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Founding Farmers - DC

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$30 and under
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American

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Across all of our restaurants, we are 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. Our restaurant kitchens will keep making food for you and your family, and we’ll be sure to get it to you however we can safely.

CURBSIDE PICK UP & DELIVERY 11am – 8pm

Curbside Pick Up: ORDER ONLINE WeAreFoundingFarmers.com/Ourkitchensareopen

Delivery: $0 Delivery Fee on DoorDash and UberEats.

We are offering 25% off Farmers Restaurant Group gift cards. Your purchase of gift cards now will help us continue to serve you. We appreciate your support.

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
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 29253 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJusKit
London
40 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

This restaurant is my go to place for out of town guests. My nephew and his fiancée were in town for work so of course I suggested founding farmers. I was so disappointed. This is the most disappointing meal I have had in years. I think they are really feeling the effects of COVID-19. I had the Reuben sandwich and a side of fries. The majority of the sandwich was made up of the coleslaw ; very little meat. And my french fries were cold. My son had the steak Frites and the steak was so small. Our meal with tip was about $200. I don’t mind paying the price for a good meal but this was ridiculous. I will not be coming back anytime soon.

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ChristianYoo
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was great! Waiting staff checked in regularly and the food came out in a timely manner! Would definitely come back to try the rest of the menu!

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vipGaines1
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have had breakfast here 3 times in the last 6 days.
We plan to return tomorrow.
It’s so very very good!!

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MikeK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ate outside which is across from the Mexican Embassy. The ambiance and noise lower rating was due to be on the Sidewallk by the street. The breakfast food at Founding Farmers' was fantastic as was the service. They did a great job ensuring social distancing and I felt very safe eating there.

This was a great experience meeting and catching up with my brother for breakfast.

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vipSarahmuseme
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

I’ve been here several times before, all amazing. This time, the food was awful, most of it not just some of it. The servers were confused, served things not ordered on the side cause that’s what they had, didn’t ask if I’d like to change it - I wouldn’t have ordered it. No consideration. I got a short rib smothered in sugary BBQ sauce, 7 cheese Mac and cheese - that tasted like plain noodles, not even a sprinkle of salt. Sides were cold, plate was burning like they microwaved my short rib. Really disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent. Friendly and patient. Sitting outside was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was good. The service was excellent!! Our server, Amber, went above and beyond! It was our first time there and she made great suggestions for food and drinks. Our grandson was with us and she was extremely sweet to him. Made sure that all three of us were taken care of very well. We would absolutely recommend this restaurant, and if you are lucky enough to have Amber as your server, you will have a great dining experience as well!

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vipDnai
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was quite impressed with the amount of seating they were able to add outside.

Our server was very pleasant and service was quick.

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SWVAnne
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The food was subpar, unimpressive, properly executed and lacked taste. We booked this rest because of the many 5 star reviews and the many “best of” lists in appeared on. Maybe due to COVID it has experienced difficulty keeping good employees. I’m not sure but I’ve better food at chain restaurants. The service was slow and almost non-existent. Our waiter was
not even in sight most of the time we were at the restaurant. They brought water in a milk bottle to the table after a long time of sitting that was hot. They didn’t provide ice until we ordered soda which was brought in a can. We tried all the recommended dishes. Beignets, Peanut Butter Toast, Steak and Eggs, Benedict and French Toast. The French press coffee was bitter and the orange juice tasted like Tang. VERY DISAPPOINTED. Will never go here again.

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JamesK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First, considering we’re in the middle of a pandemic I wanted to say how amazed I was with this operation.

I arrived at 9:00 with an intense line but all pre registered to be seated through the various reservation options. I was seated at 9:10. Amazing system in place to get everyone seated.

Server was Excellent. Professional and attending.

Food was Excellent. Kitchen was able to deliver in a timely manner, considering the first seat rush. I was amazed how they handled the volume and delivered the food within a very reasonable wait period.

I have nothing bad to say about this establishment and it’s staff. Very professional and on point.

Amazing to watch.

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CambridgeMilly
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Curtis was very good.

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vipJason
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

We had to wait 20 minutes despite having a reservation and the host was very nonchalant about our way and rather indifferent. That part was truly disappointing. Our waitress was great. It was good but not great. Next time I’m in that area, I will look for another restaurant

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Oh gosh! I am real sorry, Jason to read we got off on the wrong foot this time. :( I would love the chance to turn this around- as well as your choice to look for an alternative restaurant when next in town. :( That said, I will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy

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CindyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing!!!! SO yummy!! I went two nights in a row!!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

WOW! We are so flattered and appreciate you joining us! :) Thank you and we hope to have you back for a third visit sometime soon. :) -Amy

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KathleenH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The hotel we stayed at recommended Founding Farmers and we ended up eating there for breakfast and dinner we enjoyed it so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jeff our server was awesome! Food was delicious!

