Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30200 Reviews
$30 and under
American
NOTE: 4/11 - 4/15 we are under going a kitchen spring refresh and will not be offering our regular service. Stay tuned! 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 and on our patio. We also have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend 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
  • 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
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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was not nearly as good as previous visits. The hamburger was dry and not well prepared. I was very disappointed. My friend ordered the chili burger and there was no chili. They brought a bowl after pointing that out but it was midway into the meal. The waiter was very nice and helpful but very green. May be my last visit to this restaurant.

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KarolM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I have been wanting to go to this place for years, but for some reason didn't get a chance to until this past weekend. Overall, for how much I paid, I was disappointed.

Highly recommend the Beignets! Whatever you do, order this!! They are crunchy on the outside and soft & chewy on the inside. Taste is delicious! They also come with 3 dipping sauces. We also ordered the bacon lollipops and they were fine, almost too sweety. We also ordered a Bloody Mary and Peach Bellini, but they were fine nothing spectacular.

For our meals, my wife had the crab cake eggs Benedict and I had the chicken & waffles with eggs & sausage gravy. Waffles were also delicious and crunchy. I loved the syrup because it had a hint of cinnamon. The chicken tenders were slightly spicy and was a great combo with the sweet waffles and syrup. Chef's kiss!

I also loved that they had outdoor seating! They have a whole set-up for outdoors with little booths, and that was super cute.

My biggest complaint is the service...was not great at all. We had a server named Kevin and maybe he was having a tough day. For the amount we're spending, I was expecting more friendly and attentive service. Could be that our waiter had an off day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service for a party of 7. We were seated within 10 minutes of arriving with a reservation. The food was excellent and prices were reasonable. We’d definitely come back to celebrate another occasion with a large group.

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SPgood
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Unfortunately after several meals at FF, dinner last night was very disappointing. Jason, our server was a nice guy and very pleasant. Outside seating was also a nice option.

Mushroom sausage gnocchi was not good. There was so much pepper in the dish that it made my throat burn and the sausage had little flavor. My wife’s ahi tuna bowl also missed the mark— way too much dressing and the tuna wasn’t very fresh.

Chicken pot pie was enjoyed while the prosciutto balsamic bread appetizer was just ok.

I understand the DC cost to eat out and am willing to pay for high quality—we were very disappointed with the meal which was also fairly pricey

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food 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: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Najjah

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MattyWhips
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time in the DC location. We normally frequent the King of Prussia locale. Food was delicious.

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KeetaJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Founding Farmers DC, Pennsylvania, Ave. The food was delicious, the service was great!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! -Najjah :)

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was nice and helpful, food is great, love the location.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I expected better quality of the food for the price. It was good but, given the prices, we thought it would be better.

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JuanV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, I recommended, all the best I’m back when visit DC

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! -Najjah :)

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SoonhwiK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very kind. It was my first expeience about Wasington DC and it was very cool for me

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 18 hours ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. Please come back soon!- Amber

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Rakesh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Despite the mad rush they stick to the reservation time to assign table. Food and presentation are both awesome. Service can be a little faster.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. We had a superb server!!!

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Steve
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!!! Protocols were great along with the ambiance.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

So glad you enjoyed yourself! Come back soon! -Najjah :)

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DeborahL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was usual good breakfast. The outdoor seating in semi-enclosed tables was very nice. The service was the worst I've ever had here or just about anywhere. Embarrassing as we had brought guests from out of town. No coffee refills despite 3 requests, no syrup brought for waffle and pancakes. After asking twice got it for one and then was asked "oh, do you want it for both?" Obviously both were stone cold by the time the syrup came. One of our guests never got her bacon until after 3 requests, we cancelled it ( everyone done eating). I don't know if I've ever posted negative review about a restaurant, but this was ridiculous. Maybe understaffed bcs of COVID, but we were there quite early and it was not even full yet. I would wait a while before trying again.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Deborah. 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 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: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Najjah

