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Farmers Fishers Bakers

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9152 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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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 FarmersFishersBakers.com

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 9152 People Are Saying
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tlrichards19
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As has always been my experience, the food and service was outstanding. Loved still being able to enjoy their deliciously hardy buffet with the new safety measures they've implemented both in seating as well as the buffet itself. I'm really not a buffet person so the extra measures with even less people hovering over the food, is something I'd love for them to keep even when COVID is finally gone.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was poor and slow and the food was like warm. They also didn’t have the right order for half of our group.

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Nick
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I was really looking forward to enjoying a fine meal at the well-reviewed FFB, my 1st trip, was 2 stars tops. I believe in 2nd chances. After being seated its about 19 minutes before anyone even approaches us. The 1st employee brings us water, after a bit (longer than it should have been, a 2nd asks if we had any questions about the menu, (no talk of the catch of the day or specials) there was some back and forth followed by an awkward silence. I finally ask, do you want us to order? He replies yes, I asked if we could order drinks first? An Arnold Palmer, it was ok and a lemonade, which was fabulous, (there's your highlight of the event) were selected. We choose the BBF Tuna and the Cedar Biscuits (thank god we got those), as an app to share, sushi grade tuna and a dinner salad with salmon as the entrees. About 10 minutes later a 3rd employee brings us the drinks. Shortly followed by a 4th to tell us the BBF Tuna is out and would we like to order another. No menu with him, so we wing it and go with another tuna app. The app shows up by a 5th employee and it was hardly worth the price nor large enough to share. We continue to sit there for a total of about 45 minutes before our dinner arrives. Meanwhile, we have run out of water, AP and lemonade, the biscuits are a distance memory. About 7 minutes prior to our entree arriving I mention, how much do you want to bet our dinner is sitting under a heat lamp in the kitchen? The bet is refused, a good thing because it wasn't sitting under a heat lamp. The entree' arrives by a 6th employee who is obviously rushed and discombobulated, the presentation was acceptable but we weren't there for the aesthetics. Tuna, lackluster, cold in the center and barely warm on the edges. The leafy part of the dinner salad, wilted, apple slices soggy and salmon, over cooked. Neither were pleasant to the palate. There's more to share but I'm sure you get the point. One hour and 45 minutes of my life I'll never get back.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 7 hours ago

Nick, I am so unbelievably sorry for the multiple disappointments encountered during your return visit. :( I am equally let down we dropped the ball with our service & food quality this time, and really feel terrible about outcome of your time with us. Of course, I would love the chance to follow up about everything you shared to hopefully turn this around, and will send you a DM with my email address. Thank you for sharing your review and I hope to be in touch! -Amy

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vipAlsvball
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful and they did a great job during the pandemic. Nice evening out with my family!

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JoannaA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was very slow, food was mediocre at best. Overpriced. $10.99 salad was tiny. Won’t return.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 7 hours ago

I am real sorry, Joanna to read the service and food both missed the mark this time. :( Our team is totally let down that you plan to not return based on this experience, and I would love the chance to touch base & hopefully turn around the outcome of your experience. I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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CristinaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good, not extraordinary but good, menu extensive and drinks fun. Waiter -nice guy-forgot silverware, forgot water, twice came with the wrong drink (was for another table).

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 7 hours ago

Thank you for your review, and I am real sorry the food & service were both neither here nor there, and nothing really WOW'd you. :/ We appreciate you letting us know these details, and hope to have you back for another try soon! Please call our team anytime for a reservation: 202-298-8783. -Amy

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vipAlishaJ
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 25th anniversary, we came in for lunch. Our waitress was AMAZING and she recommended the best food items on the menu! She was outstanding and that made our food even better!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 7 hours ago

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for celebrating with us and we hope to have you back sometime soon. :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service1ambience5

Server, Kevin, was a very nice genwas very bad.

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JBKeiser
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even under COVID-19 capacity restrictions, the food and service was excellent.

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MarcieF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I took my parents that came from out of town, and they loved it! The food was fresh and served hot. The server was visible and always stayed attentive(Max 😊). I will definitely be coming back.

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farahv
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so fresh and yummy . It was my 2nd time there and I would definitely go again.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! We already look forward to your 3rd visit and call our team anytime for a reservation: 202-298-8783. -Amy

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melena
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The service was extremely slow, and we felt like we been asking too much. My tuna came out cold but my dad's salmon was great hot and delicious. I was happy that he was able to enjoy it.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, melena for your review and I am real sorry service was slow & your entree was cold. :( I would love to follow up and make this right! I will send you a PM with my email address to hopefully cont this conversation. -Amy

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AlisaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The buffet is amazing. They bring you food instead of you picking it up yourself. Arrive earlierthan 2pm because after 3 they were running out of things.

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johnh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our first visit to Fisher Baker's. Very disappointed.

Why wasn't the brunch buffet listed on the website as the only option?
Service was very poor. 

1) Coffee order didn't show up until 3 requests.

2) Bread rolls never showed up.

3) Champagne did not show up until 3 requests.

4) My date's entree did not show up until we were ready to leave (90 minutes after we arrived). 

5) All you can eat was not really an option since we only saw our waiter every 30 minutes!

I know COVID is a challenge, but c'mon guys! If you can't provide real service, then don't open yet! 

