Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

4.4
9899 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We have been working together to do everything we can to help #flattenthecurve, and along the way, ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are now beginning to reopen our doors to guests following new government guidelines. For those of you who are ready to make your way back to dining out, we are here to serve. We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and continue working to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn everything we are doing.
For those of you still wanting to #StayHome, we still have to go and delivery every day, and our Market & Grocery.
Curbside Pick Up: ORDER ONLINE FoundingFarmers.com

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
What 9899 people are saying
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BillG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They have a pretty extensive menu and everything I've had there has been very good. They make their own pasta there every day. The fried chicken is great, the steaks are great, the drinks were great. Every time I've dined there, I've been really happy! Highly recommended.

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LynneR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Founding Farmers MoCo! I’ve been eating there regularly since COVID because they have taken steps to keep their patrons safe. They have a large outdoor dining area that they’ve now enclosed for the cold weather. The food is exceptional and the service is always great. When I dine there, I’m treated like family. It’s definitely my favorite restaurant in the area! Thank you!

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LoriJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. We had dinner chicken and waffles- Delicious
And our drinks were perfect. Thank you

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nahide
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The service was very slow i had asked for over medium eggs they were very runny &
by the time i ordered one replacement i was done eating & paid my check. I made
sure the tip was more then 20%. I love your restaurant hopefully the service will get
better.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 2 days ago

I am so sorry the service was slow and the eggs were not as ordered. :( I also feel badly we left you waiting for the replacement and all in all, this visit was not up to expectation. That said, I would love the chance to follow up and turn this around- I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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SarahC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I took my mom here for her birthday with a gift card we had received from the terrible service that we received when we attended the first time. First we were seated at a social distancing table and then had to move. We received dirty dishes and the service was terrible. After paying with the gift card we were told the extra $5 couldn’t be used for tip and we couldn’t have the gift card back. The server never came back to our table to receive tip.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Sarah: Oh gosh! I am very sorry to read this and feel terrible for the disappointing experience you & your Mom had with us- especially when this was a return from a previous poor visit. :( This said, I will send you a follow up message with my contact info to hopefully connect further and turn this all around. -Amy

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AlyssaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much. one of my favorite restaurants.

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vipPaul
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, excellent service, a sure bet for a nice brunch

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vipPhillyLady
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice brunch. It had been a while since we visited Founding Farmers. Delightful. Enjoyed the libations that we bought for home.

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CurvyGirlsareChic
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Always without fail one of THE most favorable brunch places ever! Always fresh, tasty, good variety.. safe PPE practices and lovely staff! When my son visits this is his go too spot!

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MichaelB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and first rate consideration of how to treat customers during this pandemic.

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. We will keep coming back.

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PatrickC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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DucatiDad
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended starter: fried green tomatoes
Recommended mains: Impossible Burger / Plank Salmon / Shrimp & Grits
Recommended dessert: Beignets

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on November 26, 2020

YUM x3!! Thanks, DucatiDad for sharing your scrumptious recommendations with us and we look forward to your return! -Amy

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LinaB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The beignets were particularly amazing, with the super tasty dipping sauces. We loved it!

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PamelaH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed brunch here but was disappointed it was not buffet style like their location in Philly- which was very nice and the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters and I were thrilled with everything about our meal. It was the first time you’ve eaten out in a restaurant since the coronavirus started, and we were so impressed with all the safety measures that were in place.

I was debating about ordering a couple of different items, and my server gave us excellent advice. I ended up getting the ahi poke AND the ribeye (with sautéed spinach and sweet potato — both excellent) because I was in the mood for a little of each (and of course I had plenty to wrap up to enjoy the next day) my other daughter had the spectacular macaroni and cheese which is some of the best I’ve tasted. We all had different versions of the homemade sodas (hibiscus and ginger) which were all really good.

The girls had desserts: the beignet is in the chocolate cake, both recommended by our server, and both excellent, as I had a bite of each. It’s a comprehensive menu that makes it wonderful for dining out with a group. If you’re lucky enough to get a good server like we had, you’ll get some good guidance on what to select.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great...but they ended up turning up the music but the food was still great!!!

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vipLisie610
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently very good food and service. Having outdoor heaters when dining is such a plus.

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BKMM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ample to order from on the brunch menu. I enjoyed the eggs Benedict with pork sausages. The service was great. Looking forward to my next meal at this restaurant.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on November 24, 2020

Many thanks, BKMM for sharing this with our team! We are happy you joined us for brunch and also look forward to your return! Stay well! -Amy

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vipHeels
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good as always. Chili dog not the best I’ve ever had. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service and the COVID precautions they have in place are great. However, I’ve been to founding Farmers on May occasions and have found the food to be a lot better than what i had in my last visit. I ordered the chicken and waffles which is a favorite and an order of cornbread. The chicken was very salty, the Mac and cheese lacked flavor. The cornbread was good as usual.