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KristinaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice ambience and good food. My daughter really enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Visiting DC with my teen to tour area universities and Founding Farmers was highly recommended when crowdsourcing restaurant recommendations. The check-in process and short wait were easy and a great start. As we sat down in the farmers market stand themed patio seating area, a gentleman greeted us and took our drink order. Just a he walked off, a young woman came and offered to take a drink order. We told her we’d just given our drink order to the other guy, and she gave us menus and went to get us water. She came back and offered to take an appetizer order and then asked if she’d told us about the app specials … no ….and offered her recommendations for apps. I suggested we would like our cocktails first and a few more moments with the menu and could she tell us the fish of the day? She did. The soup of the day? She did. The grapefruit seltzer came from the bar, but my wine did not, and when I asked the person delivering she said, our server should’ve delivered the wine because it doesn’t come from the bar. We were there a really long time before my wine was delivered, but I survived. We then shared a fig and prosciutto flatbread app - very tasty. The entree choices made it difficult to choose, but we decided on the Hay and Straw Bucatini and the Scallops with Butternut squash risotto. Scallops were particularly well prepared.

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RobinL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, seated right away. Good service

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Najjah :)

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AlejandraG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We had some issues getting the food right and the drinks took a long time to arrive, but it was overall great!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and sharing these details with our team. I am so sorry that there were issues getting the food and drinks right, 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: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Najjah

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Brett
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Poor service but great food. The waiter was not a good listener and seemed to be in a rush.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

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: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Najjah

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StephenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service , great food. Would definitely go back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for dining with us! -Najjah :)

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Lila
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and awesome food! Must go spot in DC!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Najjah :)

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SaraC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is delicious. Well prepared and wonderful flavors....from the drinks to entrees. A must visit place.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! -Najjah :)

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

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vipcanadianincleveland
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

really outstanding food, innovative and extremely delicious, service was personal, congenial and relaxed but still professional, outdoor seating was nice but a bit rough on the decor side and street noise was in background,

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Tabby
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for comfort food. Best fried green tomatoes ever. I love all their restaurants.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

So glad you enjoyed everything! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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AlisonB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

never disappoints ! Food and service is always exceptional .

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us!! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and customer service oriented staff. Food options were incredible and when the food came out you wanted to try everything. Would come back anytime we are back in DC.

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Scubagirl1329
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were seated upstairs. After 15 minutes no one came to the table. Never was greeted by waiter nor brought drinks so we left; and they weren't busy. Won't ever go back

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the service missed the mark & no one greeted you and the table or even brought drinks. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with- please email me: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Najjah

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JonathanJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great………………... Jeff was amazing & helpful

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you so much Jonathan! -Najjah :)

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vipNini
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We really had a great brunch. We started with the beignets which were fabulous and I had a crab eggs Benedict so it was also quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fast service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Beignets were best we've ever had. Pims cocktail was good. Other food okay but the service was horrible. The waiter barely spoke, didn't give us silverware or condiments until we asked, didn't want to being syrup because "of bees", but we had waffles so no syrup was not ideal. Server just seemed like he didn't care. General manger seemed enthusiastic though.

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MelinaB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is incredible! Staff was awesome, service was fast! We cleaned our plates it was so yummy 😋

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on September 19, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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ElizaR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The Tomato Soup was excellent and worth going back for. The Grilled Cheese was tasteless and burned. My friend had the turkey sandwich and again, not good. Our friends had steaks which they said were excellent along with the mashed potatoes. I’d go back but be more selective in what I ordered.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on September 19, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food 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: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Najjah

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Kathy
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent (food, service) except the watermelon with mint side. The watermelon had a few good bites but was predominately not ripe. $6 would have been fine if the watermelon was fresh, sweet and ripe.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! -Najjah :)

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We had a reservation. Others showed up free us and got seated first.

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MayaE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

This isn’t a place I would return to. The food was okay but they try to do to much. Breakfast is pretty simple. Their french toast was a small brick and they didn’t have more than one syrup option. They just has watery cinnamon syrup that they made themselves it wasn’t bad but another option would have been nice. The service was nice, but the food just not worth the price. You're better