Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

4.4
10308 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
  • 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 10308 people are saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMalka
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were disappointed in the service. The server had to come back several times to clarify our orders. Servers were walking around with drinks and food trying to figure which table it belonged at. Beverage orders took a very long time to arrive. The noise level was also very loud, making conversation difficult. However, the food was wonderful. I hope the service problems were due to a one time issue, as we really like Founding Farmers.

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vipRachelW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was great and a real treat post-Covid.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 6 hours ago

Thank you! We appreciate you sharing this with our team and hope to have you back for another great meal soon! :) -Amy

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Dcmad
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

First time there for Father’s Day. Service a big slow, air conditioning not working well. Food was awesome!

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LynnG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Sat outside. Took a really long time to get our drinks. In fact, our appetizers which we ordered after our drinks, came first. Then we had to wait for appetizer plates and ask where our drinks were. We probably would have ordered a second round of drinks had we been served more timely.
Food wasn’t as good as I remembered from past experiences. The almond crusted trout was dry and bland. The rest of what we ordered was good but nothing special except for the beignets which are always the best. And the infused vodka drinks are outstanding.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 6 hours ago

Bummer. :( We're so sorry for the slow turn-around for the drinks ordered and the subpar meal quality on top of this. That said, I would love to make this right and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Amy

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Brittany
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The restaurant was extremely hot inside and uncomfortable, our food was bland, our waitress however was really nice and accommodating. I got sick mid dinner and had to leave, never will return to this location.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 6 hours ago

Thank you, Brittany for sharing your review with us. I am so sorry nothing about this experience went as planned, and you left sick in the middle of your meal. :( This is truly a bummer for us to learn and we appreciate you sharing your email address with us to follow up! This said, I will be in touch shortly and appreciate it! -Amy

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LauraH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I ordered blackened catfish with green beans and grits. Everything was cold. The catfish was ok, but I believe the green beans were frozen and the grits were dry and undercooked. I didn't send it back, but when the waitress saw I didn't eat anything, she asked how I liked my food. When I told her, she took the meal off of the bill.
I know restaurants are over burdened on holidays, this was Father's Day, but I won't be back.
The food is mediocre and way too expensive. Plus they haven't changed their menu in ions. Do chefs taste their food?

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 6 hours ago

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

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JayP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wait and bus staff were awesome, despite having to deal with a nearby rude customer who seemed to complain...loudly...about just about everything.

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vipJB112
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent here. I love the fact that they believe in making food from scratch and serving it fresh.

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RacquelN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food looks good appealing to the eye but lacks in flavor.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 6 hours ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food served was not up to par flavor-wise. :( I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the dissatisfaction you left with- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, food ordered, date dined + location. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch for Father's Day! Food was great and service was great!

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JuditM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow. It took almost 1 hour from the time the order was placed to the time the food was brought to the table. Server did not even come back to the table to check if refills were needed

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 6 hours ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry our 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: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Amy

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AshleighG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our brunch for Father’s Day!! The service and food was excellent!! It was very busy but you would never have know because they were on the ball!

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Disaster
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service was slow but that was to be expected since it was Father's Day. However, there was no excuse for how bad the food was. The beignets and biscuits were great, but everything else was overcooked, bland, and overall unimpressive. There was also no menu for kids for breakfast.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 6 hours ago

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

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vipTina
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We visited on Father's Day Sunday for breakfast so the restaurant was busy. I know places are getting used to full capacity again, so exercising patience, yet it was not an ideal visit. 1) We did not see our server much. Someone else ended up bringing us and closing out the check, which we had to wait a long time for. 2) inside the air was sweaty and not cool, didn't feel properly ventilated. 3) Plating was not great...looks like things were slapped on the plate in a rush to get it out.

I'm sure they are working out the kinks...

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 6 hours ago

Bummer. :( We're so sorry for the multiple disappointments with your Father's Day visit at this location. This said, I would love to have a hand in turning this around and ask you please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Amy

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Emi852
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, reasonably priced, excellent service. I went on fathers day so it was a bit noisy and busy but still has excellent ambiance and was not nearly as noisy or crowded as I anticipated. Wonderful experience.

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Carol
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was average. Order came wrong and waitress insisted that’s what I ordered. I ended up canceling my order and sharing with my husband. It didn’t seem they were even trying to be friendly. Very different than my other experiences at this location.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 6 hours ago

Thank you, Carol for sharing your review with us. I am very sorry the meal you ordered was wrong when served, and our service missed the mark on top of this. :( I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the disappointment you left with- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amy

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JanetS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt cared for and safe. Our food was delicious and we have left overs. Yay!

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kemc1580
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Wow...I’ve love this restaurant for years and yesterday I witness a strength behavior among my waitress and her different tables. The food as al seats good. No complains there. Let’s just say that other tables received more attention from my waitress and who could’ve been the manager of duty. 1. Our food not only took for ever 2. she messed up our desserts 3. Other 3 tables got refills/drinks/plates/silverware without having to call her over. 4. And yes it happened not just with my table but the table next two us with two black females. Will not go back to this location.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 2 days ago

Oh gosh! I am very sorry for the inconsistent service observed and feel terrible our team failed to deliver this time. :( What you shared is not at all the impression we want our valued guests to leave with, and I'd appreciate the chance to turn this around- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will certainly make sure this is properly addressed with our team. -Amy

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vipLuvToDine
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Crowded entryway; a bit disorganized. Hostess staff very accommodating but somewhat overwhelmed with influx of people during peak time. Pancakes and Benedict’s were very good but waiters needed to be reminded of requests for butter, glasses of milk, etc. in a very crowded environment with multiple requests, wait staff seemed a little stretched but did the best they could. All with a good attitude!

