Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.5
9494 reviews
$30 and under
American
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. We also have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend Buffet 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 9494 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Disappointed that a restaurant with a bar, that serves custom made mixed drinks and soda did not have Diet Coke or any diet drink. Also disappointed that a restaurant that boasts of having a bakery does not sell any bread except for biscuits or cornbread. They also do not serve blue cheese dressing for your salad. So I bought a high priced prime rib and did not have my drink of choice, no dinner rolls and no dressing of my choice. However, in all fairness I can only complain about what I could not receive; because everything else I did receive was delicious and amazing. Not sure how often I will return because they do not cater to what I prefer; but I would and probably will return. Food great and amazingly prepared!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant. We are regulars and are always satisfied with everything.

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ClaudiaB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Wonderful service and good location in the Tysons area.

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RandyS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Don’t offer Turkey as a menu item if you can’t serve it fresh and moist. Really bad. Inedible really. Ho hum green beans. Whatever that was on the Turkey, it was not gravy. So not worth $20.

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Spill
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great - however even with a reservation we waited to be seated. Our drink orders weren't taken until 30 minutes after the reservation time. The waiter spilled both of them on our table and didn't clean them up.

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vipWashingtonianFoodie
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was our first time in 15 months eating out as a family to celebrate my birthday. Not a great experience - my salad never came, my fish of the day was average. My husband got the steak and enchiladas, he enjoyed his meal, and my son got a hotdog that was larger than him. The fact that there is no kids menu is a little nuts. They didn’t have kettle corn and that was the one thing my son wanted. We also ordered two cocktails that were also just okay. Also I noted to my husband that I thought the dishes weren’t very clean.

Don’t think we will be back - it is too bad, we really enjoyed Founding Farmers pre pandemic. It was a waste of $100+

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BarushB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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vipFoodventurous
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First visit today for lunch - great vibe and lots of people dining in. Adjacent parking garage is nice with 2-hr validation. NOT in the Tyson's mall - which is also nice as it makes it easier to find/get to. Food was delicious and very fresh! The brie appetizer was a lot bigger than expected, and perfect for sharing with a group of 4-5. Gnocchi was great as was the shrimp risotto. Scallops also very good. Daniel was our server, and he was terrific. Would have given 5 stars on service except we accidentally received two entrees that were not correct (order entry error like a typo). Of course, Founding Farmers made good on the order, and we were lucky to have two extra entrees to take home. Highly recommend this place, will definitely be back!

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vipGuyW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overrated. Too many menu choices versus having fewer selections but the dishes and presentation are outstanding. Parts of the restaurant where the individual dining booths are located are so dim that we had to use the iphone flashlight to read the menu. This is not my first time dining there. The restaurant has a captive market because of the location and nearby corporations who are a walking distance away. I miss Clydes Tysons Corner.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry our ambience & dishes ordered failed to measure up. :( I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the disappointment you left with- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location to connect further. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Vegetables & related items are good. I would encourage them to increase more vegetarian items besides salads.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite family restaurant of ours. We love to get the cornbread, biscuits, deviled eggs, and seven-cheese macaroni and cheese as appetizers. All of our entrees were delicious and I noticed several new items on the menu from the last time we dined here. We also had some fun cocktails and really enjoyed them. Founding Farmers remains a favorite of ours and I’d highly recommend!

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JessicaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We are always thankful for a restaurant with vegetarian and vegan options! We enjoyed fried green tomatoes and Brie for a starter. We did order a salad for the table to share, and the server did place the order, but it was never brought to the table. We did mention the salad to the food runner, but it still was not delivered. No matter as the meals were plenty! My son enjoyed a cheeseburger and fries and my husband and I split the cauliflower with vegan mashed potatoes and the roasted vegetable sandwich. The sandwich was heavenly and the veggies perfectly marinated. We would have liked the vegan mashed to be a bit more flavorful and creamy (they were a bit dry) and the cauliflower lacked seasoning as well. Chocolate cheesecake for dessert was a lovely end to the meal. Service was fine and we thought the restaurant was warm and inviting.

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DianaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall, a very pleasant dining experience. The wait staff was friendly and worked very hard. Unfortunately they seemed quite understaffed for Fathers Day and as a result service was very, very slow. Food was great. Everybody was pleased with their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service2ambience5

The server was new and not great. The food took a long time to come and the cornbread was awful. The entrees and dessert were wonderful.

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SharonC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very nice . Would definitely visit again.

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CortneyK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! I came alone on father day day brunch, and was treated with respect and genuineness. Food was amazing

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded a day ago

Awww! Thank you, Cortney for sharing this with us. It meant a lot to us to have you join us, and we already look forward to welcoming you back again soon! -Amy

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vipMichaelG
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! So happy the Sunday Brunch buffet is back!!

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MariaP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very good even though the waiter had many tables to cover. Food was nicely prepped. The chicken salad was very good, as well as the shrimp. The burger and farmers salad very nice. The soup of the day veg barley was kind of bland

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Gdjdjdjdjd
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Waiting time was long. Waiter was not serving it on time

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

Bummer. :( We're so sorry for the slow-paced service this time, and feel badly we kept you waiting! This said, I would love to have a hand in turning this around and please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Amy

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NinoDarling
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

While the graduate and I did not like our food everyone else did. I will say it was our choice in dishes. We've eaten here before for brunch and it was AMAZING. My daughter had the steak and shrimp and I had the stuffed pork chops. However the appetizers we ate were delicious (the dip and wings were a hit). The atmosphere is wonderful. They were able to accommodate our party of 12 even though we were late. I plan to return and this location is better than the DC location.

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SaraC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Will definitely revisit.

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VerS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Founding Farmers, the pasta I got was amazing really delicious. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Before the pandemic, Founding Farmer’s had usually been pretty reliable in terms of food quality and with a good atmosphere. A nice place to have dinner after work or even a special occasion. This is now my third time back since the pandemic and the food is, quite simply, has not been good any of those times. So disappointing. The deviled eggs weren’t deviled eggs - they were uninspired egg salad in a boiled egg. Weird. The wine was pretty average quality but really overpriced for the quality. The fries were dry, cold, burned and soggy. Tasted like they had been made the day before. And the plates were mostly a mess to look at so very little attention to the presentation of the food. The service was the only bright spot. Overall, this was a really disappointing meal and totally not worth the expense. I hope things improve as I hate to take this out of my limited rotation here in the Tyson’s area, but I probably will for a while to come and hope that something changes for the better.

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AntoinetteJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy with our seating. Noise level there was very low.

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LRWhite
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch had a nice selection of food. We arrived only 30 min before it ended so missed out on some things i think. Ordered pancakes from menu and they were cold and small. 😞 But, french toast hit the spot! Shrimp and grits were awesome! Great customer service - we were a little late but they were accommodating! Recommend arriving before 1 pm!!! I will be back!!

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A123
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and hostess were friendly and welcoming. We were given different seating to accommodate our party which was great and our waitress Brittany was wonderful. She was friendly and attentive

MC
vipMeghanC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and lovely dining experience…our group was so thrilled with brunch! Even the kids were still talking about the donuts the next day. Big winner items were the fried chicken, salad options, shrimp and grits were amazing, and the fried green tomatoes were exceptionally well prepared!

Thank you for a lovely experience, we are thrilled to see Founding Farmers back in action!