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Founding Farmers - DC

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29204 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Across all of our restaurants, we are 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. Our restaurant kitchens will keep making food for you and your family, and we’ll be sure to get it to you however we can safely.

CURBSIDE PICK UP & DELIVERY 11am – 8pm

Curbside Pick Up: ORDER ONLINE WeAreFoundingFarmers.com/Ourkitchensareopen

Delivery: $0 Delivery Fee on DoorDash and UberEats.

We are offering 25% off Farmers Restaurant Group gift cards. Your purchase of gift cards now will help us continue to serve you. We appreciate your support.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • 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 29204 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ellis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, awesome service and a wide variety of food.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 11 hours ago

Thanks Ellis! We are super thrilled you enjoyed your visit, and really appreciate the 5/5 rating. :) -Amy

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kellyl
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for a brunch, selections were good, coffee was great, service was awesome

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vipMikeM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our outside seating was nice. Waitress was very accommodating. Food and drink very good . Fun night

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AndreiaF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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JoAnnH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love the total experience of dining at this restaurant. This time I ordered the Shrimp & Grits, with Andouille sausage and it did not disappoint! The grits were creamy, the Andouille spicy and the shrimp were large!!!! I made sure to save room for dessert - apple pie with ice cream. The ice cream tasted like it was freshly churned. I wonder if they have their own dairy?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service took too long. Waiter was not attentive. Had to ask for simple things such as silverware and clean cups.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I travel with a picky bunch. They felt their eggs were a bit underdone. I think after hearing all the hype, we were all expecting a more expansive menu.
Service was ok. I had the French toast. I loved the presentation but I wanted more depth of flavor.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Many thanks, Olivia for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am sorry your brunch visit was somewhat passable with under-cooked eggs, "ok" service and flavorless french toast. :/ We appreciate you letting us know these details and hope to have you & your guests back for another try soon! Please call us: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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BhargeshM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Waiting time was about 25 minutes even after we had reservation and we came perfectly on time. Otherwise everything was good.

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Dim lighting outside. Very slow service. Good food though.

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vipPrepsel
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was great. From the artichoke crab dip to the pizza to the seafood. We enjoyed it all. The service was bar none awesome. Everyone greeted us is pleasant and accommodating.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Hooray!! Thank you for sharing this with us. :) We appreciate it and hope to have you & your dining companion(s) back for another great meal soon! -Amy

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vipoutandabout
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party so appreciated adherence to covid precautions and enjoyed a delicious meal on a lovely late summer evening outside. What a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely delicious. My first time coming for breakfast and won’t be my last!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waiter wasn’t friendly. He was quiet and seemed like we were a bother to come eat. The restaurant has a 4% surcharge on the bill for COVID-19 expenses. Due to their surcharge, we did not tip our normal minimum of 20%, instead we tipped 16%. If the expenses of COVID-19 are so great, maybe adjust your prices as needed but a surcharge that everyone faces, PPEs and cleaning supplies, is something all restaurants face and this is the only location I found that adds 4% to the total.

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vipaprilm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy the fresh food, ambience and service. It is a must every time we come to DC.

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Lana
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s one of the best breakfasts I have ever had! Recommend reserving a table before coming, the wait can be long

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vipJoanR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is so hard working and the food is amazing! The manager was incredibly dedicated and generously offered to pay for our drinks because they took a little extra time to make them. So kind!! Every meal I’ve ever had here was delicious. One of the best restaurants in DC!!

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CallMeLT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My only complaint was that there were a lot of tiny flies and gnats during our visit. Otherwise, our visit was phenomenal. Our server/waiter, Jose was AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

コスパはよかった。パスタやハンバーガーもあり子連れでも大丈夫だった。

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AmGr
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great everything! Definitely would come back for more.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 9 September 2020

Awww! Thank you for your GREAT review! :) We appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon. -Amy

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nicolet
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FF is one of my fav DC spots because of the healthy food items and good service. The pancakes are always a hit for me and I like the homemade drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We made a reservation but still had to wait. Food came to our table quickly. The waiter was a little short with us at first but relaxed through out the meal

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SophiaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, but drinks a little expensive compared to other brunches.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff was an awesome server with a great attitude and recommendations. Very busy but outside tables were spread out well. Service was a little slow.

