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Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

4.4
9838 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We have been working together to do everything we can to help #flattenthecurve, and along the way, ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are now beginning to reopen our doors to guests following new government guidelines. For those of you who are ready to make your way back to dining out, we are here to serve. We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and continue working to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn everything we are doing.
For those of you still wanting to #StayHome, we still have to go and delivery every day, and our Market & Grocery.
Curbside Pick Up: ORDER ONLINE FoundingFarmers.com

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 9838 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good. The ambiance and service were good. I would definitely return.

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ncMD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ate lunch inside, mid-week, every other table has been removed, excellent spacing during this pandemic. Ate dinner outside last week, spacing outside is good, too. They have numerous heaters and a fire pit. I believe the restaurant is not fully staffed. Our server seemed to have quite a few tables both inside and out. We waited a little longer to order, and to get our food, than in the past, however we arrived at Noon and were out by 2:00 so, not bad. I watched another table of 3 arrive after us and leave before us, not sure why. Food is the same excellent quality. They've added a 4% pandemic fee but that's understandable. I believe they have more wait staff in the evening, plus trainees. Menu is avialable via QR code, however I could bring it up on my iPad and I already knew what I wanted. I could have sworn they gave us a regular menu last week at dinner. They do have plastic dessert menus available.

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vipChrisW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food was good. plenty of options for everyone.

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vipcer2141
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant birthday celebration outdoors at FF MoCo. Great food and service. A little slow on dessert, which wasn't clear from the menu, but a wonderful meal overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

chicken and waffles were simply not good and definitely not worth the price

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MarkM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had Shrimp and Grits. It was very good reminded me of New Orleans.
My friend got the Brisket of beef it was good but the potatoes were cold. They offered to replace them and reduced the cost in half. Service was very good.

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ClaudiaG
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Will be back again soon.

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vipgerry
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Heaters did not work making it uncomfortable to eat outside.

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Pierre
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Very cold interior with a cold weaThe waitress was not perfect.
Placing was terrible

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vipHansH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipMidwesterner
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our evenings at Founding Farmers. Carmen is an excellent waitress and Kevin is a master at mixing cocktails.

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JVic
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I heard great things about this restaurant so I was pretty disappointed by the experience. The corn bread appetizer seemed undercooked, and when our main courses arrived, they were at room temperature (including fries, which are gross when they’re almost cold). I asked for cheese on my burger, and they forgot about it and had to be reminded about it 2x. Another person in my party had to place a drink order 2x and it took about 30 minutes for it to finally arrive. We also were sitting outside and had headlights shining in our eyes from cars pulling up for takeout orders. This place is really not worth the expense that you are being expected to pay for it (especially with having extra fees tacked on to compensate for covid).

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 3 days ago

Bummer. :( I am real sorry, JVic for the disappointments with our service, food preparation & the placement of your table. We feel badly this experience was not one for the books and appreciate you taking the time to let us know these details. On that note, I'd love the chance to follow up and do my best to turn around the outcome to your visit. I will send you a follow up message with my email address and hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

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WendyW
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server. Felt sufficiently distanced from others. Mashed potatoes were so creamy and the meat tender Husband LOVED shrimp n grits

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vipTovi
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was cold, sent back, it came out cold again!

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 3 days ago

I am real sorry for the cold meal x2! :( This is such a bummer, and we feel badly this happened. With that said, I would love the chance to make this right and will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service during the pandemic. outdoor seating is comfortable.

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vipBTExpress
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love making repeat visits to Founding Farmers because I know what I am going to experience with consistency in atmosphere and food preparation.. This occasion was for my 65th birthday!! Our waiter was nice, knowedgable, fun and cute. I have to find an excuse to come back sooner rather than later.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and nice service!

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Wali
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the atmosphere

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jazygal03
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I usually like the food at Founding Farmers but was really disappointed with my meal this time. The meat was fatty and lacked good flavor.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, and I am real sorry the meal you were served was not up to par this time. :( I'd love the chance to find out what dish it was, and make this right! I will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully connect further. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
251 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was nice to get back to Founding Farmers after all these months. We ate outside, and service was good and the food hadn't lost a step. I'm going to try to return as long as the weather remains relatively warm.

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JX29
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding farmers was great. The food was delicious and the service was perfect.

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JulianaA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was nice,,,delicious food the waiter was super nice I enjoyed my birthday

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 20, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :) :) :) Thank you for celebrating with us and we hope to have you back again soon. -Amy

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BintuS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The chicken and waffles was great but the French toast and beignets were very mediocre we had to send them back. You can’t go wrong with the chicken and waffles!