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 4 days ago

Hi John: I'm so sorry the menus online were misunderstood, and to answer your question: the menus are titled “weekday breakfast” & “weekend brunch” to hopefully avoid confusion, as well as available info on our buffet brunch in our FAQs online. This said, I very much apologize for the disappointments with the service that took place and feel badly this experience was far from enjoyable for both you & your date. Of course, I am glad we connected by email and hope to have made this right. -Amy

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NSNcho
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were seated a bit late after our reservation and had to flag down our server a lot but nothing that ruined the environment. I'd chalk it up to corona virus (limited staff and tables) because usually it's awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love the virtual buffet. Great concept. Well thought. Will for sure go back. Delicious coffee.

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vipDarleneH
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I was surprised that no one seating us, taking our order or delivering food was wearing gloves. I probably won't go back during the virus until that is corrected!

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Lauren
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food/drink were great and servers were friendly, but horrible management and hosting system. Was seated outside in the rain when inside table was requested at 6pm. Watched as 6:30 reservations were then seated inside while we ran for cover in the middle of our appetizer as we were down poured on. No apologies or accommodation from the management and we were reseated at our wet table after the rain had passed.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 4 days ago

I am real sorry this happened, Lauren. :( I feel beyond awful we failed to properly accommodate you inside when it was raining. That said, I'd love to look into why this happened with our Management Team and also follow up with you to hopefully turn this all around. I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booking a time to eat was fast and easy, the manager greeted me and told me about the specials and history of the restaurant. Next the waiter took my order and brought my food within 10 min, and checked on me multiple times. The food was like no other, I’ve never been so satisfied by food in a while. I will refer a lot of people to this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst place I’ve ever been to.

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Whiskeyman
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food, excellent service and great location

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AngieB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Should spice up the outdoor space, make it a bit prettier. Provide bigger tables and locate the tables better. Host who was cleaning tables was not the friendliest but our waiters were friendly, very. Hamburger was a bit dry, things were a bit overcooked.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Angie for your review. I am real sorry the ambiance fell short, the food was over-prepared, and a staff member came across as unfriendly. :( I'd love to turn this around, and will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were sat about 35 min late, which is understandable given the limited outdoor seating. Unfortunately we then told we couldn’t have another drink because the bar was closed. This is before we were even finished with our dinner, which is absurd.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and seating area! So many amazing things on the menu it was hard to pick. Incredible drink menu too

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JudithW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The level of service eating outside was far below the typical service of dining inside. I was most disappointed by ordering a $26 lunch entree and it was served on a tin tray with a sheet of butcher paper over it. I was told it was part of the branding and they did bring a requested plate. Maybe OK if eating Barb B Q in Tennessee but not for dining at the Georgetown waterfront.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on 26 June 2020

Hi Judith: I am super sorry the presentation of this dish was not to your liking, and we will surely take this into account. We appreciate you letting us know and hope to have you back for another try! -Amy

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vipKyerrah3
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time with my husband for our date night. We were here for Father's Day with the family and had a great time and another great time tonight for date night. Perfect service, food and ambiance.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on 26 June 2020

Awww! Thank you for your wonderful review and we appreciate it. :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Server forgot to put in my Togo order. Then didn’t even ask if I wanted desert or a coffee he just simply dropped the check once he saw I finished my entree.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Father’s Day!

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DavidW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Black Pepper Chicken wings were so good, we ordered that appetizer twice! I had the plank Salmon as an entree! It was good too, but the portion was small (hence the second round of wings) #outsideeating #socialdistancing #maskedstaff #gorgeousday

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on 23 June 2020

YUMMM! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us! :) #comebacksoon #blackpepperwings #callingyourname -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was very wonderful. It was my first tile coming here and I would definitely recommend it to others!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Ruined my Father’s Day gave us burnt Brussel sprouts then brought out the wrong entrees twice the manager didn’t chose to come over until after we paid the bill. I have never had this type of experience at this establishment. I don’t know if their rusty from the time off but this was horrible. The sun blaring down on us didn’t make the situation any better.

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vipKyerrah3
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farmers Fishers Bakers is my family's favorite restaurant. We had the best time for Father's Day. They have the best service, food and ambiance.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on 23 June 2020

Thank you! We are glad you joined us, and appreciate your 5-STAR review! :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Father’s day

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vipBruceH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. As always.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on 23 June 2020

Awww! Thanks Bruce! :) -Amy

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vipPaulaT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent service! Nice time spent for Father's Day especially considering the times we are in. Good spacing and nice to be outdoors.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on 23 June 2020

Thank you! We appreciate you celebrating with us, and hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy

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JNHA
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time and we dinned here for an early Father’s Day brunch. We enjoyed sitting outside due to COVID restrictions and although it rained on us, we insisted on staying. The food was very good and the atmosphere was pleasant. We were happy to finally dine at a restaurant and the server went out of her way to make us comfortable. Highly recommended. Also, the prices were reasonable.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on 23 June 2020

Hooray! Many thanks for celebrating Father's Day with us! It is appreciated and we hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy

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Sim1
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious as always. So happy to be able to support.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you! It means the world to us, and we look forward to having you back again soon. :) -Amy

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JuliaF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We made a reservation to have breakfast here while our car was being serviced up the street. First time at this location, but have eaten numerous times at Founding Farmers. It was... not great. Only about a quarter of the tables were filled and there were plenty of folks working, but it felt like they still weren't able to keep things running smoothly. Our food came out well before our drinks (iced coffee and iced tea) and both of our orders were slightly wrong. His eggs were not cooked the way he ordered them, his baco