Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

4.2
10523 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We have been working together to do everything we can to ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are currently serving our scratch-made food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We also have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and weekday happy hour. If you would prefer to stay at home, we have To Go and delivery everyday. Our hot ready-to-eat Founding Farmers favorites are available To Go for breakfast, lunch & dinner, as well as our At Home special seasonal menus, which are started in our kitchens and ready to be finished in yours. We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and are continuing to adapt our operations to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 10523 people are saying
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RustyM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal.

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RosemaryE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best homemade food I have ate at a restaurant for a long time!

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much, Rosemary! We really appreciate you! -Najjah :)

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vipTerre
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The server, Ty (?), was great. I know that restaurants are severely understaffed and he had a lot of table for a Sunday. Please note that he is the server and not the cook. We ordered the fried chicken dinner and it came out back. The manager, Kim, took care of us. Also, I ordered the cookies to go and chose half each sugar and peanut butter. My daughter informed me today that the sugar cookies were bad. I am hoping that this is not a sign of this location's food service going down because I have raved about it.

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vipGrandfather
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sunday brunch

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DeepakK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The meatloaf was very good as was the shrimp n grits; the beignets were heavenly

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vipflexitarian
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of outdoor tables available with plenty of heat lamps spread around. Food and service also nice.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Najjah :)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We had reservations at 5:30 for 6 and we didn’t leave until 9pm. The first thing was after 30 mins of sitting the server came back to check again on our order. Then they brought out 3 wrong cocktails and then the wrong food. It was a mess!!!

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CandaceM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was easily able to make my reservations. I was seated on time and had a great time catching up with friends. The food was great!

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ErrickstonB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We enjoyed the experience

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vipScotty40
San Antonio
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was awful. Don’t seat s party if you don’t have staff to serve them. Food was mediocre at best. This used to be one of my favs but I won’t be back any time soon.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 4 days ago

I am sorry the food and service left you underwhelmed this visit. I would love to touch base and hopefully get this experience turned around. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, the date and location dined. Thank you. -Tiffany

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The menu can use some adjustments with better descriptions of the food. We ordered a chicken pot pie and it came with a bowl a soup with a biscuit on top. The objective to such dish is having the crust.

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Greenie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was the best service we have had since the beginning of Covid......kudos to the restaurant. The food was good and we ate outside

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Jvegas3
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

half the dishes we ordered were decent, the other half were borderline horrible

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 4 days ago

Hello, I am sorry about the disappointing outcome of your meals. I would appreciate the opportunity to get this experience turned around. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, the date and location dined. -Tiffany

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CarolinedD
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to sit outside today which was PERFECT. The inside did not seem overly crowded but it was good to be outdoors. Food and service were great!

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Caroline! Please make sure to visit us again....really soon! :) -Najjah

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vipRobertT
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Meatloaf was disappointing. Caesar salad was not great but salmon was prepared perfectly. Cappuccino should have been served when prepared but wasn’t. Foam was flat as a result.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 4 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome of your visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Kerry

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vipSteve
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The service was friendly and efficient; the food excellent. The prices have understandably increased due to the many effects of Covid.

However, in addition to the increased prices, the restaurant added a surprise 5% additional charge, entitled "recovery fee." Its labeling was insulting, as diners do not "owe" a restaurant a fee to help it recover from business and economic issues. We owe for food and service on the day of our visit. Pricing is up to the restaurant to make its business model work. But additional line items are out of bounds.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Steve. Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed the food and service! I am sorry we have given you the wrong impression regarding our Recovery Fee. Our restaurants, have been greatly affected by the pandemic and continue to be. We are facing ongoing costs with extensive paid sick leave, increased costs through the supply chain, protocols that increase costs, and the list goes on. We love to serve our guests and hope to continue to do so. Please join us again soon. -Kerry

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vipJeff
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We ate outside. It was cold. There were standing heaters in the dining area but none were functional. It made for an unplesant experience.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 7 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your dining experience this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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JackM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was very good.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 18, 2021

So glad you enjoyed yourself! Please visit us soon! -Najjah :)

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Bec1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu, nice environment and friendly service.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 18, 2021

So glad you enjoyed yourself! Please visit us soon! -Najjah :)

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GeraldL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING went a planed , the food was hot ,and the service was great

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you so much, Gerald! :) -Najjah

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vipTinaE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was sub par. The service was very slow and barely friendly. Disappointed overall.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Jessica

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Bria
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service! Long wait even with reservation. Food was not great.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and service missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Najjah

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vipMark
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

I keep trying to give this place a chance, but this is probably the last time I will go there. The service is always awful. The coffee was cold, the order was not correct, even my toast was not good. How can you mess up the toast? But what really was bad more than anything else was the service. Sometimes things don't come up okay from the kitchen, like cold coffee or the wrong order, but not having anyone to help you out with the requests, that is icing on the cake in terms of a bad dining experience. Moreover, this restaurant has the audacity to charge customers 5% on the top of the bill, to recoup losses due to covid. The nerve! I am never ever going back.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and service missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Najjah

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vipnope
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service wasn't awful but a bit spotty. One of our entrees was so salty we could barely eat it but since our serve never returned to check in we had to make do. The cocktail glasses seemed to have shrunk.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and service missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Najjah

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vipfoodlover
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers never disappoints - i would come just for those biscuits with their butter with a touch of honey

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 18, 2021

So glad you enjoyed yourself! Please visit us soon! -Najjah :)

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PRMDJ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and delicious food. Had a great visit!

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 18, 2021

So glad you enjoyed yourself! Please visit us soon! -Najjah :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Waiter and host was very rude impatient and seemed like they did not want to be there.