Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
9262 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 9262 people are saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ErinP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers is our go to place for great eats. Our waiter was tentative, but not overbearing. He mentioned the specials of the day and recommended menu items. The food was hot and delicious. The restaurant was following COVID protocols as the tables were more than 6 feet apart and the staff wore masks.

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CurtisF
Portland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Your fire alarm was going off all morning, this made it very hard to enjoy our food. Our server or the manager never offered to take something off of our bill, had I not drove from Arlington to meet co-workers for work meeting I would have got up and left the building.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 17 hours ago

I am so sorry for the noise distraction with the building's fire alarm going off. :( I understand why this lead to an unfavorable experience and feel badly we failed to take something off your bill for the inconvenienced. That said, I would be more than happy to connect and make this mistake right! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined + location. Thank you for giving us a chance to address this and hopefully turn around our oversight this time. -Amy

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vipYummy
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Honestly the food took a really long time which would be fine if it had been served properly but you could tell it sat under a lamp. The ketchup served on the side in a ramekin had a skin formed from the heat. For what we paid i don’t see us returning when there are much better options in the area. The server was great and kept our drinks filled and was kind enough to ask how I liked my wine.

For the price point and area it’s extremely disappointing

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi Yummy: I am so sorry the food was lackluster in both preparation and presentation. I feel terrible for the delay and the disappointing outcome to your meal. I would love to turn this around and ask you please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined + location. Thank you and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

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vipBrianA
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice. Menu has variety, the service is solid. Great non-alcoholic drinks. Food is delicious. Sad it is so empty, but also makes you feel safe.

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vipcritical
New England
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Nice waiter but the “outdoor seating” at FF is terrible. No ambience and feels like they stuck some cheap tables in a tent. Food was mediocre at best (nothing like it used to be at the one downtown). Nice server. Definitely unlikely to return which is too bad since we used to love FF. If you go, just don’t opt for outdoor dining.

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JohnZ
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner for 6. Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. Always a treat to eat here!

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KristieS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Maybe they were having a bad day. Somehow 3-4 meals/items were on our bill that were not ours and were run on our card before we realized the mistake. The Mac and cheese came out with plain noodles, no sauce. The deviled eggs were a little bland. The lamb, pork and burger were good but the presentation was very sloppy. The waiter wasn’t very friendly. I had a great experience at the DC location in the past. Tysons has a long way to go to match.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

Oh no! I am super sorry for the multiple mishaps and disappointments that you encountered during your visit. :( I would love the chance to touch base and turn around the poor impression this experience left you with. Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined. Thank you so much and I hope to continue this conversation. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Easter Sunday

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vipnptp
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Founding Farmers! The food is top quality and the service is wonderful! Everytime we visit the Tyson's area, we visit Founding Farmers!

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LuisT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and reservation was easy on an easter sunday brunch

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Maib
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would have given 5 stars but the dessert option was not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Easter Brunch was a BIG disappointment!
Serves was fine, but the waiter didn't tell us the items that we order from the kitchen verses what was available at the below par buffet.
Eggs were runny and everything looked like it was sitting out for while. The only good thing was the fried chicken, that is if you want fried food for brunch. They really need to rethink their weekend brunch. At a very minimum, they can put out a menu card at the table so customers know what they can order from the kitchen . Over priced for gross food and ok serves.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful - excellent food and service as always!

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MrBob
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We always enjoy the weekend brunch at Founding Farmers.

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GaryL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Outdoor dining in patio. Pleasant and food very good, but atmosphere just fair.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! My family took me out to celebrate my new job and everyone absolutely loved their dishes. We ordered the steak with mashed potatoes and green beans, trout, lamb, chicken pasta, and shrimp pasta. Everyone loved their meal!! Thank you so much!

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MMBeeh
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience3

The restaurant did a good job overall with all things considered. We dined outdoors and felt safe. Food was good and drinks were refilled quickly.

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YVONNEK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual. Our server Dean was excellent!

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vipBetterBringABucket
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter noticed it was the day before my daughter’s birthday and brought her a couple cake. Made our night! So thoughtful!

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vipDML63
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the kettle corn and the impossible burger.

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Koko
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and I’ll definitely go back! I got to the restaurant right at lunch time. I do recommend you make a reservation so you don’t have to wait for a table. I did make reservations but noticed a lot of people waiting. I ordered the fried chicken and donuts meal it came w/ Mac & green beans, it could’ve used more seasoning but a just put hot sauce on it & it was good. The fried chicken however was outstanding! Service was great and efficient as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Had about a 20 minute wait even though we had reservations. The food was pretty good seemed a bit overcooked or possibly reheat it, could’ve just been a off night for the chef.

The place was beautiful, and have had better experiences in past.

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vipFood4Eat
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Hostess was rude, waiter was passive aggressive. Place was empty and it wasn't that we were impeding on his tables, he just didn't want to be there. Food was lukewarm. And, a pandemic surcharge. Altogether, an unenjoyable meal. Won't return.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 7 days ago

Oh no! I am super sorry for the multiple disappointments with our service and food preparation. :( I feel terrible we dropped the ball here, and I would love the chance to follow up with you. This said, please email me when you have the chance: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined + location. Thank you and I hope to be able to turn this around. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance and service. Only constructive feedback would be to select a different ginger beer for mule and serve in proper copper cup.

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vipHarryB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthieu was an outstanding waiter.

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vipBJES
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was AMAZING! From the house made sodas, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, collard greens, to dessert..... Every bite was phenomenal!!! Cravable. Each entree ordered was perfect!

Service was also great! Overall, it was an amazing experience.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a Sunday brunch. The selections are varied. Reduced a bit due to Covid but worth a visit. Service has always been spot on. Reservations for brunch are recommended .

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on April 1, 2021

Hooray!! Thank you, Michael for sharing this with us and we really appreciate it! We hope to have you back again soon and call us anytime for a reservation: 703-442-8783. -Amy

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DeveryM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and food! I loved how the waiter made sure we were fine and serviced!

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Cati
Washington DC
1 review