit but this time we were slightly disappointed. No impossible meatloaf!!! The baked chicken tasted like it wasn’t completely cooked even though it looked like it was. The coffee was good but wasn’t served hot only warm. The hot chocolate taste like it needed more milk. I still love this place but this particular visit was.....just ok.

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SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had never eaten at this location - just as good as the others! Butternut squash risotto was excellent.

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B
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I love the restaurant and go often. However this was one of the worst meals I have had there. I had a Rueben. Unfortunately, 80% of the meat was fat. Also the fries were cold. I did say something and they gave us a free dessert; however, that did not make up for how bad the rest of my meal was.

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JF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I had the bourbon French toast with sausages. The frenchtoast, while delicious, was undermined by the thin syrup. The coffee was slightly bitter but hot and served with fresh cream. I love Farmers and use them regularly for business meals.

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n
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Founding Farmers was excellent. We enjoyed an excellent chardonnay from Washington state. Our appetizers of Avocado Toast and Ahi Tuna Bites were very generous and delicious. Main courses were Salmon Meuniere and Spaghetti Squash. Again, generous servings and delicious. Our server did a super job of pacing things and answering all our questions.

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T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing breakfast, wonderful service. Always love Founding Farmers for work and for fun.

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Responded on May 12, 2019

Thank you, Tricky! We are thrilled to read that your breakfast went so well. :) -Amy

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