About Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
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.
Potomac, MD 20854
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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
Montrose Road West
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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; MoCo@FarmRequest.com.
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Founding Farmers - Montgomery County Ratings and Reviews
This was my first time at my girlfriends favorite restaurant. The greens were awful, they lacked seasoning. The fried chicken was excellent. The service was ok. Mary was a bit slow in responding, but she was polite. We will be back again because my baby loves it here and the food was ok.
Food is consistently good. Even if you cannot flag your server, anyone can help. You may not be seated at your reservation time as hey do fall behind schedule quite often. $ 17 for two pieces of chicken greens and mashed potato is expensive. Prices are steep...
Went out for Sunday brunch with a few friends. Made it through the meal and everything was okay. The part that I had the issue with was that night i get an email from my bank saying that there was an overdraft fee charged. I looked into my account and saw that founding farmers did not charge me the $72.10 like they were supposed to. They ended up charging me $180!!! I go in the next day and told me to wait until Wednesday to see if the charges would fall off and refused to pay the overdraft fee that they caused! If they would have charged me the proper amount that would not have happened. Now because of their mistake I not only have $180 of my money tied up for four days but I’m also getting charged an additional $40 because of it! Very poor customer service. The food wasn’t even that good I could have went out and bought good steak for that kind of money. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
Drove all the way out there for beignets on my birthday. Ordered. Waited. Watched others who ordered after us receive beignets. Waited some more. Server finally comes to say beignets are running behind and it will be 30 minutes, would we like to have them after our meal. The meal suddenly appeared. We cancelled beignets. Frankly, the right choice from a health standpoint. But sad birthday with no beignets. Food was good as it usually is. But no breakfast beignets. #Sad
A group of my high school friends from out of town got together just to reconnect. The group included meat lovers and vegetarians. Founding Farmers did not disappoint. The group was delighted from the beginning to the very end - from appetizers to desserts. My friends were wowed by the ambiance , the food, the service and the tasty selections. I am so glad I choose a dependable, favorite spot. You did not disappoint me Founding Farmers. We enjoyed every morsel.
Our server was very knowledgeable about the farm to table concept. He shared this with my guests and they were intrigued. He was patient and responsive. It was a great evening.
I have been dining at Founding Farmers for years. For the first time, there were problems with the brunch. The food was cold—-even my hot chocolate. The waitress brought an additional cup. It also was cold. The hash browns and eggs were cold. When they were returned, the new plate had burned hash browns and partially uncooked scrambled eggs. Either the person cooking needs retraining or the manager needs to be changed. We had an early reservation. I think the chef might have been told to prepare food in advance. As a result, it sat out and got cold. I was not charged for my meal but I had looked forward to it. The experience was both a shock and a disappointment. I usually love Founding Farmers.
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