Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

4.3
10656 reviews
$30 and under
American
Enjoy our scratch-made, thoughtfully sourced food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We 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
  • 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 10656 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food is usually really good (note that we’ve only ever ordered to go other than today) but today it was really subpar. I had to unfortunately send a dish back because it was burnt. I was surprised it even left the kitchen. Our server was nice at first but soon seemed like she was irritated and never came to check up on how we were doing or came to refill drinks. The only thing I can think of that might have annoyed her about us is that we were waiting on a fourth to join us but we ordered drinks and an appetizer in the meantime. It could’ve been other tables that got under her skin but it’s unfortunate that we experienced the backlash from it. Don’t think I’ll be dining here again. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The egg scrambles were delicious and adding cheese to the grits made them extra tasty.

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Josie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Overpriced, overrated. Server couldn't be bothered with us.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Xenia

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was helpful and courteous! The food was amazing and fresh! I had the Crazy Corn Salad, totally recommend it to anyone!

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mmmullaney
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive. The devilish eggs were delicious. The Mac and cheese was also very good. The prime rib was flavorful but not the best cut of meat and was very hard to cut up. Drinks were delish!

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DanielS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Everything was very good except we got seated beside the busboy station. Since I had a reservation, I expected better seating (there was a booth open). The busboy interrupted our conversation a few times thinking we were talking to him.

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AkeaW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it. Scallops and yankee pot roast were amazing

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 6 days ago

Great! Hope you will return soon! -Tiffany

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vipPRawlins
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch and great service. It was cold out so we went with warm dishes. Server recommendations didn’t disappoint. The enchiladas and street corn and the shrimp and grits were a hit. Yum.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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HarleyM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Fish of the day was trout. I tried it meuniere style. It was dry, a rare disappointment in a joint I like.

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Mary
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I don't know how this restaurant has survived this long. Very expensive for the quality- which to me is about a small shade above Applebee's. We had someone at our table order a chicken fried steak- it was a HUGE hunk of very over-fried meat. They couldn't really eat it. Bland deviled eggs, mediocre artichoke dip. My winter "stew" entree that was supposed to have lima beans, chickpeas, and barley, was a small bowl of chicken soup with carrots, zucchini, potatoes in a broth- had to ask for the "scratch" made bread that was supposed to come with it ( two slices of a standard loaf). It was so bad I didn't bother to say something. We had a four top - two got ice cream, we ordered two additional desserts- when they came they were family size, - for which our server could have mentioned this instead of pumping up our bill, one dessert was overcooked/ almost burned on top ( bread pudding). I will never be back I have other places to spend almost $300.00 for four people.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Mary! Thank you so much for your review. I am so sorry for such a disappointing experience. I would love to help turn around this experience. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Tiffany

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Teaja
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I went to the Tyson’s Corner location a couple of months ago and the service was beyond bad. Staff was rude and not at all accommodating. I left a review and one of the owners responded within a couple days graciously offering us a gift card to give them another try. We went to the Bethesda location this time and the service was far better there. I won’t be returning to the Tyson’s location but will definitely go back to the one in Park Potomac.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 11 January 2022

We appreciate you giving Founding Farmers another try! Thank you so much for visiting our location and we look forward to your return. -Tiffany

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JayeH
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We had reservations in the heated tent, though the blower and people talking over it was too loud. The wait staff quickly and graciously found an in-door space. As expected, it too was loud with a brunch crowd - that was to be expected.

The salads we ordered were not that good and didn't 'blend'. I had the steak and blue cheese salad and the steak was not good, the flavor was off.

One of us had scrabbled egg, biscuit and grits and we all decided that was the best way to go.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 12 January 2022

Oh no! This is not at all up to par with our intentions of service and I'd love the chance to turn around our mistakes this time. Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you for alerting us to this and hopefully giving us a chance to connect and make this right. -Jessica

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vipTammyG
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are equally delicious.
Cute decor

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 11 January 2022

Thank you so much for dining with us, Tammy! -Tiffany

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The table was ready on time, the staff was attentive, and the food/drinks were very good.

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vipPatrickC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter Jordan made the whole experience delightful by guiding us through our choice by making solid recommendations. To me the waiter is as important as the food. You need more Jordans!

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 2 January 2022

So glad you enjoyed everything! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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viponly1island
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always. My sister was visiting from FL and I wanted to show her the best of MD. FF did not disappoint.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 5 days ago

So glad you enjoyed everything! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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vipMichaelP
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I've had since moving to the area six years ago. Food was fresh and delicious, service was good and price was reasonable. What a great way to dine on New Year's Day. I highly recommend the chocolate chip bread as an appetizer if you are there for brunch.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 4 January 2022

Wow, Michael! Thank you so much! -Tiffany

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place

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StanB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our dishes were good but we didn’t quite care for the dessert, which was chocolate peanut butter pie.
Service was fine but after our appetizer was served we had to remind our server that we didn’t have utensils to eat with!

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AmandaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! I hadn’t been in 8 years and definitely won’t let that much time go buy again. So many different delicious menu options. The waitress was knowledgeable and helpful. Cocktails were fantastic!
Hostess was also accommodating to our seating requests.

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JoannS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Not sure if the issue was the kitchen or the server but didn't get our appetizer, fries were cold and our entre was do e before fresh ones came, and long gaps between seeing the server. No manager even came by when the excuse that our appetizer was dropped in the kitchen was given. Just not worth the cost when they just don't care.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 2 January 2022

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your dining experience this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome and could answer every question about our meals

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cer2141
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Outstanding food, slower service in the outdoor tent.

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vipDivaGrande
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, service was excellent and great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Came today for brunch to celebrate my birthday. We have been to this location several times in the past, however my partner received a country fried steak (made with sirloin not cube steak?) that was too tough to chew through. When trying the meatloaf instead, the meat was raw. The manager in training was kind and agreed that the meatloaf was undercooked. When greeted by the current manager, the manager argued that the meatloaf was made with VEAL and “is supposed to look red”. The menu does not mention using beef AND veal, and if I would have ordered that entree, I would have been very upset to have been served veal when it’s not what I ordered…. But regardless.. pretty disappointed in the experience and just the lack of honesty. Just admit you rushed the meatloaf out or put veal on the menu.

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Tenno
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great. The food, atmosphere, Covid precautions and welcoming environment were all great

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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Ekram
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The food was below average. The service was pretty good.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 30 December 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and service missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: h