Founding Farmers - DC

4.6
29912 reviews
$30 and under
American
NOTE: 4/11 - 4/15 we are under going a kitchen spring refresh and will not be offering our regular service. Stay tuned! 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 and on our patio. We also have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend 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 & 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 29912 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WynterW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious! I made a reservation on a Wednesday for breakfast (one of the few places to do a nice breakfast
/brunch even on the weekdays) and they were going to honor us ordering breakfast items even until 11:45 which i appreciated because we couldn’t find parking for the longest time. Parking near the place cost $20 but if you’re with a big crowd and split it it’s not bad

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 hours ago

Hooray! Thanks for sharing this with our team and we appreciate it! :) We hope to have you back again soon. -Amy

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vipTony65y
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

We were outside and the service was a little slow. Our appetizers came out before our drinks! Also the table was dirty and had to be wiped down before we could sit.

A little chaotic.

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KathyJ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
Enjoyed the outdoor dining. Very safe

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stever
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I just had a hot dog so cant really rate this

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the Hot Dog ordered was rated 3/5 Stars. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined + location: Amy@FRG.Farm. -Amy

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JasS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was too expensive for its quality. Our plate lacked salt and condiments.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 hours ago

Hi Jas: I am so sorry the food ordered was subpar in quality and salt/condiments. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined + location: Amy@FRG.Farm. We appreciate it and I look forward to being in touch. -Amy

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CarolR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is excellent. Service is on the slow side for a late lunch. Don’t expect a timely lunch.

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cashley
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious. I'm looking forward to coming here with more friends!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and server! Don’t miss the opportunity for breakfast!

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DonP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waitress was very friendly and helpful. They were out of numerous menu selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food was great as always, but the service was slow. Seems to be understaffed. We did motive that the waitress was doing the best she could, but our drinks were delayed several times with the waitress forgetting one altogether.

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marlonk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. My first time and it was more than I expected. Food was awesome

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EllynG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always happy with our meals! The crab, artichoke dip is delicious!!
The cocktails are handcrafted and very good!

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DevinF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager or host on Sunday evening was amazing and was very patient. I would love to instead take my business to your establishment next! Also the Chef Ashley was amazing also.

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BarbaraW
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Our waiter was wonderful, helpful and fun. Food could have been a little warmer.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Went for Mother’s Day during brunch time. My wife and kids really enjoyed their food they ordered. Would recommend anyone to try this establishment. We will be coming again for brunch and dinner at a later time.

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Kathy
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful wonderful service, food, and ambiance.

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stroejo
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely for Mother’s Day. We sat outside. I did go I side for a minute and it seemed very busy in there!! We had: beignet, French toast, crab cakes Benedict a Pimms cup and a Bloody Mary — delish

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maddiem
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but the server completely rushed us and offered to get us the check after 45 minutes. She was the low point of our meal but the food was great.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Hi maddie: Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for the subpar service encountered by our team. :( I'd love to touch base and turn this around! Please email me a copy of your review, date dined + location: Amy@FRG.Farm. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service from Alison

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the ambience was really nice. We had reservations and were seated 5-10 minutes upon arrival. We first enjoyed the crab & artichoke dip, the pita bread was delicious. Out meals consisted of the ribs, ribeye steak, Frita
Steak, beyond burger & salmon with the sides. Everything was delicious. The only thing we didn’t like were the beignets, if you’ve been to New Orleans the beignets would be a insult. Other than that the service, ambience & food was delicious and the prices were well worth it.

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SamanthaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our outdoor dining experience at Founding Farmers DC. Our server was very professional and made wonderful entree and wine recommendations. All of the food was delicious. The outdoor set-up is well-spaced out and the heaters are very effective for cooler evenings. Overall we had a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Outdoor seating was chilly—space heater near us wasn’t working, and we were seated at a corner leaving us more exposed to the wind. But the food was overall very solid—ranging from good to excellent—so will definitely come back when the weather warms up or indoor seating is more viable. Dessert was especially delicious.

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JasonA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, good atmosphere. I reserved online so didn't have to wait. I recommend online reservations at this restaurant.

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BrianR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around! We were seated precisely when we arrived and we’re greeted promptly by our server. He was ready to offer suggestions and take our drink orders. From there the meal only got better. Expertly prepared cocktails and wonderful dishes were enjoyed by all of us. Highly recommend having a real at founding fathers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Poor service, food was not as well made as it always used to be, server was so rude. I used to go there every few weeks—I will never go back.

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ChristineS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Graduation

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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best happy hour deals around! Friendly service. Great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food! Highly recommend the corn bread. Freshly baked and made out of fresh corns

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience4

After the waitress had been aggressive our whole meal, and at the end she made a comment about how quickly and how much of my serving I had eaten. I would hope that someone who works in the food industry would understand that not everyone has a simple relationship with food, and that these types of comments really hurt. I have been coming to FF for 6 years and am disappointed I had an experience like this one.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you go here, make sure you get the prosciutto and Brie breads. They are an amazing appetizer and so delicious. I got the chicken pot pie and it was huge. The puff pastry was so crunchy and delicious.

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DaleK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome foods, ambiance and service!! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food however the desserts were a bit over baked. The service was friendly and patient. The short rib was deliciously sweet but worth trying.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

2 exceptional meals: My Pork Chop was beautifully sauced, done just right, with very good accompaniments. But my wife’s Shrimp and Grits was the winner. Flavors were so good. Rarely have we both enjoyed meals at the same occasion that were right up there with good as it gets. Server was knowledgeable and professional too - thanks Camela.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was very disappointed in my meal and experience. Having dined at several restaurants in the “Farmers” portfolio, I expected fresh flavorful food in a great atmosphere. To begin with, our wait outside was shocking. Patrons were smoking marijuana within 10 feet of the front door. The wait was not long, and our server was friendly and attentive. I ordered the Crab Louie and Fried Green Tomatoes. My daughter ordered the Chicken Pot Pie. The tomatoes were not green tomatoes- they were red and tough. Definitely not as expected. The crab and pot pie were flavorless. Our bill was over $100 - very high for exceedingly bland food.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outing with spouse.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. Staff was pleasant. They do need a better system of calling people when a table is ready. Food was amazing! Drinks were tasty and well crafted.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh, servers were so friendly, and a great vibe. We sat outside under the tent. Really great overall experience.

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vipClaraC
New England
34 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for a bachelorette party brunch. They took a very long time to seat us and once they did the service was slow. When we did receive our food it was amazing. Worth the wait, but we were on a time crunch and ended up spending hours at brunch because of the wait

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VanG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was ok, nothing extraordinary. Very good service.

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Frenchy
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Couldn’t stop drinking their coffee. Best place in DC to get brunch!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Founding Farmers - DC using the Order Online button. Founding Farmers - DC also offers 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 4.6 stars by 29912 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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