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Wed, 4/25
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Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

4.4
7828 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
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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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

Dinner:
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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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
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; MoCo@FarmRequest.com.
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 7828 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed a late dinner / dessert at FF. it was surprisingly very busy but accommodating. Service was good and food was very good. We went in for a light snack and dessert/coffee. We were not disappointed. Family friendly Restuarant with healthy options.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food and great service

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was delicious and service was excellent! My kids loved the vanilla soda!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our server Sidney was so sweet. Everything we ordered was great!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Main complaint is with the wait staff. We went for brunch on Sunday; we ordered a tea, a coffee, and a diet soda. The tea arrived first. . .with no cup. Just a pot. Then a glass with ice cubes appeared. No soda. It took another five minutes for the coffee to arrive, and only after prompting. When the main courses arrived, my order was incomplete. When we had the temerity to ask for the rest of the beverages, and the rest of the meal, our server was non-apologetic and almost seemed to resent being asked for assistance; not surly, but really close. If we were to go back, and assigned to this specific server, we would ask to be seated elsewhere.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

one of our go to restaurants,wait staff always friendly and knowledgable,love the garlic pepper wings

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a great dinner. The server was wonderful and the food was delicious. My mom said the crab cakes were the best she’s ever had. It was also very family friendly. We’ll be back

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our server Jason was great! He explained items on the menu and was very attentive to us during our meal.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Love FF, convenient parking compared to their DC location- same great food. A Saturday afternoon brunch, was busy- our waitress was not on top of our order, requests, etc. she forgot our appetizer, kids drink orders, and requests that were made with our orders. I removed 2 stars because of the poor service

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was OK for the price, as usual. But what's also become the usual at Founding Farmers is poor service. I've been here several times. The first few times, my experience was great. The last two times, the service was poor. On Friday, we ordered beers, they didn't show up for 10 minutes. When the waiter came to take our food order, I asked about the beers. He blamed the bartender, said they were slammed. But that wasn't the reason. The beers had clearly been poured several minutes ago because all of the head was gone. Lying to the customer is unacceptable. Own your mistakes and frankly, get fresh beers and apologize for the delay. When I waited tables, I'd never blame the bartender because I spaced out and forget about a table's drinks. I think I'll take a break from Founding Famers Moco for awhile.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My friends and I enjoyed our dinner very much. The food was delicious. There were numerous vegetarian options. Our waiter, Danny, was very attentive and knowledgeable.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Everyone is our party of 5 had a super delicious meal. The food was wonderful. The service was good but very slow and waited a long time for dessert and difficult to find our server.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Very good as usual!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Good food and service. We had a weird table that spaced us out so much that it we couldn’t really talk, especially with all the noise. It was still a good meal though!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was incredibly delicious! The waiter was very patient and thorough. I'm bringing back 2 more friends this week for dinner. Can't wait!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We had a great time at founding farmers!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great food. Lots of choices. Large portions. Full of flavour

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I specifically added on to the open table request that we were celebrating a birthday. When I got to the reservation desk, I reiterated my request. At the end of the meal NO ONE DID ANYTHING regarding the birthday. Very disappointing.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was not great and there was pieces of plastic baked into our appetizer. The menu requires a lot of care from the chef and it appears that the cooking staff is not willing to put in the time. The handmade pasta was tough and not enjoyable to eat. The bartender was sloppy and the drinks were poorly crafted.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I had been wanting to try Founding Farmers for a long time. Maybe my expectations were too high. It was OK, but not a good value and it was so loud it was not the dining experience I expected. If the prices were lower I'd have been more forgiving. I wouldn't refuse to dine there if a friend wanted to go, but we won't go again--there are too many other places to try.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Founding Farmers MOCO never disappoints! Today was my first time having dinner there because I was soo addicted to their brunch! But the corn bread, and the flavorful fried chicken! Oh and they make pasta in house! You will not be disappointed! The management and staff are always very helpful and will make your visit worth the trip!

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Seated 30 minutes later than our reservation even though our entire party arrived early, crammed into a too small area, drinks took forever. Food is great. Would have expected a visit from the manager, maybe comp an appetizer. Would not recommend for any group over 4 or 5.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Disappointed that we had to wait 45 minutes despite gave a reservation. Once we were seated, it took a ko ng time to get drinks and food. Good and service definitely did not merit the expense.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Absolutely phenomenal food for brunch. Quality cocktails. You will need to make a reservation - it's normally a substantial wait, but well worth it. Reasonably priced as well.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Don't get the protein plate. It is a pretty sad meal.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Never seen such disorganized service. Waited and waited for service. Ordered wine finally, all of sudden two meals appear. One not what we ordered. One salad never served, then got two salads and finally two meals originally ordered which were very good. Never seen service like this in all our time eating out!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was absolutely amazing!!! I had the Crab Benedict and my friend had the Blueberry Pancakes—-OH MY!!! Yummy!!! The cinnamon syrup—YES PLEASE!!!

The service was wonderful too!!! I can’t wait to go back again, we are going to make it a regular weekend event.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We absolutely love this restaurant! We will come again and again!! Everyone is so kind and very attentive!! Plus the food is great!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was a wonderful experience. I’ve been here before and I’m a fan of the variety and healthy food choices.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My burger was undercooked, could not eat it all. 2 of my friends were served the incorrect dish. Slow to get drink refills. I think our server was new.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food, great location, reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Good food and exceptional service!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was amazing and the service was incredible. Don't pass up a chance to experience this gem.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Service was sub par. Had to ask waitress for more water, coffee, check and everything else

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The quality of the food was truly impressive - beautifully made dishes that were delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My friend and loved the food. The serving staff members were friendly but very busy.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was great, service not so much. We had reservations, seated quickly, almost 10 minutes before our waiter showed. Food came quickly but waffles came with no syrup, finding our waiter took a while. He finally checked in on us, we got the syrup, he asked if we needed more cofffee, we said yes, he never returned. We should have asked the waiter that spent 20 minutes preaching the quran to the table beside us. More waiting for the check, and then for the return of our card. Set aside at least an hour for burgers and chicken and waffles.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Organic food that is awesome. I have never had such delicious American food before. The freshness of the locally sourced and organic raw materials adds to the flavors. Me and my wife are in love with this place

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The restaurant is very trendy and nice. My daughter had to have this special meatless burger and she loved it. She discovered the burger on a weekend trip to New York and had to find it in Maryland.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a reservation but still had to wait about 15 minutes.

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