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DVT23
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Very sad experience. Food was extremely overpriced for the portions, taste, and overall value. A side of sausage got me ONE sausage link; a side of toast got me ONE slice of bread; a side of bacon was three overcooked, extremely bland pieces bacon for $8 (....and how is that even possible since even average bacon is good). Breakfast for 3 people cost $90 with tip and no alcohol, just pancakes, waffles, eggs, and $4 cups of coffee. And don't forget the pandemic surcharge. This restaurant is neither fancy or special so not sure what they're going for there besides assuming people will be ok with disappointment and a lighter wallet. If you like overpriced, lousy food, this is your place. If not, go somewhere else.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on November 20, 2020

I am super sorry for the disappointing quality and quantity of the food ordered during your recent breakfast visit. :( I feel badly the side items were each a disappointment in their own way, and nothing really WOW'd you. That said, I would love the chance to follow up and will send you a PM with my email address to touch base further. -Amy

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LindaY
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Over priced and over rated. Will not return. $65 for breakfast when we actually wanted brunch.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on November 20, 2020

HI Linda: Thank you for your feedback and I am super sorry your experience left much to be desired. :( I would love the chance to learn more about your visit and what your review means to hopefully make this right. I will send you a DM with my contact info to continue this conversation. -Amy

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gene
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was good, like always. Still a bit pricey. Recommend always getting a reservation for brunch.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thanks gene for your review, and we are real sorry to read the food- while good- still left something to be desired. :/ Of course, we hope to have you back for another try and please call us: 301-340-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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NeilB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone enjoyed their entrees! Service was excellent.

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Alie
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were sat quickly, but my friend wanted a table that was more isolated, and they were happy to move us. We got service right away, and our food came out very fast. It seems like the outside dining is very sought after right now because of COVID but indoor was perfectly fine. The server stayed far back and had her mask on the whole time. Nothing sketchy going on here. The food was as usual delicious. I am however, sad that they don't add the honey to the honey butter like they used to, and that the butter is a little harder than it used to be, but I assume it is because they are high demand for these COVID times, and they need to cut some corners. Totally get it. Overall great experience and delicious food out fast.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with my young niece. She loved the Avocado burger and I enjoyed the Beyond meatloaf, though it was a little too salty. I server and staff were exceptional though, as always.

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DebbieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service; great menu selection. Great spacing between tables in the upstairs dining room. Would definitely recommend to friends!

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MeganB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing here! one of the best restaurants in MOCO!

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Liz1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers - Park Potomac has great food and great service. Highly recommend visiting this restaurant!

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BobB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good amount of seating in tent with heaters. Service was good

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on November 15, 2020

Thanks Bob! We appreciate you sharing this with us and hope you'll be back again soon. :)-Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience1

Was a great experience as far as the food and the price for happy hour. The service was horrible. Beyond horrible.

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kellyenthusiast
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The spicy fried chicken was crunchy but too salty.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, good social distancing

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vipRobinH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Portions were very small and prices were inflated. We ordered an apple dessert that was cold and there was nothing except an apology. How about make it right or offer to box up a dessert so we could bring it home? A third option would be to comp the dessert. None of those were offered. We will not be returning to the restaurant for any occasion in the near future.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on November 13, 2020

Hi Robin: I am super sorry for the disappointing food quality and cold dessert during your visit on 11/10. I also apologize that our team failed to make this right before your departure. :( That said, I would love to try to turn this around, and will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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EllenS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and very accommodating

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thanks Ellen!! We appreciate it! :) -Amy

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VegMaster
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio was beautiful and yet Covid safe.

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evelynm
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very pleasant atmosphere. Ample outdoor seating. Food was average

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you, evelyn for sharing your review with our team. We appreciate you letting us know these details and will surely apply what you shared to improving the overall quality of the food we serve. We hope to have you back for another try sometime and please call us: 301-340-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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SteveK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow. Especially in light of limited diners. Once we were sat at the table, via a reservation, it took 18 minutes for anyone to approach us. They mentioned the in-line menu then walked away. Another 9 minutes for them to return for a drink order. One appetizer came out 13 minutes after the other 3. At no time were we asked if we wanted refills. One dish was incomplete. And again it took 8 minutes for the server to come inquire about our food. Once we were clearly finished, waited 14 minutes for the server to reappear so we could ask for the check.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on November 11, 2020

Hi Steve: We are super sorry for the subpar service during your recent visit on 11/08. :( I feel terrible everything was incomplete and there was no follow through on our end. This said, I would love to connect with you about your feedback and do what I can to turn this around. I will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully connect. -Amy

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LauraS
1 review