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Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

7664 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Comfort Food (133)
  • Casual (120)
  • Local Ingredients (106)
MoCo's Founding Farmers is owned by the more than 40,000 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday: 8:45AM - 2:00PM
Sunday: 8:30AM - 2:00PM

Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Monday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday: 2:00PM - 11:00PM
Sunday: 2:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(301) 340-8783
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joe Goetze
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Cross street
Montrose Road West
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Parking details
Guests visiting MoCo's Founding Farmers enjoy 2 free hours of parking Monday-Friday, and 3 hours of free parking on Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot / deck located immediately adjacent to the restaurant.

If you park in the lower level garage, please be sure to check at the front desk for a parking validation ticket.
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Public transit
Take the Metro Red Line to the Rockville or Bethesda station • Take the Montgomery County Ride On 47 bus to the corner of Seven Locks Rd. and Montrose Rd. • Walk north along Seven Locks Road 0.1 mile to Cadbury Ave. • Turn right, walk 0.2 mile to 12505 Park Potomac Ave.
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The bar at Founding Farmers is a truly unique and innovative experience, with true mixologists specially trained in 'bar-chefing'. The bar menu harkens back to the pre-Prohibition era with handcrafted cocktails that use juices and mixers prepared by hand as well as Fountain Sodas and Phosphates, prepared to order.
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Special events & promotions
MoCo's Founding Farmers includes a second floor mezzanine level that is ideal for special gatherings, business meeting, parties or corporate events any time of day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The mezzanine can accommodate up to 75 guests comfortably seated for dinner, or up to 100 guests for a standing reception. The full restaurant is also available for buyouts.

To make a special event reservation, contact us at (301) 340-8783;
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 7664 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DollhouseSweets40 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Amazing... love it

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

We were at the restaurant on a Sunday evening before a Monday holiday and many others had the same idea !
We were seated within 5 minutes of our open table reservation time. Our server was very pleasant but clearly overworked.
We had a delay for drinks to arrive and again for dessert to be served. The main course was served perfectly hot and all four plates arrived at the same time.

We were seated in view of the TVs at the bar so the wait was not unpleasant. The food was tasty and we will be back!

Terp4life (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Fun spot with good energy. Servers very friendly. Better organization during the reservation checking process as seems a bit crazed. Only draw back is the menu specials go quickly.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very noisy. Very crowded. Food poorly timed coming out of kitchen. Food quality generally good but some inconsistency.

vipCraig (New England)
1.0  Dined 2 days ago

Although the food was good, the restaurant was way too crowded. Frankly, I'm surprised the fire commissioner lets that many people inside. The tables were so close, and the wait staff so inconsiderate, that on more than 20 occasions a server's rear end was less than a foot away from our food and faces as they waited on tables to our right and left. It was disgusting trying to eat with a big-bottomed staff member's rear end so close to our food and faces. We'll never go back.

ThomasB (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Really good food with a very nice selection. The service was really less than optimum. It took forever to place our order; the food came out at different times. The wait staff just seemed to be very overwhelmed.

5.0  Dined 2 days ago

This was my second visit to this location in as many days! The first visit was on Saturday (2/17/18) with my wife and a friend visiting from North Carolina for the weekend. We were going to see the new Black Panther movie on 11:30 am on Sunday (2/18/18) with the same NC friend, as well as other friends that live in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area. There was a total of 7 of us.

We originally had a reservation at Del Monico's for lunch following the movie. However, our friend from NC asked me to cancel that reservation because she wanted us all to go back to Founding Farmers! I canceled the other reservation and subsequently reserved a table for 7. On our prior visit on Saturday, our waitress, Lisa, was EXCELLENT! So much so, that we specifically asked for her on our Sunday visit. We were told that they wouldn't be able to accommodate us, since Lisa was working in another section of the restaurant. Kim, the manager, saw us, and recognized us from the previous day. She understood that we wanted Lisa, and she made sure that we got her! AWESOME customer service. Lisa went above and beyond to make both of our visits enjoyable. We couldn't have been happier with the service we received. We will definitely recommend this restaurant (and OUR waitress, Lisa) to our family and friends!

Thanks for listening!

Cindy (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

We had a great experience. The staff was so gracious. (We had been stuck in horrible traffic and we were late for our reservation.) The food was very good. It’s a little pricey for casual dining which is why we don’t take our big crew here more often.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Awesome brunch! Can't go wrong with the chicken and waffles. A little crowded, but as long as you make a reservation, you should be fine.

Duano (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The Impossible Burger was fantastic. Service was great.