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Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
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8816 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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We have been 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. We are beginning to reopen our doors to guests following new government guidelines. For those of you who are ready to make your way back to dining out, we are here to serve. Check out our newly added patio space! We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and continue working to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn everything we are doing.

For those of you still wanting to #StayHome, we still have to go and delivery every day, and our Market & Grocery.

Please note, we currently have a 4% Temporary Pandemic Surcharge.
As we chart a course for the survival of our restaurants, this dine-in only charge helps us feed laid-off workers and covers pandemic-related expenses, including PPE.

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
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 8816 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LLevy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was excellent and atmosphere was perfect. Not too quiet, not too noisy. Excellent parking and access with easy ticket validation. Multiple vegetarian options for non meat eaters like my 2 daughters. Plenty of choices for all. Didn't have room for any of the interesting looking desserts, but will try to save room next time.

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TomJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast, lunch or dinner -- always enjoyable and amazing food.

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BrandieS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside at socially distanced tables and were pleased by the precautions taken by the staff to keep us safe. Food was outstanding as usual. My friend couldn't decide what drink she wanted, so the server asked a few questions and the bartender whipped her up the perfect drink.

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DannyC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This does qualify as more on the pricey side but the food is ALWAYS good! Check your budget but if you can founders in a must!

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Brian
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

They continue to have service issues at this location, from the moment you walk in the door until you are served at your table.

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vipTracyF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. They are handling the social distancing and sanitation in a great professional manner.

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SebnemS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere...Very Professional, clean and friendly service.

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ambsxxo
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our food was delish and the atmosphere was great! I loved my lamp chops, fried potato salad, and my macaroni. My boyfriend ordered the short rib and he loved it too. We also ordered wings and biscuits and WOW, those wings were amazing! The biscuits too—but the wings outdid them haha. The only “bleh” part about our dinner was our server. I applaud him for working during the pandemic but he just seemed a little weird and unintentionally rude. I’ve had great servers at FF Tysons, but he wasn’t one of them. I don’t think he was intentionally doing a bad job, but at one point my boyfriend and I just kinda gave up on having any hope in him. Needless to say I appreciate the fact that he was even working during the pandemic in the first place.

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WendyB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great. We were a party of 5 and all ordered something different. The Seven Cheese Macaroni was a hit with my 10 year old, my husband had the Steak & Enchiladas and thought they were delicious and the Slow-Braised Beef Short Ribs were very good. On the mediocre to not good choices, were the Souther Fried Chicken, which was mostly breading and left the person hungry. The Fish & Chip Were mediocre due to them being slightly soggy. However all the desserts were thoroughly enjoyed. Overall it was a good experience and we will go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I’ve gone to founding farmers several times over the past 3/4 years and they have yet to improve the time it takes to seat people with reservations. Every single time I’ve gone, it takes them at least 15-20 min of us waiting before they seat us despite having a reservation. Today for my anniversary, it took them nearly 25 min to seat us! The waiter also didn’t get our drink that we ordered, which just added to the merely so-so experience.

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JaneN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were expecting a bit more. I know everyone is doing their best at this time, but would like to have seen something that made me go Wow! But it was pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful. The waiter could have been more attentive, but I LOVE Founding Farmers!!

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vipJDinDC
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Founding Farmers disappoints again. I go here about once a year (often with a group that chooses the venue), and the last few times have been let downs. On this visit, I ordered a hamburger, medium. It was cooked well done, but it was also tepid (presumably sitting for a while after being cooked). The burger comes with a side, but my server never asked what I wanted (nor did it occur to me to tell him). I did tell my server I was on the Keto diet, so I requested my bun be on the side (so I could take it home for a my son to use for a sandwich). He brought me French fries, which I can't eat but I guess must be the default side for the burger; I would have ordered the side salad if asked. I mentioned this when the server delivered the food, but he didn't seem to concerned, and I didn't push it, so I kept the fries, which like the burger, were tepid. My wife also requested a substitution of the beans here dish came with, so the server offered her wilted spinach. It was really bland. I won't be back and I will encourage others in group dinners to pick another restaurant.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded a day ago

Thank you for sharing your review with us, and I am so sorry for the disappointing preparation of your order, as well as the lack of acknowledgment from my teammate regarding your dietary needs. :( I also apologize this sadly has been a reoccurrence with us, and would love to connect about what you shared! I do have your email address from your PM (I appreciate you sharing this with us!) and will be following up shortly. -Amy

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DeborahS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and service. Maybe space heaters for outside dining and a little decoration.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, as always! Happy to finally visit since the start of the pandemic. 11/10 get the corn bread!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My coworker petal is leaving the company after 14 years

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PetalF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am leaving my urology family after 14 years

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was wonderful just very cold inside

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

What is the point of making a reservation if there is only 1 line to checkin that includes walk-in customers without reservations? Not a very efficient front desk operation. Also does not uphold the 6 feet apart requirement in the front foyer. Server was great, but not at all impressed or satisfied with the organizational aspects of checkin.

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NikkiE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Buffet had servers that were not professional. Food was limited and yet it was supposed to be a buffet. Horrible experience. We should have gone with the a la carte menu.

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vipVAFoodie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Service was poor. Very slow and did not tell us about items.

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vipMatt
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent execution and large menu. Will go again.

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Teedrinkre
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow even with only a few tables occupied due to Covid. Server took our appetizer to the wrong table. They then had to prepare a new appetizer for us. Entree was slow coming out. We got there around 3:15pm and finally left at about 5:30pm.

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vipMikeP
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The cheeseburger was fantastic; the meat was perfectly cooked and the restaurant-made roll was excellent.

I will say outdoors and the groundskeepers from the adjacent building were mowing and trimming, so it was a bit noisy from that. Not the restaurant’s responsibility, just a feature of outdoor dining.

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vipAnnB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

House made bucatini pasta was amazing!! Worth every carb!

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vipCMTL
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nothing really special here by way of food . A bit disappointed as entrees from previous dining experience made me want to come back, but this trip...not so much. This restaurant may be best suited for a quick lunch at a fairly decent price.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 16 September 2020

I am so sorry, CMTL to read that the food served during your recent visit was deemed "nothing special". :( Please know, our Culinary Team have been made aware of your feedback & will surely look into this! We really hope you'll be back to give us another try soon, and please call us anytime for a reservation: 703-442-8783. -Amy

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TracyT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and great food. Highly recommended.

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DeborahQ
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This is my favorite FF location for "weekend brunch" but due to Covid 19 changes have made the experience less enjoyable.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 17 September 2020

I am real sorry to read our changes impacted by Covid-19 has affected the enjoyment of your brunch experiences with us. :( I would love to know more about this, and see what we can perhaps do differently! That said, I will send you a personal note with my email address for the opportunity to connect further. -Amy

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vip23dal
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a nice Saturday evening dinner outside at Founding Farmers-Tysons. The tables are spaced far apart. There is no roof and no heaters (at least yet) so it got breezy and a bit chilly but otherwise, everything was terrific.

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SwimK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service on the slow side. Alcoholic drinks were small. Fried green tomatoes too breaded. My expensive halibut was over cooked. My friend said the beer can chicken wasn’t as good as elsewhere. Disappointed as I had heard good things about this restaurant.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 16 September 2020

I am very sorry this visit was 3/5 in every category, and sadly we missed the mark with our service, drink & food. :( We appreciate you sharing this with us and I would really love the chance to follow up about your feedback & do my best to turn this around. I will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully connect further. -Amy

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GregC
1 review