Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
8988 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 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. Check out our newly added patio space! 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.

Please note, we currently have a 4% Temporary Pandemic Surcharge.
As we chart a course for the survival of our restaurants, this dine-in only charge helps us feed laid-off workers and covers pandemic-related expenses, including PPE.

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 8988 people are saying
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vipJillB
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch outside in the tent on a cold day. They have a great heater!

TJ
TJsingh
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Joe and great food

DB
DonnaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I was really surprise about how awful the food was at this particular location.
I have eaten in the past at founding farmers restaurant on Pennsylvania Ave., Northwest and at six & Massachusetts Ave., Northwest and the food was delicious. So I was very disappointed in the Buffet items. The ham was dry the crab dip seems spoiled and the shrimp and grits were thick and lumpy, fried potatoes taste like McDonald’s.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet up with friend

MJ
MatthewJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very spacious and delicious food, great drinks and dessert

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ZHMB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I’ve been to two other Founding Farmers locations and the food here was not good. I usually get the garlic pepper wings and steak frites and I’ve had better at the other locations I been to. My fries were cold and when I asked for new fries, the second batch brought out were almost burnt. Most likely won’t be returning to this location and sticking with either the dc or Potomac location.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 2 days ago

Hi ZHMB: I am very sorry the food here fell short in comparison to our sibling locations, and the fries especially missed the mark. :( This said, I would love to make this right and will be sending you a follow up msg with my contact info. -Amy

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vipDavid
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing!!! I felt very safe while Dino g within the restaurant.

JP
JPowell
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waitress made sure we understood the menu and what was available to us given the time we arrived. Was very helpful and attentive to the needs of our table.

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AllaK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Turned out this location only had a buffet menu at that time and even thou I declined that as it did not have my preferred food choice - I was charged for this. The rest of my group had a buffet option and I could not simply leave

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Allak: I am super sorry our weekend buffet brunch was unknown and sadly not enjoyed during your visit. :( We appreciate you letting us know, and will be looking into adding some additional information on our website regarding our weekend buffet service based on your review. That said, we hope to have you back for another try and please call us: 703-442-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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vipDennis
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed there was no menu service, only buffet

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, Dennis and we are super sorry you were disappointed with our wknd buffet brunch service. :( We appreciate you letting us know, and hope to have you back for another try! Please call our team anytime for a reservation: 703-442-8783. -Amy

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GabrielleT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brittney our server was the best! The brunch buffet was amazing

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Franchesca
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This restaurant used to be my niece’s favorite restaurant, but we’ve been to it twice this year and the food has not been as good. Poor to be honest. I don’t know if they changed Chefs or something, but it’s marginally acceptable and not worth spending the money.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days ago

Bummer!! :( We are real sorry to know the quality has seemed to have diminished with our menu items, and appreciate you letting us know your thoughts. Our Culinary Team has been made aware of your review and will surely take this into account. We appreciate you letting us know and hope you & your niece will give us another try in the near future. -Amy

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vipKathleenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent attention to social distancing and health guidelines during the pandemic. Same high-quality food as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Thanksgiving. We love Founding Farmer’s but, this whole experience was terrible! First, our vanilla sodas had no flavor. We sent them back thinking maybe they were not mixed right. Still not good the second time. We weren’t going to bother with it anymore so we just accepted that they weren’t good. Then each one of us had something different. I had the ham. Completely dried out, my sons chicken was mostly breading, and the turkey was dry as well. Tiny scoop of stuffing and mostly vegetables. Then was over charged for my 11 yr old. Everything that could go wrong did. We’d had enough and chose to just take dessert home. Paid $152 for two adults a kid and still gave a $25 tip even though everything was horrible! Our reservation was at 5:00 pm and we literally left the restaurant at 5:27pm! Beyond disappointed and a total waste of money! Wasn’t going to say anything and just chalk it up. But, now we go to eat the dessert we brought home only to realize they plopped the pecan pie in the container. My son went around asking if someone had eaten his pie. No pride in this meal, and it’s awful because we chose to support this business during covid.
Lesson learned!!

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JenniferS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving this year. Service was outstanding and the food delicious. Great experience overall, will definitely return!

