Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

4.3
10664 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 10664 People Are Saying
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CZimmerman
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Made reservations early to avoid the crowd. Food and service was exceptional. Parking was a breeze.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 4 hours ago

So glad you had such a great dining experience! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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vipMe5127
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was cold in the tent by the time we
Were ready fir dessert.

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vipTerre
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jose, was great.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 6 hours ago

Fantastic! Thank you so much for those kind words! I will definitely pass this along! -Jessica

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Leslie
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service1ambience5

The food was DISGUSTING! I was soooo disappointed. I had heard so many great things I decided to try it out on restaurant week. I didn’t actually didn’t partake in the restaurant week menu. My sister had the shore style fest and I had a dish from the brunch menu. Our food came out cold. The water had particles floating inside. It was just an underwhelming experience. I will never be back not even if some treating me to a free meal.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 4 hours ago

I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me at 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 a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Visit was for my mother birthday brunch. New to the area and selected this restaurant due to the great reviews and photos. I ordered a southern chicken meal with Mac and cheese and sweet baked potato(which needed to be cooked a little longer). My mother ordered the create your own breakfast; grits(gritty), chicken( when it was hot it was good, but wanting to eat it later wasn't worth it), eggs, and biscuit(was to hard). My sister ordered the French toast w/ vanilla filling(the breading was thick and not enough filling). Service was good, the atmosphere was great, and the beverages were cool.

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Adrienne
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I would recommend this place at a good place to eat. The only problem we had was with our server who wasn’t very attentive for our needs. Overall I would give this place 5 stars if we had better service!

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CAAS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Breakfast menu (besides the beignets) was pretty terrible. Everything lacked flavor and the grits looked and tasted horrible.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you for your review. 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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vipKate
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We appreciated that there was plenty of space between dining parties. It felt like a safe arrangement.

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DannyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, staff was attentive. Highly recommend FF for anyone wanting a great meal and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The plank salmon was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
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 on 16 January 2022
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 on 16 January 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 5 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 on 15 January 2022
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 on 15 January 2022
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 on 14 January 2022
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 on 14 January 2022

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 on 15 January 2022

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 on 14 January 2022

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 on 15 January 2022

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

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vipMichaelP
Washington DC
46 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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