Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
29434 reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 29434 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeannaG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always no complaints😊😊. Please just never change the corn real and black garlic wings! Lol Thank you!

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JannehF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This would be my fifth visit to founding farmers, and as always the food and service is top tier. Hailey does an excellent job of checking on tables and bringing our food in a timely manner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and superb service! Wish we had a place like this in New Jersey down near the shore.

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RaschidM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farm to table and everything is well prepared. The food was marvelous! Beef Short Rib was amazing!

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StephanieC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Could not pass brunch opportunity while in DC. Farmers favs and mimosas did not disappoint. Will definitely return.

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GwenL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was not good at all. I have dined with this restaurant many times and have not had a bad experience this time was awful and it was expensive awful.

I will not be back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

I am very sorry, Gwen for the disappointment you had with this experience. :( We absolutely want to get to the bottom of what happened, and hopefully turn this around for you. That said, I will be sending you a personal msg with my email address to follow up further and make this right. -Amy

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Lenno
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff was very professional and their service was commendable.

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KandiceC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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Chlo
Austin
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Went there for thanksgiving and overall was disappointed

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Chlo: I am real sorry to read you were disappointed with your Thanksgiving visit. :( We appreciate you sharing this in your review and would love to know more about what happened. I will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation and find out more about your visit. -Amy

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CherieC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed. Food was cold and bland. I have eaten at Founding Farmers many times and have always been happy with the food and service, but Thanksgiving was a miss.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Cherie: We are equally let down for the disappointment you had with your Thanksgiving visit, and I would love the chance to follow up and make this right. I will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully connect about your feedback. Thank you and we appreciate it! -Amy

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ThomasC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I'm glad they were open 4 Thanksgiving. Service was very good.

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Melissak
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Went there for Thanksgiving dinner. We sat at the back table that had no view whatsoever. The service was good. The food was just OK. Three people $150. I would not go back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Melissa for your review and we are so sorry there was no view from your table & the food was "just OK". :/ We feel badly you have decided not to come back, and are hopeful you'll have a change of heart! Please call us anytime for a reservation: 202-822-8783 and again, we appreciate it. -Amy

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vipStephmiller25
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jess was our server on Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful meal and she was very attentive to our needs.

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DanielleC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was not very warm. I love founding farmers but this time I was disappointed with the lack of flavor

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, and we appreciate you letting us know these details. We are real sorry the food this time fell short, and have passed your feedback along to our Culinary Team- please know, they will surely look into this and follow up with our staff that worked on 11/26. We hope to have you back for another try sometime and please call us: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was very good and the waitstaff was wonderful

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vipPdub
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I sent a review to the restaurant because I was so disappointed. I can't rehash everything.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and for also reaching out to us about your experience. Again, we apologize for the disappointing experience and look forward to being in touch. -Amy

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KaylaH
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We LOVED visiting Founding Farmers for Thanksgiving. It was such a treat to not have to stress about cooking and cleaning and just enjoy time with each other eating delicious food! We loved their lemon crusted white fish and were very impressed with the stuffing and roasted vegetable assortment. Our one complaint was that the cornbread wasn't warm. Other than that we are considering Founding Farmers for every Thanksgiving!

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Whitybird
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Thanksgiving meal I’ve ever had! The cream sauce on my whitefish was so good I would mainline it to my veins. My fiancé and I had a nice little table outside and it was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting dc

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This time we had brunch and the food was really good. The service was exceptional.

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Kariann
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere! Loved the vibe. Definitely would visit again when in the area!

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Kathy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was there for Sunday breakfast/brunch. Service was great. Disappointed the coffee machine was down and couldn't order the special coffee, choices sounded delicious. The cappuccino was okay. Food quality good, prep just okay. Probably wouldn't go for breakfast again, just lunch or dinner. Appreciate that the nice man at front register saw my elderly mother and told us about elevator so we didn't have to walk up stairs to meet our party.

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viptat08
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Camilla/Camille (apologies for misspelling) was awesome and our food and drinks were amazing!!

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JoMar
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We (5) sat outside under the heaters with our puppy. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the food ingredients (my gluten allergy) and was great with our puppy darting in and out from under the table. Four out of five of us loved our meals. My pastrami hash was one of the best brunch items I’ve ever had. Hubby’s shrimp and grits could rival any in Charleston SC, and the French press Ethiopian was delicious and appreciatively large. The only bummer meal was my sister’s turkey sandwich. (Bread and turkey were dry, but she liked her fries). Definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went for Saturday brunch, but were disappointed to find that their “breakfast” menu was the same as their weekend “brunch” menu. Overall, the menu was limited. I hope you like eggs or a making avocado toast. The food was good, but we should have looked at the menus before we went. There are much better places in DC.

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AnKHam
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We've been here a couple of times and have always enjoyed our orders. Founding Farmers is a great place to take out of town guests. The environment is eclectic and fun. The menu is creative, however, I think the brunch menu lacks the same creativity, but still offers many options. Our brunch dishes were solid.

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Bennet
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh and tasted great. Our server Emerson was great, very attentive and checked on us often.

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ElizabethS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love coming here, and OpenTable reservation notes were followed perfectly. Food is fresh and delicious and good portions.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 24 November 2020

Thanks Elizabeth! We appreciate this and hope to have you back for another great time soon! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience3

It was my girlfriends birthday and I had let them know before hand that it was her birthday. I figured they would be able to do a little something, even as small as dessert. To my amaze they did NOTHING. We had a lovely appetizer and both got dinners and neither of us had finished our dinner and were STUFFED. The waiter came by and asked if we had wanted dessert, and we had said that we were extremely full. He then proceeds to say “what about for like a birthday present” so I had assumed that meant he wanted to give us the dessert on the house for her birthday. I let my girlfriend choose a dessert and when the check came it was on there as well. I was absolutely flabbergasted that I spent $150 on a meal for my girlfriends birthday and they did absolutely NOTHING about it. I worked in the restaurant industry for 5 years and the least you do is comp a dessert if you don’t sing or do candles or anything. I was a huge fan of Founding Farmers but will never be going back because I was so disgusted at how they treated my girlfriend on her birthday. I hope this doesn’t happen to anyone else in the future.

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NYgirl
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Sidewalk tent less than appealing in atmosphere, but for COVID reasons, it worked.

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Tommi
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Founding farmers has easily become one of my favorite spots after just my second visit! The crab & artichoke dip made me fall in love. The service is quick. The ambiance gives me Alice in wonderland vibes. Oh and the chicken & waffles are amazing. I’m definitely going back.

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey but overall AMAZING! The service was top notch!

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ToddB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and atmosphere was great. I will dine there again...

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Megan
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! Definitely will be back. Great food and yummy mimosas!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 17 November 2020

Thanks Megan! We appreciate it and already look forward to having you back again soon! :) -Amy

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Vivian
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food was not great, dry. I ordered the chicken and waffle. The waffle was tasteless and burned. The chicken looked more like chicken tenders (3 pieces), but they tasted better than they looked.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance along with great service

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vipSabaY
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The food, drinks, warm tent & service was outstanding!

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ChrisL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Our waitress was very polite knowledgeable and most of all friendly.
Food exceeded expectations.
Would recommend to anyone Looking for good food good atmosphere and friendly service.

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and the staff fabulous! Will definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love how cozy the restaurant is. Our server was amazing. The food was delicious.

FAQs

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 29434 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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