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HatemA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal as always (we go to Founding Farmers every time we’re in DC) the service was great. And they had us seated in the shade outside.

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TracyF
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

After getting our drinks, our server changed to an unfriendly female server. Food arrived and she did not return for almost an hour, then was put off when we ordered desserts so close to closing. We sat outside and it was a bit too dark. Tables could have used a candle. We receive no refill on our drinks or and we were not even asked if we would like to order another drink. Overall, we were disappointed with our service.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 8 September 2020

I am very sorry, Tracay to read of the disappointments that you encountered with our service this time. I also received your private note, and feel badly for everything that took place. :( This said, I will be sending you a PM with my email address to hopefully follow up further about what you shared and turn around the poor impression we left you with. -Amy

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Speenie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Waited 35 mins past reservation to be seated. Service was very slow, understood that the establishment was busy. Did not get to place food orders in for 35 mins past sitting down. Certainly, my partner and I were getting frustrated. Once we got the food and drinks, they were great.

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Candle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Came here to celebrate a friends birthday. I must say this experience was extremely disappointing. Took too long for my party to be acknowledged once we were seated. Once we were finally acknowledged by our server we ordered drinks.
1)We ordered the El Presidente, great drink just hated the glasses they’re served in. We felt gypped. Oh well we ordered a different drink the next time around.
2)The bacon Lollies were ordered for the appetizer. Honestly, less than 2 mins after we ordered them, they arrived at the table. The lollies were room temperature and not fresh.
3) There were 4 people in our party. 3 out of 4 of our orders were incorrect. Mine you, no one changed, substituted or had a difficult order. They just did and served whatever they felt.
4) For dessert we ordered the Beniets. Absolutely disgusting. Greasy and tasted and smelled like they were cooked in fish grease.
The manager did come to the table and was apologetic. Neither I or anybody in my party will ever visit this place again.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 8 September 2020

Hi Candle: I am so sorry the glassware for the El Presidente cocktail was not to your liking, the preparation of the bacon lollis was lacking, the incorrect orders served and the beignets missed the mark. Of course, I am relived a Manager was involved and properly acknowledged & apologized for the areas of your visit that fell short this time. Of course, we are super hopeful to have you back for another try sometime soon, and please call us anytime for a reservation: 202-822-8783. -Amy

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Nicole
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waitress was awesome AND the food was delicious.

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Alexander
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I don't regret going to Founding Farmers, though I don't believe I would be in a rush to return. Food was good, but not excellent. Service was mediocre. Bathrooms were not up to cleanliness expectations. Overall a good place, but not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Poor quality beef. Food is not as good as the location in Tyson’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Mixed experience. Went for an anniversary dinner.
Staff were very friendly and attentive. Appetizer (fig, balsamic, prosciutto toast) was excellent.
Entrees were a disappointment.
Cauliflower steak was huge, but seemed to be boiled/steamed. Texture was mushy. Definitely expected a firmer texture. Water draining from the cauliflower puddled and made risotto runny.
Blackened catfish was underdone, breading nicely seasoned but soggy, and grits had bits of corn cob
in addition to kernels.
Perhaps it was just an off day, but I expected more from the kitchen based upon reviews and location.
If the staff weren't so nice and the appetizer showed so much promise, we would totally write off the place.

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AminahJ
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

The food was not cooked all the way.
The food was cold When it's came out

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 9 September 2020

Oh no! I am real sorry for the under-cooked and cold food served this time. :( I'd love the chance to follow up with you about this, and do my best to turn this around! This said, I will send you a personal msg with my email address. -Amy

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TraciM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Founding Farmers was amazing! We had the banana waffle and French toast with vanilla cream and strawberry. They were delicious! Our waitress was Super nice and accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific all around!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast and outdoor seating!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time.

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EmmaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, restaurant was nice, didn’t see much of our server, but overall decent meal but have had better

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Scotch was fairly overpriced. Lagavulin 16 is 85 bucks a bottle, but 25 for a small glass. Ending up going with another fav, balvennie, which is 65 a bottle, 18 a glass here. Aside from that, it was a solid experience under pandemic conditions. Service was friendly.

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RobertsFam518
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food

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Founding Farmers - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - DC also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 822-8783.

Founding Farmers - DC is rated 4.5 stars by 29204 OpenTable diners.

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