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Foodlover
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Usually enjoy this restaurant, but my Crabcake Benedict has heavy on English muffin and super light on Crabcake. I’ve had better. Appetizer was beignets or their version. It was mediocre and it came out after the entree. Seems like the kitchen is working out kinks, which is understandable with covid. Server was great!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Foodlover- many thanks for taking the time to share this feedback with our team. I am so sorry to read the dishes ordered both left something to be desired in one way or another. :/ We appreciate you letting us know and our Culinary Team will surely look into what you described. That said, we are super hopeful you'll give us another try sometime, and please call us anytime for a reservation: 202-822-8783. -Amy

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JacquelineJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meet up with friends for breakfast. We reserved outdoor seating for four but because of the rain, asked to be seated indoors instead and were told it would be a thirty minute wait. We were fine with waiting. However, we were sat in about ten minutes. Jose was friendly and rendered fantastic service. Great first impression for one friend who was dining at FF for the first time. She even ordered two meals to go for her family. Third time there in one month and I was not disappointed. Looking forward to the next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Our server was really sad but our food was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was phenomenal. Server was amazing and the food. The whole evening. Will be one of my to go to places. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A-mazing!!!!! In DC for 2 days. Looked in open table to get a reservation for dinner. Founding Farmers did not disappoint! The Mac and cheese was to die for. And the in house vodka was better than Tito’s IMO. I will be back the next time I was in town.

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Sally
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I know it's due to COVID-19, but the prices were higher. I will return after COVID-19.

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SudeepK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Tried it again , did not work out. They should probably re name this place as Wendy's or Arby's , waste of time and waste of money.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

I am real sorry, SudeepK to read your return visit "did not work out". :( I would love to know exactly what happened, and will send you a direct msg with my email address. I really hope to connect and make whatever went wrong right! -Amy

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vipTheresaM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

They are strictly enforcing Covid guidelines, which made us very comfortable and relaxed so that we could enjoy our meal and each other. Tables are sufficiently spaced and staff are well-trained.

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cd62
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Doing a great job with service during COVID. Food is always great and that has not changed!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much! We really appreciate it and look forward to having you back soon. :) -Amy

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MagdaM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Chilly day for outdoor seating but best option during COVID-19. Restaurant would do well to invest in area-heaters for outdoor diners' comfort.

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Skywalker1640
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been there twice and got the Country Fried Steak both times. I want to try some of their other options but the CFS is just so good.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

YUMMMM! We definitely agree that our CFS can't be beat! :) Thank you for sharing this with us and have a great rest of your week! -Amy

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JacquelineJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed outdoor dining with great social distancing. Didn’t feel rushed as my husband and I caught up with friends we had not seen in months. It was their first time at FF and they enjoyed their meals. My husband and I as well. We were hoping to sit in Andre’s section as he provided outstanding service last time we were there but he wasn’t there when we arrived for our 2pm reservation. We didn’t leave until after 5:30! And we weren’t given any side eyes for taking up the table for all that time. It was a delightful experience. I’m looking forward to the next time...which is scheduled for this coming weekend for breakfast with my girlfriends. Their first experience too. I’m sure it will be a blast.

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TieraT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food2Service4Ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been trying to book brunch here for a while now and finally made it. I loved the food!!

The only thing I will add is that I got turned away at the door for a table for 2 but was able to make a reservation on OpenTable with no issue. They mentioned they were booked for the day but that wasn’t reflected on OpenTable. It could be that the hostess didn’t care to check which didn’t sit right with me. Overall, the food is amazing and the staff is too. I would just make sure you have a reservation and if you get turned away, check OpenTable to be sure 😉 Happy Brunching!

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vipWeekendFoodie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We shared the brisket hash and Bourbon French Toast...thoroughly enjoyed it!

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NotAFoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Extensive, diverse menu. Excellent food and presentation. The service is very good generally, but a little slow this time - probably due to being extended outside during pandemic, far away from the bar and kitchen. Good experience overall. I recommend.

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious...it was like eating Sunday Dinner on a Saturday night 😋

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 22 September 2020

Aww! This is truly wonderful and thank you so much for sharing your kind praise with our team. :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food and our server was excellent . All of our server’s recommendations were spot on . We loved everything but especially the pimento cheese and chips and the beignets and ice cream .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was plentiful but average. We sat outside. The weather invites heat lamps, but they were not being used.

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Carolina
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

The food was ok. The deviled eggs had a lot of onions on it, the Mac & cheese was bland but the ribs, chicken and green beans were delicious.

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AnjanetteP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this chain of restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Andre our server was amazing! First time dining there and he made sure we enjoyed ourselves, the drinks and of course the food! We will be back!

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vipPhyB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing time! We were a big party and while still following CDC guidelines they accommodated us together, at two tables outside. The food was PERFECT and our server Jose was great too

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EstelaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made a reservation online and were pleased with how easy it was. When we arrived we were seated right away. They were very nice from beginning to end. One of the host was especially sweet to my 1 year old and made it a point to make her smile and we loved that. I wish I would have caught his name. Overall a great experience we will definitely be going back with my family.

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TrinRu
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot for breakfast. The cornpie is amazing!!! Will definitely be back!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 20 September 2020

Hooray! Thank you so much and we hope to have you back for another great meal soon. :) -Amy

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Founding Farmers - DC does offer 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 4.5 stars by 29253 OpenTable diners.

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