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vipMizzle
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great! I love this place and can't wait for the next time

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GenZ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I ordered my usual Southern Fried Chicken. I was a little sad that i maybe got 4 ounces of chicken between both pieces. Usually, i have to save the other piece for another meal. This one was all scald and you could tell by looking at it that it was a much smaller piece than usual. But otherwise, everything was great.

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Mary
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience2

The server sucked. He only came to take our drink order, food order and that was it. I asked for lemon and never got it. My friend order dark meat for chicken (the server said they could do it) instead of checking before putting the order in. My friend got white meat instead. We had to ask another server for our check. The manager came by and apologized, but the damage was already done. The server only had three tables. One of his other tables asked the manager for the check as well.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you, Mary for sharing your review with us. I am real sorry the service was not at all up to par, and sadly the enjoyment of your experience was completely compromised! :( Of course, we appreciate you sharing your feedback with our MOD during your visit, BUT are now saddened to know that we failed to turn around your visit. That said, I would love to take a hand at making this right and will send you a PM with my email address to continue this conversation. -Amy

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Agsjksmw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not worth the price, also didn’t appreciate the added pandemic charge

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 20, 2020

Bummer...we are real sorry to read this experience was sadly considered not "worth the price " and our temporary pandemic surcharge was not appreciated. :( Please know, we take all reviews to heart and our team will surely look into what can be done to improve the overall quality experience we aim to offer. Thank you for letting us know your feedback, and we hope to have you back for another try! Please call us: 301-340-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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SteveK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

An extra “Pandemic Service Charge” which was not disclosed until I saw it on the bill. Restaurant obviously was not full, perhaps 30% capacity when we were there, but it took over 15 minutes each time to bring drinks.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 18, 2020

Hi Steve: Thank you for your review and I am real sorry our temporary pandemic surcharge caught you off guard (please know, we have a note on our menu, however still feel bad this was unexpected). We also apologize that the drinks were slow to be delivered, and will definitely use your feedback to improve for next time. Again, we appreciate it and hope to have you back for another try soon! Please call us anytime for a reservation: 301-340-8783. -Amy

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vipUnclejohn
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit to this restaurant. Parking was tight and not many people inside for dinning but outside full. Had chicken fried steak Kyle had the brisket. Both were very good. Corn bread was dee-lish. Had a milkshake for dessert also very good. DID NOT RECEIVE POINTS FOR DINNING!!! I received points I apparently did not click the right button. My bad. Restaurant good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the Founding Farmers DC and absolutely loved it! This time we headed to Moco’s and had a really good time! Known for their farm to table experience, their Chicken salad Sandwich was really creamy and tender chicken spread with pop of raisins and nuts complemented the flavors perfectly! My friend ordered their creme brûlée cheesecake which was soo creamy, light, and absolutely delish as well and definitely a must try! Also, don’t forget to dig into their PB mousse pie, a divine rich dessert filled with peanut butter and chocolate layer in a pie crust! Would absolutely recommend this place! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!

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Eda22
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service from Tye and the food is awesome with generous helping. Crab and artichoke appetizer is a most recommendable

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BillP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the dinner. The food was very good. The deserts were awesome.

Order the beignets. Trust me these were amazing

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 16, 2020

Thanks Bill! We appreciate it and already look forward to having you back for another delicious meal soon! :) -Amy

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vipCarolynMBP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated my daughter's birthday in one of her favorite restaurants, which fortunately had outdoor dining options available. Well stocked with propane heaters for the outdoor area, they should be able to accommodate diners outdoors for much of the fall/winter, I'd expect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice server.

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vipRandiS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were terrific but I was super annoyed they felt the need to charge a pandemic charge. We asked to get it removed and they did but I am sure a lot of folks don’t actually look at the bill. Please do and get it removed!!!!!

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TalD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was not good-we had to ask for beer list several time and never got it and never ordered any drinks. Server was not very nice or professional either. Carpet upstairs on second level was old and gross.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on October 14, 2020

Oh gosh! I am very sorry for the multiple disappointments that took place with the service & ambiance during your visit. :( I'd love the opportunity to connect and do what I can to make this right! I will send you a follow up msg with my email address. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was so bad I had to go inside and ask for the plastic utensils myself after 10 mins of waiting

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was friendly. Enjoyed our evening.

FAQs

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - Montgomery County also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 340-8783.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County is rated 4.4 stars by 9838 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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