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, LuvToDine for your feedback. We are so sorry for any lapses in our service during your visit, and are very appreciative of your kind patience with our team. We hope to have you back again soon- it means so much to us- and please email me anytime I can help with a reservation (or anything needed!) in the future: Amy@FRG.Farm. -Amy

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vipDuke
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First family dinner together in over a year. We celebrated Fathers Day and had a great time!

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Cindy
New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food but service was slow. Seems like they were understaffed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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DEBP
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met an old friend for brunch and we lucked out and got a quite table. We both had Solomon eggs Benedict. It was very excellent. Service was top notch. Always a good place to good for brunch, need to make a reservation on the weekend.

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NicoleT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great food. It would be nice if the restaurant would offer a brunch options for kids. My daughter and niece had a lot of food to take home.

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RocioP
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The 2nd levels sitting it not that great

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vipanna
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly servers, checked back just often enough, good food, a little bit pricier than I remembered. We ate outdoors, and I have always enjoyed outdoors at FF Moco.

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Ashlee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazingly good! My father enjoyed his 60th birthday! Server JP was a joy to have. Job well done.

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Sonny
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As usual, the quality of the food was great. Service was a bit slow, but could see everyone was bus, so that's understandable. Look forward to coming for b'fast some time soon.

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viprayjeee3
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Honestly pretty lackluster experience. The server might have been new idk but he was not very helpful and seemed confused a lot. The food was pretty salty and nothing was great. We got the deviled eggs- didn’t like. The farmer salad was great however. A salad had broccolini in it so I asked if we could get a side of broccolini as my 2 YO loves broccoli. The server said he would check and never said anything, so I followed up just saying can we get or no? If not I wanted green beans. He said he’d check but ended up sending a manager out to say no- this was weird because I said it was no big deal we’d take green beans, I was legit just asked if possible. Just odd. The cookie dessert was literally burnt like they were hockey pucks which was INFURIATING. Idk why I’m spending $9 on cookies that are all over cooked. Honestly probably the last time I go here as the service and food has gotten continuously worse with each trip. ALSO, the “14oz” prime rib was anything but maybe they weight before they cook it?! Lollll maybe 7 oz.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 2 days ago

Bummer. :( We're so very sorry your experience fell short by these counts and ended up being all around "lackluster". That said, I would love to have a hand in turning this around and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Amy

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KellyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had another wonderful meal at a Founding Farmers last night! We made a 5:15pm reservation and there were plenty of tables open when we got there, but the restaurant was full when we left. We were excited when we were seated upstairs as we were the only ones, however we were seated right next to a hallway where all the wait staff were standing around and talking. This is my only complaint from the night, as everything else was excellent.

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vipMelG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Slow kitchen but great servers and great food.

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KarenG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was terrific! Great set-up! I hope they keep the outdoor option for a long time to come. Also our waiter was outstanding and the food was delicious!

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vipJeffreyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Typically FF has great service but we had a recent horrible experience. Food was delayed, items forgotten, orders gotten wrong. That would all be fine if our server and the manager were at least nice about it, or at least made some gesture, they just instead grunted that they were overworked and too bad.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Jeffrey for your review and I am very sorry our service missed the mark this time. :( While it is true, we are currently understaffed, I absolutely agree our team should have made this right on our end! That said, I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and do my best to turn around the disappointment you left with- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Amy

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JaneL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two of our group came very late, and the wait staff was very gracious and gave us all excellent service. The food was delicious, as always.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good overall meal and service, would recommend and will be back soon!

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AhmedT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

When I booked with the this place I specifically confirmed that I’m celebrating my 1st anniversary with my wife. But unfortunately they didn’t do ANYTHING at all for that not even getting us a nice table spot. Not a small peace of cake!! They just don’t care about your special occasions!! The food was alright nothing special because it was a bit cold. But what really annoyed me with the service is that the waitress put the cheque on the table while we were still eating, as if she is pushing us to leave!! Absolutely not a high class place if you have important guests. Imagine all that when it was our anniversary, I wonder how the service would look like if it was just a casual meal?!.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 5 days ago

I'm very sorry the rushed service & lukewarm food failed to make this a special Anniversary dinner. :( As for flowers or complimentary items, I'm sorry to share we don't offer this and feel badly this was unknown. Of course, we're always happy to help with anything prearranged (if you send flowers to the restaurant, have balloons for the table, pre-order a special dessert, etc.). This said, I'd love to touch base with you and ask you email me: Amy@FRG.Farm to continue this conversation. -Amy

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ZanK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Expensive for what you get.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 5 days ago

Bummer. :( We are so sorry the quality was just not there and you left underwhelmed this time. I would love the chance to follow up and find out more about your feedback. Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, details of your visit, date dined & location. Thank you and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

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MarceloW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding at FF. Never had a miss there. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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SharonH
Washington DC
2 reviews