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LorrieC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Founding Farmers made my Thanksgiving dinner even better than usual. The menu choices were designed to cover a variety of tastes. I had the butternut squash soup and it was a perfect way to start my turkey dinner.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 6 days ago

YUM! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing this. :) We appreciate it! -Amy

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Krystal
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. Consistently good food and service. The bakery/cafe seemed a little disorganized when we stopped by to get a few items, but they were still friendly and helpful. Will always return and recommend to anyone!

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kitkat
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid safe meal with delicious food. Never disappoints !

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SarahC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers provide a safe, outdoor table. It was not cold despite the actual temperature outside, but the door was open for airflow, and the service was great. The brunch bufe was served in a safe manner, without compromising the variety or quality of the food. The servers brought new plates and silverware frequently to ensure safety for visiting the bufe. Great job!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my first time having brunch here and it was good.

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RobertL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

we used to come here for the $29.99 each brunch every few months. We always looked forward to it as it was worth the money. this is our first time back since they reopened from covid. unfortunately, i know they are doing their best to stay under the protocols but its definitely not the same for $29.99 each brunch. Last time we were here it was pre-lockdown and mask free. was great other than a disgruntled emo waitress who treated us like dirt because she didnt want to work that day or who knows.
this time around our waiter did good. they did keep double doors open to some make shift tent on the side of the restaurant and was cold that morning
my issue is they have the spaced out social distance line for the buffet which is a given but they removed all salads and desserts from the brunch buffet area. u have to ask ur server to bring something from the back which is not what used to be out with the buffet. half the food available and they are still charging $29.99 each. drinks are regular juice, soda or coffee still $4-$5 each
with tip i spent $150 for 3 people for eggs and ham and half the food available. sorry to say we are probably not going to return.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on November 26, 2020

I am so sorry, Robert for the disappointing brunch experience you recently had with us. We are equally let down this visit failed to measure up, and left something to be desired. :( This said, I would love the chance to connect to turn around the poor impression we left you with, and will send you a DM with my contact info. -Amy

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vipCodyL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I say this with love because Founding Farmers is my favorite restaurant, but there’s been a noticeable decline in quality and portion sizing coupled with an increase in prices which usually is a bad sign and I want you all to be successful and continue forever and ever. Perhaps there are meaningful differences between the Foggy Bottom location and Tysons Corner or perhaps you’ve made pandemic related changes, but I sure hope you take a real close look at this. Here’s the detailed feedback:

- Service - continues to be awesome!
- Drinks - continues to be awesome!
- Water Cups - this seems to be a continuing intermittent issue where the glasses smell funky because they’re not allowed to rinse thoroughly from washing.
- Portions - portion reductions noted in my two absolutely favorite dishes, the cornbread which is now made in a noticeably smaller skillet and the yankee pot roast which had much less meat.
- Prices - prices increases noted generally across the board but particularly in the same two dishes with portion reductions.
- Quality - The cornbread did not come out hot, there was no honey in the honey butter (which was fine because we asked for a side of honey) and the quality of the yankee pot roast was well below typical - not only was the meat quality and taste below standard but the potatoes were watery and I feel like I could’ve made better potatoes with an instant mix at home. Also, the gravy was off as well.
- Other Notes - the Bucatinni was awesome.

You all are my favorite restaurant, and again, I send this with love hoping you make some adjustments as we come to your restaurants for most celebrations or special occasions but as time has passed we are starting to rethink that. Perhaps there’s meaningful variation between restaurants or perhaps these are COVID-19 related changes, though I did not get that impression. To be clear, the ratings herein are generous based on all the above, but I sincerely hope they will change.

JB
JohnB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, pleasant service, nice place. We will be returning!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on November 24, 2020

Thank you, John! We appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon! :) -Amy

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KamM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience3

I was disappointed. I will not be returning to this location.

MJ
vipMarissaJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good as always! The modified brunch set up was better than I originally anticipated. I think when things go back to normal they should continue to bring certain food items to your table instead of getting them at the buffet! Will be back! :)

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JessicaN
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our brunch at founding farmers, the food was fresh and tasty. Will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5