Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
9615 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. We also have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend Buffet 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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 9615 people are saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnESideout
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Founding Farmers was wonderful. Everything was great from the drinks to the appetizers to the main courses. We were too full for the dessert but got some chocolates to go and those are great too.

Mac & Cheese was the best I ever had.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you so much for your review! Glad to see everything was wonderful! :)

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vipCodyL
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Founding Farmers experience keeps getting better and better post pandemic reopening. Enjoyed a FANTASTIC happy hour and bringing family members to their first time here. Noel was an absolutely fantastic server and Caleb continues to surprise and amaze me in ways that make me feel really special as a regular there at Founding Farmers.

Keep it up everybody. Love the things you all are doing and especially the people you have brought to the team!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was not up to par this time around. We visit this location a lot, and this is the first time we received not so great service. It was disappointing and set the tone for our meal.

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vipKearaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The brunch was delicious and very much worth the price. COVID precautions but keep in mind that most items are still buffet-style.

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KimberlyC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken is really good as is the macaroni and cheese. They are all good about allowing you to substitute sides. The portions are good, and desserts are fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had the spicy fried chicken , came with a biscuit, grits and collard green. But the grits were thick and unseasoned, as well as the greens. Tastes as if it was just boil in water. There was no flavor, just watery. The biscuit that came with it was again, thick and dry. The saving grace of it was the chicken and the honey sauce. Very disappointed, especially since we waited two hours to be seated.

We would have sent it back but we were extremely hungry after the wait, and just decided to just enjoy it the best we could.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great! We enjoyed the food! Our teas/coffee took a while but we noticed there was only one waitress in our section so we gave it sometime. When they did arrive, they were delicious, especially the chai latte!

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AndreaE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good. Our server Diamond was the best. She offered suggestions on what to order and was constantly attentive to our needs making sure we did not want or wait long for anything. Always checked to make sure if we were alright or needed anything. Kudos to Diamond.

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DebW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Went to Founding Farmers for a business lunch and ordered the Salmon on cedar plank, which was fantastic. I was disappointed it was the same price for lunch as it was on dinner menu. I felt all prices were a bit high so not such a great value, but the food was very good.

Our server essential took our order and never appeared again until it was time for him to drop off the check.

I do recommend the food, but the rest I would say dine at your own risk!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and sharing these details with our team. I am so sorry your visit was to be desired, and nothing about our service or food turned your experience around for the better. This said, I'd love to connect and find a way to make this right! Please email me: kschumacher@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Kerry

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I typically love this restaurant but was shocked at how the value has nose dived. The cornbread was super salty the fried chicken was super dry and the service was mediocre at best. I was super disappointed because I love this restaurant not sure I’ll be going back.

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vipHaydeeL
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Though I specifically requested a quiet table, we had to seat in a booth in the bar section where the noise was so loud we had to shout to hear each other. Our server tried to be attentive but we had to keep asking for what one normally expects at a restaurant.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. It is sad to say we failed, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Amber

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KevinS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal, as always at FF!

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vipMarilyn
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and terrific service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Scrambled eggs I ordered were mixed in with the jam so about a quarter of my eggs were sweet. I didn’t get a spoon or stirrer for My coffee despite asking multiple times, I ended up using my knife to stir my coffee. Also I tried to order extra toast but didn’t have anyone come by and then I ended up just asking for the check. Pretty disappointed given that I spent $30 on this breakfast.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and 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: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amber

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KaseyH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Subpar - significantly over priced for final product. Requests to wait staff go ignored and attention to detail is not there. Some food came out cold and requests for basic changes - add cheese, request for mayo after food arrived, etc. - are not executed by the staff. Few options for those with dietary restrictions when requests for changes to menu items are not honored.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on July 28, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Amber

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RichardB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was a bit slow. The food (steak and loaded potato) was warm but not hot. Still on our list as a place to go occasionally...

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was really slow and server seemed to be irritated when we asked for something.

Food was delicious

Drinks were kind of watered down.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on July 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and I am very sorry the food and 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: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amber

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Is a nice place and the food is really good but i had a very bad experience with the service of the waitress who was at the entrence of the restaurant because she took me to my table using the service hall action that made me feel really uncomfortable including all my family

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on July 28, 2021

Thank you for your review and sharing these details with our team. I am so sorry your visit started off on the wrong foot, and nothing about our service turned your experience around for the better. This said, I'd love to connect and find a way to make this right! Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amber

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SarahK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waiter was nice but had no sense of urgency, prioritization or sanitation as he served drinks without straws and food without plates. He served the drinks with his hands covering the top part of the glass where someone's mouth would be placed to drink out of the glass. Then we had to wait for him to make stops at a few other tables before bringing our straws so that we can have a drink. He also served appetizers without plates so we had to wait several minutes for him to bring plates and our food got cold. When he brought the plates, his fingers were all over the inside of the plates. He needs proper training, especially in the world of Covid. I should have said something nicely but didn't want do that in front of guests we were dining with.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on July 28, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the service missed the mark. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with- please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Amber

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vipChariseT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The food at Founding Farmers was extremely underwhelming. First off, we received the most bland, tasteless fried chicken and Mac and cheese I’ve ever encountered, plus, the waitress forgot our donut. Warning: order the Chicago hot dog at your own risk. We frequent Chicago and the street vendors there serve a better hot dog than this place. I ordered the cedar planked salmon medium rare; I received it well done. Ugh! My husband took 2 bites of his meal, requested the bill, and refused a container. Under normal circumstances, the wait staff would express concern when you abandon full plates of food. Here, the waitress did not ask ANY questions. No one seems to be concerned with providing a great experience. Oh, we overheard the manager (we assume) asking the wait staff to stay off of their cellphones and “look busy.” I wish him luck. It’s going to take a bit more than that. We felt so defeated at the end of the meal that we just called it an early evening. Meh.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 7 days ago

Hi, Charise. We are so sorry we failed during your visit and sadly, you left under-whelmed with your overall experience. This said, I would love to have a hand in turning this around and please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Amber

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angela
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Plate sizes are smaller with 5% price increase. Services are slow with 1 hour waiting for food to be on the table.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on July 28, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and 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: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amber

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JahiraJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed the ambience and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and our server Jessica was really good

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for my fiancé's 30th since this is where you use to go all the time and the place still is amazing as always

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MillieV
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was okay. They gave us the wrong food but quickly changed the order. The tea tasted like coffee but the homemade soda was okay.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on July 25, 2021

Bummer. :( We are so sorry you left under-whelmed with your overall experience. This said, I would love to have a hand in turning this around and please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Amy

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